A Newsletter for the Viterbo University Community
Vol. 16, No. 28 April 21, 2003
Thanks Administrative Assistants!
Wednesday is Administrative Assistants’ Day. Don’t forget to thank the following Viterbo administrative assistants for all of their work.
• Peg Beirne
• Ginny Brochhausen
• Dana Burt
• Chris Sanger
• Tammy Edens
• Pam Fuchsteiner
• Barb Fularczyk
• Ann Schmeckpepper
• Carolyn Hanoski
• Sue Hauser
• Linda Hinkley
• Sandy Hotvedt
• Renee Kastenschmidt
• Gretchen Kinney
• Jackie Lee
• Jessica Pintz
• Karen Durnin
• Rosemary Matiak
• Marilyn Richmond
• Vickie Schaefer
• Janice Schmidt
• Barb Schroeder
• Judy Thesing
• Linda Whitehead
Jewish-Catholic Relations Subject of Sunday Talk
A dialogue on Jewish-Catholic relations throughout the centuries will be presented by Fr. Bernard McGarty and Rabbi Simcha Prombaum on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Discussion will include the Holocaust and the landmark turnaround in relations that coincided with Vatican II.
This free presentation, “Judaism and Catholicism: A New Beginning,” which will be held in the Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, will be moderated by Gregory Wegner, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.
McGarty has earned a doctorate in theology and is a visiting professor in ecumenical studies at Viterbo. Prombaum, who is rabbi and cantor of the Sons of Abraham Synagogue, currently teaches Hebrew at UW-L.
“People who have been shocked by the Holocaust and are aware of the history of anti-Semitism will be especially interested in this presentation,” said McGarty. “There has been a remarkable and positive change in Jewish-Catholic relations in recent years,” he added.
Reservations are not required for this talk, which is free and open to the public.
2003-04 Parking Policies Announced
By Todd Ericson, Business Office
The 200203 parking permits will expire on Aug. 14. Parking permits for 200304 may be purchased at the MC Reception Desk from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 4. You may purchase one permit only, and must present your Viterbo ID and provide accurate information on the year, make, and model of the vehicle, color of the vehicle, license plate number, and current local phone number. The price of a parking permit is $20. Employee parking permit holders are permitted to park in parking lots A, B, G, H, or I, but are not guaranteed a parking space. Employees who do not purchase a permit will be required to park on city streets, or be subject to fine.
During the initial weeks of 200304, all or a portion of parking lot I, as well as portions of 9th and Mississippi Streets, may be barricaded and unavailable for parking to accommodate the concluding phases of construction of the Center for Ethics, Science and Technology.
As a parking permit holder, you will be responsible for understanding and adhering to Viterbo’s parking policies. A summary of the parking policies is available at the MC Reception Desk. A complete copy of the parking policies is available at www.viterbo.edu, as well as on reserve in the library.
Art Gallery to Showcase Seniors’ Work
The Viterbo University Art Gallery will be holding a Senior Art Show from Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, May 9, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 23, from 7:309 p.m.
Art selections, which will be chosen several days prior to the opening from submissions of senior students, will feature a full-range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, computer designs, and graphic designs. The reception is free and open to the public.
Join the Fun
The social committee is inviting everyone to the City Brewery Beer Stube on April 25 from 4?. Free beverages for persons with April birthdays.
Mock Trials Come to Campus in 2003
Learn more about the legal system and courtroom procedures, while gaining valuable skills applying the knowledge in real competitive trial settings. Advisors may want to encourage their students to take a closer look at this course in order to further the development of understanding the courtroom atmosphere. To find out more check out one of the information sessions, with Professor Jana Dahmen and local Attorney Dan Skemp, Monday, April 28, from 99:30 a.m., MC 415 or 4:455:15 p.m., MC 414. This course will be offered Mondays 6:308:30 p.m. during the fall semester and enrollment for this two-semester course begins the first week of the fall semester 2003.
Let’s Talk North Korea
What are you doing for lunch on Tuesday? Join MASL student Michael Welch for a Seventh Day talk on “North Korea: The ‘Second’ Second War” at noon in MC 419 C.
Need Info? La Crosse Library Can Help
Get answers to your questions at the La Crosse Public Library reference desk when the Viterbo library is closed or you need other resources. Call the La Crosse library at 789-7122, visit them at any location, email email@example.com, or log on their Web page at http://lacrosselibrary.org. Fax questions to 789-7161.
Buy Your Tickets
• Tickets for the trip to Assisi and Rome are $10 each and will only be sold through May 1. See members of the Mission Effectiveness committee for tickets.
• Raffle tickets for an eight-day, round-trip adventure for two from La Crosse to Portland, Oregon are priced at six for $5 or $1 apiece and may be purchased from any staff employee. The winner will be drawn May 2 at Courtyard Carni.
Friday, April 25: Critically acclaimed author Chris Crutcher will speak at the FAC Recital Hall at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow the presentation. There are no reserved seats. Seats are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, April 26: As part of the St. Rose Lecture Series, the Pastoral Education program at Viterbo will present the Second Biennial Conference on the laity. Speakers are Earl Madary, Sr. Celesta Day, Richard Sage, and members of the program. The program runs 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Call Tom Thibodeau for more information, ext. 3705.
Saturday, April 26: Platinum Edition performs Street Party at the FAC Main Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $7 for students. For information contact the Box Office at ext.3763.
