Month: October 2010

Oct 20: Wear Purple in Memory of LGBTQ Suicides

On October 20th we will wear purple to bring awareness to, and put an end to intolerance in honor of the 6 boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse at home and in schools. Purple represents spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we would like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your parents, friends, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

Tyler Clementi
Seth Walsh
Justin Aaberg
Raymond Chase
Asher Brown
Billy Lucas
Zach Harrington
and all other victims of homophobia

(The event is on Facebook, too.)

Gender Studies Information/Social

On Thursday, October 14th, Gender Studies will be holding its first ever informational social. Students, faculty and staff interested in the Gender Studies program are invited to come learn more about the major and to meet one another, have some pizza, and talk about gender.

What: Gender Studies Information/Social
Date: Thursday 10/14
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Where: Memorial Hall Room 116

The LU calendar entry…

& the Facebook event!

Please tell your students, fellow faculty, staff, and anyone else you think might be interested.

Russ Feingold Visits LU Campus

Hear the Senator speak about student issues and our vital role in this upcoming election!

Delay your lunch just a little bit longer after convocation and let’s show Senator Feingold the very best of Lawrence!

THIS TUESDAY, OCT 5th @ 12:45pm in the Warch Campus Center!

“NewsHour” Correspondent Discusses “Browning of America” in Lawrence Convocation

Award-winning journalist Ray Suarez discusses the cultural shift that is changing the face of the United States and why that change reflects a positive continuation of a robust immigrant tradition in an address at Lawrence University.

Suarez, a senior correspondent for PBS’ “The NewsHour,” presents “The Browning of America,” Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 11:10 a.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510 E. College Ave., Appleton. Suarez also will conduct a question-and-answer session at 2 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema. Both events, part of Lawrence’s 2010-11 convocation series, are free and open to the public.

Demographers estimate that by 2042, the United States will be a country with a “minority majority.” Suarez will examine the continuously widening definition of who is a “real American” and the impact of the country’s evolving ethnic make-up on schools, commerce, politics and the workforce.

Since 1999, Suarez has served as a senior correspondent for PBS’ “The NewsHour.” He previously spent seven years as host of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” program. In addition to his PBS duties, Suarez hosts the monthly foreign affairs radio program “America Abroad” for Public Radio International and the weekly politics program “Destination Casa Blanca” for the Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, HITN TV.

Suarez is also the author of two books, “The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America,” and 1999’s “The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration.”

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Suarez is a life member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a founding member of the Chicago Association of Hispanic Journalists.