A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 7 October 5, 1998
Colleagues and Friends
St. Francis Day Celebration
11, 12 and 1 o’clock classes are canceled
11 a.m. Mass in Maria Angelorum Chapel, St. Rose Convent
Picnic lunch following Mass in Marian Hall Dining Room
Happy Saint Francis Day! As you celebrate the patronal feast this year, I pray that Francis intercede for you in asking God to hear your prayers.
Welcome NCA! Here Oct. 5-7
My own prayer is that God bless you and your loved ones with deep peace and every good.
—Father Tom O’Neill
On behalf of the entire Viterbo College community, I want to welcome the six members of the North Central Association who are here to evaluate our institution. I am sure that all of us will extend a warm Franciscan welcome to each member.
Members of the visitation team will meet at 3:10 p.m. on Tues, Oct. 6 with members of the college community. The faculty meeting will be in *MC230, administration and staff in *MC406. *Please note room changes from previous memo. These are open sessions; anyone is welcome to express themselves to the team members.
The members of the visitation team are Dr. Robert L. Reid, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Indiana,; Dr. Katherine Bennett Gregg, Professor of Biology at West Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia; Dr. Gar E. Kellom, Vice President for Student Development at Saint John’s University, Minnesota; Dr. Mary Ann Klein, Professor of English at Quincy University, Illinois; Rev. Dr. Richard J. Mucowski, President at Saint Mary College, Kansas; Dr. Carol Converse Karrer, Professor of the Nursing Program at Franklin University, Ohio.
—William Medland, Ph.D., President.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Second Annual Learning Center Open House from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 7 in MC 312.
The aroma of hot popcorn will permeate Murphy Center reminding all to share in the fun. There will be door prizes drawn throughout the afternoon. The new and updated Learning Center power point presentation will be running. Bring a friend and join the fun. Look for signs announcing the Open House around campus.
Bits and pieces
Depression is treatable, and help is closer than you think. National Depression Screening Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 8, Franciscan Skemp Outpatient Health, 212 S. 11th St. Call 791-9781 for an appointment. Free consultation. For on- campus assistance call Lesley Stugelmayer, x3808. For more information call the National Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Program: 1-800-228-1114.
Casual Dress Day
Oct. 9 Employee Day
Island Girl Cruise to enjoy the fall colors, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 15. Complimentary pizza, beer, soda. Cost: $8. Sponsored by the Social Committee.
Red Cross Blood Drive
1:15 pm-6 pm
Wed., Oct. 21
In the College Church.
Plan for the Holidays:
All Viterbo College offices will be closed Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31 & Jan 1.
Mark your Calendar: Employee Christmas Party, Fri., Dec. 11. Baus Haus.
Please direct all Campus Phone Directory updates to Marcia at MC front desk.
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.
Twenty students are enrolled in Viterbo’s new Master’s in Nursing program. One half of the group is in community healthcare, the other half in gerontological nursing.
Students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds: home care, public health, hospital, long term care settings, ambulatory care settings and their RN experience levels range from two years to many years.
Classes meet each Tuesday and students commute from Portage, Richland Center, Merrill and Thorp.
The ADVANCE program would like to congratulate Connie Miller on her recent promotion at La Crosse Footwear. Connie’s promotion to Electronic Data Interchange Coordinator was announced the day after her graduation in the ADVANCE program this past summer. Connie's husband, David Schultz, is an adjunct faculty member in the Dahl School of Business and the ADVANCE program. David, we also want to thank you for your support and encouragement of Connie's hard work.
Sandy Schultz, former secretary for Mort Morehouse, Jack Miller & Marie Maher, earned two associate degrees in Accounting and Interior Design. This past summer she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management in the ADVANCE program. Sandy has returned to her first "love," interior design, and is now a member of the faculty at WWTC.
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.
Arts & Entertainment
The Viterbo College Music and Theatre Arts departments present “Once Upon a Mattress” Oct. 9-11. Seats are available. For ticket information, call the Box Office, x3100.
An exhibit of graphic design by Ab Gratama is now showing in the FAC Third Floor Gallery, through Fri., Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and open at arranged times for special groups. Call x3752 to arrange special group visits.
Viterbo Arts For Young America Offers Teacher Workshops. “Decisions! Decisions! Stimulating the Play and Production Development Process,” for teachers of grades 3 through 6 to encourage students to think and work as playwrights, directors, actors and designers do when they stage a performance, and give them a better understanding of the creative decision-making involved in preparing a story for a stage performance. The workshop is offered from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 7 in the FAC.
