Connections Online Newsletter

"Why Work? Making a Living and Making a Life" Humanities Symposium Feb. 5–6

People from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions will come together for a community dialogue about the history, nature, and value of work at the “Why Work? Making a Living and Making a Life” Humanities Symposium Tuesday, Feb. 5–Wednesday, Feb. 6.


My Neighbourhood Screening and Q and A Session Jan. 29 

ChildThe D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership will present a screening of the documentary My Neighbourhood at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The 25-minute film will be followed by a question and answer session held via Skype with Suhad Babaa, community outreach and digital resources manager for Just Vision. Just Vision is an award-winning team of Palestinian, Israeli, North American, and South American filmmakers, journalists, and human rights advocates dedicated to telling the stories of Israelis and Palestinians working nonviolently to achieve security, freedom, and peace in the region.


Summer Research Fellowship Program

Applications for Viterbo’s 2013 Summer Research Fellowship Program are available at This website contains the fillable-form application as well as a variety of resources for faculty and students.


Rastrelli Cello Quartet to Perform Jan. 24

rastrelliThe outstanding Rastrelli Cello Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their non-traditional programming since 2002, mixing works by Bach, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky with George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, and Leroy Anderson.


Health CornerCadiceus

By Sue Danielson, health services

Welcome to Flu Season

Why is the flu season so bad this year? The 2013 season is particularly wretched because one of the major strains in this year’s flu mix hasn’t been seen for five to nine years and people’s antibodies for it have waned, said Arnold Monto, a professor of epidemiology and member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Influenza Advisory Group, which works with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Last year the flu season was one of the mildest on record so people have been lulled into skipping the vaccine and forgetting how bad the flu can be.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Jennifer Nelson

Welcome back and library space changes 

Welcome back for the spring semester. The library has made some space changes over the winter break. We have added a brand new study room for solo or group study near the front of the library in room 103. As with our other study rooms, room 103 can be reserved from the circulation desk. Robers conference room (in the back of the library) has now transitioned into a silent study space. Robers is open during library hours and will soon be getting new furniture as part of the transition from a meeting space to a study space.


Quiet Reflection

The School of Nursing Building offers a warm and inviting place to study.

JANUARY 21, 2013

Chamber Music Series Continues Jan. 27

Violin3The Artaria String Quartet will present “Czech Mate” as part of the Viterbo One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The concert will feature the work of Czech composers. The Artaria String Quartet consists of Ray Shows and Nancy Oliveros on violin, Laura Sewell on cello, and guest violist Sabina Thatcher.

Visit or contact the box office for ticket information.

Lunch and Learn Friday

The Viterbo community is invited to attend the Lunch and Learn “Stereotypes and History of the Native American People” from 12:15–1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite.

The Lunch and Learn will be presented by Elizabeth Digby-Britten, home school coordinator for the Ho Chunk Nation.

Lunch is free, but registration is required. Contact ext. 3825 or to register.

Senior Show to Open in Art Gallery Wednesday

Print2The art of students Philip Hanner, Rachel Hoscheit, and Julia Opalinski will be on display in the Viterbo University Gallery in an exhibit opening with a reception from 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Hanner will display intaglio etched prints, Hoscheit will exhibit prints and two pieces of ceramic art, and Opalinski will display photography and ceramic pieces.

The exhibit will run until Friday, Feb. 15. There is no admission fee to the gallery, which is located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center on campus. The gallery is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. when school is in session.

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