VU Today April 7

Tuesday, April 7


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


The blue ribbons around campus commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month. Did you know that in 2012 686,000 children in the United States were victims of child maltreatment? Everyone plays a part in preventing child abuse. Stay tuned throughout the month of April for more information from the Social Work Club on how you and your community can help protect children and prevent child maltreatment.


Join students and employees Wednesday, April 8 from 5–7 p.m. in the first floor gallery of the library to celebrate the release of Touchstone, Viterbo’s arts magazine. Art featured in this year’s magazine will be on display and a short reading will begin at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Come celebrate the creativity of the Viterbo community.


Join the VU After Dark Mystery Bus Tour on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. It wouldn’t be a mystery if we told you where we were going. Bring a $5 deposit to the Office of Residence Life to reserve your spot on the bus. You’ll receive your deposit back when you arrive at the event.


VU After Dark is hiring for the 2015–16 school year. Interested in developing new skills, hosting fun programs, and getting paid for it? Learn more about the VU After Dark programming assistant position and apply by visiting


Internship and Grant Information Session: Students interested in completing an internship for credit this summer and/or fall semester should attend the next session Wednesday, April 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Murphy Center 316. Find out how to find an internship, how to get registered for the online course/credits and about the possibility of getting paid for your internship through the Great Lakes Grant. Contact Denise Lorenz, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.


Get paid for a summer internship? Students planning to complete a summer internship for credit who are interested in finding out if they are eligible to get paid for their internship hours via the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant should contact Denise Lorenz, community engagement coordinator, at The deadline to apply for the grant is Monday, April 20 by 5 p.m.


Plastic Bag Collection: There are green boxes in every academic building and on-campus housing buildings. The bags will be donated to WAFER, a local food pantry. The collection boxes will be out through the end of the year.


Members of a Viterbo marketing research class are conducting a study to better understand how a local business is perceived by students and employees. Follow the link to the survey and more information about the study.

Study on social networks at Viterbo: Interested in learning more about how students at Viterbo are connected? What roles do majors, extracurricular activities, home towns, and more play in the friendships built on campus? Researchers at Viterbo are looking for student participants to investigate these questions. By completing a brief survey and making a friend request on Facebook, researchers will be able to analyze the friends you have at Viterbo and address the questions above. Preliminary findings, as they are completed, will be shared with participants. Participation is voluntary, will not ask you for any sensitive information, and should take less than five minutes. Visit to participate.


A group of UW-Madison seniors are creating a marketing campaign for the Wisconsin Bike Federation. The goal of the campaign is to increase memberships and awareness among college students across the state of Wisconsin. The survey should take 3-5 minutes, and all responses are confidential. Check out the Bike Fed at Survey:


Club Officers: The Environmental Sustainability Club is hosting its second Earth Fair event on the Viterbo campus Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. All clubs are invited to participate. Clubs members are encourged to set up a poster display showing how their field of study relates to sustainability. People are also needed to help with activities. Ideas welcome. Contact the ESC president at if you are interested in participating.