Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin will share her incredible story at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Audience members of all ages will enjoy the Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of "How I Became a Pirate" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Agropur Ingredients Vice President for Ingredients Sales Mike Homewood will speak as part of the Viterbo University Leadership at Noon series Tuesday, March 27 in Reinhart Center 107.

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Tuesday, March 20


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


1–2 p.m. APA Drop-in Writing Help – Murphy Center 332


4–6 p.m. Adult and Graduate Open House – Reinhart Center Board Room


7 p.m. Facing Homelessness in La Crosse – Weber Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-performance reception will begin at 6 p.m.


There’s still time to apply to be a part of the Summer Service-Learning Scholars program. The program is designed to bring a student (or two), a faculty mentor, and a community partner together to research ways to address identified community needs and concerns for eight weeks in the summer. It’s a great way to work on something important, really get to know a faculty member, and get paid while doing it. Details are at, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 23. Questions? Contact Beth Marzoni or Kirsten Gabriel.


Psychology Alumni Panel Thursday, March 22 from 6–7:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building 195. Viterbo psychology alumni will share career and graduate school experiences and advice. All students are welcome to attend. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Psychology Club.


Viterbo Speaks Up is a new website where students, employees, and family members can report crimes, worrisome behaviors, harassment, sexual violence or assault, hate/bias discrimination, violations of the Student Code of Conduct, and other issues and concerns. Viterbo is invested in making sure the campus environment is as safe and supportive as possible. Learn more at


"Networking 101/Spring Social" will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 6–7:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building 195. Viterbo is hosting a Spring Social and is inviting Student SHRM Chapter members from UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College. There will be three different presenters talking about Networking 101.


Saturday, March 24 from 3–4 p.m., Rec Sports will host a total body workout class held at the Mathy Center. No registration needed. Complementary smoothies and energy bites will be provided as a post-workout snack.


Interested in helping Viterbo’s newest students get connected at Viterbo? Apply to be a Fall 2018 Orientation Leader. The process is simple, the job is rewarding, and you get to meet at lot of great people. Bonus: those living on campus get to move in early, you get free meals and t-shirts, and you get to participate in fun Orientation activities (including a rave dance party, a Service Saturday, a tailgate dinner at the athletic fields, and more.) Click here to apply online. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 22. Questions? Contact Kirsten Gabriel at


The Viterbo religious studies department invites everyone to attend the Theology on Root Beer Tap event “Sentenced to Life: Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in San Damiano Chapel. The presentation will be given by Joan Becker, the mother of Mark Becker, a man living with paranoid schizophrenia. In 2009, Mark shot and killed his former high school football coach, Ed Thomas. Joan Becker has since become an advocate for access to treatment for mental illness. 


A Lunch and Learn on the topic of Spiritual Wellness will be held from 12:10–1:10 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. Emilio Alvarez, campus ministry, will be the presenter. A Lent-friendly lunch will be served. Registration is required. Call ext. 3806 or email Sue Danielson to sign up.


Countdown to Commencement is Wednesday, March 21 from 3–5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Candidates for commencement: pick up your cap and gown, order graduation announcements, record a Shout Out to family and friends, contribute to the senior class gift and receive an I Heart Viterbo T-shirt. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and more. Viterbo faculty and community members are welcome to come and celebrate with seniors.


Students interested in learning more about their opportunities to study abroad during their college career, be sure to check out the Spring Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby. This fair will promote Viterbo sponsored programs for the 2018–19 academic year. Some of the program leaders from spring 2019 programs will be available to answer your questions. Contact Taylor Corbett at for additional information.


Viterbo’s second annual Franciscan CORE is scheduled for June 10–15. This five-day summer theology institute for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students offers education, experience, and reflection on Catholic social teaching themes and principles using a Franciscan lens. Franciscan CORE seeks to develop empathetic and grounded leaders for the world and the Church through Compassion for those on the margins, Outreach to those in need, Reflection on God’s call, and Experience of community and service. Everyone is asked to encourage the high school students you know to consider applying. Click for more information or to apply.


A group of Viterbo Dietetic Interns are conducting a research study exploring undergraduate students’ views on their personal eating behaviors, physical activity, and alcohol consumption patterns and motivations. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 18–24 and be a current undergraduate student in the La Crosse and surrounding areas. Participation will involve a short demographic survey and card-sort with 48 statements you will sort in order of personal preference that will take about one hour to complete. All participants will be compensated with a $5 Kwik Trip gift card. Email Taylor Brownell at if you are interested.


Attention graduating veterans: If you have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, contact Viterbo Veteran Services Student Point of Contact Clif Singelais at with your branch of service to coordinate receipt of your complimentary stole and cords approved for U.S. service recognition during commencement. Cords and stoles will be distributed at Countdown to Commencement Wednesday, March 21 or by appointment. Email with any questions.

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