La Crosse Community

  Viterbo University is closed today. All classes are cancelled and only essential personnel are required to report to work.  

Duchess Harris, professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College in St. Paul, will present the keynote address “Chaos or Community: Fifty Years with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” at the La Crosse Community Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
La Crosse area arts organizations will unveil the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the City of La Crosse’s nonprofit arts industry ever conducted. A press conference will take place Thursday, June 29 at 5:15 p.m. at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Viterbo University was awarded a $1.64 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Workforce Diversity Program. The funds will be used to support Viterbo’s Nurses for Underserved Rural Students Seeking Educational Success (NURSES) program.
Darryle Clott, a Holocaust educator who has played a crucial role in bringing Holocaust survivors to the La Crosse area to share their incredible and inspiring stories, and Dick and Sheila Wieser, outstanding advocates for children and people facing challenging circumstances, are the recipients of the Viterbo University 2017 Saint John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service.
Donate blood, enjoy a healthy snack, participate in numerous health screenings, or learn about the many health resources in the La Crosse area at the annual Viterbo University Community Health Fair from 2–6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Amie L. Mathy Center for Recreation and Education.
Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of famed Catholic activist Dorothy Day and author of the book Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty, will speak at Viterbo University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in San Damiano Chapel and at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2 in Brophy Center 123.
The annual Viterbo 101 Show Choir competition will be held at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 8:20 a.m.
Relive the famous speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as renowned orator Nucleus Johnson presents “Echoes of a King” as part of the La Crosse Community Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. The event was rescheduled from Jan. 16 due to inclement weather.
Viterbo University, with financial assistance from Macy’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota, has awarded over $11,800 to area schools to help offset the costs of field trips to see performances at the university.
Viterbo University will host Franciscan CORE, a five-day summer service camp for high school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall who are interested in Catholic Social Teaching and serving their communities. The residential program takes place Sunday, June19 through Friday, June 24.


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