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Stephanie Bray

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February Open Office Hours with the Grants Team

Date: Thursdays 10 AM – Noon
Location: WCC Kaplan’s Café or WCC main lobby

Are you interested in applying for a grant to fund a new program, research project, or artistic work? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and meet with either Anna Simeth, Ariela Rosa, or Amy Kester to discuss grant ideas on Thursdays between 10 am and noon (with the exception of holidays or during convocation)—no appointment required. In the month of February, we will be located in the Warch Campus Center Kaplan’s Café or the main lobby area; please look for the table with the “grants” sign.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss external funding during a different time slot, please email or call x6816. We look forward to connecting with you!

Film screening: Being Hmong Means Being Free at LU 

Film screening: Being Hmong Means Being Free at LU 

Followed by a conversation with trained facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7-9 pm

Wriston Art Center Auditorium

Being Hmong Means Being Free (56 mins) highlights the history, culture and identity of the Hmong immigrants who have settled in the United States between 1975 and the early 1990s. The documentary looks at Hmong life in this country as seen through the eyes of seventeen year-old Lia Vang. 

The film will be followed by a conversation with trained facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities.

Programs on Hmong culture at the Appleton Public Library and The Draw related to the exhibition “when you when you were made: Victoria Kue & Tshab Her” (at the Wriston Art Galleries through March 8) can be found here.

Welcome Wednesday: A New Staff Lunch

Staff Connections invites all new staff members to join us for lunch On February 13th from 12-1pm in Runkel Room (4th floor Warch). Bring your lunch and join Staff Connections and your fellow new colleagues for an informal monthly lunch.

We look forward to providing a gathering space for folks to put names to faces, find a new Lawrence buddy, or ask those campus questions that have been on your mind but you haven’t had answered yet in your time here.

Crosswalk Reminder

As a reminder, please observe the following when using the crosswalks: 

  • Press the button to initiate the flashing, yellow lights every time you cross College Avenue. You will hear confirmation that the yellow lights are flashing.
  • Allow approaching vehicles to slow down and come to a stop before moving into the crosswalk.
  • Walk briskly through the crosswalk, pay attention to approaching vehicles and avoid cell phone use while crossing.
  • Please walk bicycles and skateboards through the crosswalk.

LUDT Fundraiser- I Am: Appleton Moves

A two-day dance clinic, February 16th and February 23rd, for students in grades K-8, taught by members of the Lawrence University Dance Team. Students will learn original choreography and will explore how dance can be used as a means for expression.

The first hour will consist of a warm-up and some dance technique, followed by an hour of repertoire, where students will be divided by age to work with LUDT leaders to create a dance. If interested, please email by February 2nd to register!

All Staff Meeting Information

Updates from December 7th, 2018 All Staff Meeting: If you missed the last meeting or are looking for a refresher on what was covered, video from the December 7th All-Staff Meeting is posted on the Staff Connections website

Next All-Staff Meeting: mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 19th (**note – change from previously posted date)

Updates regarding pedestrian safety, street crossings and lighting

Dear Lawrence Community, 

Welcome back to campus and happy new year!

As you may have already a noticed, several changes have been made to the College Avenue pedestrian crossings, as well as surrounding intersections. A new push button-activated warning light system was recently installed in the mid-block crossings on College Avenue. This new system will reduce the number of false activations of the lights and make it clearer to pedestrians when lights are flashing. The crosswalks are also more accessible to the visually impaired thanks to audio beacons at the crossings. In addition, new pedestrian lighting has been added to the southeast corner of College and Lawe Streets and the northeast corner of Lawe and Alton Streets, improving visibility for both pedestrians and drivers.

Even with these improvements, we all must be vigilant when crossing any street, as we are never completely protected from inattentive drivers. As you approach crosswalks or traffic intersections, be sure to pay attention to traffic from all directions, avoid cell phone use and walk briskly while crossing the street, and walk bicycles across intersections.

If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns about pedestrian safety, please direct them to Assistant to the President Jake Woodford (; or 920-832-6850).

Have a wonderful start to the new term.


Christopher D. Card

Vice President for Student Life

College Ave. Crosswalk Lights

The City of Appleton is installing a new button activation system this week for the mid-block College Avenue crosswalks between Drew and Lawe Streets. The new system will require pedestrians to push a button to activate the warning lights. This change will cut down on false activations, which can reduce the effectiveness of the lights. If you have questions, please contact Jake Woodford at 832-6850.