A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 16 January 13, 2003
Honoring Bill Medland
Viterbo President Bill Medland will be honored Saturday, Jan. 18, at the 17th Annual Iverson Freking Ecumenical Award banquet, which will be held at the Radisson Center. If you would like to attend, call in your reservation to Bethany- St. Joseph Care Center at 788-5700. Tickets are $20.
Sign Up to Connect!
Connect Club is recruiting 10 new members for campus peer education and other alcohol/drug prevention activities. Second semester applications may be picked up at the SDC or at one of the Connect displays in the Union, MC, or BNC. Completed applications should be returned to the SDC by Friday, Jan. 24.
Connect Club needs students with a variety of skills and talents. Members may elect to assist with campus presentations, work with off-campus youth groups, prepare posters and other public awareness materials, coordinate surveys or projects, serve coffee in Mugshots, coordinate campus movies, or share information with their peers.
Connect is not a prohibition group, but rather a group that encourages healthy lifestyles and low-risk choices.
Learn More About Black Hawk Down
The movie Black Hawk Down details the American siege of Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. One of the most bloody battles in recent memory, it was hell on the U.S. Rangers involved, but what was it like for the medical corp who had to assist with the 18 dead and provide care to many wounded? Find out during “Black Hawk Down: The Rest of the Story,” a free talk at Viterbo at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in BNC 122. (The location is a change from earlier announcements; people who arrive for the talk at San Damiano Chapel will be met and escorted to BNC 122).
Retired Army colonel and current Viterbo RN-to-BSN nursing professor Carl Bargabos, who served in the 46th Medical Task Force in Mogadishu, Somalia during Black Hawk Down will share how his unit responded to the largest U.S. battle since the Vietnam War. The talk includes video of his unit’s arrival in and departure from Mogadishu, a brief history of Somalia, and discussion of what happens after the wounded are removed from the battlefield.
Bargabos was stationed in Somalia from July 1993 to March 1994 as the chief nurse of the 46th Medical Task Force, which saw 4,903 outpatients and admitted 568.
Following the Black Hawk Down incident, the 46th Medical Task Force was the receiving hospital for the 73 injured task force rangers and received many of the 18 deceased soldiers. “We remained fully operational and many of us received little sleep or rest for some 77 hours as we triaged, performed life-saving surgery, and sustained soldiers on life support until we could transfer them to Germany,” said Bargabos. The 46th also received Michael Durant, the Black Hawk pilot who was taken captive after his helicopter was downed by a rocket-launched grenade.
Bargabos was an Army Nurse Corp officer for over 26 years. He’s been stationed in Hawaii, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Somalia, and several locations throughout the U.S.
This talk is free and open to the public. It is part of the St. Rose Lecture Series.
Special Jeans Day this Week
January is a “five-Friday” month, which leaves one week to designate for a special cause. So, this Friday, your contribution for Jean’s Day will help St. Clare Health Mission in its work to provide the poor and uninsured with the most basic and necessary healthcare. The mission is located in the Viterbo neighborhood, and donations are used to buy supplies and items used by patients who receive treatment at no charge. Please be generous. Participate in this special Jean’s Day by paying $1 to Marcia Brodt, MC; Ginny Brochhausen, FAC; or Anne Bodine, BNC.
Make a Difference for Area Kids
The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coulee Region is your chance to have a big impact on the quality of life for local children.
How can you be a part of it? Form a team of five, reserve a shift to bowl by calling 782-BBBS (2227), collect pledges, and show up and bowl on your chosen shift. Each bowler must have $100 in pledges to bowl but pledges are transferable—so if one of your teammates has over $100 in pledges, they can put that toward your pledge sheet.
Those bowling will bowl two games, get a free t-shirt, shoe rental, and snacks and refreshments. Shifts are at varying times Feb. 14?22 at All Star Lanes in La Crosse and on March 1 at West Bowl Lanes in West Salem. Brochures are available in the Student Union, at the MC Reception Desk, or by the MC mailboxes. For more information, or to register your team, call 782-2227.
Thanks for Packer Support
Although the Packer season ended in snowy defeat on the turf at Lambeau Field, the Viterbo community already showed its support for the Green and Gold in the special United Way Jeans Day collection on Dec. 6. Thanks to those who participated, $58 was raised. Unfortunately for fans of the Vikings, Green Bay thoroughly trounced with 42 buttons sold vs. seven for the Purple. Nine remained undecided.
Build Muscle, Lose Fat
Faculty, staff, and administrators who are looking to develop more than just brain power this semester should sign up to build a little muscle with strength-training classes held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Jan. 27?May 1.
Sponsored by the Viterbo Employee Health Improvement Program, the classes are held in the basement of Rose Terrace from noon to 12:55 p.m. There will be no classes April 17 or 21 during Easter break.
The cost is $48 for 40 classes. Pro-rating is not an option, but payroll deduction is available. Contact the business office to sign up.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a wonderful second semester.
Schedules remain the same for Mass and Taize Prayer. One addition is Reconciliation (Confession)—Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. and other times by appointment.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Remembrance—Monday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., San Damiano Chapel. This is an ecumenical service in celebration of our national commemoration. All are invited and welcome to attend.
Please remember in prayer those who have died and those who grieve: the fathers of Susan Cosby and Mark Franz. Requiescant in pace (may they rest in peace).
The Octave of Christian Unity is Jan. 18?25. Let us join all Christians in prayer for the Unity of Christians:
“Almighty and eternal God, you gather the scattered sheep and watch over those you have gathered. Look kindly on all who follow Jesus, Your Son. You have marked them with the seal of one baptism and unite them in the bond of love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
The Viterbo art gallery will be featuring the ceramics of Bloomington, Ind. artist Marcy Neiditz from Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Feb. 21, with an opening reception on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 7:30?9 p.m.
