A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 26 March 31, 2003
Alcohol Awareness Week: April 6-12
By Anne Ellefson, Student Development Center
Next week, April 6?12, is Alcohol Awareness Week, and Connect Club is coordinating educational sessions and alternative activities to increase awareness of alcohol issues affecting college environments and to promote low-risk alcohol choices.
Although the week is sponsored by Connect, it reflects collaboration among a number of campus groups.
Below are some of the week’s events. Please plan to attend some to support the cause and the student groups.
Friday, April 4
• College Night at the Night Train: La Crosse’s professional indoor football team. Your Viterbo ID will reduce your ticket price to $5 at the La Crosse Center. 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 6:
• BYOB: Bring Your Own Banana to the Student Union from 7?9 p.m. and enjoy a free ice cream sundae, courtesy of the SDC staff.
Monday, April 7:
• Fatal Vision: Try the Fatal Vision Goggles on in the cafeteria from 4:30?6 p.m. to gain insight into the effects of alcohol impairment.
• Manhattan Monday Night: A Manhattan lounge atmosphere, jazz, mocktails, and the Marian Hall Bachelors and Bachelorettes—all at Mugshots from 8:30?10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8:
• Random Acts of Kindness—In Action: Free beverages from students in the Organizational Behavior class take the sting out of early morning classes.
• Acquire Your Own Beta: VROOM members will man a Union booth from noon?2 p.m. challenging you to toss the ball into the glass to win fish.
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)—A Professional Response: Students in the Drug and Alcohol Assessment class bring you this panel discussion, focusing on health care and human service responses to FAS.
Wednesday, April 9:
• Buy a Brat & Get a Beer—Rootbeer, That Is: The Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work Club is offering their brats from 11 a.m.?1:30 p.m. MC courtyard.
• Movie Night at the Rivoli: Check the movie listings and take your student ID to the Rivoli for a free movie, courtesy of SAB.
Thursday, April 10:
• Mocktail Contest: RSB is sponsoring a mocktail contest from 8?10 p.m. in Mugshots. Students enter the contest with their favorite mocktail or punch recipes. RSB buys the ingredients, and the rest of us get to sample and vote for our favorite.
• Dollar-Off Night at Mugshots: Enjoy your favorite Mugshots beverage and save a dollar off its price, courtesy of RSB.
• Open Mic at Mugshots: Join us in the coffeehouse to sing, play and instrument, or read poetry. Prizes for performers.
Friday, April 11:
• Game Night in the Union: The Outer Staff of Residence Life will be hosting free games and beverages in the Union from 10 p.m.?1 a.m.
Saturday, April 12
• A Toast to Your Health at Valley View Mall: Talk with an area alcohol and drug professional at one of the booths in the mall between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. about alcohol/drug concerns. Sponsored by several La Crosse organizations to mark the national Alcohol Screening Day.
• Random Acts of Kindness: Recognize someone’s kindnesses by nominating them at the Connect booths in MC or the Union. Their name will be added to the display.
• The Wall: Remember someone whose life was adversely affected by alcohol by placing the person’s name on one of the bricks on Sigma Pi Delta’s Wall in the Union.
• Psychology Club’s displays in MC, the FAC, and the BNC share information about alcohol issues.
• Candle Memorial: Watch for the candles displayed around campus to increase awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving.
• VSNA’s Posters depict burn victims whose injuries were caused by a drunk driver and remind us of the lifelong consequences of such crashes.
• Spanish Club members will wear stickers promoting non-smoking.
Don’t Miss Out on This Week’s Events
Viterbo is the place to be this week. Below is a rundown on several of the week’s top events. For more, see the Campus Calendar on page 2.
Today: Free Tony Melendez Concert, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Get tickets at the MC Reception Desk.
Tuesday, April 1: Pope John XXIII Award Ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. in the FAC (honoring musician Tony Melendez and locals Elmer Grassman and Sue Ann Gelatt). Contact institutional advancement if you have questions, ext. 3070.
Wednesday, April 2: Events honoring the late Thea Bowman, FSPA include: “Flavor of Soul” Lunch, Marian Hall Dining Room, 11 a.m.?1:15 p.m. and “An Evening with Thea” talk at 7 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre. Artist and author Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS will show his art and talk about Thea’s influence and Dan Johnson-Wilmot and the Viterbo Concert Choir will provide music. A freewill offering will be accepted at the door.
