VU Today March 1

Wednesday, March 1


7:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Catholic Mass, and Distribution of Ashes – San Damiano Chapel


8:30–10 a.m. Advising on the Go – Murphy Center Lobby


11:15 a.m. Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass and Distribution of Ashes – San Damiano Chapel. (11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m. classes are cancelled to permit attendance.)


5:15 p.m. Christian Prayer Service and Distribution of Ashes with Rev. Bill Reese as preacher and Fr. Conrad Targonski as worship leader – San Damiano Chapel


7 p.m. Theology on Tap Presentation with Kate Hennessy – San Damiano Chapel. Hennessy is the granddaughter of famed Catholic activist Dorothy Day and author of the book Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty. She will speak again at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2 in Brophy Center 123. Both events are free and open to the public.


9 p.m. Taize Prayer Service and Distribution of Ashes – San Damiano Chapel


Congratulations to Christine Hardie, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior, the winner of the Honors Program Chili Cook-off. Her entry was chili #6. The event raised $215 and 30 non-perishable food items, which will be given to the hunger relief organization of Christine’s choice.


The Copy and Mail Center will be short-staffed Wednesday, March 15– Friday, March 17. Everyone is asked to get their copy/print/mail requests in early as last minute requests will be difficult to fill.


Issue 9 of the Lumen is available this week. Check out the new website for articles and online only features:


Employees are invited to an open session with a candidate for the Title III Academic Integration Coordinator/Assistant Professor position Thursday, March 2 from 2:30–3:20 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Boardroom.


Staff and Administrative Employees: Attend the Professional Development presentation “Living in the Eye of the Hurricane: Embracing Dynamic Change” Thursday, March 2 from 9:30–11 a.m. or 2:30–4 p.m. in Reinhart Center 127. Tom Thibodeau will share the importance of recognizing and appreciating change and how to live at the calm eye of the hurricane. Register at


If you would like to attend a Milwaukee Bucks Career Fair Friday, there is an opportunity to carpool with fellow Viterbo students. Information for the event can be found at If interested, contact Emma Morris at The event is $26 and includes the Bucks vs Clippers NBA game that evening.


Nominations are needed for the Second Annual Viterbo Spirit of St. Francis Sustainability Award. Click for award criteria and more information. Click for a nomination form.


Student Activities Board is offering students a free Bowling in the Bahamas Night Thursday, March 9. Spots are limited. Sign up in the Hawk's Nest.


Stressed out?! Psyc Club is sponsoring a mindfulness event. Graduate students from the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program will teach mindfulness and relaxation strategies. There will also be snacks and door prizes. Come meet graduate students and chill out. Thursday, March 2 from 6–7 p.m. in Murphy Center room 414.


What would Aldo Leopold think about Wisconsin conservation today? That is the question to be addressed by George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, in his presentation, “Game Management: Leopold’s Legacy and Wisconsin Culture” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in the School of Nursing Building room 196. The event is part of the La Crosse area observance of the annual Wisconsin Aldo Leopold weekend. Free and open to the public.