A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 15 November 30, 1998
Tree lighting ceremony
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season by joining in the annual tree lighting ceremony at 3:10 p.m. on Thurs. Dec. 3 in the FAC main theatre lobby. Cookies, carols and good cheer will be served.
Social Action Theatre Group to perform
UW-L’s Social Action Theatre Group will be at Viterbo at 6:30 p.m. on Tues. Dec. 1 in BNC 122. All students are invited to attend this very interesting and challenging series of skits which will be performed by 40 students under the direction of the theatre instructor.
Skits will cover a variety of social issues including sexual harassment, eating disorders, and dysfunctional families. After each skit there will be time set aside for discussion and audience participation.
The event is sponsored by the Sociology/Social Work Club. Free refreshments will be provided.
Diversity Days planning symposium on Vietnam
Diversity Days continues to be developed. A planning meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Thurs,. Dec. 3, in MC 402. The theme is Re-Telling the Stories of Vietnam.
Lunch will be available.
WXOW Holiday Concert benefits families
The 7th Annual Holiday Concert to benefit families begins at 7 p.m. Wed. Dec. 9 in the FAC.main theatre. The Viterbo Concert Choir and seven area high school choirs will perform.
The event is sponsored by WXOW-19, WLFN, Magic 105 and CC 106. There is no cost to attend, however concert-goers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be disbursed to area food pantries.
The MTU bus pass program is up and running. Six Viterbo employees are taking advantage of the reduced rate that is now being offered. A seventh rider will come on board in January when the Apple Express expands its schedule.
Cost is $8 per month, and it’s not too late to sign up for the program. Winter’s ice and snow is the perfect time to try out the bus, and leave the driving to a professional.
For more information or for a schedule, call Loretta in the public relations office, MC 228, x3040.
From: Viterbo College Box Office
To: Faculty, staff and administration
Re: Complimentary tickets to performances
All faculty, staff, and administration are entitled to two complimentary tickets for in-house performances for the 1998-1999 season, this includes A Ceremony of Carols and Cinderella in the Main Theatre and, Three Sisters, Our Town, and Buried Child in the La Croix Black Box Theatre.
Tickets for Main Theatre performances are available now. Tickets forBlack Box events are typically available two weeks before the performances.
To obtain your two complimentary tickets for any of these performances, you must personally come to or call the Box Office, x3100.
Bits and pieces
Casual Dress Day
Fri. Dec. 4 Spirit Day
Local food pantries need help! Please continue to bring non-perishable food items to MC front desk.
Employee Christmas Party, Fri, Dec. 11, at the Baus Haus. Social hour: 6-7 p.m., dinner: 7-8 p.m., dance: 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost: $7. Menu: roast top sirloin, stuffed chicken breast or vegetarian lasagna. Watch your mailbox for further information.
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: call x3911.
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190. Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
Arts & Entertainment
The Viterbo College Concert Choir will have you in the holiday spirit when they present Benjamin Britten’s, A Ceremony of Carols at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 and again at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the FAC Main Theatre. A Day For Dancing, by Lloyd Pfautsch, presents nine carols intended to accompany dancing. The Artaria Quartet of Boston, will perform Puccini’s Cristantemi. The Viterbo College Women’s Chorale and the Artaria Quartet will perform Alleluia, Amen from The Place of the Beast by Randall Thompson.
For ticket information, call the Box Office, x3100.
There’s still time to buy your raffle tickets for the 1998 Teenie Beenie with Display. Chances are $1 each or 6 chances for $5. The drawing will be held at 10 a.m on Mon., Dec. 7, in the FAC atrium. Proceeds will support the programs presented as part of Viterbo Arts for Young America School Series and Viterbo Arts for Young America Family Series.
Raffle tickets will be available in the Main Theatre Lobby during A Ceremony of Carols at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5 and 2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 6. and in the FAC office 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Questions, call x3737.
The 9th Annual Nutcracker Ballet will be presented by the La Crosse Dance Center at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 12 in the FAC Main Theatre. The production is choreographed by theatre arts department dance instructor Kathy Gorman. The production features guest artist Scott Schuster as the Nutcracker Prince. The cast includes Viterbo students: Nate Hessburg, Kevin Laumbach, Nick Rapacz, Ben Minnis, and Barry Moe and Molly Haak. Tickets are $11 and $9 on sale at the box office, x3100.
Campus Ministry News
Social Justice Group is sponsoring an Amensty International Letter Writing Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 2 in the Student Union. Stop by and write a letter to people who are in prison as prisoners of conscience. Cards will be provided.
If you are interested in helping with a meal on Dec. 3 at Place of Grace, please sign up in the back of the College Church.
Call your Campus Ministers: Earl Madary, x3707 or S. Sue Ernster, x3708. We are here to serve you! Pax et Bonum! (Peace and Good!)
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.
Did you know that 126 students are enrolled in ROTC at UW-L? Of that number, 29, are Viterbo students and 18 are receiving full ROTC tuition scholarships valued at $109,119.00.
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
It’s time to defend the Alumni Cup
When Viterbo College and UW-La Crosse hook up in any sport, it’s big news.
You know, intra-city rivals playing for bragging rights. Or the small private college taking on the city’s big state institution. It’s the same thing each year.
But there are no bigger games in this intra-city rivalry than the men’s and women’s basketball games each year. They’re big.
And why not?
It’s two pretty good basketball programs lacing them up and playing good, hard basketball. Plus, the game is played at the La Crosse Center, the city’s premiere venue. It has all the hoopla.
