Valley City State University campus successes

April 2, 2018

Health Services hosts Wellness Fair

VCSU Health Services, with support from Essentia Health, Sanford Health and CHI Mercy Health, hosted its annual Wellness Fair on March 7 in the Student Center. Community members received resources and services for healthier living, including free samples, health screening, fitness testing, body-composition analysis and more. VCSU’s Health Services, Athletic Training Program, Counseling Services, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Class, and Human Services and Psychology Club all exhibited at the fair, along with the Dakota College at Bottineau Nursing Program at VCSU. A number of local service providers and vendors also exhibited.


Enrollment Services offers campus tours via Skype

Enrollment Services has begun using Skype as an option for giving personalized campus tours. Instead of the traditional walking tour given to visitors, prospective students can now check out the VCSU campus from miles away. In a recent tour, VCSU students Emma Maguire, a Viking Ambassador, and Isaac Yturralde, a Viking football player from El Paso, Texas, gave a Skype tour via cell phone to a prospective student and football player, also from El Paso. The enrollment staff is excited to provide this opportunity to those who would otherwise need to travel a great distance for a tour. They’ve given a handful of Skype tours thus far and look forward to doing more.


Tyre moderates Women in Ag panel at Winter Show

Brenda Tyre, assistant professor in the VCSU Business Department, served as moderator for the Women in Ag panel discussion at the North Dakota Winter Show on March 7. The panel consisted of Val Wagner, Common Ground; Marie Hvidsten, Rural Leadership North Dakota–NDSU Extension Service; Marcy Svenningsen, former member of North Dakota Farm Service Agency State Committee and formerly with the Farmers Union; and Alecia Nord, Farm Bureau and member of the executive board of American Ag Women, North Dakota Chapter. The panel encouraged women to look at leadership roles in their communities and organizations, and discussed the busyness of people’s lives and how to balance work, community, and family obligations.