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Jingle & Mingle Staff Event – 12/8

Staff Council invites all Lawrence staff to our December Jingle & Mingle event on Thursday, December 8, from 4-6 p.m. in the Viking Room!

Complimentary snacks and warm winter beverages will be provided, and the bar will be open too in case you want to upgrade that winter drink or enjoy another selection the Viking Room has to offer. 

The wearing of festive attire or your favorite ugly holiday sweater is encouraged!

Don’t miss this chance to mix and mingle with your co-workers and friends before Winter Break! Any questions, please email

Are you interested in being a Posse Mentor?

Are you interested in being a Posse Mentor?

To apply for the Posse Mentor position please complete this form: Deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.

Q&A Session to learn more about the position and program will be hosted in January 2023. Details will be shared on a later date.

If you have any questions please email
To learn more about the Posse Foundation visit:

Submit Nominations for the Jane LaChapelle McCarty Community Leader Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educator Award

The Jane LaChapelle McCarty MLK Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the 2023 Jane LaChapelle McCarty MLK Community Leader Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educator award.

• The Jane LaChapelle McCarty MLK Community Leader Award will go to an
individual/organization who:
o Is in alignment with the key principles Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. lived by: justice, equality and human potential.
o Has a long standing and strong community impact
o Demonstrates their role in supporting a variety of oppressed voices

• The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Award will go to a current
educator (K-12, collegiate) or organization who educates students in the
spirit of Dr. King. Educator includes anyone involved in educating students.

The award will be announced at the 32nd annual Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. virtually.

Deadline for Entry: Friday, December 9, 2022

Nominations must be no more than two pages and include the contact email
addresses and phone numbers (home and mobile) of the nominee and the

Submit your nomination via email to:

The award was renamed in 2005 after Jane LaChapelle McCarty, a beloved
community member, passed away from cancer in 2004. Jane truly lived in
unity with diversity in our community. She was the founding member of
Toward Community: Unity in Diversity, a forerunner organization of
Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities and was an advocate at Harbor House
Domestic Abuse Programs.

Student Campus Key Return

This is a friendly reminder to campus of the student key return process at the end of each academic term.

Dorm keys must be returned to the student’s Resident Hall Director (RHD) and is currently not accepted at any other campus locations.

Any other campus keys held by students should be returned to the Student Accounts office which in now located in office #222 on the 2nd floor of Chapman Hall.

NOTE: Keys are no longer returned to Brokaw Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Worden 832-6547.

Student Food Pantry has winter break hours

The Student Food Pantry will be open over winter break (through Jan. 2, 2023) every day from 9 AM-6 PM with ID swipe access. The Pantry includes food items, hygiene products, and school supplies.

The Student Food Pantry is open to all students who are in immediate need or do not have access to essential items. Please be conscientious in what you take and how much you take from the space. Visit the Student Food Pantry website for additional information.

Questions, comments, or suggestions? We’d love to hear from you! Suggest Pantry items or share your comments using our Feedback Form here.

The Pantry is supported through the generosity of community, local businesses, and personal donations of money and supplies, as well as a small budget provided by Lawrence University. We continue to seek partners on and off campus who are willing to support our students.

To donate to the Pantry, drop off items in the D&IC Kitchen or contact

New Employees/Promotions/Rehires

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees

Mary Grace Manon-Og – Bon Appetit – Front of House

Ashley Watry – Bon Appetit – Front of House

Katie Neuman – Bon Appetit – Front of House

Kristi Koshuta – First Year Dean

Ken Bach – Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Jeanette DeDiemar – Interim Associate Vice President of Communications

Staci Bourassa – Catering – On Call

Michael Frantz – Enrollment Consultant

Laken Heinemeyer – Bon Appetit – Dishwasher

Cory Puuri – Associate Director of Web Communications

Brad Sendell – Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Deanna Kolell – Assistant Director of Social Media


Lissette Cruz-Jimenez – Director of Diversity and Intercultural Center

Matt Kierzek – Teacher of Clarinet

James Schroeder – Hockey Goalie Coach

MLK Day Planning – Volunteers Needed!

This year’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy will be a campus-wide initiative, led by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and supported by offices and individuals from every corner of campus. Programming will consist of a community kick-off breakfast, a Day of Service, and a lecture series that will carry into the first week of February. MLK Day is Monday, Jan. 16.

The MLK Day Planning Committee is seeking volunteers to assist the following working groups: Promotions and Marketing, Kick-off Breakfast, Service Programs, and Lecture Series. Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to lend their voices to these efforts.

If you’re interested in supporting this important work, please email Professor Jesus Smith ( and Garrett Singer (

Yoga: Cultural History, CommUnity, and Practice with Rina Deshpande

If you missed the event from Saturday, Nov. 5- Yoga: Cultural History, CommUnity, & Practice with Rina Deshpande, we’ve got you covered! You can view the recording using the link here: Yoga Recording

0:00-11:25 “Breathe and Yoga Culture & History”
11:25-28:28 “Short Physical Yoga Practice & Resources”

In today’s modern world, Yoga is often misinterpreted and misrepresented, or appropriated, to be useful for “building a better self.” But like many indigenous traditions, the ancient practice of Yoga is more than a physical workout rather it is about recognizing your value and the miracle of being you, right now, in this moment, just as you are. Yoga is about connection with one another, our natural resources including animals, and Universe, as it is about connecting with our own selves.

Rina Deshpande is an educator, author, and illustrator. Raised with yoga as an Indian American, Rina completed her ERYT-500 yoga certification and earned a masters in neuroscience and education at Harvard, where she designed yoga and mindfulness research curriculum. Rina currently authors and illustrates a monthly Yoga Journal magazine column on the culture and science of Yoga and is a faculty member. For free yoga resources and illustrated poetry follow Rina at @rinathepoet on Instagram,, and

Sponsored by: The Diversity and Intercultural Center and Wellness Services