VU Today Nov. 18

Tuesday, Nov. 18

noon–1 p.m. Non-traditional student lunch, Student Development Center Conference Room

noon–1 p.m. Leadership at Noon series with La Crosse Logger’s Owner Dan Kapanke and General Manager Chris Goodell, Reinhart Center Board Room

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

3–5 p.m. Dance Marathon Kickoff Week: Come to the Mathy Center to receive information about how to sign up online to become a "Dancer" and start collecting donations or sign up at the booth with a debit or credit card for the $20 donation to join.

3:30–4:30 p.m. Preparing for Finals, Murphy Center room 332

3:30–5:30 p.m. Countdown to Commencement, Fine Arts Center Lobby

5–7 p.m V-Hawks for Life Chili Dinner Fundraiser, School of Nursing Building Foyer and room 195.

5:30–7 p.m. Fine Arts Center Student Advisory Board Informational Meeting, Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. Student input wanted for future programming; pizza and refreshments served.

7 p.m. Dining Service Committee meeting, Marian Hall Dining Room. Students are encouraged to participate. Meet with the director of dining services to discuss student concerns and offer suggestions to enhance the dining program and increase student satisfaction.

Get your flu shot before the holidays. Health services has flu shots available, free for students; $10 for employees. Stop in at health services in the Student Development Center, call 796-3806 or email at to make an appointment.

La Crosse Colleges Against Cancer invites you to their Lung Cancer Awareness Event at Howie's on La Crosse tonight from 7–10 p.m. There will be a “Singing Bee” competition, awareness information and education, appetizer specials and more.

Hiring news from Sonya Ganther, human resources: Mark Bateman has joined Viterbo as a programmer analyst within IIT. Mark was previously a senior solutions engineer with SAP and principal consultant with FirstLogic Solutions. Mark has an associate’s degree in data processing from Western Technical College. He can reached at

Documentary showing of A Place at the Table at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, School of Nursing Building room 195; sponsored by the Sustainability 210 class.

How to make your event work. Having trouble finding the best space on campus for your event, or concerned about what equipment you might need? The Fine Arts Center scheduling staff will hold an educational session on how to plan for your event, Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 10–11 a.m., Reinhart Center Board Room. RSVP to If you are unable to attend on Nov. 19, let us know if you are interested in having us plan a second session.

The global education office is looking for volunteers to host international students for a Thanksgiving meal at your home or church. It is a good opportunity for you to get to know international students, and for international students to learn about American tradition and culture. If you are interested and able to provide round trip transportation, contact Shaojie Jiang at by 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21. 

Looking for fellowship? A delicious meal? A volunteer opportunity? Plan to attend the 33rd Annual La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 27 at the La Crosse Center. For details go to

Staff and administrators are invited to attend Micro-Aggressions: Are you being Inclusive?, presented by Beth Hartung, executive director of Options Clinic, Passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, Tuesday, Dec. 2. Learn about the message we send to others through brief and commonplace daily verbal indignities. These intentional and non-intentional indignities are micro-aggressions. Participant will have an opportunity to examine his/her personal experience, raise awareness and understanding of how inclusive and exclusive behaviors and attitudes can impact individuals and environments, and dialog about how the collective “we” can make a difference in creating a more inclusive living and working environment. There will be two identical sessions: 8–10 a.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m., both in the Reinhart Board Room. Register online at by Monday, Dec. 1. Co-sponsored by the professional development committee and the diversity committee.