A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 13  No. 29  April 10, 2000

Series Guests Address Ethics in Business, Health Care
    With more than 80 years of combined expertise in the field of business and health care ethics, Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., D.B.A. and William J. Byron, S.J., Ph.D., are the final featured speakers in the 1999-00 D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series.
    Fr. Baumhart will present “Ethics in Business and Society” tonight. Fr. Byron will discuss “Old Ethical Principles in the New Corporate Culture” this Wednesday. The talks, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7:30 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall. Reservations are not required.
    Fr. Baumhart is author of An Honest Profit:  What Businessmen Say About Ethics in Business, and co-author of Cases in Business Ethics.
    Fr. Byron’s writings include Finding Work Without Losing Heart, Quadrangle Considerations, Answers from Within:  Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life, and The Causes of World Hunger.

Entertain Ideas at Awareness Events
    It’s Alcohol Awareness Week, a week of activities aimed at increasing awareness of alcohol issues affecting colleges and promoting low-risk alcohol choices. The week, which is sponsored by the Connect Club, reflects collaboration among a number of campus groups. There is likely to be something for everyone, so please review the schedule and plan to attend a couple of events to support the cause and the student groups who volunteered their time and talents to participate in the week. Student clubs and organizations sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week events are:  Connect Club, Education Club, Psychology Club, Student Development Center, the RA Staff, RSB, Criminal Justice/Sociology Club, Sigma Pi Delta, students in Nursing 280, and Global Rhythms.
    For a complete listing of specific times, dates, locations, and sponsors of individual events, please look for Alcohol Awareness Week materials posted on campus.
Sunday, April 9:
• Window Decorating and BYOB­Bring Your Own Banana­for a free sundae, 8 p.m. in the Union. $50 prize for best window decoration.
Monday, April 10:
• Alcohol Wizard will be canvassing campus and giving prizes to students correctly answering factual questions about alcohol.
• Conversation with the Bottle, presentation in the Union at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11:
• Ultimate Party of the Millennium, 8-9 p.m. in the SDC.
Wednesday, April 12:
• Buy a Brat and Get A Beer?a Rootbeer, that is! Lunch time in the Courtyard behind MC.
• Fatal Vision Drinking/Driving Awareness Activity, 1-4 p.m., Winnebago Street between SAC and Rose.
Thursday, April 13:
• Mocktail Competition (Sign up at the Union Desk.)
• Krazy Keg Party (Courtyard area behind Student Union)
• Music, karaoke, rootbeer keg and party games (basement of Rose Terrace)
Friday, April 14:
• Lock-in All-night Party
All Week:
• The Wall. Remember someone affected negatively by alcohol by placing his/her name and story on one of the "bricks" on this special wall in the Union.
• Random Acts of Kindness. Nominate someone whose act of kindness helps create a climate for prevention at Viterbo.
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Display (Library)
• Alcohol and Health Displays (BNC, MC, Library, Union)
• Alcohol Awareness Table Tents (MH Dining Hall)

Viterbo Brick Road Campaign Update
    The third week of the "Viterbo Brick Road" campaign has come and gone ? and 115 bricks have been purchased. If you haven’t already reserved your brick, there’s still time.
    The "Viterbo Brick Road" campaign not only offers a unique opportunity to help beautify and unify our campus, but also a chance to leave a personal imprint on V-Hawk Court.
    For additional information or order forms, contact the Institutional Advancement office or call ext. 3070.
    Your support is greatly appreciated.

Campus Ministry
Lent/Holy Week/Easter:  Please note the following schedule of liturgical celebrations at the Campus Church:
• Sunday, April 16
Passion (Palm) Sunday?Mass and Distribution of Palms, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Monday, April 17
Penance Service, Sacrament of Reconciliation, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, April 20
Holy Thursday, Celebration of the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m.
• Friday, April 21
Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 3 p.m.
• Sunday, April 23
Easter, Celebration of the Lord's Resurrection, 11 a.m.
• Monday, April 24
Easter Monday, Mass at noon.
• Retreats at St. Anthony Retreat Center, Marathon, Wis.:  Retreat For Women, April 14-16; Holy Week Retreat, April 20-23; Retreat For Divorced and Separated, April 28-30; Retreat For Widows, April 28-30. For more information on any of these retreats, contact Fr. Tom O’Neill.
• May they rest in peace:  the grandmother of Barry Fried and the father of Charity Wagner.
• The Mission Effectiveness Committee is planning the Day at the Lake for August 2000 and welcomes any input you might have about content or format for the day. Please pass along your comments and suggestions to Ron Amel, Sr. Kathleen Kenkel, Ginny Brochhausen, Tom Thibodeau, Deane Hatteberg, Christina Kress, Wayne Wojciechowski, or Fr. Tom O’Neill.

