Top Regional School in North Dakota for online Bachelor’s degrees and online Master’s Education degree Valley City State University (VCSU) has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the best online Bachelor’s programs and one of the best online Master’s Education programs in the nation. The U.S. News and World …
480 High School Students To Participate in Percussion and Wind Instrument Categories on Dec. 1 Valley City State University (VCSU) will host the 2022-2023 North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) Eastern Dakota Conference (EDC) contest for wind and percussion soloists. The contest begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Center for the Arts …
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21% enrollment growth over past decade Valley City, ND – Valley City State University (VCSU) has, for the fourth time in school history, a freshman class of more than 200 students. Enrollment information was released by the Office of the Registrar today. Overall enrollment at the university is 1,658 with 205 freshmen. Also included are …
Scholarships available for paraprofessionals and substitute teachers seeking a teaching license Valley City State University (VCSU) has received a $600,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to help prepare more teachers to fill critical teaching needs across the state. The grant will fund the VCSU Grow Your Own Scholarship Program. This program …
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The Valley City Seven Alumni will be honored during the Valley City State University Alumni Association 2022 Homecoming celebration scheduled September 16 & 17. On Saturday morning, an all-Alumni Honors Breakfast will be held at the VCSU Student Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Honors Breakfast provides the VCSU Alumni Association with an opportunity to …
25th consecutive year VCSU has been ranked by the publication Valley City State University (VCSU) today announced it has been ranked as the top regional public college in North Dakota by U.S. News and World Report. The 2023 U.S. News Best Colleges report was released this morning. VCSU has been ranked for 25 consecutive years. …
Valley City State University (VCSU) today announced Erica Buchholz will serve as the next Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA). Buchholz was appointed as an interim in this position earlier this year. “Erica is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” VCSU President Alan LaFave said. “We are fortunate to have her skills and perspective …
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The Valley City State University Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) hosted students on campus for INSTEM Academy sessions June 5-9 and June 19-23. A total of 38 students from New Town Public Schools and Eight Mile School District in Trenton, N.D. participated in a wide variety of STEM classroom and lab experiences taught by …
Valley City State University is excited to partner with Summer Nights on Central to host the first annual Summer Vikes on Central event on September 8 featuring live music by Slamabama. This event will welcome incoming and current VCSU students to Valley City and introduce them to local businesses and community members in a fun …
Ribbon Cutting event begins at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21 Valley City, ND – Valley City State University will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the new Center for the Arts. The ribbon cutting event will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21, and will include a short program, musical performance, …
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Valley City State University hosted the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad for teams of high school and middle school students on Thursday, March 24. Approximately 300 students from 24 different schools competed. The students participated in a variety of events including Ping Pong Parachute, Experimental Design, Crimebusters and Ornithology. In total, there were 21 events …
Valley City State University hosted the Valley City Regional Science Olympiad for teams of high school and middle school students on Thursday, March 24. Approximately 300 students from 24 different schools competed. The students participated in a variety of events including Ping Pong Parachute, Experimental Design, Crimebusters and Ornithology. There were a total of 21 …
Total headcount of 1,660 students for spring semester Valley City, ND – Valley City State University has set a spring enrollment record for the seventh consecutive year with 1,660 total students enrolled. This includes 1,509 undergraduate students and 151 graduate students. In the past 10 years, enrollment has increased by more than 350 students. Last …
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VCSU “Healthy, Forward-looking Culture” Noted by the Review Team Valley City State University (VCSU) has officially been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The accreditation follows a comprehensive evaluation by the HLC that included a review of VCSU policies, procedures and documents. The process also included an in-person, on-campus visit with HLC officials late …
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Burgad brings more than 30 years of experience in the field Valley City State University (VCSU) is pleased to welcome Dr. Allen Burgad on campus as the new Dean of the Department of Education. Burgad is a 1989 graduate of VCSU and a member of the Hall of Fame 1988 football team. He has served …
