Viterbo University is closed today. All classes are cancelled and only essential personnel are required to report to work.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
7:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service with Imposition of Ashes – San Damiano Chapel
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Viterbo Dance Marathon Club Carnation Sale – School of Nursing Building Lobby. Carnations will be sold for $2 and proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
12:15 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass – San Damiano Chapel (12:20 p.m. classes are canceled)
1–3 p.m. Employee Campaign Hot Chocolate Social – Murphy Center Lobby. A drawing will take place at 2:45 p.m. for various prizes. You do not have to be present to win.
2–4 p.m. Enjoy Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Student Union Lobby. A heart healthy alternative to Valentine’s Day candy. Sponsored by Rec Sports for Heart Health Week.
5:15 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass – San Damiano Chapel
9 p.m. Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel
Congratulations to Caitlin Locy, admissions, the winner of the Honors Program Chili Cook-off yesterday. The winning chili was number 9. The event raised $230 and more than 50 pounds of food, which will be donated to the local food insecurity prevention organization of the winner’s choice.
The Celebrate Diversity and Spread Love campaign begins today. Pick up a heart from various locations across campus to spread love, or if you have done a random act of kindness pick up a heart for yourself.
The sign up for Feb. 24 Service Saturday is live. Click here to access the form directly or visit the website at www.viterbo.edu/servicesaturdays. Service locations include Wafer Food Pantry, Children’s Museum, La Crosse City Forestry, and Hamilton Elementary. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. Contact Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Will Hsu of Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc. will present “From Farming to Global Business: The Power of E-Commerce” from 3–4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 in Reinhart Center 127. Prizes and free samples. This event is hosted by Viterbo's International Business Club.
The Diversity and Inclusion Center will have Tic-tac-toe boards available for play in Murphy Center 579, in celebration of the Humanities Symposium topic of creativity and imagination. The origins of the game date back to the Roman empire around the first century BC.
The next Identities Project event, Music and Art as Protest, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. This discussion will explore what protest and dissent are, ways music and art have been used as protest, and ways we experience protest in our everyday lives. Students who attend the discussion can sign up for a free Music for Protest concert ticket here at https://viterbo.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JO8sjmSnUq9JfT
Auditions for Theatrics, a new one-act play will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:45 p.m in Fine Arts Center 204. All students are welcome to audition. Bring a list of any conflicts. The performance will be April 14 at 2 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the play, email Ammie Jergenson email@example.com.
Humanities Symposium on Creativity and Imagination: Celebrating Play in a Risk-Averse World Feb. 15. 9:45 a.m. in the FAC Main Theatre Keynote Address by Courtney Goto; 10:40 a.m. in the FAC Main Theatre Student Activity on Artificial Intelligence; 11 a.m. (location TBA) Faculty break-out sessions on “Playing in the Professions,” 11:50 a.m. in the FAC lobby Student Activity “Who is the Artificial Intelligence?” 2 p.m. in the FAC lobby Student-faculty panel on “The Role of Play in our Lives.” Light refreshments and snacks will be available for the 11:50 a.m. activity and 2 p.m. panel.