Category Archives: Valley City State University

Valley City State University Campus Successes

Tufte to serve as staff adviser for State Board of Higher Education: Emma Tufte, administrative and assessment assistant in VCSU’s School of Education and Graduate Studies, has been elected as staff adviser to the State Board of Higher Education beginning July 1, 2015. Tufte currently serves as president of the North Dakota State Staff Senate, […]

Valley City State University Legislative Priorities

Proposed VCSU Capital Projects Valley City State University has urgent needs for two capital projects: to construct a new Communication and Fine Arts Building and to replace an outdated, inadequate Campus Heating Plant. The new Communication and Fine Arts Building will replace Foss Music Hall, an impediment to permanent flood protection along the Sheyenne River. […]

VCSU’s online programs ranked high in quality, value

VCSU’s online programs ranked high in quality, value VCSU’s online Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program concentrations in technology and education, teaching and technology, and library and information technologies were ranked No. 6 in’s annual “Best Value” rankings for online Master’s in Educational Technology degree programs based on cost, quality and accreditation. Affordable Colleges Online […]

VCSU Rhoades Science Center earns design award

Rhoades Science Center earns design award VCSU’s Rhoades Science Center is one of three projects by JLG Architects named to the 2014 Architectural Portfolio of American School & University magazine. Rhoades received recognition in the category of Outstanding Design: Post-Secondary Facilities category. The projects will be featured in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. […]

U.S. News again ranks VCSU No. 2 among public regional colleges in Midwest

U.S. News again ranks VCSU No. 2 among public regional colleges in Midwest VCSU was ranked No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest in the 2015 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges. VCSU held the same position in the 2014 U.S. News rankings. For six consecutive years, VCSU has been ranked either […]

VCSU’s Prairie Waters Center Receives Grant for High School Wetlands Program

Eleven join VCSU faculty Eleven new full-time instructors have joined the VCSU faculty this fall, including Sharon Bratrud, M.S., AT, LAT, assistant professor and athletic training clinical coordinator; Luis da Vinha, Ph.D., assistant professor of geography; Karri Dieken, MFA, assistant professor of art; Rachelle Hunt, M.Ed., AT, LAT, assistant professor and athletic training program director; […]

VCSU Professor receives Blackboard award for online course

Professor Burr receives Blackboard award for online course Diane Burr, VCSU professor of health and physical education, was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course. Burr was recognized for her online Introduction to Physical Education course at VCSU. She will be honored at Blackboard’s annual user conference in Las Vegas, Nev., […]

Dahlberg named VCSU interim president

Dr. Dahlberg named VCSU interim president Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, has been appointed VCSU interim president by the SBHE. Dahlberg will begin serving as interim president on July 1, 2014, succeeding current VCSU president Steven W. Shirley, who has been appointed president of Minot State University. […]

NDUS names Valley City State University presidential search committee

The North Dakota University System (NDUS) named the members of a Presidential Search Committee to identify candidates for the position of president of Valley City State University (VCSU), Valley City, N.D. Dr. Steven W. Shirley, current VCSU president, will be taking over as Minot State University president in July 2014. The Committee is chaired by […]

VCSU students shoot film with Hollywood actor

Freshman honor society inducts 34 new members – 34 freshmen VCSU’s chapter of Alpha Delta Lambda, the national honor society for first-year students, inducted 34 freshmen into the society Sunday, March 9. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and rank in the top 20 percent of their class during their first […]

Library and Information Technologies program at VCSU earns national recognition

VCSU President Shirley named next president of MiSU – VCSU President Steven W. Shirley has been named the next president of Minot State University by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). Shirley, who began his presidency at VCSU in July 2008, will begin his work at Minot State by July 1, 2014. The SBHE […]

VCSU sets spring semester student enrollment records

VCSU has set spring-semester student-enrollment records with a headcount of 1,341 students and a full-time equivalent (FTE) of 956. Since 2009, VCSU’s spring headcount numbers have grown from 959 to 1,341, a 40 percent increase. Similarly, FTE over the same period has increased from 767 to 956, a 25 percent increase.  VCSU students Amelia Brown […]

VCSU Foundation Receives Largest Gift in University History

The VCSU Foundation has received a $2.5 million gift—the largest in VCSU history—from the estate of Leonard and Marjorie (Dreis) Wright of Mukilteo, Wash. Marjorie Wright attended VCSU and taught school in North Dakota and Alaska before joining her husband’s business, Badger Construction, which prospered with work on Alaska oil pipeline construction projects. VCSU’s online […]

VCSU: Freshmen and Mentors Help Local Food Bank

Nearly 200 Valley City State freshmen and mentors harvested 47,000 pounds of squash at a local farm Sept. 26. The Great Plains Food Bank distributed the squash to 270 shelters, soup kitchens and pantries operating in almost 100 North Dakota communities. Valley City State held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the L.D. Rhoades […]