Connections Online Newsletter

Welcome to Clare Apartments

Clare Tour Final
Employees enjoy a tour of Clare Apartments, Viterbo's new apartment-style residence hall, Aug. 21. View more photos or view a fact sheet about the building.

Service Learning for Residence Life

RAs Festival2
Shane Reinbold and
Molly Backman
Resident Assistant (RA) training at Viterbo involves much more than learning the rules and about what do about the usual situations that can arise in a college residence hall.

Each fall, Viterbo RAs gain valuable experience in diversity and service.

“One of my goals has been to help the staff become more aware of La Crosse, especially the area close to Viterbo,” said Vickie Unferth, director of residence life. “Several commented on how much they learned about poverty right here in La Crosse. I want our RAs to not only contribute to Viterbo but also learn ways in which they and their residents might contribute to society in the future.”


Volleyball Team Returns from Great Trip to West Coast

Hello San Francisco: team members Jordan Blaken, Kassie McGettigan, Alicia Olson, Brianna Brinkman, Erica Willadsen, Jerica Nelson, Katie Flock at the airport in San Francisco.

The West Coast turned out to be a very welcoming region for the Viterbo volleyball team.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Jennifer Nelson 

Fall 2012 Learning and Fellowship Series 

The library is pleased to announce the return of the Learning and Fellowship series. All sessions will be held at noon in the Learning Commons (Murphy Center 248) and participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The first session, “Welcome to VitCat: One-stop Searching for Academic Resources” with Jennifer Nelson will be held Thursday, Sept. 13.


Health CornerCadiceus

By Sue Danielson, health services

CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Test for All Baby Boomers  

If you’re 47–67 years old, you need to be tested for hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All U.S. baby boomers should get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus, according to final recommendations published recently. One in 30 baby boomers—the generation born from 1945 through 1965—has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases, including liver cancer (the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths) and is the leading cause of liver transplants in the U.S.


Recognized for Service

Service Recognition 
Apryl Denny (20 years) and Vickie Schaefer, Amy Gleason, Marlene Fisher, Deb Daehn-Zellmer, Drew Crawford and Ward Jones (15 years) were some of the employees recognized for their years of service to Viterbo during the university forum Aug. 21.

AUGUST 27, 2012

Welcome Back Bash ThursdayWelcome Back Bash


The Viterbo community is invited to attend the second annual Welcome Back Bash Thursday, Aug. 30 from 2–4 p.m. in the Mathy Center.

More than 70 area businesses, non-profit organizations, campus departments, and Viterbo clubs and organizations will participate. The event will include free food, coupons, discounts, and door prizes.

If you have any questions, contact Dodie Marriott at ext. 3060 or


Welcome New Employees

New Viterbo employees were introduced at the University forum Aug. 21. Meet the newest members of the Viterbo community.



Parking Policies Now in Effect

Viterbo parking policies go into effect today. Some leniency will be given the first week of school in commuter/employee lots A, C, G, H, I, J and M as everyone re-acquaints themselves with the parking locations and policies.

Resident parking lots D, F, L, N, O and P will be monitored beginning this evening. The policies will be strictly enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A designated motorcycle and scooter parking only area is located on the south side of Viterbo Drive across from the FSPA apartments. Parking is permitted between the signs without a permit.

Vehicle parking is not allowed on the FSPA side of Franciscan Way from         7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday or anytime in front of the FSPA apartments on the north side of Viterbo Drive without the proper FSPA permit.

Additional parking policy information is available at

Contact Dennis Kolb at ext. 3923 with any questions or comments.

Bill Reese to Present Program at FSC

Bill Reese, religious studies and philosophy, will present the four-part ecumenical program, “Unity and Diversity in the Family of God” at the Franciscan Spirituality Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The program will examine what unites and separates Christians today. The series will be held from 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings through Oct. 2. Cost is $35 for all four sessions or $10 per session.

For more information, including the titles of each presentation, or to register, visit


Connections is published every Monday of each academic year. Copy deadline is 4 p.m., Wednesday. Email copy to or send interoffice to the office of communications and marketing, RC 007.