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Little Women: The Broadway Musical Oct. 11–13

LittleWomenViterbo will present Little Women: The Broadway Musical Friday, Oct. 11–Sunday, Oct. 13 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the adventures of the March sisters as they grow up in Civil War America. The classic story is presented as an exciting musical with outstanding music and dancing.

“The students are getting the opportunity to put on a grand show,” said Shane Rhoades, Viterbo’s visiting artist in residence and director and choreographer of the production. “It’s a very big production, and it will be 100 percent professional, from the music to the set to the costumes. It’s excellent real world preparation for the students.”


Feast of St. Francis


Members of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration sang to the many students and employees gathered for the St. Francis Day Mass in Maria Angelorum Chapel Oct. 4.

Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers to Give Free Concert Saturday

ConcertChoirThe Viterbo Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers will perform a fall concert at Maria Angelorum Chapel at St. Rose Convent Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. The event is part of the Viterbo Days and the La Crosse community is invited to these free events.


Well Done


Congratulations to Jacob Klatt, the winner of this year’s Friar Frolic   T-shirt design contest. Second place went to Shannon Foss and tied for third place were Samantha Weaver and Haylea Halverson. Jacob won a $50 gift card to Target and his winning design will be on the 5K Friar Frolic participant and volunteer T-shirts. Other participants received a Viterbo water bottle.

Tonier Cain to Present "Trauma and Recovery" Oct. 14

Cain2Tonier “Neen” Cain of the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care will present “Trauma and Recovery” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Cain is the subject of the award-winning documentary film Healing Neen, which is the inspiring story of her emergence from years of drug addiction, incarceration, and homelessness. For 20 years, Cain hustled on the streets of Annapolis, desperately feeding her crack addition. Home was under a bridge or prison and sexual assault and beatings were routine. She was arrested 83 times.


Viterbo Awarded $135,000 to Fund Paid Internships 

ViterboStudents2More Viterbo students will be eligible to land paid internships thanks to a $135,000 Career Ready Internship Initiative Grant funded by Great Lakes Educational Corporation.

Great Lakes provided the funding to help universities like Viterbo turn unpaid internships into paid internships and create new paid internships for juniors and seniors with financial need.


Register for Professional Development Session Oct. 10 

Carrie2These are challenging times for higher education, and employees are often asked to take on additional tasks. Trying to tackle that never-ending “to-do” list can add stress and tension, and can feel at times overwhelming. 

Staff and administrative employees are invited to attend an innovative, interactive session entitled "Leading with Less Worry, Stress, and Pressure (and more Effectiveness and Fun!)," with speaker Carrie Cunnington. She will help participants build awareness of their strengths and how adjusting just one variable—your state of mind—can help with professional and personal success as well as the ability to:


From the LibraryLibrary Books Color

By Gretel Stock-Kupperman

Let the Library Fill Your Equipment Needs 

The library has a wide variety of equipment to assist you with study and research. Need to interview someone? We have voice recorders and video cameras for that. Giving a presentation? We have PowerPoint remote clickers, projectors, and laptops available to check out. Thinking about buying an iPad but want to try one out first? We can help you with that. We also have Webcams, headphones, tripods, and even a portable DVD player available. Here is a complete list of library equipment.


OCTOBER 7, 2013

Blood Drive Thursday

BloodCenter Small3Health services and the Viterbo Student Nurses Association are sponsoring a BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Reinhart Center Board Room.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Register online or call Sue Danielson, health services, at ext. 3806.

Enjoy a Fall Treat Tuesday 

Trailmix2Viterbo employees are invited to enjoy trail mix and apple cider from 2–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 8 on the Dahl School of Business patio. The rain location is the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite.

The snack will be hosted by the hospitality committee.

Support Breast Cancer AwarenessPinkRibbon2

Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, visit the Mathy Center front desk and purchase a pink ribbon for $1. Proceeds will be donated to Gundersen Health System’s Steppin' Out in Pink fundraiser.

Celebrate Viterbo Days Friday and SaturdayViterboDaysLogo

The Viterbo community is invited to attend Viterbo Days Friday, Oct. 11–Saturday, Oct. 12. Click to register.

Dr. Dan Hale ’96, this year’s Spirit of St. Francis Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will speak about pediatric international health from 3:35–4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Reinhart Center room 201. The Viterbo community is invited to attend his presentation, and no registration is required for this event. 

Speed Mock Interview Event Nov. 5


A speed mock interviewing event is scheduled for 5:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.

The event, coordinated by career services and the alumni office, will feature alumni and local human resource volunteers facilitating interview questions for students in a speed-dating format. Networking activities will follow the interview portion of the session. The event will help students to prepare for the interviewing process involved in securing internships and employment, as well as to develop networking contacts and practice.

The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. Registration is limited and open to all students. Students may register by visiting the career services office in Murphy Center 374 or by email.

Kudos to...

WowThe educational leadership programs—principal, director of instruction, director of special education, and pupil services and superintendent. The 2013 Principal cohort, which is the largest group since the inception of the program approximately 11 years ago, has an enrollment of 95 teachers who are aspiring to become administrators. There are now six cohorts. (La Crosse, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Middleton, Waterford and Tomahawk). Last year was the first year the Viterbo program had principals complete the superintendent licensure program and four now have jobs in different school districts.

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