A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community Vol. 11 No. 31 April 6, 1998
President for a day election results:
Congratulations to Jamie Davidson (Lumen), winner of the “President For a Day” election sponsored by Sigma Pi Delta. Thanks to the other candidates: Melinda Williams (Psychology Club and Connect Program), Jeff Spaulding (Sigma Pi Delta), and Denise Dodson (Dietetics Club). Watch for more information about the Trading Places Day with Dr. Medland.
Employee recognition banquet
Mark your calendar for the Annual Employee Recognition Banquet to be held on Thurs., Apr. 30 in the FAC Main Lobby. Social hour begins at 6:15 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m. More information available soon.
“Expanded roles in nursing” panel
Several alumni were on campus Mar. 20 to participate in the “Expanded Roles in Nursing” panel. The alumni shared their experiences as nurses in non-traditional roles with the senior nursing students. This annual event was planned by Wendy Wegner, coordinator of Professional Nursing Perspectives, Diana Beran, Director of Career Services, and Sally Emerson, Director of Alumni.
La Crosse area teachers’ association announces badger qualifiers
Participants were: Sue Schmerda Wirnsberger ’92, John Snyder ’96, Linda (Angel) Hale ’84, Jean Colburn ’93, Luann (Filtz) Fowler ’94, Nancy (Graham) Johnson ’76, Sandy Schroder ’92, Steve Sullivan ’85, Shiela (Scholze) Bolduan ’80, Jim Schlichenmeyer ’88, Susan (Toulouse) Kramer ’91, Helen Lethlean ’89.
Of the 77 students who performed at the District WMTA Auditions, the judges sent 24 on to Badger Auditions. The District WMTA Auditions were held on Sat., Mar. 7 at Viterbo College. This year 14 teachers from the LAMTA (La Crosse Area Music Teachers Association) participated in the event. A total of 129 entrants registered.
The areas in which the students auditioned: 46 entered District II auditions, two entered District III, 81 entered the State Track auditions.
The following Prep Students qualified for Badger Auditions:
Students of Karla Wakeen: Katelyn Bouska, Andrea Guggenbuehl Dru Richette;
Students of Judy Stafslein: Desiree Dunford, Paul Schack, Jason Schrum;
Students of Carol Rhodes: Elissa Nicks, Scott Racozy.
The five judges were Elizabeth Guiterez of Madison, Gloria Chuang of Winona, Minn., Liz Wanschura of Caledonia, Minn., S. Antoinette DeLorbe of La Crosse, and Susan Breitner of Glenview, Ill. Several of the judges commented on how well the Viterbo students played.
A special thanks to the Fine Arts Office and Dan Johnson-Wilmot, Music Department Chair for again sponsoring the event. Viterbo’s efforts over the years are truly appreciated.
Bits and pieces
From: Todd Ericson
To: All faculty and administration
Re: Caps and gowns
Viterbo College still has a large supply of caps and gowns that will be discarded. The gowns are baccalaureate gowns with long sleeves and no velvet trim, but are in good condition. If you are interested, please arrange with Jack Havertape x3080 to obtain one before Apr. 8. After Apr. 8 the college will dispose of all remaining caps and gowns. Please take advantage of this opportunity.
Wednesday Noon Discussions & Presentations, April 8, The Power of Poetry. Guest: Bob Troy, local poet. Students, faculty and staff and administrators make the discussions happen! Snacks provided in MC 556, Psychology Student Lounge.
Casual Dress Day
Thurs., Apr. 9, Employee Day (because we’re closed on Good Friday)
Employee Assistance Center (EAC) is for all Viterbo employees and their families. For more information contact Franciscan-Skemp (608) 791-9530, (800) 493-3960.
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190.
Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
For 24 hour Security needs call x3911.
Arts & Entertainment
John Swartwout, Viterbo Art and Art Education Senior, is one of two area artists exhibiting at the Odin Gallery, 507 Main St., La Crosse. The show runs from Apr. 3 to May 6 and the gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon-Fri., and Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The owner, directors and many of the artists featured by this gallery are students or alumni of Viterbo College. Please show your support. For more information, call 784-1614.
Viterbo Library Art Gallery: Buddhist Art from China and Tibet during the spring semester.
Peter Fletcher has an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Univ. Medical Center, Chicago. Ill. The show commenced on Feb. 20, and runs until May 15.
