Gary Tyler, who was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 17 and spent 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in San Damiano Chapel at Viterbo University.
Viterbo University announces the creation of the Center for Professional Learning and Development, which will partner with regional businesses to create leadership development programs designed specifically to meet the business’ unique needs. These programs will be facilitated by university faculty and area business executives.
The public is invited to attend the world premiere of the documentary film Decoding the Driftless at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

VU Today

Thursday, Feb. 12


11 a.m.–2 p.m. Social Work Club Chili Sale – School of Nursing Building Lobby. Come get a hot bowl of chili, beverage, and a side for lunch. Regular, vegetarian, and gluten free chili will be available.


Noon Resume Development Presentation – Murphy Center 378


12:15 p.m. Mass – San Damiano Chapel


12:30–3:30 p.m. Looking to change the world? Catholic Relief Services University is providing the opportunity to fight world hunger during Lent. Visit the Student Union for more information.


2 p.m. Strategic Marking Techniques in Reading – Murphy Center 332


Viterbo will host the Health Science Scholarship Competition Friday, Feb. 13 in the Reinhart Center. There will be 24 competitors taking part in the event, which will run from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The winner of this competition will receive a full-tuition scholarship.  


Employees: Register for the Homecoming Office Decorating Contest. Winning office members will receive a free drink at Einstein’s, courtesy of Campus Activities. Email Kasie Von Haden to sign your office up no later than Friday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. 


Sign up in the Office of Residence Life to go roller skating with Student Activities Board on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The event is free, but is limited to 50 students.


SGA Courtyard Carni T-shirt Contest: Enter a creative design on a 8.5 inch by 11 inch blank sheet of paper to put on a t-shirt that’s related to the carnival. Entries are due Feb. 20. Email or drop off in box located on Student Union desk. The winner receives a $100 visa card.


Interested in Psychology? Come to the Psychology Department Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 12–1 p.m. in Murphy Center 474. Learn more about the psychology and substance abuse counseling majors and minors, mingle with faculty and other students, eat snacks, and enter a raffle for a chance to win prizes.


The Viterbo Student Dietetics Association will hos Sue Zbornick, a 1983 Viterbo Dietetics graduate, who is currently a practicing accredited nutritionist working and living in Sydney, Australia. She will be speaking about her experiences treating eating disorders and obesity as well as her book, “Find Your Happetite.” It is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the School of Nursing Buidling room 195. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Gluten-Free Interactive Cooking Classes: Viterbo nutrition/dietetic students and interns will be conducting interactive cooking classes to inform those with Celiac disease, wheat allergy, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity on healthy, delicious food alternatives and how to prepare them. There are four sessions for community members to participate in for a fee of $10 each session. Wednesday, March 18, 12:30–2:30 p.m. and 5–7 p.m.; Thursday, March 19 from 12:30–2:30 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. Email Virginia Horth at by Feb. 23.


Thank a Nun in Honor of National Catholic Sisters Week: Did a Catholic Sister help you in your life? Thank her by submitting a photo, video or note that tells her how she made a difference in your life. Email it to and they’ll share it online and in print during National Catholic Sisters Week Sunday, March 8–Saturday, March 14.


Film screening: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Join Final Edit and the Philosophy club in Murphy Center 432 on Friday, Feb. 13. The film starts at 6 p.m.


Undergraduate summer housing  information is now available at  and the reservation form here: Priority will be given to reservations made by April 27, 2015. Contact Crystal Lillge in the Office of Residence Life at or 608-796-3843 with any questions.

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