VU Today March 1

Tuesday, March 1


11 a.m. Introduction to the GRE Process Workshop – Murphy Center 332


11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Viterbo Political Junkies Club and League of Women Voters Voter Registration Drive – Student Union. Anyone interested in registering should bring a valid Wisconsin drivers license, along with proof of residency (paycheck, utility bill, hunting or fishing license, etc.), though other forms of Wisconsin identification may be permissible.


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


1:30–3 p.m. Career Services Resume Review Session – Murphy Center Lobby. Students should bring a hard copy or electronic version of their resume for critique.


4 p.m. MLA, APA Citations, Works Cited, and References Workshop – Murphy Center 332


4 p.m. Philosophical Inquiry Club Meeting – Murphy Center Krajewski Lounge. Everyone is welcome to attend for some fun discussion on pop culture in philosophy.


7 p.m. Enactus Meeting – Brophy Center 206


Driver Needed for Service Trip: A Viterbo employee volunteer is needed to drive a mini-van for a service trip to Chicago Circle Rock Catalyst School. The group leaves at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3 and returns at noon Saturday, March 5. There is no cost for the trip. If you’d like to volunteer, email Mary Ellen Haupert or Frank Ludwig.


The Center for Student Success is sponsoring a presentation on perseverance by Lucas Herro Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Boardroom.


The Viterbo community is invited to enjoy a chili lunch, support a great cause, and connect with colleagues at the Fifth Annual Honors Program Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the School of Nursing Building Foyer. Cost is $1 or a non-perishable food item. Everyone is invited to stop by, sample, and vote for their favorite of the more than 10 chili varieties entered in this year’s contest (including vegan, gluten, and dairy-free varieties). All proceeds benefit local food insecurity prevention efforts.


VU After Dark is hiring for the 2016–17 year. This is a paid position for students interested in planning, promoting, and facilitating VU After Dark events throughout the year. A full position description and the application can be found online at Applications are due Friday, March 18.


Spring Employee Active Workday Challenge: You spend about 1/3 of your day at work, shouldn’t it be healthy? Check out the website at


Rec Sports is hosting a “No See” volleyball tournament Tuesday, March 15. No see means that you will only be able to see what is going on from your side of the court. Teams should register on


Upcoming Viterbo Emergency Response Exercise: An emergency response exercise will take place this semester during class time. It will consist of an active threat scenario, with an emphasis on practicing the hide option of the Run-Hide-Fight response skill set. Your participation in the actual exercise should not exceed 10 minutes. The exercise date is not being publicized in advance. To prepare for this exercise, watch this training video


The Student Alumni Ambassadors organization will host an informative Linked-In presentation with Career Services Thursday, March 17 in Brophy Center 206. From 6–6:30 p.m. a professional photographer will be available to take head shots (dress appropriate). From 6:30–7:30 p.m. SAA will host an informative and help presentation on how to make or get the most out of your linked-In profile.


A Resume Drop-in Session is scheduled for 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Career Services office in Murphy Center 374. Students interested in starting their resume or fine tuning it for a specific job should stop in.


Nominations are needed for The Spirit of St. Francis Sustainability Award, which will recognize Viterbo University students, faculty, staff, and/or groups who were engaged in making an impact on, and developing a culture of campus sustainability throughout the fiscal year, 2015–16. Nominations can be made for groups (either formal or informal groups) or individuals. Click for the nomination form.


The first and third Wednesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. (March 2) will be Creating a Close KNIT Community in the Diversity and Inclusion Center in Murphy Center 576. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to crochet or knit winter items to be donated. Enjoy the fun while relieving stress and meeting new people. Yarn and knitting needles donated by the Diversity Committee. No crochet or knitting experience needed.


A Nun’s Life Ministry Motherhouse Road Trip will podcast live from St. Rose Convent at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3 and the Viterbo community is invited to be a part of the live audience. Arrive in the Franciscan Spirituality Center Grace Hall by 3:45 p.m. The podcast will start promptly at 4 p.m. and last one hour. Sisters Katie Mitchell and Eileen McKenzie will join the hosts, Sister Julie Vieira, IHM, and Sister Maxine Kollasch, IHM, to talk about topics such as discernment, prayer, spirituality and more. If you’re unable to attend live, visit to watch.


On Tuesday, March 1 from 4 p.m.–10 p.m., Miracle at Viterbo benefiting Children's Miracle Network is having a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse. Ten percent of proceeds from meals bought with a flyer will benefit the fundraising cause and go to the local CMN. Click the link for the flyer.


Do you want to get the word out to fellow V-Hawks about an upcoming event in your department or club? There is a lot of time to send your news to the Lumen for an affordable advertising space in the next issue to be distributed around campus April 13. Deadline for ads is Wednesday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Can’t meet the deadline? Have additional questions? Contact Calista Holman at for pricing and information.