A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 14 No. 29 April 9, 2001
Early Connections Deadline Next Week
An issue of Connections will be published on Monday, April 16. However, due to the Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 13, the Connections’ deadline for that issue will be Wednesday, April 12, at noon.
Experience the Music of Chinese Culture
As part of a six-program series by the Luoyang Friendship Association and the Wisconsin Humanities Council, Viterbo University is hosting “The Universal Language: The Chinese Culture as Expressed in the Arts” this Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall.
Featuring Gloria Chuang, professor of piano, and Suzanne Rhodes-Draayer, professor of voice, both at Winona State University, the event includes a recital called “The Song of Endless Sorrow,” by Wang An-Ming, based on the poetry of Po Chu-I. Written in the 8th century, it tells the story of the love between Lord Han and the young maiden Yang, and the ensuing jealousies and war that occur but cannot ruin their love.
This presentation and others in the series are free and open to the public. For more information on “Sisters and Friends: The Relationship of La Crosse and Luoyang,” contact Art Marson at 796-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nutrition & Dietetics Department Hosting Site Visitors by Lori Lewis, Nutrition and Dietetics
The nutrition and dietetics department is currently undergoing a 10-year review of the two accredited programs it offers.
A self-study for both the undergraduate program and the dietetic internship has been completed following guidelines set forth by the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. April 9-10, a team of site visitors will visit the Viterbo campus, talk with students and administrators, and visit clinical sites. Please join the faculty in nutrition and dietetics in welcoming our site visitors:
• Sharon Foley, dietetic internship director, Edwards Hines Jr. Hospital, Chicago
• Jessie Pavlinac, clinical nutrition manager, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland
• Bertrum Connell, professor, School of Allied Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.
The site visit team will discuss its findings at an exit interview on Tuesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. in BNC 121. All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
• Larry Krajewski, math, who with the assistance of education students Rachelle Pohlman, Lisa Penge, Sarah McDowell, and Becky Loofboro conducted a Family Math Night for third grade students and their parents at Harry Spence Elementary School on March 20 and 27. On March 22 and 29, Krajewski, with the assistance of education students Melanie Hansen, Michelle Bagnall, and Amy LaFleur, conducted a Family Math Night for third grade students and their parents at West Salem Elementary School.
• Brian Wyland, senior, who recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Sentry Insurance Foundation. Sentry Insurance awards a scholarship to one student from each of the 21 independent colleges in Wisconsin.
• Bonnie Nesbitt, nursing, and the Masters of Science in Nursing students who have been running a wellness program for older adults at Becker Plaza in La Crosse.
Famed Glenn Miller Orchestra Brings Swing Sounds to Viterbo Stage
One of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today is bringing its unique jazz sounds to the Viterbo FAC Main Theatre on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Playing both concert and swing dance engagements, the Glenn Miller Orchestra popularized tunes like “In the Mood,” “A String of Pearls,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “A Sentimental Journey.” Continuing to play many of the timeless Glenn Miller favorites that keep fans coming back, the band also plays modern selections in the big-band style, carefully selecting pieces that naturally lend themselves to the Miller style and sound. The entire repertoire exceeds 1,700 compositions and keeps the band popular with people of all ages.
Formed in 1956, the present Glenn Miller Orchestra plays an average of 300 concerts worldwide each year. The 19-member band consists of the leader, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, three rhythm musicians, and two vocalists. Trombonist Larry O’Brien is the orchestra’s present musical director.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is sponsored by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. It is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. The performance is sold out.
Help Out the Women's Clothes Closet by Deb Daehn-Zellmer, Sociology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice
Use your Easter break to clean out your closet!
Please help the Social Work Club collect spring and summer clothing for low-income women who are needing work-appropriate clothing to help them enter the work force. The clothing will be donated to the Women’s Clothes Closet at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. This project is funded through a W2 Community Reinvestment grant.
Please bring your clean, work-appropriate summer clothing to the MC Lobby April 17-20. Clothing should be on hangers. Purses, shoes, jewelry, maternity clothes, new undergarments, accessories, and hangers are also needed. Sizes 2-8 and 16 plus are especially needed.
Help Needed for Food Drive
The Social Work Club is sponsoring a food drive on Saturday, April 21, and it needs your help.
