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Dave Skogen to Hold Book Signing at Viterbo Oct. 24

October 14, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

DAVE SKOGEN TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING AT VITERBO OCT. 24

LA
CROSSE, Wis. – Dave Skogen, author of the new book Boomerang: Leadership Principles that Bring the Customer Back, will
hold a book signing from 5:30–7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Viterbo University
Reinhart Center room 107.

Skogen is chairman of Festival
Foods, an 18-store grocery company. Festival Foods has two stores in La Crosse
and one in Onalaska. Skogen has been a longtime proponent of servant
leadership.

This event is co-sponsored by the
Viterbo D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and Master of Arts in
Servant Leadership program.

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Coach for America Co-Founder and Former NFL Player Joe Ehrmann to Present Living a Legacy at Viterbo Oct. 28; Conduct Workshop Oct. 29

October 14, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

COACH FOR AMERICA CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER NFL PLAYER
JOE EHRMANN TO PRESENT “LIVING A LEGACY” AT VITERBO OCT. 28; CONDUCT “INSIDEOUT
COACHING” WORKSHOP OCT. 29

LA
CROSSE, Wis. – Former first-round NFL draft pick and ten-year league
veteran Joe Ehrmann will present “Living a Legacy” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in
the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Ehrmann played defensive line for the
Baltimore Colts from 1973–80 and for the Detroit Lions from 1981–82. He is the
co-founder of Coach for America, an organization with the mission “to inform, inspire and
initiate individual, communal and societal change that will empower men and women
to be their very best—personally, professionally and relationally.”

At
6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Ehrmann has a physically intimidating presence.
However, he says that real strength isn’t about size, defeating your opponent,
or winning. He believes that athletes and their mentors face a much tougher
challenge—they have to look inside themselves and forge a meaningful moral
purpose, and then apply that greater understanding to helping others thrive.

Ehrmann
has been called “the most important coach in America” by Parade magazine.

“Joe
is a special person who has dedicated his life to helping young people,” said
Cal Ripken Jr., a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. “His
message is powerful and makes a true impact. It is a message we can all learn from.”

While
on campus, Ehrmann will also conduct a workshop entitled “InsideOut Coaching”
for business leaders, coaches, and educators from 8–11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in
the Fine Arts Center Lobby. To register for the workshop, contact Maureen
Cooney at 608-796-3082 or mjcooney@viterbo.edu.

Ehrmann’s presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart
Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series. The event is free and
open to the public. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics
in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

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Viterbo Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers to Give Concert Saturday

October 3, 2013

Oct. 7, 2013

Contact Jean Saladino at 608-796-3771 or jesaladino@viterbo.edu

Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers to Give
Concert Saturday

The
Viterbo Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers will perform a fall concert at
Maria Angelorum Chapel at the St. Rose Convent Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. The
event is part of the Viterbo Days and the La Crosse community is invited to
these free events.

The choral program includes a variety of music from early to
contemporary that will be sung in the groups’ upcoming tour to Germany and Austria,
Wednesday, Dec. 18–Thursday, Jan. 2. Music to be performed includes O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria ; Franz
Biebl’s Ave Maria and an arrangement
of Loch Lomond. Randall Stroope’s All My
Heart This Night Rejoices. The 9th
Street Singers will perform arrangements of favorite songs by Irving Berlin, Richard
Rogers, and others. Jean Saladino is the director of both ensembles and Judy
Stafslien is accompanist.

As part of the Viterbo Days celebration, award-winning guest alumna
Juanita Madland ’63 will perform a piano recital from 11 a.m.–noon in the
Viterbo Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Madland has been a music faculty member
at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos since 1990.

The Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers tour internationally every
four years. For this year’s tour the choir will be singing at Munich’s St.
Michael’s Church, St. Peter’s Church in Vienna and at the Melk Abbey for the
midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. In addition the choirs will sing concerts and
services in numerous small towns in the Wachau region. Students will also
attend a production of Die Fledermaus
at the Vienna Staatsoper on New Year’s eve. Faculty leading the group will be
Dan Johnson-Wilmot, Judy Stafslien and Jean Saladino.

There will be a free-will offering to help students participating
in the tour.

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Msgr. Bernard McGarty and Rabbi Simcha Prombaum to Share Dialogue on Faith and Reason at Weber Center Oct. 21

October 3, 2013

Oct.
3, 2013

Contact
Monsignor Bernard McGarty at 608-796-3788 or Rabbi Simcha Prombaum at
608-784-2708 or csoarabbi@gmail.com.

MSGR. BERNARD MCGARTY AND RABBI
SIMCHA PROMBAUM TO SHARE INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE ON FAITH AND REASON AT WEBER
CENTER OCT. 21

LA CROSSE, Wis.— Msgr. Bernard McGarty and Rabbi Simcha
Prombaum will be at the Weber Center later this month discussing death, atheism,
euthanasia, science, money, poverty, the holocaust, the future of religion, and
other pressing societal issues as the two friends and prominent religious
leaders share the stage to conduct an interreligious dialogue.

Scheduled for Monday, Oct 21 at 6:30
p.m., the event features McGarty, Visiting Scholar of Ecumenical Studies at
Viterbo University, and Prombaum, Rabbi at Congregational Sons of Abraham. The
conversation will be facilitated by Viterbo University President Rick Artman.

The context for the conversations
comes from the recently published book, On
Heaven and Earth
, that contains 29 dialogues that took place in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, on faith and reason featuring Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
(now Pope Francis) and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, a Jewish intellectual and
biophysicist. The two shared their thoughts on religion, reason, and the
challenges the world faces in the 21st century.

