Connections
A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 13  No. 15  November 29, 1999
 

Students of the Month
Congratulations to recently named Students of the Month for September and October.
For September:  Karen LaMotte, senior psychology major; Jess Luebker, junior elementary education major; Jen Topel, junior nursing major.
For October:  Craig Davis, senior management major; Kim Johnson, senior ministry major; Nick Johnson, sophomore music education major; and Joe Pickar, senior chemistry major.
 
Plan for AAW Now
Alcohol Awareness Week is scheduled for Apr. 10-14. Campus clubs and organizations will soon receive materials inviting them to develop and conduct an educational program, awareness campaign, or alternate activity for the week. Last year, 13 groups were involved in delivering campus programs. Connect is hoping to involve even more groups during the upcoming week. Call Anne Ellefson, ext. 3807, or Student Chairperson LeeAnn Bock, ext. 3450, if you have questions or ideas about how to involve your department, organization, or club.

"Diversity Days" Offers Classroom Tie-in's
With the theme "Multiple Faces of Evil: Our Human Response," the annual Diversity Days symposium will be held Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.
The following speakers can be requested through Global Education by calling  S. Anita Beskar at ext. 3171. The speakers are:

• Monday, Jan. 31 or Tuesday, Feb. 1:  Kathy Kelly—co-director of Voices in the Wilderness, a group aimed at ending sanctions against Iraq.
• Wednesday, Feb. 2:  U Sam Oeur—a Cambodian poet and a survivor of the genocide and "ethnic cleansing" of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia; and James Lawrence—a retired Viterbo history professor who will discuss the book "Hitler’s Willing Executioners."
• Thursday, Feb. 3:  S. Margaret Klotz—is a member of the Department of Religious Studies at Cardinal Stritch University. Her work focuses on the peacemaking values of St. Francis of Assisi; and Paula Friedman—a member of the Department of English at Cardinal Stritch University, she discusses anti-Semitism and questions about the nature of human behavior and evil through fiction, memoirs, and film.
Videos are also available:
• "Bill Moyers’ Facing Evil" and "Eli Wiesel’s Facing Hate" through  Religious Studies. Contact Tom Thibodeau at ext. 3705.
• "It’s Elementary—Gay and Lesbian Issues" available through Counseling Services. Call Leslie Stugelmayer at ext. 3808.
Also, Touchstone is extending its submission deadline to Monday, Feb. 7 so alumni, students, and other members of the Viterbo community can share their reactions and thoughts through poetry and prose. Entries can be submitted to Richard Ruppel in the English Department through campus mail or by email at rjruppel.

Dairy Days Promise to be "Moo-velous"
“Got milk?” On Dec. 1-6, the Viterbo Dietetics Department will host “Dairy Days” and bring new meaning to this well-known phrase.
Dairy Days is a celebration of one of Wisconsin’s chief products. This celebration has been spreading across schools and campuses. Dairy Days will come right before finals in order to provide a relaxing and nutritious study break.
Most of the events of Viterbo’s Dairy Days will take place in the Marian Hall dining room during lunch or dinner hours Wednesday through Monday. A week-long dairy theme decorating contest will be held for all floors in Marian Halls North and South. The judging will take place Sunday, Dec. 5, with winners announced Monday at the closing Dairy Days dinner. The winning floor will receive a root beer “kegger” party.
This Wednesday, Dairy Days kicks off at dinner with a free sampling of new, canned coffee drinks soon to be offered at Viterbo. Other activities during the week include dairy quizzes with prizes for winners, and a timed milk carton stacking contest, a milk moustache contest featuring some of Viterbo’s own “celebrities.” At the closing dinner on Monday, Dec. 6, students will participate in ice cream taste-testing and a game of “pin the moustache on the celebrity.”
Watch for the “Got Milk?” signs next week and help Viterbo celebrate its first Dairy Days. It promises to be a “moo-velous” time for one and all.

Art Department Co-Hosts Conference
On Friday, Oct. 29, the Viterbo Art Department co-hosted, with the UW-L Art Department, the Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Mini-Conference. The conference was attended by art educators and administrators from western Wisconsin. Lisa Schoenfielder was one of the principal organizers. Lisa also presented a workshop on printmaking, Ed Rushton presented a workshop entitled "Photoshop?Computer Image Creation," Joe Beck (part-time Viterbo instructor and Viterbo art education recent graduate) presented a workshop on matting and framing artwork, and Peter Fletcher gave the slide lecture titled "What is Reality??A Multicultural Approach."

Arts and Entertainment
• Senior Art Exhibit featuring works by art education majors Rebecca Kirchman and Katie Kurisch, Dec. 1-15, Viterbo College Art Department Gallery on the third floor of the FAC. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 7:30-9 p.m. The Gallery is open during regular school hours or other times by request.
• “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act operetta, Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office at ext. 3100 for ticket information.
• “The Nutcracker Ballet,” presented by the La Crosse Dance Center, Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office, ext. 3100, for ticket information.
• “1776,” Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office, ext. 3100, for ticket information.

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