A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 19 February 3, 2003
IRB Handbook Online
The Internal Review Board (IRB) Policies and Procedures Handbook can now be accessed online at http://www.viterbo.edu/Institute/irbhandbook.pdf. Richard Kyte, ethics, will give a brief presentation about the IRB at the Faculty Assembly meeting on Feb. 13. Anyone who has questions about the handbook should address them to Kyte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Miss Out!
Explore the complex world of media during the annual Humanities Symposium, “Through the Looking Glass: Media, Perception, & Reality,” this week.
For more information, see the Campus Calendar on page 2 of this issue, locate posters and brochures around campus, or explore the Web site at www.viterbo.edu (click on the “Through the Looking Glass” icon).
Mark Your Calendars for May 1
Interested in what our new Center for Ethics, Science, and Technology looks like? On the inside, that is.
Then, mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 1, for a tour that will be offered after the conclusion of the Rose Awards that are also scheduled for that day. A specific time will be provided once arrangements are finalized.
Although the Center is not officially set to open until this fall, a substantial amount of the interior will be in good shape for a walk through by May 1.
Program Selects 30 Students for Career Experience
By Amy Lane, CPP
Viterbo’s career planning and placement (CPP) is in partnership with independent colleges and Wisconsin businesses, working to provide scholarship opportunities for up to 30 students. The result is the College-to-Work program for 200304.
All College-to-Work Scholarships include:
• A 10-week (400-hour) educational internship opportunity.
• A scholarship for the 200304 academic year ($1,500$3,500).
• Housing arrangements made by the Wisconsin Federation of Independent Colleges (WFIC) if needed. (WFIC does not cover the cost of housing.)
• Pay while interning.
• Great experience!
Interested students should stop by the CPP office in MC 312 to pick up an application form and packet. The CPP office will submit completed student application packets to the WFIC central office for final selection by Feb. 15.
Ten prominent Wisconsin businesses and organizations have committed to participate in College-to-Work, allowing the selected students to take part in this professional experience. Businesses involved are: A & E Incorporated; Banta Corp; Cobalt Corp; Grede Foundries, Inc.; Jockey International, Inc.; Johnsonville Sausage, LLC; Lee Enterprises, Inc.; Wausau Benefits; West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.; and the Theodore W. Batterman Foundation.
Applicants Must Submit:
• One-page biography about themselves (1.5 line spacing)
• One set of transcripts
• A listing of campus involvement, academic honors, and achievements
• A resume and reference page with three references listed
• Two letters of recommendation; one from a faculty member and one from a current or former employer
Students must turn in the above required attachments with their completed application form to CPP, MC 312.
For more information or application materials, visit www.wficweb.org/documents/coll_work.htm or contact Amy Lane, CPP, MC 312.
1 Rob Anderson
2 Carol Rhodes
3 Eric Schmidt
5 Diane Engh
5 Matt Hansen
7 Marcia Brodt
7 Ward Jones
7 Peter Tabor
8 Dorothy Lenard
8 Marsha Momoi-Piehl
9 Deb Kappmeyer
12 Bill Stobb
13 Jean Moore, FSPA
15 Sally Emerson
17 Beverly Oney
18 Susan Frauenkron
18 Rich Maresh
21 Marlene Fisher
22 Apryl Denny
23 Pat Kerrigan
23 Ed Wenzel
25 Betty Voigt
28 Barry Fried
It’s Taco Wednesday—Olé
Don’t forget to stop by the Union and pick up some chicken or beef tacos this Wednesday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. The annual sale is a fundraiser for the Spanish Club.
And, don’t forget the Club is hosting a Hispanic Panic dance this Friday, 8 p.m.midnight in the Marian Hall Dining Room. The cost is $5 and you can buy tickets during the taco sale or at the door the night of the dance.
Viterbo University wishes a warm welcome to new employee, Harry Nunemacher, a custodian in the SAC, 3rd shift. Nunemacher began work Feb. 2.
Japanese Students, Faculty to Visit in February
Ten nursing students and two nursing faculty from Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University in Sendai, Japan will be on campus Feb. 1427 to study English and learn about nursing education and health care in the U.S.
During their visit, they will tour acute and long-term health care facilities and other sites where Viterbo nursing majors have their clinical experiences. They will shadow Viterbo students at those sites and also sit in on several nursing classes with the assistance of an interpreter. Other events on their itinerary include a bus trip to and tour of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
These visitors from our “sister school” in Japan are being hosted by the Viterbo nursing department and global education office.
Let’s Talk Advertising
What are you doing for lunch on Tuesday? Bring your lunch and join Grant Smith, English, for a talk on “Advertising: Reading the Message,” in the FAC Hospitality Suite from 12:101 p.m. A Seventh Day talk and part of the Humanities Symposium, Smith’s presentation features tips on learning to read the messages and meanings behind print advertising. He will analyze modern ad campaigns from United Colors of Benetton and demonstrate alternative readings the ads offer about the product, consumers, and the company itself.
