The Viterbo University theatre and music theatre department will present the inaugural New Works Festivalon Friday, Jan. 25–Saturday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Feb. 1–Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Civil rights activist and author David Dennis Sr., will present the keynote address “What Does it Mean to be an American?” at the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
The outstanding sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

VU Today

Monday, Jan. 21


9 a.m.–6 p.m. Viterbo’s MLK Day Project Linus Knit-a-Thon – School of Nursing Building 104


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


3 p.m. Nursing Math Testing Round 1 – School of Nursing Building 195


7 p.m. La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – Fine Arts Center Main Theatre


Love Chili? The Honors Program is hosting their Annual Chili Cook-off on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, in the School of Nursing Building Lobby from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The winner will be determined by popular vote. Free will offering. Want to compete? Email Marne Boehm at to register.


Jack Peplinski, president and CEO of Altra Federal Credit Union, will speak as part of the Viterbo Leadership at Noon series Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Reinhart Center Board Room.


Welcome to two new employees in physical plant who begin at Viterbo today. Jevin Dorschner is a groundskeeper and Justin Enright is a second shift maintenance technician.


The regular group fitness class schedule begins today.


Employees: Communications is offering two training sessions this week for the new website. These identical basic sessions are designed to get participants editing the new site. Sessions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m., both on the second floor of the library. Click to register. After registering, go to and log in with your university credentials so that the proper permissions can be granted before the training sessions.


A BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. To schedule an appointment, visit or call Sue Danielson at 608-796-3806. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is sponsored by health services and the Viterbo Student Nurses Association.


Students interested in starting a Viterbo Debate Club should contact Abigail Rostamo or Ryan Anderson for more information.


Dietetics and biology students need study participants ages 18–65 to participate in a 12-week vegetarian dietary intervention study. Participants must not currently be vegetarian. For more information contact James Scoles at

Post date: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:49