A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 2 September 3, 2002
Get More Value for Your Lunch Money
The V-Hawk Value Bucks are back, which means your lunch money is worth more in the Marian Hall Dining Room and at Crossraods.
By making an initial deposit of a minimum $35 at the Campus Dining Office in the dining room and having a valid Viterbo ID, you'll receive $10 in Bonus Bucks. Bonus Bucks for amounts greater than $35 will be prorated.
Once you've added the bucks to your account, you can make full meal purchases of food, snacks, and beverages from campus dining. The cashier will scan the bar code on you ID and the meal amount or purchase amount will be deducted from your account. For more information, contact the Campus Dining Office at ext. 3830.
President's University Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. BNC 122.
The President's University Forum will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30p.m. in the BNC auditorium. All academic and non-academic personnel who supervise in any capacity must attend. A facilitator will conduct a workshop on "The Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors."
9-11 Revisited: Communities Remember
As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, several activities are planned on campus and elsewhere to mark the occasion.
Viterbo is joining forces with WXOW TV-19 and the La Crosse Tribune in sponsoring an event where participants will discuss the aftermath of Sept. 11. Three groups of 12 will meet in the Todd Wehr Library Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon, 3p.m., and 6p.m. for the discussions, which will be facilitated by Richard "Mort" Morehouse, psychology; Dick Ruppel, English; and Rick Kyte, ethics. The discussions will be included in a Tribune article and in a WXOW-TV newscast. Interested in participating? Call Sue Webb at the La Crosse Tribune at 791-8234. Space is limited.
Other events marking the occasion include:
- Peace Prayer: Fr. Tom O'Neill will lead a noon, ecumenical service on Sept. 11 at the Peace Pole just outside the campus entryway to the FAC. The prayer service will be offered in lieu of Mass that day.
- The City of La Crosse will hold a brief ceremony from 12:05-12:45 p.m. at the flagpole at City Hall, Political and military leaders and representatives from the police and fire departments will speak.
- The FSPA invite the public to join them in a rosary for healing and peace at 8:45a.m. in Mary of the Angels Chapel. Use the Ninth Street entrance. There is also a prayer service and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Gathering Room, adjacent to the chapel, following the prayer service. Evening guests are asked to use the Winnebago Street entrance to the chapel. Everyone is welcome.
Viterbo University in Fashion
Make your fashion statement now. Take a look in the President's display case on second floor and you'll see a special offer for an embroidered denim shirt available only for a limited time and exclusively for faculty and staff.
It's perfect for Jean's Day. Shirts will be sold at cost, for $23.25, and may be ordered from communications and marketing. Make your check payable to Viterbo University. The shirts include the university logo, which also debuts the theme "Learn for Life" that will be featured on many future items bearing Viterbo's name. All orders placed by Sept. 30 will be honored. Sizes S-XXXL are available and samples of each size are located in communications and marketing(MC228). Payment is required at time of order.
Sign Up to Connect
by Anne Ellefson, Student Development Center
Connect Club is recruiting new members for peer education and other alcohol/drug prevention activities. First semester applications may be picked up in the SDC or at the Connect display in the Union. Completed applications should be returned to the SDC by Sept. 12.
A variety of students with a variety of skills and talents are needed. Connect needs members to assist with campus presentations, work with off-campus youth groups, prepare posters and other public awareness materials, coordinate surveys or projects, and share information with their peers. Connect is not a prohibition group but, rather, a group that encourages healthy lifestyles and low-risk choices. Connect activities create an environment where:
- Abstinence is always a respected and accepted choice.
- Low-risk chemical choices are both perceived and practiced as the norm by those who choose to drink.
- The majority of students recognize and know how to help a peer making a high-risk chemical choice.
Calling All Outstanding Women
Several area women and one corporation/business will be honored at this year's YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Women event on Thursday, Nov. 14.
To nominate a corporate sponsor or one of Viterbo's Outstanding Women in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business/Professions, Special Interests, Education, Other (support or production staff), or a Young Woman of Tomorrow (current college student), complete the nomination form by Friday, Sept. 13.
This annual event grants recognition and honor to the exceptional achievements and leadership of women in the Coulee Region. The corporate award recognizes businesses whose policies and culture encourage and help women achieve.
At last year's event, Viterbo's Lisa Schoenfielder received the Achievement Award in the category of Arts and Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, chair of the Board of Directors, received the award for Education/Administrator. In addition, five other Viterbo women received certificates of recognition: Susan Rush, theatre; Bonnie Nesbitt, nursing; Anne Ellefson, student development; Jane Eddy, learning center; and Sarah Klitzke, student.
For a nomination form for the corporate or individual award, contact Marlene Fischer, criminal justice, ext. 3725, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Beth Erickson, communications and marketing, ext. 3042, email email@example.com.
It's All Greek
Anyone interested in learning a little bit of the Greek language this semester should contact Bill Reese, religious studies professor, at ext. 3708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is enough interest, Reese will teach Introduction to Biblical Greek a no-credit course, on Tuesdays at noon. A foundational understanding of Greek is required for persons seeking to enter theological seminaries.
- Richard Kyte, ethics, whose article Conversation and Authority: A Tension in the Inheritance of the Church-Related College," was published this summer in Professing in the Postmodern Academy; Faculty and the Future of Church-Related Colleges, a book edited by Stephen R. Haynes, Baylor University Press.
- Gary Klein, institutional advancement, who presented "Asking for the Commitment," along with Luther S. Luedtke, president of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and Margy Thomas, a volunteer at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky. The presentation was made at the 2002 Summer Workshop "Ensuring Success in Your Comprehensive Campaign," sponsored by Gonser, Gerber, Tinker, Stuhr, LLP, Aug. 8-9 in Chicago.
