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Community Health Fair

Health Fair2

Spinal screenings were one of the many opportunities available for people attending the annual Viterbo Community Health Fair April 9 in the Mathy Center. More than 550 people attended the event.

Viterbo to Present A Chorus Line at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts April 19–21, 26–28
Weber Center

Viterbo will make its debut at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts as theatre and music theatre students present Michael Bennett’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Chorus Line Friday, April 19–Sunday, April 21 and Friday, April 26–Sunday April 28.


Research on Display
Research Conference

Tim Metzler shared his research project, “Gender-based Differences in Speeches of Image Restoration” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse April 11–13. Twenty-seven Viterbo students were selected to participate in the prestigious event.

Beau Weston to Give Two Presentations Wednesday

WestonBeauBeau Weston, the Van Winkle Professor of Sociology at Centre College in Danville, Ky., will give two presentations at Viterbo Wednesday, April 17 in the School of Nursing Building Collins Auditorium.

“Acting Happy Makes the World Better” will be held from 2–3:30 p.m. Weston addresses the question: What is a servant leader to do? Start by serving. Service makes people happy and what we do to make ourselves happier makes the world better, too. This presentation is sponsored by the Administrative Assembly.


Celebrate Earth Day April 22

EarthDayThe Viterbo community is invited to join the Environmental Sustainability Committee in celebrating Earth Day with a variety of activities from 2–6 p.m. Monday, April 22 in Assisi Courtyard. Food and drinks will be offered throughout the day.

The schedule of events:  

  • 2 p.m. Rain Barrel Installation
  • 2:15 p.m. Tree Planting
  • 3 p.m. Yoga Lesson from the Root Down Yoga Studio
  • 4 p.m. La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat
  • 4:30 p.m. Consumer Habits and Impacts with Cameron Segura – Reinhart Center 127
  • 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley Conservancy Executive Director Tim Jacobson
  • 5:30 p.m. Recycled Art Contest Winners Announced

Fired Up for Science Thursday

RocketMembers of the Viterbo community are invited to have their children join area young people and their parents at an evening of fun demonstrations and hands-on science experiments at “Fired Up for Science” held from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Reinhart Center.


Distinguished Alumnus Visits

Professional opera singer Matt Boehler paid a visit to Viterbo April 5 where he performed and answered questions about his accomplished career. Boehler graduated from Viterbo in 1998 with a degree in theatre. He went on to earn an opera certificate from Juilliard, has performed with prestigious opera companies, and has garnered rave reviews in both The New York Times and The Washington Post. Click to visit his website.

Health CornerCadiceus

By Sue Danielson, health services

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Did you know that more than 500 people died on Wisconsin roads last year?

Some deaths were caused by speeding, while others were a result of drunk driving, or from not wearing a seat belt during an accident. These deaths affect many lives and cause great pain to thousands of people throughout the state. Fortunately, you can help change that number.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Kimberley Wroblewski

Senior Spotlight: Mandy Elliott

Mandy Elliott is a senior Pre-K-12 Spanish education major with a minor in Latin American Studies. Mandy grew up in Quito, Ecuador, before she moved to Chatfield, Minn., in 2001. After graduation, she hopes to serve abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.


APRIL 15, 2013

Enjoy a Spring Treat Tomorrow

Trailmix2The hospitality committee invites employees to enjoy trail mix and lemonade, Tuesday, April 16 from 2–3:30 p.m. in Murphy Center Lobby.

Employees are encouraged to bring a snack or monetary donation for the Food for Finals drive. Click for more information about the hospitality committee.

The Winner

Congratulations to Dennis Kolb, physical plant, the winner of the annual employee NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament bracket competition.

Food for Finals

FoodDriveAdministrative Assembly is sponsoring a "Food for Finals" booth for students. Two locations will be available during finals week for students to grab a snack as they study for their exams. 

Viterbo employees are invited to donate individually bagged treats, pre-packaged snacks, and non-refrigerated items. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the hospitality snack Tuesday, April 16 and also in the human resources office in Murphy Center room 200 from Wednesday, May 1–Friday, May 3.

Dance Recital April 20

DanceTeamViterbo’s student dance team, the Tailfeathers, will present their second annual dance recital from 2–4 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

Highlights of the event will include routines from throughout the year and new large and small group pieces choreographed by team members.

“We’re putting on the show as a thank you to our supporters, family members, and friends,” said Rachel Hall, team member.

Quality Management Conference April 18–19

ArrowGraphicThe Viterbo community is invited to attend the conference “Quality Management Tools for You” Thursday, April 18–Friday, April 19 in the Reinhart Center Board Room.

Many people think that quality management tools are something that are just for the management representative of a quality management system. The reality is that whether you are in nursing or education, business or servant leadership, or any other workplace, you can use tools for strategic planning, risk management, and problem solving to make a difference in your organization. This one and a half day conference covers selected areas of the Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence Body of Knowledge.

Attendees will have options including a graduate credit offering through Viterbo University to customize the conference for their needs, interests, and time available. Presenters include Anita Wood, business, and Derek Cortez, business.

Click for complete details and registration information.

All Student Show to Open in Art Gallery Wednesday

The All Student Show will open in the Viterbo University Gallery with a reception from 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

The exhibit will feature art in a variety of mediums submitted by Viterbo students and selected by a panel of judges.

The exhibit will run until Friday, May 10. There is no admission fee to the gallery, which is located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center on campus.

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