Connections
A Newsletter for theViterbo College Community
Vol. 13  No. 5  September 6, 1999
 

Welcome Back, Students and Staff!
A hearty welcome to all students, faculty, staff and administrators on behalf of the Student Development Staff! It is always hard to believe that the summer break is over and we are back into another academic year. For most of us in the area of Student Development, the summer break meant only that there were no undergraduate students here. Otherwise, we were busy accommodating approximately 500 graduate students, 30 visitors from Bavaria, Germany, about 150 FSPAs during their Sesquicentennial celebration, and other guests.
 In addition, a few changes occurred. Alumnus Rob Anderson (‘96) joined us as the Marian Hall Complex Director and a member of the Residence Life team. Barry Fried took over the helm as the Athletics Director, and then took on the task of hiring new coaches and a Sports Information Director. The new coaches are alumnus Wayne Wagner for Men’s Basketball, Michael Rahn for Men’s Soccer, and Dave Waraxa for Women’s Volleyball. We also made a change in the position of Director of Intramural/Recreational Sports. Taking over that position is Michael Rahn. Luis Holguin takes on a different position with Concessions and Game Management. Recently, we hired Ken Brekke part-time to serve as Sports Information Director, so we look for good coverage of our student-athletes’ efforts in the Tribune in the near future.
 Some other changes occurred in addition to new personnel. New living room and dining room furniture was purchased for McDonald Terrace; we continued to phase-in some new dorm room furniture in the residence halls; there is a new ping-pong/pool table in the Student Union thanks to the generosity of a member of our Board of Advisors; the Student Government Association office has moved but is still within the Student Union; a new Scan Plus system for Food Service was installed; and the SGA-sponsored volleyball and basketball courts were completed on 8th Street.
While all of the changes kept us busy over the summer months, we are all ready and willing to serve the campus community as best as we know how. You can count on us to make your extra-curricular life exciting, fulfilling and challenging! Just give us a call or drop into our offices. We are a bit scattered around campus, but you can find us in the Student Development Center ?  SDC (next to the campus church), in the SAC, or in the Marian Hall South Annex. Stop on by, and say, “Hi!”

Something's Brewing
The Connect Club will be offering an outdoor coffeehouse on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Connect members will be brewing cappuccino, mixing iced coffees, and serving tea from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the new Viterbo Courtyard. Proceeds from the coffeehouse sales will be used to support alcohol and drug prevention efforts on campus throughout the year. Plan to visit, enjoy a beverage, and support Connect.

Goals 2000 Renewed
The School of Education has announced that the Goals 2000 Grant has been renewed at the level of $17,500 for the 1999-2000 academic year. This brings the funding total to $82,500 for the four-year award period. The Goals 2000 Grant funds a collaborative project which links two local elementary schools, Franklin and Hamilton, to the Viterbo College Teacher Education Program. The project focuses on teaching episode exchanges between elementary school teachers and college faculty, after-school tutoring, and parent involvement projects.

Viterbo People
Lyon Evans, English, was a grader for the Advanced Placement Composition and Literature Exam in Daytona Beach, Florida (June 9-16). He also presented a paper on Billy Budd at the “Melville and the Sea” Conference, held at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut (June 17-19).
Carol Rhodes, Music, performed as staff accompanist at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. This was her second year in residence at the 6-week camp, which emphasizes performance and teaching with a strong international program led and draws faculty from all over the world. She performed in recitals, accompanied concerto competitions for college students, and played in a variety of other settings. Carol reflected, “It was an opportunity to live for six weeks in a rustic setting and to work with excellent musicians and artists and absorb all that the rich cultural environment provides.”

Kudos to...
...senior dietetic students Stephanie Hutmacher, Jen David, Andrea Erickson, Leslie Giambalvo, and Amy Vinsand, whose articles were published in the Copps Food newspaper inserts distributed throughout the state this past summer. The project was part of the Nutrition 371 course, where students learn to write for the public.

Arts and Entertainment
• Don’t miss jazz by the Billy Taylor Trio on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. This performance opens the 1999-2000 Bright Star Season in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center. Call the Box Office at 796-3100 for ticket information and availability.
• Jerry Benser, Music Department, will perform the “Love Duet” from Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” with colleagues Diane Foust, soprano, and Karla Wakeen, pianist, at the Save Our Steinways (S.O.S.) Progressive Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 11. For more information about the event, contact Deb Stover at 796-3077.
• Volunteer student and staff ushers are needed for the Bright Star Season of performances. Ushers commit to a minimum of six performances throughout the school year. If you are interested in ushering, please pick up an introductory letter and performance sign-up sheet in the FAC Office. Return your form to the FAC Office by Monday, Sept. 13. Thank you.
• “Form Follows Content,” an invitational show featuring the work of five graphic designers, runs through Friday, Sept. 24. Visit the gallery on the third floor of the FAC between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
• Congratulations to the cast and crew and director Janet McLean on last week’s successful production of “Waiting for Godot.” Good show!

Stewards of the Earth
Last semester Environmental Studies 400 conducted a campus-wide survey of paper use and studied the impact of our habits. As part of an ongoing effort to encourage people to become better stewards of the earth’s resources, the following tips have been provided by students Danielle DeJardin, Holly Steuck and Adam Fetting, who were participants in the original project:

When copying:
 • use double-sided copies
 • use once-used paper
 • use recycled paper

When printing documents and internet information:
 • use print preview and check for aesthetics and errors
 • select only relevant information to be printed

In Appreciation
Thank you to all of the Viterbo College departments and individuals that helped us with our first chicken-que. It was a great success, raising $1,300 for the Sr. Celestine Cepress Endowed Alumni Children’s Scholarship. It also was a great opportunity for us to meet many of the college community and  new students and parents. We greatly appreciate your cooperation, assistance, and support.
 

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