VU Today April 23

Monday, April 23


11 a.m. Softball vs. Bellevue – Outdoor Athletics Complex. Doubleheader


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


12:30–1:30 p.m. Employee Ice Cream Social – School of Nursing Building Second Floor Terrace. The Hospitality Committee Invites employees to join them for an Ice Cream Social, because it finally feels like spring.


2–4 p.m. Inclusa will be on campus to talk with students seeking full-time and part-time employment – School of Nursing Building Lobby


4–6 p.m. Cocoa and Canvas – Hawk’s Nest. De-stress with a cup of hot cocoa, canvas painting, and some snacks.


6 p.m. Dominate Your Debt – School of Nursing Building Collins Auditorium room 196. Author of Repayable: Student Loan Debt Solutions for Your Financial Freedom, Jeni Burckart will discuss student loans and ways to manage them. Sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union in conjunction with Money Smart Week.


Join the FSPA at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the St. Rose Convent Courtyard to honor Earth Day 2018. It will begin with a prayer followed by a meditative walk around St. Rose Convent. If you’re unable to attend, join in spirit wherever you are. Follow the Earth Day Reflection created by the Catholic Health Association. In addition, all are invited to join the Earth Day Network's campaign to end plastic pollution.


Money Smart Week is Monday, April 23–Friday, April 27. Click for a list of Viterbo events, which include speakers, student organization-led programming, and a scavenger hunt challenge. Additional community-based events are also taking place, and can be viewed here.


Interested in starting your summer with mission work? Join Campus Ministry May 14–19 in serving the people of Milwaukee. Cost is $10. Sign up at


Calling all distance runners: You are invited to join the Viterbo cross country teams for fall semester 2018. The teams offer flexible scheduling, a great opportunity to work out with your peers, and fun participation in team activities and outings. For information on signing up and registration contact Coach Don Fritsch at or stop his office at School of Nursing Building room 506.


Scholars Days is Thursday, April 26–Saturday, April 28. Over 400 students are involved in various Capstone research projects, semester-long performances, and creative applications. For a full schedule of events, visit All are invited to attend and support the academic and creative accomplishments of our Viterbo student scholars. 


Dietetics interns will be hosting a grocery store tour Wednesday, April 25 from 6–7 p.m. The tour will cover the importance of label reading and common marketing tools used to advertise products. The group will also discuss common barriers that are faced when introducing new foods into the diet as well as providing participants with education on how to eat healthfully on a budget. This event will take place at Festival Foods in Onalaska, 1260 Crossing Meadows Dr. Onalaska. Meet at the customer service desk at this location at 6 p.m. Contact Erika at to register for this event.


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: A collection jar for donations for the La Crosse Family Collaborative is located in the School of Nursing Building first floor office. Child Abuse Risk Factors: parents’ history of abuse, parents’ substance use, parents’ education level, socioeconomic status, community violence, family social isolation, lack of community resources, children under the age of 4 are especially vulnerable. Child Abuse Protective Factors and Signs: Good health and intelligence, easy temperament, strong family support systems, adequate housing, mid to high socioeconomic status, and supportive school system.