A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Mark your calendar
Vol. 12 No. 10 October 26, 1998
• North-South Corridor Forum 7:30 p.m. Mon. Oct. 26 in Marian Hall Dining Room. Representatives from both sides will be attending.
Student project ideas
• Mark Meyer will be addressing Keith Knutson’s Wisconsin History Class Tues. Oct. 27, 7:10 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall.
• Flu Immunization Clinic Wed. Oct. 28, 10 to noon, MC conference room; Noon to 2 p.m., BNC lobby. Fri. Oct. 30 Noon to 2 p.m. SDC. If you can’t make the clinic times, call Marilyn in Health Services, x3806, for an appointment.
• Campus Preview will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30. Visitors will be in the FAC and will tour from 10 to 11. Please have doors unlocked and try to avoid maintenance during the tour because we will have many groups walking around campus. Thank you for your cooperation as we show off our college to prospective students!
• Social Work informational meeting open to students, faculty, and academic advisors: 12:10 to 1 p.m., Mon. Nov. 2 in MC 555. For more information contact Deb Daehn Zellmer, x3728 or Nancy Wegner Krug, 3722.
• In honor of breast cancer awareness month, a presentation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wed., Nov. 4 in the Recital Hall by “Women Who Care.”
Faculty teaching a course involving student projects may want to encourage students to consult with Anne Ellefson, the campus alcohol and drug abuse prevention specialist. A variety of such student projects could address course goals and the goals of alcohol and other drug prevention in the Viterbo Community. Because specific project activities are dependent on the nature of the course and the specific assignment, the following list is intended only as a starting point for brainstorming project ideas:
• Develop and implement as alcohol awareness media campaign designed to reach a specific target population on campus
• Conduct research about a specific prevention topic
• Create a dramatization related to substance abuse issues among college students
• Conduct a campus needs assessment
• Organize wellness activities for high-risk using times
• Develop a children’s theatre or musical production related to a prevention theme
• Develop strategies for promoting healthy stress management for a specific target population on campus
• Create or publicize healthy alternatives activities in the La Crosse area
•Conduct staff and student surveys related to pertinent issues
• Prepare a media series related to colleges and chemicals
• Plan and implement specific strategies aimed at promoting a sense of belonging and connectedness among new students at Viterbo.
Students or faculty can contact Anne Ellefson, x3807 or stop by the SDC to share or discuss ideas for applicable projects to promote alcohol and other drug curriculum infusion strategies into relevant academic course work.
Bits and pieces
Casual Dress Day
Oct. 30 Jeans Day. Proceeds go to Houston County 4-H AND Options in Reproductive Care, Inc.
Lost and Found: If you have misplaced your car keys or house keys, check the Lost and Found at MC Front Desk. Several sets of keys have been turned in recently.
Employee Assistance Center (EAC) is for all Viterbo employees and their families. For more information contact Franciscan-Skemp (608) 791-9530, (800) 493-3960.
24 hour Security needs call x3911.
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190. Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
Arts & Entertainment
An exhibit you won’t want to miss is currently on display in the Viterbo College Galleries. The magnificent works of graphic designer Ab Gratama will be on display in the FAC Third Floor Gallery through Fri., Oct. 30.
Gratama, renowned for his design work all around the world, will be present for a closing reception and gallery talk at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 30.
Gratama, who is originally from Rotterdam, Holland, did his design training at The Royal Academy of Art and Design The Hague.
In 1963, Gratama began his graphic design career working on various freelance jobs. By 1970, he had opened his own studio and was primarily doing graphic design for the Dutch Government and Ministries, theater productions, education agencies, music productions and album covers.
The height of Gratama’s graphic design studio came when he was repeatedly invited to design national postage stamps for the Netherlands while also doing design work for many national exhibitions.
Throughout his professional life, there have been several turning points in Gratama’s career:
• In 1978, he was invited to teach graphic design at The Royal Academy of Art and Design DenBosch.
• In 1978, Gratama was invited to Ghana, West Africa, to lead a Multinational Development Visual Communication Department.