- Barry Fried, athletics, who will present at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Convention, Sept. 13-17, in Kansas City.
- Eric Manchester, philosophy, who recently had an article published in Wesley Theological Journal entitled "Why is Evangelism Important if People Can Be Saved Without the Gospel?"
- Peter Fletcher, art, who had an exhibition of 100 paintings and drawings on display at the Odin Gallery in La Crosse, during May, June, and July. The retrospective exhibition contained work from 1967 present.
- Rich Maresh, math, who was elected to the Holmen School Board. This is his second term as a member of that board, having served previously from 1988-91.
- Ruth Williams, nursing, who attended the Parish Nurse Faculty Update, prepared by the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, in St. Louis from Aug. 5-8. The 27 new faculty at the event and 29 current faculty hailed from throughout the U.S., Korea, and Canada. Williams will also assist with the review and revision of the 21 modules of the Basic Parish Nurse Preparation Curriculum.
- Ginny Brochhausen, FAC, and her husband who toured China for 12 days in June with the China Study Tour VIII group. The trip included visits to the Shanghi Museum, the Bund (an open market), and visits to young children's music classes in Shaghi; a five-day trip up the Yangtze River with classes in history, Tai-Chi, acupuncture and culture aboard the boat; visits from the boat to Yeuyang, a 2,000-year-old city and San Dou Ping, the construction site of the Three Gorges Dam, planned to be the world's largest hydroelectric dam; Wushan, the Danning River; Fengdu adn Wauxian; Chongquing; and Beijing with tours of Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, The Summer Palace, Silk Alley, and a Cloisonne factory. The tour ws designed for the faculty and staff (spouses and friends) in the WWTC system.
Name: Kristin Potter
Title: Payroll Assistant
Department: Business Office
Family: Kristin is engaged to Chad Kleifgen. Kristin and Chad will be married in September 2003.
Education: She majored in psychology at UW-Stevens Point and the University of Wyoming-Casper.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: Kristin loves being on the water, whether at the lake or on the beach. She enjoys walking and roller blading. But, if the weather doesn't permit, you'll find her lost in a book.
Adventures and Travels: Kristin grew up in central Wisconsin, but spent one year in Texas when she was five and her second year of college in Casper, Wyo. After college, her first job took her to Illinois. Viterbo hired Kristin in Jyly, which brought her back home to Wisconsin.
Future Hopes and Plans: Kristen is hoping to complete her degree in psychology at Viterbo.
Little Known Facts: Kristen was an only child until the age of 12. Then, within two years, she had two brothers and four sisters.
BSS Opener Takes Funny Look at Hollywood
From Alice in Wonderland to Austin Powers, no film is sacred during the smash hit musical comedy that opens the Viterbo University Bright Star Season this fall. Offering a satirical look at the movies. Forbidden Hollywood comes to town on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre.
Hot on the heels of its long-running predecessor, Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood is fast paced, furious, and outrageously funny. Cutting through the glitter and star power of tinseltown with surgical precision, Forbidden Hollywood highlights Disney favorites alongside films like Antz, Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, and Bridges of Madison County. Even film stars aren't exempt. Among those satirized are: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Rosie Perez, and long-famous stars like Doris Day, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, Barbara Streisand, and Audrey Hepburn.
Creator Gerard Alessandrini keeps the show current by constantly updating the material with his wicked pen. Find out why the Associated Press called Forbidden Hollywood, "Good, nasty fun."
Forbidden Hollywood is sponsored by WIZM AM 1410 and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. Tickets are $22. To order, contact the Box Office at ext. 3100 or explore the Bright Star Season Web site at www.viterbo.edu/academic/ug/sfa/bss.htm.
out and about
- "Archaeohippus," ceramics by Karen Terpstra, is the featured art exhibit at the Pump House Regional Arts Center Sept. 6-Oct. 12. The artist's reception is Friday, Sept. 13, from 6:30-9p.m. For more information, call 608-785-1434.
- Be a tutor! The Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are looking for tutors to work with children grades K-8. For more information, call 608-784-3136. Volunteers must be 18 or older to participate.
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How Did You Spend Your Summer?
Viterbo's Bonnie Nesbitt, nursing, was "First Mate" at this year's Riverfest as her husband, Jim, was named 2002 Riverfest Commodore. Along with helping "behind the scenes," the Nesbitts were as visible as possible during the fest. Commodore duties included appearances at other festivals, greeting steamboats, and mingling with festgoers. Jim is a former English teacher and associate principal at Central High School and is currently director of student teaching/interns at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
By Fr. Tom O'Neill
Opening School Eucharistic Liturgies: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11a.m. and 6p.m. Please join us.
Taize Prayer is held each Wednesday night at 10p.m. in San Damiano Chapel.
Sign-Up: please return the campus ministry sign-up sheets if you are interested in liturgical ministries and/or volunteer activities. Activities will begin soon.
Bible study/faith sharing: Students interested in participating in Bible study/faith sharing are invited to an informational meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 6:30p.m., San Damiano Chapel. Those who cannot make this meeting should contact a campus minister.
- We will commemorate the tragedy of Sept. 11 with a Service of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 11 at noon around the Peace Pole (near the FAC quad entrance). All are invited to attend. There will be no noon Mass that day.
- The Volunteer Fair will be held Tuedsday, Sept 17, from 11a.m.-3p.m. Marilyn Pedretti invites all students to attend and provides assistance to students and staff in locating volunteer opportunities.
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