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           Alumni Weekend 2010           

Welcome home. Whether you lived on campus or just spent countless hours in the library or on your computer, Viterbo was a second home for you. As alumni, you are forever a part of the Viterbo family, and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus and sharing with you our Franciscan hospitality. There is no better time than during Alumni Weekend.

We have a weekend full of great activities planned, including student performances, Historic Downtown La Crosse Day, tours, a banquet, and awards celebrating the accomplishments of three remarkable alumni. There will also be plenty of time for socializing and catching up with old friends. There is truly something for everyone.

Contact your friends and invite them to join you for an exciting weekend celebrating Viterbo’s past, present, and future. Don’t know your classmates’ phone numbers or email addresses? Go to to register with the online directory and access their contact information.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends in October!

Amy Thornton '06
Viterbo Alumni Association
Theresa (Messerschmidt) Smerud '80
Alumni Weekend Committee


A number of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

     Candlewood Suites – 608-785-1110
          56 Copeland Ave, La Crosse

     Settle Inn - 608-781-5100
          2110 Rose Street, La Crosse

The following hotels have limited availability:

     Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites  – 608-784-4444
     Radisson Hotel - 608-784-6680

Please make reservations by Wednesday, Sept. 8.  

Call Tamara at 608-796-3076 or email if you have questions or need additional recommendations for lodging.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 8


5 - 7 p.m.



Young Alumni Networking and Happy Hour Event
 The Wine Guyz

This event, targeted at graduates of the last decade, is an opportunity for young alumni to meet and network with peers for business or social connections. The $5 registration fee includes one drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, and a Viterbo gift item. Invite your friends and bring your business cards!

5 p.m.



Social Work 10th Anniversary Celebration
     Reinhart Center Board Room
  5 p.m. Social
  6 p.m. Dinner and program

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Social Work program at Viterbo. Featuring presentations by Social Work Program Director Deb Daehn-Zellmer, President Rick Artman, alumni, and current students.

6:30 p.m.



Registration and Ticket Pick-up
     Fine Arts Center Lobby

Pick up your tickets and Alumni Weekend information at the registration table in the lobby. A cash bar will also be available, so grab a drink and mingle with friends before the performance.

7:30 p.m.


Alumni Night at the Theatre ~ The Servant of Two Masters
     Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
o Reception to follow in the Hospitality Suite

Join us for the Viterbo Theatre Department's production of The Servant of Two Masters. Stay after the show for a reception with the cast and crew.

Saturday, Oct. 9

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Koffee Klatch
     Franny’s Cyber Café 
     (located at the entrance to the library in Murphy Center)

Join us for coffee and a light breakfast and talk with current students and members of the faculty.

10 a.m.

Campus tours and chapel tours 
     Viterbo Campus

Tours will depart from Franny’s Cyber Café.

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Bookstore Open

Receive a 10% discount with your alumni card.  Please call the Alumni Office at 608-796-3072 if you need an alumni card.

10:30 a.m.




Social Time 

Trolley2  Downtown La Crosse 
Enjoy Historic Downtown La Crosse Days and take advantage of dining, shopping, and sightseeing in La Crosse's downtown area. The La Crosse Trolley will make a stop near St. Rose Convent and continue to the downtown area. Trolley schedules, dining maps, and Historic Downtown La Crosse Days schedules will be available in your registration packet.

o Class of '65 - Teddi Ahrens is planning a gathering. Please call her at 703-860-1073 for more information.

2 p.m.


Campus tours and chapel tours 
     Viterbo Campus

Tours will depart from Franny’s Cyber Café.

2 - 4 p.m.



Mathy Center Tour/Walk
     Amie L. Mathy Center

See the Amie L. Mathy Center for Recreation and Education, and enjoy some leisure time walking around the track inside the Mathy Center.

3 p.m.

Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers Concert
     Maria Angelorum Chapel 

5 p.m.

     Maria Angelorum Chapel 

Celebrate and give thanks with fellow alumni in the magnificent Maria Angelorum Chapel.

5:45 p.m.

     Reinhart Center Board Room 

6:45 p.m.





Banquet and Alumni Awards Ceremony
     Marian Hall Dining Room 

All are welcome to join as we honor this year's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and recognize the anniversary classes of '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, and '90. Stay after the banquet for a coffee bar and socializing. A cash bar will also be available.

2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:
o Spirit of Francis - Dr. Richard Bronstrom '84
o Professional Development - Todd Goldsmith '92
o Service to the University - Sally (Kramer) Emerson '77, '98

Sunday, Oct. 10


Open time for anniversary classes
Call 608-796-3076 if you’d like to organize a gathering for your class.





For special dietary or accessibility needs, call the Alumni Office at 608-796-3070.

Free parking – use parking lots A (next to the Fine Arts Center) or I (next to the Reinhart Center) off Jackson Street.

Contact Information:

Tamara Steinlicht Hall, Administrative Assistant   608-796-3076 

 Alumni Office, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI  54601
 Fax: 608-796-3050


REGISTER NOW for Alumni Weekend 2010

Early Bird Registration
Register by Friday, Sept. 17 for a special discount