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					         VOLUME 20, NUMBER 28                                      A NEWSLETTER FOR THE VITERBO UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY             APRIL 2, 2007


                                                                                                       Employee Campaign
  Hope and Help Grab and Go Breakfast                                                                  Reaching Great
                                                                                                       Participation Rates
                                                                                                       This year’s employee campaign is once
                                                                                                       again doing very well with a current
                                                                                                       participation rate of 67 percent, said
                                                                                                       Jackie Breuer, institutional advance-
                                                                                                       ment.
                                                                                                          “For those of you have already given,
                                                                                                       thank you very much for your ongoing
                                                                                                       support,” Breuer said. “This is truly a
                                                                                                       symbol of great support and achieve-
                                                                                                       ment for Viterbo University.”
                                                                                                          If you haven’t participated yet, there
                                                                                                       is still time. “Donations of any amount
                                                                                                       are appreciated and will help the univer-
  Rick and Joan Artman share a laugh with Eric Schmidt, Scott Johns, Pat Kerrigan, and Jean Moore,     sity continue its mission,” she said.
  FSPA, at the Grab and Go breakfast in the Fine Arts Center lobby March 27. The event kicked off a       Don’t forget to watch for the em-
  week of inauguration activities culminating with the installation ceremony March 30. It was hosted   ployee campaign pizza party in August,
  by the hospitality committee.
                                                                                                       where everyone is invited to celebrate its
                                                                                                       success and kick off next year’s campaign.
Reflecting on Easter                                                                                       If you have any questions regarding
                                                                                                       the annual employee campaign, please
The principal feast for all Christians              possible. Something new is possible.               contact Jackie Breuer, institutional
and of each Christian denomination is               Liberation for the poor and oppressed              advancement at ext. 3078 or
Easter, the celebration of the resurrec-            is possible. Social change is possible.            jjbreuer@viterbo.edu.
tion of the Lord.                                               Nations can work together
   We reflect on Easter that                                     for justice and peace. People
the story of Good Friday is                                     can stand up and demand                One in Four RV Tour
not complete. Through the                                       human rights. Society can              Coming to Viterbo
resurrection we know that                                       provide health care for all.
another way of looking at                                       There is enough food so that           April 11
things is possible. The death                                   everyone can eat. We can live
of Jesus is not the last word or                                in solidarity.                         The national all-male sexual assault
the end of the story. Resur-                                       Our world knows the                 peer education group One in Four will
rection is the ultimate word                                    tragedy of divisions and               present “How to Help a Sexual As-
of God about life and death.                                    hatreds between peoples and            sault Survivor: What Men Can Do” at
In a world with a great deal of                                 nations. Our world knows               Viterbo Wednesday, April 11.
death, we are called to share                                   the scandal of poverty and               The group is named One in Four
resurrection today.                                             economic injustice. We need            because statistically one in four college
   In the midst of awesome                                      a spirit that will help and            women have survived rape or attempted
human problems and serious                                      heal the death, violence, and          rape since their 14th birthday. The
injustices, we believe something more               injustice of the world. Jesus lived, died,         group, which features four graduates of
is possible. We believe that resurrection           and rose to bring newness of life. In the          William and Mary, focuses on treating
is possible. Change is possible. Growth             words of Gerard Manley Hopkins, let                                       continued on page 2
is possible. Peace and reconciliation are           God “Easter in us.”
  Holocaust Workshop                                                                                 Tour, continued from page one
                                                                                                        men as potential helpers, not poten-
                                                                                                     tial rapists. This program teaches men
                                                                                                     how they can make a difference by help-
                                                                                                     ing women recover from sexual assault.
                                                                                                        “We are very excited to bring the
                                                                                                     One in Four Tour to campus during
                                                                                                     sexual assault awareness month,” said
                                                                                                     Erica McIntee, president of Students
                                                                                                     Against Sexual Assault. “Education is a
                                                                                                     huge key to preventing sexual assault.”
