VU Today Sept. 24

Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday, Sept. 24

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11 a.m.–2 p.m. – Healthy Living Week Stress and Anxiety Management with Aroma Therapy – NRC 103 and NRC 104

Noon – Daily Mass – San Damiano Chapel

6–8 p.m. – Healthy Living Week The Manic Monologues – Fine Arts Center Recital Hall – The Manic Monologues is a play developed by Zack Burton and Elisa Hofmeister in 2019, partly in response to Burton’s diagnosis of bipolar disorder when he was a doctoral student two years before. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in four adults suffer from some form of mental illness, yet it’s difficult for most people to talk openly about their experience for fear of shaming and judgment.

9–10 p.m. – Healthy Living Week Starlight Meditation – Marian Courtyard


Saturday, Sept. 25

8:30 a.m. – Family Days Service Saturday – La Crosse Community

Noon – JV Baseball vs. Western Technical College – Outdoor Athletics Complex

1 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. UW-Stout – Outdoor Athletics Complex

3 p.m. – JV Women’s Soccer vs. UW-Stout – Outdoor Athletics Complex

7:30 p.m. – Out-of-Our-Minds Chamber Music Series – Nola Starling Recital Hall


Sunday, Sept. 26

11 a.m. – Mass – San Damiano Chapel

6 p.m. – Mass – San Damiano Chapel


Coming up:

Students are encouraged to join in the Family Day festivities with their friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 25. A schedule of events can be found here.

Employees and students are invited to the Help Desk Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Murphy Center 301, 2–5 p.m. This is an opportunity to stop by and meet IIT’s newly added Help Desk Technician, Jeff Auxier, and to see the remodeled space. Enjoy snacks, coffee, and a fun game for a chance at a prize.

Students can register today for Healthy Hawks. Healthy Hawks is an 8-week healthy lifestyle choices program beginning Monday, Oct. 4 that offers individualized and group resources for students looking to achieve various health and wellness goals. More information about the program can be found using the link to register. Contact with any questions. Registration closes Monday, Oct. 11. 

Register for the online panel discussion, Latinx Journeys in Higher Education on Thursday, Oct. 7. This panel will share the experiences of several Latinx students and professionals in their higher education journey, and how they navigated both education and the market place across the years. All panelists live and work in the Midwest and work at both Viterbo and UWL. This is an event organized by English and World Languages and Latin American and Latinx minor as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Registration is required.

The recreation department is hosting a bean bag tournament for students on Tuesday, Sept. 28 starting at 7:15 p.m. Register on IMLeagues in teams in teams of two by Sunday, Sept. 26 by 8 p.m.

The recreation department invites students to bowl for free every Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. Visit the department’s website for more information.

All students and employees are invited to the Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30–7:30 p.m. in the NRC Lobby. There will be a both outside the bookstore on campus to purchase tickets from 11–2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, Monday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Sept. 28. For questions email

“Supporting Afghan Evacuees: A Panel Discussion” will run from 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Fine Arts Center FSPA Lobby. The panelists will include Lt. Col. Erik Archer, UW-La Crosse professor of military science; Anthony Chergosky, UWL assistant professor of political science; and Roberto Partarrieu, executive director of Catholic Charities. Admission is free. Face masks are required. 

          The session will also be live streamed. Community members can find the link to the event by going to Western Technical College in Tomah will be hosting a viewing of the live stream in the Community Room, 120 E. Milwaukee St. Seating will be limited to 60 people, and face masks are required. The discussion is sponsored by UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College.

Study abroad applications for spring 2022 are due in one week. Application forms can be found online. Contact Brianna Rice, for more information.



Students interested in participating in a four-week dietetic research study on sodium intake should contact Bria Ferns at 320-493-1562 or for more information. Participants will complete a survey, participate in a free nutrition education session, and meet with dietetic interns over the course of the study via Zoom.

Advancement is offering an hourly paid opportunity for students to join their phonathon efforts this semester between Oct. 5–Nov. 8 from 5–8:30 p.m. Wages begin at $9 per hour. Interested students should contact Kristine Snowdeal at or call 608-796-3067.

Touchstone Magazine is an annual art and literary publication ran by students. Paid positions of art editor, graphic designer, web designer, production assistant, and promotions coordinator are available. All students who are interested in the visual arts are encouraged to apply by Oct. 1. Visit for job descriptions, more information, and to apply. Contact Kira Peters, Touchstone Art Advisor at for more information, questions, or concerns. Past editions of Touchstone Magazine are on view on the FAC third floor.

Book an appointment with Career Services during the month of September to be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Echo Show. Schedule via Starfish for help with resume/cover letter, career counseling, internship, job shadow, grad school apps, mock interview, job search, and more.