A bi-weekly email newsletter for the Viterbo Community
Vol. 1, Number 1 • January 21, 2002
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NAIA Cites Viterbo for Character
The Viterbo athletics program has been cited by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a "Champions of
Character Institution. The focus of this NAIA honor is on emphasizing character-building aspects of sports to student athletes. The
five core character values are: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.
The NAIA consists of 332 member institutions and 111 were cited. " The Viterbo V-Hawks were involved in a number of community
service projects during the past year which were factored into the evaluation including:
- Neighbor Day—The men's soccer team distributed more than 100 loaves of bread to neighboring households during Neighbor Day.
- Children's Day—The volleyball team volunteered during a children's party at the local museum.
- Community Clinic—Women's basketball held a free basketball clinic for the Coulee Catholic grade schools.
- Adopt a Family—The baseball team hosted families in need at a local restaurant during the holidays. The team also provided children with gifts and shared time with these youngsters.
- Food Drive—The women's basketball team held a food drive. All fans who donated a food item received free admittance to the game.
- Campus Service—The men's basketball team volunteered to paint a portion of the gymnasium during their off time.
Wall of Famers Announced
Brian Soller (baseball), Doug Seigle (soccer), and Troy Wagner (basketball) will be inducted into the Viterbo Athletics Wall of Fame
on Saturday, Feb. 9 as part of Homecoming festivities. The event will take place at 10 a.m. in the Viterbo Student Activities Center
and will "kick off" an event-filled Homecoming.
Homecoming 2002 Events
For more information on Homecoming contact the Alumni Office at ext. 3072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 8
- Outstanding Alumni Awards, FAC Lobby, 6 p.m. social, 6:45 p.m. dinner. Event honors: Dolores Balderamos Garcia '79, Valerie Jackson Jones '76, Terry Amel '76, and Scott Krueger '95. All employees are welcome to attend the banquet ($17 per person). Please register in the Alumni Office by Feb. 1. For more information on the award recipients visit: http://www.viterbo.edu/alumni/Awards2002.htm.
Saturday, Feb. 9
- Athletics Wall of Fame, SAC Lobby, 10 a.m.
- Alumni Women’s Basketball Game, SAC, 11:45 a.m., call Nikki Hall at 608-779-5196 or Darcie Vacek at 608-784-7163 to play.
- Alumni Men’s Basketball Game, SAC, 1 p.m., call Scott Koenen 608-782-8658 to play. Bring the kids for a Free-throw Contest at half-time!
- Reception, Recovery Room, 901 7th Street South, 2:30 p.m.
- Women’s Basketball vs. Mt. St. Clare, SAC, 4 p.m.
- Men’s Basketball vs. Mt. St. Clare, SAC, 6 p.m.
- Post-game Party, Marian Hall Dining Room, 8-10:30 p.m., alumni, parents, and friends are welcome for music and refreshments.
Sunday, Feb. 10
- Mass, San Damiano Chapel, 11 a.m.
Miller at Boys & Girls Club Event
World Series star and former Viterbo University stand-out athlete Damian Miller will participate in the "Catchers for Kids" event on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1331 Clinton Street. All participants will have an opportunity to get an autograph and have their picture taken with Miller. The Viterbo V-Hawk baseball players will also be on hand to provide baseball tips and host special activities. Refreshments, door prizes, and auction items will also be available at this free event for all ages. Miller is the catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tech Ed Approved
The official word is in: The Technology Education Program (Viterbo/WWTC) has been approved for fall 2002 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Congratulations to Sue Batell and all of her colleagues in the education department who worked long and hard to secure this approval.
By Jean Moore, FSPA, Student Development Center
Feeling drained? Well, drain a little more at the Annual Viterbo University Blood Drive sponsored by Health Services. Marilyn Jaekel, health services, along with several Viterbo nursing students will assist The Red Cross in the blood drive on Monday, Jan. 28, from 1:15-6 p.m. in the San Damiano Chapel. Make an appointment with Jaekel at ext. 3806 or with Judy Thesing at ext. 3825; or just drop by.
S.O.S. —Last Call!
Interested in joining Viterbo University Tours’ proposed visit to our neighbors to the north (Montreal, Quebec) after May commencement? Details for you if you R.S.V.P. Bernyne Stark, FSPA, MC 312; home: 782-2504. Only 2-3 spots still available.
