The Viterbo University theatre and music theatre department will present the inaugural New Works Festivalon Friday, Jan. 25–Saturday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Feb. 1–Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Civil rights activist and author David Dennis Sr., will present the keynote address “What Does it Mean to be an American?” at the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
The outstanding sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

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Friday, Jan. 18


9 a.m.–3 p.m. Walk-in Resume Reviews – Murphy Center 374


11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Free Body Composition Testing as part of Love EVERY Body Week – Mathy Center Conference Room 203


Today is Food Pantry Employee Jeans Day.


Group Fitness Demo Week: Today’s classes include: Noon Total Strength. Sunday evenings classes: 6 p.m. Yoga and 7 p.m. Zumba. Regular schedule begins on Monday, January 21. Register at the Mathy Center for your semester group fitness pass.


Sunday, Jan. 20


11 a.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


6 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


6:30–8 p.m. SMART Recovery Meeting – Student Development Center second floor. Viterbo’s SMART Recovery meeting is a self-help support group for students experiencing any addictive behavior.


Employees: Communications is offering two training sessions for the new Drupal website (  These identical basic sessions are designed to get participants editing the new site. Sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m., both on the second floor of the library. Click to register. After registering, go to and log in with your university credentials so that the proper permissions can be granted before the training sessions.


A BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. To schedule an appointment, visit or call Sue Danielson at 608-796-3806. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is sponsored by health services and the Viterbo Student Nurses Association.


A new single occupancy ADA restroom on the north end of the fourth floor of Murphy Center is available beginning today. The previous room number was 415.


Students interested in starting a Viterbo Debate Club should contact Abigail Rostamo or Ryan Anderson for more information.


Dietetics and biology students need study participants ages 18–65 to participate in a 12-week vegetarian dietary intervention study. Participants must not currently be vegetarian. For more information contact James Scoles at


Everyone is invited to participate in Viterbo’s MLK Day Project Linus Knit-a-Thon from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the School of Nursing Building 104. The goal of the project is to create 5” x 5” squares that are combined to form hand-made blankets that will be donated to the local Project Linus chapter. There will be staff available throughout the day to teach any beginners or people who might need a refresher. There will also be various videos/documentaries showing that examine some of the important issues and systems Dr. King fought to dismantle. For more information and to sign up on UGetConnected.

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