Valley City State University – Campus Successes December

December 11, 2015

Sen. Heitkamp meets with New Voices supporters at Valley City State

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp met with supporters of the John Wall New Voices Act of North Dakota on the VCSU campus on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The John Wall New Voices Act protects high school and college student journalists from direct and indirect censorship. Organized by Steven Listopad, VCSU assistant professor and director of student media, the event brought Heitkamp together with a group of more than 20 New Voices supporters in the VCSU Student Center’s Norway Room and a dozen others via video conference


N.D poet laureate Woiwode reads at VCSU

Larry Woiwode, North Dakota poet laureate, read from his works in VCSU’s Theatre 320 in McFarland Hall on Dec. 3. Woiwode read one of his poems and a selection from a novel he’s working on; he then fielded questions from the audience and did a book-signing session. Gregory Brister, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; the Lecturers and Readers Committee; and the Department of Language and Literature hosted the event


VCSU group takes plunge for Special Olympics

Fourteen members of the Valley City State University community, including student, faculty and staff, took the Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Jamestown (N.D.) Reservoir. The VCSU contingent raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics North Dakota.