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Murals Unveiled

School of Fine Arts Dean Tim Schorr, theatre department chair Jeff Stolz, students Joey Miller and Ellen Matthees, and President Rick Artman pose in front of La Crosse Performing Arts Center, which is scheduled for completion in January. The picture was taken just after Wednesday’s press conference and unveiling of the murals (background) which were designed by local artist Jill Rippe. Viterbo’s first production in the new facility will be A Chorus Line, opening April 19. Matthees is the stage manager for performance. For more information, read the story in the La Crosse Tribune.

A Viterbo Christmas Dec. 1–2

ViterboChristmasCelebrate the Christmas season with the Viterbo music department as they present A Viterbo Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The women of the Viterbo Concert Choir and harpist Elinor Niemisto will open the performance with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Britten has arranged nine medieval carols in harmonic language that is both beautiful and expressive of the poetry.


Honoring Our Veterans

Viterbo honored its veterans in a remembrance held in Assisi Courtyard near the flag pole Nov. 12. Fr. Conrad Targonski read the “roll call” of names that were submitted of members of the military—students and staff, who had served or are serving in the armed forces. The roll call was followed by a flag ceremony and refreshments.

Weather Related Information

ColdViterbo inclement weather policy is invoked only in the most serious time when conditions make travel to and from campus dangerously imprudent or other events cause serious safety concern. However, conditions throughout the region may vary significantly. Individuals should exercise prudence in determining the safety of a commute from their respective location. If the condition warrants, suitable arrangements between instructor and students will be made to make up for the absence.


Physical Plant NewsTools

By Linda Kneifl

The air conditioning units are now shut off in the buildings and the heating season has begun. Please close storm windows to conserve energy. If you are unable to do so, write up a work order to have physical plant do this for you.


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By Sue Danielson

Great American Smokeout 

When it comes to smoking, everyone loves a quitter. With Viterbo going smoke-free in July 2014, health services would like to challenge you to think about quitting. The American Cancer Society marked the 37th Great American Smokeout Nov. 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting—even for one day—smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life, one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. It doesn’t matter that the date for the Smokeout has come and gone, quitting can happen any day.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Jennifer Nelson

Library Services for Alumni 

Did you know that Viterbo alumni continue to have access to many library services even after they graduate? Alumni are able to: check out library materials; access newspapers, periodicals, and reference materials within the library; use library computers; use online databases within the library; print and make copies with the purchase of a copy card; and continue using interlibrary loan services. To continue using library services, users will need to have alumni status verified. Alumni status can be verified by library staff from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.


Servant Leadership
Servant Leadership

Viterbo hosted a statewide conversation on servant leadership Nov. 15 in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Included in the photo are student Emily Buchman and Board of Trustees member Gerald Baldner.

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Alumni Children's Christmas Party Dec. 1

HollyViterbo employees and their families are invited the annual Viterbo Alumni Children’s Party from 10 a.m.–noon Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.

The event will include Christmas carols, crafts, face painting, and a visit from Santa Claus.

RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 29 with the number and names of children and adults at or ext. 3076. The party is sponsored by the Viterbo Alumni Association.

Get a Massage Dec. 3–6

MassageEnjoy a quiet time, with soothing music as you receive a 15-minute massage. Students in the BodyMind Therapies class will provide the massages in the Integrative Health room in Nursing Center 204. 

Massage tables and chair massage are available. There will be no disrobing. You can choose hand/arm, head, face, neck and shoulder, back or foot massage. Make your appointment with Brandy Cleveland at ext. 3670.

Parking Changes Coming Up

ParkingSignEffective Dec. 15, Viterbo employees will no longer be permitted to park in Mayo Clinic Franciscan Skemp Healthcare parking Lot 3, as Franciscan Skemp Healthcare will require the use of that lot to accommodate their parking needs. Any employees who use, or have used, parking Lot 3 in the past should make plans to park in an alternate location, as any vehicles parked in that lot after Dec. 15 will be subject to fines or towing per Mayo Clinic Franciscan Skemp Healthcare policy.

Flu Shots Still Available

Flu ShotHealth Services still has flu shots available. Get your shot before the holidays. Free for students and $12 for employees. Call ext. 3825 or to schedule an appointment.

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