The Inauguration of Steven W. Shirley
Twelfth President of Valley City State University

Monday, September 7

  • 6:00 pm International Student Event with the President (by invitation only)

Tuesday, September 8

  • 5:30 pm All Student Picnic with the President Memorial Student Center Cafeteria.
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball Match against U of M, Morris.

Wednesday, September 9

  • 9:30 am Coffee with the School of Education & Graduate Studies
  • McFarland 327 (by invitation only)
  • 3:30 pm CASS Performances in Honor of the President
  • Hosted by Division of Communication Arts & Social Science, McFarland Hall 313 (by invitation only).
  • 10:15 am Children's Story Time
  • Reading at the Valley City Public Library.
  • 6:00 pm Math, Science, and Health & Physical Education
  • Wheel Blessing for Dr. Shirley and Picnic at Medicine Wheel Park.

Thursday, September 10

  • 10:00 am Pot Luck with the President
  • Hosted by Division of Business & Information Technology, McFarland 138 (by invitation only)
  • 5:30 pm VCSU Employee Family Potluck.
  • Bring the family to enjoy fun and games, and bring a dish to pass. Burgers and Brats will be provided. Chautauqua Park.

Friday, September 11, 2009

  • 11:00 am VCSU Day Proclamation
  • Presented to President Shirley and the Campus Community by Valley City Mayor Mary Lee Nielson and the Community.
  • Campus participants will gather on the south side of the walk bridge at 11:00. Community participants will gather on the north side. Campus participants will walk across the bridge and join the community for reading of the proclamation. Everyone is welcome to join either group. (In case of inclement weather, watch for alternate location through email, KOVC Radio, or this web page.
  • 12:00 pm Special Guests Luncheon (by invitation only)
  • 1:15 pm VCSU Campus Tour
  • 3:00 pm Inauguration Ceremony, Vangstad Auditorium.
  • Reception to follow in the Memorial Student Center.
  • 5:00 pm Social
  • Sabir's Restaurant, 338 Winter Show Road.
  • 6:00 pm VCSU Scholarship Inaugural Dinner
  • Sabir's Restaurant, 338 Winter Show Road.
  • 7:00 pm Volleyball match against Dakota Wesleyan University.

Saturday, September 12

  • 1:30 pm Football game vs. Concordia College.

Office Information

Dr. Alan D. LaFave  

Executive Assistant
Rhonda Fairfield
Office Location
McFarland 216

Office Hours
Academic Year
7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
Office of the President
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072