VU Today April 8

Wednesday, April 8


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


3:30–4:30 p.m. Internship and Grant Information Session – Murphy Center 316. Students interested in completing an internship for credit this summer and/or fall semester should attend. 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.


5 p.m. Combat Veterans Group Meeting – Murphy  Center 370


5–7 p.m. Touchstone Release Reception – Library First Floor Gallery. 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.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel


The Student Support Services (TRiO) program will host the First-Generation Conversation Monday, April 13 from 4–5 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building room 195. This will be an opportunity for any first-generation students to talk with and hear about the experiences of other first-generation Viterbo students. This session will also include some information about the opportunities for students to participate in internships, study abroad, and summer research. Snacks will be provided, and attendees will be eligible for a drawing for a $50 gift card. Students are considered first generation if neither of their parents graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Approximately 45 percent of Viterbo students are considered first generation. Email with any questions, or contact Beth Gaedy (608-796-3192) or Melissa Growt (608-796-3196).


Students from the Theology of Justice and Peace class will show the movie Bully Thursday, April 9 in Reinhart Center 127. There are two different showings, one at 3 p.m. and another at 6 p.m., with a discussion to follow. Everyone welcome and popcorn will be served.


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 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


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.