A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 21, February 1, 1999
This week: Retelling the stories of Vietnam
In addition to the opportunities publicized in the brochure, the following "Teach-In" options are available to interested participants:
Tuesday, Feb. 2
8:30-9:50 a.m. MC 230 Public Policy and the Vietnam War
11-11:50 a.m. BNC 211 Moral Dilemmas in the Vietnam War
7:30 p.m. Student Union Movie Platoon hosted by Resident Student Board, facilitated by Lyon Evans, English
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Michael Cullen of "Milwaukee 13"
8-9 a.m. MC 417 A Non-violent Response to War
9-10 a.m. MC 417 REPEAT
10-11 a.m. MC 230 REPEAT
1-2 p.m. MC 557 Mexico 1968: Noche de Tlateloco (Student Massacre, Mexico City)
3:10-4:30 p.m. MC 502 Vietnam in the Cold War Context
Thursday, Feb. 4
8:30-9:50 a.m. MC 230 U.S. Policy and the Vietnam War
11:30-12:45 BNC 202 Colonial Encounter: The French in Vietnam, Robin Carre
7:30 p.m. Student Union, Movie: Apocalypse Now, facilitated by Dick Ruppel, English.
Listen to more talk about Vietnam symposium on WIZM radio, 1410 AM
La Crosse talk with Mike Hayes
Mon. Feb. 1, 7:15 a.m. S. Anita Beskar
Tues. Feb. 2, 7:15 a.m. Michael Smuksta
Wed. Feb. 3, 7:15 a.m. Ron Schafer
It’s Dr. Scholl time again!
The 16th annual Dr. Scholl Scholarship Competition will be held on Friday, Feb. 12. Students will be competing for scholarships ranging from $500/year to a four-year full tuition scholarship for the winner. The conference rooms in the Todd Wehr Memorial Library will be used for interviews by the faculty selection panel. Students and parents will be touring campus from 10:45 to 12:15 and again from 2:45-4:15. Feel free to stop and say hello as the groups pass through your department.
You are also cordially invited to the awards ceremony in the Recital Hall at 5 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with prospective students and their families.
Hope to see you there!
From: Institutional Advancement
To: All faculty, administration and staff
Re: Casual dress day
In order to participate in "casual dress days" you are expected to pay $1 each Friday. When you drop off your $1 at the MC reception desk you will receive a sticker to wear identifying your support.
Friday's have been designated as "casual dress day" by the Cabinet for employees of College. We have this privilege because each Friday is targeted as a fund raiser to support various needs, charities and projects.
This Friday, Feb. 5, is Spirit Day, which supports the Staff Assembly Grant project. You are asked to wear your Viterbo College clothing or colors.
"Casual Dress Day" is a fun and easy way to show your support. Please pay your $1 if you are participating. Thank you!
Bits and pieces
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190. Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
Casual Dress Day Fri. Feb. 5 Spirit 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.
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 sakluess@mail. viterbo.edu. An edited version of each issue of Connections can be found on the Web at www.viterbo.edu at "Campus News."
A copy of Connections is placed in each employee’s mailbox.
Lyon Evans, English, has been invited by the book review editor of Melville Society Extracts to review Melville’s Evermoving Dawn: Centennial Essays, edited by John Bryant and Robert K. Milder, the September (1999) issue of Extracts.
Bill Katra, foreign languages, presented a paper, "Alberdi: 1852" to the Facultad de Humanidades at Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Dec. 18, 1998.
Richard "Mort" Morehouse and Debra Murray, psychology, will make presentations at the Annual National Conference on the First Year Experience Feb. 19-23 at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Mort’s topic: Creating Change Through Collaboration; Debra’s presentation: Pieces of the Puzzle; Prevention Programming in FYE Courses.
Tom Thibodeau, religious studies, is a recipient of this year’s prestigious Spheres of Influence award which is conferred annually by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. The ceremony is set for Feb. 19. S. Celesta Day, A FSPA, who is a member of our Board of Directors, is the other recipient.
Matt Solverson, senior chemistry major, has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
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 Dallas Children’s Theater will bring to vivid life Steven Kellogg’s beloved children’s book The Island of the Skog at 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 10, in the FAC Main Theatre as part of the Arts For Young America Family Series.
With a picture book large enough for 500 children to read— remarkably capturing the look of Kellogg’s pages—as the backdrop, Linda Daugherty’s adaptation, as in the book, tells the story of a group of mice tired of living in fear of cats. The mice sail away on a miniature ship and find an island with only one inhabitant, the mysterious skog.
