Campus Events

The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century Presented by Erik Camayd-Freixas

Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Free and open to the public. Reservations not required. Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., is professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University (FIU). A Harvard-trained communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist at federal and state courts, Camayd-Freixas made international headlines with his essay, “Interpreting after the Largest ICE Raid in U.S. History: A Personal Account,” and with his book, U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact, where he denounces the criminalization of workers and the socioeconomic devastation of immigration enforcement in Postville, Iowa, and beyond. He has testified before Congress, contributed as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court, and received human rights awards from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration Presentation by Duchess Harris

Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Duchess Harris is a professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College. She is the author of four books. Harris was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in American History and Afro-American Studies. Six years later, she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. She did postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota Law School and at the Womanist Studies Consortium at the University of Georgia. She earned a Juris Doctorate in 2011, and has an expertise in Civil Rights Law. In 2015, The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers chose her to receive "The Profiles in Courage Award."​​

Estelle Laughlin, Holocaust Survivor and Keynote Speaker, Teaching the Holocaust

Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Estelle Laughlin was born in Warsaw, Poland, on July 9, 1929 to Michla and Samek Wakszlak. Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The siege on Warsaw began a week after German forces invaded Poland. The Wakszlak family and more than 400,000 Jews from the city and surrounding areas were forced to live in a 1.3 square mile area and to wear a white armband with a blue Star of David. From July-September 1942, 300,000 ghetto residents were deported to Treblinka II, an extermination camp. During this time Estelle and her family hid in a secret room to escape the deportations. Later, she was sent to the Czestochowa concentration camp to work in a munitions factory. She moved to Bavaria in August 1945 and lived there until 1947, when she moved to the U.S. to join Michla’s two sisters and brother in New York City. Estelle is a volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The Viterbo Concert Choir Short Performance Prior to Holocaust Speaker Eva Schloss

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017

University Forum

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

La Crosse Dance Centre presents Nutcracker Ballet

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $19 • Child (under 18) $16
Tickets go on sale August 15

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The timeless tale tells the adventure of self-discovery for Maria, who receives a Nutcracker doll from her Godmother Drosselmeyer on Christmas Eve. Join Maria on her journey as she defeats the evil Rat Queen, travels through a beautiful snow-covered land, and revels in the colorful Land of Sweets. Come celebrate the joy of the season with La Crosse's original Nutcracker Ballet.

Steven Rinella presents The Ethics of Hunting; Aldo Leopold Day Celebration

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, award-winning author, and host of the 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.

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

University Forum

Monday, Jul. 3, 2017

"Writing in Stone" Presented by Terese Agnew, Ethics Lecture Series

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

For more information contact Nicole Van Ert, ethics institute, at nmvanert@viterbo.edu or 608-796-3616.

Master of Arts in Education Commencement

Thursday, May. 11, 2017

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
                  

 

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.


 

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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.

 

 


 

Viterbo University presents A Viterbo Christmas: And a little child shall lead them

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $18 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $12

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Celebrate the Christmas season with the Viterbo University Concert Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Platinum Edition as they present a variety of Christmas music along with an opportunity for the audience to sing along with familiar carols. This concert will weave music and narration to retell the powerful story of a little child changing our world forever. 
 

          SPONSORED BY                      MEDIA SPONSOR
    
 

     An Arts in Context discussion 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.
 

 

 

Inauguration Installation Ceremony of President Glena Temple

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017

The Viterbo community is invited to attend. Afternoon classes are cancelled beginning at 12:20 p.m. Following the installation ceremony will be a reception in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to join the processional in academic regalia.

Practical Matters, Talking About Death, Humanities Symposium 2017

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

This Main Session includes discussions from a medical examiner, social worker, hospice/palliative care worker, funeral director, interpreter, and an advanced directive consultant. Talking About Death is the theme of the Humanities Symposium 2017. Everyone is invited to attend.

Conversation Around Dying and Loss, Humanities Symposium 2017

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Talking About Death is the theme of the Humanities Symposium 2017. Everyone is invited to attend.

BSN Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017