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Ed Berthiaume

Author: Ed Berthiaume

2022 United Way Fox Cities Campaign launched

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to launch our 2022 United Way Fox Cities Campaign at Lawrence University! The work of United Way Fox Cities addresses our community’s greatest needs through a well-researched, comprehensive approach. Investing in our community through United Way Fox Cities in the workplace is an easy way to improve lives. Each year, about one of every three Fox Cities’ residents are impacted by a United Way funded or operated program. Your investment will stay in our community and make a difference for your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For more details, please visit www.unitedwayfoxcities.org/ or watch their 2022 campaign video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5BxWlAx2eI.

The Lawrence University United Way Fox Cities Campaign will be open through Wednesday, November 30, 2022. This week, you will receive a pledge form via interoffice mail. Completed forms and/or donations should be sent via interoffice mail or dropped off to:

Amy Kester
Wilson House, Room 308

Alternatively, please email Amy at amy.kester@lawrence.edu or call x6816 with the details of your donation, and she will complete a form for you.

Thank you so much for your generous support of United Way Fox Cities and our community!

With gratitude,

Amy Kester
Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support

Linda Morgan-Clement
Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain to the University

Nancy Wall
Associate Provost  and Associate Professor of Biology

Election Day is Nov. 8: Make time to vote

A reminder that student voting information is available on the Lawrence website. It includes everything from a list of street addresses for student housing to information on voter IDs to available escorts to the polls.

The midterm elections are on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Let your voice be heard: Make time to vote.

An election night gathering for the Lawrence community is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Warch Campus Center.

‘Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ rescheduled for Nov. 4-5

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) has been rescheduled for two performances only: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5.

The production by Lawrence University Theatre Arts, set for Stansbury Theatre in Lawrence’s Music-Drama Center, was previously scheduled for last weekend but had to be postponed.

Directed by Kathy Privatt, with music direction from Phillip Swan, the performance will present five musicals rolled into one satirical comedy. By Eric Bogart and Joanne Rockwell, it is billed as a “valentine to musical theatre,” telling one story in five styles: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, a Sondheim version, a Jerry Herman version, an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, and a Kander & Ebb version.

Find more information at the Lawrence Box Office.

Let’s gather for a Fall Funtervention

On Thursday, November 3, the Office of DEI is throwing a party.

What: Fall Funtervention

When: 3 – 5PM

Where: Somerset in Warch

All nonessential offices will close during these hours so we can reinvent how to gather, talk, and enjoy. It’s been a rough couple of years and a lot of us got used to talking to pets in our PJs. Come, get your feet wet! The water’s fine.

There will be an OPEN BAR, hot dishes, and tons of desserts.

Open Bar!

Satays, spring rolls, samosas!

Desserts!

Plus live music by musicians from the Voodis collective, who are creative collaborative in music, art, and fashion, blending a mix of jazz and hiphop.

Get paid to eat, drink, and enjoy music during your work hours. (Cmon, you didn’t want to answer that email anyway.)

Bonus! The Viking Room opens at 4:30 on Thursdays now, with BOGO drinks, so you can keep the party going even after the event.

‘Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ to open in Stansbury

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) will be presented Oct. 27 to 29 in Stansbury Theatre.

Directed by Kathy Privatt, with music direction from Phillip Swan, the Lawrence University Theatre Arts performance will present five musicals rolled into one satirical comedy.

The production, by Eric Bogart and Joanne Rockwell, is billed as a “valentine to musical theatre,” telling one story in five styles: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, a Sondheim version, a Jerry Herman version, an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, and a Kander & Ebb version.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Find more information at the Lawrence Box Office.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for non-Lawrence students. Lawrence students, faculty, and staff can get two free tickets with their campus ID.

Vote on a name for our newest Viking

The Mascot Committee asked students to submit suggested names for our newest Viking – the antelope mascot. More than 450 students did just that. The committee ended up with a list of about 175 names. The committee then chose three finalists to be put to a vote by the full Lawrence community: Larry, Lou, and Blu. Voting began Wednesday and continues through Monday. Vote here.

Pre Giving Day Tie Dye Party – Oct. 24

To get campus ready for the 9th annual Giving Day celebration, the Philanthropy Engagement Center will be hosting a tie dye event on Monday, October 24th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm outside of Ormsby Hall.

There will be 100 Giving Day t-shirts that are exclusive to this event available for students to make their own tie dye creations.  In the event of rain, the Tie Dye event will take place in the Somerset Room in the Warch Campus Center.

Attend Meet the Majors Fair on Oct. 27

Still deciding on a major, minor, or interdisciplinary area? If so, make sure to mark your calendar for the Meet the Majors Fair on Thursday, October 27 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) in Somerset, Warch Campus Center. Here you’ll be able to connect with faculty advisors from a wide variety of programs + learn about opportunities to other explore your interests. You’ll also be able to chat with fellow Lawrentians about their campus research experiences as part of the Summer Research Poster Symposium that will be taking place at the same time. 

Save the date! Giving Day is Oct. 26

Lawrence will be celebrating its 9th annual Giving Day on Wednesday, October 26!  On this day we celebrate all things Lawrence and raise funds to support current and future generations of Lawrentians. On last year’s Giving Day, more than 3,390 supporters gave over $1.97 million! We hope you will join in making this year shine even brighter. You can learn more about the matching funds, social challenges, and campus events that will be happening this Giving Day at: Go.lawrence.edu/givingday