Gary Tyler, who was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 17 and spent 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in San Damiano Chapel at Viterbo University.
Viterbo University announces the creation of the Center for Professional Learning and Development, which will partner with regional businesses to create leadership development programs designed specifically to meet the business’ unique needs. These programs will be facilitated by university faculty and area business executives.
The public is invited to attend the world premiere of the documentary film Decoding the Driftless at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

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Thursday, Sept. 20


8–9 a.m. China Study Abroad Informational Meeting – Murphy Center 579. Stop by to learn more about this once in a lifetime opportunity. Not able to make it? Contact Taylor Corbett at for more information. 


9–11 a.m. Campus Ministry Thursday Morning M.U.G. (Mingle, Unwind, Gather) – Murphy Center 340


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


3:30–4:30 p.m. Atlanta Study Away Informational Meeting – Murphy Center 419. Not able to make it? Contact Taylor Corbett at for more information.


3:30–5 p.m. Self-Defense Class – Math Center Court 2. Learn about how to keep yourself safe from the dangers of attackers with Fred Nicklaus from Martial Arts America.


7 p.m. Psychology Club Meeting – fourth floor Krajewski Lounge in Murphy Center. Open to all psychology, biopsychology, and substance abuse counseling majors and minors.


7 p.m. Presentation by Gary Tyler, who was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 17 and spent 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary – San Damiano Chapel. Free and open to the public. It is being held at Viterbo in recognition of Constitution Day.


7 p.m. Outdoor Adventures and Recreation Club Ultimate Frisbee – Assisi Courtyard. Snacks included. Everyone welcome.


9 p.m. Praise and Worship – San Damiano Chapel


The Viterbo community is invited to attend a memorial presentation in honor of Pat Wessels at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 in the School of Nursing Building 303. Pat served as a long-time faculty, interim dean, and mentor in nursing. She also received the designation of Faculty Emeritus in 2008.


The Education Club will host a bake sale Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m.–noon in both the School of Nursing Building lobby and Murphy Center lobby. All baked goods are $1 and all proceeds will be donated to the La Farge School District for flood relief.


The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics and Leadership is hiring a student assistant (10–20 hrs/wk). Visit Purple Briefcase for details. Email a resume to Nicole Van Ert at by Friday, Sept. 28.


The Viterbo and La Crosse communities is invited to attend Viterbo's Dance Marathon Saturday, Sept. 22 from 3–10 p.m. in the Mathy Center. Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds go to benefit the local Children's Miracle Network kids of La Crosse. Dance, play games, and eat some delicious food.


Want to get involved on campus? ENACTUS is still looking for new members of all majors. ENACTUS is a business group that serves the community through social entrepreneurship projects. The next meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in Brophy Center 211.


Viterbo students and faculty are invited to an open house at AMS of Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 21 from 2–6 p.m. in celebration of recovery month. Get first-hand information about medical assisted treatment, tour the facility, and talk with staff while enjoying refreshments and Hor d' oeuvres. RSVP to AMS of Wisconsin at 608-783-0506 or


Sign up to serve the Readstown community on Friday, Sept. 21. A bus will leave from La Crosse at 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon and will return by 6 p.m. Readstown has several residents who still need help removing items into dumpsters, tearing up damaged floor boards, and other cleanup projects. Click to register.


Open call for live student performers: A band, singing and playing an instrument, slam poetry, unique talents, etc. Needed to perform on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Emily Pachan at

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