LU Insider

Rochelle Blindauer

Author: Rochelle Blindauer

Prevent the Flu!

Prevent the Flu

With influenza at record levels this year, it’s vital that we do all we can to prevent the spread of the flu across our campus. If you haven’t already, PLEASE GET VACCINATED. Another important step to prevention is frequent, thorough hand washing – even if you’re not ill. If you can’t use soap and water, then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Additionally, make sure you’re getting enough rest, and eat a healthy diet to help bolster your immune system against the flu.

If you’re interested in getting a flu shot, Faculty and Staff can reach out to our RN educator Laurie Ehlers at or 832-7498 to schedule an appointment.

Students can go to the Health Center Monday-Friday, 7:30-11:30am and 1-4pm, or contact No appointments are necessary.

Staff Monthly – December

Please check out the December edition of the Staff Monthly!

As always, please submit any questions you would like answered to the email,  provide recognition to your colleagues by emailing or participate in the monthly photo contest but emailing your photo to

Have a great holiday break!

Staff Connections Committee

New Hires/Job Changes 11/9

The following colleagues have been hired, rehired or have a new position within the last two weeks. If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence or congratulate them on their new position!

  • Andrew Billingsley, Technology Specialist (Technology Services)
  • Ashley Trump, Off-Campus Programs Assistant (Off-Campus Programs)
  • Michelle Cheney, Assistant Director of Career Services- Internships (Career Services)
  • Sarah Dunnagan, Research Associate (Research Administration)

PAE Nominations

President’s Award of Excellence

The President’s Award of Excellence (PAE) recognizes exemplary University staff members for their exceptional support and performance for their Department and the University. Award recipients of the Award of Excellence will receive $1,000 monetary award and a commemorative plaque. Their name will also be added to a perpetual plaque of award recipients that will be displayed in the office of Human Resources in Brokaw Hall. Recipients and their guest will be invited to attend the annual Service Award Luncheon where they will be recognized for their accomplishments.  The award recipient’s supervisor and nominator(s) will also be invited to attend the luncheon.  The President and the PAE Review Committee will select up to two individuals annually for this award.


The PAE Review Committee will carefully consider all nominations, taking into consideration the following criteria:

Support:  Demonstrates above and beyond commitment to the support of the students, staff or faculty.
Stewardship: Demonstrates a high level of care and responsibility for the well-being of the University and its resources for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty.
Innovation:  Drives innovation, initiative and leadership in the workplace through creative ideas which positively impact the University and/or the surrounding community.
Teamwork:  Works in partnership with others while nurturing an environment of comradery and collaboration.

How to submit:

Complete the Nomination Form describing how the nominee demonstrates the above listed criteria, not to exceed three typed pages, by November 17, 2017.  When completed with the nomination form, you will need to select “file”, “save as” and save to desktop or personal folder.  The form can be submitted via one of the following methods:

Fax:  920.993.6026
Interoffice Mail:  Rochelle Blindauer, Human Resources
Hand Deliver:  Rochelle Blindauer, Brokaw Hall, Room 108

Thank you for your nominations and recognition of the colleagues that make Lawrence a great place!

Learning at Lawrence Compliance, RSVP 1/9, 1/10, 1/11

You are now able to reserve your spot for the Learning at Lawrence – 2018 Annual Compliance Training.

Please note that your attendance is required for only one of the below dates:

Tuesday, January 9th  – 8:00 am – 12:30pm

Wednesday, January 10th  – 8:00am – 12:30pm

Thursday, January 11th  – 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Please contact Human Resources should you have any questions. Thank you!


United Way and Lawrence Fund Pledge

We invite you to join in supporting both Lawrence students and the United Way. If you would like to make a gift to Lawrence, United Way, or both, please complete the PLEDGE FORM  and return it via campus mail or email to the Development Office in Brokaw Hall. We would greatly appreciate your support of both campaigns by Monday, November 20, 2017.

Thank you for considering these giving options as a way to support our students and community. Should you have any questions about either opportunity, please reach out to Annual Giving or Human Resources.