A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 4 September 14, 1998
The Neighborhood Group, comprised of representatives from Viterbo College, St. Rose Convent, Chileda, Aquinas, and FSH, has again decided to conduct neighborhood visits on St. Francis Day, Oct. 4. The visits, which will be conducted from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will involve sharing a loaf of bread and a greeting with neighbors in the immediate area. Members of each Neighborhood Group committee will visit in groups of two, and will be responsible for a limited area of the neighborhood.
Any employee interested in assisting with the visits should contact Todd Ericson x3856 prior to Sept. 24. More details will be provided to those expressing interest.
Win two free airline tickets
Fasten Your Seatbelts!…The 1998-99 Employee Campaign is about to takeoff. All employees are invited to attend a reception in the Murphy Center Lobby from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Make sure you stop by and join us for cake and refreshments. A pledge card and more information will be in your mailbox Wednesday morning, Sept. 16.
As an incentive to participate, we are giving away several prizes including two free airline tickets (some restrictions apply; no, not on Northwest). To enter, you must simply turn in your pledge card during or before the reception. Last year nearly 70% of employees showed their support by participating in the employee campaign. This year our goal is 100% participation.
Hope you can make it! You wouldn’t want to miss your flight.
Ethical-religious directives for Catholic health care services: public policy implications
Pilot, Employee Campaign
The Rev. Augustine Di Noia, O.P. will speak from 7 to 9 p.m on. Wed., Sept. 23, in the College Church on the topic Public Policy Implications of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Programs.
Other distinguished speakers include Glenn Forbes and Char Baier from Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, with welcoming remarks by Bishop Raymond Burke. Audience participation is welcome. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Catholic Conference and Viterbo College Department of Religious Studies.
Fr. Di Noia is the Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Wash., D.C.
The Directives speak to six issues of Catholic health care: 1) social responsibility; 2) pastoral and spiritual responsibility; 3) relationships between patients and professionals; 4) issues in care for the beginning of life; 5) issues in care for the dying; and, 6) formation of new partnerships with health care organizations and providers.
"Health care policies affect Catholics as advocates for the poor, as providers of services, and as employers who purchase health care for their employees and these policy debates have moral and ethical considerations," explained WCC Executive Director John Huebscher. "These facts make this a most appropriate time to discuss the policy implications of the Ethical and Religious Directives."
The lecture and discussions begin at 7 p.m. in the College Church.
Rev. Di Noia's lecture will be followed by responses from Dr. Glenn Forbes, President of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare (FSH) in La Crosse and Char Baier, Patient Care Director for Surgery at FSH. Both will speak from the perspective of lay Catholics in health care professions.
The WCC co-sponsors such a lecture every other year with a Catholic college or university.
The 1994 lecture took place at Marquette University in Milwaukee and the 1996 lecture was held at St. Norbert's College in Green Bay.
Workshop for health/helping professions
A workshop based on the nationally recognized and award winning video by Dr. Brenda Lyons is coming to La Crosse on Friday, Sept. 25. Lyons will give a presentation entitled “Conquering Stress in Changing Times” at the Radisson Center. It is geared toward those in health/helping professions and is sponsored by the local hospitals and the La Crosse District Nurses Association. For more information contact Rose E. Kreutz, x3676.
vehip eat smart
Crispy Potato Chicken
If you like hash browns, you’ll like this dish.
1 medium potato, not peeled (5 oz.)
2 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1tsp. oil (canola or olive)
1/4 tsp. lemon juice*
1 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange chicken in a 9” by 9” baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick coating. Mix mustard and garlic. Spread over chicken. Scrub potato, grate and mix well with oil and lemon juice. Spread over chicken. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until chicken is done and potatoes are golden. Yield: 4 servings
One serving: 1/4 recipe. Calories per serving: 205; Fat: 5 grams
Sr. Kathleen Kenkel, FSPA, Religious Studies, has been appointed to the La Crosse Diocesan Catholic Education Commission for a three year term.
Jeanne Johnson, former director of housing at Viterbo College, has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life, the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. She is at 512 Grace Hall.
American Heart Walk
The Coulee Region American Heart Walk is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 3 (Oktoberfest Saturday) and Viterbo College will be represented by a team of employees, students and family members once again this year.
The walk will raise funds for the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease!
Participants will leave from Riverside Park at 8:30 a.m. and follow the parade route. A 5-mile run is also scheduled.
There is no registration fee—just solicit donations to sponsor you.
Contact Chris Sanger, MC 214, x3070 to become a member of the Viterbo Team. The first 25 to register will receive a Viterbo t-shirt designed for the American Heart Walk.
Amusing irrelevant facts
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
Campus Ministry News
Join us, really…join us! Sign up in the back of the College Church for any ministry you might be interested in. If you have never done it, or if you have any questions, there will be training for each ministry. Signing up does not commit you for life, it only allows us to contact you with more information. Give it a try! You’ll like it!
Sunday Mass is at 4 p.m. at the College Church.
The September food of the month at WAFER is spaghetti sauce and spaghetti.
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.
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
Fate played a big part in HR chase
Fate: the power or agency supposed to determine the outcome of events before they occur; destiny.
Seems like everyone has had something to say about St. Louis Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire’s historic 62nd home run and the hype leading up to it.
So, why should I be different.
Being a Cardinals fan my entire life has made the moment more special for me than if, say, the Cubs’ Sammy Sosa would have gotten to the magical number first.
