Connections
A Newsletter for the Viterbo College Community
Vol. 13  No. 31  April 24, 2000
 

SIFE Wins Awards in First Competition
    The Viterbo SIFE team matched its education outreach projects against the programs of other SIFE Teams at the 2000 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Exposition and Career Opportunity Fair held last weekend in Minneapolis.
    The nine students representing the Viterbo organization received Rookie of the Year distinction and won third place overall in regional competition.
Students in Free Enterprise encourages students to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations and to use their knowledge to better their communities through educational outreach projects. The "Teach a Child about Business" project was the highlight of the Viterbo presentation at the conference. Students from SIFE taught 85 fourth and fifth grade students at Eagle Bluff Elementary School about money-­where it goes and how it circulates from grocery store to bank to retail outlets.
    Viterbo SIFE students presented their outreach programs to a panel of local and national business leaders and entrepreneurs who rated the overall effectiveness of each team’s efforts. Students also met with dozens of corporate representatives from the La Crosse business community to discuss job opportunities. Regional champions named at 19 competitions held around the country, as well as in Brazil, Central Asia, and Mexico, will present their projects at the Hallmark Cards/SIFE International Exposition and Career Opportunity Fair in Kansas City, Mo., May 21-23.
    John Nebeck, associate professor of business at Viterbo, serves as advisor for the Viterbo SIFE Team. Nebeck was named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow in recognition of his leadership and support of the SIFE program at Viterbo College.
    SIFE students representing Viterbo were: Tara Sime (President), Jessica Simon (Vice-President), Darci Daigle (Secretary), Heather Davidson, (Treasurer), Heidi Hartley, ReNae Hills, Emily Weihing,  Emily Olson, and Chad Pelishek.
About SIFE:
Active on more than 700 college campuses, SIFE is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to provide college students the opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Encore! Encore!
    "The Jewish Wife” and “A Simple Autumn” will be presented back-to-back in encore performances on Tuesday, May 9, 11:50 a.m., La Croix Black Box Theatre. “The Jewish Wife” is Bertolt Brecht’s one-act play about a Catholic doctor and his marriage to a Jewish woman around 1934. Janet McLean directs this play with Jenny Spridco and Kevin Schniepp. “A Simple Autumn,” written and directed by Schniepp, a senior theatre major, just received the national Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award for the best play written on the theme of a disability. Schniepp’s work features students Joel Powell and Bethany Thorsen. Each play is 20 minutes in length.

Memo to Students and Faculty
    The form to officially request a grade of incomplete must be completed and on file in the Assistant Academic Vice President’s office by Thursday, May 4. The guidelines and procedures for requesting a grade of incomplete are found on page 38 of the 1999-01 college catalog. Please call me at ext. 3085 if you have any questions.
                 ­Wayne Wojciechowski, Assistant Academic VP
 

Handbook Omission
    An omission has been identified on page 328 of the most recent Personnel Policies and Regulations Handbook. The membership of the Planning Council should include one elected representative from each of the administrative and staff assemblies. This omission will be corrected in the next revision of the handbook.

Social Work Gains Candidacy
    The social work program has been notified by the Council on Social Work Education that they have been granted candidacy for accreditation.
Candidacy is granted to programs that, in the judgment of the Council, have the potential to be awarded full accreditation. Full accreditation of the social work program is expected to be accomplished in the next two to three years.

News You'll Notice by Jay McHenry
    With summer fast approaching, look for several significant changes to the campus. The most visible and anticipated will be the completion of V-Hawk Court. This is an extension of the popular Viterbo Court completed last summer. V-Hawk Court will have many of the same amenities as Viterbo Court, in addition to a clock tower and seating areas with tables.
    Other projects include renovation of the MC elevator and the paving of the Treacy/712 8th Street parking lots. There are many other small projects that range from new carpet for the front desk area in MC to new light-blocking shades in many of the classrooms. This summer looks to be as busy if not busier than summers past, so your patience and understanding is appreciated as you enter the “construction zone.”
    Just a reminder that parking permits are not required during the summer months, but don’t forget that you’ll need a new tag when school starts again this August. Please remember to display your new tag this fall, as forgetting it will not get one out of a parking fine. There are several small changes to the parking policy, so please take some time this fall to familiarize yourself with them. One last note about parking:  In accord with the transition to university, there will be new and more easily identifiable parking signage, especially in the FAC parking lot.
    Some summer housekeeping items:  Most of the classrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned as they are during the normal school year. Most offices will not be cleaned as the custodial staff focuses on “deep cleaning” all the residences and accommodating all the grad students and visitors staying on campus. As such, there are trash and recycling containers located thoughout each building. Your help in taking out your trash and recycling materials is appreciated. Please also note that the week of May 15-19, Plant will be undertaking a major clean sweep of many storage/collection areas on campus. If you have anything you plan to keep that has been “temporarily” placed in a storage area, please contact me soon to avoid any mishaps. Look for the annual Plant rummage sale this August.
    Lastly, please welcome two new custodians to Viterbo:  Mike Forer and Julian Brown. Your questions and comments are always welcome. Contact me at ext. 3920 or by emailing jdmchenry. Have a wonderful summer!

