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By Tessa Davis, Viterbo fitness and wellness intern

Here is some information about upcoming recreation and leadership events and programs about which the department would appreciate your assistance in promoting to students. Email for respective promotional pieces.

Healthy Hawks: Sept. 16–Nov. 9

Healthy Hawks is an eight-week health and well-being program that includes personal training, nutrition education, discussion and education for development in all seven dimensions of wellness, ongoing group and professional support, a weekly e-newsletter with cooking videos. Cost is $25. Click for more information. Click to register.

Eight to Receive Viterbo University Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Viterbo University will honor eight graduates at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception, which will be held from 4–6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Reinhart Center room 134.

Mary (Fitzpatrick) Marshall, who earned a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership degree in 2014, will be honored with the Spirit of Francis Award. Marshall was the longtime emergency services director for Catholic Charities, working on both a local and national level to aid those in need after disasters as well as responding to the needs of the homeless.

Sandra Hoeser, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Viterbo in 1969, will be honored with the Service to the University Award. Since moving back to the La Crosse area six years ago, Hoeser has been an almost constant volunteer presence at Viterbo events, in addition to being involved in many other volunteer activities in the community.

Screening of Documentary "The Wall: Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp" at Viterbo Sept. 24

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The Viterbo D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership will host a screening of the film The Wall: Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Campwith filmmaker Brandon Ferdig at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The Wall: The Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp looks back at the saga of the 2018 Native American homeless camp in Minneapolis. The film documents the growth of the camp, the community response, the internal conflicts within the camp, and the eventual transfer of residents to shelter in December of that year. It also captures the stories of the residents, who share their journeys to the camp, their lives there, and their hopes for a better future. In this spirit, the film follows one couple at the camp from August–December, who open up about the trials of their drug addiction, their relationship, and their hopes to get their children back.

Teaching and Classroom Support Services at the Library

By Polly Scott

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The Course Reserves service is offered to instructors to allow library and instructor-owned course material to be available for library checkout to students at the Main Desk. For more information, email Lauren Klitzke or the main desk at 608-796-3269.

Library instructional services offer methods to incorporate research and critical thinking skills into coursework. Librarians provide instruction for on campus and online courses. To request an instruction session, contact Jodi Hilleshiem at or 608-796-3278. One-on-one research consultations are also available to faculty and students, to assist with library research, and can be scheduled through reference@viterbo.eduThere are subject guides available for each discipline to offer key resources and research tips.