Week of April 15, 2019

Viterbo community members were out in full force the morning of April 13 for the annual President’s Day of Service. Pictured are four participants who cleaned at the La Crosse Children’s Museum, including President Glena Temple and faculty member Josh Lichty.

Viterbo University’s outstanding Platinum Edition show choir and special guests will present an evening of singing and dancing with their annual variety performance Celebration 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

“There are many great numbers for the show this year including Perm by Bruno Mars, a medley of songs from Tommy by The Who, a musical piece from the Broadway show Something RottenSalute by Little Mix, and There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes,” said Nancy Allen, Viterbo faculty member and director of Platinum Edition. “We’re also bringing back a few favorites from last fall’s Halloween Spooktacular show including Marry the Night and Applause by Lady Gaga, and Transylvania Mania from Young Frankenstein. There is something for everyone.”

Songs were selected for their variety of styles including from the pop, rock, swing, rock and roll, and Broadway genres.

Lee Rasch, founder and executive director of LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization committed to promoting ethical leadership among elected officials, will conclude the Viterbo University Leadership at Noon Series for the academic year Tuesday, April 16 in the Reinhart Center Board Room.

LeaderEthics-Wisconsin promotes following the Four Key Principles of Ethical Leadership. Ethical leaders are honest and truthful, transparent with public information, unifiers rather than dividers, and willing to represent the collective interests of their constituency.

Rasch served as president of Western Technical College from 1989–2017. Throughout his career, he has actively promoted leadership development, continuous improvement, economic development and sustainability at the national, statewide, and local levels. Rasch was also chair of the Legislative Committee for the Wisconsin Technical College System for more than 15 years. He has a doctorate in higher education administration from Illinois State University.

More than 350 students will present their work during Viterbo’s annual Scholars Days Thursday, April 24–Friday, April 25. Everyone is invited to attend any of the presentations and events. 

Click for more information including the full schedule.

By Emily Dykman

The Viterbo University Mission Integration Committee (MIC) has initiated the development of a new edition of a prayer/reflection book for use by members of the community for various purposes. The prayer book will include a section that outlines the heritage and identity of our community (Catholic, Franciscan, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, and Viterbo University). The remaining sections of the book will offer prayers, reflections, and stories that draw on Viterbo’s five core values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. 

We are inviting members of the Viterbo community (employees, students, and alumni) to contribute potential selections for this collection. Note the following:

By Polly Scott

The library has a variety of gadgets available for scholarly and leisure needs and for short-term and long-term checkout. We have audio recorders, voice recorders, and video cameras for interviewing and PowerPoint remotes, clickers, and projectors for presentations or for use at conferences. We have laptop computers that can be checked out along with external DVD drives. The library also has a Mac laptop, webcams, external speakers, Swivl’s, desktop microphones and iPads. An equipment list is available to find out more information about the various gadgets available.

To discuss the logistics of your project or if you’d like to peruse the available gadgets, visit the library’s main desk or email library@viterbo.edu. Equipment may be used by all current Viterbo students, staff, and faculty.

Viterbo community members are invited to attend the 2019 All Student Art Show and Touchstone release reception anytime from 5–7 p.m. in the Viterbo University Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center.

The event will include readings from Touchstone authors, an art exhibit, and light hors d’ouevres.

“Join us to celebrate the students’ creative work this year,” said Sherri Lisota, art.

The Viterbo community is invited to celebrate Earth Week with events April 23–26.

Tuesday, April 23

  • 11 a.m. Tree Planting – Assisi Courtyard near Dancing Francis
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Spirit of Saint Francis Sustainability Award Anouncements and Pledge to go Green Winners – Assisi Courtyard near Dancing Francis. The rain location is Brophy Center Commons.

Thursday, April 25

  • 7–9 p.m. Movie Screening of The True Cost – Reinhart Center 127

Friday, April 26

  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Farmer’s Market – Assisi Courtyard near Brophy Center. The rain location Brophy Center Commons.

Viterbo’s spring 2019 student interns will present their posters about their internship experience at the annual Interns in Action event from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. 

Everyone is invited to attend. Supervisor recognition will be from 2:20–2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Viterbo student Damon Schmalzriedt helps a young person at the annual Fired Up for Science event April 10. 

Monday, April 15

11:45 a.m. Mass

12:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross


Tuesday, April 16

10:30 a.m. Chrism Mass at Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman

12:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross


Wednesday, April 17

11:45 a.m. Mass

12:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross


Fifteen participants were on campus three days last week for Compression Planning®. Viterbo is a national training site for the program, which was developed by the McNellis Company and is based on the storyboarding model originally conceived by the Disney Company. It is a six-step visual planning process used by organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, colleges and universities, government, and nonprofit organizations.