Nurse Recruiters Visit Viterbo
    Nationally there is a shortage of 300,000 nurses. While that shortage hasn’t dramatically affected the health care situation in La Crosse, it has meant more and more healthcare systems are visiting La Crosse and directly recruiting on campus.
    Last Friday, recruiters from four hospitals visited Viterbo to recruit nursing students who will soon graduate. Representatives from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Abbott-Northwestern from the Twin Cities, and Aurora Health Systems from Milwaukee, along with Gundersen Lutheran from La Crosse visited with students seeking jobs in nursing.
    "The nursing shortage is looming," said Wendy Wegner, assistant nursing professor at Viterbo. "Though it hasn’t hit La Crosse yet, it has hit Milwaukee and other areas of our state. And many of those areas are directly recruiting our graduates, often visiting our site several times each semester."
    For more information, contact Wegner at ext. 3685 or email her at wmwegner.

V-Hawk Sports Update
    The first Bluffside Invitational, a two-day, five-team softball tournament, will begin on Saturday, April 15. Viterbo College and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are co-hosts of the tournament, which will be played on the fields at both colleges. The two host schools will be joined in the tournament by women's fast-pitch softball teams from Wartburg College of Waverly, Iowa, Clarke College of Dubuque, Iowa, and St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minn.
    Organizers of the tournament are hoping it will become an annual affair, according to Chris Helixon, head coach of Viterbo softball.
    The V-Hawks will begin play at 11 a.m. on Saturday against UWL at the  ‘cross-town rival's field. Viterbo's second game on Saturday will begin at 3 p.m. against Wartburg at the Outdoor Athletic Complex along Hwy. 16.
    The V-Hawks also will play at home on Sunday at noon against St. Olaf and at 2 p.m. against Clarke. The tournament matches will be the last home games for the V-Hawks until regular season-ending doubleheaders on Thursday, April 27, against Mount Mercy, and Saturday, April 29, against Martin Luther College of New Ulm, Minn.

Survivor's Holocaust Story Leaves Audience Tearful, Inspired
    When Alicia Appleman-Jurman arrived at Viterbo Instructor Kate Rutherford’s house last Friday, she took one look around the pretty country setting and said, "This would be a good place to hide."
    Such is the life of a survivor no matter how many years separate them from their experiences. The fear doesn’t go away and reflex actions become a part of who you are, explained Appleman-Jurman to one young guest at her presentation last Tuesday.
    More than 1000 people turned out to hear Appleman-Jurman’s story, including a dozen area grade, middle, and high schools from as far as Elgin, Minn. and La Farge to as near as a few blocks away (Aquinas Middle School and Central High School).
    The audience was left saddened as Appleman-Jurman spoke of the nightmare that she lived during the Holocaust of World War II, including the witness she bore to the deaths of her siblings, parents, and friends. She inspired the audience with her strength and courage as she described how she continued living and assisting others so that she could bear witness to the horror of that time in history to ensure it remains in people’s minds so it won’t happen again.
    She encouraged the audience to read the experiences of others who experienced the Holocaust like Elie Wiesel or Anne Frank. "In these books, you’ll find the legacy of my generation, the legacy of love and believing in God, and a legacy of heroism by young people," she said.
    And Appleman-Jurman left the audience with a final message: "You must make this pledge: ‘I am my brother’s keeper’…You must not let hatred live in your schools, in your cities, in your countries, because hatred is a disease…Do not hate. Hate is a strong emotion and it destroys."

