A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 13 No. 25 March 13, 2000
AIDS Quilt Coming to Viterbo as Part of AIDS Awareness Week
Chances are you know someone with AIDS. If not, you will during your lifetime.
In our world, AIDS is the second leading cause of death for people aged 25-44. In Wisconsin, 4.9% per 100,000 people are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Right here in La Crosse, there have been more than 64 diagnosed cases of AIDS.
To raise awareness about AIDS in our community and our world, the Marian Hall Resident Assistants Staff is sponsoring AIDS Awareness Week March 20-25. Included in the multi-media event will be a display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
All events are free and open to the public. Free will offerings will be accepted. AIDS Awareness Ribbons will be available for 25 cents each from Residence Life Staff throughout the week. Proceeds from the free will offerings and the sale of ribbons will benefit the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation AIDS Fund.
For more information regarding AIDS Awareness Week at Viterbo, call ext. 3114.
AIDS Awareness Week Events Planned
• Opening Ceremony, Monday, March 20, 3 p.m., FAC Lobby.
• The AIDS Memorial Quilt. On display throughout the week, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a dramatic symbol of the world’s struggle against AIDS. All showings are in the FAC Lobby.
Monday, March 20, 3-7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Thursday, March 23, 3-7 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-Noon
• In My Own Words, Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Student Union. Join Pam, a local woman, as she shares her personal story of living with HIV.
• Taize Prayer and Remembrance, Tuesday, March 21, 6 p.m., Campus Church. Remember those who have died of AIDS, those who are suffering with AIDS and HIV, and their families and friends.
• 7th Day Discussion: The State of AIDS in our Community, Wednesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., MC 419C. Sara Johnson, counselor for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, will lead this discussion.
• Movie and Discussion: “Philadelphia,” Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., Student Union.
• Voices from the Quilt, Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., FAC Recital Hall. Come listen to the many voices of those who lovingly created panels for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. This multi-media reader’s theatre is based on actual letters of friends, relatives, and victims of AIDS who made panels for the quilt. The presentation is written and directed by Dr. Dean Yohnk, theatre arts.
For more information regarding AIDS Awareness Week at Viterbo, call ext. 3114 or Rob Anderson at ext. 3842.
Events and Reminders
• Faculty Contracts must be returned to Jackie Lee by Wednesday, March 15.
• Thea Fest 2000 is Sunday, March 26. Sign up by Monday, March 20 for the brunch by calling the Alumni Office at ext. 3072. Other events include the Mass with gospel music at 10 a.m. and the Celebration Concert at 2 p.m. with the presentation of the Thea print by David Lee Csicsko.
• Alicia Appleman-Jurman, Holocaust survivor and author of Alicia: My Story, will speak on campus Tuesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Murphy Center reception desk.
Time to Quit...& Win!
The deadline for the Quit & Win smoking cessation contest is Friday. Entry forms are available throughout campus on large red, white, and blue posters. Questions about the contest should be directed to Rose Kreutz, ext. 3676 or Silvana Richardson, ext. 3687.
To help you gear up, three brief videos are available on reserve in the library. Other support will be available on campus beginning March 20, the date the contest begins. The mid-point validation is on April 13, when contestants will have their smoking status verified by carbon monoxide levels. The final celebration will be on May 4 when the "ex-smokers" will be eligible for prizes including a $1,500 travel voucher, gift certificates of $500 to Best Buy and $250 to Valley View Mall, $100 cash, and more.
If you are a student and a smoker, this is the chance to take charge of your life, save money, be eligible for big prizes, and become a healthier you!
Campus Ministry by Fr. Tom O'Neill
• Lent began during spring break with Ash Wednesday on March 8. During Lent, weekday Mass will be celebrated at noon and on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lenten Taize Prayer is at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. All are welcome.
• St. Patrick's Day: The leprechauns of Campus Ministry invite you to the "Wearin' o' the Green" on Friday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the MC Lobby. Wear something green and enjoy a treat.