                                                                                                        One in Four travels across the United
 Viterbo hosted a workshop on teaching the Holocaust in the Reinhart Center March 27. In the front
 row is Henry Greenbaum, the Holocaust survivor who spoke in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
                                                                                                     States in a large RV to get its message
 March 26.                                                                                           across. The presenters, all men them-
                                                                                                     selves, don’t blame men for being the
Long-term Care Insurance Plan Explained                                                              problem, but instead seek to make men
                                                                                                     part of the solution.
What is long-term care and senior care             presentation presented by the The John               Presentations will be held at 8:30–
insurance? What benefits are included?              Hancock Life Insurance Company                    9:45 a.m., 10–11:15 a.m., and 1–2:15
How about home care and/or assisted                Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. in Reinhart          p.m. in Brophy Nursing Center room
living care?                                       Center 130 and 3:30 p.m. in Robers                211 and at 7 p.m. in Reinhart Center
   Find out the answers to these and               Conference Room in the library.                   127. There will be a special presenta-
other questions at an informational                                                                  tion for men only from 3–4:15 p.m. in
                                                                                                     Brophy Center 211.
Was Shakespeare a Woman?                                                                                The event is free and open to the
Is it possible that William Shakespeare            liams argues that Shakespeare scholars            public, and area college and high school
was a woman?                                       have neglected to entertain the idea that         students are encouraged to attend.
   Find out the answer and more as                 Shakespeare was a woman. The Viterbo              Audiences can enter a drawing for
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, English,                   community is invited to hear Cosby                prizes, which include a one-gigabyte
presents the Seventh Day Discussion                Ronnenberg discuss Williams’ thesis               MP3 player. One in Four’s appearance
“Sweet Swan of Avon: Was Shakespeare               and answer the question of whether                is sponsored by Students Against Sexual
a Woman?” at noon Thursday, April 12               or not the authorship of Shakespeare’s            Assault, the Viterbo Student Activities
in Murphy Center 434.                              work is important.                                Board, the Viterbo Women’s Studies
   Shakespeare scholars have long                     Refreshments will be provided by the           Program, Grizzly’s, Pizza Doctors, and
debated the authorship of the Bard of              faculty development committee.                    Festival Foods. For more information
Avon’s work for decades. Robin P. Wil-                                                               on the One in Four RV Tour, visit
                                                                                                     www.oneinfourusa.org.
Health Science Consortium Project Receives Grant
The Alcohol and Injury Risk Reduc-                    Viterbo is a founding partner of the           Morning Prayer April 13
tion Task Force, a joint project of the            La Crosse Medical Health Science Con-
La Crosse Medical Health Science                   sortium. The money will be used by the            The April session of Viterbo Morning
Consortium and the Medical College                 task force to help create a multi-year            Prayer will be held Friday, April 13 in Re-
of Wisconsin Injury Research Center,               community strategic plan to reduce the            inhart Center 141 from 7:30–7:50 a.m.
has received a development grant in the            tragic consequences of at-risk alcohol               Please note the special date and loca-
amount of $49,944 from the Medical                 use and abuse in La Crosse.                       tion. Morning prayer is sponsored by
College of Wisconsin’s Healthier Wis-                                                                the mission effectiveness committee.
consin Partnership Program.

                                                   Regalia Orders
  No Connections                                                                                     Classifieds
                                                   Academic regalia orders for May com-
  Next Week                                        mencement are due in the university               For sale: There are new alumni
  Connections will not be published                bookstore Monday, April 9.                        t-shirts now available in the book-
  Monday, April 9. It will resume                    Please contact Liz Gross, assistant             store. The bookstore has a wide selec-
  Monday, April 16. Please look to VU              manager of the bookstore, at ext. 3848            tion of clothing and gifts.
     Today for all your communica-                 with any questions.
 2 tion needs. Happy Easter!
Student Called to
Active Duty                                  Focus on... Master of Science in Nursing
Viterbo student Jason Walters has been
called to active duty with the United
States military.
   Jason, a Bachelor of Individualized
Learning major, will report to Antigo in
April where he will prepare equipment
for his unit’s deployment to Iraq in early
June. He hopes to return to Viterbo in
the fall of 2008.
   Please extend your thoughts and
prayers to Jason and his wife.

                                             From left, Julie Clements, Judy Anderson, Jackie Kuennen, Dorie Beres, Kathy Schams, Bonnie
                                             Nesbitt, Silvana Richardson, and Bobbi Hundt.

