VU Today March 26

Tuesday, March 26


Noon QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training – School of Nursing Buidling 101. Learn how to question, persuade, and refer someone who may be suicidal. It is free to attend. RSVP to


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


1–2 p.m. APA Drop-in Writing Help – Murphy Center 332


1:30–2:30 p.m. Senior Class Gift and Easter Card Making Station – Murphy Center Lobby. Make an Easter Card for a Senior Citizen and find about Countdown to Commencement and Senior Class Gift. Complimentary treats. Sponsored by Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA).


3 p.m. Viterbo Athletics New Apparel Partnership Announcement – Varsity Athletics Center. Employees and students are invited to attend. A link to an online apparel store will be available on


3–4 p.m. Campus Ministiry Scripture and Snack – Murphy Center room 340


7–8:30 p.m. Identities Project Event on White Privilege – School of Nursing Building 196. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.


The upcoming performance of Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at the Fine Arts Center on March 30 features over 30 performing pets, including house cats and dogs that were all rescued from shelters. In order to bring awareness to the needs of animals in our community, Coulee Region Humane Society​ will be in the lobby before the performance and during intermission with information about animals that are available for adoption. Come early and visit with therapy animals. There will also be bins in the lobby areas where you can donate needed supplies to help the animals at the Coulee Region Humane Society. If you are not able to attend the performance but would like to donate supplies, contact Jen Roberdeau at by Friday. To learn what types of items are needed, visit the humane society’s wish list.


Employees are invited to join Caryn Witt, admissions, at a farewell party at The Recovery Room Thursday, March 28 starting at 4 p.m. Her last day is Friday.


Notice from the Copy Center for Employees: If you are instructing students to make copies or posters in the Copy Center, copies or anything less than 13”x19”, should be requested on the online Copy Form. Large format posters, 34”x44”, 36”x48”, or larger should be requested on the online Poster From.


Student Veterans, come to Wing Night at the Recovery Room from 4:30–6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Enjoy free wings and the company of other Veterans. Contact Curtis Petersen at or Keith Purnell at with any questions.


Psychology Alumni Panel Thursday, March 28 from 7–8 p.m. in Murphy Center 448. Viterbo psychology alumni will share career and graduate school experiences and advice about life after college. All students are welcome to attend. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Psyc Club and the psychology department.


Viterbo’s Pi Phi chapter and Mayo Clinic Health System are co-sponsoring an educational event outlining the management and treatment of endometriosis Wednesday, March 27 from 6–8 p.m. in Reinhart Center 127. Presenting will be Costa Sousou, M.D., OBGYN, and Theresa Hagen, Certified Nurse Midwife, both of Mayo Clinic Health System. The event is free, but seating is limited. Email to register.


The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area, Driftless Voter Coalition, Vernon Friends of Fair Maps, Fair Elections Project, and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign will host a Fair Maps Speaker Panel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Viterbo School of Nursing Building room 196. The event is in support of an advisory referendum on the April 2 ballot in La Crosse and Vernon Counties to gauge voter sentiment on establishing an impartial process for drawing Wisconsin’s state and congressional districts after the 2020 census. The event is free and open to the public.


Countdown to Commencement Event for spring candidates for commencement is Thursday, March 28 from 3–5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Candidates for commencement can pick up their cap and gown, order graduation announcements, diploma frame, class ring, find out about alumni benefits, contribute to the Senior Class gift, do a Shout Out, have a complimentary professional digital and/or graduation photo taken, and find out about Viterbo’s graduate programs. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and celebrate with your fellow graduates and the Viterbo community. Sponsored by the Alumni Office, Student Alumni Ambassadors and Commencement Committee.


The 2019 fall schedule is now available in VitNet/Student Planning or on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage. Students should contact their advisor to receive their registration date and time. Advisors must clear their advisees to register by approving each of them in VitNet/Student Planning under the “approve advisees to register” link. Registration begins Monday, April 8.


Last Call: If your organization, group, or department would like to adopt a site for the President’s Day of Service on Saturday April 13, email Colin at by noon, Wednesday March 27.


Dance Team auditions are Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in Fine Arts Center room122. For more information, email Coach Anna Weidner at


This is Brain Games Week. Did you know that addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes a person to compulsively seek out drugs, despite the harm they cause. The addiction potential increases with repeated use of the drug. Research shows that the earlier a person begins to use drugs, the more likely they are to progress to more serious use which has harmful effects on the developing brain. Smoking a drug or injecting it into the vein increases its addictive potential.


Fahrner Asphalt Sealers’ Anne Molling and Neil Hendrickson will be on campus Wednesday, March 27 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby looking for seasonal workers for their summer traveling crews. Great money making opportunity.