Volunteers are needed to collect food from the community. All volunteers will meet in the circle drive of the FAC on 8th Street at 9:30 a.m. They will collect non-perishable food items in the community until 1 p.m. The food will be donated to WAFER. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Kerri Stafford at 784-8019.
Campus Ministry by Fr. Tom O'Neill
Lent 2001: Holy Week, which is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion through Easter, is the name given by our ancestors to this one week of the year. This ancient designation leads us to enter the week with reverence, embracing its demands with delight, and celebrating its rites with the care, devotion, and energy deserved. To celebrate Holy Week is to celebrate who Christians are through Christ’s paschal mystery (his suffering, death, and resurrection).
TRIDUUM: The most accurate translation of this singular noun is the paradoxical one that makes a unity of what appears plural: the Three Days. Sundown on Holy Thursday, April 12, through sundown on Easter Sunday, April 15, is one celebration over three days. Christian remembering is more than retracing the Lord’s steps during his last days in Jerusalem. At the Holy Thursday Eucharist, the church is already drawn into the whole event of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Good Friday celebration of the Lord’s passion is austere but never sad, for the risen Lord already reigns triumphant. On Holy Saturday, the church waits for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection and its own at the Easter Vigil, when the Spirit hovers over the waters of the font and the community of faith drinks deeply again of the mystery of Jesus’ passage from death to life. See the Holy Week schedule on p.2.
Lenten Penance Service Tonight: We will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation tonight, April 9 at 6 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel. Through this sacrament of penance, we, the faithful, acknowledge the sins we have committed, express our sorrow for them, and, intending to reform our lives, receive God’s forgiveness and become reconciled with God and with the Church.
Rest in Peace. Please remember those who have died: the grandfather of Gretchen Grelle. May God welcome him into everlasting glory.
Holy Week and Easter Schedules
• Monday, April 9. Mass at noon; reconciliation at 6 p.m.
• Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11. Mass at noon.
• Holy Thursday, April 12. Lent ends at sundown. The Paschal Triduum of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord. No classes; no liturgy at San Damiano Chapel.
• Good Friday, April 13. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion; first day of the paschal feast; no classes; no liturgical service at San Damiano Chapel.
• The Easter Vigil, April 14. Night watch of the resurrection of the Lord.
• Easter Sunday, April 15. Mass at 11 a.m. in San Damiano Chapel.
• Easter Monday, April 16. No classes; no noon liturgy.
Geranium Sale Sure Sign of Spring
The Franciscan Skemp Auxiliary is holding its annual Nursing Scholarship Geranium Sale May 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the garage building located on 11th and Ferry Streets. Walk-up prices are: $12 for 8” hanging baskets; $20 for 10” hanging baskets; $15 for 10” patio pots; $22 for 12” patio pots. The following can be pre-ordered: 4” potted geraniums for $2.50 in red, white, light rose, neon rose, or dark salmon and 8” red patio pots for $12. To order call Alice Kempton at 788-6123 or the Franciscan Skemp Volunteer Office at 785-0940, ext. 2709. Pre-orders must be made by April 12 and picked up on May 2-3 before 6 p.m.
Golf Outing Deadline is April 27
The registration deadline for the Chris Lee Memorial Golf Open is April 27. The cost is $100 for 18 holes of golf with a cart, steak dinner with cash bar, and contest, prizes, drawings. Proceeds support the Christopher Michael Lee Scholarship. Lee was a Viterbo student and athlete who died in October of 1999. His scholarship helps baseball players at Viterbo with their tuition needs. The event is Friday, May 4.
For more information, call Chris Sanger at ext. 3070 or Gary, Gwen, or Derek Lee at 952-890-9150.
Honoring Our Students by Jason Ramaker, Residence Life
The 2nd Annual Students Excelling in Activities & Leadership (SEAL) Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the FAC Lobby. It’s not too late to submit a nomination or register to present an award on behalf of your student organization or department. All nominations and registrations are due by Wednesday, April 11, to the Student Development Center. Extra nomination and information packets are available outside the mailboxes near the Copy Center or by contacting Jason Ramaker, residence life, at ext. 3841 or emailing jwramaker.
Nelson is Student of the Month by Jason Ramaker, Residence Life
The Student Development Center has awarded the March SEAL Student of the Month Award to Phil Nelson. Nelson was nominated for his efforts in organizing the successful Ignition 2001 spiritual music event that took place in late March. He is a junior theatre major.
