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The Viterbo University D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership will host a screening of the film Artifishal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Reinhart Center room 134.
Artifishal is Patagonia’s latest film project about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and the continued loss of faith in nature. Patagonia is an environmental activist company with the mission of “We’re in business to save our home planet.”
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On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Viterbo Center for Community Engagement will host two exploration sessions for UGetConnected software. The identical sessions will be held in Murphy Center 304 computer lab from noon–1 p.m. and from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Participants will explore basics for navigating the software for the first 30–40 minutes followed by user specific questions, allowing people the opportunity to explore the software while immediate help is available.
Students converse as they walk through campus on a beautiful morning Sept. 4.
By Sue Danielson, health services
As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, change is in the air. That’s what makes fall a great time for renewal and fresh starts. It’s time to fine-tune your health by making one or two small changes that yield big results. Here are some suggestions:
Viterbo employees are invited to check out the professional development SharePoint site located on the Human Resources web page.
There will be two professional development opportunities each month, held the second Tuesday of the month from 9–10 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month from 1–2 p.m. Locations will be determined based on the topic of discussion.
There are also other opportunities for professional development through self-guided webinars through TIAA as well as extra courses through Viterbo’s SafeColleges online platform. The calendar will be updated as more topics and sessions are added.
Tara Westover, author of the bestselling and award-winning memoir Educated, will open the Viterbo University D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Westover was 17 years old the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists opposed to public education in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter, she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Westover never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education.