The Viterbo University theatre and music theatre department will present the inaugural New Works Festivalon Friday, Jan. 25–Saturday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Feb. 1–Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Civil rights activist and author David Dennis Sr., will present the keynote address “What Does it Mean to be an American?” at the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
The outstanding sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

VU Today

Wednesday, April 29


9:30 a.m. Timecards are due in the Business Office


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


4:30 p.m. South Africa Study Abroad 2016 Informational Meeting – School of Nursing Building 195. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have further questions contact Taylor Lewis at or 608-796-3170.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel


Sister Marlene Weber, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 76, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse. She was instrumental in the development of Viterbo, serving in the sociology department for six years in the 70s and later, from 1989-92 as dean of students. At St. Rose: visitation for friends begins at 4 p.m. Sunday; funeral Mass Monday at 10 a.m. Read her obituary at


Viterbo 125th Anniversary Service Hours and Food Drive: Reminder to participate in Viterbo’s food drive and to log your service hours at,000_Hours_of_Service/


The Viterbo Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at St. Paul Lutheran’s Church, located at 420 West Avenue, La Crosse. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend.


The Education Club is seeking faculty and staff volunteers for their “Pie a Teacher” booth at Courtyard Carni Friday, May 1. Shifts are a half hour from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The shaving cream pies will be 50¢ each and all proceeds will go to help children in Nicaragua. Contact Sam Semanko at to volunteer.


Employees: Get your foursome together and register for the 24th annual Sister Doctor Dean Jean Golf Scramble Tuesday, May 12 at Valley High Golf Club near Hokah, Minn. Click for complete event and dinner details and registration information.


The Viterbo community is invited to hear lunch time speaker Habibo Haji at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30 in the School of Nursing Building Collins Auditorium. Audience members are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase a boxed lunch. Haji is a registered nurse who will speak on the topic of resilience. She is the co-author of her autobiography, Conquering the Odds Journey of a Shepherd Girl. The book is her story of growing up in a village in Africa and overcoming life’s difficulties and hardships.


The Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary’s annual geranium sale will be April 29–May 1, with all proceeds going toward nursing scholarships at Viterbo University and Western Technical College. Geraniums will be sold from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. each day at the Franciscan Healthcare garage building at 11th and Ferry streets in La Crosse; from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. April 29–30 and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. May 1 at the Onalaska clinic; and from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday at the Holmen clinic. The sale includes 4.5-inch potted geraniums for $4.25 each, patio pots, hanging baskets and combination planters.


Find out who will be honored with the Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, and other awards at the annual Rose Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. A reception will follow the event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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