Viterbo College Nursing Honor Society Chartered as Pi Phi
    A ceremony held last Tuesday evening marked the official beginning of Viterbo’s Pi Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing.
    About 250 people attended a reception in the FAC Lobby and more than 180 stayed for the official chartering and induction ceremony that followed in the FAC Recital Hall at 6 p.m.
    During the ceremony, the STTI charter and coat of arms was presented to Viterbo by Dr. Melanie Dreher, past president of STTI and a dean and professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. In addition, 143 people were inducted as charter members of the new chapter and the officers of Viterbo’s chapter were installed.
    The officers of Pi Phi are: 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. The chapter designation, Pi Phi, comes from the Greek letters for 403 since Viterbo’s chapter is the 403rd chapter of STTI in existence.
    Dreher commended Viterbo on its fine program, which received unanimous approval on its chapter application last November from the STTI House of Delegates.
    Nurses who wish to inquire about membership in Pi Phi should contact Delayne Vogel at ext. 3692 or by email at dgvogel.

SEAL Awards
    The outstanding efforts, involvement, contributions, and achievements of Viterbo campus leaders, student clubs, and student organizations will be celebrated at this year’s SEAL Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the College Church.
    SEAL Awards­for Students Excelling in Activities and Leadership­are sponsored by the Student Development Center. Nominations for outstanding individual and organizational SEAL Awards will be accepted until noon today. Turn in your forms to the SDC.

Retirement Party
    Please come to the MC Lobby for cake, punch, and coffee on Wednesday, May 10 from 2-4 p.m. to wish Marv Friedewald, Sr. Anita Beskar, and Sr. Kathleen Kenkel well on their retirements.

Something's Brewing
    The Connect Club's Daytime Coffeehouse is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Connect members hope to sell beverages outdoors in the area between MC and SAC. In the event of rain, members will brew beverages in the MC Lobby.
    This is the last scheduled daytime coffeehouse of the season, so plan to stop by for cappuccino, cold coffee drinks, and tea.

Campus Ministry by Fr. Tom O'Neill
    Happy Easter­and welcome to the Easter Season! A word about the long spring pascha which continues from Easter to Pentecost:  First, we celebrate Easter Sunday. Then follows the Easter Octave­an eight-day solemnity when the church feasts on the community's finest stories of discipleship, the apostles' witness, and our experience of the risen Lord­the heart of the Easter mystery.
• From the Octave to the Fortieth Day, Christian life then is remembered, even as that memory becomes lived experience now. The church's experience of the risen Christ compels the believers to witness, which brings about development and expansion. It is a time of ministry and shepherding, of becoming an inclusive community that serves in mutual and self-sacrificing love. Nine Days from Ascension to Pentecost:  We have moved the celebration of the Ascension from Thursday to the Seventh Sunday of Easter (June 4). These nine days are the church's original novena. The Spirit bestowed on the day of resurrection in John's Gospel is particularly associated with the fiftieth day in Luke's chronology (which gives the liturgical calendar its numbering system). These final days of Eastertime are marked by an intensification of prayer as the paschal mystery draws to its culmination.
Pentecost:  The whole cycle of Fifty Days is "the pentecost," but tradition gives the title in an entirely singular way.
• Congratulations to Earl Madary on the release of his first CD "Prodigals." He will perform music from the recording today at 7 p.m. in the Campus Church. All are welcome.
• AGAPE will host a hike in Perrot State Park on Friday, April 28. Contact Earl Madary or Sr. Sue Ernster for details.
• We offer our sympathy and prayers to Brigett Cavadini whose father, Donald, died recently. May he rest in peace.

Camp Creative Enrollment Begins
    Parents looking for entertaining and educational ways to keep their children busy this summer need look no further than Camp Creative.
Held Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, Camp Creative is a creative arts program, sponsored by the Preparatory School of Arts, for children ages 5-11.
    During Camp Creative, students will explore the theme, "Journey to the Future," through music, crafts, and other fun activities in age-appropriate groups. A snack will be provided each day and, on the final day, parents will be invited to a Camp Creative open house.
    Enrollment in Camp Creative is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration, which must be completed by June 19, confirms enrollment. A fee of $60 per student, and $50 for each additional student from the same family, is payable with registration and helps cover the cost of materials.
For a brochure and registration information, please contact Mary Leonard, Preparatory School of Arts, at ext. 3793. Leave your name and address at the voice mail prompt and a brochure will be mailed to you.

