VU Today Dec. 8

Tuesday, Dec. 8


12:30 p.m. Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass (Holy Day) – San Damiano Chapel


2–3:30 p.m. Career Services Resume Reviews – Murphy Center Lobby


5:15 p.m. Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass (Holy Day) – San Damiano Chapel


Crisis Management: Recognition, Response, Resources: The professional development committee invites all staff and administration for a workshop on how to identify students in crisis and discuss how to handle situations that may escalate. The session will also cover the purpose of the Emergency Response Task Force and how employees can assist this group. Two identical sessions 8–9 a.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the Reinhart Center Board Room. The speaker is Lisa Josvai. Register at


The administrative assembly is seeking food and monetary donations for the fourth annual Food for Finals. During this stressful week, students appreciate the university community’s extra effort to support them. Packaged snacks and non-refrigerated items are welcome and can be dropped off in the human resources office in Murphy Center 200, the Copy Center, or the School of Nursing Building room 107 from Wednesday, Dec. 9–Friday, Dec. 11.


Message from Campus Ministry: Viterbo joins the celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis calls us all to contemplate the gift of God’s mercy throughout history and in our own lives with an observance of an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Beginning today Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, marks the closing of the Second Vatican Council and the beginning of a new era in the Catholic Church. As Viterbo will offer opportunities for service and reflection throughout this Holy Year, let us in the words of Pope Francis, “hold one another in prayer under the mantle of mercy as this extraordinary year unfolds.”


The art club’s Empty Bowls Chili Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. The event will feature 150 handmade bowls and five kinds of homemade chili. Cost is $10 and includes the bowl, chili refills, and beverages. Half of the proceeds will benefit The Hunger Task Force.


Two Day Sale at the Bookstore Dec. 9–10: In store and online, 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, 30 percent off three items. Discounts offered on clothing and gifts for 48 hours only. Clearance items excluded, see an associate for details. Shop online till midnight Dec. 10