VU Today April 7

Thursday, April 7


9–11 a.m. Campus Ministry Thursday Morning M-U-G (Mingle, Unwind, and Gather) – Murphy Center 340


Noon–1:30 p.m. Center for Student Success Student Help Office On the Road – The Caf. Look for the question mark. Stop by to get your question answered.


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


2–3 p.m. Communications and Marketing Drupal Drop-in Session – Reinhart Center 007


3 p.m. Softball vs. Cardinal Stritch University – Outdoor Athletics Complex. Doubleheader.


5:30–7:30 p.m. Alumni Association April First Thursday – Café D’Vine in Onalaska. Faculty and staff members are invited to attend and mix and mingle with alumni and invite alumni to attend the event. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, soda, House Coffee and water are provided. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to RSVP, contact the alumni office at


7 p.m. Holocaust Survivor Magda Herzberger – Fine Arts Center Main Theatre


Fired Up for Science will be held from 6–8 p.m. Monday, April 11. Rocket launches, intense flames, gummy bear sacrifices, liquid nitrogen, explosions, biology, and physics are just some of the visually appealing science experiments included in the program, which will be held throughout and outside the Reinhart Center. There will also be numerous hands-on experiments in which visitors can participate. Fired Up for Science is presented by Viterbo science and math faculty and students. It is free and open to the public and registration is not required.


Viterbo University and the department of languages and cultures will hold a Spanish Immersion Camp for high school juniors and seniors Monday, June 6–Friday, June 10 on campus. Participants will gain a new and improved vocabulary, make new friends, and experience new cultures, dances, and foods. Cost is $125 and includes a T-shirt, snacks, and materials. The camp will be taught by Viterbo faculty members Maribel Bird, Raúl Getino-Diez, and Michelle Pinzl. For more information, email Maribel Bird. Click to register.

Viterbo Catering Service Customers are asked to place catering service orders a minimum of seven business days prior to the event. This will insure product availability and proper staffing.

Non-traditional students are invited to invited to enjoy a free lunch from noon–1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Student Development Center conference room. Come and go as needed. RSVP for the luncheon by Monday, April 11 with Denise Homstad at 608-796-3825 or The lunches are sponsored and hosted by the vice president for student development.


The La Crosse County Health Department will be at the Viterbo Health Fair from 2–6 p.m. Tuesday, April in the Mathy Center. Neighborhood resource officer Andy Tolvstad will speak in the Mathy Center multi-purpose room from 2:30–3 p.m. about distracted driving and the dangers/statistics. There will also be a video presentation from 3–3:30 p.m. following the presentation. The video, called "Within a Second," was created by several La Crosse Central High School students. It also depicts the dangers of distracted driving.

As a part of the fundraising for the Dance Marathon Friday, there will be a silent auction earlier that day in the School of Nursing Building Lobby from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. featuring many different items including gift cards, a quilt, a guitar, Moka coffee, and many more items, all students and faculty are invited to participate.


The Viterbo community is invited to attend A Celebration of Creative Artistry at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Featuring the poetry of Beth Marzoni, compositions of Mary Ellen Haupert, and singing by Diana Cataldi as a collaboration between the music and English departments.


Reminder: Orientation Leader applications are due at noon Friday, April 8. Students are needed to help lead the V-Hawk Orientation Days program in August. Visit for more information and the online application. Questions can be directed to Kasie Von Haden.


Viterbo University is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to host a sports equipment drive through April 8 and an awareness-building event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region Saturday, April 9. Consider donating new or moderately used sporting equipment for kids and their teen/adult mentors. Items can be dropped off in the Varsity Athletic Center Lobby through Friday, April 8. Contact Kirsten Gabriel at with any questions. Interested in playing kickball and other activities with kids, their mentors, and families on April 9? Learn more/sign up to volunteer at the awareness-building event at


The Viterbo community is invited to attend the Miracle at Viterbo Dance Marathon event benefitting Children's Miracle Network Friday, April 8 from 5 p.m.–12 a.m. $5 at the door in the Mathy Center. There will be dancing, speakers, entertainment, and activities throughout the night. There will also be food available for purchase. Come enjoy this event and help celebrate the children and families in the community. Open to students, faculty, and community members.