Are you ready to limber up? Join the Viterbo community in weekly yoga classes brought to you by the Viterbo Employee Health Improvement Plan (VEHIP), with instructors from The Yoga Place. Classes will be held Fridays, 12:05-12:55 p.m. Jan. 25-april 26 (except March 15 and 29) in the FAC Dance Studio. The cost for 12 classes is $39. There is an additional cost of $12 for mat rental with the option to buy for an additional $8. Three firm blankets are needed for support during class. Sign up by bringing your check to the Viterbo Business Office. Payroll deduction is an option.
Need PC Help?
Call Chad Gilbeck at the IIT Help Desk. He'll be happy to assist you with all of your computer and network-related questions. And, if your problem requires more in-depth assistance, it will be forwarded to one of the other IIT staff members for further assistance. How do you reach Gilbeck? Call ext. 3870, email email@example.com, or stop by MC 302.
How to Post-it in the MC
Murphy Center is home to a large number of bulletin boards. Although many are department- or major-specific, several are designated specifically for general announcements and efforts are being made to keep them looking neat and tidy. General announcements include: Viterbo events, off-campus events, and classifieds. The bulletin boards involved are: first through fourth
floor in the center stairwell near the elevator; second floor near the employee mailboxes (also for Faculty Development items, which
do not need approval from Communications and Marketing); and second floor in the south stairwell.
Effective Feb. 1, any items posted to the MC general announcement boards must be approved and stamped through the communications and marketing office in MC 228. Communications and marketing staff will post the announcements. Flyers and posters must not be taped to the walls and doors in MC. Items that don't comply will be removed.
Commercial, for-profit advertising will not be allowed on these boards. Department-specific information, such as graduate study, study abroad, and internship opportunities should be posted on department-specific bulletin boards.
News You’ll Notice
By Rick Kyte, D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
The Ethics Institute continues its focus on hospitality, community, service, and stewardship. This year's emphasis is on the meaning and practice of community. In connection with that, several events are being planned this semester. If you would like more information, please visit the Institute’s Web page at http://www.viterbo.edu/Institute/.
On Feb. 7, as part of the annual Humanities Symposium, Susen Fagrelius will facilitate a discussion about providing wise stewardship of the Mississippi River. We have invited several people from the region who are passionate about the river to share their views. Later that evening, Michael Dombeck will speak on "The Big 10 Conservation Issues for a New Century." Dombeck resigned last spring as Chief of the U. S. Forest Service. You may want to read his resignation letter, which is an eloquent defense of the idea of public service. You can view it at http://www.pcbp.org/General/dombeckresign.htm.You may also listen to his interview with Scott Simon of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, April 28, 2001 at http://www.npr.org/archives/.
A spring semester book discussion is being planned. Look for details in your mailboxes in the coming weeks. We will most likely read a recently published book by Jean Bethke Elshtain on the life and thoughts of Jane Addams, a pioneer in the field of social work, founder of Chicago's Hull House, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. You can find a description of the book at http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/perseus-cgi-bin/display/0-465-01912-9.
The theme for this year’s Ethics Conference, April 18-20, is "Community: Living with Difference in Art, Religion, and Politics." Keynote speaker Jean Bethke Elshtain's talk is "You Can’t Be Different All by Yourself: Citizens & Communities." She is from the University of Chicago. The proposal deadline is Jan. 30. Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.viterbo.edu/Institute/callfor.htm.
Conference registration forms will be distributed in early March and will be posted online.
By Fr. Tom O'Neill
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday: Please join us in celebrating the birthday of Dr. King with an Evening Prayer of Commemoration tonight Monday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel. All are welcome.
Book of Prayer: New to San Damiano Chapel this year is a book for "Prayer Intentions." Please write in it those things for which you want the entire community to pray. The "Prayer Intentions" book is located in the area near the tabernacle.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord: Please remember those who have died: Jonita Kundinger, FSPA, alumna; and the grandmother of Garett, Grahm and Jeremiah Yahn. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
By Takawira I. Kuvaoga, Residence Life
The Residence Life Apartment staff thanks the Viterbo community and friends for their unwavering support in the two-year running Community Candles program. We pioneered the Community Candles program in fall 2000, raising more than $800 to buy gifts for those in need at Christmas. This year, the Community Candles program raised $1,105. That's a 37.5 percent increase from last year. We give full credit to the generous hearts of the Viterbo community and friends. The funds raised benefited the Place of Grace, a thriving Catholic Worker house in the La Crosse area, and Family Resources, a charity organization that helps needy families in our community. Thanks again for your support. Two thumbs up to you and Community Candles.
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