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The VCSU Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host an open house for the new Center for Equity and Inclusion on Sept. 15. The event will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. in McFarland 131. The center is located next to the new Office for Diversity and Inclusion in McFarland 132. The Center for …
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Campaign to Enhance Facilities and Scholarships for Students Valley City, ND – Valley City State University (VCSU) will officially launch the Forward Together Capital Campaign at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. All members of the community and members of the media are invited to attend. The event will be …
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Valley City State University is establishing a VCSU Coaches Hall of Fame with the intent of honoring alumni who have went on to successful and impactful coaching careers. Inductees to the VCSU Coaches Hall of Fame will receive the Osmon Icon Award, which is named in recognition of longtime coach and athletic director Bill Osmon for […]
The 26th annual Valley City State University Scholarship Auction will be held Friday, May 21, at the Valley City Eagles Club. The cancellation of last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic inspired the “Better Together” theme for this year’s event. Attendees are encouraged to dress in VCSU attire to show their true Viking pride. […]
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Valley City State University has announced plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony on May 15, 2021. It is VCSU’s first in-person commencement ceremony since December 2019. Both the May 2020 and December 2020 commencements were virtual events due to COVID-19 precautions. “While we are still finalizing specific details, it is with great excitement that […]
Valley City State University has the top ranked elementary education program in the nation according to rankings recently released by Study.com. VCSU leads the list of the Best Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Degree Programs compiled at Study.com. The rankings list 50 schools nationwide, including several universities in the Midwest. “We’re very proud of the students, […]
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Valley City State University President Alan LaFave has announced the appointment of Dr. Erin Klingenberg to Interim Dean of Student Affairs. The longtime director of counseling services at VCSU, Klingenberg assumes her new responsibilities immediately. “Dr. Klingenberg brings extensive experience to this position and is a very positive advocate for our students and programming in […]
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Valley City State University has set spring enrollment records for the sixth consecutive year, according to official spring term 2021 numbers released Tuesday by the university. VCSU reports a total headcount of 1,632 students this spring, including 1,501 undergraduates and 131 graduate students. Both the total headcount and undergraduate headcount are spring enrollment records, surpassing […]
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Valley City State University’s online master’s in education and bachelor’s programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Online Programs rankings. In the 2021 national rankings of degree-granting online programs, Valley City State’s online master’s programs in education were ranked 142nd of 296 schools, and the online bachelor’s programs at […]
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Valley City State University announced today that the university has been granted renewal of accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The renewal of membership and accreditation approved by the NASM Commission on Accreditation confirms that VCSU’s music programs and instruction meet or exceed the national standards set forth by the NASM. […]
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Valley City State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 17, to honor its graduating class during the 2020 fall semester. VCSU will recognize 95 graduates – 81 will receive bachelor’s degrees and 14 will receive master’s degrees. The VCSU virtual ceremony will play on the university’s YouTube channel at 7 p.m. […]
Valley City State University’s Larry Robinson has been named the Respected Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northern Plains Chapter. Robinson, the executive director for advancement at VCSU, received the award during a virtual National Philanthropy Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12. Robinson was one of two North Dakota recipients […]
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Valley City State University has been ranked fourth among public regional colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report in its “2021 U.S. News Best Colleges” guidebook. VCSU has now appeared in the U.S. News “Best College” rankings for 23 consecutive years, and the university has been ranked in the top five Midwest […]
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During this challenging year, the Valley City State University Foundation and Alumni Office continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to make decisions regarding events, gatherings and meetings based on university, state and national guidelines, while keeping the health and safety of the campus community, alumni, friends and the Valley City community in mind. As a […]
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COVID-19 TRAVEL HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES ADDED TO VCSU SOP University-sponsored travel for employees and students will follow the Viking Safety Level guidelines as well as those issued by the CDC and the State of North Dakota. VCSU’s travel guidelines are subject to change and may be stricter at times to ensure the health and safety […]