V-Hawk Sports Update by Ken Brekke
    Viterbo's softball team will play two conference games today against St. Ambrose­weather permitting.
    The weather wasn't permitting the last time these two teams were scheduled to meet, on April 10. Today's rescheduled doubleheader begins a busy week for the softball team, which also has doubleheaders set for Thursday and Saturday. Saturday's games will mark the end of the regular season for the team, and the conference playoffs will begin the first week in May.
    Today's doubleheader begins at 3 p.m. Thursday's games, against Mount Mercy, also will start at 3 p.m., and Saturday's contests, against Martin Luther College, will begin at 2 p.m.
    Viterbo's baseball team also is nearing the end of its regular season. The squad finishes with three at-home doubleheaders:  Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. against Grand View; Monday, May 1 at noon against Grand View; and Thursday, May 4 at 1 p.m. against Cardinal Stritch University.
    The baseball team will participate in a regional tournament in Chicago beginning May 10.

Former College President to be Honored at May Commencement
    Former Viterbo College President Fr. J. Thomas Finucan, the first leader of the college who was not a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 14 at the La Crosse Center.
    Fr. Finucan was the President of Viterbo from 1970-80. During his tenure, the college became co-educational, started its athletics program, initiated its first major capital campaign, and dramatically increased its enrollment of lay students. After a 19-year absence, Fr. Finucan returned to Viterbo in 1999 to take the position of Assistant to the President for Vision 2005, the college’s strategic plan, and to promote the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.
    Also at this year’s spring commencement, which begins at 10 a.m., Earl Madary ‘88, President of the Faculty Assembly, will be the master of ceremonies, Wyatt Biel ‘00 will present the senior address, and Nancy Allen ’84 will give the alumni welcome. The benediction will be given by Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Bishop to the Diocese of La Crosse.

Diversity Days Planning Meeting
    “Sports” continues to emerge as the coordinating theme for Diversity Days, 2001. The final spring, breakfast planning meeting for next year’s event will be held Friday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. in MC 402A.
    We invite a multi-disciplinary approach to assist in the evolution of ideas and strategies to engage the Viterbo community in a challenging diversity event in February 2001. Please join us.

Student Volunteer Honored
    Congratulations to Amanda Talafous, a Viterbo student who was among nine area young people honored by the Coulee Region Volunteer Center on April 12.
Amanda was nominated by Riverfront, an organization serving people with disabilities, for her volunteer work with the Riverfront Singers.
    She is a music major who serves as the singing group's volunteer director. The group rehearses weekly and frequently performs at community events and area churches.

A Note from the Copy Center
    The Library copier access instructions are taped to the Canon copier, or ask Karen Hurtgen for a demonstration.
Copy Center reminders:
• Use correct paper codes for color and specialty paper.
• The paper and sided code for Recycled Scrap is 010, not 011.
• Viterbo College labels, 2 3/4” x 4 1/4,” are available for the taking.
• Viterbo College envelopes, 6” x 9,” can be used for first class mailings.
• Bring extra large envelopes to the Copy Center to be converted into in-house mailers.
Thank you for your cooperation.

May Day Muffins!
    Coming this May Day, Monday, May 1, the Student Dietetic Association will sell May Day Muffin Baskets in the MC Lobby from 9-11 a.m. or until supplies run out. Muffins will be $2 for a basket of four. Flavors include apple cinnamon, blueberry, lemon poppy seed, and chocolate chip. Stop by and purchase a basket for yourself or as a May Day gift.

Grant Initiation Forms Revised
    A new Grant Initiation Form has been developed for faculty who are interested in finding funding for a project, program, research, etc.
Prior to beginning the search for funding, a Grant Initiation Form must be filled out. Forms are available from Natalie McGarry, Institutional Advancement, MC 316, or by calling her at ext. 3073.

Largest Party
    A limited number of tickets for the “World’s Largest Office Party” at the La Crosse Center Ballroom on Wednesday, April 26 from 5-10 p.m. are available from Marsha Momoi-Piehl, human resources. Music and snacks will be available throughout the evening. Local radio stations WIZM, WKTY, and 95.7 The Rock will give away cash and a variety of prizes during the event. Contact Marsha in MC 201B for tickets.

