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Hotline // September 13, 2023

Sep 13, 2023

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This week’s Hotline includes the following articles:

VCSU Planetarium to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Valley City State University invites you to join us for an open house celebrating 50 years of the VCSU Planetarium, North Dakota’s only planetarium. The VCSU Planetarium is 50

The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rhoades Science Center Planetarium (Room 309). Elevator access is available through the west door of the Rhoades Science Center.

Flu clinic set for Sept. 27

City-County Health District (CCHD) will host a flu shot clinic at Valley City State University on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Student Center Skoal Room. Influenza Clinic poster

CCHD has upgraded to online registration. To register for the clinic, complete this survey by Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Upon completing the survey you will not be asked to sign up for a specific time, you can come anytime from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

A second clinic will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Skoal Room. At this clinic, CCHD will be offering influenza, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines. There will be a separate link for the October clinic which will be available at a later date.

A voucher for 3000 points will be available for employees who participate in the Dakota Wellness Program!

For any questions, please contact CCHD at 701-845-8518.



‘Why Trust Science?’ public lecture to take place Oct. 4

Why Trust Science? presented by Dr. Naomi Oreskes, world-renowned Harvard professor, will take place Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Performance Hall. The lecture is open to the public and will cover topics like CO2 storage, climate change, COVID vaccines, and more. Why Trust Science?

The event is sponsored by What in the World Is Going On? and Dr. Gilbert Kuipers, retired VCSU faculty member.

‘Eso, Eso’ art exhibit on display through Oct. 6

Join us for the VCSU Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the 2023-24 school year, featuring “Eso, Eso” by visiting artist Wendy Eggerman. Wendy is a talented potter from St. Paul, Minn. whose work focuses on straightforward forms with layered, somewhat chaotic, surfaces. Her art is a reflection of her experiences navigating the world as a Mexican-Scandinavian woman.Eso Eso art show graphic

The exhibition will run from Aug. 21 through Oct. 6. There will also be a virtual walk-through of the exhibition. Additionally, the artist talk will take place on Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Choir Room (Room 177). A reception will follow in the Center for the Arts Lobby until 5:30 pm.

2023-2024 VCSU Datebook Planner available

VCSU Datebook Planners are on sale for $5 at the Student Center Information Desk.

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VCSU Foundation/Booster Board ‘Trip raffle’ is back

The winner’s choice ‘Trip Raffle’ sponsored by the VCSU Foundation/Booster Board is back! Tickets are being sold for $20 with a chance to win a trip for 2. Only 1,000 tickets are being sold and proceeds go towards athletic scholarships. tripp raffle ticket with detailsThe winner can choose between trips to Scottsdale, Los Cabos, Napa Valley or Nashville. Runner-up drawing for 9 – $100 cash prizes. The drawing will be held on September 30, 2023 at halftime of the VCSU Vikings vs. Dickinson State football game.If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket contact or stop by the VCSU Foundation & Alumni Office ( or the VCSU Fieldhouse (

Viking sports update

The Viking volleyball team went 3-1 during its home tournament last weekend. VCSU is now 11-3 overall – the program’s best start since the 1996 season. The Vikings are receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll and start conference play Sept. 13 at Dickinson State. volleyball team celebrating

Cross Country
The Valley City State cross country teams opened the season Friday night in Moorhead at the MSUM Dragon Twilight Meet. Both Valley City State teams took eighth place out of 11 teams during the large meet. Viking senior Jasmine Barnes led the team with a 29th place finish out of 94 female runners. Read more:

Valley City State golfers Kathleen Vetter, Sydney Carlson and Grant Inniger each finished in the Top 10 at the University of Jamestown Invite, which concluded Tuesday afternoon. The field of golfers played 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday to make up the 54-hole tournament at the par-72 Jamestown Country Club. Read more:

The VCSU baseball team opened the fall season with a 5-3 win at Mayville State this past weekend. The Vikings play their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 16, hosting Dickinson State for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Upcoming Events
Sept. 13: Volleyball at Dickinson State, 7 p.m. CT
Sept. 15: Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff University, 6 p.m.
Sept. 16: Baseball vs. Dickinson State, 3/5 p.m.
Sept. 16: Football at Dakota State, 4 p.m.
Sept. 17: Softball vs. NDSCS, 12 p.m. (Scrimmage)
Sept. 18-19: Golf at VCSU Invite (Crossroads Golf Course, Carrington, N.D.)

What's happening at VCSU and around Valley City...

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Monday, August 14 – Friday, October 6
Visiting Artist Exhibit – Eso, Eso by Wendy Eggerman, Center for the Arts

Wednesday, September 13
4 p.m. Bench Dedication, City-County Health District
Recognizing Dr. James & Sharon Buhr for their contributions to public health in Barnes County and service to City-County Health District

Monday, September 18
7 p.m. Homecoming Coronation, Center for the Arts Performance Hall

Tuesday, September 19
7 p.m. Homecoming Talent Show, Center for the Arts Performance Hall

Friday, September 22
5 p.m. VCSU Homecoming Hall of Fame Social, Banquet & Ceremony, Valley City Eagles Club

Saturday, September 23
8 a.m. VCSU Homecoming Alumni Honors Breakfast, VCSU Student Center
10:30 a.m. VCSU Homecoming Parade, Downtown Valley City
2 p.m. VCSU Homecoming Football Game vs. Mayville State University, Lokken Stadium
5 p.m. VCSU Homecoming Post Game Social, Valley City Eagles Club

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