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Celebrating National Tourism Week

May 7, 2012

The Valley City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is celebrating National Tourism Week at 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, May 10. The celebration begins at the new water fountain at City Park then moves to the outdoor display at the Rosebud Visitor Center. Rootbeer floats will be served at the Visitor Center.

Haugen April/May VCSU Student Employees of the Month

May 7, 2012

APRIL:
Aaron Haugen has been selected as Valley City State University Student Employee of the Month for April 2012.
A 2008 graduate of Pelican Rapids High School, Pelican Rapids, MN, Haugen is a Senior at Valley City State University. Valley City, N.D., majoring in Business Education.
Haugen is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization on campus.
Haugen is employed at the VCSU Music Department.
His parents are David and Martha Haugen, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

MAY:

Don Mugan retiring from VCSU

May 7, 2012

Valley City State University technology education Professor and Great Plains STEM Education Center director Donald Mugan is retiring June 15 after 39 years as a teacher and administrator at VCSU, he said Friday.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.
It is a new way of looking at science and math education to make the disciplines more attractive to the current generation of students.
As center director, Mugan saw himself as an evangelist in transforming math, science, engineering and technology education into a form that attracts students.

2 tie for first at VCSU symposium

May 7, 2012

Students at Valley City State University got the chance to present projects they have been working on over the 2011-2012 school year at the Scholar Symposium on Thursday.

Nearly three dozen students presented to a panel of 21 judges that included VCSU faculty and staff on topics ranging from the North Dakota dairy industry to classical music and literary analysis.

“It’s an annual event and it’s the best works from the fall semester and the spring semester,” said Jodi Shorma, VCSU instructor and the symposium’s coordinator.

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