The next Seventh Day Discussion is Monday, Feb. 10, when Keith Knutson, history, explores “Europe’s Big Bang: Expansion of the EU to the East.”
Bible Study Group Focus is Revelation
Is it the end of the world as we know it?
Find out more about the words and meanings in the Bible’s book of Revelation during Winter 2003 Bible Study.
Held Sunday nights, Feb. 2March 2, the group meets 6:307:30 p.m. in the Clare Room of San Damiano Chapel.
For more information, contact one of Viterbo’s campus ministers: Fr. Tom O’Neill at ext. 3804, Earl Madary at ext. 3707, or Marilyn Pedretti at ext. 3829.
Save a Life
More than 250,000 adults die every year in the U.S. from heart attacks. But, early CPR and defibrillation saves lives.
That’s why Franciscan Skemp Healthcare is offering a Heartsaver External Defibrillation (AED) course-to train lay people to deliver lifesaving defibrillation. The course length is four hours and there are no prerequisites. Participants will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver AED card upon completion. The card expires two years from the date of the course.
Since 1999, when then Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson signed a bill allowing AEDs in businesses, the equipment has been making its way into businesses if people on staff have the necessary training. The Franciscan Skemp program offers that training. For more information call 785-0940, ext. 2879.
By Fr. Tom O'Neill
Monday, Feb. 3: After noon Mass, the traditional blessing of throats will be given for those who wish. This blessing is given through the intercession of St. Blase, a Bishop and Martyr of the 4th Century. St. Blase has been venerated as the patron of those who suffer from diseases of the throat. The blessing is a sign of our faith in God’s protection and love for us and for the sick.
In the news: “Catholic colleges urged to promote solidarity, common good: WASHINGTON (CNS)—In a country where tolerance seems to be the highest public value, Catholic higher education needs to promote “a stronger vision of our common life,” Jesuit Fr. David Hollenbach told a national gathering of about 200 Catholic college and university leaders Jan. 26. The Catholic social and intellectual tradition calls for a deeper sense of solidarity and commitment to the common good than the ethic of ‘you can do what you want so long as you let me do what I want’ that ranks tolerance as the top value, he said. More than tolerance is needed to meet the challenges of the huge divide between America’s poor inner cities and affluent gated suburbs or between cultures, religions, and rich and poor nations in the increasingly interdependent global society, he said. Fr. Hollenbach, a moral theologian at Boston College, spoke on ‘The Common Good and Catholic Higher Education’ at the Jan. 2527 meeting in Washington of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.”
Peace Is the Answer (taken from www.pledgepeace.org): “The threat of imminent war in Iraq. Tensions in North Korea over nuclear weapons. Bombings and assassinations attributed to terrorists around the world. Rumors and fears of new terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and that of America’s allies.
“Violence is in the air, but so is peace. People of goodwill around the globe are turning to prayerful, peaceful, positive responses. We invite you to join them.
“A Web site was created in 2000 to gain “time pledges” of everyday peacemaking activities adding up to 1,000 years of peace—about 8.5 million hours. Our belief is that peace is built hour by hour.
“We also believe that all of us are called to be peacemakers, especially at this key moment in human history. Your pledges of peacemaking activities—prayer, new acts of charity, forgiveness, personal transformation, outreach—will help heal our nation and world.
“As Pope John Paul II said in his World Day of Peace message for 2003, ‘...peace is not essentially about structures but about people. Gestures of peace spring from the lives of people who foster peace first of all in their own hearts. They are the work of the heart and of reason in those who are peacemakers.’”
Let us remember those who have been called to active duty: Crystal Elliott.
Please remember in prayer those who have died: the father of Silvana Richardson, nursing. Requiescat in pace (may he rest in peace).
from the library
By Galadriel Chilton
Farewell and Good Luck! On Thursday, Feb. 6, the library bids farewell to Lisa Autio, our collections coordinator for the past four years. Best wishes Lisa!
A Few New Books: Here is a list of just a few of the new books available at your library. All items are currently shelved on the new bookshelves by the reference desk or the new book display areas (on the circulation desk and in the periodicals area).
Belize: Land of the Free by the Carib Sea, by Thor “Bushman Ollie” Janson, Call #: F 1449 .B4 J36 2000
Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, edited by Rubén G. Rumbaut & Alejandro Portes, Call #: R 853 .H8 G48 2002
Informed Consent: A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials, by Kenneth Getz & Deborah Borfitz, Call #: R 853 .H8 G48 2002
The New Superleadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves, by Charles C. Manz & Henry P. Sims, Jr., Call # HD 57.7 .M36 2001
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, by Billy Collins (Poet Laureate of the United States), Call # PS 3553 .O47478 S25 2002
Tabloid Justice: Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy, by Richard L. Fox & Robert W. Van Sickel, Call # P 96 .F69 2001
Come check them out!