Focusing on abstract, organic sculptures, Neiditz is inspired by nature. “My subject matter is a representation of plant life and the microscopic world... Branches, roots, bones, microorganisms, and abstracted body parts are some of the ingredients that occupy my imagination,” said Neiditz.
Her inspiration also stems from her first career as a landscape designer in Los Angeles in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Eventually, her love of ceramics won out and she returned to school and received her bachelor’s degree in ceramics from California State University in Long Beach in 1996. Her master’s degree in ceramics from Indiana State University in Bloomington followed in 2000. She currently is a full-time artist and co-owner of a co-operative gallery called Gallery North on the Square in Bloomington.
The reception is free and open to the public. There is no admission charge to the gallery.
from the library
By Galadriel Chilton
Assignment Alerts: If your course assignments include library research, help us help students by sending an “Assignment Alert” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a short description and the assignment’s due date (feel free to just copy descriptions from your syllabi.) Then, direct your students to the library where librarians will be ready with resources and research strategies. If you have questions, call the reference desk at ext. 3270.
Want more from your library? Subscribe to our newsletter—there’s a chance to win. Twice a semester, Viterbo’s librarians publish Dare to Be Wise @ Your Library, a short newsletter about how we can help you. Send an email to Galadriel Chilton, email@example.com, or call ext. 3263, and let us know whether you’d like to receive a print or electronic subscription.
Five reasons for subscribing:
5. Be a new subscriber by Jan. 24 for a chance to win a gift certificate from a local bookstore.
4. Learn about resources to recommend to students.
3. Discover tips about library resources that can save you time.
2. Learn about those helpful folks working in the library.
1. Impress your friends with features like “Library Factoids” and “Did You Know.”
Preview Dare to Be Wise @ Your Library: www.viterbo.edu/library/ newsletter1-1.pdf
Congratulations goes to Heidi Erickson, last semester’s winner of a $10 gift certificate donated by Waldenbooks. Congratulations also to Sr. Jean Moore who receives the library’s eternal gratitude for being the newsletter’s first subscriber!
The next issue of Dare to be Wise @ Your Library will be distributed in February.
• Peter Fletcher, art, who presented an introduction to meditation practices on Dec. 2 for a group of resident students. These meditation practices were taken from the Buddhist tradition (concentration, awareness, and loving-kindness).
• Dorie Beres, MSN program, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Dec. 12, at Madison. She will receive a Ph.D. in education.
• Rick Kyte, ethics; Lisa Schoenfielder, art; and Grant Smith, English, who will present papers at the 97th Annual Western Wisconsin Education Conference in February.
Events Kick Off Semester of Fine Arts
Les Percussions de Guinée:
This 15-member company, which performs traditional African drumming and dance, sets the stage on fire with their skills on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre.
Formed by the Republic of Guinea’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1987, the group is comprised of the country’s best percussionists and includes seven drummers, six dancers, and balaphone, kora, and flute players. Drawn from the motions of work and play, dance is a strong part of community life in Guinea. Les Percussions de Guinée express the most admired qualities of its homeland. Through drums, like the sacred djembe, and through dance, the group seeks to spread its message of peace and friendship that is central to Guinean culture and our world today and to tell of its country’s rich history, and its people’s traditional values and spiritual energy. Tickets are $22.
Capitol Steps: What’s so funny about politics? Everything, according to this politically incorrect comedy troupe, which will be performing in the FAC Main Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the NexStar Season.
Claiming to be “the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than the Congress,” these Congressional-staffers-turned-comedians put a hilarious spin on the political scandals, controversies, and missteps of Washington’s top dogs and other world leaders. There’s never a shortage of material for this group’s up-to-the-minute, political skits and musical parodies. The cast of 22 members—five who perform on stage at any given time—has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. The Capitol Steps have recorded 21 albums and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio’s Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. Tickets are $24/18.
Les Percussions de Guinée is sponsored by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. Capitol Steps is sponsored by WKBT-TV 8. Both are supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. For more information, contact the box office at ext. 3100.
Walk for Heart Health
It’s not too late to make a difference and earn some cardiovascular benefits for yourself by signing up to participate on the Viterbo team for the Walk for Heart Health on Saturday, Feb. 1.
A non-competitive one or three-mile walk for the American Heart Association, events begin at 8:30 a.m. at Valley View Mall. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Viterbo team, contact Marilyn Pedretti, campus ministry, at ext. 3829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour Europe with Sr. Bernyne
Europe lovers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in historic as well as favorite sites in a special 14-day trip to the continent. Stops are planned in picturesque locales throughout England, Holland, and Belgium in a special itinerary that has been planned and will be escorted by Bernyne Stark, FSPA, of Viterbo University.
Travel stops will include Stratford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Winchester, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Brugge. The itinerary also includes dozens of visits to historic sites including the Tower of London, several war museums, Amsterdam’s canals, Westminster Abbey. Cost is $2,999, which includes all air, ground, transportation, lodging in first-class or superior hotels, and all taxes and other handling fees.
ETI Inc., of Riverdale, Ill., is the tour coordinator. A complete itinerary is available by calling Sr. Stark at 782-2504 or ETI at 708-442-9914. Space is limited and the deadline to confirm interest is Jan. 15.
Free TB Testing on Thursday
Student health service and community health nursing students are providing a TB Testing Clinic at no cost for Viterbo nursing students and other interested persons. Tests will be given Jan. 17 from noon?1 p.m. in BNC 105 and read on Jan. 20, noon?12:30 p.m.
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