A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 1 August 24, 1998
I wish to welcome everyone to the beginning of the new academic year. This should be another year of positive experiences for the college as we look forward to the visit of evaluation teams from NCA and NCATE. Total enrollment should be equal to last year’s enrollment, and we expect a good year in fund raising.
On behalf of all of us, I thank the members in the physical plant department, both custodians and maintenance workers alike, for their efforts in preparing the campus facilities for the new fall semester. Look around and notice some changes.
Also, special thanks to Mark Franz and his staff.
All members of the college community are expected to attend the College Forum on August 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in the recital hall. The topics to be covered include the NCA visit, an update, and a review and discussion of sexual harassment. Please be there.
Again, welcome to all, especially to those faculty, staff and administrators who are new to Viterbo College.”
—William J. Medland, Ph.D.
Arts & Entertainment
Viterbo arts for Young America secures support. Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Western Wisconsin, Inc. has signed on as the series sponsor for the upcoming school year with a gift of $10,000 to support Viterbo. “(This) is a tremendous boost to our program,” said Michael Ranscht, coordinator of Arts for Young America. “It represents an ideal corporate sponsorship of the arts, and will help us keep ticket prices within the reach of the budget of more families with school age children.”
The Arts for Young America program at Viterbo is entering its third year and according to Ranscht, attendance has exceeded original expectations and many schools brought entire grade levels to attend selected performances. “Last year, more than 15,000 area students and families attended such shows as “The Magic Bus” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Ranscht said. “More than 3,500 attended our performances of Frog and Toad.”
The success of the series—and the demand for high quality, live performances for youth—are the reasons Ronald McDonald House of Charities agreed to be a major sponsor of the series.
The family series will include Judy Blume’s “Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing” (produced by the Kennedy Center Imagination Tour), “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” (Missoula Children’s Theatre), “The Island of Skog” (Dallas Children’s Theatre), Han’s Christian Anderson’s “The Nightingale” (Kennedy Center) and “Treasure Island” (Omaha Theatre Company for Young People). Tickets will go on sale Aug. 26.
The school series (where many students from area and regional schools attend on field trips) also includes “Big Top Chautauqua,” “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad,” “Peacemaker and New Kid,” and “The Adventures of Corduroy.” Additionally, middle and high school students have the opportunity to attend Viterbo productions of “Cinderella,” “Once Upon and Mattress,” “End of the World with Symposium to Follow,” and “Three Sisters.”
The school series is already booking reservations. Tickets and information are available at 796-3735.
Campus Ministry news
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
Worship at the College Church
Sundays: Celebration of Mass at 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon: Mass
Wednesdays at Noon: Liturgy of the Word and the distribution of Holy Communion
Taize Prayer: Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
Exciting times ahead for Viterbo athletics
Where has the time gone? One day you’re sitting back in a chaise lounge enjoying the relaxed pace of summer ... and then BOOM!!! ... here come the athletes.
For me, the return of these men and women athletes not only signals the start of the soccer and volleyball seasons, it signals the beginning of a new era for Viterbo College athletics.
These are very exciting times indeed. I say this not only because of what was achieved last year, but also because of what lies ahead for Viterbo athletics.
Last year was a good one for Viterbo athletics with overall improvement in every sport. Here are some of the highlights of the 1997 98 year:
• The men’s soccer team took the Midwest Classic Conference crown with a perfect 6-0 record.
• The women’s soccer team improved under the guidance of Luis Holguin and made it into the second round of the MCC tournament.
• The women’s volleyball team more than doubled the number of wins from the year before.
• The men’s basketball team finished the year ranked 13th in the final NAIA Division II poll, compiling a 22-9 overall record and missing a trip to the national tournament as an at large bid by just one team.
• The women’s basketball team finished with an impressive 25-5 record, shattering the school record for number of wins in a season by six wins. The team also broke into the top 25 for the first time in school history, finishing 23rd in the final NAIA Division II poll.
• The men’s baseball team finished with a 24-24 record and reached the NAIA Midwest Regional tournament for the first time, finishing fourth.
• The women’s softball team provided good competition all year for MCC and non-conference foes alike.
And things look to improve even more this year, because of the quality athletes that are coming back, the ones that have recently been recruited, and of a new commitment to athletics.