Kudos to…                                    Who we are: We are a small group of nursing faculty who teach in the Master’s
                                             of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Silvana Richardson is our dean. Bon-
• Inauguration steering committee            nie Nesbitt, is the director, and Jackie Kuennen, Judy Anderson, Julie Clements,
  members: Pat Kerrigan and Natalie          ANP/FNP, Dorie Beres, and Kathy Schams, are the full-time faculty members. Pat
  McGarry (co-chairs), Ron Amel,             Zander, Judy Talbott, Karen Matzke, Bev Larson, MaryLu Gerke, and Stephanie
  Rick Artman, Nancy Allen, Sr.              Genz, are part-time or adjunct faculty members. In addition, our Bachelor of
  MaryAnn Gschwind, Kent Han-                Science in Nursing faculty graciously serve as preceptors for our nurse educator
  del (community member), Melissa            students at times. Our administrative assistant “extrordinaire” is Bobbi Hundt.
  Klouda, Dennis Kolb, Jackie Lee,
  Sr. Jean Moore, Fr. Tom O’Neill,           What we do: Three separate “tracks” for graduate, advanced nursing role
  Michael Ranscht, Lacy Severson             preparation are offered for RNs with a completed bachelor’s degree in nurs-
  (student), Loretta Waughtal, and           ing: nurse educator, nurse practitioner, or nurse leader. Students earn 38 to 43
  all subcommittee members for their         graduate credits depending on their track choice. We have 69 students in the
  hard work in making a great week of        program, and will graduate 20 in May. We offer a combination of online and
  inauguration activities possible.          on campus coursework. Our students, in addition to their didactic coursework,
                                             complete practicum hours (300 to 630) to facilitate their role preparation, and
• Mary Ellen Haupert and Timothy             also complete a master’s project. Our students are busy professionals who work,
  Schorr, music, who have been invited       go to school, and balance multiple responsibilities and roles. The program is
  to perform a piano duet concert for        three years long with classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. We are
  the Edinburgh Society of Musicians in      accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our students are
  Edinburgh, Scotland in October.            eligible for advanced nursing certifications upon completion of the program, and
                                             the Nurse Practitioner students also are eligible to gain prescriptive privileges.
• Rick Kyte and Darryle Clott, for
  their work organizing the workshop         What’s new: We have introduced the use of personal digital assistants for the
  on teaching the holocaust held at          nurse practitioner (NP) students this semester to assess their value to student
  Viterbo March 27.                          NPs in the clinical area. We also started utilizing clicker response devices in our
                                             core nursing research course to see how adult learners perceive and respond to
• Bill Medland, chancellor, who was          this type of a teaching/learning strategy. We are in the early stages of planning to
  selected as a recipient of the Boys        offer an expanded degree, particularly for the NPs called the Doctorate in Nurs-
  and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse       ing Practice (DNP) degree. This advanced level of preparation is the emerging
  Wall of Fame Award. He’ll receive          vision for preparation for advanced practice nurses.
  the award at the organization’s annual     Interesting stats/facts: We have been in existence since 1998, graduated our
  banquet in May. He is being hon-           first class of 16 in 2001, and have continued to grow in numbers since that
  ored for his work in the creation and      time. In addition it is important to note that since the adult nurse practitioner
  development of the Amie L. Mathy           track was started, 100 percent of the NP graduates have passed their national
  Center, the first facility of its kind in   certification exam on the first try. In addition to a full time teaching load, the
  the nation.                                NP faculty must have a part-time clinical practice as NPs as well. We have
                                             graduates, practicing mostly in the Midwest, in various roles such as gerontolog-
                                             ical nurse practitioners, adult nurse practitioners, gerontological clinical nurse
                                             specialists, nurse educators, and nurse executives.