This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles: • Welcome Week • COVID-19 testing on campus Thursday • Baughman attends APA virtual conference • VanHorn presents in Iowa Communication Association speaker series • Website updates • Face coverings on campus • Free Care19 Alert app available • Coronavirus updates • What’s happening at VCSU and around […]
VCSU faculty members Diane Burr, Julee Russell and Shannon VanHorn presented at the BbWorld 20 conference on July 21. The annual conference for members of the Blackboard community, this year’s conference was themed ”Galaxy of Learning: Blast Off to the Future of Education.” Burr, Russell and VanHorn’s session — “Universal Access: It’s the Right Thing To […]
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Kanae Haneishi, Ed.D., a new member of the VCSU Kinesiology and Human Performance Department at VCSU, presented at SHEE-TALKS – the Women’s Sports Virtual Conference 2020 – held Aug. 1-2. Hosted by the SHEEROSE Welfare Foundation in India, the conference featured 17 sessions and attracted 10,000-plus participants worldwide. Haneishi spoke about networking and mentoring […]
This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles: • President’s column: Anything but normal • COVID-19 testing on campus Thursday • No planetarium shows this fall • Burr, Russell and VanHorn present at BbWorld 20 conference • Haneishi presents at SHEE-TALKS conference • Coronavirus updates • What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City… The VCSU […]
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 […]
REMINDER: COVID-19 safety signs are available to order COVID-related signage is available to order by following this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kaA37Ka55UeY0JA9SkGSA2lhCHE49fNAovAkHne4y9NUMkwyRFhaTlE1RkxRMURJSTJEUVY2R1FOVy4u *Please indicate the quantity of each sign you would like printed and if you would like the sign laminated. Please allow time for printing, cutting, and delivery. Thank you, VCSU Safety Office
VCSU COVID-19 Testing Dates Good morning, Valley City State University has coordinated with City County Health District to provide 3 testing dates for VCSU students and employees. All testing events will be drive through events located at the Lokken Stadium parking lot. Preregister at this site before attending any testing event. If you have already […]
Testing event this week City County Health will be hosting a Community wide COVID-19 testing event on Wednesday, August 5th from 4pm to 5:30 pm at the Lokken Stadium parking lot. VCSU employees and students are welcome to attend this event. There will be 200 tests available. If you plan to attend, please preregister at: […]
Facilities Services COVID-19 Plan The VCSU Facilities Services Department has developed campus-wide, COVID-19 mitigation measures supporting VCSU’s COVID-19 Safe Operating Procedures. Items such as building maintenance, cleaning and sanitation, increased air filtration and other building operations will play an important and complementary role in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19: Facilities Unit Plan provides […]
VCSU Class Attendance during Fall 2020 VCSU Campus Students: As you plan to return to campus this fall, you are likely wondering what your classes will look like, and how we’ll manage things if someone is sick or otherwise unable to attend classes. Please see the flyer below (also attached), along with the message (attached) […]
VCSU Campus Restart Dear students, As we move closer to beginning fall semester, I’d like to share some information about what to expect on campus when we restart. Please take a few minutes to watch my video message below. We look forward to seeing you soon. Go Vikings! (Watch the video at this link — […]
SBHE resolution regarding face coverings Good afternoon everyone! I am passing along the resolution passed by the State Board of Higher Education at yesterday’s meeting. This resolution helped guide our most recent COVID-19 health and safety update. Resolution in Support of Mask Policies I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing, rejuvenating, and healthy summer! […]
Coronavirus Meeting and Event Guide VCSU recognizes the positive impact of social engagement and participation in campus activities. VCSU will strive to provide students, faculty, staff and campus visitors with opportunities to engage in campus events outside the classroom while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Given the fluid nature of COVID-19, event plans may need […]
COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates & Resources for Campus Operations We here at Valley City State University are preparing for the safe return of faculty, staff and students to campus for the fall semester. To assist in monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, VCSU is implementing the Viking Safety Levels. The Viking Safety Level serves as […]
REMINDER: Free COVID-29 Testing Event: TODAY This is a reminder of the free testing event described below. (See previous Coronavirus Campus Communication post for details) Please note: if it works best with your schedule, you can have the test done during work hours. Also, after the test there is no need to quarantine. VCSU Safety […]
COVID-19 Signage Print Request The COVID-related signage has been updated and is available to order by following this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kaA37Ka55UeY0JA9SkGSA2lhCHE49fNAovAkHne4y9NUMkwyRFhaTlE1RkxRMURJSTJEUVY2R1FOVy4u Please indicate the quantity of each sign you would like printed and if you would like the sign laminated. We would like to do a bulk order, so please respond by NOON on FRIDAY, July […]