La Crosse Community

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University will host a reception with Sandra Bartel, author of the new book Joe: A Life of Mischief, Humor, and Joy from 4–6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 in Reinhart Center 107.
John Desmond, a community leader known for his ability to get things done, Mike Desmond, a retired educator who has provided tremendous leadership with organizations that serve area youth, and Helen Elsbernd, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who has always felt called to serve, are the 2018 recipients of the Viterbo University Saint John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service.
Area students and their parents are invited to an evening of fun demonstrations and hands-on science experiments at Viterbo University’s annual “Fired Up for Science” event from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The event was rescheduled from April 18.
Register to be a bone marrow donor, enjoy a healthy snack, try the impaired driving simulator, 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 10 in the Amie L. Mathy Center for Recreation and Education.
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.

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