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campus ministry and mission                                                                   Ethics Series Continues
By Fr. Tom O’Neill                                                                            with Paul Woodruff
                     Easter Prayer: The
                     Possibility Prayer
                                                pel on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
                                                or Holy Saturday, there will be Mass
                                                                                              April 13
                     Yes. It can happen.        on Easter Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
                     Yes. It can take place.    There will be no 6 p.m. Mass on Easter        Paul Woodruff, a professor of ethics
                     Yes. God can do it. Af-    Sunday and no noon Mass on Easter             and American society at the University
                     ter all, the angel said    Monday, April 9.                              of Texas, will present “From Anger to
                     “Do not be afraid.”                                                      Justice: the Well-Tempered Soul” in the
                     After all, the tomb        In 1948, the World Health Organi-             Fine Arts Center Main Theatre at
was found empty. After all, the Spirit,         zation held the First World Health            7 p.m. Friday, April 13.
“will pray for you.” After all, God wants       Assembly. The assembly decided to                Woodruff is the recipient of the
peace and reconciliation. After all, God’s      celebrate April 7 each year as World          Viterbo Endowed Lectureship in Ethics.
name is “justice.” After all, God is “libera-   Health Day to create “awareness of a          He has earned academic degrees from
tion.” Yes. It can happen. Yes. It can take     specific health theme to highlight a           Princeton and Oxford University, as
place. Yes. God can do it.                      priority area of concern for the World        well as military experience in Vietnam.
                                                Health Organization.” This year’s theme          His book on a classical theme in eth-
Tonight, April 2: Celebrate reconcili-          is international health security. The         ics, Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Vir-
ation with the sacrament of penance             aim of the day is to urge governments,        tue, was published by Oxford University
in a communal service of forgiveness.           organizations, and businesses to “Invest      Press in 2001 and was recognized by
There will be services at 6 p.m. (the           in health, build a safer future.”             the Christian Science Monitor among
general public is invited) and 9 p.m.                                                         notable non-fiction books for the year.
                                                Web site of interest: www.franciscancards.    His latest book is First Democracy: The
Ashes to Easter: The Ashes to Easter            com. The site carries a variety of Francis-   Challenge of an Ancient Idea, which was
Lenten giving program is drawing to a           can E-cards for different occasions.          published in February 2005.
close. Please return the containers to a                                                         The event is free and open to the
campus minister, San Damiano Chapel             We commend to God’s mercy the                 public. The lecture is the keynote ad-
or the Murphy Center reception desk.            grandfathers of Dawn Koenig, the              dress of Viterbo’s 2007 Conference on
                                                father of Polly Pappadopoulas, and            the Cardinal Virtues.
Holy Week schedule: While there will            Myrene Stork and Imelda Tacke, FSPA.
be no service at San Damiano Cha-               May they rest in peace.


from the library
By Kim Olson-Kopp
New laptops at the library                      • A Viterbo I.D. is needed to check out       Congratulations to Our Winners
                                                  a computer.
Students, faculty, and staff may now            • Each component of the computer will         The grand opening of Franny’s was held
check out laptop computers for in-li-             be checked out and then checked back        on March 22. Along with free cof-
brary use. This is a convenient option            in. Each computer has a replacement/        fee samples and specials on treats and
for group meetings, for nontraditional            repair cost sheet.                          espresso drinks, there was a drawing for
students who have children present              • The computers are for in-library use        prizes. Congratulations to Leah Misch,
and prefer a quiet study room, or for             only.                                       winner of $30 in V-Hawk bucks, and
someone needing a computer when all             • There is a four-hour checkout time          also to Jacquelyn Hammen, winner of a
the library labs are full.                        period. If no one is waiting, the           256MB memory drive.
                                                  computer may be checked out for an
Here is a quick rundown of the guide-             additional four hours. Computers are        We’d like to thank Kyle Martin, whose
lines:                                            due back at the main desk before the        music created a coffee house atmo-
                                                  library closes for the day.                 sphere. Thanks for the tunes, Kyle.
• The library has six laptop computers.
  The library is wireless, and so each          Laptop computers are available at the         connections is published ev-
  computer can access the Internet.             library’s main desk.                          ery Monday of each academic year. Copy
• Registration is required for first time                                                      deadline is noon, Thursday. Email copy to:
  use. These registration forms will be                                                       connections@viterbo.edu or send interoffice to
  kept on file for a year.                                                                     the office of communications and
                                                                                              marketing, RC 007. Visit us on the Web
                                                                                              at: www.viterbo.edu/connections.aspx
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