In desperation, the mice prepare to defend themselves against the skog by adopting warlike measures. In the end, the mice learn a valuable lesson: Talking with enemies is better than fighting them.
Celebrating its 15th season, the Dallas Children’s Theater has renewed its goal to produce superb, family entertainment designed to stir the heart, stretch the mind and promote education and literacy.
Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $7 for children age 12 and under. For more information, call the Box Office, x3100.
Like to sing? Like to have fun? Need a little exercise?
Join the Faculty/Staff Chorus to perform California Dreamin’ and Farmer Tan at the "Pops" Concert, at 2 p.m., on Sun. Feb. 21.
Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m, on Thurs., Feb. 4, in FAC 435. For a complete rehearsal schedule or for more information contact Nancy Allen, x3763.
The work of John Swartwout, Viterbo College alumnus, is on exhibit in the Viterbo College Library Gallery.
Drawings and paintings by Douglas Eckheart will be on exhibit through Fri. Feb. 26 in the Viterbo College Gallery, FAC third floor.
For more information on the exhibit, call Ed Rushton, x3752.
Campus Ministry news
by Father Tom O’Neill
Applications for the Service Trips during Spring Break are due by Friday, Feb. 5.
Calendar of Events:
Taize Prayer: Every Wed. (when College is in session) at 10 p.m
College Church Bible Study: Mon., 7 pm College Church; Fri., 12:30 p.m. Student Union
St Francis Choir: Sunday, rehearsal 10 a.m. College Church. The choir is open to any Viterbo College community member.
Please remember the grandfather of Tiffany Cooley who died last week. May he rest in peace.
Lent 1999 begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17. Catholics are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent and Good Friday. All are to fast (eat only one full meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Operation Rice Bowl: sponsored by Catholic Relief Services to help the less fortunate here and abroad, Operation Rice Bowl helps us during Lent to Pray, Fast, Learn and Give in solidarity with those in need. Contribution containers are available at the Church entrance.
Soup and bread lunch, sponsored by Social Justice Group, will be held each Wed. in the Cafeteria. Free will offerings will go to Operation Rice Bowl.
Ash Wednesday Schedule: Feb. 17:
• 11:45 a.m. Mass and distribution of ashes in College Church;
• 6 p.m. Distribution of ashes.
• 7 to 10 p.m.Evening retreat in College Church.
Website of the week: Webster's Merriam-Webster dictionary on-line: http://www.m-w.com
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.S
V-Hawk sports update
by Jerry Smith
Wall ceremony big part of Homecoming
Homecoming is a chance for students and faculty alike to rally around Viterbo athletics in a show of support.
But more than that, Homecoming is a way to join the past with the present, as alumni gather for a number of activities.
One of the most important of those events has to be the Wall of Fame induction ceremony, which is a chance to recognize special athletes who have not only performed well on Viterbo’s courts or fields, but have also been ambassadors for V-Hawks athletics.
This year, Wayne Wagner (men’s basketball and baseball), Tiffany Orwan (women’s volleyball) and John Mazzola (men’s soccer) will be inducted into the Wall of Fame. Each, in their own way, have brought recognition to Viterbo athletics, so now it is time to recognize their feats:
• Wayne Wagner: Three-year starter on conference champion basketball teams (1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92); Second Team All-Conference (1990-91); First Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, NAIA All-District, NAIA All-American Honorable Mention (1991-92); Member of 1990-91 conference champs in baseball; NAIA All-District honors in baseball (1991-92).
• Tiffany Orwan: Three-year starter on conference champion volleyball teams (1988-90); First Team All-Conference on 1989 NAIA District finalist team; First Team All-Conference, NAIA All-District (1990).
• John Mazzola: Second Team All-Conference (1986); Second Team All-Conference (1987); NAIA All-District honors on 1988 District champion team; Northwestern All-Tournament (1988); NAIA All-District (1989).
The Wall of Fame induction ceremony begins at 11 a.m. on Sat. Feb.13, in the SAC lobby. See you there!
Despite strong fund-raising efforts, softball spring trip in jeopardy
The V-Hawk fastpitch softball team is working hard to raise funds for uniforms, supplies, equipment, and the program’s first-ever spring trip. The student-athletes and coaches have helped with La Crosse’s Rotary Lights project, wrapped gifts at Barnes and Noble, sold concessions at basketball games, created a booster club, called The Windmill Club, and published a Recipes for Success Cookbook, now on sale for $10. So far, the team has raised over $4,000, but needs $5,000 more to reach their goal. If you would like to support the team by buying a cookbook or joining The Windmill Club, call Chris Helixon x3078.
