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Thursday, April 20


9–11 a.m. Campus Ministry Mingle-Unwind-Gather – Campus Ministry Lounge in Murphy Center room 340. Everyone welcome.


10:30–12:30 p.m. Advising on the Go – School of Nursing Building Second Floor Lobby


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


1:45 p.m. Viterbo Tornado Drill. Click for a listing of designated safe zones in each building.


2 p.m. Employee Snack – Cloisture behind Murphy Center. The Hospitality Committee invites all employees to join them for an afternoon snack of popcorn, lemonade, and M&Ms.


2 p.m. DNP Defense by Christina Arostegui “Central Meditation Imagery Therapy to Decrease Caregiver Distress” – School of Nursing Building room 205


2–3 p.m. Healthcare and Working with the Trans Community Presentation – School of Nursing Building room 101. Viterbo Pride and VSNA are hosting Dr. Strosahl from Gundersen Health System who will talk about working with the trans community in a healthcare setting. Everyone welcome.


2-4 p.m. Dog Therapy Day - Hawk's Nest


3:30 p.m. DNP Defense by Jennifer Anderson, Rachael Guenzel and Jinette Lais “Women’s Reproductive Health Education for a Midwestern Native American Nation” – School of Nursing Building room 205


4:30 p.m. Philosophy Club Meeting – Murphy Center 434. The group will discuss the ideas of justice and death, specifically the moral debate between characters such as Red Hood/Punisher, and Batman/Daredevil on killing killers.


6 p.m. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Screening and Discussion – School of Nursing Building 101. Everyone welcome, food and drink provided. Sponsored by Viterbo’s Sustainability 210 class.


6–7 p.m. English Department's minds@work Series – Brophy Center 122. Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, English, and co-conspirators will explore the question, "Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays?" Everyone welcome.


A memorial service for Viterbo nursing student and volleyball team member Erin Rud will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 24 in San Damiano Chapel. The Viterbo community is invited to attend.


Friday, April 21, Miracle at Viterbo will have their silent auction items in the School of Nursing Building Lobby from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. The silent auction will end at the Dance Marathon event at 8 p.m., but you do not have to be present to win. Also, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. you can pick up your Dance Marathon t-shirt and socks.


Congratulations to the newly elected Residence Hall Association executive board members for 2017-18: President: Steven Sam; Vice President: Victoria Paquette; Public Relations Rep: Terese Radke; Treasurer: Kyle Ernzen; Secretary: Emily Pachan.


Study Abroad and Interns in Action Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Study abroad students and spring 2017 interns and their site supervisors will be on hand to share their experiences via an informal poster presentation and answer questions about study abroad and internships. If you are thinking about studying abroad or completing an internship in a coming semester, you do not want to miss this event. Refreshments will be served. Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to attend.


If you have any unused, expired or unwanted prescription (pills or patches) or over-the-counter medications, they can be taken to the drop boxes located in the Walgreens on West Avenue or to any of the local police departments, including La Crosse at 400 La Crosse Street. Medications may be harmful if taken by someone other than the person for whom they were prescribed. Be safe and dispose of them properly. For more information, contact Health Services at 796-3806 or


Attend a Preparing for Finals Workshop at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Murphy Center 332. The ARC also offers workshops on demand and online workshops


VU After Dark giving away free tickets for the Platinum Edition show Saturday, April 22. Students should sign up in the Office of Residence Life before Thursday afternoon, April 20. VUAD will also host a Disney weekend in Reinhart Center Board Room. Friday, April 28 at 9 p.m. is Disney Bingo and Saturday, April 29 at 9 p.m. is Disney Trivia. Food and lots of prizes.


The campus community is invited to an open session with a candidate for the Dean of the College of Education, Science, and Mathematics Friday, April 21 from 2:30–3:30 p.m. in Reinhart Center 127. A curriculum vitae and survey link will be distributed in advance.


Physical Plant is looking for work study participants this summer. Areas of work include grounds keeping and custodial services. For more information, contact Adam Conway at


Interested in working as a VU After Dark programing assistant? Contact Ashley DeMoe, Allison Raasch, or Brandi Alonzo by email.  


The Viterbo community and the public are invited to attend a free recital of Latin American flute and piano music from 5–6 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Performing will be Mark Tollefsen, music, and Jonathan Borga of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The recital is part of 7th La Crosse Area Workshop on Teaching and Learning being held on campus Saturday, April 22.


Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) invites you to participate in Philanthropy Week, April 24–28. Look for fun facts about items donated by Viterbo alumni and benefactors in VU Today, tags around campus, and at SAA marketing tables around campus. Receive a complimentary treat for thanking a benefactor or taking a photo in the photo booth.


Looking for on-campus summer work? All summer positions are posted in Purple Briefcase, search “on-campus (non work study)” in the ‘job type’ section of ‘my jobs’. Log in to Purple Briefcase today with your student email to browse all the on-campus and off-campus summer positions. Questions? Contact Alyssa Gostonczik


Attend the annual Miracle at Viterbo Dance Marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Friday, April 21 from 5 p.m.– 12 a.m. Everyone welcome. $5 admission, DJ, food, dancing, and more.

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All Student Show to Open in the Viterbo University Gallery April 26

The Viterbo University All Student Show will open with a reception in from 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the Viterbo University Gallery.

Recycled Percussion to Perform at Viterbo May 3

Nationally renowned band Recycled Percussion will bring their unique brand of “junk rock” music to the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3.

Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience at Viterbo University April 23

Audience members will be delighted by the amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, and athletic feats of the amazing dogs of Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.