• AIDS Pantry: The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, La Crosse, has established a pantry of basic personal and household supplies that people with AIDS need, but which they may not have funds to purchase. Please label donations “AIDS Pantry” and leave them in the vestibule of the Church.
• Rest in Peace: In charity, please remember those who have died and those who mourn their deaths: Sr. Norma Busse, alumna; Sr. Giovanne Blume, alumna; the father-in-law of Loretta Waughtal; the mother of Marilyn Richmond; the stepfather of Diane Engh; and the grandmother and grandfather of Jason Van Langen. May they rest in peace.
Religious Studies professors William Reese and Earl Madary will hold a book signing for These Things are Written: A Practical Introduction to the New Testament, a work they recently co-authored. Join them this Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m. in the MC Lobby.
Books will be available to purchase at the event or they can be purchased in advance from the Viterbo College Bookstore.
Business and Health Care Ethics
With more than 80 years of combined expertise in the field of business and health care ethics, Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., D.B.A. and William J. Byron, S.J., Ph.D., are the featured speakers this spring in the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series.
Fr. Baumhart will present "Ethics in Business and Society" on Monday, April 10 and Fr. Byron will discuss "Old Ethical Principles in the New Corporate Culture" on Wednesday, April 12.
The talks, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. Reservations are not required. The series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.
Fr. Baumhart is the author of the book An Honest Profit: What Businessmen Say About Ethics in Business, and co-author of Cases in Business Ethics. Fr. Byron’s publications include Finding Work Without Losing Heart, Quadrangle Considerations, Answers From Within: Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life, and The Causes of World Hunger.
Frs. Baumhart and Byron are the final speakers in the 1999-00 D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series.
V-Hawk Sports Update
Solid seasons, tinged with a little disappointment, were completed by the men's and women's basketball teams at Viterbo.
Both squads compiled a winning record, with the women finishing at 21-13 and the men at 19-15. The women, helped by a late-season surge that saw them win 11 of their last 14 games, grabbed third place in the Midwest Classic Conference with an 8-4 league mark. The men had a 6-6 conference mark, which was good enough to finish in a tie for third place.
But there is an element of sadness to the season's finish, mainly because both teams are done playing a little sooner than they would have liked. The national tournament had been the goal for both teams.
The women's team was one win short of going to the NAIA national tournament, losing the conference tournament's championship game to St. Ambrose University. The men fell by a single point in the semifinals of the conference tournament, also to St. Ambrose.
Several individual honors were harvested by the V-Hawks. Luke Maher, who became Viterbo's career scoring leader this year with 2,030 points for his four seasons, led the conference in scoring and was named Player of the Year for the league. Maher and teammate Sean Madigan were both named to the all-conference squad.
Heidi Behnke was named to the women's all-conference team, and two of her teammates, Kara Brandau and Sarah Olson, were awarded honorable mention.
Dates and Deadlines
• Nominations for the Fr. J. Thomas Finucan Mission Award, the Servant Leader Award, the Sr. Helen Elsbernd Award, Outstanding Teacher and the Alec Chiu Award are due today to the Office of the Academic Vice President.
• Staff Assembly meeting with guest speaker Tom Knothe, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday in Robers Conference Room, Todd Wehr Library.
• Coffeehouse sponsored by Connect Club, Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., MC Lobby.
• O’Leader application deadline, Wednesday. Turn in applications to the SDC.
• Sub sandwich lunch for employees, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SAC lobby. Cost is $1. Watch your mailboxes for a sign-up form.
• CLEP test registration deadline, Friday, March 17. Contact the Extended Learning Office, MC 215, or the ADVANCE program office, MC 504, for application materials and sample test questions.
• MTU Bus Pass payments for employees for April are due to Rita Koch-Thometz in MC 228 by Friday, March 24.