For a fun challenge and a good cause:
Be a part of the first annual Thorolf Gundersen Memorial Cross Country Ski Race/Tour on Sat., Feb. 6, at Drugan's Castle Mound, Highway 53 Holmen. Races begin at 9 a.m., 1 K Kiddie Tour at 11 a.m. Cross country ski touring, instruction, and demonstration of skiing equipment will follow the race, along with food and snacks.
The cost for adults is $20, for youth: $10. The American Heart Association will be a direct benefactor of this race. Fighting heart disease and stroke, the AHA has been funding research and finding answers for over 50 years.
For more information, pick up a brochure at the MC reception desk or call Heidi Benish, x3192.
Book fair reminder
Look for the lemon-colored voucher in your mail box this week to use at the Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Bookstore from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 7. Proceeds go to the Francis Clare Library Endowment Fund.
Additional vouchers are attached to posters in the library, Learning Center, Student Union, BNC break area, FAC Box Office area and on the bulletin board outside the copy center.
Consider a gift from the Book Fair for your valentine!
News you’ll notice
Sam Hinton, SGA President
It's the start of a new semester once again—time to hit those books and kiss all of your free time goodbye! Although coming back for classes may not be the most exciting thing to do, there are quite a few advantages the new semester has to offer over the last: Homecoming, Courtyard Carni, Honors Convocation, and for you lucky ones, graduation!
The spring semester also has its advantages for SGA. Since this SGA assembly has been established for a semester already, it will be easier for us to get business done quickly. We have already begun the process of funding the groups specifically outlined in our by-laws such as Touchstone, Lumen, SAB, Intramurals, and Campus Ministry for the Spring semester. The SGA Finance Committee is currently reviewing the proposals and will make funding recommendations to Student Government on Sun., Feb. 7.
Campus Clubs will also be able to seek funding beginning on Feb. 7, so if your club will be requesting funds this semester, you need to contact Renee Heuss or call the SGA office, x3802.
On the funding topic, last semester SGA Representatives voted unanimously to alter the funding procedure for Campus Ministry service trips, which were previously funded similar to field trips. Instead of funding the trips on a case by case basis, the trips will now be funded on a semester budget. The new funding process will allow the trips to be planned further in advance, ensure the trips' financial support, and provide for additional development and expansion of the program. Student Government feels the service trips provide personal benefits to those who attend and help to support the mission of Viterbo College. We are hoping this will ensure the service trip tradition continues at Viterbo.
This semester we will be updating the SGA Home Page with new information that's important to students. We'll post the plans for the new volleyball and basketball area, renovation proposals for the Marian Hall Courtyard, and some alternatives to those of you who are having problems getting into the SAC, so don't forget to keep visiting our web site! The SGA web page will also continue to be a source for answers to your student concerns, meeting minutes, and other points of interest. Remember, if you have a question or suggestion that will help us improve campus life, e-mail us at: SGA@mail.viterbo.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!
More new programming and business books in the library
• Computer Graphics : An Object-Oriented Approach To The Art And Science Implements In C++ by Cornel Pokorny (QA76.73 C23 P65 1994) is written for students majoring in computer science, engineering, or mathematics, and developers of computer graphics systems.
• Legal Aspects of Managing Technology by Lee Burgunder (KF4270 B87 1995) is designed specifically for students and businesspersons who need exposure to the legal aspects of managing technology, but who do not have the immediate intention of becoming lawyers.
• Leadership Theory and Practice by Peter Northouse (BF637 L4 N67 1997) gives special attention to a wide variety of different theoretical approaches to leadership, and how each theory can be employed to improve leadership in real-world organizations.
• Management Team Handbook : Five Key Strategies For Maximizing Group Performance by Marie McIntyre (HD66 M33 1998) answers the question "how can team leaders and members make sure that they're performing to their full potential?"
Cosy Sheridan comes to La Crosse
As part of its Live @ the Pump series, Cosy Sheridan will be in concert at the Pump House Dayton Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 5. Tickets are $12, and $10 for Pump House members.
Touring in support of her fifth recording, the 1998 "Grand Design," Sheridan is a folk singer who brings a message with her tunes. "If a song is just personal expression and no public service," she said, "I don’t think it necessarily adds much to the planet. And I guess I’m enough of a Protestant to think that I really have to be contributing on some level."
For ticket reservation call 785-1434.
Web site of the week: Webster's Merriam-Webster dictionary on-line: http://www.m-w.com
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