VU Today Feb. 3

Wednesday, Feb. 3


11 a.m.–1 p.m. Career Services Resume Drop-in Session – Murphy Center 374. Students, stop by for information about how to start, revise, or fine tune your resume.


Noon Mass - San Damiano Chapel


12:30 p.m. Reducing Test Anxiety Workshop – Murphy Center 332


3–4 p.m. Creating a Close KNIT Community – Diversity and Inclusion Center in Murphy Center 576. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to crochet or knit winter items to be donated. Yarn and knitting needles supplied. No crochet or knitting experience needed.  


4 p.m. Introduction to the MLA Documentation Style – Murphy Center 332


5:30 p.m. Environmental Sustainability Club Meeting – Murphy Center 379. Everyone is welcome to share creative ideas about how to spread environmental awareness throughout campus. The group will also discuss upcoming events and conferences.


7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Silver Lake College – Varsity Athletics Center


7 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration – San Damiano Chapel


9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel


The Viterbo community and the public are invited to attend a free music recital featuring freshman and sophomore voice and piano students at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The event is presented by the Viterbo music department.


Employees: Join your Viterbo colleagues for a healthy grab and go breakfast Friday, Feb. 5 as the university celebrates heart healthy week with a Go Red for Heart event. Employees are invited to enjoy a breakfast of oatmeal with healthy toppings, juice, and coffee from 7:30–9 a.m. Feb. 5 in the School of Nursing Building Foyer. The event will also include blood pressure checks, tips to keep up motivation of healthy behaviors, and heart healthy recipes.


Touchstone, Viterbo’s arts and literary magazine, is accepting submissions through Friday, Feb. 5. All students and staff are encouraged to submit their work. Submissions may include poetry, prose, painting, photography, website design, etc. Send literary submissions to Submit artwork to the designated table in Reinhart room 003. Questions? Literary: Brandi Shramek Artwork: Jacob Klatte  


Registration for the Busy Student Retreat Feb.7–18  is due today. For details and registration information visit


Wisconsin Senator Jennifer Shilling is holding a public forum to address student debt on Monday, Feb. 8 from 3–5 p.m. at Centennial Hall–Hall of Nations on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus, 1725 State Street. The forum will consist of a panel of local state legislators. Students and parents are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and share comments regarding experiences with student loan debt. Contact Taylor Goodine, staff for Senator Shilling by calling 608-782-2785 or by email at with questions or for more details about the event. 


The Diversity Committee is offering a new series of speakers on campus entited “Stories of the Self: Diversity Matters.” The first speaker is Carolyn Bostrack, who will speak about her experience growing up with with parents suffering from severe mental health, falling into the circle of abuse, and struggling through poverty and survival. Bostrack is a Viterbo alumna with a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration. This event will be Thursday, Feb. 4 from noon–12:50 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Bring your lunch and snacks will be provided. All are welcome.


Career Services is sponsoring “Make Your Resume Work for You” on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 4–5 p.m. in Murphy Center 346. This presentation will provide students with information about preparing an employer-ready resume and adapting it for career fairs, online applications, and interviews. Pizza will be served. 


The Viterbo community is invited to attend the Lunch and Learn “Emerging Trends in Tobacco—E-Cigarettes” from 12:10–1:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. Judi Zabel of the La Crosse County Health Department will give the presentation. Lunch is free, but registration is required. Contact Sue Danielson at 608-796-3806 or to register.