A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 20 February 10, 2003
Email Addresses for Those on Military Leave
By Wayne Wojciechowski, Assistant to the Academic Vice President
A number of people inquired about an address for those from the Viterbo community who are on military leave. Although we do not have a specific military address for any of our people, we could use their still-active Viterbo email accounts. If anyone has a more appropriate way to contact each of our soldiers, please share that information through Connections.
Here are those from the university that are serving in the Armed Forces:
• Scott Paetzold email@example.com
• Micah Komp mtkomp @viterbo.edu
• Avery McCampbell firstname.lastname@example.org
• Leigh Neville-Neil email@example.com
• David Lokken firstname.lastname@example.org
• Crystal Elliot email@example.com (Crystal was a new Viterbo student in January.)
By keeping in touch with our Viterbo military personnel, we remind them that we are a community and they are not forgotten.
Viterbo Enrollment is Strong
Total undergraduate enrollment for second semester stands at 1,607 compared with 1,589 at this time last year.
At the graduate level, a new record enrollment has been established. A total of 563 students are enrolled in graduate programs compared to 458 students last year. For the curious or statistically minded reader, Viterbo’s graduate programs individually are recording the following enrollments: education (449), educational leadership (25), servant leadership (41), and nursing (48).
Finally, Viterbo’s total “headcount” for the spring semester is 2,170, compared to 2,047 posted 12 months ago. Congratulations to the many individuals and offices who support the efforts to recruit and retain students as these efforts provide for this very favorable enrollment forecast.
Explore a Local Cohort Doctoral Program
Bill Amentory from the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development will be at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Friday, Feb. 14, to talk with interested individuals in the La Crosse area about the possibility of a cohort program to complete an Ed.D./Ph.D. in higher education in the Winona/LaCrosse area.
Amentory will meet with those interested, from 35 p.m., in the Health Science Building, room 2076 (2nd floor Conference Room). Metered parking is available in the Health Science Center parking lot. For more information, contact Deb Daehn Zellmer, social work, at ext. 3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor a Colleague
Recognize the good work and dedication of faculty, staff, and administration members by nominating them for an award. Possibilities include:
• Alec Chiu Memorial—- To recognize, foster and stimulate faculty members’ efforts to engage students in scholarly activities. Letters of support from students, peers, or alumni must be submitted to the Promotion and Tenure Committee in care of the Academic Vice President, MC.
• Outstanding Teacher—To recognize, foster, and stimulate teaching excellence. Nominations must include the name of teacher you wish to nominate and a brief explanation of the reasons you believe the teacher deserves to be recognized. Nominations should be sent to the Promotion and Tenure Committee in care of the Academic Vice President’s Office, MC.
• Servant-Leader—To recognize demonstrable servant-leader qualities and characteristics in inter-personal relationships, performance, and achievement. To nominate the employee of your choice you must complete a nomination form and return it to the President’s Office.
• Pax et Bonum (Peace and All Good)—This award is given to a team, group, office, department, committee, or organization in recognition of demonstrating the Franciscan values of quality, service, respect, hospitality, stewardship, and joy among the constituencies of Viterbo University. To nominate the group of your choice you must complete a nomination form and return it to the President’s Office.
• Finucan Exemplar of Mission—To recognize an individual who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to the mission of the university. To nominate the individual of your choice you must submit a nomination form and return it to the President’s Office.
• Sr. Helen Elsbernd Distinguished Service—To recognize significant achievements and contributions to the development of the university in one or more roles or areas of the university over a period of at least 20 years. To nominate the individual of your choice you must complete a nomination form and return it to the President’s Office.
• Outstanding Academic Advisor— To recognize an individual who has demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students as reflected in the Mission Statement, Statement of Core Values, and Advisor Responsibilities. Submit letters of nomination to the Promotion and Tenure Committee in care of the Academic Vice President’s Office, MC.
All nominations are due by March 7. For additional criteria for these awards, or to download nomination forms, please visit the Viterbo Web site at http://www.viterbo.edu.
Viterbo is Champion of Character
Viterbo was recently one of 158 campuses recognized as a “Champions of Character” institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
The character-building initiative assists sports programs in aspiring to teach student athletes to know the right thing, do the right thing, and value the right thing inside and outside the sports setting. Through its work, the NAIA hopes to create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official, and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition. To be recognized, an institution must meet specific criteria outlined by the NAIA, which promotes the five core character values of respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.
Some of the ways that Viterbo implemented the “character initiative” included:
• Having coaches sign a Codes of Ethics pledge form.