New Chapter of International Honor Society of Nursing to Hold Chartering Ceremony
    Viterbo’s Honor Society of Nursing   will be chartered as an official chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing on Tuesday, April 18.
    Dr. Melanie Dreher, past president of STTI and dean and professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, will conduct the chartering ceremony at 6 p.m. in the FAC Recital Hall following a 5 p.m. reception in the FAC Lobby.
    Approval for the chapter was granted at the STTI biennial convention in November 1999 in San Diego, Calif.
    Officers who will be installed during the ceremony include:  Mary Christianson, President; Lisa Lock, President-Elect; Stephanie Genz, Vice President; Carol Oldenburg, Secretary; Teri Kunavich, Treasurer; Delayne Vogel, Faculty Counselor; and Pat Wessels, Faculty Counselor. More than 140 STTI members will be inducted as well.
    Membership in STTI is by invitation and is extended to undergraduate and graduate nursing students, faculty, and professional nurses who have demonstrated superior scholastic, leadership, and nursing achievements.
    STTI has more than 260,000 members in 383 chapters in colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Canada, Korea, Taiwan, and Australia. The organization encourages and sponsors research, promotes the development of nursing leadership, and supports the development of nursing scholars.
    For information on membership in STTI, contact Delayne Vogel, ext. 3692.
    For information about the chartering ceremony, call Carol Strigun, ext. 3670.

Join "Earth Mama" in Celebrating Earth Day
    In celebration of Earth Day, Joyce Johnson Rouse?singer, songwriter, actor, activist, and entertainer?will present a free concert this Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Franciscan Skemp Healthcare’s Marycrest Auditorium.
    Johnson Rouse performs as “Earth Mama,” who empowers her audiences to positive action as stewards of the environment. Her presentation not only provides humor and music, but practical ideas and motivation for making the planet a safer, more beautiful place.
    The “Earth Mama” concert is free and open to the public. Johnson Rouse’s appearance is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Residence Life Announces Summer Staff
    The Residence Life staff congratulates those students selected to hold the position of Resident Assistant this summer. These students will monitor the residence hall facilities, operate the Student Union desk, and assist with summer conferences and graduate housing.
    The following students have been accepted as RAs for this summer:  LeeAnn Bock, Marian Hall North; Herb Peterson, Marian Hall South; Ritika Patel, McDonald Terrace; Sabrina Kent, Rose Terrace; Rachel Glenna, Treacy House; Jessica Luebker, houses.

Personnel Handbook Correction
    An error has been identified on page 330 of the most recent Personnel Policies and Regulations Handbook. According to the handbook, in addition to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Director of Human Resources, membership of the Human Resources Committee is comprised of "...two elected representatives each from the faculty, administrative, and staff assemblies." That wording should be: "...two elected representatives from the faculty, and one each from the administrative and staff assemblies." This error will be corrected in the next revision of the handbook.

Diversity Days Planning Meeting
    Please bring your ideas and suggestions for Diversity Days 2001 to a lunchtime planning meeting on Friday, April 14 at noon in MC 402A. An initial idea for content focus is centered on the topic of athletics. We welcome other ideas, resource personnel possibilities, and creative approaches to total college integration. Humanities grant applications need early decisions to facilititate the process. Please join us.

Thermometer Sale
    The Student Dietetic Association’s food thermometer sale continues throughout the month of April. Stay healthy this summer by taking appropriate precautions when serving food in warm weather.
    Each thermometer is $6 and comes with an instruction card. Order forms may be dropped off at the MC reception desk, the BNC office, or the Student Union desk.

"Life Skills" Speakers on Campus
     Guest speakers visiting the Economics 400 class will offer the following presentations for the general public:
• “Using a Stockbroker,” presented by Tom Monson, U.S. Bank, Monday, April 10, 12:10-1 p.m., MC 501. Learn the advantages of using a brokerage firm, including on-line trading.
• “Personal Health Care,” presented by Scott Blanke, M.D., Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Friday, April 14, 12:10-1 p.m., MC 501. Learn when to use the emergency room or the walk-in clinic, and when to stay home.

Deadline Change
    Due to Easter Break, the deadline for the April 24 issue of Connections has been moved up to Wednesday, April 19 at noon.
Please keep this adjustment in mind as you plan to publicize your campus news and activities.
    Submissions for Connections may be emailed to Connections@ or sent through campus mail to MC 228.

Students Inspired by Taize Trip
    Viterbo students recently participated in a week-long pilgrimage to Taize, France, birthplace of Taize Prayer. The pilgrimage, which involved more than 300 hundred students from dozens of countries, was coordinated by the United Congregational Church of Wisconsin.
    The Viterbo students who participated in their recent pilgrimage to Taize, France thank all faculty, staff, and friends who helped sponsor them.
“It is an experience we will carry into our ministries,” said Dana Pukrop.