From the Library
In the past, journal and magazine articles were published mainly in print format. Today, many such articles are available online in full-text. “Full-text” means the contents of an entire article from a journal or magazine, as well as an abstract and certain bibliographic information, are available through a database which allows users to access such articles, and which, usually, provides a searchable interface for finding them.
The library serials office is in the process of adding electronic “links” to online databases within its periodicals lists, which can be found on the library web page. When completed, this project will add literally thousands of new titles to our library holdings, effectively multiplying our existing periodical holdings several times over.
Full-text databases, provided through the Todd Wehr Library web page, include: Cinahl, Ebsco Online, EbscoHost databases, Expanded Academic ASAP, FindArticles, Highwire, and ProQuest. Passwords for databases are usually required for off-campus computers. Please call the library reference desk at ext. 3270 for assistance.
To search for an article in a particular journal: Go to the Todd Wehr Library web page, click on “Current Periodicals Holdings List,” click on a letter under which a certain journal alphabetically falls, follow the list down until you find the journals, click on a link to a full-text database, and follow the instructions given thereafter.
Databases that offer full-text articles can also be found by clicking “Search Online Databases” at the library home web page. Full-text coverage varies, from the late 1980s to the late 1990s onward, depending upon the database.
News You'll Notice by Wayne Wojciechowski, Assistant Academic Vice President
Advising and Registration:
We are in the process of completing the student evaluations of academic advising. I want to thank the faculty who administered the survey in their classes and returned completed forms to my office. It appears we have a good sample for our study. The results will be evaluated during the summer and shared with the community this fall. Also, each advisor will receive personal feedback from the inventory by the beginning of fall semester. Thanks again for your cooperation!
Upcoming Registration Process:
There will be three main dates for advising and registering new students: Saturday, April 28?150 freshmen; Friday, May 18?150 freshmen; Friday, June 29?transfers and freshmen. Students will take Placement Tests in the morning with advising files ready by 11:45 a.m. or earlier if everything goes well. Advisors will meet their advisees outside the main theatre at approximately 12:45 p.m. The advising and registration process will be 1-3 p.m., while the parents attend Parent Orientation.
All advisors are asked to be present on those three dates to keep the number of students meeting individually with each advisor manageable. Departments may wish to begin with a general presentation to their group majors or have each advisor take their small group of students separately for a general introduction. This general presentation could include topics such as: overview of the major, value of a Liberal Arts education, outcome of our general education program, differences between high school and college, academic expectations, PCC class (FRST 100), fall semester orientation, the meeting with academic advisors at 8-8:50 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 27, and miscellaneous questions.
After general conversation and remarks, the advisors will meet one-on-one with students to discuss: personal background, academic preparation for college, ACT scores, high school coursework and performance, Placement Test results, career goals, extracurricular involvement, course selection (only course numbers, not specific sections will be identified). The Registrar’s Office will choose the sections. However, if there are special needs or issues to be considered in choosing course sections, these need to be noted on the form. Alternative courses need to be identified on the forms as well.
The rationale for the above change in registering new students is to spend time with the students so they can reflect over the summer and begin developing realistic expectations for college.
Enjoy a Sub Feast by Barb Schroeder, Learning Center
Spring has sprung! Please join fellow employees and members of the Social Committee for the last hurrah before the end of the spring semester. We’re bringing back the sub sandwich lunch event to cap-off our calendar of events for second semester 2001. The date is Friday, April 27, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For just $2, a space in the SAC will be reserved for you. You’ll receive one 4” sandwich, chips, a beverage, and a sweet. So, don’t loaf around, or get in a pickle. Come to ketchup on the latest “dish.” You’ll relish the good time!
Out & About
• “Miniature Masterpieces-All Things Small,” an exhibit of works by elementary, middle, and high school students from the Coulee Catholic Schools, is currently on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. The exhibit runs through Monday, April 30.
• La Crosse Country Club will be the site of the Pump House Regional Arts Center’s 1st annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 21. Registration begins at 11 a.m. There will be three flights: men, women, and coed. The cost, which includes green fees, golf cart, dinner and mulligans, is $87 per golfer for those who register by April 15, and $97 per golfer for those who register between April 16 and May 1. Call 785-1434 for more information.
Wanted: Part-time summer babysitter needed for 8-year-old girl. 2-3 days per week. 6:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Ideal for junior high school girl. Contact Marcia at ext. 3060.
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