• Having student-athletes sign a Codes of Conduct Pledge form.
• Implementing public address announcements at the games—encouraging sportsmanship.
• Displaying posters emphasizing sportsmanship on campus.
• Formation of a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
• Completion of student-athlete progress reports.
• Getting teams involved with community-service projects including food drives, adopting a family for Thanksgiving, “Christmas with the V-Hawks,” reading to children in the hospital, and other volunteer work on campus.
2003 Nursing Career Fair a Success
By Amy Lane, Career Planning and Placement
Viterbo’s 3rd annual Nursing Career Fair, hosted by career planning and placement (CPP) on Thursday, Jan. 30, was a success. Close to 200 nursing students—freshmen through senior level—attended to network with recruiting representatives from 36 hospitals and agencies. Several nursing students reported that they have interviews and leads on great internship and full-time career opportunities as a result of this event. Thanks go out to members of the Viterbo Student Nurses Association, who helped throughout the day; Jackie Lee; David Empey; Aramark; and the CPP work-study students who helped prepare for the event.
Find Out About Peg Solitaire
By Pamela Burgess, Math Club President
Viterbo’s Revolutionary Order of Mathematicians is sponsoring a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 11, about “Peg Solitaire.” The guest speaker is Michael Lang, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Peg solitaire (sometimes sold as Hi-Q) is an old game that has challenged many. After describing the rules, the presentation will focus on strategies for solution, variations, and a mathematical way to show that some variations are impossible.
The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in MC 420.
Hot Soup, Warm Soul
Help out the technical theatre students by purchasing homemade soup in the FAC. For the next five weeks students will sell two different soups (including a vegetarian option) every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost will be $2/bowl and the proceeds will fund a trip to Minneapolis for a national USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) conference. The fees for the conference total $200 per student, so please help support this cause and warm up with some hot soup.
VEHIP Free Blood Pressure Screening
Get a free blood pressure screening on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, from11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. in the MC conference room. It’s free and good for you!
By Fr. TOm O'Neill
World Day of Prayer for the Sick. For some years, Feb. 11, the day on which the Church commemorates the apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes, has fittingly come to be associated with an important event: the celebration of the World Day of the Sick. The year 2003 marks the 10th such celebration. At the noon Mass, we will pray for all who are suffering pain and infirmity.
Prayer for the Sick:
“Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.”
Spring Break Service Trip is to Kansas City, March 915 (applications are due Feb. 17). Pick up or drop off your application with Fr. Tom, Earl Madary, or Marilyn Pedretti.
Let us remember those who have died: the mother, Ann, of Celesta Day, FSPA, chair of the Viterbo Board of Directors. May she rest in peace.
Help Support Relay for Life
By Emily Seberger
Chocolate and roses go hand-in-hand for Valentine’s Day so why not do it all in one step and buy Hershey’s Kiss roses?
As a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, members of the HEALTH (Helping Everyone Achieve Life-long Total Health) and Band of Nursing Angels campus theme houses will be selling Hershey’s Kiss roses for $10 a dozen or $1 each. This is not only a perfect gift for your valentine or friends, but also a great way to support a good cause.
The roses will be sold in the MC lobby Thursday, Feb. 13, and in the Student Union Friday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m.1 p.m. The Relay for Life supports cancer survivors and those still fighting the battle against cancer. The money raised goes to American Cancer Society programs in research, education, advocacy, and services locally, statewide, and nationally. All donations accepted.
Students involved in this worthwhile project involve those from the HEALTH house: Sara Heil, Abbie Polzin, Emily Seberger, and Rhoda Winsky and those from the Band of Nursing Angels house: Kimberly Eide, Angie Fladten, Amanda Kuehl, Becky Raatz, and Erin Whorrall, and Friends: Megan Himmerich,Katie Klokkenga, Crystal Link, Suzanne Longenecker, Sarah Parker, Holly Schaumbug, and Kendra Zetes.
from the library
By Galadriel Chilton
Looking for Articles in All the Right Places? With approximately 900 print subscriptions, and access to another 14,000 via online databases, finding journal articles in the library can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips about where to start.
When to Use Databases: While great online research tools, databases have limitations. Here are few tips:
• Full text availability in databases is from roughly the late ’80s to the present, but varies greatly depending on each database.
• Databases can be used from home; call the reference desk at ext. 3270 for usernames and passwords.
• Play with all search options available for increased precision. For example, try a guided or advanced search instead of a basic search.
