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Walls rising up…

Monday October 26, 2020

One of the most significant events on a college campus is commencement and the celebratory recognition of a young person’s accomplishment of the completion of their degree. Another of the more exciting aspects of campus life is seeing the landscape improve and change. Whether this takes place in the form of renovation or new construction, facility improvements are vital to ...

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Moving forward through COVID

Monday October 12, 2020

We’ve been extraordinarily fortunate at VCSU to have seen minimal cases of COVID-19 on our campus. Weekly testing events continue, and the number of active cases, as of this writing, is three — one off-campus and two on-campus. While the trends and numbers of active cases have been kept to a minimum, we stress to our students, faculty and staff ...

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Celebrating fall semester successes

Monday September 28, 2020

As we complete our sixth week of classes, I’d like to take some time to share three meaningful successes we’ve experienced this semester. We all have seen the impact of COVID-19 on our society — whether in the health care sector, business operations, long-term care facilities, or education, all areas have adjusted to continue operations in as effective, safe, and normal ...

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New faculty bring unique skills and experiences to campus

Thursday September 3, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! We’re very excited to welcome nine new faculty members to the VCSU ranks this fall. Although physical distancing has slowed our introductions, I trust that you will join me in welcoming this highly qualified, diverse group of educators to the campus and Valley City community. They’re excited to be here, and we look forward ...

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Moving in and moving forward

Friday August 21, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! What an exciting and energizing week we had last week at VCSU! We began by welcoming new faculty and staff to campus and introducing them to our campus community. This annual Welcome Week provides an opportunity for new faculty and staff to learn more about the institution and their colleagues, and to begin to ...

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Anything but normal

Friday August 7, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As we continue to plan and anticipate welcoming faculty, staff and students back to campus in a few short weeks, I’d like to share some personal perspectives on the appreciation I have for our entire campus and Valley City community for the incredible efforts to collaborate and assemble a plan focused on preserving the ...

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Classes and COVID

Friday July 24, 2020

Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs Our goals at VCSU this fall are clear: Keep the campus healthy. Provide a high-quality, accessible education. And, as much as reasonably possible, provide a personal, face-to-face experience where students can flourish. VCSU officials have been working with City-County Health officials and within CDC and North Dakota Department of Health guidelines to ...

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Planning, activities, and collaboration

Friday July 10, 2020

Alan LaFave, D.M.A Greetings from Valley City State University! Many outside higher education might think that the summer months on a college campus are slower paced, but folks on the inside know better. While the atmosphere is certainly different this summer on campus without students, faculty, camps and in-person workshops, we are moving forward at an increased pace with a ...

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Groundbreaking for the Center for the Arts

Friday June 26, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! We celebrated a major milestone in the history of VCSU this past week — the official groundbreaking for the Center for the Arts. We were so pleased to be joined by faculty, staff, students, local and state leaders, and friends of the university, along with representatives from HGA Architects, JE Dunn Construction and Strata ...

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Opening campus this fall

Monday June 15, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As you might imagine, the most frequent question I’m asked these days is whether or not VCSU will be opening this fall and resuming face-to-face instruction. I am very pleased to enthusiastically answer with a resounding yes! In response to the pandemic, our campus Emergency Management Team is meeting twice weekly to complete our ...

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