A glimpse at World View Week events

By Janelle Matthews

Campus Life Editor

January 23-28 is World View Week at Viterbo. There will be many dif­ferent activities throughout the en­tire week sponsored by various or­ganizations and clubs.

The Human Race Machine is located in the student union for students see themselves in others’ shoes, and it will be available for the entirety of World View Week. The Human Race Machine is sponsored by the World Languages depart­ment and Campus Activities.

On Monday, Jan. 23, Campus Ac­tivities, Dining Services, and Cam­pus Ministry sponsored “Celebrate the Chinese New Year” in the Caf­eteria from 4:45-6:30 p.m. This in­cluded a traditional Chinese meal and numerous activities.

Earlier in the afternoon on Mon­day from 3-6 p.m., students were invited by members of the Honors Program to fold peace cranes in the student union in memory of victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake. Paper and instructions to fold the peace cranes have been left at their booth for students to use to make cranes throughout the week. Students started making peace cranes last spring and hope to have a total of 1,000 cranes by the end of the week. They are on display in San Damiano Chapel.

The Ethics Institution and the Tri-Campus Student-Parent Orga­nization sponsored the documen­tary, “Restore Gulu: Child Soldier No More” on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Collins Auditorium. According to viterbo.edu/news, “Restore Gulu tells the story of Watoto, an organization in war-torn Uganda that provides assistance to orphaned children and vulnerable women. The organization seeks to raise a new generation of leaders by providing medical intervention, education, trauma counseling, and spiritual discipleship.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Hon­ors Program will be sponsoring a second event: Philosophy, Under­standing, and Brew, also known as PUB, in Franny’s at 2 p.m. The topic of this month’s PUB is the differ­ences and similarities between reli­gions such as Islam and Christianity. There will be food and beverages provided.

Friday, Jan. 27, at noon, a Lunch ‘N Learn will be held in the FAC Hospitality Suite. The theme of the event is “culture shock.” Anyone interested in attending should RSVP Denise Homstad at 796-3825. This event is sponsored by Health Ser­vices and Recreational Sports.

On Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m., VU After Dark will be hosting “Feed the Hungry & Your Soul” in the Hawk’s Nest. Interested participants should bring non-perishable food items that will be donated, and each non-per­ishable food items gets that person an extra treat in his or her trail mix. There will be other activities includ­ing bracelet making to commemo­rate each person’s individuality.

The final event of World View Week is “Out of Russia Under Cover: The Music of Dmitri Shostakovich,” which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. It is part of the One-Of-A-Kind chamber music series, performed by the Artoria String quartet.

World View Week allows students to explore different countries and cultures of the world while being at Viterbo. It helps expands students’ experiences to those beyond west­ern Wisconsin.

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