Campus Events

Viterbo University Winter Commencement

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Viterbo University Winter Commencement

79  undergraduate students, 30 master’s degree students, and 4 associate degree students
will be candidates for graduation at Viterbo University’s winter commencement ceremony at
11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

For more information go to: http://www.viterbo.edu/commencement

Cultural Diversity Symposium

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Symposium is open to the Viterbo community. At 8:20 a.m., there will be a documentary showing of  Clinica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, followed by a discussion led by Sandy Brekke, RN, and Michelle Pinzl, World Languages and Cultures faculty member. From 10:45 a.m.-noon is keynote speaker Cella Janisch-Hartline, RN, BSN, PCC Certified Professional Coach and nursing leadership senior manager for Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.

Cherish the Ladies

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Special Added Performance
Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Cherish the Ladies is a Grammy Award®-nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene. They have shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide and have brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which recently received an Emmy Award®. Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. “It was the greatest gift they could give us,” says bandleader Joanie Madden. “We’re carrying on the music of our fathers.”

To learn more, visit their website.
 

 

"The Happy City" presented by author Charles Montgomery

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Keynote speaker Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author, urbanist, and leader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. He is the author of Happy City. Montgomery’s writings on urban planning, psychology, culture, and history have appeared in magazines and journals on three continents. He has received numerous awards. This lecture is part of the Annual Ethics Conference, titled "The Ethical City."

Magda Herzberger, Author, Poet, and Holocaust Survivor

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Magda Mozes Herzberger was born in Cluj, Romania. The Mozes family, along with thousands of other Jews, was forced into the Cluj Ghetto which was liquidated only a month later. Magda and her family were sent to Auschwitz, where most of them perished.Magda has spoken extensively about her experiences. She has published two memoirs - Eyewitness to Holocaust and Survival - and several volumes of poetry and fiction. This lecture is part of the 2019 Teaching the Holocaust Workshop.

Thomas Mangelsen, Renowned Nature Photographer

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for nearly 40 years observing and photographing the earth’s last great wild places. Mangelsen has received numerous honors including being named Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, among others. The entire Mangelsen portfolio can be viewed online at www.mangelsen.com. This lecture is part of the Annual Leopold Day Celebration.

"What does it mean to be an American?" Presented by David Dennis Sr.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

This lecture is part of the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Dave Dennis is an activist and author. Dave has been interviewed and recorded in numerous documents, articles, books, newspapers, magazines, and documentaries over the years. He has also received many awards and recognitions. He is active with two organizations—the Southern Initiative Algebra Project and Dave Dennis Connections.

Charles Montgomery, Keynote Speaker, Author of "The Happy City"

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

Keynote Speaker, Charles Montgomery, is the author of The Happy City. For more information on the Annual Ethics Conference, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics. Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.

"Resilient Living" Presented by Amit Sood, M.D.

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

Amit Sood, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinc and directs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative. He is also the creator of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Resilient Mind program and the author of multiple books. Free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the Annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is part of the 2018 Fall Lecture series sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. For more information, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

Rachel Lloyd, Author of "Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale"

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

Rachel Lloyd is the founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). She is an advocate of the New York state's Safe Harbour for Sexually Exploited Children Act. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale. Free and open to the public. This Fall Lecture series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University. For more information, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

MLK Celebration: Concert Choir

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

Theology on (a Root Beer) Tap: "Combating Hate Speech"

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

Featuring the Southern Poverty Law Center. Refreshments to follow.

Documentary: "Clinica de Migrantes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"

Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

There will be a panel discussion following the documentary.

World Premiere of "Decoding the Driftless"

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

This is a part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Fall Lecture series. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

"The Latehomecomer" Presentation by Author Kao Kalia Yang

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, activist and teacher. This is a part of the Ethics Institute Fall Lecture series. It is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics.

University Forum

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: Celebration 2019

Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $21 • Lower Balcony $18 • Upper Balcony $15

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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 2019 with this musical extravaganza.

Proseminar Commencement

Friday, Jul. 6, 2018

Graduation will be held in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. All are welcome.

