STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010
Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Educators gather to discuss STEM
BISMARCKProviding students with quality science, technology, engineering and math education is critically important to the long-term future of North Dakota, the president of Valley City State Universi... Posted on 8/23/10 at 4:21 PM
STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN SPORTS JC football team keeps on rolling
The Jamestown College football team ended a 5-0 October with a 38-19 win over Valley City State on Saturday at Lokken Field.
Mike Beehler threw for 259 yards, Max Boe caught two more touchdowns as the... Posted on 10/31/09 at 1:18 PM
Valley City State University has announced that is final fall semester headcount of 1,285, a 19 percent increase over the final fall headcount of 1,083 last year and the largest since 1970. Final new freshman headcount at VCSU is 220, a 42 percent increase over last year and the largest since 1988. Residence halls are filled to their highest level since 2000.
Jessica Moritz, daughter of David and Brenda Moritz, Jamestown, has been awarded a Valley City (N.D.) State University Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Jessica Moritz will graduate from Jamestown High School in 2010.
Cindy Zahn, assistant professor in the School of Education and Graduate Studies at Valley City State University, Valley City, N.D., has been awarded a doctorate in occupational and adult education from North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Valley City State University, Valley City, N.D., earned the No. 2 spot among the top public baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. This marks the 12th year in a row that VCSU has been included in the U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings, and is an improvement over its No. 4 ranking last year. VCSU is the highest ranked college in North Dakota or Minnesota in this category.
The Valley City State University Student Senate named Jamie Wirth “Teacher of the Year.” The award is given annually to a professor who shows dedication to the students of VCSU through innovative teaching methods and continued professional development both inside and outside of the classroom.
VCSU Viking head women’s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced the signing of Jamestown’s Kristi Meikle to a Dakota Athletic Conference letter of intent.
Meikle, a 5-foot-9 guard, was an All-West Region selection averaging 11.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.0 spg for a Blue Jay team that finished as consolation champs at the 2009 North Dakota State Tournament. Her 11.7 points was second on the team and ninth in the West, while her 36.1 percent from the arc ranked eighth in the league.
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Valley City State University’s 117th commencement exercises scheduled for 10 a.m. May 16 in Vangstad Auditorium on the VCSU campus.
“Valley City State University has earned a reputation as a great institution, and I was honored to receive an invitation to deliver a commencement address there,” Dorgan said.
Valley City State University President Steve Shirley says the school has rebuilt most of its online network after moving to higher ground to escape flooding, and is preparing to start online classes next week.
Shirley said it’s a chance to show how the school of about 1,000 students, known as a “laptop” university, is making the most of technology.
With the Sheyenne River still rising, and a voluntary evacuation in place for half the community, Valley City State University cancelled the remainder of its spring sports season on Wednesday.
With President Steven Shirley deciding to close down the campus for the rest of the spring semester, athletic director B.J. Pumroy said bringing student athletes back into town, while some folks flee from their homes, just didn’t make sense.
A combination of piano and voices will greet the audience in Valley City State University’s Vang-stad Auditorium in Valley City on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., as Jimmy Martin and Dee Noah take the stage to offer cabaret music.
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