Campus Events

Accepted Students Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission Junior Visit Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Steven Rinella - The Ethics of Hunting

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Free presentation. No reservations required.
 

Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, award-winning author, and host of the hit TV show MeatEater, as well as the top-rated MeatEater podcast. Rinella has spoken to a wide range of audiences about his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. With humor and irreverence, he discusses the hunting lifestyle, wild game, the ethics of hunting, and the spiritual need for wilderness.

   DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

 

 

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: Celebration 2018

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $20 • Lower Balcony $17 • Upper Balcony $14

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Platinum Edition’s annual variety show has something for everyone, from Broadway to pop to rock and more! Join Viterbo’s own show choir and their special guests as they celebrate 2018 with this musical extravaganza.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud, Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

I Am... He Said: Matt Vee Family & Friends Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Thursday, February 1
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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With songs like Cracklin' Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, the legendary Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide and produced musical hits spanning five decades. Singer, guitarist, writer, and recording artist Matt Vee, the nephew of legendary '60s pop star Bobby Vee, along with his cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee (sons of Bobby Vee) and wife Julie Velline, provide an entertaining evening celebrating the music of one of the best-selling artists of all time.

To learn more, visit Matt Vee's website.

 

      MEDIA SPONSOR                                     MEDIA SPONSOR
                  

 

Alexander Technique Residential Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017

Tuition

$650 per person
$550 for full-time college and high school students, Viterbo employees and alumni, those taking the course for grad credit, and AT teacher trainees

There is a returnee discount of $100 for anyone who attended the Viterbo workshop since 2007.

A deposit of $300 will guarantee a place at the workshop. Registration deadline is June 26, 2017; full balance is due July 14, 2017.

For cancellations received on or by July 14, deposits/tuition will be refunded minus a $50 handling fee.  After July 14, deposits are not refundable.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than a week before the workshop.
 
Accommodations

Housing is available on the beautiful Viterbo University campus. Two-bedroom air-conditioned apartments with small, unfurnished kitchenettes are available. All prices include bed linens and taxes.

$325 double occupancy (one person per bedroom)
$215 quad occupancy (four people per apartment, two per bedroom)

Towels are provided, but you may bring your own extras. Bring your own soap. You also might like to bring a lamp for the dorm room because there will not be much overhead light.  Kitchenettes have stoves if you'd like to bring a tea kettle and mug for tea in your room.  No dishes, glasses, or cooking utensils are provided in the kitchenettes.  While the dorms are air conditioned, some people in the past have wanted an extra fan.  You are provided one pillow.  If you want extras, please bring your own.

Meals will be on your own.  Dinner is included in the price of the boat ride.  The Mayo-Franciscan Hospital cafeteria – Market Place Restaurant – is two blocks from campus.  It features a full service restaurant with made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Hot entrees are offered daily, and soup, salad bar, and desserts are available to complement your meal. There is also a grab-n-go sandwich station.

We have a really good food co-op downtown if you have special dietary needs.

Location

La Crosse is located on Interstate 90 about 130 miles NW of Madison and 150 miles SW of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  American Eagle (from Chicago) and Delta (from Minneapolis) fly into the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

For more inforamtion and to register, visit:

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1961024

All registrations will be done online.

For more information about Alexander Technique Residential Workshop, contact Diane Foust at dfoust@viterbo.edu.

For assistance with the registration process, please contact Beth Franklin, Arts Education Coordinator, at 608-796-3735 or bafranklin@viterbo.edu

Jim Witter's Piano Men: A Musical Journey through the Seventies

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Saturday, April 14
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Relive the performance that started it all as Jim Witter returns with his original Piano Men show – the first Jim Witter show presented at Viterbo University nine years ago. More than just excellent music from Billy Joel and Elton John, Piano Men is a journey down memory lane. From The Brady Bunch to Big Wheels, Jim Witter’s memorable stories and multi-media presentation bring the past to life.

For more information, please visit Jim Witter's website.

 

     SPONSORED BY                                 MEDIA SPONSOR
                      

 

Dallas Children's Theater presents How I Became a Pirate

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, March 25
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $15/$13/$11 • Child $13/$11/$9

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book by Melinda Long, Illustrations by David Shannon

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map. Based on the popular book, it's a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles.

For more information about Dallas Children's Theater, visit their website

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Kamikaze Fireflies

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, January 28
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $15/$13/$11 • Child $13/$11/$9

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Children cheer and adults gasp just as loudly as they laugh at the Kamikaze Fireflies. This fast-paced, highly-interactive comedy stunt show is as much fun for the discerning six year-old as it is for the skeptical 96 year-old. Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family.

For more information, visit their website

 

            SPONSORED BY                                        MEDIA SPONSOR
        

Reduced Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Thursday, April 12
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Hang on to your codpieces! While performing in England last summer, the Reduced Shakespeare Company uncovered a manuscript that turned out to be the literary Holy Grail: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play! In this “tale told by idiots,” the Reduced Shakespeare Company weaves all of The Bard's famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches into a brand new Shakespearean smorgasbord. It is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new.

Note: In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we've chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You're Thirteen.

For more information, please visit Reduced Shakespeare Company's website.

 

             SPONSORED BY                            MEDIA SPONSOR
             

 

Puppet Up! Uncensored

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 28
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous and very spontaneous show, featuring over 80 original Henson puppets - a motley group of characters brought to life by a cast of six world-class puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company in a night of off-the-cuff comedy. Each performance is a unique experience due to its improvisational nature, showcasing the wit, technique, and that trademark Henson dryness and sly anarchy.