• In 1980, Gratama returned to the Netherlands and became the co-director for the Royal Academy of Art and Design DenBosch.
• In 1982, Gratama entered the Ph.D. program in communications at the University of Iowa.
• From 1987 to the present, Gratama has been teaching graphic design at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.
Mark your calendars! This is an event you won’t want to miss.
Lauren Mittermann, ’94 M.S. Education, has been named 1999 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Lauren recently sent a card to Viterbo College stating,
A special thank you to Viterbo College for providing the inspiration,
leadership and support which empowers teachers to achieve their goals.
I believe this recognition is a reflection of the excellent
graduate degree program offered by Viterbo.
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.
Campus Ministry News
Mark Your Calendar Now! Habitat for Humanity Work Day Sat., Nov. 7. You will be receiving a phone call as the time gets closer. Help others get into their home and have fun in the process.
Living in Two Worlds:
Breaking Health Care Barriers for Hmong Americans
Support the Viterbo FAC pantry and Place of Grace food pantries. Leave items on the black table in the foyer of the entrance of the College Church and the Social Justice Group will deliver. The Viterbo Food pantry can use macaroni and cheese, saltine crackers, and peanut butter. Please donate so others in our neighborhoods can eat.
A health conference for Hmong parents and youth will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Fri., Nov. 6, at the Franciscan Spirituality Center. A dinner with Hmong entertainment will be held Friday evening in Marycrest Auditorium at 6 p.m. Attendance at one and/or both are options.This conference will be presented in English.
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
The same conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.on Sat. Nov. 7 in the Hmong language. For brochures/more information, call Rose Kreutz, x3676.
Kapfer gift enhances Viterbo baseball field
From the very start, anybody who knows anything about baseball fields could tell that the one being built at the Viterbo College Outdoor Athletic Complex was going to be very special.
From the way the sod was meticulously being laid by the devoted baseball players themselves to the work now being done on the bullpens, this facility has been a work of art, a field that when finished will be one of the premiere fields in the Coulee Region and the state.
A gift from the Nathan Kapfer family has taken what already is a thing of beauty to the next level.
As most of us know, Kapfer is the Viterbo student-athlete who drowned last year before the 1998 baseball season, and in his name, the Kapfers donated approximately 100 shrubs that can be seen lining the outfield fence—from left field to right field.
The entire Viterbo College Athletics Department would like to thank the Kapfers for their generous gift.
Apply to be named a Morris K. Udall Scholar
Viterbo students interested in a career related to environmental public policy and Native American and Alaska Native students interested in careers related to health care and tribal policy are invited to apply to be named a Morris K. Udall Scholar. Typical majors or areas of study include environmental engineering, the natural sciences, natural resource management, the social sciences, and Native American public policy. Scholarships are open to college juniors or seniors during the 1999-2000 academic year. Students must be nominated by their institution. The deadline is Mar. 15, 1999. The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Interested? Contact Rose Kreutz, x3676 by Feb. 22, 1999.
Academic technology center offers classes*
Wed. Oct. 28 Using Netscape Mail 10-11 a.m.
Thurs. Oct. 29 Using Netscape Mail 2-3 p.m.
World Wide Web Development 10-11:30 a.m.
Fri. Oct. 30 Network Orientation 9-10 a.m.
World Wide Web Development 1-2:30 p.m.
Using Netscape Mail will familiarize you with e-mail interface through Netscape Communicator. This is different than the students’ I-mail system. You must be on the network to use this system.
World Wide Web Development will teach you the basics to edit WWW pages using Netscape Communicator. You will have the opportunity to edit your functioning web page for your class or office.
Network Orientation will teach you how to set us your computer so you can share files and folders with others in your office or across campus.
*All classes take place in MC 202.
News you’ll notice
by S. Jean Moore
Greetings from the SDC! The what?? The SDC—Student Development Center. The SDC is that house next to the College Church on Winnebago St (affectionately called The Little House on the Prairie).
Oh yeah! That’s where “Marilyn’s office is,” you say.