• Databases have very low IQs; be prepared to experiment with your search words.
A Database Sampler: A few general databases that make good starting points are:
• From EBSCOhost: Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
• From ProQuest: Newspapers
• From Gale Group: Expanded Academic ASAP
When to Use Print Sources: Remember the saying about keeping old friends? The same is true for periodical indexes and print copies of journals. Print tools are especially useful when:
• Full text for a pre-1980’s article is needed.
• You need a historic perspective.
• The network is down, the computer is broken, or the power is out.
• When a book is more comfortable than a mouse.
Questions? Contact the reference desk at 3270 or email@example.com.
Club Olé Benefits Students and Youth
The Viterbo University Spanish Club continues its active involvement on campus and in the surrounding community this semester.
After school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Spanish Club members tutor second and third graders at Onalaska elementary schools. This program, called Club Olé, is one of mutual benefit. After a budget cut last year, Onalaska lost its elementary school Spanish program. Parents in the district formed Club Olé and invited the Viterbo Spanish department to participate. Club Olé allows the Onalaska students to continue their Spanish study despite the budget cut.
Viterbo students also benefit. The program provides Viterbo students a place to practice their Spanish skills by teaching the young students, as well as a place to fulfill community service hours for graduation.
Volunteers from Spanish Club are also planning to help at nearby Hamilton Elementary School’s new afterschool Spanish program.
Have A Heart
Show someone you care this Valentine’s Day by ordering heart cookies. Costs are 50 cents per cookie, $2 for six cookies, or $3.50 for 12 cookies. Order forms are available in the Student Union as well as at the MC reception desk. Cookies purchased must be picked up in MC lobby on Feb. 13, from noon to 3 p.m., or Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by Circle-K.
Mark Your Calendars: for Homecoming ’03
Saturday, Feb. 22
• 10 a.m.—Wall of Fame Inductions; Jason Emerick, Pat Lauer, and James Vacek
• 11:45 a.m.—Women’s Alumni Basketball Game
• 1 p.m.—Men’s Alumni Basketball Game
• 2:30 p.m.—Alumni Social at the Recovery Room
• 4 p.m.—Viterbo Men’s Basketball vs. Mt. Mercy College
• 6 p.m.—Viterbo Women’s Basketball vs. Mt. Mercy College
• 810:30 p.m.—Post-game Party in Marian Hall for employees, alumni, parents, fans, and friends (music, door prizes, food, beer, wine, wine coolers, and soda)
Blood Drive is Thursday
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 will be taken after Feb. 1 by calling SDC secretary, Judy Thesing at ext. 3825 or Marilyn Jaekel, health services, at ext. 3806.
Departure: Alisa Empey, admission, has taken a position with Family Radio. Her last day was Friday, Feb. 7.
By Megan Voeltz ’06
Name: Earl Madary
Title: Assistant Professor
Dept: Religious Studies
Family: He has a wife, Marci, a 12-year-old daughter, Rachel, and a 9-year-old son, Joseph.
Education: Earl is a Viterbo graduate with a degree in church music and vocal performance. He received a master’s in theology at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. and is currently pursuing his doctorate through the Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Ind.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: Earl enjoys music, canoeing, camping, and hiking. Because of his interest in environmental issues, he likes to spend much of his time in nature.
Adventures and Travels: He has been to Europe a couple of times.
He went with a faculty group to Belize City, Belize. He and his family go to the boundary waters and Lake Superior every summer.
Future Hopes and Plans: For the past three years, Earl and his family have been tracing the Louis and Clark trail, bit by bit. They hope to get to the end. In May, Earl is releasing another CD, Gilead.
Little Known Fact(s): Earl once jumped a police barricade to shake the Italian opera singer Luciano Pavorotti’s hand.
RAs Need Pledges for Kids' Sake
The Marian Hall resident assistants (RAs) are once again shining up their bowling balls and putting on their bowling shoes and shirts to raise money for a good cause.
On Saturday, March 1, the RAs, along with their supervisor, Rob Anderson, will be bowling as a team in the Bowl for Kid’s Sake event in West Salem. The Marian Hall RA Team is asking for your support by making a contribution to their team. If you would like to make a pledge, please contact Rob Anderson no later than Thursday, Feb. 27. Last year the RAs collected over $500 for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Coulee Region organization through Bowl for Kid’s Sake. The RAs have made it their goal to surpass that amount this year. Rob can be contacted at ext. 3842. Please make all checks payable to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Coulee Region. Thank you for your support of this program.
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