• Alcohol Awareness Week deadline for submitting projects or activities as official events, Thursday. Contact a Connect Club member or Anne Ellefson at ext. 3807 for more information.
• Nominations for Outstanding Academic Advisor must be turned in by Friday, March 31. Award criteria information is available from Peg Beirne in MC 215.
• Senior Salute, Thursday, March 23, 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the SAC Lobby. Get all your graduation questions answered and pick up your invitations. If you have questions, contact Sr. Sue Ernster by phone at ext. 3709, or e-mail at smernster.
• Service Trip Opportunity: Interested in spending a week at St. Stephen’s Indian Mission on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming this August? Contact William Reese, FAC 213, or call him at ext. 3708.
Student and Staff Win Awards
Viterbo College graphic design student Erin Latham recently received two Addy Awards from the La Crosse Area Ad Club. She was the recipient of the 1999 Addy Award for Student Photography and the 1999 La Crosse Ad Club Citation of Excellence for Student Collateral Material.
Our own Office of Communications and Marketing received citations of excellence for both its Bright Star Season brochure and the Viterbo College Viewbook.
Host Visiting Singers
The Thea Bowman Memorial Choir from Holy Child Jesus School in Canton, Miss. will share their talents during Thea Fest 2000 on the Viterbo campus. If you are able to house one or more of these children or their chaperones and also provide transportation to their rehearsals and performance during their stay, please contact Dan Johnson-Wilmot at ext. 3761.
Panel: Expanded Roles in Nursing
Senior nursing students will benefit from the voices of experience as Viterbo alumni discuss working in non-traditional nursing roles on Friday, March 31 from 10-11:30 a.m. in BNC 122. The following alumni will comprise the panel and share their insights on expanded roles in nursing and their own areas of expertise:
Sue Wirnsberger, parish nurse
Jerry Bechtel, chemical dependency
Diane Sacia, insurance nursing
John Snyder, community health
Luann Fowler, outreach education
Kim Otterness, renal dialysis
Amy Big John, school nurse
Nancy Johnson, nursing home
Susan Kramer, jail nurse
Helen Lethlean, neurology
Jean Colburn, teen health
Annette Kastenschmidt, staff development coordinator
Brian Murley, flight nurse
Bob Ustby, occupational health
Mary Dudley, nurse anesthetist
Viterbo Celebrates Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month and the Viterbo College community is invited to attend a week of events that celebrate the past, present, and future roles of women in our world.
"This month gives us a chance to pull together what we know about women's history throughout the ages. There is a wealth of history to preserve for future generations of women and men," said Joan Keller Maresh, women's studies committee chair.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are:
• All Month
"Photogravures of Landscapes"
Todd Wehr Memorial Library Gallery
A photo display by La Crosse area artist Sui Conrad will be exhibited.
• Monday, March 20
"Two Views of Feminism"
9 a.m. MC 408
All are invited to this video presentation shown during Viterbo Professor Marlene Fisher's Human Sexuality class.
"Women in the Criminal Justice System"
6:30 p.m. MC 406
Come hear from and ask questions of four La Crosse area women who are actively involved in the criminal justice system.
• Tuesday, March 21
Brown Bag Seminar
12 p.m. MC 406
Bring your lunch and listen to this student presentation on gender differences and similarities in drinking and the use of designated drivers, juvenile delinquency, dating violence, abuse in the family, the death penalty, premarital sex, eating disorders, and the effects of parental divorce. Results are based on the Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice senior student survey conducted last semester.
• Wednesday, March 22
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Union
Learn more about the Seneca Falls convention of 1898, established by activists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, where women's right to vote was first publicly addressed.
• Thursday, March 23
Artistic Expression?"The Vagina Monologues"
4:30-5 p.m. BNC 122
Hear excerpts from this critically acclaimed play by Eve Ensler, performed by Susan Rush, Viterbo Theatre Department Chair, and presented as part of the Women's Health Issues class. A discussion will follow.
