A bi-weekly email newsletter for the Viterbo Community
Vol. 1, Number 5 • March 25, 2002
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Gilbertson is Prez for a Day; Medland Faces Day of Math
Brush up on those math skills Dr. Medland. The winner of this year's President for a Day competition is NicGilbertson, a senior math education major and president of the education club. Eight students vied for the honor to swap jobs for a day with Viterbo's president. This is the 12th year for the contest sponsored by Sigma Pi Delta. The date for the exchange will be set once Gilbertson and Medland are able to select a mutually convienant day.
Get Your "Flavor of Soul" Lunch Ticket Today
For just $5.25 you can enjoy the delightful flavor of soul food on Wednesday, April 10. The "Flavor of Soul" lunch in the Marian Hall Dining Room includes: baked catfish, praline chicken, red beans and rice, sweet potato fries, collard greens, corn, salad bar, corn muffins, pecan pie, and peach cobbler. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the MC reception desk on Mondays-Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no cost for students on the meal plan.
Plus, before lunch, join in the celebration of Sr. Thea Bowman with a "Flavor of Soul" commemoration beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Rose Convent. Maryam Gossling, FSPA will present the icon she created of Sr. Thea and give a short talk. Dan Johnson-Wilmot, Viterbo music professor, will sing spirituals following her talk. The Viterbo community is invited to participate in this event.
Viterbo University to Offer Principal Licensure Program
Viterbo's Platinum Edition Concert is "Too Darn Hot"
Bright Star Performance is a Rollercoaster of Jazz
There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch!
Viterbo University faculty, staff, and administration are invited to a free soup lunch on Friday, April 19, in the SAC Lobby. From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Garden, Grove, and Bakery will cater a meal that includes a bowl of vegetable soup, fresh fruit, breads and rolls, and cookies. Lemonade, coffee, and water will also be served. The event is sponsored by the Viterbo Social Committee.
Celebrating Women: Women's History Month
By Marlene Fisher, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice
Women's history month is March. Please join us in celebrating the role of women in our society through the following presentations and activities:
Monday, March 25: Video, Period Piece (30 minutes) and discussion, 7 p.m. MC 406. This video is a documentary about menarche, a girl’s first menstrual period, which is a fundamental experience in every woman’s life, yet one that is rarely celebrated. Women of different ages (8-84) and multicultural backgrounds tell their menarchal stories.
Tuesday, March 26: Presentation by Jana Dahmen on Gilman Perkins, 8-9:20 a.m. FAC 204. Presentation by Dahmen on sociologist and writer, Gilman Perkins (1860-1935). Perkins critiques the biological argument, examines inequality between males and females, and addresses the fact that the advancement of society cannot occur without the advancement of women. Her most famous publication is Women and Economics(1898).
Video: Big Mama (40 minutes) (Academy Award, 2001), 7 p.m. MC 230. This short documentary addresses the story of an 89-year-old woman (Viola) and her fight to retain custody of her grandson. This illustrates many of the difficulties facing an increasing number of grandparents raising their grandchildren in the U.S. today.
Wednesday March 27: Presentation by Marlene Fisher on Domestic Violence, 2:10-3 MC 230. Fisher examines the prevalence, causes, and effects of violence. Wisconsin laws surrounding domestic violence will be presented.
Video: Legally Blonde (90 minutes) 6:30-8 p.m. MC 406. Just for fun, this video is based upon a novel of the same title by Amanda Brown. A young blonde woman (Reese Witherspoon) is dumped by her boyfriend when he goes to Harvard law school. To show that she's more than just a dumb blonde, she enrolls in law school there herself, eventually taking on a big murder case in Beverly Hills. The cheery, simple punchline of Legally Blonde is that dumbness has nothing to do with it.
Alcohol Awareness Week is April 7-12
By Anne Ellefson, Student Development Center
Please join and encourage students to join the Viterbo community in a week of activities aimed at increasing awareness of alcohol issues affecting colleges while promoting low-risk alcohol choices. The week is sponsored by the Connect Club but reflects collaboration among a number of campus groups. Watch your mailbox for more information and check out posters on campus. Come, support the cause and the student groups who volunteered their time and talents.
V-Hawks are Hot!!!
With the recent rash of snow and other inclement weather, its hard to think about baseball/softball but, get ready, the season is just around the corner. Check the V-Hawk web page for a complete schedule of games (http://www.viterbo.edu/students/ss/athletics/index.htm). Baseball has already concluded a trip south and some of the results the team is producing are exciting. The V-Hawks have upset NCAA Division I Indiana State by a score of 4-2 and the team also defeated #29 ranked Old Dominican. Weather permitting, baseball opens at home on Sunday, March 31 with a noon contest agains Northland. Softball opens on Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. against Winona. Think spring.
Attn: Faculty and Administration
If you need to rent graduation regalia for the May graduation, please call the bookstore at ext. 3848 by Thursday, March 27.
News You'll Notice
By Natalie McGarry, Institutional Advancement
The groundbreaking, held on March 19 for the Center for Ethics, Science and Technology was a success! Thank you to the entire Viterbo University Community for helping us dig in!
A proposal submitted to The Kresge Foundation requesting a Challenge Grant in support of the new
Center, is under review. Viterbo anticipates a decision from the Foundation this summer.
Other Recent applications:
$4,167 to the Corrine Zielke Baseball Fund, for batting cages project, $2,000 approved.
$4,167 to the United Way Venture Grant, for batting cages project, pending.
$5,000 to Xcel Energy Foundation for science equipment, pending.
