A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community Vol. 11 No. 38 June 29, 1998
Board of directors met June 15
The summer meeting is traditionally noted for its brevity and this was no exception.
Resolutions passed included:
- approval of the “work plan” for its quarterly meetings for 1998-1999:
- an expression of appreciation to Deak Swanson for his leadership, time, and financial support of the development of the new V-Hawk Outdoor Athletic Complex, and to Sisters Mary Ann Gschwind and Camille Kliebhan for their service to Viterbo College as Board members.
- approval of Sister Paulynn Instenes for Board membership for a four year term (1998-2002). Sister Paulynn is principal at St. Luke’s School in Plain, Wis. She has also held teaching and administrative positions at educational institutions in Zimbabwe, Guam, Mississippi and La Crosse.
The Board was also informed of other plans relating to the progress of initiatives related to Vision 2005. Former Viterbo College president and current board member Rev. J. Thomas Finucan has accepted a role as Special Assistant to the President. In that capacity, Fr. Finucan will direct his energies to funding initiatives and other opportunities associated with Vision 2005 and in particular the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. Fr. Finucan continues his full-time pastoral work in Fountain City and this additional role will be assumed part-time.
Jane Eddy, director of the Viterbo College Learning Center will also be assuming the role of Vision 2005 Coordinator. This added responsibility is intended to bridge the planning and implementation phases of the initiative and projects identified in Vision 2005. Jane will be working primarily with internal groups and committees and more information will be made available in early fall.
The number of applications to Viterbo College remains strong. As of June 2, total applications for admission are +12 % from this time last year. Number accepted is up +21%. These impressive numbers will probably not hold but the statistics are considered good precursors to a successful recruiting year. Congratulations to all in the Office of Admission for this remarkable effort. For your information and interest, nursing leads the way in largest number of applications received, followed by undeclared, business, elementary education, pre-med, and new-comer, criminal justice.
Forget those thoughts of a lazy, easy-going summer. Viterbo is teeming with graduate students who will be here through July and August, with approximately 435 students including a record 255 for the mid-summer pro-seminar. Graduation for those students is scheduled for July 10.
Bits and pieces
July Casual Dress Fridays
2 Spirit Day (Thurs. because we’re off on Fri. July 3 for the 4th of July holiday
10 Employee Day
17 Food Pantry
24 Jeans Day: proceeds go to Chad Herbst Memorial Youth Trapshooting Trust, to update equipment for youth to participate in a safe, controlled but enjoyable trapshooting environment; AND Three Rivers Gold Association Juniors, to eliminate the economic and ethnic barriers from learning the game of golf by offsetting the cost of lessons for students; AND Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Pageant Scholarship Fund, to teach women to set high goals for themselves, to work hard, to never give up their dreams and to volunteer in their communities.
31 Fifth Friday: Proceeds go to La Crosse Friends of International Students
Employee Assistance Center (EAC) is for all Viterbo employees and their families. For more information contact Franciscan-Skemp (608) 791-9530, (800) 493-3960.
For 24 hour Security needs call x3911.
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190. Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
Connections is published monthly during the summer. The next issue will be published Mon., July 27 with a deadline of noon on Thurs., July 23. Send your announcements via campus mail to the public relations office, MC228 or E-mail to: sakluess
'Dear Viterbo food pantry friends,'
A copy of Connections is always placed in each employee’s mailbox.
I wish that I could send each of you a personalized letter thanking you for your generosity during the past year. With the number of donors to the monthly Casual Dress day, plus the people who leave wonderful bags of supplies in the pantry, the number is too large to do individual mailings. Therefore, I am taking this opportunity to say a heartfelt ‘Thanks and God Bless’ for your generosity to the unfortunate among us!
Gratefully, S. Arita Dopkins"
Best wishes to…
Lori Rebhan, who after 20 years of service, moves to Marquette, Michigan to assume her new position at Northern Michigan University effective early July.
Arlene Sikorski, who formalized her retirement after 27 years of faithful service to four Viterbo College presidents.
Pat Kerrigan who was installed as president of the La Crescent Rotary Club on June 18.
Barry Fried on his promotion to Director of Annual Giving in the office of Institutional Advancement
Tina Mahlum, who moved from Admissions to the ADVANCE program, where she will serve as Administrative Program Assistant. She can be reached at x3370.
Have news about your department or students’ accomplishments? Share your achievements with the campus community by sending us a note via “Connections.” We’ll help you spread the word.
Congratulations and welcome to new employees:
Cindy Kothbauer, admission counselor, who started 6/15.
Lisa Docken, executive assistant, president’s office, started 6/23.
Chris Helixon, softball coach, x3823.
Mark Jenkins, volleyball coach, x3820.
Jan Eriksen, Director of the School of Extended Learning and Associate Professor of Education, presented “Ethical Issues in Adult Higher Education” at the 1998 National Conference on the Adult Learner, held May 24-27 in Richmond, Virginia. Her attendance at the conference was sponsored, in part, by the Viterbo College Faculty Development Grants Fund.
Grant Smith, English, discussed the subject of school violence at the La Crescent Rotary Club on June 5.
Don’t worry. Your memory is not eroding. A number of folks have moved over the summer. Here are a few that are taking place literally as you read this current issue of Connections:
Jerry Smith, PR and Marketing, moves to MC 222 across from the mailboxes.
Barry Fried, Inst. Adv., moves from MC 222 to MC 313.
Mary Hassinger, dean of Letters and Sciences, moves to MC 217.
Kenna Christians, Inst. Adv., moves from MC 217 to MC 214.
Natalie Ingo, Institutional Advancement, moves from MC 517 to MC 316.
The coaches: Luis Holguin, Mark Jenkins, and Chris Helixon will be located in offices in Marian Hall South. The relocation will be finalized before the start of school this fall.
Other moves—and there are more—will be announced as information becomes available.
The Theatre Department needs 1800 sq. ft. (30’ x 60’) of storage space with a minimum of 16’ height throughout. Heat and water are not necessary but needs electricity. If you have any ideas or suggestions about space in La Crosse or the immediate area, please contact Deb Stover, x3077. Thank you.
Give away! Message board and letters (that used to hang in the glass display case outside the library). Call Susan in Public Relations, x3044.
Temporary tax increase
Twelve ounce pound cake