• Tuesday, March 28
The Women's Bible
11 a.m. BNC 122
Viterbo Religious Studies Professor William Reese will lead a discussion on The Women's Bible written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The video "Not by Ourselves Alone," a documentary on Stanton, an activist in the late 1800s, also will be shown.
• Tuesday, April 4
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FAC Main Theatre
Women's History Month extends into April for this special presentation by Appleman-Jurman, a Holocaust survivor and author of Alicia: My Story. Although there is no charge to attend this session, a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the MC reception desk.
All events are sponsored by the Women's Studies Committee. The appearance of Alicia Appleman-Jurman is also sponsored by Aavery Counseling. For more information, contact Joan Keller Maresh at ext. 3690 or by email at jkellermaresh.
Native American Theologian/Author to Discuss Potential of the Jubilee
The Rev. George Tinker will present a lecture titled, "Jubilee as Restoration for the Dispossessed" at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 420 West Avenue South, on Monday, March 27. The event begins with soup and bread at 6 p.m., followed by ecumenical worship and Dr. Tinker’s presentation at 6:45 p.m. Registration is $5, payable at the door.
Dr. Tinker is a Native American Lutheran theologian and Professor of Cross-cultural Ministries at Iliff Theological Seminary in Denver, Colo. He is also the author of Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. Dr. Tinker’s lecture will focus on whether or not Jubilee?which calls for returning property to its original owners every 50 years?would help renew the conditions for the flourishing of Native American life.
Dr. Tinker’s lecture is part of the multi-event program, “Jesus, Jubilee, and the Reign of God,” sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches. For more information, contact June Kjome at 787-0466, or Sr. Anita Beskar at ext. 3171.
Basketball for Charity
Planning on getting in shape for summer? Here’s an activity to help get you geared up for the activities of summer. All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Basketball Game for Charity on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the SAC. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Place of Grace. Please sign up by Monday, March 20 with Leah Morken, ext. 3409.
The Basketball Game for Charity is sponsored by the Viterbo College Circle-K.
Rob Anderson, Marian Hall Complex Director, and LeeAnn Bock, a resident assistant, appeared on WKBT’s Contact program Friday to promote AIDS Awareness Week, which begins next Monday. Anderson will also promote the event on WIZM AM 1410 on Monday, March 20 at 7:45 a.m.
Resident Assistant selection for fall is complete and the Residence Life Center thanks all faculty and staff members who nominated 70 students for the resident assistant positions. This year's selection process was very competitive, with 24 candidates contending for seven positions.
The Residence Life Center is proud to announce this fall’s RAs:
Senior Resident Assistant: Shelia McDonnell; New Resident Assistants: Matthew Metzger, Amy Prill, Shanda Nedland, Jennifer Spridco, Amanda Wagner, Charlie Lauters, and Takawira Kuwaoga; RA Alternates: Nick Johnson, Etrik Eddy, Christine Ahles, and Sarah Olson; Returning RAs: Chris Cook, Hillary Laurent, Scott Hendricks, LeeAnn Bock, Ritika Patel, Nikkole Koenig, Michelle Decker, and Becky Morphew.
For sale: Smith Corona word processor/typewriter in good condition with cover, disks and extra ribbon. Call ext. 3920.
News You'll Notice by John Schroeder
Back-to-School for Classroom Teachers
Viterbo will not be without students for very long this summer, as hundreds of classroom teachers will travel to our campus. Approximately 210 students will experience or re-experience the joys of dormitory living while keeping up with the daily assignments associated with EDUC 600: Philosophical Perspectives and EDUC 601: Educational Research. These students will be registered for one of two sessions scheduled for the summer. Each of the sessions will last three weeks.