Last year was no exception. The Viterbo College men’s team turned up the defensive pressure and defeated La Crosse 59-44, bringing the Alumni Cup back home after a two-year absence. Viterbo leads the series 7-2.
The women’s game went down to the wire as the V-Hawks just pulled out a 64-62 win over the Eagles. After losing the 1995-96 meeting between the two teams, Viterbo has taken the last two games in the series. The V- Hawks lead the series 4-2.
Tonight Todd Eisner and Bobbi Vandenberg will lead their teams into battle once again with UW-La Crosse. The Viterbo men’s team takes on UW-L at 6 p.m. in the 10th Annual Alumni Cup game, while the women take to the floor at 8 p.m. in the 7th annual tilt.
You won’t want to miss this action. Like they say in the commercials, “We’ll sell you the whole seat, but you will only need half of it.”
This week’s schedule:
Men’s Basketball: Fri & Sat., Dec. 4 & 5, host Pepsi Invitational
Women’s Basketball: Sun., Dec. 6, vs. Silver Lake College
Self defense class
The Women’s Studies Club is sponsoring a self-defense class from noon to 1 p.m. on Thurs. Dec. 3 in the SAC. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge. For more information contact Apryl Ferris, x3488.
Christmas cards for sale
Christmas cards are available for purchase through the public relations office. Prices:
10 cards for $3.50
20 cards for $7
50 for $17
Cards are on display in the glass case, MC second floor across from elevator.
Statistics: men, women and gift-giving
• 31 percent of men believe they have a better chance of winning a Heisman Trophy than scoring the right holiday gift for their significant other.
• 18 percent of women feel the same way.
• 31 percent of men wait until the week before Christmas to do their shopping.
• 9 percent of women wait until the week before Christmas.
Put your stress to rest...before the test
The Student Development Center invites all students to drop by for stress reduction activities from 1-4 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 8. Activities include making your own stress ball, sitting by the "fireplace," playing with slinkies and hula-hoops, enjoying home-made cookies and cider, having a face, *head & neck massage or a foot or hand massage. Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the afternoon! All are invited! Staff and faculty who come are asked to bring a student or group of students along!
Mon, Dec. 7, 1-4:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2-3 p.m.
Thur., Dec. 10 12-1 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 11, 12-1 or 2 p.m.
All massages are available at the SDC.
*Massage times are the same ones that are listed for the Body, Mind Therapies class.
Faculty, staff appreciation day at the bookstore
Invitations for the Faculty/ Staff Appreciation Day at the bookstore have gone out. If you or someone you know did not get an invitation, please call the bookstore, x3848, and one will be sent. See you at the bookstore Dec. 4!
Winter commencement reminder
The winter commencement ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Sat. Dec. 19 in the FAC Main Theatre. There are 93 graduates. All full-time faculty and professional personnel are expected to attend graduation and be in academic attire.
Please plan to assemble and line up in the first floor hallway of the FAC by 10:15 a.m.
A reception will immediately follow commencement in the FAC lobby.
If you would like to rent faculty regalia for the December graduation, please order from Tim at the bookstore, x3848, no later than Today, Mon. Nov. 30.
New reference books in the library
Encyclopedia of Latin American literature. Verity Smith, ed. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, REF PQ .A1 E53.
Encyclopedia of nutritional supplements: the essential guide for improving your health naturally. Michael Murray. Prima Publishing, 1996. REF QP 771 .M87.
Encyclopedia of Southern literature. Mary Ellen Snodgrass. ABC-CLIO, 1997. REF PS 261.S56.
The historical encyclopedia of world slavery (2 vols.). Junius Rodriguez, ed. ABC-CLIO, 1997. HT 861 .H58.
Hoover's handbook of private companies 1998. Hoover's Business Press, 1998. REF HG 4057.H66 P75.
International encyclopedia of the sociology of education. Lawrence Saha, ed. Pergamon, 1997. REF LC 91 .I57.
Melloni's illustrated dictionary of medical abbreviations. B. John Melloni. Parthenon Publishing Group, 1998. REF R 121 .M45.
MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, 2nd ed. Joseph Gibaldi. Modern
Language Association of America, 1998. REF LB 2369 .G53 S89.
The Oxford companion to British history. John Cannon, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997. REF DA 10.5 .O94.
The Oxford dictionary of new words. Elizabeth Knowles, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997. REF PE 1630 .O94.
The reader's companion to U. S. women's history. Wilma Mankiller and others, eds. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. REF HQ 1410 .R43.
Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary, 18th ed. F. A. Davis Company, 1997. REF R 121 .T33.
The price of college: expense of investment?
In trying to explain college prices, even those within higher education often attempt to draw parallels with other “big ticket” purchases families make, such as an automobile or a home. The analogies are flawed, however. An automobile begins to depreciate the moment it is purchased, and is worth a fraction of its original cost after four or five years. A home may increase in value over time, but that is uncertain at best and takes the form of equity, as opposed to spendable income. In most cases, however, a college degree begins to pay for itself soon after it is acquired.
The average lifetime earnings, as estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Census, based on level of education, are:
High School Graduate $821,000
Some College $993, 000
Associate Degree $1,062,000
Master’s Degree $1,619,000
Professional Degree $3,013,000
Society has traditionally subsidized higher education in recognition of the fact that there are clear and measurable societal benefits that accrue from an educated populace.
College graduates are not only less likely to rely on government social services, but are also more likely to fund such programs through their taxes. In 1994, people who had attended at least one year of college paid 71percent of all income taxes, while those with only a high school diploma paid 23 percent, according to an analysis by the Census Bureau and the IRS. The unemployment rate for those with at least a bachelor’s degree is less than half of that for individuals with no college experience.