Grants Coordinator Bobbie Wilson invites deans, department heads and other interested faculty to contact
her with proposal concepts, as well as overall goals and initiatives. Drop in at MC 313 or call ext. 3075.
An anonymous benefactor has challenged alumni and parents of alumni to contribute funds for the Center for Ethics,
Science, and Technology through a special phonathon that will be held in April. The benefactor has generously
agreed to match all gifts up to $100,000!
The Senior Class Gift, kicked off on March 20, will support the Center for Ethics, Science, and
Technology. The goal of the campaign is $34,000.
A career seminar will be held Saturday, April 13 at the St. Thomas University Campus in St. Paul. A
representative from Career Professionals, Inc. will be talking with our young alumni about "Guerilla
Tactics for Today's Tough Job Market," followed by Amy Lane, Career Planning & Placement, sharing
career services available to our alumni.
On April 12, Viterbo alumnus, Eric Wallbruch ’92 will be performing in The Best Little Whorehouse in
Texas, starring Anne Margaret, at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Eric will join alumni at a reception
following the show.
On April 11, a Nursing Leadership Panel will be in the FAC Recital Hall. Eight of our top area alumni
nursing leaders will be on campus to speak to senior nursing students.
Pending grants include: Wisconsin State Arts Agency, the Liberace Foundation, the Heartland Regional
Arts Agency, Marshall Fields, Target, and US Bank.
Seventeen different area businesses and foundations are being solicited for next year's Bright Star,
NexStar, and Arts for Young America seasons.
A raffle is in the works to benefit the Sr. Annarose Glum Endowment Fund and the concert choir. Stay
tuned for more information.
The SOS committee is gearing up to save another Steinway this year—hold Sept. 21 for a fun and
The third annual Chris Lee Memorial Golf Open will be at Forest Hills Golf Course Friday, May 3. For more
information, call Chris Sanger at ext. 3070 or visit the Web site at: http://www.webquest2000.com/clmgo/
The Scholarship Luncheon, held Thursday, April 4, is an annual event that brings together scholarship benefactors
and recipients and is hosted by the Institutional Advancement Office.
Robert Dean, dean of the Dahl School of Business, who had his paper, "Leading Curricular Change
Through Technological Innovation" accepted for presentation and publication at the International Applied
Business Research Conference. While attending the conference, he was also notified that the paper was
nominated for "Best Applied Business Research Paper Award" from over 450 professional papers at the
Joan Keller Maresh, nursing, who presented a workshop at the Public Health and Home Health Nurses
Conference on Alternative Treatments in Nursing Practice on Feb. 21, in Eau Claire. The topic of her
presentation was "Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Touch as Nursing Interventions."
Carl Koch, program director for the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, whose religious education
handbook for high school-age students, Sacraments: Celebrations of God's Life, was recently published
by Harcourt Religion Publishers.
From the Library...
By Lisa Autio
Groveart and Grovemusic are both new online versions of The Grove Dictionary of Art and The New Grove
Dictionary of Music and Musicians—they are great resources for all humanities areas. Here are the links:
Call the reference desk at ext. 3269 for passwords if using an off-campus computer.
By Fr. Tom O'Neill
ASHES TO EASTER, Lent 2002, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: "From the high of hosanna
acclamation to the low of betrayal, denial, and abandonment, we are taken up and down the brink of life itself. This
week we call holy we are invited to reflect on our own knowledge of who Jesus is and how well we confess to
knowing him in our daily living. Few of us are faced with a choice of persecution and death in acclaiming Jesus as
the Son of God. No less demanding, however, is the daily choice to live the gospel's requirement that we die to
ourselves for the sake of others. This is how we confess Jesus as the Son of God. This is how, rather than denial
and abandonment, we come to stand at the cross with Christ. This is how we come to new, Easter life."
—Adapted from Living Liturgy
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Communal Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) for Lent will be celebrated on
Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m., San Damiano Chapel. This is our campus lenten opportunity for confession and
Schedule: There will be no liturgies in San Damiano Chapel on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday.
We will celebrate Easter Sunday with Mass at 11 a.m., San Damiano Chapel. There will be no noon Mass on
Monday, April 1.
What does a buck do? Join the Ashes to Easter project and donate a buck to help others. An additional $66 has
been added to the total and will enable us to help plant fruit trees in the Dominican Republic. Total to date is
$406.00. Thanks to those who contributed. See the display in the MC Lobby for details.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord: Please remember those who have died: Joanne (Josie) Brague, BSN
alumna; and the mother, Lucy, of Michael Smuksta, history. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Wear Jeans This Thursday!
Don't forget to wear jeans this Thursday to support the La Crosse Tribune Jeans Day. How can you support Jeans
Day this week? Wear jeans and pay $1 to Marcia Brodt at the MC Reception Desk; Ginny Brochhausen, FAC 102;
or Carol Strigun, BNC 118.
By Karen DuCharme ’03
For a picture of Gary Klein, follow the link below:
Name: Gary Klein
Title: Vice President
Department: Institutional Advancement
Family: Gary married Melissa in November 2000. She works as an educational consultant at Wells Fargo.
Education: Gary earned his B.S. in elementary education from the University of South Dakota. He is currently a
M.A. candidate in philanthropy and development at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn.
Hobbies/Interests/Enthusiasms: When Gary has time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and entertaining others buy
hosting dinner parties.
Adventures and Travels: Gary has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. His favorite trips have been to
Naples, Fla., Palm Springs, Calif., Washington D.C., and Chicago, Ill.
Future Hopes and Plans: Gary hopes to raise lots of money for Viterbo, as well as to help ensure the future of
Little Known Fact: Chris Everett, professional tennis player, is Gary’s cousin.
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