VU Today Nov. 12

Wednesday, Nov. 12

12:15 p.m. Mass, San Damiano Chapel

12:15–1:15 p.m. Club Officer Roundtable, Brophy Center room 124. Club officers and advisors are welcome to attend for a semester check-in. Come and go as you are able.

1–2 p.m. Music of the Holocaust and Jewish Music in Poland webinar, hosted by Global Education, featuring Fulbright Scholar and Viterbo alumna, Sonja Larson, as it highlights her research of Music in the Holocaust. Pre-registration for this free webinar is highly encouraged. Register at a: For more information, contact Taylor Lewis, or 608-796-3170.

3 p.m. Final Internship Resume Session of this semester, Murphy Center room 378. Attendance at one of this semester’s internship sessions is required for students who will be registering for their first internship during the spring semester.

7:30–9 p.m. Senior Art Show: Jasper Duberry and Margaret Miller Opening Reception, Third Floor Gallery

Rec Pass Double Punch Week is Nov. 9–15. If you still need a Rec Pass stop by the Mathy Center to signed up today.

7:30 p.m. The Rose Ensemble, Il Poverello: Exploring the Life and Deeds of St. Francis of Assisi, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

The Student Help Office will be at the School of Nursing tomorrow from 12 –2 p.m. Stop by for a chance to win a prize, get a tasty snack, and to learn more about the resources available to you.

Reducing HIV/AIDS One Speaker at a Time. Come hear a panel of speakers bring awareness to our community on this hot topic. Monday, Nov. 17 at 11:15 p.m., Reinhart Center Board Room.

Students: If you need to register for a class using a “Waiver for Course Prerequisite” form, bring it to the Registrar’s Office AFTER registering for all other spring courses. 

How to Make Your Event Work. Stuck on finding the best space on campus for your event? Worried about what equipment you might need? The Fine Arts Center scheduling staff invite you to attend an educational session on how to get your event-related ducks in a row. Join us in the Reinhart Center Board Room on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 10–11 a.m. RSVP to  If you are unable to attend on the Nov. 19, let us know if you’re interested in having us set up a second session.

A winter clothing drive will be held on campus to gather winter clothing for the Salvation Army. The drive will take place through Thursday, Nov. 20.

Information Session for Spring Break 2015 Service Trips for Students and Faculty/Administrator Chaperones: Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Viterbo University and help usreach 125,000 hours of service. There will be an information session for the March 9–13, 2015 spring break service trips at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday,  Nov. 13, in Murphy Center room 348. One service trip is to the Cheyenne River Youth Project on the Cheyenne River [Lakota] Reservation that is part of VUSM 340–The Lakota of the Great Plains history class offered in the spring semester. Campus Ministry is sponsoring a second service trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, working with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. There are a variety of service experiences, including maintenance work, and serving diverse populations in homeless shelters, nursing homes, and soup kitchens. If you are a faculty or administrator interested in serving as a chaperone, please attend. For more information contact Michael Smuksta at or Emilio Alvarez at

Internship Awareness Week Events: Attend the Internship and Grant Information Session tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 13 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Brophy Center room 203. If you are interested in learning about the possibility of doing an internship in Florida or California with Disney, attend the Disney Internship: A Student’s View  presentation on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. in Fine Arts Center room 203.  Also, take the time to view some of Viterbo’s summer and fall interns’ poster boards displayed through noon on Thursday in the Murphy Center and Brophy Center lobbies. Contact Denise Lorenz, your Community Engagement Coordinator, at for more internship information.

It’s day three of the week which ends with America Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 15.  Here’s another recycling tidbit: It takes 114 20-ounce beverage bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag ( If you live in the city of La Crosse, you may place plastics numbered one through seven in your recycling bins.  Here on campus, Hilltopper Recycling collects #1 and #2 plastics, which include water, juice, and milk bottles and jugs.  The same bins are used for aluminum and tin cans, glass, and #1 and #2 plastics.  They can be found in every campus building and at the entrance to the Student Union.  These commingled items may also be put into outdoor bins between Bonaventure and McDonald, behind Canticle, and next to Treacy. 

The La Crosse Tribune and Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are partnering again on Three Wishes. It began last year as an effort to fulfill holiday wishes. Readers shared the needs of deserving people, projects, and organizations, and Tribune reporters shared 12 of those stories with readers. Readers then voted to select which three wishes would be granted by FSPA and contributions from the Tribune’s Jeans Day. Members of the Viterbo community are encouraged to submit their wishes for consideration Nominations are due today, Nov. 12. Online voting will take place Dec. 12–16. The Three Wishes with the most online votes will be granted, and you’ll get to read about it in the week leading up to Christmas.