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As a charter school, Appleton’s Valley New School (VNS) provides students in grades 7–12 with a learning environment much like Lawrence’s. It’s a place where they are encouraged to pursue project-based learning, community engagement and independent thinking. The Lawrence connection to VNS goes even farther than a shared vision. It was the creativity and foresightContinue Reading
Lawrence students, faculty, staff and local alumni volunteers contributed 507 hours of service on January 16 as part of the nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. A total of 630 Appleton-area students participated in a special age-appropriate curriculum focused on diversity and social justice issues that was developed by Marika Straw ’13. TheContinue Reading
Happy Birthday, Lawrence! LU pride was riding high on Tuesday, January 17 as Lawrence celebrated Founders Day—the anniversary of the college’s founding. The annual celebration was a huge success with alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends posting birthday wishes and sharing Lawrence memories on the college’s Facebook page. Many wore Lawrence apparel at homeContinue Reading
JANET ANTHONY, professor of music and George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music Anthony is the first holder of the new George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professorship in Music. The professorship was established with gifts from George Chandler ’51 and his late wife, Marjorie Olsen Chandler ’44. MARCIA BJØRNERUD, professor of geology andContinue Reading
They are responsible for helping students find their “aha” moments—those times when the proverbial light bulb goes off, and big ideas finally start coming together. The President’s Report annually spotlights Lawrence faculty members for the unique ways in which they are opening young minds to new methods of thinking. Whether in the classroom, in theContinue Reading
The founders of Lawrence University had a grand vision and, throughout the college’s history, its leaders have been steadfast in their commitment to building a reputation as much more than a small liberal arts college in Appleton, Wisconsin. In the 21st century, Lawrence University is among the leading liberal arts institutions in the nation, and is included on a short list of “Colleges that Change Lives” in a book written by the late college-consumer advocate and respected education journalist, Loren Pope.
But Lawrence’s mission and, indeed, its success, are evident beyond the borders of Appleton and the United States. There can be no mistaking the global impact of Lawrence University or the fact that the Lawrence community is truly worldwide.
After 162 years, Lawrence sends its graduates into the world with style, pomp, and circumstance. Here’s a glimpse of the celebration as a record 347 graduates received their degrees in June 2011.
Professor of Music and Teacher of Cello Janet Anthony was named the first holder of the new George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professorship in Music. The Chandler Professorship was established with a gift from George Chandler ’51 and his late wife Marjorie ’44. Helen Boyd Kramer, lecturer of gender and freshman studies, received the CommunityContinue Reading