The Viterbo Theatre Arts Department will present Dance ’98, a dance production of the Viterbo Dance Theatre and Musical Theatre Dance Classes, at 7:30 p.m. on Wed. & Thurs. Apr. 15 & 16 in FAC 122 Dance Studio. New student choreography of jazz and modern pieces will be presented as well as the original Broadway choreography from West Side Story and Oklahoma! The production is open to the public and admission is free. For more information contact Kathy Gorman, x3794.
V-Hawks: This week’s schedule
Softball against St. Ambrose:
*3 p.m. Mon. Apr. 6. at Green Island Field.
Baseball against Iowa Wesleyan: *1 p.m. Fri. Apr. 10,
*12:00 Sat. Apr. 11 at Viterbo’s
Player’s park, Hwy 16.
The Preparatory School of the Arts is sponsoring an Honors Recital at 2 p.m. on Sat. Apr. 18 in the FAC Recital Hall.
Each teacher of the Preparatory School was invited to choose one or more students to perform for a total of 10 minutes to form a 90 minute program. The decision was very difficult. Most teachers had several students that have earned the invitation to perform in this special recital.
The recital is open to the public and free of charge, with a reception following. Donations will be accepted for the S. Marcella Steffes Scholarship Fund.
The following students were invited to perform because of their outstanding dedication to becoming fine musicians:
Elyssa Nicks and Scott Racozy, piano students of Carol Rhodes; Jessie Lewis and Renee Nigon, piano students of Mary Amundson Kulas; Joe Coughlin and Jason Schrum, piano students of Judy Stafslein; Katelyn Bouska, piano student of Karla Wakeen; Amanda Webb and Amy Kimmet, voice students of Amy Johnson-Pierce; Jennifer Lee, violin and Philip Matchett, viola, students of Busya Lugovier; Elizabeth Sauer, violin, and Alexandra Aaken, cello, students of S. Marcella Steffes; Lukas Holland, violin student of Alexandra Wheat.
Campus Ministry News
by Father Tom O’Neill
Reconciliation (Penance) Service: 6:30 p.m. today, Mon., Apr., 6 in the College Church. All are welcome to celebrate the sacrament of God’s healing and forgiveness.
This is the last week of our participation in Operation Rice Bowl. Please remember to bring in your Rice Bowl contributions to the College Church. Through this program, your personal Lenten observance will help to Nourish the Spirit of Hope in our human family. Thank you for remembering the poor throughout the world this Lent.
This week: Help the poor in the Coulee region be lending your support to a local program: A Place of Grace or WAFER.
Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Fr. Tom and Earl wish everyone a prayerful Holy week, a prayerful Triduum, and a blessed Easter, keeping you in their prayers each day!
The April food of the month at WAFER is fruit. Remember to support our other food pantries: Viterbo FAC pantry and Place of Grace. Items may be left on the tables at the entrance of the College Church and they will be delivered to the pantries.
The College Church is open each day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to the main church there is a meditation area at the opposite end of the church’s front/main entrance. Please feel free to use either area for personal quiet time.
The facts: although there are over 800,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year, most of these cancers are easily treated and cured. One type of skin cancer, melanoma, is deadly and is increasing rapidly.
Who is at risk: people with fair skin, especially redheads, have a greater risk of getting this type of cancer, although anyone who spends a lot of time in the sun is at risk. People who have had close family members with a melanoma are at higher risk for this type of skin cancer, as are people who had severe sunburns before the age of 18. It is especially important to protect children from sun exposure.
The best defense: prevention and early detection. Most skin cancers can be prevented by avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun. Wear protective clothing—hats, long-sleeved shirts—and use sunscreen on all exposed parts of the skin. Protect children from the sun and don’t let them get sunburned.
Examine your skin regularly, and have a skin exam during your regular health checkups.
Early detection—finding a cancer early before it has spread—gives you the best chance of being cured. For additional in information on cancer, please call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345.
Old-Fashioned Baked Beans
3 C. dry navy beans water
3/4 C. chili sauce 1 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
2 onions, thinly sliced 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 C. dark molasses
In a stockpot over medium-high heat, combine dry beans with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil two minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand for one hour. Drain beans. Preheat oven to 300° F. Combine beans, three cups fresh water and all remaining ingredients in an ovenproof crock or casserole. Cover and bake five hours. Add more water if beans begin to dry out. Serves 8. Calories:254; Fat: 1 gram.
New books in the library: a selection
The endangered atmosphere: preserving a global commons. Marvin S. Soroos. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. 363.7392 So714e.
Group work with populations at risk. Geoffrey L. Greif and Paul H. Ephross, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 361.4 G882.
Material Christianity: religion and popular culture in America. Colleen McDannell. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. 246.0973 M134m.
