A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 12 No. 22, February 8, 1999
Faculty Development Grants approved first semester
Faculty Development Grants approved during the first semester, along with a description of the development activity proposed by the faculty member, are as follows:
Gail Rogers, nutrition & dietetics, $500, to attend American Dietetics Assoc. Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 18-22.
Karen Gibson, nutrition & dietetics, $500, to attend American Dietetics Assoc. Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 18-22.
Nancy Krug and Deb Daehn Zellmer, sociology, $251.50, to attend fall conference of Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education, Wisconsin Dells, Oct. 22-23.
Grant T. Smith, English, $500, to attend National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Nashville, Tenn., and present Her Story: Gender Representations in Young Adult Sports Fiction.
James Rogers, foreign languages, $962.50, for training in Oral Proficiency Interview developed and taught by American Council for Teachers of Foreign Language, Chicago.
Ron Amel, chemistry, $240, to attend annual meeting of the Midwest Assoc. of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, Oct. 23-24.
Lyon Evans, English, $500, to present a paper, Mordant To the Last: Ironic Naming in Billy Budd at the annual convention of the Modern Language Assoc., San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 27-30.
Silvana Richardson, nursing, $1000, to attend inaugural conference on baccalaureate education sponsored by the American Assoc. of Colleges of Nursing, San Antonio, Tx., Nov.12-14.
Nancy Allen, music, $356, to attend and serve as a panelist in the session, A Roundtable Discussion on Music Methods for Elementary Education Majors: Forging Career-Long Partnerships at the Wisconsin Music Educators Assoc. Conference, Madison, Oct. 28-31.
Ward Jones, biology, $1000, to attend two-week biology immersion course, Belize, May 23-June 7, ’99 (jointly sponsored by the Office of Global Education).
Money is still available for faculty development projects during spring semester and summer, 1999. Application forms are available from Diane Foust, Peg Beirne, or on the bulletin board next to the faculty mail boxes.
Re-telling the stories of Vietnam
Thank you! Hearing the stories again has been a challenging experience. Your support and participation in the events of the symposium has opened a campus-wide dialogue. This dialogue will continue Feb. 9 and 11 with Vietnam films: Platoon, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Student Union, facilitated by Lyon Evans; Apocalypse Now, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Student Union, facilitated by Dick Ruppel; No Time for Tears (nurses in Vietnam) Feb. 11 at 12:00 and 3:10, BNC 122, facilitated by Carl Bargabos.
Please join us as we continue to integrate this significant historical event into our liberal arts educational experience.
—S. Anita Beskar
If you haven’t registered for the Homecoming ’99 events, please contact the Alumni Office x3072 today!
Friday, February 12
Outstanding Alumni Awards,
6 p.m. Social
6:45 p.m. Dinner 1999 Recipients:
Young Alumni Michael Peplinski ’96
Service to the College Michelle
Professional Development Theresa
(Horihan) Richards ’73
Saturday, February 13
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, FAC
9 a.m. Annual Alumni Association
Meeting, FAC Hospitality Suite
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bookstore Open,
11 a.m. Athletic Wall of Fame, SAC
Lobby 1999 Recipients: Tiffany
Orwan '91, Wayne Wagner '92,
John Mazzola '91
1 p.m. Alumni Game, SAC
2:30 p.m. Alumni Social, Recovery
Room, 901 S. 7th St.
2:30 to 11 p.m. Caricaturist on duty
V-Hawk Basketball vs. Grand View
4 p.m. Women’s Game
6 p.m. Men’s Game
8:30 p.m. Post Game Party and School of Business Reunion, Marian Hall Dining Room
This is a first for the School of Business and you won’t want to miss it! Music, food, and a toast and roast to long-time professor, Marv Friedewald. Everyone is welcome.
"Career Coaching" will be a part of this year’s Homecoming celebration. Eight alumni representing sociology, psychology, fine arts, education, dietetics, English, nursing, and business will be here from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 12 in the Student Union.
Students and faculty are welcome to stop by and talk with our alumni "coaches" about career options in their field. Some of the participants include Larry and Michelle Winter, Dean and Brenda Witz, Beth Jaekel, and Evangeline Rogers. This has been coordinated and sponsored by the Alumni Association Board.
