VU Today

Wednesday, April 19


8:30–10 a.m. Advising on the Go – Murphy Center Lobby


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


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


4–6 p.m. Touchstone Magazine Exhibition Reception – Library Gallery. Celebrate the literary and art work of Viterbo students and staff. The reception will include artwork displays, magazine distribution, and literary readings beginning at 4:30 p.m.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel


Snapchat Takeover: Viterbo senior baseball player Mannie De La Rosa will take over the viterbosnaps Snapchat account today.


VU After Dark is 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.


The Hospitality Committee invites all employees to enjoy an afternoon snack of popcorn, lemonade, and M&Ms Thursday, April 20 immediately following the tornado drill. This event will be set up in the cloister area behind Murphy Center.


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 photo in the photo booth.


The Viterbo community is invited to attend DNP Defenses Thursday, April 20 in the School of Nursing Building room 205: 2 p.m. Christina Arostegui “Central Meditation Imagery Therapy to Decrease Caregiver Distress” and 3:30 pm Jennifer Anderson, Rachael Guenzel and Jinette Lais, “Women’s Reproductive Health Education for a Midwestern Native American Nation.”


Viterbo will participate in the statewide tornado drill Thursday, April 20 beginning at 1:45 p.m. A tornado drill message will be issued via email, desk phones, display monitors, Viterbo website homepage, and Viterbo social media accounts. The tornado drill message will instruct members of the campus community to seek shelter now and/or move to an interior room or basement now. Campus community members should go to the designated safe zones of the building in which they are located. Click for a listing of designated safe zones in each building.


The English department's minds@work series continues Thursday, April 20 from 6–7 p.m. in Brophy Center 122. Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, English, and co-conspirators will explore the question, "Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays?" The event is free and open to the entire Viterbo community.


Attend the presentation “Today’s Marijuana” from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the School of Nursing Building room 196. RSVP to Judi Zabel at or 608-785-9855.


Employees: Did you sign up for the 2017 Festival Foods Granddad Half Marathon Corporate Team Challenge Saturday, May 6? Send Heather Butterfield an email to confirm. There is still time to sign up if interested. This event includes the half marathon, the 5k Run/Walk, as well as the cycling time trials. Click here to register.  Enter Promo Code: VITE17 to receive a $10 discount. All Viterbo employees will receive a free t-shirt from the Viterbo Wellness Committee.


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


Healthcare and Working with the Trans Community: 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 Thursday, April 20 from 2–3 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building room 101. Dr. Strosahl is an internal medicine physician who has been working with people who are transgender for the last 10 years. This event is free and open to the whole Viterbo community.


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.


Freshman through senior nursing students are invited to participate in the Spring Fling event. Upper level students will be helping to show the freshman and sophomore students some nursing skills and helping them to prepare for the next few years in nursing school. There are sign-up sheets in the nursing office. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be throughout the School of Nursing Building on Friday, April 28 from 9–11 a.m.  


Pi Phi will be holding their 2017 induction ceremony for new members of the National Honor Society for Nursing. Everyone is welcome to come and watch as future nurses and nurse leaders become official members to this prestigious nursing organization. The event will be held Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in room 196 of the School of Nursing Building. For more information about becoming a member of Pi Phi, contact Kerri Busteed or Susan Cieslicki in the nursing department.

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