That commitment can be seen in the building of the new Viterbo College Athletic Complex on Hwy. 16, and in some recent personnel changes. These changes show the commitment to two programs that have suffered the most in recent years—women’s softball and women’s volleyball.
Two new coaches are now in place as Chris Helixon takes the reigns of the softball program and Mark Jenkins begins his tenure at the helm of the volleyball program.
Both coaches bring years of coaching and playing experience to the program, which is what Viterbo College Director of Athletics was looking for.
“In the past, the same person coached both softball and volleyball, and if we were lucky enough, that person was well versed in both sports,” Erickson said. “When we parted ways with the former softball and volleyball coach, we decided to try to split the positions to get two coaches that were focused on the respective program.
“That’s what we have with Chris and Mark. Both know their sport really well and have experience to back up that knowledge. They both will be an asset to Viterbo athletics.”
Helixon and Jenkins are welcome sights at Viterbo and should help bring their respective programs to new heights in years to come.
So, let the school year and the games begin!
This week in V-Hawks sports:
• Men’s Soccer vs. St. Mary’s University at 2 p.m. on Sunday (30th) at Dairyland Athletic Complex.
Marcia Momoi-Piehl, Human Resources Director, has a new office. She is now located in MC201B in the northeast corner of Murphy Center’ second floor, down the hall from the Business Office (Mark Franz’ old office).
Jennifer Anderson-Meger, Student Services, Extended Learning, is in 202B (Marcia’s old office).
Check out Viterbo’s web page
The Public Relations (PR) office and the Computer Center (CC) have been working to make the web page easier to navigate, so we have a new look on our home page. Take a look at the new Athletics, and CONNECT pages.
For your department to have a presence on the web:
1. Make an appointment to meet with Loretta in the PR office, x3040.
2. Bring a PC disk that your web page information can be saved on.
3. Loretta will discuss your departmental needs with you, fill out a job ticket, and assign your page to one of the designers in PR. She will also provide you with a copy of Viterbo’s web guidelines.
4. The designer will create the graphics for your page and get your initial information to the point that it is ready to be published.
5. At this time you will need to take your disk to Neil Rouse in the CC. He will provide you with a password that will allow your page to be published on the web.
6. Once your page is up, it is your responsibility to keep the information current. Jeff Nyseth, Instructional Design Specialist, conducts training sessions. For instruction in web page publishing, PR and CC staff are available to help answer your questions.
Simply save our earth
Tap into water savings. Don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, wash the dishes, or shave. In each case, you could save 100 gallons a year.
Make it a royal flush. Put a displacement bag in your tank or install a toilet dam. You can save a whole gallon every time you flush, for up to 5,800 gallons a year.
Increasing rate of change…
According to the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, people are quicker to adopt new technologies as ten years go on. The following chart highlights how many years it took each technology to spread to 25 percent of the population.
Household electricity (invented in 1873) - 46 years
Telephone (1875) - 35 years
Automobile (1885) - 55 years
Airplane (1903) - 54 years
Radio (1906) - 22 years
Television (1925) - 26 years
VCR (1952) - 34 years
Microwave oven (1953) - 30 years
Personal computer (1975) - 15 years
Cellular phone (1983) - 13 years
vehip eat smart
Mushroom Stuffed Fish Rolls
vegetable oil spray
6 thin fish fillets, sole, roughy or any mild fish 4 oz. each
3/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
8 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 C. diced red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 to 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 C. dry white wine
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. cold water
3/4 tsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a casserole dish with vegetable oil, Rinse fish and pat dry. Set aside. In a heavy non-stick skillet, melt margarine and sauté mushrooms, onions, bell pepper and parsley until tender. Season fish fillets lightly with salt and black pepper. Spoon mushroom mixture evenly on each fillet and roll, beginning at small end of fillets. Secure with toothpicks. Place in casserole. Sprinkle fish with lemon juice and pour wine over fillets. Cover with foil and bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until fish flakes and is done. Use a slotted spoon to remove cooked fish to a warm serving plate. Remove toothpicks and keep fish warm. Pour cooking liquid into a small saucepan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, water and paprika and blend will. Add to reserved liquid. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spoon sauce over fish and top with parsley. Serve immediately. Serves 6. Calories: 140; Fat: 3 grams.
Amusing irrelevant facts
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air.
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.