Connections Online Newsletter

Wishing for Peace

Peace Sign Photo

Viterbo and FSPA community members made a human peace sign in Assisi Courtyard Sept. 16 to kick off Peace Week. The events were organized by Student Organization Advocating for Human Rights and culminated in a community Peace Vigil Sept. 20 in Riverside Park.

Lunch and Learn Thursday

EmergencyRoomSparta emergency room physician Howard Shoemaker will present the Lunch and Learn program “Alcohol Poisoning: An Emergency Room Perspective” Thursday, Sept. 26 from 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. 

Lunch is free and registration is required. Contact 796-3825 or to register.

A Great Start to the Day


Viterbo community members enjoyed themselves at the hospitality committee breakfast Sept. 18.

Meet Annette RoterRoterAnnette

Name: Annette Roter

Position: Assistant Professor, Dahl School of Business

Education background: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Senario, master’s degree in training and development from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University.

Previous employer and position/Past experience as related to current position: 

  • Enterprise Director of Leadership Development, Mayo Clinic
  • Advocate Healthcare in Chicago
  • Plan Administrators: Director of Organization Development
  • SCA Paper: Manager of Training and Organization Development for all manufacturing plants in the United States
  • Several adjunct teaching assignments through the years  

Health CornerCadiceus 

By Sue Danielson

Why Should I Get A Seasonal Flu Shot? 

The seasonal flu shot is the most effective method for preventing influenza illness and its complications. Each year, 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.


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color 

By Polly Scott

Need help with a research question? Interested in learning more about research tools or scheduling an instruction session for your class? The library can assist with your research needs from your office. We’re happy to help you across the desk but also offer email, phone, and chat options for your library research needs.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

Ann Schoenecker Voice Recital Saturday

SchoeneckerAnn3Join Ann Schoenecker, music, for a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

Also performing is guest pianist Michael Schnack, director of choral activities and voice area coordinator at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. The program is a recital on female poets and will feature three song cycles written by Americans Lori Laitman, Ben Moore, and Lee Hoiby.

The duo recently worked together in an opera production of The Cloth Peddler, the national operetta of Azerbaijan, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. Schoenecker’s aria in the opera will be performed in Azeri at the end of the recital.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Guest Piano Recital Thursday

SpoonerRenowned pianist Steven Spooner, Ph.D., will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The program will feature solo piano works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and Fairouz. The recital is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Viterbo music department.

Spooner will also give a master class for Viterbo piano students from 12:20–1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

Flu Shots Available WednesdayFlu Shot

Health services will offer flu shots Wednesday, Sept. 25 at these times and locations:

  • 10 a.m.–noon in the Student Development Center conference room
  • 1:30–3 p.m. in the Student Development Center conference room
  • 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Student Union

Flu shots are free to students while they last. The cost for employees is $10. Contact Sue Danielson at 796-3806 or with any questions.

Get Your Discounted Oktoberfest Button Today 

OktoberfestButtonOktoberfest buttons are available for purchase at the pre-fest cost of $7. Contact Silvana Richardson at 796-3687 or by Monday, Sept. 23 to take advantage of this rate. Buttons will be $10 at the gate. 

Click for a schedule of fest events.

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