Viterbo University announces the creation of the Center for Professional Learning and Development, which will partner with regional businesses to create leadership development programs designed specifically to meet the business’ unique needs. These programs will be facilitated by university faculty and area business executives.
The public is invited to attend the world premiere of the documentary film Decoding the Driftless at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Gary Tyler, who was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 17 and spent 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in San Damiano Chapel at Viterbo University.

VU Today

Wednesday, Sept. 5


9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Study Abroad Fair – Student Union Lobby. Students interested in learning more about opportunities to study abroad during their college career should attend. Program leaders from spring 2019 programs will be available to answer your questions. Contact Taylor Corbett at for additional information.


Noon–1 p.m. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training – School of Nursing Building 195. This free training teaches people how to question, persuade, and refer someone who may be suicidal. Email to sign up. 


Noon–12:30 p.m. Career Services Resume Workshop – Brophy Center 203


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


1–2 p.m. APA Drop-in Writing Help – Murphy Center 332


1:25 p.m. Strategic Studying in A&P – Murphy Center 444


1:30–3:30 p.m. Health Services TB Testing Clinic – Student Development Center. Cost is $5. The tests will be read on Friday, Sept. 7 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in the SDC.


3:30 p.m. College Success Strategies – Murphy Center 332


4 p.m. Peer to Peer Panel Discussion – Brophy Center 123. Need help figuring out this whole college thing? Hear from a panel of sophomores, juniors, and seniors about their experiences, challenges, successes.


6 p.m. Usher Orientation – Fine Arts Center Lobby. Want to see free entertainment? Become an usher for the Fine Arts Center. Ushers must attend a one hour orientation session prior to volunteering. For more information contact Bridget Misch at


7 p.m. - Viterbo Student Nurses Association (VSNA) Meeting – Nursing Building Room 196. Attend to learn more about VSNA and upcoming events. Sign up at the meeting. Cost is $15 and can be paid using cash or check. Dance Marathon is coming up, and there will be buckets to collect loose change. All nursing major students welcome.


Interested in learning/talking about how media shapes the way people see themselves, others, and events? Attend “Identity and the Media: Discovery or Distortion?” Identities Project event Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7:30–9 p.m. Note the new time. All members of the campus community are welcome to participate in this fun, informative event with delicious treats and great panelists.


On Friday, Sept. 7, fire drills will occur in all campus residence hall buildings between 1–5 p.m. When the fire alarm sounds you should evacuate the building, closing doors and any open windows as you leave. Proceed to the building’s designated outdoor rally point. Do no return to the building until advised to do so by a drill evaluator. 


Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. is VU After Dark Open Mic Night in Marion Courtyard. If you would like to perform, sign up here or show up that night.


Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. is VU After Dark Bingo Night in the School of Nursing Building 196


The Mathy Center has begun regular academic hours.


Regular Group Fitness Classes have begun. Register for classes at the Viterbo Mathy Center front desk.


There will be an intramural free agent meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mathy Center. Anyone interested in participating in intramurals that does not have a team should attend the meeting to learn more.


Learn to recognize and manage anxiety while gaining support at the Anxiety Management Group starting Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing Building 502. This group will meet weekly at this time. To sign up, contact Lee Ann Van Vreede at 608-796-3808 or Malena Lupient at 608-796-3809 or


Stargazing Event: The FSPA and MVC invite everyone to enjoy some time in nature on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4:30–9 p.m. at the FSPA Villa St. Joseph farmland. Garden and greenhouse tours are from 4:30–6 p.m. Followed by woodland hikes to the creek (strenuous), and valley lookout point (medium) or simply enjoy the views from 6 p.m. to dark. About 7:30 p.m., local amateur astronomers will have their telescopes available to see unique sky events. All are welcome, bring a picnic supper if you like. Villa farmland is located approximately 10 miles east of La Crosse on State Hwy 33. Park in the Church parking lot located on the right side of Hwy 33.


Want to get involved on campus? ENACTUS is looking for new members of all majors. ENACTUS is a business group that serves the community through social entrepreneurship projects. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. in Brophy Center 211.


The library is still hiring work study students. Want to improve your research skills? Help people? People up an application at the main desk today.


Assessment Coordinators: need a refresher on TracDat? Stop by one of the TracDat working sessions if you need help entering your assessment results. The hour-long sessions will be held at the following dates/times/locations: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. in Murphy Center 304; and Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Murphy Center 314. Reminder, the assessment deadline is Sept 14. The assessment summary form and some TracDat user guides can be found on the TracDat page at

Post date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 07:49