“The intimacy of the Weber Center is
a perfect place to hold our conversations,” said Msgr. McGarty. “Simcha and I
have been friends for years and have a deep appreciation for each other and a
real spiritual love.”

McGarty emphasized that despite the
controversial nature of the topics, Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka were able to
discuss how faith, reason and the willingness to share a conversation could
lead to greater understanding on difficult issues. “Neither was trying to
conquer one another and the resulting dialogues are incredibly rich.”

Prombaum and McGarty plan to follow
the same formula.

“These are tremendously important
topics and they should be important to everyone,” Prombaum said. “Our beliefs
on death, religion, poverty, money, atheism, and so on says a lot about the way
people live, how they look at the world, and our relations with others.”

The program is free and open to the
public. No reservations are required and all seating will be general admission.

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Henry Koch, Director of the Solid Waste Department at the La Crosse County Landfill, top Open Leadership at Noon Series at Viterbo Oct. 15

October 3, 2013

Oct. 3, 2013

Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

HENRY KOCH, DIRECTOR OF THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT AT
LA CROSSE COUNTY LANDFILL TO OPEN LEADERSHIP AT NOON
SERIES AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY OCT. 15

LA
CROSSE, Wis. – The 2013–14 Leadership at Noon series at Viterbo University
will open with Henry Koch, solid waste department director at the La Crosse
County landfill, Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Reinhart Center room 107.

The La Crosse County landfill which
opened in 1977 and is expected to run until 2033, provides solid waste disposal
services to surrounding counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It accepts waste
from residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional sources.  

Under the leadership of Henry Koch,
the landfill has become a national model for its innovative use of recycling
programs, its energy production collaboration with Gundersen Health System, and
its development of nature trails, wetlands, and green space. 

The landfill operates as an
enterprise fund, meaning that the fees collected from customers are used to pay
the expenses of running the landfill.

The Viterbo Leadership at Noon series features business leaders
discussing the key values that contribute to successful business practices. The
series will continue Tuesday, Nov. 19 with Jeff Behan, vice president of
planning and business development with Brunswick Boat Group of Knoxville, Tenn.

All Leadership at Noon series events are held from noon–1 p.m. in the
Reinhart Center and are free and open to the public. Audience members are
welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for $5. The
Leadership at Noon series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for
Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University.

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Tonier Cain of the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care to Present Trauma and Recovery at Viterbo Oct. 14

October 1, 2013

Oct. 2, 2013

Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

TONIER CAIN OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE TO PRESENT “TRAUMA AND RECOVERY” AT VITERBO OCT. 14

LA
CROSSE, Wis. – Tonier “Neen” Cain of the National Center for
Trauma-Informed Care will present “Trauma and Recovery” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.
14 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Cain is the subject of the
award-winning documentary film Healing
Neen
, which is the inspiring story of her emergence from years of drug
addiction, incarceration, and homelessness. For 20 years, Cain hustled on the
streets of Annapolis, desperately feeding her crack addition. Home was under a
bridge or prison and sexual assault and beatings were routine. She was arrested
83 times.

In 2004, pregnant and incarcerated
for violation of parole, she was given the opportunity to participate in a
community trauma, mental health, and addictions program. There, feeling safe
for the first time in her life, she confronted the horrible memories of child
abuse—filth and chronic hunger, sexual assault by neighborhood men, and routine
physical and mental abuse by her alcoholic mother. Realizing she was a victim,
she began to heal and reclaim her life, beginning an “upward spiral that has no
limit.”

Today, Cain works for the National
Center for Trauma-Informed Care and has dedicated her life to being a voice for
victims. She travels the country giving speeches and works one-on-one with
women in prisons and hospitals. Cain continues to transform her own life while
helping others to embrace her motto, “where there’s breath, there’s hope.”

Cain’s presentation is part of the
D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series. The
event is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart
Institute for Ethics in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

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Viterbo University Awarded $135,000 to Fund Paid Internships

October 1, 2013

Oct. 2, 2013
Contact Tom Knothe, dean of the Dahl School of Business, at teknothe@viterbo.edu or 608-796-3376

VITERBO
UNIVERSITY AWARDED $135,000 TO FUND PAID INTERNSHIPS

LA
CROSSE, Wis. – More Viterbo students will be eligible to land paid
internships thanks to a $135,000 Career Ready Internship Initiative Grant
funded by Great Lakes Educational Corporation.

Great Lakes provided the funding to
help universities like Viterbo turn unpaid internships into paid internships
and create new paid internships for juniors and seniors with financial need.

Viterbo was one of 19 Wisconsin colleges and universities to
receive funds.

Historically unpaid internships can offer students the
opportunity to work in their field of study while they are still in college.
However, many students cannot participate because they cannot afford to go
without a salary.

When
students are unable to take an internship opportunity, they miss out on
invaluable, real-world experience in their field of study—experience that can
make them more competitive in the job market after graduation.

“These grants will give nearly 1,300 Wisconsin students the
chance to benefit from paid internships in their fields of study—and a better
chance at competing with wealthier peers after graduation,” said Richard George,
president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes.

According to Tom Knothe, dean of the Dahl School of Business,
the grant will provide an invaluable opportunity not only for the student, but
also for nonprofits to benefit. “We have a number of great sites located within
nonprofits, many of which are hard pressed to pay for interns. Now they will
get the benefit of the internships while our students gain invaluable
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