Wednesday-Friday, April 2?3: Linda Mabbs Recital and Forum. “The Intersection of Poetry and Music” with Mabbs and Viterbo music and English faculty will be at 12:10 p.m. on April 2 in the FAC Recital Hall. Then, on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre, there will be a pre-recital lecture on poets Shakespeare, Auden, cummings, and Dickinson. The recital begins at 7:45 p.m. These events are free.
125 Years of Round-the-clock Adoration
By Kelly Sexton ’04
Join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in the observance of the 125th anniversary of Perpetual Adoration and the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the FAC from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The event starts with morning prayer, two reflective presentations, and lunch. At 3:30 p.m. there will be an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament with benediction. A reception with hor d’oeuvres will follow in the St. Rose Convent Gathering Room. All members of the Viterbo community are invited to attend. Please RSVP by June 30 to email@example.com or 791-5603 if you plan to attend.
Live and Learn
By Kelly Sexton ’04
The Viterbo University Masters of Science in Nursing students are holding a Diabetes Health Promotion talk every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., April 317. The talks focus on learning how to live well with diabetes. All events will take place at the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center and a certified diabetes nurse educator will be at every event to answer questions.
Thursday, April 3
• “Managing Blood Sugar and Cardiovascular Risks,” presented by Danielle Fletcher and Laurie Love in the Lang Conference Room.
Thursday, April 10
• “Foot and Skin Care,” presented by Cammi Jaekel in the Pastoral Care Conference Room.
Thursday, April 17
• “Living Well,” presented by Pat Formanek in the Lang Conference Room.
All events are free and people are welcome to attend any or all of them. RSVPs are encourage, but not necessary—call ext. 3675.
Time to Buy Geraniums
Spring is in bloom, and so are the geraniums in Franciscan Skemp Auxiliary’s 23rd Annual Geranium Sale. This year’s sale is May 79 at the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Garage Building, 11th and Ferry streets, from 9 a.m.6 p.m.
Gift certificates are available in the Franciscan Skemp Volunteer Office. To purchase, call the volunteer office at 608-785-0940, ext. 2709.
Geraniums can also be pre-ordered. Call Alice Kempton at 608-788-6123 or the Franciscan Skemp volunteer office. Pre-orders are due April 16 and should be picked up by 6 p.m. on May 8 and 9.
Proceeds from the Geranium Sale support nursing scholarships at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College—last year’s sale raised $15,000 in scholarship funds.
Fall Orientation—Info Needed
Departments, organizations, or services wishing to place items into informational folders for new student folders should deliver 375 copies of the flyers or brochures to Anne Ellefson at the SDC by July 15.
These folders are distributed to incoming students during fall and provide students with information likely to be helpful to their adjustment and performance during the first semester. Information might include details about academic or financial deadlines, recreational activities, volunteer opportunities, service hours and sites, and athletics or cultural events.
Faculty, staff, students, and families are invited to the Connect Club’s free movie night on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove will be showing on the big screen. This is an animated film with lots of humor that appeals to both kids and adults. Siblings visiting for Lil’ Sibs Weekend are welcome.
By Fr. Tom O’Neill
Lent 2003—Ashes to Easter: Our Lenten activity of providing gifts of hope for the poor of the world, including the effort to save the 11 million toddlers who die every single year in our world, has had a great start. To date, we have collected $325, which will provide immunizations, health care for refugee babies, vitamin A for 240 children and mothers, and even a cow for a poor village. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
TV Docudrama on St. Francis of Assisi: The Hallmark Channel will present a one-hour docudrama on the life of St. Francis on Palm Sunday, April 13, from 67 p.m. The film, Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi, was filmed in Umbria, Italy, where St. Francis lived and worked. It is based on the recent biography by best-selling author Donald Spoto and was produced by Emmy-award winner Pamela Mason Wagner. Visit www.reluctantsaint.tv for details.
Penance Service: We will celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation in a communal penance service on Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m.
