VU Today Sept. 2

Tuesday, Sept. 2


11 a.m. How to be a Great Math Student – School of Nursing Building 285


Noon Strategic Studying in A&P – Murphy Center 432


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


3:30 p.m. College Survival Skills – Murphy Center 332


6 p.m. Intramural Free Agent Meeting at the Mathy Center. Anyone interested in participating in intramurals, but does not have a team yet, should attend this meeting to learn more.


5–7 p.m. Intramural Registration Help Station in the Mathy Center. Learn about intramural leagues, receive help with registration, or pay your team deposit.


The Mathy Center begins regular academic hours.


Regular Group Fitness classes begin this week at the Mathy Center.


An exhibit of artwork by Jason Skoog, library, will open the 2014–15 season of the Viterbo University Gallery with a reception from 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. “Bows and Arrows” will feature mixed media works on paper using a variety of materials such as ink, colored pencil, acrylic, gouache, and charcoal; digital prints; and small horse drawings inspired by his rural Minnesota home.


Students, are you interested in traveling the world and getting Viterbo credit for doing so? Attend the Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby. Program leaders will be at the event to discuss opportunities for students to study abroad. Contact Taylor Lewis at for more details.


Student Activities Board will hold an Ice Cream Social and meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in School of Nursing Building 195.


The Viterbo community is invited to attend the Student Development Center Open House Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 3–5 p.m. Meet and greet staff from campus safety, counseling services, health services, and the vice president of student development, enjoy some refreshments, and tour the building. New students and employees in attendance are eligible from door prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Employees: Is your child a senior in high school? Are you interested in the tuition exchange program and unsure how to navigate the process? Join your fellow colleagues for an information session on the tuition exchange program for full-time Viterbo employees in the School of Nursing Building 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m.


Viterbo has established a Mother’s Room for the purpose of providing breastfeeding mothers with a private place. The Mother’s Room is available to both employees and students and is now located in Murphy Center Room 581.


August and September are typically the worst months of the year for serious campus-related housing fires. In a nationwide effort to raise fire and safety awareness on campuses September has been designated Campus Fire Safety Month. Viterbo’s Campus Safety Department will be sending out fire safety tips throughout this month in support of the nationwide campaign.


Hiring news from Sonya Ganther, HR:


Kasie Von Haden joins Viterbo today as  the Director of Campus Activities and Orientation. Kasie is an alumna of Viterbo and most recently earned a master’s degree in higher education/student affairs from Iowa State University. Kasie was a graduate assistant with Iowa State University working with their orientation program. Kasie can be reached at


The Admission department has three new Admission Counselors joining Viterbo. Myriah Borofka begins today. Myriah worked at UW-Stout as an admission counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Myriah can be reached at mmborofka@viterbo.eduBen Sturomski and Alexa Ferro will join Viterbo Sept. 8. Ben Sturomski was previously a student-athlete academic coordinator at Northern Illinois University. Ben has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Ben can be reached Alexa Ferro had previously worked in the office of international education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Alexa has a bachelor’s degree in spanish and Latin American studies. Alexa can be reached at


Two hundred volunteers are needed for the Color Run in Riverside Park Saturday, Sept. 13: Contact Christina Knudsen, the Children's Museum of La Crosse’s Project Director, at or at (608) 784-2652 ASAP to register.