Connections
A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 13  No. 9  October 4, 1999
 

FSPAs to be Honored by NSFRE
I wish to take this opportunity to express our congratulations to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for the award they will receive on Nov. 1 from the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives-Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter.

The 1999 President’s Award is justifiably presented to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in recognition of their philanthropic service on this, the 150th anniversary of their founding. Both Franciscan Skemp and Viterbo College remain visible signs of the good works of the sisters throughout the 20th century.

On this 150th anniversary, we as a college community recall with deep appreciation the hundreds of sisters who have dedicated their lives to the students here at Viterbo College. As a college community, we are thankful for the 110 years of sponsorship by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, and we look forward to the continuance of our partnership.

Again, congratulations to the FSPAs on the 150th anniversary of their founding and on their recognition as recipient of the President’s Award by NSFRE.
Our best wishes go to all the Fransiscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
      William J. Medland, Ph.D.
      President
 
FSPA Anniversary Events
This week’s events to celebrate the FSPA anniversary and Viterbo heritage are:
• All week: Art exhibit in Viterbo Library
• Oct. 4  St. Francis Day
     11 a.m.  Mass in St. Rose Convent Chapel
     Noon Lunch in Marian Hall (with ticket)
     2/3 p.m St. Rose Convent Chapel tours
     4 p.m. Prayer Service, College Church
     5 p.m. Blessing of the Animals in Assisi  Courtyard
• Oct. 5     FSPA exhibits in MC lobby
• Oct. 5     FSPA videos, MC 221, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (repeated every half hour)
• Oct. 7     Video: "Brother Sun, Sister Moon," (life of St. Francis), 6 p.m., Student Union
 
D.B. Reinhart Lecture Series Highlights Two Speakers Next Month
• “Virtue in Business:  What is it? Why do we need it?” is the subject of a Monday, Nov. 1 talk by renowned author and lecturer Marianne Jennings. Jennings, an attorney and a legal and ethical studies professor at Arizona State University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. Seating is limited. To reserve your space, call Jackie Lee, ext. 3001.
• Dead Man Walking author and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Sr. Helen Prejean will present “The Death Penalty in America:  A Profound Moral Contradiction,” on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Main Theatre. Her visit will be followed by a book-signing. Tickets are available beginning today for the Viterbo community, and will be offered to the general public beginning Monday, Oct. 11. Pick up your ticket at the Murphy Center reception desk to ensure your seating for this very special presentation.

English Reunion This Weekend
A reunion of English majors will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9 on the college campus. Activities include:
• Friday, Oct. 8:  English Symposium discussion, 3:10 p.m., Robers Conference Room; campus tour, 4:30 p.m.; reunion dinner at Piggy’s Restaurant beginning with cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 9:  English Department barbecue at Lyon Evan’s home, 5:30 p.m.; alumni gathering for "A Flea in Her Ear" performance, 7:30 p.m.
Call Sally Emerson, ext. 3072, for details.

Arts and Entertainment
• “A Flea in Her Ear,” classic French farce by Georges Feydeau, in a new translation set in America in the 1960s. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 8-9, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Tickets $12/$9.
• “Music, Monsters and Munchies,” Halloween Concert. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. The ticket price of $10 includes cabaret seating and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Platinum Edition.
• Voice Masterclass and Recital, featuring guest artists Kendra Colton, soprano, and Laura Ward, pianist, performing 19th and 20th century art music. The masterclass is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Admission is free. The recital is at 7 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. Admission is $5, payable at the door. Both events are open to the public.
• A Faculty Art Show is being held in the college Gallery through Friday, Oct. 22, on the third floor of the FAC. The Gallery is open during regular school hours, or at other times by request. The following faculty’s art is on display: Tom Bartel:  Using figurative ceramic sculpture, Bartel’s work examines the relationship between clothing and growth. Diane Crane:  Watercolors feature close-up views of the natural world, including ponds and gardens. Peter Fletcher:  Using ink drawing and Gouache or acrylic paintings on paper, this work is a set of images done during and after cancer treatment. Fletcher uses a mixture of self-portraits and landscape elements to explore healing. Ed Rushton:  This graphic design work includes typeface design, typographic experiments and work with deconstructed letter forms. Rushton also displays a series of postcard art based on his wife’s recent transplant operation. Lisa Schoenfielder:  This mixed media work used the monotype process accompanied by drawing and painting.

Holiday Planning
Planning ahead for holiday gatherings or travel? Visit the Viterbo Human Resources web site for a listing of upcoming vacation days and holidays. The address is:  http://www.viterbo.edu/aboutvit/admserv/humresrc/page4.html.
 

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