MANTRA FOR PEACE WITH IRAQ: For months now, congregations have been praying that our elected officials find a peaceful solution to Iraq’s threats. Now that war has started, the hearts and minds of people of faith turn to all people who will be affected by this war, from the vulnerable and fragile civilian population of Iraq to U.S. service people and their loved ones. The prayer below is a gentle, hopeful reminder to our elected officials of our continued prayer that they seek peaceful solutions to the conflicts in the region.
This is my prayer for you:
Be an instrument of peace.
Peace with justice.
Peace with hope.
Peace without war.
On the Lighter Side: April Fool’s Day Has Serious Origins (“Fools” ignored the new calendar by David Johnson):
April Fool’s Day is one of the most light-hearted days of the year, yet it stems from a serious subject—the adoption of a new calendar. Traditional New Year’s Ancient cultures including those as varied as the Romans and the Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20 or 21.) In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1.
Many French refuse. In France, however, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. The French came to call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered. In 1752, Great Britain finally changed over to the Gregorian Calendar, and April Fool’s Day began to be celebrated in England and in the American colonies. Pranks and jokes are of course still popular on this day—not to mention the rest of the year.
from the library
By Galadriel Chilton
For the Future Graduate Near You: Know a student who is graduating in May? Here are some new and helpful career books at your library. Also, remember to recommend a visit to the friendly folks at Career Planning & Placement (MC 312)!
Career Opportunities in Art: Edited by Haubenstock, Susan H. et al. Call # CAREER N 8350 .H38 2001.
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You through the Secrets of Personality: By Tieger, Paul D. Call # CAREER BF 698.9 .O3 T54 2001.
The Internship Bible: By Oldman, Mark. Call # CAREER LC 1072 .I58 O43 2003.
Jobs Almanac: All-in-One Career Guide: Edited by Kelly, Michelle Roy. Call # CAREER HF 5382.75 .U6 J63 2001.
Loving Your Job, Finding Your Passion: Work and the Spiritual Life: By Allegretti, Joseph G. Call # CAREER BX 1795 .W67 A55 2000.
More Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions: By DeLuca, Matthew J. Call # CAREER HF 5549.5 .I6 D45 2001.
Occupational Outlook Handbook 200203: Compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Call # CAREER HD 8051 .A62 2002-03.
The Pfizer Guide: Nursing Career Opportunities: Edited by Mundinger, Mary O.
Call # RT 82 .P55 1994.
Resumes in Cyberspace: Your Complete Guide to a Computerized Job Search: By Criscito, Pat. Call # CAREER HF 5383 .C75 2000.
What Color is Your Parachute? By Bolles, Richard Nelson. Call # CAREER HF 5383.B65 2003.
• Rick Walters, theatre, who has been invited to join the the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Executive Committee. The committee serves a five-state region and plans, organizes, and promotes an annual regional festival for colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. As a member of this committee, Walters will be part of a selection team that sees and responds to productions at other schools, and determines which plays are invited to be performed at the festival. This festival is one of eight throughout the United States that determine which productions and theatre artists are invited to be a part of the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. each spring.
• Jean Saladino, music, and the Women’s Chorale for performing at Viterbo’s Wausau RN-to-BSN site. According to Jennifer Hedrick Erickson, nursing, “the concert was an excellent portrayal of the talent here at our university.” RN-to-BSN students were excited to see, “the amazing abilities and enthusiasm these women have.” They also commented, “I can’t believe Viterbo came here and performed for us. It’s great to feel that connection.”
• Eric Manchester, philosophy, who presented a paper, “Wesley on ‘Personhood’ and the Experience of Deification,” on March 20 at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society (WPS) in Lexington, Ky. Manchester was also elected by the WPS to be the new second vice president for the 2003?04 school year. The society is formed by scholars and students primarily in the Methodist tradition and other Wesleyan-related denominations who wish to integrate Wesleyan and Arminian themes with classical and contemporary philosophical research. He is the first elected officer in the organization from a Catholic institution.
• Kyle Backstrand, chemistry, got an award of $15,713 from the Research Site for Educators in Chemistry program through the University of Minnesota (UM). The award enables him to study environmental surface reactions in a collaborative summer project with Viterbo student Garth Parham, junior, chemistry, and with Professor Jeffrey Roberts of UM.
• Michael Collins, chemistry, and Ron Amel, chemistry, are scheduled to present papers at the 225th National American Chemistry Society meeting in New Orleans.
