VU Today March 29

Tuesday, March 29


Noon Mass – San Damiano Chapel


Noon Baseball vs. Presentation College – Copeland Park. Doubleheader.


3 p.m. Softball vs. UW-La Crosse – UW-La Crosse. Doubleheader.


4 p.m. Editing, Revisions, Second Drafts in the Writing Process Workshop – Murphy Center 332


7 p.m. Enactus Meeting – Brophy Center 206


Tickets for the Viterbo University Chicken Q are on sale now. The event, which will be held Tuesday, May 3 from 3–6 p.m., will help fund student service trips. Stop by the Viterbo admission office in the Reinhart Center to buy your tickets Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The cost is $9 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be sold until Friday, April 22. There are a limited number of tickets available.


Student Loans 101 Presentation Wednesday, March 30 from 1–2 p.m. or 4–5 p.m. in School of Nursing Building 195. Questions about student loans? Guest speaker Jane Lemke from Wells Fargo Student Loans will be on campus to talk about interest rates, repayment options, how much to take out, and more. Two chances to hear the presentation.


Rose Awards Nominations are Due April 4. Nominate a deserving teacher or colleague for Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, Servant Leader, the Alec Chui Memorial Award, or the other major honors to be announced at the annual Rose Awards ceremony Thursday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Click for a complete description of all the awards and the nomination forms.


March is Social Work Month. The Social Work Club will hold a bake sale in the School of Nursing Building Lobby Thursday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.


Spring is here and the B!ke VU! Bike rental program is back. Visit the Mathy Center to rent a bike to explore spring in La Crosse. For more information on the B!ke VU program, click here


Countdown to Commencement is Wednesday, March, 3– 5:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Lobby. Graduates, pick up your cap and gown, order graduation announcements, record a Shout Out to your family and friends, mingle with other graduates and members of the Viterbo community to celebrate your graduation, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Viterbo faculty and community members are welcome to attend and record a Shout Out. Click here to view the Shout Out from December.


Sign up to serve at the last Service Saturday of the academic year April 9: Register online at to volunteer at the La Crosse Mayor's Neighborhood Conference, Big Brothers Big Sisters community kickball event, La Crosse Parks and Rec bluff-top goat prairie restoration or the Children’s Museum. Service Saturdays kicks off at 8:30 a.m., engages in service from 8:45/9 a.m.–noon, and ends with a reflective lunch back on campus at noon.  All are welcome to participate.


Scholars’ Days Registration Deadline is Friday: Faculty are encouraged to register their class/department/group to present at Scholars’ Days; students are encouraged to present research/creative work, outstanding class projects, and other notable scholarly works. Scholars’ Days will take place Thursday, April 21–Saturday April 23. Register online at Questions? Contact Kirsten Gabriel at


Get on Board, Be an Orientation Leader. Students are needed to help welcome new students during V-Hawk Orientation Days, Aug. 26–28. A full position description and the application can be found online at Applications are due Friday, April 8 by noon. Questions can be directed to Kasie Von Haden.


Viterbo students, consider representing your fellow students on the 2016-2017 Student Government Association. SGA Elections are April 4–8. Candidate packets were sent by Viterbo email and are due to Denise Homstad, Student Development Center, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. If need a packet or have questions, contact Denise at or 608-796-3825.


Wisconsin's voter photo ID law is in effect for all 2016 elections in this state, including the upcoming April 5 election in which a state supreme court justice will be selected, Wisconsin state voters' preferences for the Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. Presidency will be determined, and numerous important local offices and issues will be decided. Students should confirm now if they already have a photo ID that is acceptable for voting on April 5 and beyond, including the Nov. 8 election that will include selection of a new U.S. President, a Wisconsin U.S. Senator, and numerous other federal and state elected officials. For information on Voter Photo ID for all eligible Wisconsin voters: For information on Wisconsin Voter Photo ID for college students:


The Viterbo community is invited to attend a reception celebrating the release of Touchstone Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the library’s first floor gallery. Literary readings begin at 6:30 p.m. Support your fellow V-Hawks and share in a piece of Viterbo’s art and literary history with the launch of the Spring 2016 issue of Touchstone. The exhibition of artwork will be available in the library March 30–April 8.


All students are invited to participate in a short survey concerning awareness and use of the Viterbo Food Pantry. Data will be used to improve the pantry for the use of students in need. Those who participate will be eligible to enter into a drawing to win a $50 dollar gift card to Festival. For questions or comments, email Mary Smith at Click on the link to take the survey:


The fall schedule is now available in VitNet or on the Office of the Registrar’s Web page at Students should contact their advisors to receive their registration date and time. Advisors must clear their advisees to register by approving each of them in VitNet under the “approve advisees to register” link. Registration begins Tuesday, April 4.


The admission office is now accepting applications for the important job of a Viterbo Voyager (tour guide) for the 2016–17 school year. Applicants must be a current student and have an passion to share their love and knowledge of Viterbo University to potential students and their families. This is a paid position and it is not work study. Tour guides are required to work 1–2 hours a week giving tours or helping out in the admission office, and work 8–10 visit events that may fall on Saturdays. Summer employment is also available but not required. Visit the admission office to pick up an application or for additional information. The application deadline is Friday, April 1.


The Academic Resource Center introduces Workshops on Demand. Students and faculty can request that an ARC workshop be delivered at a time that works for them by visiting Please contact with any questions.


Do you want to get the word out to fellow V-Hawks about an upcoming event in your department or club? 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.