On July 9, 380 Master of Arts in Education candidates will arrive and register for EDUC 604: Proseminar. These students had taken EDUC 601 the previous summer and were engaged in conducting action research during the school year. Throughout the week these students will report the results of their action research studies and listen to the presentation of a minimum of 26 other research reports. The proseminar students also will participate in book discussion groups as a follow-up activity to the assignment of reading four books and reacting to questions submitted by instructors. The books chosen for Proseminar 2000 are The Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn, Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, and Keeping the Light in Your Eyes by Beth Hurst and Ginny Reding.
On July 14, most of the proseminar students will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. We can expect approximately 1200 friends and relatives to be present during the commencement to witness the end of a journey and the reaching of a goal—a Viterbo College Master of Arts in Education degree.
Arts & Entertainment
• Art Show by Chris Autio, through Friday, Art Department Gallery, third floor FAC. The gallery is open during regular school hours or at other times by request.
• River North Dance Company, Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office at ext. 3100 for ticket information. This performance is made possible by support from Dayton’s, and the Heartland Arts Fund, and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
• “Busytown,” Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office at ext. 3100 for ticket information. This performance is part of Viterbo College’s Arts for Young America program, and is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin. Presentation of “Busytown” is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
• Suzuki String Festival Concert, Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to fund student scholarships to the Preparatory School of Arts at Viterbo College. A reception will follow the concert.
• Student Voice Recital by Brenda Cetera, Saturday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., FAC Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
• Artaria Quartet, Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., FAC Recital Hall. Call the Box Office at ext. 3100 for tickets.
• The Tamburitzans, spirited, action-packed dance and music celebrating the costumes and cultures of Eastern Europe, Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office at ext. 3100 for ticket information. This performance is sponsored by WIZM (AM 1410) and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
• Thea Fest 2000 Choral Concert, Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Featuring the Holy Child Jesus School Choir, and presentation of the Thea print by artist David Lee Csicsko.
The Viterbo College community is invited to the Teacher Education Admission Ceremony on Thursday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the FAC Lobby.
This event honors students admitted to the Teacher Education Program and to student teaching. Refreshments will be served.
"7th Day" Topics
Please join us for these lunch discussions at noon in MC 419C:
• Friday, March 17?Republican Women’s Perspective of the GOP Primaries, Susan Lynch, President, Wisconsin Republican Women
• Wednesday, March 22?The State of AIDS in Our Community, Sara Johnson, counselor for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
• Tuesday, March 28?Celtic Pilgrimage, Mary Kathryn Fogarty, Franciscan Spirituality Center
Out & About
The Pump House Regional Arts Center invites the public to the following March events:
• Arts and Crafts in the Waldorf School, exhibit opens Wednesday, March 15 on the Festival Balcony.
• Singer/songwriter Les Sampou will perform her distinctive folk and blues style Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Pump House at 785-1434.
National Poetry Month will be celebrated at Winona State University in April with a series of events, including readings by published poets, competitive and non-competitive open mike sessions, and readings of well-known poets by faculty and students. Call Nancy Kay Peterson at 507-457-5519 for more information on the Winona events, or, for more information on National Poetry Month, visit the website of the American Academy of Poets at www.poets.org.
A Spaghetti Supper Celebration will be held this Saturday, March 18 from 4-8 p.m. in Leo Hall at Holy Trinity Parish. Dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, coffee, and punch. Take-out dinners will be available. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and younger, or $15 maximum per family. Proceeds will benefit the playground fund and matching funds will come from Catholic Knights.
Casual Days continue on Fridays at Viterbo. Wear jeans and donate $1 at the MC reception desk to benefit the following worthy local causes:
• March 17: Food Pantry
• March 24: La Crosse Friends of International Students
• March 31: Viterbo Social Committee programs
Seeking the Lights
Connect Club would like to help you clean out your storage room by taking those unused, but working, outdoor Christmas lights off your hands. Please donate them by dropping them off in MC 215. With your help, Connect Club will “light up” the events of Alcohol Awareness Week, April 10-14!
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