January 11, 1999 Vol. 12 No. 18
A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
From the admissions office…
We will be hosting two Financial Aid Workshops/Campus Preview Days from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 22 and Sat. Feb. 6. In terms of the complete Admissions Year Cycle, these are some of the most significant dates on the calendar. Because these are often times when interest is piqued or an enrollment decision is solidified, we always try to put our “best feet” (both of them) forward.
While the majority of the activity is centered around the FAC, these potential students and their families will be in other areas of the campus as well. What we in admissions are asking is that if you encounter these people in your areas, merely extend to them the same friendly welcome that has become one of the most prominent hallmarks of Viterbo College. This is one of our strongest attributes and one on which we receive positive feedback throughout the year.
Thanks much! We in admissions appreciate this greatly.
Assistant Director of Admissions
‘Wellness Week’ Mar 1-5
The second annual “Wellness Week” is scheduled for Mar 1-5. As in Feb. ’98, the event will provide students, faculty, staff, administration and their families with the opportunity to take part in health education and health screening services. Mark your calendar now and watch for more information.
One of the awards to be made at the annual Honors Convocation, May 6, is the Father J. Thomas Finucan Award. Viterbo students, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, or someone who has been closely associated with Viterbo College as an employee, benefactor, or friend, can be nominated to receive this award.
The recipient is a person who:
• Promotes and demonstrates the mission of Viterbo College, particularly the Christian and humanistic dimension;
• Synthesizes and exemplifies the values of Viterbo College as found in our Mission Statement;
• Gives personal manifestation of the ideals of Viterbo College;
• Is a Christian humanist, a caring person, liberally educated.
Nominations should be submitted to the President’s Office on or before Tues., Mar. 9. The recipient will be selected by the President’s Cabinet and the presidents of the assemblies.
Yoga and Jazzercise signup
1999 Semester II Yoga and Jazzercise will begin soon. Watch for flyers & sign up early.
Make it your New Year’s resolution. Chris Saudek teaches Yoga and Connie Price will return to teach Jazzercise.
Join the VEHIP programs in ’99! Payroll deduction available.
From: Jay McHenry, Director of Physical Plant
To: Viterbo College Community
Re: Fleet Vehicles
The location where college owned fleet vehicles are parked has been changed. All college fleet vehicles (Grand Ams, Transport, Van I and III, Bonneville) are now parked in the newly graveled area just south of their previous location and behind 926 9th Sreet South.
Enter the new lot from the alley between the white and red garages. The lot is signed, patrolled and lighted. When returning vehicles, park facing north (towards the Physical Plant office) and align with the existing curbstops. Questions? Call x3921.
Bits and pieces
Casual Dress Day
Fri. Jan 15: Employee Day
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.
Connections resumes regular weekly publication. Connections is published each Monday by the Public Relations office. Copy deadline is noon Thursday. Send your announcements via campus mail to the public relations office, MC22, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An edited version of each issue of Connections can be found on the Web at www.viterbo.edu at “Campus News.”
This week’s schedule:
• 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 13 vs. St. Ambrose University
• 1 p.m. Sat., Jan 16 vs. Iowa Wesleyan
• 7 p.m. Wed., Jan 13 vs. St. Ambrose University
• 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 16 vs. Iowa Wesleyan
Campus Ministry news
Sunday, 11 a.m.,
Mon-Fri. 12:00 noon
The January food of the month at WAFER is soup and crackers. Remember to support our other food pantries: Viterbo FAC pantry and Place of Grace.
Check out Viterbo’s web page
Take a look at Viterbo’s newest pages on the web: Letters and Science, Education, Graduate Education and Graduate Nursing. The Public Relations office (PR) and the Computer Center (CC) have been working to make the web page easier to navigate.
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, and assist you in filling out a job ticket. If necessary she will schedule a meeting for you with Deb Kappmeyer, web developer.
4. Deb 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 point Deb will publish your initial page(s) and see that you receive a password that will allow you to publish any changes and updates to your web page.
6. Once your page is up, it is your responsibility to keep the information current. Jeff Nyseth, Instructional Design Specialis, conducts training sessions. For instruction in web page publishing, PR and CC staff are available to help answer your questions.
Viterbo College Library Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Feb. 7
Mark your calendar to attend the Viterbo College Library Book Fair at Barnes and Noble from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 7. Proceeds from the Book Fair will go to the Francis Clare Library endowment. To qualify your purchases to contribute to the library endowment, use a Barnes & Noble Book Fair Support Voucher.
Look for a voucher inserted in next week’s issue of Connections, or pick up a voucher in the library.
Needs a new home
S. Frances Claire would like to find a new home for several duplicate issues of publications. The following issues are free for the asking. S. Frances Claire is usually in the Archives each morning from 9:30-11:30. Call her at x3268.
Alumni Newsletter 1994-’97
Annual Reports 1980-’90
Centennial Design 1982-’87
College Catalogs 1972-’97
Commencement programs 1962-’90
Student Handbk/Calendar 1979-’98
Congratulations to Deb Kappmeyer, full-time Graphic Designer and Web Developer in the public relations department, as of Jan. 4.
Congratulations to Diana McGrath, promoted from Financial Aid Secretary to Financial Aid Technician effective Jan. 4. Stop by the FinAid Office and congratulate her! (The position for Fin Aid secretary is open for any employee interested.)
Willie Lichtie, 3rd shift custodian, has retired as of Dec. 31. Happy retirement, Willie. We’ll miss you. Taking his place will be Kelly Fagan.
Welcome back, Mark Barton, 2nd shift custodian. He took another position back in Sept. but missed Viterbo and returned to fill the custodial position for Marian Hall. Glad to have you back, Mark.
John Hempstead, director of library and information services, received the Eucharistic adorer medal when he was commissioned an affiliate partner in prayer for FSPA adoration hours at a Nov. 22 liturgy. John completed an orientation and spends time in the adoration chapel.