VU Today

Tuesday, April 18


11 a.m.–2 p.m. Farmers Market – Franciscan Way


11 a.m. Spirit of St. Francis Sustainability Day Tree Planting – Near San Damiano Chapel


11:15 p.m. Spirit of St. Francis Sustainability Award Ceremony – Assisi Courtyard Near Dancing Francis


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


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


Welcome to Audra Noe, who began yesterday as Viterbo’s director of marketing. Audra joins Viterbo from Inland where she worked as a marketing communications specialist. She earned an MBA from Viterbo in 2015. Audra can be reached at ext. 3040 or


Celebrate the literary and art work of Viterbo students and staff at Touchstone magazine's exhibition opening Wednesday, April 19 from 4–6 p.m. in the library first floor gallery. The reception will include artwork displays, magazine distribution, and literary readings beginning at 4:30 p.m.


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. in the Mathy Center. 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 7 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.


Today, April 18 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Viterbo Enactus is partnering with Not Your Mother's Apron. They are hosting an event at The Root Note in downtown La Crosse selling Not Your Mother's Apron products to donate all proceeds to charity. These proceeds will be donated to Grow La Crosse which is a non-profit organization that implements gardens in local elementary schools to help improve healthy lifestyles.


The fundraiser held last week in memory of Erin Rud raised $283.65 for her family.


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In LaCrosse County, there were 845 child victims interviewed in 590 family cases. In 80 cases, there were safety issues involving the child(ren) and need for services. Those cases often required court involvement and the case being formally opened to ongoing services. Blue ribbons have been placed around trees on campus to help spread the word about child abuse prevention month.

Post date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:03



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.