“It is nearly impossible to spend the show’s two hours doing anything but laugh. Grade A.”  - Entertainment Weekly

Note: Language and themes appropriate for mature audiences.

For more information, please visit The Jim Henson Company's website.

    HOTEL SPONSOR               MEDIA SPONSOR
    

 

Bryan Anthony - Celebrating Sinatra: His Life in Music

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Friday, April 20
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Bryan Anthony keeps the legacy of the Great Gentlemen of Song, especially Sinatra, alive and well in his immensely satisfying and sweetly nostalgic performances. A veteran vocalist of ensembles like the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Nelson Riddle Orchestras, Anthony provides a look back at the rich musical life of the great Frank Sinatra from his early career days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, the Capital Record years, and 'Swingin' Sinatra.

For more information, please visit Bryan Anthony's website.

   MEDIA SPONSOR                  MEDIA SPONSOR
          

 

      There will be an Arts in Context discussion with Bryan Anthony at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

 

 

 

Rhythm of the Dance - The National Dance Company of Ireland

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Thursday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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This dance and music extravaganza is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand year-old story executed with the excitement of a modern day stage show. Featuring a live band, three tenors, and 22 dancers, Rhythm of the Dance preserves the traditions of Irish step dancing while presenting it in a fresh and entertaining modern format.

For more information, please visit their website.

 

  MEDIA SPONSOR                         MEDIA SPONSOR
          

 

      An Arts in Context discussion with members of the company will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

 

 

 

Jersey Boys

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 22
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $58 • Lower Balcony $52 • Upper Balcony $47

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"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Jersey Boys features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night, and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

Jersey Boys contains authentic "profane Jersey language" and is recommended for ages 12 and up. 

    SPONSORED BY                   MEDIA SPONSOR                 SPONSORED BY
      KQEG       

 

 

Yamato - Chousensha: The Challengers

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, February 11
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan return with an all-new show, Chousensha: The Challengers. Yamato challenges the possibilities of taiko drumming and continues challenging itself to achieve its potential. Since its formation in 1993, this high-energy taiko drum troupe has made over 3500 performances in 53 countries. Experience the heart-pounding phenomenon that has become a favorite of audiences worldwide.

For more information, please visit Yamato's website.


 

   MEDIA SPONSOR                                  MEDIA SPONSOR
                              

Moscow Festival Ballet's Giselle

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Tuesday, January 23
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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The Moscow Festival Ballet returns with a stunning production of the popular Romantic ballet Giselle, which tells the tragic story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a count who is betrothed to another woman. The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company that displays the finest of Russian classic ballet.

   SPONSORED BY                    MEDIA SPONSOR
    

 

An Arts in Context discussion with members of the company will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

 

 


 

Diavolo - Architecture in Motion®

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 6*
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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Diavolo - Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers Diavolo's diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit. Meticulously designed architectural structures and stylistically varied and intensely physical choreography have become the hallmark of this truly original company throughout its rich 25-year hiostory. 

"[O]ne of modern dance's most innovative companies" -- Examiner.com

For more information, please visit Diavolo's website.

*Please note the new date, which differs from what was listed in the Seasons brochure.


 

 HOTEL SPONSOR           SPONSORED BY
     Gundersen Health System
 

    An Arts in Context discussion with members of the company will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.
 

 

 

Humanities Symposium 2017: Talking About Death

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016

Servant Leadership Conference: La Crosse Style 2016

Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016

2nd Annual WI State Servant Leadership Conference: La Crosse Style 2016. Tuesday, June 21-Wednesday, June 22.
Registration deadline: Noon on Sunday, June 19
Conference fee of $75 includes lunch and materials.
Register at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1840099.
For questions about the conference or registration contact Maureen Cooney at mjcooney@viterbo.edu.

Commencement Quick Stop Station

Wednesday, May. 25, 2016

For more details and to volunteer go to: SignUp.com

Viterbo University Chicken Q

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

The Viterbo University Chicken Q will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 3-6 p.m. The event will help fund Viterbo University student service trips.

TICKETS go on sale Monday, March 28, 2016. Stop by the Viterbo Admission Office in Reinhart Center to buy your tickets Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $9 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be sold until Friday, April 22. There are a limited number of tickets available, so be sure to reserve your meal today!

On May 3, you can dine-in or drive by and pick up your meal by the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center drive through near the Reinhart Center. Enter on Viterbo Drive (9th Street).

Thank you for supporting Viterbo University student service trips!

The event is sponsored by the Viterbo Administrative Assembly Service Committee.

 

Student Art Show

Monday, May. 18, 2015

Show runs from March 16 - April 1, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Student Art Show Opening

Monday, May. 18, 2015

Show runs from March 16–April 1, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Student Art Show: Johnnyray Hansen, Emily Price, Nikki Richard

Friday, May. 15, 2015

Show runs November 4 - December 11, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Art Show: Patrick Schmidt, Visiting Artist

Friday, May. 15, 2015

Show runs September 16 - October 30, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm while school is in session.

Katelyn Bouska Piano & Harpsichord Recital

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015

Music alum Katelyn Bouska (2008) will open this program with two sonatas for harpsichord by Georg Anton Benda, and follow with piano solo works by Leoš Janácek, Frédéric Chopin, and Petr Eben. ​​As a doctoral student at Temple University in Philadelphia, Katelyn Bouska is an active solo and collaborative performer on both historical and modern keyboard instruments. In addition to her performances in the United States, she has had opportunities to perform in Canada, France, Italy, Austria, and the Philippines. She holds a bachelor of music performance degree from Viterbo University and master degrees in piano and harpsichord performance, as well as the Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University.