Make Her Day
Please join in the celebration of Sister Bernyne Stark’s Jubilee on Friday, April 25, from 911 a.m. in the MC lobby. Please bring your warm greetings, but Sr. Bernyne asks that you bring no gifts.
Honoring Student Volunteers
By Marilyn Pedretti, Campus Ministry
The eighth annual Volunteer Recognition Night was held on Tuesday, April 15. It was a special way of thanking the student volunteers who help make the Coulee Region a better place to live.
At the event, six students from area high schools and colleges were recognized for their volunteer efforts. Viterbo students honored were: Tim Boehnen, Elizabeth Cline, Arthur Karbowski, Molly Nesbitt, Emily Seberger, and Chrissy Taylor.
Pat Stephens, from Rotary Lights, received the President’s Award for service. Stephens, who helped found Rotary Lights, says there are over 2,300 volunteers who make Rotary Lights possible each year by helping hang the over 900,000 lights, collect food, staff the event, and dismantle the lights. Last year, Rotary Lights collected over 3,000 canned goods for charity each of its 33 nights in operation.
Need Computer Training?
Two computer training courses will be offered this week: Microsoft Word Fundamentals, Thursday, April 24, from 911 a.m. in room MC 304 and Microsoft Excel Fundamentals, Friday, April 25, from 911 a.m. These courses will teach you the basics of using the most common features associated with Office XP. Space is limited. Please contact Jeff Nyseth at ext. 3285 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
By Megan Voeltz ’06
Name: Brian Ernst
Title: Assistant Director
Dept: Physical Plant
Family: Brian is married to Sandy. They have two sons, Austin and Connor, and four cats and two dogs.
Education: He has an associate’s degree in composite technology, occupational proficiency in electronics, and a diploma in industrial automation technology. These degrees are from Minnesota Southeast Technical College.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: Brian enjoys playing golf, hunting, camping, woodworking, and playing darts. He likes to spend time with his family and is planning on furthering his education.
Adventures and Travels: Brian has been to Germany three times and to Mexico, Jamaica, Japan, and Canada. He has been everywhere in the U.S. except California, Alaska, and the Northeastern states. Adventurous, Brian has been whitewater rafting and bungee jumping.
Future Hopes and Plans: He and his wife hope to expand their family and enjoy watching their children grow. They would also like to move closer to La Crosse one day.
Little Known Fact: When Brian was a week old, he received the Catholic Sacrament of Last Rights because he had a hole in his heart.
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 done well. To date, we’ve collected nearly $1,000 to help with medical equipment for the poor of the world. If you still want to contribute, please do so by the end of the week—we will send the monies to World Vision very shortly. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Happy Easter: Easter blessings to you all. Congratulations to Scott Barton who was baptized and received into the Catholic Church in our chapel on Easter Sunday. His fiancé, Melissa Bartell was his godparent/sponsor.
from the library
By Galadriel Chilton
Welcome! The library is pleased to welcome Lori Doney ’03 as a new library employee. Lori began working at the library as a freshman in August 1999 and has worked here since. She will be a part-time information services assistant with Sue Spiker, Gregg Ruston, and Deb Friet. Additionally, Lori will work as a part-time resources assistant with Jonathan Hinck. Lori has always been customer-service oriented and a creative self-starter. She was a library student supervisor when she was a junior and helped train new work-study students to process interlibrary loans, check books in and out, shelve, etc. Lori is an excellent mentor. We look forward to having Lori join the library staff in her new capacities. Please drop in and wish her well.
Extended Hours April 27 through May 8: To help students finish final assignments and study for finals, library hours are extended during this timeframe to:
Sunday, noon2 a.m.
MondayThursday, 7:30 a.m.2 a.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.10 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.10 p.m.
Dare to Be Wise @ Your Library: The spring 2003 issue of the library’s newsletter will circulate the last week of April. Not yet a subscriber? Contact Galadriel Chilton at ext. 3263 or email@example.com.
Viterbo Employees Recognized
Come support your colleagues and enjoy dinner at Viterbo’s annual Employee Recognition Banquet on May 1 at 6:15 in the FAC. Tickets are available in the Business Office for $8. Please make your payment and reservation by Friday, April 25. Plus, join them at the ceremonies for the Rose Awards and Student Triumph Awards Recognition.
• The Student Triumph Awards Recognition is Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre. This event will feature singing and dancing from Viterbo’s Platinum Edition. Refreshments in the lobby will follow.
• The Rose Awards, honoring faculty and employees, will be Thursday, May 1, from 3:304:30 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the Hospitality Suite.
Area Nurses Invited to Celebration
The La Crosse District Nurses Association invites all area nurses to a celebration to commemorate Nurses Week. This special event is Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Viterbo University. The theme for Nurses Week is “Nurses Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives.” The event begins with presentations in BNC 122. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Ron Kind, Mayor of La Crosse John Medinger, and Donna Warnzynski from the Wisconsin Nurses Association. Additional presenters include representatives from Franciscan Skemp, Gundersen Lutheran, Viterbo, Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) and the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association.
The celebration will continue with refreshments, live music, and door prizes in Assisi Courtyard. The Nurses’ Celebration is sponsored by the La Crosse District Nurses’ Association and co-sponsored by Franciscan Skemp, Gundersen Lutheran, Viterbo, and WWTC.
Departures: Thank you and goodbye to the following employees who will leave Viterbo by mid or end of June: David Empey, FAC; Rob Anderson, residence life; Gretchen Kinney, communications & marketing; and Sue Frauenkron, nursing.
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