The start of the new academic year is always an exciting time. We welcome all of the new and returning students to campus, and our graduate and adult students taking classes in Wisconsin, Iowa and online. We also welcome new faculty, staff, and administrators to Viterbo. We are excited to see the many ways you will contribute to our mission of faithful service and ethical leadership. This year in Connections some of our vice presidents will contribute a column so you can learn more about initiatives in different areas of the university.

It is going to be an exciting fall semester! I encourage you to attend some of the “2017 Welcome Weeks” activities planned through Sunday, Sept. 10. In addition, add to your calendar some of the events later in the semester including speakers, fine arts events, and athletics events to name a few.

Again, welcome to Viterbo. We hope you can all sense our deep commitment to our core value of hospitality. Thank you for being part of this community.

Glena Temple