“Yeah that’s where you go to get a flu shot.”
There’s more to the SDC than flu shots and aspirin! Marilyn Jaekel, College Nurse, has attended to 380 individuals since school started for illnesses, TB shots and health records. Students come over for other reasons, too.
Looking for a job? Need to get that resume in order? Not sure what career to pursue, or how to pursue it? Want some work experience to enhance your resume? Come over to the SDC and visit Career Services. Diana Beran, Director, and Tim Walls, Associate Director, are here to serve you in your career and job search and internship needs.
Got those relationship blues? Tests and papers making you feel anxious and stressed? Having difficulty coping? Lesley Stugelmayer, Personal Counselor, offers free advice. She’s a great listener and problem solver. Make an appointment through Judy Thesing, the Receptionist/ Secretary, or call Judy, x3825. Don’t hesitate to see Lesley. She’s a great person to talk to when you need a boost. Meetings are held in the strictest confidence!
Do you feel like there’s nothing to do here on the weekends besides go to a party and risk getting an under age drinking ticket? Or being pressured to drink when you don’t really want to? Are you sick and tired of cleaning up after your roommate after a night of drinking? Are you afraid to speak up about how unsafe you might feel around others who are intoxicated because you think they might retaliate? Anne Ellefson, AODA Prevention Specialist, can offer you wonderful ideas on how to handle any one of these situations or feelings. She is willing to talk with you personally or put you in touch with others in the peer counselor program known as CONNECT.
Got some good ideas for fun activities, good speakers, or improvements for student life on campus? Stop in or make an appointment to talk with me, Sister Jean Moore, Vice President of Student Development. I’d be happy to visit with you, explore options, make connections, and do what I can to advocate for improvements in your experience here at Viterbo. Let’s chat!
There’s more Student Development Staff to serve you. Bruce Erickson, Athletic Director, whose office is in the Student Activities Center (SAC), and the other coaches, located in Marian Hall South Annex (MHSA), are interested not only in the win-loss column of their respective teams, but also in the health and welfare of each student-athlete. They have ideas for wellness and fitness, connections with the community and using sports for life-long leisure. Visit with them about your sports and leisure interests. If you have questions and ideas about activities you would like to see happen in Intramurals and Recreational Sports, speak with Luis Holguin, Director.
Have questions about housing and meal plans? Jason Ramaker, Director of Living and Learning for Residence Life, and Brent Brigson and Kim Piasecki, Hall Directors, have the answers. Another part of their job is to provide a fun and safe place to live. See them if you have ideas for fun activities and events. Let them help you develop the best possible atmosphere in which to live. Work with them, get involved! They are fun people!
Student Development isn’t just a bunch of offices. We work here to help students through one of the most important transitional and preparatory stages of your life. We enjoy what we do, and we thrive on contact with you. We have as our mission that we are “committed to providing an environment which will enhance and integrate the life-long process of growth of the social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual, and emotional development of all students.” We are here for all students, faculty, administrators and staff to make the Viterbo College experience the best that it could possibly be. Stop by the SDC, the SAC or the MSHSA; or visit our web page (http://www.viterbo.edu/students/ss/Homepage.htm,) to see what is happening! The best hours to contact us are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.—Fri.
‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998’
Congratulations to the following members of the Viterbo College community included in the fifth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998.
Mary Leonard Anderson
Peter Victor Fletcher
James Helmer Larson
Carol J. Klitzke
Debra A. Murray
Jean M. Moore
Silvana F. Richardson
Bonnie Jean Nesbitt
Gail Judith Rogers
Vaughn E. Rodgers
Michael Jerome Smuksta
Grant T. Smith
Thomas Arthur Thibodeau
Patricia Ellen Zander
Patricia Ann Wessels
President William J. Medland is listed in the newest issues of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World (1998-99).
Spooky sale: at the Viterbo bookstore this week! All merchandise except textbooks and software will be 25% off Oct. 26-31. Do some early Christmas shopping, get something for yourself, or simply come in and say “hi” to the “scary” bookstore staff.