Arts & Entertainment
• Four-Hand Frenzy, a noon concert of piano four-hand music presented by students of Timothy Schorr, Tuesday, FAC Recital Hall. Admission is free.
• Senior Graphic Design exhibit, through April 12 in the Viterbo Art Department Gallery. The gallery is open during regular school hours or at other times by request.
• Iolanthe, a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan and presented by the Viterbo College Theatre Arts and Music departments, Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office, ext. 3100, for ticket information.
• “The Jewish Wife,” Bertolt Brecht’s famous one act play about a marriage around 1934 between a Catholic doctor and a Jewish woman in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, April 17, 7 p.m., La Croix Black Box Theatre, FAC. The play precedes a lecture by Fr. Bernard McGarty, visiting scholar in ecumenial studies, about the history of Jewish and Catholic relations. The performance and lecture are free and open to the public.
• Lorie Line and Her Pop Chamber Orchestra, Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. Call the Box Office, ext. 3100, for ticket information.
• Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson, internationally acclaimed virtuosos team together to form a remarkable piano trio for this final event of the 1999-00 Viterbo College Bright Star Series, Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. This performance is sponsored by James G. Birnbaum and Ross A. Seymour, Attorneys-at-Law. This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Kudos to...
 ...Lisa Schoenfielder, art, who gave Pump House Regional Arts Center members a guided tour of the "150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking" exhibit at the center on April 6.
...Scott Johns (Admission Office) and Deb Randall Anderson (ADVANCE), for presenting information about the new Bachelor of Integrated Studies at the High School Guidance Counselor Workshop held at WWTC on March 31.
...Institutional Advancement and School of Fine Arts staff who collaborated on a grant proposal in support of “Heidi,” a production in next season’s Arts for Young America program.
The Heartland Arts Fund, a joint venture of Arts Midwest and Mid-America Arts Alliance with support from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, has awarded a $1,425 grant in support of the show. The production is by the Dallas Children's Theatre, one of the most renowned companies for children in the country, and should play to more than 2000 children from the Coulee Region.
...Eric Manchester, philosophy, who recently presented a paper at the Wesley Theological Society meeting in Azusa, Calif. titled "Ebeneezer Scrooge as a Model for the Trinity:  A Lockean-Wesleyan Account of the Metaphysical Possibility of Multiple Persons Residing Within a Single Substance." Manchester also accepted a fellowship to attend a series of seminars in Chicago sponsored by the Acton Institute. Titled "Toward a Free and Virtuous Society," the series focused largely on showing how John Paul II's economic writings could be applied through free market systems to deal with welfare, international trade, and environmental issues.

Dates and Deadlines
• 7th Day Noon Discussion in MC 419C:   Isis in Egypt, led by John Hempstead, library, Tuesday, April 25.
• Alcohol Awareness Week, Sunday, April 9-Friday, April 14.
• D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lectures: Fr. Raymond Baumhart will present “Ethics in Business and Society” on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, April 12, Fr. William Byron will discuss “Old Ethical Principles in the New Corporate Culture” at 7:30 p.m. Both presentations will be held in the FAC Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
• Employee Bowling at Pla-Mor Bowling Centre, Saturday, April 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• SEAL Awards nomination deadline, Monday, April 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Turn in completed nomination forms to the SDC.
• SEAL Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m., College Church.
• Sister, Doctor, Dean Jean Golf Outing, Tuesday, May 16.
• Viterbo Employee Family Picnic, Saturday, May 20, Goose Island Shelter #5.

Theatre Arts, Music Depts. Present "Iolanthe"
    The Viterbo Theatre Arts and Music Departments will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Iolanthe" at the FAC Main Theatre Friday and Saturday, April 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
    This mystical tale examines what would happen if mortal and fairy worlds were to combine. Iolanthe, a fairy, had committed the capital offense of marrying a mortal and now must deal with her son, Strephon, who has grown up a shepherd who is half-fairy and half-mortal. When Strephon decides he wants to get married, it sends The House of Lords and The Queen of the Fairies into amusing chaos.
    The concept for the production is from Hollywood ‘30s musicals? known for beautiful sets and glorious costumes.
    Susan Rush, chair of Theatre Arts at Viterbo, directs "Iolanthe," and HSR Associates is sponsoring the production.
    Tickets are $12 and $9. For ticket availability, contact the Viterbo Box Office at ext. 3100.

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