A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 14 No. 16 December 18, 2000
Season's Greetings from the Board Chair
Dear Viterbo Community:
As you labor to conclude the work of your first semester of the academic year, I wish to convey to you sincerest best wishes from the Viterbo University Board of Directors. We close the Jubilee Year 2000 with hearts of gratitude for all you have accomplished, personally, and as an academic community. Your particular path of Christian discipleship carries its own unique challenges. You have demonstrated a lively faith, an authentic Franciscan response to the world, and honorable relationships in service to the truth.
In a recent Governing Board Self Survey, the Board of Directors was asked what were the greatest strengths of Viterbo University? The highest accolade was focused on the quality of the Viterbo community, including faculty, administration, students, and staff. Take pride in this, for it is evident to others that you are what you believe you can be. You are a glimpse of the love of Christ written in human flesh.
The Board wishes each of you the blessing of the Incarnate Christ, which we celebrate in this Christmas season.
Peace and all good,
Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA
Theatre Department Shines at Regional ACTF
Two Viterbo-related theatre productions will receive honors at this year’s regional American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Jan. 9-14 in Milwaukee.
The regional executive committee, which included representatives from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, selected the following for recognition:
• The prologue and first courtship scene of She Stoops to Conquer, presented on the Viterbo FAC Main Stage in October. The scene, involving students Nick Rapacz as “Tony Lumpkin,” Tony Love as “Charles Marlow,” Keely Wolter as “Kate Hardacastle,” Raisa Thornton as “Constance,” and Joel Powell as “Hastings,” will be presented during the festival at the “Evening of Scenes” on Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Pabst Theatre.
• Sophomore theatre major Emily Mark’s play, Secrets Don’t Make Friends. The winner of the 10-minute play contest, Mark’s play will be read during the festival and will be considered for inclusion at the National Kennedy Center’s ACTF in April in Washington, D.C.
Twenty-four members of the Viterbo theatre department, including faculty and students, will participate in the ACTF activities in January.
The Kennedy Center’s ACTF is a national theatre education program that identifies and promotes quality in college-level theater productions.
Playwriting class to Read Works Tonight
Emily Mark’s award-winning play Secrets Don’t Make Friends is one of several selected plays written by Theatre Professor Dean Yohnk’s playwriting class that will be read this evening at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
The readings are all original plays written by Viterbo students.
Viterbo Professor Authors Book
Now available in the Viterbo Bookstore is 30 Years with Computers (and other narrow opinions) written by John Benton, assistant professor in the Dahl School of Business.
The book is a fictionalized commentary of the varied environments in the information processing industry. The reader will gain some understanding of history, politics, and technology in the computer industry from several viewpoints. For instance, what really happens in Corporate Headquarters, Field Operations, Education and Training and Independent Consulting? When and how did the computer industry change to a consumer marketplace? What makes a Skunkworks work?
30 Years with Computers (and other narrow opinions) is available for $9.95.
Resolution: Ride the Bus
Old Man Winter’s effect on driving conditions is enough reason to consider taking the bus. Add to that the savings on gas and wear and tear on your car. MTU monthly, unlimited-use passes are available for purchase through the Communications and Marketing Office, MC 228. The cost is $8. Purchase your January pass by Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Come Say Goodbye to Jennifer Bucheit
Please join us in a farewell party for Jennifer Bucheit, Communications and Marketing, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the MC conference room (MC 221). Refreshments will be served. Bucheit has worked at Viterbo for seven years. Her last official day is Friday, Dec. 29.
Evening Breakfast? Enjoy!
Combat the stress of finals week by enjoying a late night breakfast tonight!
Last week it was dinner but this week it’s time for the annual President’s Evening Breakfast at Viterbo University. Savor french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage links, tator tots, and a variety of breakfast pastries from 9-10 p.m. in the Marian Hall Dining Room. All students are welcome!