• Nursing student Krista Pazdernik who was named the George C. Marshall Award winner from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The award is presented to the most outstanding cadet in each Army ROTC program throughout the country. Pazdernik will participate in the George C. Marshall National Security Seminar in Lexington, Va. as a result. She will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in May.
Seventh Day Talks
What are you doing for lunch on Thursday? Bring your lunch and join Amy Lane, career planning and placement, as she discusses “Affirmative Action: Has the Policy Outlived Its Intent?” at noon in MC 419C.
The next Seventh Day talk is on Monday, April 14, when an open forum called “War with Iraq” is held. Grant Smith, English, will facilitate the forum at noon in MC 419C.
Wanted: Canning Jars
The Viterbo dietetics students are looking for one-quart canning jars to use in a fundraising project. If you can help, please drop jars off at the BNC room 104. Call Pam Fuchsteiner at ext. 3671 with questions.
By Megan Voeltz ’06
Name: David Banner
Title: Director of the Masters in Business Administration Program
Dept: Dahl School of Business
Family: David is married to Diane, who is the enrollment director at Pleasant Ridge, Waldorf School in Viroqua. They have two sons, Nicholas, 28, and Christopher, 25, and a daughter, Katelyn, 16.
Education: David received his Ph.D. at Northern University from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received his MBA at the University of Houston and his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: He enjoys golf, tennis, traveling, and cross-cultural experiences.
Adventures and Travels: Well-traveled, David has lived in Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada, Central America, and Australia. He has also explored Europe, South America, New Zealand, the Philippines, Hawaii, and 49 of the 50 states. He has not yet made it to Alaska.
Future Hopes and Plans: David plans to add Alaska, Russia, Africa, India, Easter Island, New Guinea, and another trip to New Zealand to his travel adventures.
Little Known Fact: David was an aerospace engineer for NASA’s Gemini and Apollo moon-landing missions.
Viterbo Theatre Spotlights Fats Wallers’ Ain’t Misbehavin’
By Kelly Sexton ’04
Viterbo will present a Tony-Award winning revue of Fats Waller’s 1930’s Harlem musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Viterbo FAC Main Theatre.
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue that evokes an electrifying energy and is considered one of Broadway’s best. Thomas “Fats” Waller, became famous in the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, rent parties, and the new beat: swing. His work ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Ain’t Misbehavin’ has been nominated for five Tony Awards, winning Best Musical and Best Actress. It features songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin,’” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is sponsored by WXOW TV 19 and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. This performance is sold out.
Black Box Features, The Good Person of Setzuan
By Kelly Sexton ’04
Brecht’s famous and provocative parable of good, evil, and capitalism, The Good Person of Setzuan, is definitely timely as it takes to the stage at the La Croix Black Box Theatre Thursday through Tuesday, April 1015.
The play begins when three gods come to earth in search of a good person. The only reasonable candidate is a young prostitute, Shen Te. Shen Te tries her best to live up to the god’s good wishes, but the shop she runs with the gods’ money lures too many over-eager neighbors and lovers. Shen Te invents a ruthless male cousin to fend off the parasites, but is then placed on trial for abducting herself, begging the question: Can one be good and be a good capitalist?
Students in the play are: seniors Nolan Dresden, Amanda MacLeish, Austin Bartsch, Raisa Thornton, Derrick Harper, Emily Mark, David Warren, Brit Borcher; juniors Kacy Schmitt, Adam Terry, Steph Urban, Amanda Davis, Rachel Finch, Joshua Wenzler, Jessica Hadley; sophomores Missy Buser, Robert Koch, Mariana Osorio, Ellie Boucher, Jamie Olah, Amanda Leigh Zeitler, Sarah Finkel, Paul McGuire; freshmen Abby DeSanto
The Good Person of Setzuan is presented by the Viterbo Theatre Department. It will show nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. For more information contact the Box Office at ext. 3100.
Tips on Dining Etiquette
What is the best thing to order on a dinner job interview? What fork should be used for salad or desert? Students can explore dining etiquette, interview attire, and negotiating an offer with guest speakers who will provide etiquette tips while the students enjoy a five-course meal (a $22 value) on Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in the FAC Lobby. The cost of this workshop is $10, but scholarships are available. Students are asked to RSVP by today through the Career Planning and Placement Office at ext. 3827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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