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    • V-76ers to V-Hawks name change proclamation, 1986

    • Athletics; Sports; V-Hawks; V-76ers
    • The name and logo of the Viterbo athletic teams was changed from the V-76ers to the Viterbo V-Hawks on May 9, 1986. Viterbo sports teams still go by the "V-Hawk" name to this day. The change was made official by this proclamation, issued by...
    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1909

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 25, 1909. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • Sacred Heart nursing diary, cover

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing
    • The cover of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary kept by Sister M. Christopher McGuire from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937.
    • Sacred Heart nursing diary, page 1

    • Universities and Colleges--History; Women's Colleges--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Students; Female students; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing
    • The first page of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary kept by Sister M. Christopher McGuire from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937. This page displays the names of the first twenty students enrolled in the school.
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing, on the grounds of Saint Joseph Convent

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Schools of nursing; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Sanitariums; Sacred Heart Sanitarium; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent;...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing was started in 1930, with Sister M. Christopher McGuire as the founding director. The school was housed in the Sacred Heart Sanitarium building on the grounds of St. Joseph Convent from its beginnings in 1930 until...
    • Sister Cherubim Schafer, founding director of Saint Joseph Convent Conservatory of Music, 1954

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Music; Music education; Schools of music; Saint Joseph Convent Conservatory of Music; Alverno College...
    • Sister Cherubim Schafer (1886-1977), pictured here in 1954, started St. Joseph's Convent Conservatory of Music on August 11, 1924. By 1951, under the name Alverno College of Music, it merged with two other School Sister institutions, Alverno...
    • Sister M. Christopher McGuire, founding director of Sacred Heart School of Nursing

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of nursing; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Nursing; Nursing...
    • Sister Christopher McGuire ( -1940) started Sacred Heart School of Nursing on September 22, 1930. By 1951, it merged with two other School Sister institutions, Alverno Teacher's College and Alverno College of Music, to form what is now Alverno...
    • Sister M. Mira Studer, author of "Foundations of the School Sisters of Saint Francis,"...

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; School Sisters of Saint Francis; History; History education; Science; Science education; Biology;...
    • Sister M. Mira Studer (1889-1970), shown here on the cover of the Winter 1963 issue of the "Light on the School Sisters of St. Francis" magazine, taught history at the convent from 1919 though 1936 and taught biology at Alverno from 1936 through...
    • St. Rose High School diploma, 1910

    • St. Rose High School; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose High School on August 2, 1910. It indicates the classes she took and the credits she earned.
    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1903

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 30, 1903. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • First graduation held at Holy Family College, 1959

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Graduations; Graduates; Bishops; Bishop Stanislaus v. Bona; Reverends; Reverend D. F. Hurley; Religion; Worship; Worship centers; Catholic...
    • Sister M. Marta Simmons receives her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona of the Green Bay Diocese at a baccalaureate ceremony following the cornerstone laying. Handing the diplomas to the Bishop is Reverend D. F....
    • St. Rose Normal School, ca. 1916-1920

    • St. Rose Normal School; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    • Viterbo began as the St. Rose Normal School, which was origianlly housed in what is now the St. Rose Convent. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved from Milwaukee to La Crosse. The St. Rose Motherhouse was...
    • Creatve harmony class

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; fine arts; classroom instruction; dance; recitals
    • The creative harmony class under the direction of Sister Patrick Nolan arranged and played folk music for folk dancers.
    • Sister Josepha

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; libraries; library employees
    • Sister Josepha, head librarian, is pictured at the check out desk of the newly completed Holy Family College Library
    • Plaque commemorating Marian Hall North's groundbreaking, 1965

    • Marian Hall North; Marian Hall South; Groundbreakings; Ceremonies; Student housing; Student dormitories
    • The groundbreaking ceremony for Marian Hall North, Viterbo's first combination residence hall and dining facility, was held on May 28, 1965. Sister Grace McDonald (front) and Mother Ann Marie Kerper break the first spade full of dirt, while Bishop...
    • Gov. John W. Reynolds campaign

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Campus tour; Presidents
    • Democratic Gov. John W. Reynolds took his re-election campaign into Manitowoc Country. After a noon luncheon at Kiel, the governor and his party moved to Manitowoc, touring Holy Family College. Sister M. Birdeen, president of the college, escorted...
    • Style show

    • Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Holy Family College; Silver Lake College Of the Holy Family; classroom instruction; clothing; student economics
    • Students from Sister Virginette's Home Economics class show off there home made dresses and suites.
    • St. Wenceslaus Church

    • St. Wenceslaus Church; Viterbo College Church; San Damiano Chapel; Religion; Worship; Worship centers; Catholic churches
    • Viterbo purchased the St. Wenceslaus school and church buildings in January 1968, after the parishes of St. Joseph the Workman and St. Wenceslaus merged and decided to build elsewhere. The former elementary school would be renovated to become...
    • Admission of Men to Viterbo, 1971

    • Co-education; Students; Admissions; Male students; Student life
    • Viterbo's willingness to adapt and change with the times resulted in tremendous growth and development. Viterbo admitted its first laywomen in 1943. Then, in 1971, Viterbo officially became a co-educational institution and began to recruit male...
    • Fransican Sisters' Milwaukee convent

    • Milwaukee convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • The early Fransican Sisters of Perpetual Adoration emigrated from Bavaria and settled in Milwaukee, where they built their first convent in 1861, seen here in this sketch. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved west...
    • Viterbo College's seal, original design, 1960

    • Seals; Logos; Emblems; Insignia
    • Viterbo's original seal was designed early in the 1960's by Sister Imogene Theile, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) who was also a faculty member in the art department. Designed according to the science of heraldry, it...
    • Blueprints for the building of Murphy Center, ca. 1941

    • Murphy Center; Academic buildings; Viterbo campus; Blueprints; Architecture; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • Newly named and accredited by the University of Wisconsin, Viterbo College, then housed in the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters (what is today St. Rose Convent), needed its own building in order to further develop its potential as a...
    • Murphy Center ground breaking, 1940

    • Murphy Center; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Ground breaking ceremonies
    • Murphy Center's ground breaking ceremony on September 5, 1940, was described in the local paper as a "colorful event". The presense of sisters, white-veiled novices, postulants in uniform, and the American and Papal flags waving in the autumn...
    • Viterbo Nursing Center dedication, 1970

    • Viterbo Nursing Center; School of Nursing; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Renovations
    • Viterbo's Nursing Center was dedicated on October 30, 1970, culminating a string of campus improvements and additions initiated during Sister Grace McDonald's tenure in office. The dedication ceremony, conducted by (from right to left) Bishop...
    • Fine Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony, 1969

    • Fine Arts Center; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Groundbreakings; Ceremonies
    • The groundbreaking for Viterbo's Fine Arts Center was held on March 19, 1969. Bishop Frederick Freking and Sister Grace McDonald jointly turned the first spadeful of earth. A large crowd of college and convent personnel and friends of the...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing diary, 1930-1937

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Women's higher education; Faculty; Students; Female students; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Schools of...
    • Sister M. Christopher McGuire, a faculty member of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing, kept this diary from September 22, 1930 through September 1, 1937. The first page displays the names of the first twenty students enrolled in the school.
    • Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing bulletin, 1963-1965

    • St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing; School of Nursing; Academic departments
    • The St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing had its inception in 1883 when local doctors began a course of essential nursing care for the sisters who were to staff St. Francis Hospital of La Crosse, western Wisconsin's pioneer health care...

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