Cost of the workshop, which includes a box lunch, is $10. Call x3737 for more information.
The Viterbo College Arts For Young America Family Series will open its season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, with “Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing,” a hilarious play about the adventures of 9-year-old Peter Hatcher and his impossible kid brother, Fudge, and his relentless shenanigans.
The Kennedy Center’s performances for young people are designed to educate as well as entertain.
Campus Ministry News
Excellent seats are available for the Oct. 25 performance. For ticket information, call the Box Office at 796-3100.
Soon and Very Soon Freedom Ride for students interested in non-violence awareness training of others as part of the Jan. ’99 Diversity Days. Freedom Ride leaves La Crosse at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 4. Destination: Nashville and Birmingham. Visit museums and learn more about diversity issues. Freedom ride returns late Sun., Nov. 8. For more information contact S. Sue Ernster, campus ministry, x3708. Please tell your friends.
Look for posters and more information on the CROP Walk, Oct. 11, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Myrick Park.
Sunday Mass is at 4 p.m. at the College Church.
Guest poet to visit Viterbo
U Sam Oeur will visit Viterbo College Nov. 16 & 17. The following times for performance chanting of his poetry and discussion have been scheduled. You are invited to participate in one of his presentations.
Mon. Nov. 16: 3-5 p.m. College Church
Nov. 17: 10-11:20 a.m. Place TBA
12:10-1:30 p.m. Place TBA
7-9 p.m. College Church
The Community Health nursing students will assist Health Services to provide flu immunizations for members of the college campus. Fee is $5. Three clinic times will be available:
10 a.m. to noon, Wed. Oct. 28 in MC conference room,
Noon to 2 p.m., Wed. Oct. 28 in BNC lobby,
Noon to 2 p.m. Fri. Oct. 30 in SDC.
The immunizations will be available by Oct. 15 and can also be received in Health Service by appointment if unable to attend one of the clinics. Call Marilyn Jaekel, RN, x3806 before Oct 10 to have one reserved for you .
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
Women’s soccer team turning some heads
Going into Saturday’s Midwest Classic Conference showdown with Mount St. Clare College, the Viterbo College women’s soccer team was in a position it had never been before—in first place in the conference standings with a perfect 2-0 record.
Written off by the conference prognosticators after finishing fourth in the MCC with a 2-4 record last year, the V-Hawks are now turning some heads, not only at home, but all across Iowa (six of the seven teams in the MCC are in Iowa).
That can be chocked up to good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance on the part of the players on the squad and their coach, Luis Holguin.
Hopefully, by the time everyone is reading this, the V-Hawks will be 3-0 in conference and still atop the MCC standings.
V-Hawks at home:
Viterbo Fastpitch Softball Team asking for recipes
• Women’s soccer vs. Iowa Wesleyan at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
• Men’s soccer vs. Iowa Wesleyan at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and vs. Huron University at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Viterbo Fastpitch Softball Team is publishing its first-ever Recipes for Success Cookbook. If you would like to submit a recipe—Entrée, appetizer, salad, dessert—to include in the cookbook, please send it to Chris Helixon, Head Fastpitch Softball Coach, or drop it off at MC315 by Mon., Oct. 12. In return for your submission, your name will appear on the inside front cover of the cookbook and with the recipe.
The cookbook will be available by Dec. 1 and the purchase price is yet to be determined. Funds raised from the Cookbook Sale will go toward much needed uniforms, equipment, and travel expenses. Thank you!! Call x3078 with questions.
Greetings from AMPS, MC 301
Academic Media and Production Services Dept. hours:
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.—Thurs.
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fri.
Equipment reservations Forms are available at AMPS; 24 hour turn around time is needed on all requests. The form should have one day and one class on it. Indicate the correct building, room and piece of equipment you want. Do not remove the pink sheet before returning the request to AMPS. After your request is entered in the logbook, the pink sheet will be returned to you via campus mail. Unless directed by Jan or Deb, leave the equipment in the room. Do not move it to another location, or lock it up in some closet for further use. This isn’t helpful to the department. Equipment requests left on voice mail or by e-mail are not honored.
