Campus Events

Safety Tips for College Students Presentation

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

Adam Malin, director of campus safety, and Lt. Avrie Schott of the La Crosse Police Department will share safety tips. Employees are also welcome to attend.

Spirit of St. Francis Sustainability Awards Presentation

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

Following the awards presentation Mike Geise, La Crosse County, Sustainable La Crosse Commission, will speak about what La Crosse has done and is doing to reduce our carbon footprint. Sponsored by the Environmental Responsibilities Committee and the Student Sustainability Club.

Branding Training Session

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Employees: Deb Kappmeyer, communications, will discuss the guidelines for using the new logos and answer questions.

Building a Culture to Compete and Serve featuring Jeff Thompson, M.D.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

This annual Business Ethics Lectureship features Jeff Thompson, M.D., executive advisor and CEO emeritus at Gundersen Health System, pediatrician, author, and speaker on values-based leadership. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at Seating is limited. Sponsored by Shawn and Mary Jo Werner, Wipfli, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business. For questions contact Nicole Van Ert at

Securing Scholarships Live-Stream Presentation by Jocelyn Paonita

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Students: Are you looking for ways to help pay for college? There will be a live-stream with Jocelyn Paonita, founder of The Scholarship System. After securing $126,000 in college scholarships and graduating debt free, Paonita works to teach students like you how to secure scholarships in six simple steps. For more information, come to this session and visit

Civil Dialogue on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

This is an Identities Project event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

"Mental Illness: Fact and Fiction" Documentary and Discussion

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

This is an Identities Project event and also sponsored by SGA. Free and all are welcome to attend.

Physical and Invisible Disabilities: Stories of Stigma, Stereotypes, and Support

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

This is an Identities Project event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

"Bullied" Documentary and Discussion

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

This is an Identities Project Event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

A Civil Dialogue on the National Anthem and the American Flag

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

This is an Identities Project Event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

Mental Health Trivia sponsored by Active Minds

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

De-stress with Active Minds with Mental Health Trivia. It’s free to participate and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. For more information contact Tori Voight at

Faith and Science: Responses to Storms, Wildfires, and Climate Change

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Join this timely webinar to gain knowledge and perspective on the common attribution question: "Is climate change to blame for the recent hurricanes and wildfires?" Christopher Iremonger, biology faculty, will lead discussion afterward. Sign up at Presented by Catholic Climate Covenant. sponsored by the Environmental Responsibilities Committee.

Civil Dialogue: Black Lives Matter

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Rick Trietley, Viterbo vice president for student affairs, facilitates a civil dialogue on a topic that continues to have relevance on our campus, our neighborhood, our country, and our world. Free and open to the Viterbo campus community.

Constitution Day Celebration

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Emily Bunting, guest speaker from Viola, is on a Supreme Court case to be heard Oct 3. The case regards Wisconsin’s gerrymandering situation, which benefits one political party to the detriment of the other major party. This case holds out the possibility of becoming a precedent in our constitutional order, potentially forbidding political parties from drawing representative district lines for their own advantage. The session will also feature Michael Smuksta, Viterbo history emeritus.

Student Success and Persistence presented by Jillian Kinzie

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Jillian Kinzie is associate director of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institue. Learn more about a framework for advancing student success using a systematic approach; how to aid in enhancing the college experience; how NSSE data can influence what we do as an institution. Sponsored by the Center for Student Success and the Title III Grant.

Decoding the Federal Job Application Process Presentation

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Yearning for Trust: Truth, Lies and Deception in the Unsocial Media Age presented by Frank Oswald

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

This Business Ethics Lectureship features Frank Oswald, consultant, writer, and lecturer at Columbia University. His presentation will focus on digital media as both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses that recognize that while tricks may drive clicks, trust is their most valuable asset.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Jan. 30 at For questions, contact Nicole Van Ert at or 608-796-3616.



Viewing of "Iron Jawed Angels"

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016

This drama recounts a key chapter in U.S. history. It shows the struggle of suffragists Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor) and how these women broke from the mainstream women’s rights movement and pushed the boundaries of political protest to secure the voting rights of women. Co-sponsored by VU College Democrats, the Social Work Club, and Women’s Studies.

Active Minds Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016

An organization devoted to bringing awareness to, and education about, mental health issues. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Free pizza. For more information contact Robyn Gaier, philosophy, at

Constitution Day Celebration

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016

Keith Knutson (history) and Eric Weinberg (history) will be delivering presentations on the topic of religious freedom.

Women’s Studies Film Festival - It's a Girl

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016

Film showing and discussion. Sponsored by the Viterbo University Program in Women's Studies.

Poetry Reading with Magda Mozes Herzberger, Holocaust Survivor

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016

Magda Mozes Herzberger was born on February 20, 1926, 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.

In 1957, after nine years in Israel, the Herzbergers immigrated to the U.S. They and their two children settled in Monroe, Wisconsin, where Magda's husband practiced medicine for 20 years. The Herzbergers moved to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1976 and to Arizona in 1994.

Magda has spoken extensively about her experiences. She has published two memoirs--Eyewitness to Holocaust and Survival--and several volumes of poetry and fiction.  Magda will read from her poetry and books will be available for purchase.


"Women and Peace," Women's Studies Documentary

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Presented with Apryl Denny, English, and Laura Nettles, FSPA, religious studies. All are welcome to attend.

Geekend: Movie "Steve Jobs"

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Sponsored by Campus Activities

Movie Night sponsored by VU After Dark

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Students: Join us for a not-yet-on DVD movie. Snacks provided. Sponsored by VU After Dark.

Movie Night sponsored by VU After Dark

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Students: Join us for a not-yet-on-DVD movie. Snacks provided. Sponsored by VU After Dark.

Theory of Human Caring Web Stream Presentation by Jean Watson Ph.D, RN

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Jean Watson Ph.D, RN, developed the Theory of Human Caring and has presented her work internationally. She will give a presentation via live Web stream Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 12:15–1 p.m. Viterbo community members are invited to watch in Reinhart Center room 127. Bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

Constitution Day Presentation

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

Free and open to the public. "Voting Rights Under the American Constitutional Order" presentation for Constitution Day.

Disney Movie Night

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Get a free ticket to the Platinum Edition show, Walt's World of Music and Magic,  and enjoy a classic Disney move after the show. Sponsored by VU After Dark.

Platinum Edition Show is in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Disney movie is in the Reinhart Center room 127.

Movie Night: Big Hero 6

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Join us this Family Day film. Snacks provided and families are welcome to attend. Sponsored by VU After Dark.