Viterbo University and the other 23 private nonprofit colleges and universities in the state will celebrate Wisconsin Private College Week Monday, July 9–Friday, July 13.
The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center has added a performance by audience favorite Jim Witter at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. Witter and his band will perform The Best of Jim Witter: A Musical Journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center will present Hot Stuff: Number One Hits from the 1970s Thursday, June 28–Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre Lobby.

VU Today

Wednesday, Feb. 18


7:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday Mass – San Damiano Chapel


10:15 a.m. Introduction to the APA Style – Murphy Center 332


11 a.m.–Noon Celebrate Homecoming Week with Pin the Tail on Vic, Bean Bag Toss, or race a friend in Balloon Shuffle for candy prizes – Library


11:45 a.m. Ash Wednesday Interfaith Prayer Service (scripture readings and distribution of ashes) – San Damiano Chapel. Classes end at 11:30 a.m. and resume at 12:30 p.m. to permit service attendance.


5-8 p.m. Ski/Snowboard trip sign-up station - Mathy Center. Today is the last day to register. Trip is Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2-7 p.m. $15 lift ticket, $25 lift and ski rental, $35 lift and snowboard rental.


5:15 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass – San Damiano Chapel


6–7 p.m. Celebrate Homecoming Week with Pin the Tail on Vic, Bean Bag Toss, or race a friend in Balloon Shuffle for candy prizes – Library


6:45p.m. Meet in the Student Union for Free Rollerskating. Limited to 50 students. Want to reserve your spot? Sign up in the Office of Residence Life. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer Service (will also include distribution of ashes) – San Damiano Chapel


Auditions will be held March 2 and March 4 for the Theatre 225 Directing Class 10-min plays. The auditions will be in three minute increments from 8 a.m.–9:20 a.m. (scheduled class time) in the Fine Arts Center La Croix Blackbox Theatre. If you have other classes at that time you cannot be considered for casting or audition. For further information or to schedule an audition time, contact Matthew Campbell, theatre, at No previous experience required. The final presentation of the plays will be May 5 from 3–5 p.m.


Duct Tape A Residence Life staff member for $1 Today: The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is raising money in cooperation with the Wisconsin United Residence Hall Associatio for Passing on Hope, which sends soccer balls to deprived communities around the world. Here’s your chance to see the updated Hawk’s Nest and help tape a residence life pro staff member to the brick wall in the new conference room. Your dollar may be spent on Vickie Unferth (11 a.m.–1 p.m.), Crystal Lillge (1–3 p.m.), or Beth Sculley (3–5 p.m.). 


Last call for Summer RA applications: Applications are due at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in residence life. Contact Crystal at or 608-796-3843 for more information.


Flash Sale in the VU Bookstore Feb. 18 and 19. Twenty-five percent off throughout the store including Champion and Jansport. Visit the store for additional details or 


Students and Employees: How healthy is our transportation system? Can kids easily and safely walk or bike to school? Is it possible for senior citizens and others without cars to get to grocery stores, doctor’s offices and parks? How much time do people spend sitting in a car to get to work? The public can contribute to a new “Transportation Vision” for the City of La Crosse by attending a series of meetings Feb. 23–26 at the Myrick Center.  The completed city Transportation Vision will feed directly in to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s future plans for regional roads and highways. For a full explanation of the process and a schedule of meetings:


Wish Gary Klein, institutional advancement, well at farewell reception in his honor from 2–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Gary has accepted the position of vice president for institutional advancement at Edgewood College in Madison. He has served at Viterbo for 13 years. His last day at the university will be Friday, Feb. 20.


The priority deadline to apply live on campus for the 2015–16 year is Friday, Feb. 20. Submit your housing contract and deposit online at Deposits are refundable until May 1.


Miracle at Viterbo will be held Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 p.m.–2 a.m. in the Mathy Center. Miracle At Viterbo is a dance marathon to raise money for Children's Miracle Network. Admission is $5, and anyone is welcome. For full details, click


Spring Season 2 intramural registration is now open. For a full schedule of sports click here. Register on Leagues include: competitive and recreational volleyball, basketball, bowling, spikeball, and bean bags.  


The Viterbo History Club will screen Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Murphy Center 432. The film is an action-packed epic about a French village blacksmith who travels to Jerusalem to fight in the Crusades. Keith Knutson, hisotry, will provide some context for the screening, which is being offered in connection with the Humanities Day keynote address, "The Sultan and the Saint."


Phonathon callers are needed for the 2015 Spring Phonathon: On-campus job, great resume builder, and flexible schedule. March 16–April 23 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. For more information or an application contact Brittany Albitz at 608-796-3078 or


Employee Campaign 2014-15: There is still time to participate in this year’s Employee Campaign. Click to participate. Also, don’t forget to fill out your “Share Why You Care” inserts. They will be posted on the website and campus monitors in celebration of Viterbo’s 125 anniversary. Contact Brittany Albitz at 608-796-3078 or with any questions.


SGA Courtyard Carni T-shirt Contest: Enter a creative design on a 8.5 inch by 11 inch blank sheet of paper to put on a t-shirt that’s related to the carnival. Entries are due Feb. 20. Email or drop off in box located on Student Union desk. The winner receives a $100 visa card.


Call for Papers: Viterbo’s World Languages and Cultures Fifth Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Collaborative Workshop: Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to submit individual papers, presentations, panel or roundtable (three papers and one commentator, 500 word summary of the presentation) for consideration for this April 11 event. The deadline for receipt is March 15. Questions regarding this workshop may be directed to Maribel Bird:

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