Officials at Western Technical College and Viterbo University have formally announced a new transfer agreement for students in the Foundations of Teacher Education program this fall.
The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center has added a performance by renowned ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. Shimabukuro will open the NexStar Season as a replacement for TUKUO: The Unique Komedy Ukulele Orchestra, originally scheduled for Nov. 4.
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Thursday, Nov. 13

9:30–10:30 a.m. Disney Internship: A Student’s View presentation, Fine Arts Center room 203. Learn about doing an internship in Florida or California with Disney,

noon–2 p.m. The Student Help Office will be in the School of Nursing Lobby. Stop by for a chance to win a prize, get a snack, and to learn more about the resources available to you.

12:15 p.m. Mass, San Damiano Chapel

12:30–1:30 p.m. Internship and Grant Information Session, Brophy Center room 203.  View some of Viterbo’s summer and fall interns’ poster boards displayed through noon in the Murphy Center and Brophy Center lobbies. Contact Denise Lorenz at for more internship information.

3:30 p.m. Information Session for the March 9–13, 2015 Spring Break Service Trips for students and faculty/administrator chaperones, Murphy Center room 348. One service trip is to the Cheyenne River Youth Project on the Cheyenne River [Lakota] Reservation that is part of the spring semester VUSM 340—The Lakota of the Great Plains history class. Campus ministry will sponsor a service trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, working with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. There are a variety of service experiences, including maintenance work,  serving diverse populations in homeless shelters, nursing homes, and soup kitchens. If you are a faculty or administrator interested in serving as a chaperone, plan to attend. For more information contact Michael Smuksta at or Emilio Alvarez at

7–9 p.m. Stanley Temple presents Remembering a Lost Bird: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. This is a part of the Fall Ethics Lecture series. Temple is a Beers-Bascom professor emeritus in conservation at the University of Wisconsin. Free and open to the public; reservations not required.

Students: If you need to register for a class using a “Waiver for Course Prerequisite” form, bring it to the registrar’s office after registering for all other spring courses.
Didn’t register for tomorrow’s Seven Rivers Symposium? Join us tomorrow afternoon. All are encouraged to take in oral research presentations from noon–2 p.m., and the poster session from 2–4 p.m.;  no preregistration required. Undergraduates from several area college and universities will share their work with almost every discipline represented. Event information, including a schedule and alphabetical list of presenters, is at 

It’s day #4 of the week which ends with America Recycles Day, Saturday, Nov. 15. According to the Boston College Office of Sustainability, globally we use as many as one million new plastic bags every minute, at a cost of 2.2 billion gallons of oil a year. Take reusable bags to stores, where you will often be rewarded with a bag discount. People’s Food Coop will gives the option of putting a bean in a jar to select one of three nonprofit organizations to receive $.05 per bean. Find uses to reuse plastic bags such as a liner for small wastebaskets or take them to stores that recycle them, such as Festival Foods. Brought to you by the Residence Life Sustainability Committee.

Compete in teams of four–six to win gift card prizes at VU After Dark’s Trivia Night, Reinhart Center Board Room, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m.

The Sustainability 210 class will show the documentary Planeat followed by a short questionnaire after the movie, on Monday, Nov. 17 at 3:45 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building room 195. It is open to all Viterbo students.

Viterbo’s annual International Dance is Friday, Nov. 14, in Marian Hall Dining Room. Traditional Bollywood dance lessons will be led by the Cultural Heritage Association of India (CHAI) from 7:30–8:30 p.m., with the international dance to follow from 8:30 p.m.–midnight. The cost is $2 per person or a canned good donation from each person for the Viterbo food pantry. The event is open to the public. For more  information or questions, contact Taylor Lewis at or 608-796-3170.

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