Seventy-eight undergraduate students and 36 master’s degree students will be candidates for graduation at Viterbo University’s winter commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Celebrate the holiday season with A Viterbo Christmas: And a Little Child Shall Lead Them at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
The works of Viterbo senior creative media design students Jake Adams, Mannie De La Rosa, and Amanda Meyer will be featured in an exhibit opening with a reception from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Viterbo University Todd Wehr Memorial Library Gallery in Murphy Center.

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Monday, Nov. 27


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


6:30–8 p.m. Decorate and Eat some Delicious Christmas Cookies – Hawk’s Nest. Sponsored by Residence Hall Association.


7–8:30 p.m. 13th Documentary Screening – Reinhart Center 127. The Viterbo community is invited to attend. 13th examines the prison system in the U.S. and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.


Attend the Creative Media Design Senior Show reception Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 4–6 p.m. in the Library gallery. Featuring the works of students Jake Adams, Mannie De La Rosa, and Amanda Meyer. Refreshments will be provided. The show will be available from Nov. 29–Dec. 15.


Visit the Fine Arts Center atrium for the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest going on now. This year 10 Viterbo student organizations and clubs are competing. To vote for your favorite tree, place any monetary donation in the appropriate collection box located on the hallway wall. This is a fundraiser for the participating student organizations for their ongoing projects and ventures. The tree that receives the most donations will win an extra $50. The competition ends Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Check out for upcoming pictures of the trees and more.


Students in the Mind Body Therapies nursing class are offering free 15-minute massages during the week of Dec. 4–8: Monday from 1–4 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.. Options are head/neck/shoulder, back, foot, or hand massage. To request an appointment, contact Christine Hardie at


Attend the Interns in Action event Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 2–3:30 p.m. in the Reinhart Center Board Room. Fall 2017 interns and their site supervisors will be on hand for an informal poster presentation and supervisor recognition ceremony. All employees and students are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and attendees need not stay the whole time. 2–3:30 p.m. poster session. 2:30–2:45 p.m. supervisor recognition ceremony.


De-stress with Active Minds Wednesday, Nov. 29 with Mental Health Trivia from 6–8 p.m. in Reinhart Center 127. It’s free to participate and prizes will be awarded for the top teams. For more information about this event, contact Tori Voight at  


VU After Dark will take students to Onalaska Omni Center for free ice skating Friday, Dec. 1. Meet in the Student Union at 8:30 p.m. for transportation. Sign up in the Hawk’s Nest.


Community Wellness Club has set up numerous boxes around campus to collect female hygiene products. The products will be donated to local charities.


Interested in being a Resident Assistant or Peer Advisor next semester or year? The Office of Student Life is now accepting applications for positions beginning both in January and August. Pick up an application in Student Life today. Email Margy Frazier at with any questions.


Franciscan CORE is looking for student mentors to lead high school students during a Franciscan five-day summer camp program from June 10-15, 2018 on Viterbo’s campus. Room, board, training, and a stipend will be provided for qualified students. Franciscan CORE focuses on experiences that teach students how to live Franciscan values through service and reflection. For more information, contact the CORE director Emily Dykman, Religious Studies at Student mentor applications are available at Application deadline is Dec. 1.


One more traditional Service Saturday has been added to the calendar for Saturday, Dec. 2. Everything will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Reinhart Center Boardroom with a welcome and kickoff.  Service in the community will happen from 9 a.m.–noon before meeting back for a shared meal together in the Reinhart Center. Service options include Salvation Army initiatives (Christmas Boutique, Bell Ringing, Kitchen Prep, and Thrift Store) and the Viterbo Alumni Children’s Christmas party. Visit the Service Saturdays website or click for more details on each service opportunity and to reserve your spot(s) today. Space is limited. The deadline to sign up is 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 Email Colin Burns-Gilbert at with questions.

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