Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Cultural Diversity Symposium

Symposium is open to the Viterbo community. At 8:20 a.m., there will be a documentary showing of  Clinica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, followed by a discussion led by Sandy Brekke, RN, and Michelle Pinzl, World Languages and Cultures faculty member. From 10:45 a.m.-noon is keynote speaker Cella Janisch-Hartline, RN, BSN, PCC Certified Professional Coach and nursing leadership senior manager for Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.

"The Happy City" presented by author Charles Montgomery

Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author, urbanist, and leader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. He is the author of Happy City. Montgomery’s writings on urban planning, psychology, culture, and history have appeared in magazines and journals on three continents. He has received numerous awards. This lecture is part of the Annual Ethics Conference, titled "The Ethical City."

Magda Herzberger, Author, Poet, and Holocaust Survivor

Magda Mozes Herzberger was born in Cluj, Romania. The Mozes family, along with thousands of other Jews, was forced into the Cluj Ghetto which was liquidated only a month later. Magda and her family were sent to Auschwitz, where most of them perished.Magda has spoken extensively about her experiences. She has published two memoirs - Eyewitness to Holocaust and Survival - and several volumes of poetry and fiction. This lecture is part of the 2019 Teaching the Holocaust Workshop.

Thomas Mangelsen, Renowned Nature Photographer

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for nearly 40 years observing and photographing the earth’s last great wild places. Mangelsen has received numerous honors including being named Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, among others. The entire Mangelsen portfolio can be viewed online at This lecture is part of the Annual Leopold Day Celebration.

"What does it mean to be an American?" Presented by David Dennis Sr.

This lecture is part of the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Dave Dennis is an activist and author. Dave has been interviewed and recorded in numerous documents, articles, books, newspapers, magazines, and documentaries over the years. He has also received many awards and recognitions. He is active with two organizations—the Southern Initiative Algebra Project and Dave Dennis Connections.

"Resilient Living" Presented by Amit Sood, M.D.

Amit Sood, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinc and directs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative. He is also the creator of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Resilient Mind program and the author of multiple books. Free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the Annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is part of the 2018 Fall Lecture series sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. For more information, visit

Rachel Lloyd, Author of "Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale"

Rachel Lloyd is the founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). She is an advocate of the New York state's Safe Harbour for Sexually Exploited Children Act. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale. Free and open to the public. This Fall Lecture series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University. For more information, visit


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