This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Becker selected for Clarinetfest performance this summer
• Stricklin named ‘Difference Maker’
• Hoeper and Wittenburg named ‘Student Employee of the Month’
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter is published every Monday. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 3 p.m. the Friday before publication.

Becker selected for Clarinetfest performance this summer

Becker selected for Clarinetfest performance this summer
Daniel Becker, DMA, assistant professor of music, has been accepted to perform at Clarinetfest 2019, the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association. Becker's interest in the music of women composers has led him to perform a lesser-known work by French composer Augusta Holmes at the conference, to be held July 24-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Stricklin named ‘Difference Maker’

Stricklin named ‘Difference Maker’
Kari Stricklin, director for student center/student activities, was presented with the “Difference Maker” award for Oct. 2018. She was nominated by facilities services.

Her nomination read, “Kari works with many members in our department. She is always very friendly to our staff and willing to work with us to overcome any issues we run in to. Not only is she great to our staff, she is amazing with the students. A lot of times Kari is here burning the midnight oil to make sure activities run smoothly and the students are taken care of.”

Congratulations, Kari!

Hoeper and Wittenburg named ‘Student Employee of the Month’

Hoeper and Wittenburg named ‘Student Employee of the Month’
Liz Hoeper, student worker for facilities services, and Marah Wittenburg, student worker for athletics, have been named “Student Employee of the Month” for Nov. 2018. Both were nominated by Diane Olson who they work with at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.

Hoeper's nomination read, “Liz Hoeper has worked for me for about 4 years. She has been here in the summer when I am gone and has planted flowers with me all over campus for the last 2 summers. Liz knows the routine of the fieldhouse and helps me keep everything under control. Thanks Liz for all your dedicated work and loyalty.”

Wittenburg's nomination read, “Marah Wittenburg has been with me for 2 years during the school year and is a delight—show her once and she has it. Marah will look for things to do—now knows the system (we have a lot of schedules to adhere to). If I say that something needs doing, we get right to it and do it right the first time. Thanks Marah for always being on time and ready to do it all.”

Congratulations, Liz and Marah!

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Men’s Basketball
Monday: VCSU 94, Oak Hills Christian College 72
The Viking men’s basketball team is now 3-7 overall. VCSU plays at Jamestown on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Valley City State’s women did not play last week. The Vikings are back home Wednesday night when they host rival University of Jamestown at 6 p.m.

Track & Field
Valley City State’s track and field teams opened the indoor season Friday with a meet at North Dakota State University. Valley City State’s men placed third out of six teams, while the Viking women were sixth out of 10 teams. Dylan Olson (men’s mile) and Alex Otto (men’s high jump) both had third-place finishes to highlight VCSU’s individual results.

Upcoming Events
Dec. 12: Women’s Basketball vs. University of Jamestown, 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: Men’s Basketball @ University of Jamestown, 4 p.m.

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

Monday, December 10
Finals Week

Tuesday, December 11
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW

Wednesday, December 12
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club
6 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. University of Jamestown, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 p.m. Barnes County Courthouse Carol Sing

Thursday, December 13
7 a.m. Optimists, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters, Student Center Norway Room
3:30 p.m. Winter Commencement, Vangstad Auditorium
8:30–10:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, December 14
Payday

Saturday, December 15
1 p.m. Public planetarium show, Rhoades Science Center 309
4 p.m. Viking men’s basketball @ University of Jamestown

Sunday, December 16

Monday, December 17

Tuesday, December 18
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW

Wednesday, December 19
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club

Thursday, December 20
7 a.m. Optimists, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters, Student Center Norway Room
7:30 p.m. Magical Medora Christmas, Vangstad Auditorium
8:30–10:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, December 21
First day of winter

Saturday, December 22

Sunday, December 23

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve
VCSU offices closed

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day
VCSU offices closed

Go to https://valleycitynd.org/calendar.php to see more events happening in and around Valley City.