Global Initiatives Week

November 2-9, 2018

In conjuction with the city of La Crosse's Global Initiatives Week activities, Viterbo University Student Engagement promotes a variety of on- and off-campus educational programs and learning opportunities around global issues. To learn more about Global Initiatives Week events and opportunities, check out the Global Initiatives Week Facebook Page!

Viterbo Events

Date Event Time Location Description
Friday, 11/2 Globl Initiatives Week Kick-Off! 4-7 p.m. North Woods International Elementary Free food samples, multi-langaul story time, cultural performances, and more!
  Dia de los Muertos (continued) All Day San Damiano Chapel All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to visit the Día de los Muertos altar during San Damiano chapel open hours from October 30th through the month of November. This Mexican tradition is a celebration of loved ones and ancestors who have passed over to a place beyond life. In celebration of their spiritual journeys, please feel free to bring photos and small tokens to commemorate deceased loved ones.
Saturday, 11/3 Hmong Immigration: Meaning and Impact in La Crosse 2-3 p.m. Cameron Park This is a free event and is an oral history tour. 
Monday, 11/5 Cultural Cuisine 11-1:30 The Caf Join us for lunch in the Caf as we serve the traditional cuisine from another country!
  Spoken Word Poet Katie Wirsing 7-8 p.m. NRC 196 Katie Wirsing is a spoken word poet and advocate for gender equality and mental health awareness. 
Tuesday, 11/6 Cultural Cuisine 11-1:30 The Caf Join us for lunch in the Caf as we serve the traditional cuisine from another country!
Wednesday 11/7 Cultural Cuisine 11-1:30 The Caf Join us for lunch in the Caf as we serve the traditional cuisine from another country!
  La Crosse SOUP 6-7:30 p.m. Concordia Ballroom 1129 La Crosse St. SOUP is for people of all ages and together we strive to make La Crosse better. For a suggested donation of $5, attendees receive a cup of soup and a vote. Listen to four groups pitch their idea for four minutes each on how they plan to make our community better. The audience can ask up to four questions of each presenter. Once all ideas are shared, everyone votes for their favorite. 
Thursday 11/8 Fair Trade Coffee Hour 9-11 a.m. Campus Ministry Join us in Campus Ministry for some free Fair Trade coffee, to learn about Fair Trade initiatives, and to gain insight to the importance of Fair Trade purchasing!
  Cultural Cuisine 11-1:30 The Caf Join us for lunch in the Caf as we serve the traditional cuisine from another country!
  "Resilient Living" with Amit Sood, M.D. 7-9 p.m. FAC Main Theater Amit Sood, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will present “Resilient Living” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with Viterbo University’s annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall 2018 lecture series and is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, but seating is limited.
  Finnish Musical Recital 7:30-8:30 FAC Recital Hall Join seniors Aubrie Jacobson (piano) and Lydia Mackie (soprano) in a short lecture-recital in which they will discuss Finnish culture, history, and musica, as well as perform!