• Robert Dean, Dean of the Dahl School of Business, who presented a refereed paper entitled “A Model for CIS Curricula in the 21st Century” at the AACEWebNet 2000World Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 30-Nov. 4. The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (founded in 1981) is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology
• Dean Yohnk, associate professor of theatre arts, who was recently named Regional Chair in Playwriting for the five-state regional American College Theatre Festival.
New On the Web: Online Forms Make Ordering a Snap!
Ordering business cards and nametags, publicizing an event, and requesting a graphic design job just got easier.
The Communications and Marketing Department has a new web site designed to offer another convenient way for faculty, staff, and administration to order items and request assistance.
Located at http://www.viterbo.edu/ aboutvit/admserv/pr/, the site offers complete information on the services available through Communications and Marketing—including marketing, advertising and research, design and graphic services, writing, web development, media relations, news dissemination, photography, color copies, and name pin, desk sign and business card orders.
Through this site, you can:
• Fill out a “Let Us Know” form and let Communications and Marketing know about events that need publicizing. Locate this form at: http://www. viterbo.edu/aboutvit/admserv/pr/letusfm. htm.
• Order business cards by visiting http://www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/admserv/pr/bcform.htm.
• Order name pins by visiting http://www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/admserv/pr/pinform.htm.
• Order L-shaped desk signs by visiting http://www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/ admserv/pr/signform.htm.
• Complete a “Job Initiation Form” to let Communications and Marketing know you need their assistance producing a poster, advertisement, brochure or other print piece, or web page. This form must be completed to begin the process of scheduling your job with the designer. You’ll find the form at http://www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/admserv/pr/basic.htm.
Forms for these items are also available directly through the Communications and Marketing office. Visit MC 228, email communication, or call ext. 3047.
FD News: From Breakfast Book Talks to Faculty Development Awards
Mariah Burton Nelson, a noted athlete, author, and professional speaker will address the Viterbo University community Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Humanities Symposium, “The Sporting Life: Gender, Race and Ethics in American Sports.” Viterbo faculty, administration, and staff are welcome to become acquainted with Burton Nelson’s works by participating in a “Breakfast Book Chat” of two of her books Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
From 7 to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, Marlene Fisher, sociology, social work, and criminal justice, will lead a discussion of The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports. From 7 to 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, Grant T. Smith, English department, will facilitate a discussion of Embracing Victory: Life Lessons in Competition and Compassion, New Choices for Women. Both breakfast chats will take place in the Global Education lounge (MC 402 A). A light breakfast of fruit, bagels, coffee and juice will be served both mornings. Space for the breakfast chats is limited to eight persons for each day. If you are interested in attending either book chat, call Grant T. Smith at ext. 3485 or e-mail at gtsmith to reserve a place in the discussion. Personal invitations will appear in campus mailboxes early next semester. Both books will be available at the campus bookstore, or members can find copies at local libraries.
Four Viterbo faculty members received Faculty Development grants in November.
• Silvana Richardson, nursing, received a $1,000 grant to attend a two-week workshop at the Nursing Institute on Interpretive Research in Nursing at UW-Madison, June 4-14, 2001.
• Joyce Heil, nursing, received a $1,000 grant to bring Margaret M. Murphy, Ph.D., to the School of Nursing as a consultant and instructor on curricular design and development.
• Grant T. Smith, English, received a $500 grant to attend the National Council of Teachers of English, Nov. 16-19, in Milwaukee.
• Bill Stobb, English, received a $500 grant to attend the Fifth Annual National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference May 31-June 2, 2001, at the University of Indiana in Bloomington.
Seventeen faculty have received faculty development grants totaling $11,247.50 the first semester of the 2000-01 school year.
Still Interested in the Mexico Trip? Meet the Experts!
All folks interested in Viterbo’s trip to Mexico next spring…you are invited to meet Srs. Marie des Jarlais and Cecelia Corcoran, FSPAs who have worked in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador for more than 10 years.
The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, in the Franciscan Spirituality Center, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The sisters will field questions and offer details about the proposed trip “south of the border” May 29-June 12. An RSVP is needed.
Contact Sr. Bernyne Stark at ext. 3190 or 782-2504 by Dec. 28. ¡Feliz Navidad!