• Lori Lewis, dietetics, who has recently been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). This group is responsible for accreditation activities for over 600 dietetic education programs in the U.S. Lewis has been a site evaluator for the group for the past five years, and will begin her term on the CADE board in July.
• Student Mark Conroy and the Resident Student Board (RSB) who competed, via bid process, to host the statewide Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association (WURHA) leadership meeting on the weekend of April 2527. Viterbo’s RSB bid was accepted and they will host 50 student delegates and advisors from the private and public universities and colleges in Wisconsin on the Viterbo campus that weekend. Delegates will meet on campus to attend, “The Real World Viterbo—French Dip 2003.” Viterbo’s RSB is the smallest residence hall association delegation ever to host a student conference in WURHA’s 20 year history. Conroy is currently the vice president of the statewide student organization.
Have a Heart: Give Blood
Sign up to give blood for Valentine’s Day. The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Viterbo on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 15:30 p.m. in the FAC Lobby. This is a change in location from previous blood drive locations. Appointments can be made by calling SDC secretary, Judy Thesing at ext. 3825 or Marilyn Jaekel, health services, at ext. 3806.
Move over CSI, here comes Shane Lanning. A 2002 winter graduate, Lanning went to Aquinas Middle School last week to teach the basics of fingerprint analysis to the 7th and 8th graders of Mrs. Peggy Grelle’s classes. Students learned how to dust for prints and analyze them to solve cases. This was Lanning’s second volunteer venture. The first was to Lincoln Middle School in December as part of a service requirement for Tom Thibodeau’s Servant Leadership class. Lanning plans to pursue graduate studies in Forensic Science.
By Megan Voeltz ’06
Name: Judy Casto
Title: Associate Professor
Family: Judy has a 10-year-old daughter named Kay and a 6-year-old son named Mike.
Education: Judy got her nursing diploma from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in Piedmont, N.D. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia State University and her master’s in child health nursing from Emory University in Atlanta.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: Judy loves to cook, go on walks and play with her children.
Adventures and Travels: Judy adopted Kay from Minske Belarus and then adopted Mike from the Republic of Georgia. Judy has been to Europe and Russia. She and her children travel around the country visiting friends and family.
Future Hopes and Plans: Judy one day plans to live on a farm in the country and, when she retires, she would like to open a bed and breakfast.
Little Known Fact(s): Michael McDonald, of the Doobie Brothers, kissed Judy at one of his concerts.
Nursing Career Fair
Viterbo senior Erin Bouska (far left) wore a microphone as she toured the vendors attending the Nursing Career Fair last Thursday. Bouska was interviewed and mic’d throughout her visit at the fair for a news story with WKBT-TV 8. Career planning and placement’s Amy Lane was interviewed as well.
WXOW-TV 19 also covered the event, interviewing a nursing alumnus and a current student.
(Top right) Students and healthcare representatives mingal at the Nursing Career Fair.
(Bottom right) Two professionals from Meriter help answer a nursing student’s questions.
Theatre and Music Present Operatic Classic in Bright Star Season Show
The Austrian cornerstone of operatic repertoire, Die Fledermaus, will be presented by the Viterbo University music and theatre departments, as part of the Bright Star Season, Feb. 28March 2 in the FAC Main Theatre.
The opera explores misbehaving upper classes and includes deception, indiscretions, and mistaken identity. About to be imprisoned for tax evasion, Eisenstein decides to have his “last hurrah” at a ball given by Prince Orlofsky. His wife, Rosalinde, intends to spend the evening with her lover, Alfred, who is mistaken for her husband and escorted to prison. Disguised as a Hungarian countess, Rosalinde attends the ball and is so convincing in her role that Eisenstein tries to seduce her, not knowing that she is his own wife. And that’s just the beginning, as audiences will rediscover Johann Strauss’ lilting waltzes and memorable melodies in this collaborative production.
The show features seniors David Adamick, Nolan Dresden, Katie Butler, Raisa Thornton, Lynn Biddick, Damion Edwards, Jenny Roberdeau, Krisit Rood, Shelly Gorr, Austin Bartsch, Amanda Drake, Francine Peroutka, and Brit Borcher; juniors Sarah Baldus, Jackie King, Kyl Kepulis, Suzanne Flater, Jaime Adler, Greg Schams, and David Warren; sophomores Nicole Ghelf, Edson Melendez, Amanda Leigh Zeitler, and Carrie Knudsen Hendrickson; and freshmen Jacob Hustuet, Kimberly Hutchinson, Chelsea Bassett, Andrew Lonsdale, and Derrick Sanderson.
Die Fledermaus is sponsored by TCI and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2. Tickets are $14/11. For information, contact the Box Office at ext. 3100.
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