Bits and pieces
Casual Dress Day Fri. Feb. 12 Employee Day, support helps defray the cost of employee social functions. Please pay your $1 at MC reception desk if you are participating in "casual dress day" today.
Class cancellations: Teacher class cancellation line: 796-3080 or 796-3190. Students call for class cancellations: 796-3200.
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.
VEHIP & VCSNA are offering free blood pressure screenings from 11:30 to 1:30 on Friday, Feb. 12 in MC conference room. Stop by—it's free, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Nominations sought for new award
The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award has been approved and will be presented for the first time at the Honors Convocation on May 6. The award will be presented to a Viterbo employee who serves in an official capacity as an academic advisor and who has demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. The Academic Advising Committee will evaluate nominations on the evidence of effective advising as reflected in the Mission Statement of Academic Advising, Statement of Core Values for Advising and Advisor Responsibilities.
The criteria for nominating an advisor is further delineated on the nomination form that can be obtained from the Academic Vice President’s Office (MC 215) or visit the Viterbo Web Page:
Please check the above web page information on the other awards that will be presented at the Honors Convocation. Your nominations are important and are being solicited.
Arts & Entertainment
The Viterbo College Preparatory School of Arts will be presenting an Honor’s Recital at 1 p.m on Sat., Feb. 13, in the FAC Recital Hall. According to Judy Stafslien, coordinator of the Preparatory School of Arts, this recital is an opportunity for students in the Preparatory School to showcase their talents in a formal performance setting. Students representing the studios of nine teachers in the Preparatory School will be performing in the areas of piano, strings, and voice. The recital is free and open to the public, with a reception following the performance.
Students performing: Katie Sweeney, Krysta Koralesky, Jillian Darelius, Amber Bilyeu, Lindsay Morris, Sarah Carpenter, Alyssa Nicks, Jason Schrum, Thea Schnitzius, Maureen Kelly, David Ranscht, Andrea Guggenbuehl, all of La Crosse; Allison Nelson, La Crescent; Mei Ling Felten, Cashton; Sarah Hemmerich, Sparta; Brenna Edgerton, Princeton.
For more information, call Judy Stafslien x3767.
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.
Ticket are still available. Prices are $9 for adults, $7 for children age 12 and under. For more information, call the Box Office, x3100.
Campus Ministry news
by Father Tom O’Neill
Lenten Retreat, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 to 10 pm in the College Church. Begin Lent with time to focus on Lenten themes. To make a reservation contact S. Sue, Earl or Fr. Tom.
Calendar of Events:
College Church Bible Study: Mon., 7 p.m. College Church; Fri., 12:30 p.m. Student Union
Interdenominational (ecumenical) Evening Vespers each Wednesday night at 5:30 pm in the College Church with Pastor Reese.
Please remember the brother-in-law of S. Loretta, the father of Willie Lichtie, the grandmother of Megan Zubcic, and the grandfather of Wyatt Biel, who died last week. May they rest in peace.
AGAPE will sponsor two events and all are invited: 1) Wed., Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m.: Snowfootball in the Courtyard (bowling if weather is bad, $4 per bowler); will end with Taize Prayer at 10 pm.; 2) Fat Tuesday Film Fest, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., McDonald Apt. 4 (Please bring a snack to share), beverages provided.
Lenten Taize Prayer: Every Wed. (when College is in session) at 10 p.m.
Dr. Scholl reminder
Dr. Scholl Scholarship Competition will be held this Friday, Feb. 12. Students will be competing for scholarships ranging from $500/year to four-year full tuition. Students and parents will be touring campus that day.
You are invited to the awards ceremony in the Recital Hall at 5 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
Take a look at the Viterbo College web page
The following web pages are newly posted to Viterbo’s homepage. The public relations office and the computer center have been working to increase our presence on the web.
Men’s Basketball (www.viterbo.edu/students/ss/athletics) Includes information on coaches, facilities, schedules, camps, the Backcourt Club, and player highlights.
Analytic Teaching: A Community of Inquiry Journal (www.viterbo.edu/campnews/camppub/analytic). A journal about the philosophy and teaching of children, edited by Professor Mort Morehouse.
