Connections Online Newsletter

Spaghetti Dinner

Dietetics students hosted a spaghetti dinner during Viterbo Days. The event was one of many that took place last Friday and Saturday.

Campus Sustainability Day Oct. 24

Pledge Logo2The Environmental Responsibility Committee at Viterbo University will be sponsoring a Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, Oct. 24, which will include a “Sustainability 101” presentation, a Sustainability Brown Bag Lunch, and a viewing of the film PLANEAT. 

The schedule of events:

  • 9:05–10 a.m. Sustainability 101 presentation, Dahl School of Business room 122.
  • Noon Sustainability Brown Bag Lunch, Reinhart Center Board Room
  • 3 p.m. Signing of St. Francis Pledge and Walking Tour, Assisi Courtyard
  • 7 p.m.—Film: PLANEAT, Dahl School of Business room 122

Platinum Edition to Present A Night in New York City Oct. 27

PEViterbo’s Platinum Edition show choir and special guests will take the audience on a singing and dancing adventure in the Big Apple as they present A Night in New York City at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

A Night in New York City will feature new and classic Broadway and New York-themed music, including New York State of Mind, MacArthur Park, Birdland, Ain’t No Other Man, Newsies, Hard Knock Life, Masquerade, Nothin’ But a Good Time, and a medley from Jersey Boys.


Ready for Flu Season
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Sue Danielson, health services, vaccinates Ruth Badciong, education, against the flu Oct. 17. So far 213 of the Viterbo community have been vaccinated.

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus to Present Free Concert Sunday

ArmybandThe U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” will present a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. There is a limit of four tickets per person, and seating is general admission. Tickets are available at the box office.


"Encouraging the Heart: A Kwik Trip Perspective" Oct. 31

KwikTrip3The Professional Development Committee is offering two workshop sessions for staff and administrative employees to hear the Kwik Trip story and gain insight into encouraging the hearts of those with whom we work.

“Encouraging the Heart” is about the basic human need to be appreciated for who we are and what we do. Kwik Trip’s John McHugh, vice president for corporate communications, has worked with his employees on the simple acts of kindness allowing mutual respect and recognition of accomplishments.


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By Sue Danielson, health services

Why Should I Get A Seasonal Flu Shot? 

The seasonal flu shot is the most effective method for preventing influenza illness and its complications. Seasonal flu poses a real threat each year, as 36,000 people in the U.S. die from influenza and another 200,000 are hospitalized. The seasonal flu shot is generally given to anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu. The CDC recommends that anyone over six months of age get vaccinated against the flu.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Jennifer Nelson

Educause 2012 Online at Viterbo 

Save the Date: Library Services, IIT, and Instructional Design are excited to present Educause Online. Attend Educause Online in the Learning Commons, Murphy Center room 248, Wednesday, Nov. 7–Friday, Nov. 9 as your schedule permits.


OCTOBER 22, 2012

Attend the FSPA Sponsorship Conference Oct. 26

WeisenbeckMarlene2The Viterbo community is invited to attend the 23rd Annual FSPA Sponsorship Conference from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 in the Fine Arts Center.

The event will be led by Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA. Sr. Weisenbeck holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and a Doctorate in Canon Law. She recently celebrated her golden jubilee as a member of the FSPA.

Safe Trick-or-Treat Event Oct. 28

HalloweenThe Education Club’s annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event will be held Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4–7 p.m. in the Mathy Center. Children and their families can enjoy trick-or-treating, games, etc.

Reception for Koshia Campbell Thursday

Wish Koshia Campbell well at a farewell reception in her honor from 2–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Koshia has accepted a position at Logistics Health Inc., and her last day at Viterbo will be Friday, Oct. 26.

Hispanic Heritage Month Panel Thursday

The Viterbo Spanish Club will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Panel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the School of Nursing Building room 101.

Guest speakers will include Alfonso Sanchez, director of Lugar de Reunion in Sparta; Lisa Ochoa, interpreter; and Chuck Berendes, Catholic Charities immigration lawyer. The Viterbo community is invited to attend.

Seven Rivers Undergraduate Symposium Nov. 9

Seven RiversDon’t miss the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, Nov. 9. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the scholarly work that’s being done by Viterbo students and other students from the tri-state area.

All who are interested and able to attend any part of this free event need to register online; a tentative schedule and the online registration form can be found on the Seven Rivers website at Questions? Email

"Psychobabble" Event Wednesday

“Psychobabble,” a new monthly lecture series sponsored by the psychology club, will open with the presentation “Where’s Your Head At?” Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6–7 p.m. in the Dahl School of Business room 123.

David Bauer, psychology, will explore the incredible surge of development in the brain of the average college student age 18–24 and how it influences thought process and judgment.

The Viterbo community is invited to attend.

Hip-hop Violinist Josh Vietti to Perform Oct. 26

ViolinVU After Dark will host hip-hop violinist and rising star Josh Vietti Friday, Oct. 26 at 9:30 p.m. in Marian Hall Dining Room.

Vietti is from Southern California and has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, opened for Ne-Yo and Earth, Wind, and Fire, and has just wrapped up a nationwide 60-date college tour.

VU After Dark is excited to be hosting an artist as talented as Vietti and would like to invite anyone from the Viterbo community to come and check out this performance. For more information about Vietti, visit Contact Kari Reyburn at for questions concerning the event.

VU After Dark Student Programming Assistants Needed

VU After Dark is currently accepting applications for the student programming assistant positions. Applications are available at and are due Thursday, Nov. 8.

This is a paid position where students work 12 hours per week and gain many leadership skills. A quality applicant would be organized, responsible, creative, energetic, and interested in student life. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Kari Reyburn or Emily Alvarez in the Office of Campus Activities.

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