Test and survey scheduling - Optically scanned test forms are available for true/false and multi-choice test. Forms are available at AMPS and if interested in this service, ask Jan or Deb about the various reports that can be generated. All test should be scheduled at AMPS, whether you want reports or score only. We also have a program for surveys, please contact us in the planning stage so we can order the appropriate forms.
If you have any questions about AMPS and our services, just give Jan or Deb a call or stop in, have a fun year.
Campus preview day
The Admission Office is planning the first Campus Preview Days Fri., Oct. 30. Additional visit days are being planned for Sat., Nov. 14 and Sat. Dec. 12. Preview Day brochures will be distributed to all faculty/staff mailboxes this week. Please direct any questions/concerns to the office of admission, x3010.
Credit for Prior Learning Workshop
Academic Advisors: are you aware of any adult students who would like to explore the possibility of credit for prior learning? The ADVANCE Office is offering a Credit for Prior Learning Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. Students must attend all three sessions. Fee: $50.00. For more information and registration details contact ADVANCE, x3370, or MC 504. The ADVANCE Office will mail information to your advisees.
WIN with books
The participants of the WIN program (Women Inmate Nurturing) at the La Crosse county jail wish to thank everyone who gave quality paperback books to the women’s resource and reading library. Your books will help create new foundations for change.
Special thanks to Sisters’ Bernyne, Celestine and Joanne. I will continue to take donations of books until the end of this semester. Drop centers are located in MC 556 and the FAC food and clothes pantry, second floor. —Sherry McDonald, Senior, BLS/Chemical Dependency.
News you’ll notice
by John Hempstead
How can I get a copy of this research article online? Thanks to a significant breakthrough this year, library services have taken a major leap forward in providing access to research databases. Many of these databases have fulltext research articles. To use these databases, follow these steps. Use a computer on campus your first time, because some of the databases are not available from off campus sites.
Open the Viterbo College web page. Click on the library icon to open the library web page. (In the library you start with the library web page.) Now click on Search Online Databases under the library logo (or click Online Databases under Internet Resources). The Online Databases screen gives you several choices:
ASAP (InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP) includes many research journals in fulltext. Use this database to find information since 1980 on: Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.
Badgerlink is a new feature this year It has access to 4,000 journal titles, 2,000 in fulltext. All Badgerlink sites should be available off campus to Wis. residents.
EBSCOhost is a major family of databases received through this subscription.
Masterfile Fulltext 1500 indexes 3100 journals, 1500 have fulltext articles. Academic Search Fulltext Elite covers 3200 journals; 1000 are fulltext; 1700 are peer reviewed.
Middle Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, Primary Search, ERIC and MAS Fulltext Elite cover educational topics.
Health Source Plus and Medline cover health, nutrition, nursing, medical topics.
Business Source Elite provides 750 fulltext sources from 1500 business journals.
UMI ProQuest Direct indexes 44 newspapers, most in fulltext. 27 national newspapers are covered. The Wisconsin Newsstand includes 15 regional newspapers plus the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Wall Street Journal is in fulltext with daily updates.
CINAHL is a major nursing and nutrition database. The online version does not yet identify the journals available in our library as does the CD ROM version. It is available from off campus by password provided by a reference librarian.
FirstSearch Unlimited is another major family of databases: WorldCat is for books and materials in libraries worldwide. Article1st indexes articles from 12,500 journals.
Contents1st lists tables of contents of nearly 12,500 journals. ECO, Electronic Collections Online carries fulltext of scholarly journals. FastDoc indexes articles with text online or by email. NetFirst is OCLC’s database of Internet resources that is like a search engine with subject headings. UnionLists includes OCLC Union Lists of Periodicals from around the world. Specialized Databases include ERIC journal articles and reports in education. GPO, U.S. government publications. MEDLINE abstracted articles from medical journals. PapersFirst, an index of papers presented at conferences. Proceedings, an index of conference publications.
FirstSearch Limited includes over 60 research databases in every topic. You need to get password access from a librarian to use databases that charge for each search.
PsychINFO is our newest database, started 10/1/98 and includes indexes to new books. In addition to psychology, health topics, business, education and sociology works are indexed.
The Viterbo College web page has a useful link under Library Services:
Serials/Periodicals: The current periodicals holdings list, Todd Wehr Memorial Library has direct links to publishers web sites and links to fulltext database sources for many journals.
If the information you need is not in any of these sources, ask us to search a database available to librarians. These databases and web pages can open a whole new world of research information. Please ask a librarian for a tutorial to learn tricks for using these sources effectively.