Campus Ministry (www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/Ministry)
Includes information on staff, outreach activities, liturgical ministry, faith development, prayer and worship. The site also includes a calendar of events, announcements and upcoming events.
Awards Page (www.viterbo.edu/academic/awards) Information on awards given at the annual Honors Convocation is presented here. This includes eligibility, nomination procedures, criteria, and past award recipients. Procedures on how to nominate online or e-mail your nominations are also included.
If you or your department have an interest in creating a web page, contact Loretta in the PR office, x3040.
News you’ll notice
Save Our Steinways campaign has raised more than $15,000 to date. This total was recently boosted by a generous $5,000 contribution from Daniel and Roberta Gelatt. A total of just over $15,000 has been given toward the goal of $40,000.
A $5,000 grant was awarded to Viterbo College from The Humana Foundation in support of a Wellness Center on campus. The Humana Wellness Grant will be instrumental in creating a center which will enhance the personal and professional development of students and the community.
Senior Class Gift program kick-off is in March. This year's co-chairpersons are Renee Heuss and Derek Jackson. The class of '99 hopes to top last year's total of $26,000 from 134 pledges.
The Alumni Office and the Board have been busy planning for Homecoming weekend activities including the Outstanding Alumni Award Banquet and Post Game Party/School of Business Reunion. In addition, Earl Madary, Recruitment & Careers Committee chairperson, has arranged for a Career Day on Fri., Feb. 12. Eight alumni representing different majors will be in the Student Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to talk with current students about career options.
Tax Reminder: Your Dec. 21,’98 pay stub will give you the total amount of your contribution to Viterbo College in 1998. If you have any questions please call Chris x3074. Thanks to everyone who made a donation this past year.
Contributions to departmental accounts: We often get calls asking how much is left in a departmental account. We can tell you how much was receipted into an account but the business office can tell you what the balance is on your account.
New books in the library relating to Vietnam
• Vietnam Shadows by Arnold Isaacs (DS 558.I83 1997) attempts to describe the aftermath of the war and its lingering legacies in American life, politics, and society.
• Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam by Christian Appy (DS 558.A66 1993) explores the war-related experiences and attitudes of the 2.5 million enlisted GI's (about 80% were poor or working class), in the context of the nature of the war, relationship of events to American policies and objectives, and the Vietnamese people.
• Debate over Vietnam by David Levy (DS 558.L49 1991) explores the discussion that raged in America over the war.
• InRetrospect by Robert McNamara (DS 558.M33 1995) examines the tragedy and lessons of Vietnam.
• Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster (DS 558.M38 1997) the subtitle Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam says it all.
• Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society by John Andrew (E 846.A52 1998) considers the legacy of the Great Society programs, including the role of the Vietnam War.
• Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and his Times 1961-1973 by Robert Dallek (E847.D35 1998) gives Johnson a balanced treatment in his many contradictions from Vietnam to civil rights to antipoverty legislation.
• American Century by Harold Evans (E 741.E83 1998) dramatizes a people's struggle to achieve the American Dream and offers an analysis of the great movements and events in America's rise to political and cultural dominance since 1889.
Chinese New Year
The Year of the Rabbit will be celebrated in La Crosse from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 13, in Stoffel Hall, English Lutheran Church, 15th and King Sts. The public is invited to see and experience the New Year Celebration as the Chinese have done it for centuries, with holiday foods, music and festivities.
Participate in authentic Chinese traditions and customs: sample Chinese holiday foods, chopsticks lessons for children and adults, martial arts demonstrations, language lessons, and live music demonstrations; see Chinese costumes, cultural displays, traditional "paper cut" artwork, Chinese calligraphy, and traditional "red pocket" take home gifts for children, raffle, and with prizes.
The event is being co-sponsored by the La Crosse/Luoyang Friendship Association and the Coulee Region Chinese Language School. Admission: Adults: $1, children under 12: free.
For more information call Chuck Hanson, 784-3540 or Beth Moore, 796-3000.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy to hold reception
The Mississippi Valley Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust working to conserve environmentally significant land in the Coulee Region, is hosting a reception for Viterbo & UW-L members and interested individuals from 4-6 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 16 at UW-L Cleary Center.
Amusing irrelevant facts
Mosquitoes have teeth.
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)