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Humanities Symposium

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The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

Why Work? Making a Living and Making a Life

February 5–6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5

9:30 a.m. The Work of Co-Creation: Call, Freedom, and Risk
Eileen McKenzie, FSPA, Integrative Therapies, Holistic Health, La Crosse
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
11 a.m. Tomorrow's Workforce: Are You Prepared?
Beth Sullivan, MBA, Manager, Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Inc., La Crosse
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
noon Free Soup Lunch
Fine Arts Center Lobby
12:45 p.m. Work and Culture
Larry Harwood, Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
2 p.m. Following Your Bliss: Working at What Makes Your Soul Soar
Kem Gambrell, Assistant Professor, Dahl School of Business, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
4 p.m.
Film Discussion: Norma Rae
Facilitated by Viterbo Honor's Program
Reinhart Center Board Room
Wednesday, February 6

9 a.m. Answer the Call! It May be Life Changing
Tammy Koenecke, BSN, MASL, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Reedsburg
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
10:10 a.m. Look for the Union Label: Labor Unions in U.S. History
Michael Smuksta, Professor, History, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
11:15 a.m. Work-Life Balance: The Dichotomous Divide between Work and Leisure
R. Jean Salk, Assistant Professor, Dahl School of Business, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
12:30 p.m. Free Soup Lunch
Fine Arts Center Lobby
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Why Work?
Nikki Emerson, Employee Representative, Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Healthcare-La Crosse
Jennifer Bausch, SPHR, Human Resources, Riverfront, Inc., La Crosse
Karen L. Kouba, PHR, Talent Acquisitions, Trane/Ingersoll Rand, La Crosse
Sonya Ganther, PHR, Human Resources Director, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
2:30 p.m. Work as Sacred Gift Given to the World Every Day
Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Robyn Gaier at 608-796-3710 or email rrgaier@viterbo.edu.