VU Today Oct. 25

Tuesday, Oct. 25


7:30 a.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


Noon Grades for the first half of Fall 2016 term must be submitted in VitNet. There are many processes dependent on all grades being finalized in the system. Any late grades will delay those processes. If you have any questions, contact the registrar’s office at 796-3180.


6–7 p.m. Healthy Master Minds “Helping Others in Distress” – Student Development Center Conference Room. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by counseling services and the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program.


6–8 p.m. Center for Student Success Advising on the Go – Hawk’s Nest. For questions about academic planning, majors, minors, student support services, or anything related to academics.


7 p.m. "War Against All Puerto Ricans…Fact, Fiction, or Somewhere in Between?" Ethics Lecture Series Presentation by Nelson Denis – Fine Arts Center Recital Hall


Intramural season 2 registration is open. Season 2 leagues include badminton, dodgeball, co-ed basketball, competitive and recreational volleyball, and bowling. The registration deadline is Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Registration can be done on Sportifik.


Students, the 1,000 Minutes to Win It Fitness Challenge begins on Monday, Oct. 31. Cost is $5. Exercise at least 150 minutes per week to be entered to win a t-shirt weekly and for grand prizes including a hammock, Roku streaming stick, and a $30 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Register at the Mathy Center front desk.


Employees, the  Move for 30 Fitness Challenge begins on Monday, Oct. 31. Cost is $5. Exercise at least 150 minutes per week to earn a weekly prize including a salad shaker, fruit infuser water bottle, portable charger and more. One grand prize winner will receive a 60-minute massage at a local salon and spa. Register at the Mathy Center or return your mailbox insert via interdepartmental mail.


Active Minds will meet Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-7 p.m. in Reinhart Center room 130. The topic for discussion is Bipolar Disorder. All are welcome to attend. For more information about Active Minds or the meeting, email Robyn Gaier at


What you need to know about stimulants with guest speaker Bill Bakalars: free event with refreshments to follow, Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite. Contact for more information.


The China spring 2017 program has now been opened to students interested in taking the program as part of their MGMT 490 course, or if you are a graduate student, consider this program as part of the MGMT 590 course. For more information, contact Taylor Corbett, study abroad coordinator, at, 608-796-3170, or visit Murphy Center room 377.


United Way Reminder: Employees are asked to consider donating to the 2017 United Way Campaign. Pledges can be payroll deducted. The deadline to return your campaign form has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. to be eligible for the first round sweepstakes. Turn in all pledge forms to Heather Butterfield in Murphy Center room 200. This year there are eight great prize packages up for grabs, including a cash prize of $5,000. Every $52 pledge equals an entry. For more details on the sweepstake prizes please visit the Great Rivers United Way Sweepstake Page. Also new this year, United Way and local businesses have teamed up to thank you for your gift of $52 or more. Anyone who contributes $52 or more will receive a coupon book to a variety of area businesses.


A BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Click to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is hosted by the Viterbo health services.


Not sure about a major or minor? Thinking about changing or adding a minor? Come to the Fine Arts Center Lobby between 2:30– 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 to learn your options. Come in your best Halloween costume and get an extra chance to win a prize, Sponsored by the Center for Student Success.


Friday is the deadline to register to attend or present at Seven Rivers. All students, faculty, and staff who plan to participate fully in the symposium must register at Registration is not required if you only plan to take in the afternoon research and creative works presentations (noon–4 p.m.) Note: there is no cost associated with the symposium and student presenters are excused from class for the duration of the symposium. Questions about Seven Rivers? Contact Kirsten at


Want to scare people in a haunted house? Volunteer with Students Activities Board at the American Horror Story Haunted House. E-mail Maya at or Jed at


Reminder to the Viterbo community about the university’s election policy: