Connections Online Newsletter

Viterbo Exchange to Begin with Irish Counterpart All Hallows College

All Hallows
Beginning this fall, Viterbo students will have the opportunity to participate in a semester study abroad in Dublin, Ireland, through an exchange program with All Hallows College. Established as All Saints College in 1842, All Hallows is a college that since 1892 has operated under the Catholic order of Vincentians.


Forensic Expert and Clinical Psychologist to Address Sexual Violence with Two Presentations April 8–9

Lisak Nationally recognized forensic consultant and clinical psychologist David Lisak, Ph.D., will give a pair of important presentations on topics of sexual violence, “Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence in a College Community” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 and “The Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, both in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. Each event is free and open to the public.


Eating at Viterbo Just Got Easier Thanks to Planned Changes

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Some exciting changes are in the works for students and staff who eat on campus. Next year, and ready for students' return in the fall, The Caf, Crossroads, and Franny’s will all take on a different feel to reflect the changes in the way we eat.


Stockwell SmallerParalympics Star Melissa Stockwell to Tell "My Story" March 25

Melissa Stockwell, a dynamic speaker and renowned Paralympic athlete will share her life story today, Monday, March 25, 12:15–1 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Board Room.


Viterbo Community Health Fair April 9

Health Fair HandsGet a massage, donate blood, enjoy a healthy snack, participate in numerous health screenings, or learn about the many health resources in the La Crosse area at the annual Viterbo Community Health Fair from 2–6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Mathy Center.

The theme of this year’s event is “Hands on Health.” The event is free and open to the public, and more than 40 local organizations are scheduled to attend.


Kudos to…

Six MBA students advised by Kem Gambrell presented their research at the MBAA International conference in Chicago, March 1:


Platinum Edition to Present Celebration 2013 April 6

Viterbo’s Platinum Edition show choir and special guests will present an evening of great singing and dancing with their annual variety performance Celebration 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.


Papal Potpourri

McGarty Speaking
A respectable crowd braved a March snowstorm last Monday evening to hear Msgr. Bernard McGarty’s lecture, Election of a Pope: Papal Elections Yesterday and Today. The presentation which was scheduled prior to the election of Pope Francis I, included a section on the workings of a conclave and a history of many of the significant and historical developments associated with the Papacy.

Library BooksFrom the Library

By Elizabeth Bass

Library Renovation Provides New Look and Services
Just in time for spring, the library has sprung a fresh, new look. Over the past few weeks, we’ve made a number of changes to provide patrons with modern study areas and enhanced technology capabilities:


CaduceusHealth Corner

By Sue Danielson, health services

Although it still doesn’t feel like spring, it is time to start thinking about those pesky spring allergies. Spring is the time of year that we normally think of when it comes to seasonal allergies. As the trees start to bloom and the pollen gets airborne, allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. Each year, 35 million Americans fall prey to seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever.


MARCH 25, 2013

Nominate a Colleague for a Rose Award

The April 1 deadline to nominate a colleague is looming. Do you know or work with a servant leader? Are you served by an office that deserves consideration for a Pax et Bonum Award? Who will be our next Employee of the Year? These and other awards await your nomination at


Easter Eggs

Easter Celebrations

You are invited to attend Viterbo's Easter Celebrations at San Damiano Chapel.

  • Holy Thursday, March 28 at 5:15 p.m.
  • Good Friday, March 29 at 5:15 p.m.
  • The Great Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. (You are welcome to wear your Easter best.)
  • Easter Sunday, March 31 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Write a Prayer and Get it Published by Viterbo

Prayer Viterbo students and staff are invited to write and submit prayers, meditations, or reflections to be published in a Viterbo University Prayer Book which will be compiled over the summer. The theme of the prayer is up to you—for students, parents, benefactors, for the relief of stress, finals week, mending of a relationship, or good sportsmanship, for example. The committee planning this project is led by Fr. Conrad Targonski and includes a group of students, staff, and faculty. Submit no later than April 15. You needn’t be a “pro” to participate. The process is simple and all submissions are welcome and can be done online at:


Graduate and Professional School Fair in April

A graduate and professional school fair is being held in conjunction with the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in April.

More than 100 graduate and professional schools will be represented at the fair, scheduled for 1–5 p.m. in the Mitchell Hall Field House Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.

Viterbo students considering graduate or professional studies will have the opportunity to network and gather information from institutional representatives. Information is available at Click on the Graduate and Professional School Fair link on the left side of the page.


Encourage Students to be O’Leaders

Know of a student who wants to spread his or her wings and ascend to positions of leadership? Encourage students to be Orientation Leaders. There are many great benefits to being an Orientation Leader. It is a great way to meet other students, expand leadership experiences, give back to Viterbo, and have fun all while leading. Over 40 students will be selected to help with V-Hawk Orientation Days Aug. 23–25. Help campus activities and orientation spread the word that the application and a complete job description are available at Orientation leaders must be available for all required dates of obligation. Applications are due on or before April 5. Contact Kari Reyburn with questions.

Also from student life: VU After Dark is collecting empty gallon milk jugs for an upcoming event. Bring empty gallon milk jugs to the Hawk’s Nest (Marian Hall North) before April 5.


Leadership at Noon

Gerrard-Hoeschler Realtors co-owner Nancy Gerrard and President Rick Staff discussed the aspects that make their business successful as part of the Leadership at Noon series March 19. Their presentation concluded the series for the academic year.


Cafeteria Grill Cook Needed

Chef's Hat ARAMARK is seeking a grill cook for Marian Hall Dining Room from now until the middle of May. Hours for the position are Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Candidates must be able to interact with students and be able to stand for most of the shift. Short order cooking experience and strong food handling knowledge are very beneficial and punctuality is a must. All candidates must undergo an extensive background check.

Pay for the position is $10–$13 per hour based on experience. The position is temporary, but due to restructuring of meal plans for the fall semester, there is a possibility that a permanent, full-time position will be available in August. For more information about the position, contact Carma Burfield at ext. 3831.


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