The Best of Jim Witter: A Musical Journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Friday, March 29 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jim Witter’s first performance at Viterbo with a concert featuring audience favorites from previous performances by Witter and his band. Featuring the hits of Elton John, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, and many more, enjoy a nostalgic evening celebrating the songs and stories of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Jabali Acrobats

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $18 • Lower Balcony $16 • Upper Balcony $14
Child - Main Floor $16 • Lower Balcony $14 • Upper Balcony $12

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Originating in Mombasa, Kenya, these talented acrobats/artists have thrilled audiences of all ages with their unique display of athleticism, art, movement, and acrobatic majesty. This breathtaking performance exemplifies the link between athletics and the arts as the incredible acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair-balancing skills of these performers turn to dance with the Congo Snake Dance, Flamingo Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques, and comedy along with electrifying music.

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, March 30 at 3 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $23 • Lower Balcony $19 • Upper Balcony $15
Child - Main Floor $19 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $11

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The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters), geese, white doves and parrots.

To learn more, visit the Popovich Comedy Theater's website.

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Lightwire: The Show

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $23 • Lower Balcony $19 • Upper Balcony $15
Child - Main Floor $19 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $11

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Explore a strange and fascinating new world in this epic adventure from Lightwire Theater. Birds grow 16 feet tall, cats fight with light sabers, and 60 electroluminescent creatures light up the stage in this visually-stimulating performance. The story begins with an outcast young bird trying to come to terms with a strange new power he’s been given. Banished from his tribe for being different, he wanders his planet, where danger lurks everywhere. A chance encounter with a warrior cat creates an unlikely friendship, and together they have the potential to save their world from an alien species seeking to destroy it. Lightwire: The Show is a must-see theatrical event the whole family will enjoy.

To learn more, visit Lightwire Theater's website.

 

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Alter Eagles

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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The Alter Eagles are the most authentic representation of The Eagles in their prime. The members of Alter Eagles came together for love of The Eagles’ music and were eager to pool their talents to provide the most accurate and engaging live recreation of The Eagles’ music possible. Enjoy all The Eagles’ classics, including Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of These Nights, as well as songs from their newer albums and solo careers, such as Heartache Tonight and, of course, Hotel California.

To learn more, visit the Alter Eagles' website.


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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $34 • Lower Balcony $30 • Upper Balcony $24

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Canadian actor and uber geek Charles Ross brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes - no costumes, no props, no sets - all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles. If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End to off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie’s mom. The Force is strong with this one.

Written and Performed by Charles Ross
Directed by TJ Dawe

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

To learn more, visit the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy website.

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Rock of Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $59 • Lower Balcony $55 • Upper Balcony $49

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Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this 10th anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.

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Troupe Vertigo

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $42 • Lower Balcony $38 • Upper Balcony $32

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Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics, classical dance, and contemporary theatre, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement. Consisting of world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and ballet dancers, Los Angeles-based Troupe Vertigo was founded in 2009 by artistic director Aloysia Gavre, formerly of the internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil, and technical director Rex Camphuis, whose background is with the fabled Pickle Family Circus.

To learn more, visit their website.

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Monty Python's Spamalot

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $59 • Lower Balcony $55 • Upper Balcony $49

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The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award®-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot.

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Celtic Nights

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Celtic Nights presents Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors, which captures the very essence of Irish history. Through music, song, and dance, audiences will be taken on a journey through the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. Oceans of Hope is the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; a story of a people moving across oceans from all nations in hopes for a better and brighter future.

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies, featuring all-original American Roots music and stories from the Louisiana Bayou. Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies are powerfully-talented musicians and entertainers who immerse the audience into all-original Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing in the Southwest Louisiana tradition.

To learn more, visit their website.

Photo by Steve Harman, www.4050photo.com

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre has become one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance companies in the country. The company performs innovative and provocative choreography by Lula Washington, who uses dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture. An award-winning choreographer, her work is filled with honesty, integrity, and unparalleled creativity.

To learn more, visit Lula Washington Dance Theatre's website.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.

 

 

 

Please join us prior to the performance for an Artists in Conversation discussion, which will be led by members of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. The discussion will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

  

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