VU Today Feb. 11

Wednesday, Feb. 11


11 a.m. Textbook Reading Strategies – Murphy Center 332


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


5–6 p.m. Environmental Sustainability Club Meeting – Reinhart Center room 130. La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat, and UW-L professor Chuck Lee will talk about the city's new transportation plans and how they will impact the environment. Everyone welcome.


5 p.m. Graduate School: Is it Right for Me? Presentation – Murphy Center 316. Sponsored by Career Services. Registration required.


5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Mercy University – Varsity Athletics Center


6–8 p.m. Ski/Snowboard Trip Sign-up Station – Mathy Center. The trip is Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2–7 p.m. $15 lift ticket, $25 lift and ski rental, $35 lift and snowboard rental.


7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Mercy University – Varsity Athletics Center


7:30 p.m. “Dual Harmony” Senior Art Show Opening Reception – Viterbo University Gallery. Featuring the art of Miya Thomas and Penny Blank.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel. Everyone welcome.


Thank a Nun in Honor of National Catholic Sisters Week: Did a Catholic Sister help you in your life? Thank her by submitting a photo, video or note that tells her how she made a difference in your life. Email it to and they’ll share it online and in print during National Catholic Sisters Week Sunday, March 8–Saturday, March 14.


Film screening: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Join Final Edit and the Philosophy club in Murphy Center 432 on Friday, Feb. 13. The film starts at 6 p.m.


Undergraduate summer housing  information is now available at and the reservation form is Priority will be given to reservations made by April 27. Contact Crystal Lillge in the Office of Residence Life at or 608-796-3843 with any questions.


Today is the last day to enter a chili in the Annual Honors Chili Cook-Off. All you need to do it bring a crockpot of chili to campus next week Tuesday, Feb. 17 before 11 a.m. and pick up your washed crockpot after the event. Winners receive the traveling trophy and the right to determine which local food insecurity prevention organization receives the cook-off proceeds. Email Kathryn Davis ( today to enter a chili or if you have questions.


Social Work Club Chili Sale: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the School of Nursing Building Lobby. Come get a hot bowl of chili, beverage, and a side for lunch. Regular, vegetarian, and gluten free chili will be available.


Outstanding Student Leader Award: Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit nominations for the Outstanding Student Leader Award. This award will be presented to three–five students at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet. Written nominations must provide the name of the a senior student and evidence that she or he has: (a) exhibited continuous exemplary leadership, (b) served as well-respected role models, and (c) has persistently demonstrated a strong commitment to campus life, community service and/or charitable organizations.  Written nominations will be accepted by Denise Homstad, Student Development Administrative Assistant, until Friday, March 6.


Apply for a VU Summer Research Fellowship: Student-faculty research or creative works teams from all disciplines are encouraged to submit a proposal for the (paid!) eight-week summer program.  Visit for the application and to learn more about the program. Questions? Contact Kirsten Gabriel at Deadline to submit applications: Friday, Feb. 27.