Biology Department Hosts Lincoln Middle School Students
Last Wednesday, the third floor of MC was teeming with middle school students who came to campus.
The students, part of Lincoln Middle School teacher Rick Larson’s biology class, visited with Viterbo Professor Ward Jones to learn more about bacteria.
Above, Viterbo senior Chad Hrdina shows the students how to transfer the bacteria samples the students acquired to a slide for study under a microscope.
News You'll Notice by Pat Kerrigan, Communications & Marketing
Companies, organizations and franchises are known to be highly protective of the images associated with their products and brands. IBM, McDonald’s, Ford and AT&T are industry giants, who have spent millions to market and successfully cultivate a visible corporate identity and brand loyalty.
Non-profit organizations including colleges and universities also benefit from successful adherence to a visual identity program. At Viterbo, we recently introduced the new university logo and seal which are both identified as the official university trademarks. In virtually all cases, materials created for Viterbo audiences should use the Viterbo logo to keep our visual identity clear and consistent for all.
Please adhere to the following guidelines when planning your next communication project.
1. The university logo is the official and preferred trademark of Viterbo. The logo is used by all university departments, schools, offices, and organizations. In order to promote a visual identity which is consistent, the university community is to use the logo which is subject to the following considerations:
a) Official colors are maroon and grey. See the designers in Communications and Marketing for a specific color for vendor, printers and other purposes. The logo may also appear in black.
b) The logo is a trademark and may not be altered in any way. Additional copy identifying specific groups, departments, and organizations may be added below the logo by the Communications and Marketing Office for your use.
2. The university seal (not the logo) appears on diplomas, official correspondence, awards, and in conjunction with formal occasions.
3. The extensive creation and use of new logos is discouraged and counterproductive to the development of a unified visual identity for Viterbo University. However, under limited and unique circumstances, a new logo can be developed and used in lieu of the university logo. For example, the athletic department “V-Hawk” and Fine Arts “Bright Star Season” logos are two successful trademarks. Virtually all new logos are related to the efforts of non-academic entities which require marketing or direct sales to consumers and the external community.
4. Please direct all questions and concerns regarding the use or exceptions to the use of the university logo and seal to the office of Communications and Marketing, MC 228, ext. 3047, or email communication.
Campus Ministry by Fr. Tom O'Neill
Sacrament of Reconciliation Tonight: The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) will be tonight, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel. Participating in this sacrament is a good way to “prepare the way of the Lord.”
The season of Advent now enters its second phase, with a focus on the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke which lead up to the birth of Jesus and the “O Antiphons” which present the Messianic images of the Hebrew Bible in beautiful phrases: O Adonai, O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Dayspring, O King of the Gentiles, O Emmanuel.
San Damiano Chapel Schedule during break: No Mass in the Chapel from Dec. 24-Jan. 6. The regular schedule will resume on Jan. 7 with the 11 a.m. Mass (no 6 p.m. Mass until Jan. 14).
Rest In Peace: We commend to the compassion and mercy of God the grandmother of Kelcie Sime and the uncle of Joy Selchow. May they rest in peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Please note that there will be a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chapelthis is the first day back from break.
Nollaig Shano Dhuit: We wish the entire Viterbo community a blessed Christmas, a happy New Year, and an enjoyable break.
Take part in Jeans Days in January by contributing your dollar at the MC Reception Desk or the Admission Office and wearing jeans to work on the following days:
Jan. 5 Spirit Day
Jan. 12 Employee Day
Jan. 19 Food Pantry
Jan. 26 La Crosse Tribune Jeans Day (Coulee Region Transitional Housing and the Coulee Region Literacy Council).
Thank You! by Adrienne Appler, Residence Life
Viterbo University Outer Apartment Residence Life Staff wants to thank the Viterbo community for embracing “Community Candles.” The response to this Christmas project was so overwhelming that we were able to add more children to our program this season than we originally planned. Our staff wishes to thank you all very much for helping so many children this Christmas.
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