Mocktail Recipes, Award Winners Announced
Mocktail Contest
Heidi Porter and Nikki Brill won first prize in the student mocktail contest during Alcohol Awareness Week for their winning non-alcoholic party drink, “Razzlaide.” Here’s the recipe for the concoction that students chose as their favorite:
Razzleaide
Ingredients:  46 oz. pineapple juice
   2 12 oz. cans frozen lemonade
   12 oz. lemon juice
   3 packages raspberry/cranberry Kool-Aid
   4 c. sugar
   10 oz. package frozen raspberries (May be blended.)
   3 quarts water
   2 liters 7-Up
Mix all ingredients, except 7-Up, and freeze. Fill glass half full with slush and pour 7-Up until glass is full.
Rotoract won the second prize in the mocktail contest.  Susan Lindquist prepared the following recipe for that group:
Orange Dream
Ingredients:  4 scoops vanilla ice cream
   8 oz. orange juice.
Blend the ice cream and orange juice and serve with whipped cream on top.
Becky Ruff and Kim Sebranek prepared the folowing recipe to win third prize:
Fruit Zinger Punch
   2 packages prepared cherry Kool-Aid
   46 oz. can of Hawaiian Punch
   46 oz. can pineapple juice
   6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
   6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
   2 liters ginger ale
   1 quart raspberry sherbet
Mix the Kool-Aid according to package directions. Mix Kool-Aid and other juices in punch bowl. Just before serving, add the sherbet and ginger ale.
Window Decorating Contest
Sheila McDonnell and Ritika Patel won first prize in the window decorating contest held in the Union to kick off Alcohol Awareness Week. Their winning window focused on a theme of "1 TeQuila, 2 TeQuila, 3TeQuila, Floor." Nikki Brill and Heidi Porter won second prize for their "Be-Wiser" frog window. Third prize went to Angie Gruber and Natalie Shirkey for the window decoration, "Binge Drinking Makes Your Brain Stop Ticking."

Dates & Deadlines
• Pope John XXIII Awards for Distinguished Service ceremony, Monday, May 1. RSVP by the end of today. This year’s featured award recipients are Billy Mills and Jane and Lindy Saline.
• MTU Bus Passes for May:  Please purchase yours by the end of today. The unlimited-use passes are $8 per month for Viterbo employees. See Rita in Communications & Marketing, MC 228.
• SEAL Awards nomination deadline, today, noon. Turn in nominations to the SDC.
• “Prodigals” CD release concert by Earl Madary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., College Church.
• “7th Day” noon discussion:  Isis in Egypt, led by John Hempstead, library, Tuesday, MC 419C.
• Benefit Car Wash for Place of Grace, Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., parking lot adjacent to the College Church.
• SEAL Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, 6 p.m., College Church.
• Student Nurse Recognition Day, Thursday, 3:10-4 p.m., MH Dining Room..
• Good Neighbor Day, Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Honors Convocation, Thursday, May 4, 2:40 p.m., FAC Main Theatre. All 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. classes are canceled on this day.
• Annual Employee Recognition Banquet, Thursday, May 4, FAC Main Lobby. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due at the Business Office by Friday, April 28.
• Courtyard Carnie, Friday, May 5.
• National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
• Commencement, Sunday, May 14.
• Sister, Doctor, Dean Jean Golf Outing, Tuesday, May 16.
• Viterbo Employee Family Picnic, Saturday, May 20, 3-6 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m., Goose Island Shelter #5. Cost for brat dinner with the fixings is $2 for adults, $1 for children age 12 or younger.

Arts and Entertainment
• DANCE 2000 by Viterbo Dance Theatre, Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., FAC Dance Studio (Room 122). The program includes jazz, modern, and tap choreography by Kathy Gorman, theatre arts, and Viterbo students. Admission is free. For more information, call Kathy Gorman at ext. 3784.
• Student Art Show, Wednesday, April 26 through Friday, May 7, Art Department Gallery, third floor FAC. Works in a variety of media by Viterbo students will be featured. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery from 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Piano Recital by students of Carol Rhodes, Viterbo Preparatory School of Arts faculty, Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m., FAC Recital Hall. Admission is free.
• 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.
• “The Jewish Wife” and “A Simple Autumn,” repeat performances of two one-acts recently presented at Viterbo, Tuesday, May 9, 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m., La Croix Black Box Theatre. Each play is 20 minutes in length. Admission is free. Please see story on page 1.

Classifieds
For sale:  Kenmore Ultra Wash II  Dishwasher with faux butcher block top, 3-4 years old. Portable, but can be installed permanently. Great condition. $150.00. Call Marilyn at ext. 3903.
For sale:  Bamboo table with glass top and four chairs. $450.00 OBO. Call Marilyn at ext 3903.
 

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