Midwestern women: work, community and leadership at the crossroads. Lucy E. Murphy and Wendy H. Venet, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. 305.4 M629.
Required reading: why our American classics matter now. Andrew Delbanco. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. 810.9358 D344r.
Russia: people and empire 1552-1917. Geoffrey Hosking. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. 947 H826r.
The stirring of soul in the workplace. Alan Bristin. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996. 658.406 B859s.
Twentieth-century design (Oxford history of art). Jonathan M. Woodham. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. NK 1390 .W59.
Under African skies: modern African stories. Charles R. Larson, ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. 896 Un55.
Who deliberates? Mass media in modern democracy. Benjamin I. Page. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. 302.23 P132w.
William Faulkner: the making of a modernist (The Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies).
Daniel J. Singal. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997. 813.52 F26xSI.
Lyon Evans, English, has had a paper accepted for book publication. Originally presented at last summer’s international Melville conference in Volos, Greece, the paper will appear in a volume of selected conference proceedings, to be published in both the English and Greek language editions.
The paper’s title is, “The Significance of Melville’s Greece Poems and His Late World Views.”
Yes, the “Sister Dean Jean Moore” golf tournament is still on even though she has forsaken her “Dean” title for that of V.P.
Watch for more details, but for now, mark your calendar for May 12. Registration will be at 3:30 p.m., the tourney starts at 4 p.m. at the Valley High Golf Course, outside Houston Minn.
News you’ll notice
by Renee Heuss
The end is in sight!! At long last we are in our final month of classes, and finals’ week and graduation loom nearer and nearer. For most of us, this time won’t pass quickly enough, while for others, the pressures of unfinished projects, papers, and exams are enough to make us want to crawl under our bed covers and never come back out. Well, there is hope for escape from the end-of-the-year blues. Read on...
April offers a wide variety of events. The annual SAB-sponsored Price is Right is just past, and it was a night of fun, prizes, and laughter. Slamfest, organized and sponsored by the V-Hawks, at the end of April, promises to be a good time. In the midst of all of these activities is the much anticipated Easter vacation, with time for rest and relaxation (or work and accomplishment, depending on your class deadlines).
Perhaps most exciting (at least to me, as a veteran attendee) is the upcoming Courtyard Carni sponsored by the Student Activity Board. For those of you new to Viterbo, Courtyard Carni is the end-of-year celebration at Viterbo College. Courtyard Carni is scheduled to fall on Friday, May 1 this year, on the last day of classes, as always. There are numerous activities planned, and SAB seems destined to outshine itself this year (hopefully the sun will be shining this year, too!!) with the lineup of bands and events. Numerous Viterbo Clubs will be taking part in the festivities, too, and will be providing refreshments and entertainment for all.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in Viterbo Clubs and Organizations? Well, here’s your chance. The month of April is also the time when elections are held for the next year’s Student Government Association and Student Activity Board representatives. All students are encouraged to get behind the scenes at Viterbo and become involved in the College planning and running that takes place at the student level. Pick up self-nomination forms at the Student Union front desk, tell any interested friends to run, and/or go back in mid-April to vote for your choice of representatives.
On a more general note, remember that it is now springtime, and it is a time for renewal. Take the time to patch up a damaged relationship and just appreciate those who have been close to you and call themselves your friends. Thank an especially inspiring professor for his or her dedication to promoting student learning. In your appreciation of others, remember to attend the Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 30, and show support to those among us at Viterbo who have worked hard to achieve in a variety of settings. Most importantly, just rejoice in the new life around as you prepare to wind down after yet another academic year.
I wish the best of luck to all as we finish up spring semester. Somehow, we will finish those projects and get through those exams. Just remember, we’ve done it before and can do it again. Be sure to schedule time for mental and physical breaks amidst any upcoming stresses, as it’s most important to keep your mind and body healthy in order to be at optimal performance.
Lastly, remember that the Student Government Association is here to be the representative voice of the student. It needs and encourages your opinions and input in order to make positive change on campus.
Attention faculty, staff and administration!!! Wanted: The Admission Office is looking for friendly, hard working, and dependable students to fill openings for either campus Tour Guides or Student Telemarketing Admission Representatives. Any students interested in either of these positions should be directed to the Admission Office, FAC 115, to fill out an application. If anyone has questions regarding either of these positions, please contact Tina Mahlum at x3010.
Rules for success
The four surefire rules for success
1. Show up.
2. Pay attention.
3. Ask questions.
4. Don’t quit
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
—Albert von Nagyrapolt Szent- Gyorgyi, scientist