It would have been just as big for the rejuvenation of baseball had it been him and not McGwire, but it wasn’t Sosa’s destiny to set the mark ahead of McGwire.
McGwire has said all along that fate has played a big part in achieving this milestone, thought by many to be the record that would never fall.
Well, September 7 and 8 will forever be bittersweet for me because of what McGwire did, but more so because of what could have been.
You see, back in April, the time when my wife and I map out our summer vacation, we circled September 7 and 8 on our calendar and decided we would drive to St. Louis to see the Cardinals take on their arch rivals, the Chicago Cubs, at Busch Stadium.
At the time, we called for ticket availability and decided we had a couple of days to firm up other plans, so we didn’t order the tickets.
Well, something else came up for the Labor Day holiday and we decided not to go then, but to catch the Cardinals in Milwaukee a couple of weeks later.
What a big mistake!
In hindsight, I think this was one of the worst decisions I’ve made in my 38 years on this earth. And what makes it even more painful is the fact that what we had planned to do in place of our trip to St. Louis fell through and I was forced to watch McGwire’s 61st and 62nd on TV rather than from my seats in the left field bleachers at Busch Stadium.
Oh well, I guess it wasn’t my destiny to be there to watch history in the making.
But that doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it!
V-Hawks at home this week:
Telephones driving you crazy?
• Volleyball vs. Upper Iowa University at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
• Men’s soccer vs. St. John’s University at 4 p.m. on Friday and vs. Baker University at 1 p.m. on Sunday, both as part of V-Hawk Invitational.
• Women’s soccer vs. Southwest State University at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and vs. Grand View College at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
If you are in a busy office, faced with heavy telephone traffic or misdirected calls, dial x3044 for a sample of what is available. Relief is on the way. That number rings into the office of Public Relations which has set up a telephone tree to distribute calls within the office. There are many options available to help the telecommunications system work for—not against—you. Call Jeri Jo Schaitel in telephone support, x 3854, to review one that will work for you.
Barbara Winters, senior in Psychology, started working full-time Aug. 31 as an educator for the Allamakee County Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), and as a site coordinator for the Allamakee School District in the School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP).
Barbara will be working in all areas of prevention: coordinating existing services to make them more accessible to children, youth, parents, the community and county service providers, and making educational presentations in the county.
Barbara will be using this for her internship and continuing her education in psychology and religious education. “It’s very interesting and demanding, a real learning experience,” said Barbara.
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.
‘The Gutcracker Ballet’
The La Crosse Dance Center will present “The Gutcracker Ballet,” a comedy version of the Nutcracker Ballet at 7:30 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 19 at the Valhalla Hall, Cartwright Center, UW-L. “The Gutcracker” is performed as a benefit fund raiser for the LDC’s annual nutcracker performance. This year, guest celebrities Mike Hayes and Brad Williams of WIZM-AM radio and Sue Ramsett of Fox-25-TV will appear in the ballet. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call Kathy Gorman, x3794 for more information.
WIN with books
WIN is a program of the Coulee Region YWCA. WIN stands for Women Inmate Nurturing. The goal of WIN is to assist in the rehabilitation of women offenders in the La Crosse area by focusing on educational/social programs in an attempt to create an atmosphere of change or support for these women. Meetings are held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday evening at the County Jail.
I chose the WIN program as a community action project for Women’s Health Issues. During one session an inmate stated, “I have a lot of time on my hands and would like to improve myself, but the library here only has fluff and romance. Nothing to help me.”
My project of creating a women’s resource library is an on-going goal. I am in need of quality paperback books to fill this library: historical fiction, self-help, child rearing, pregnancy and women’s health, classic fiction, ethnic novels, inspirational and biographical.
If one person can be helped to create a positive change in her life, the cycle begins to break.
It’s a good thing!
Casual dress day
Viterbo senior, BLS
Two years ago, the Cabinet approved casual dress for employees every Friday of the year. Participants purchase a sticker for $1 at MC Reception Desk to dress “down” in jeans, sweatshirts or t-shirts for the day. The price of the sticker goes towards a charitable cause.
This Friday, the third Friday of the month, is Food Pantry Day, proceeds support the Viterbo College food pantry located in the FAC. S. Arita Dopkins is in charge of the pantry and uses the money to stock the shelves with necessary items.
The first Friday of each month is Spirit Day with proceeds supporting the staff assembly scholarship.
The second Friday is Employee Day, proceeds help defray the cost of the employee appreciation day and Christmas party.
The fourth Friday is Jeans Day, money collected is given to the local charity listed in Connections.
If the month has a fifth Friday, proceeds go to a charity decided upon by the social committee. Employees are encouraged to stop by the MC Reception Desk and submit charity suggestions.
Simply save our earth
Keep tires properly inflated. Underinflation could waste up to 5% of car’s fuel. Buy the longest-lasting, most fuel-efficient tires possible. Support efforts to recycle tires.
Save gas by keeping your car tuned—a well-tuned car uses up to 9% less gasoline. Don’t idle your car unnecessarily. It takes less gas to start a car than it takes to idle. Keep fuel filters clean.
Don’t haul extra weight around in your trunk. When buying a new car, check the specs and remember fuel efficiency.
Recycle your motor oil. At a service station, make sure they plan to recycle it. If you change the oil yourself, bring it to your community’s oil-changing outlet.
Some are weather-wise; some are otherwise.
—Poor Richard’s Almanac
I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather.
It’s always good weather when good friends get together.