Author: Lauren Erlandson

Teacher Appreciation Week

When we ask alumni to tell us what was most impactful about their time at Lawrence, a good majority answer with a professor’s (or five professors’) name. Teaching and mentoring relationships are a highlight of the Lawrence experience so we plan to celebrate Lawrence’s amazing faculty members during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11).

The Alumni-Development department will be encouraging alumni to express their gratitude by sharing a sentiment and/or making a gift to the Lawrence Fund in honor or memory of professors, staff members and mentors that enriched their lives.

We will be sharing these messages with the honoree, on our website, and some on of our social media sites. Please let Stephanie Bray stephanie.s.bray@lawrence.edu know if you DO NOT want your messages shared on social media.

Piece of the Pie: Spring Wellness Initiative

Spring is still waiting to be sprung! This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep waiting to get a spring in our step! Come to the wellness center to participate in our Piece of the Pie Wellness Initiative! Complete 6 different activities to enter in for your chance to win prizes! Pick up and turn in your pie sheet to the front desk at the wellness center! Chance to win ends April 28th!

The Last day to turn in the completed Piece of the Pie will be May 2nd!

  • Yoga Class
  • TRX Class
  • Dietician
  • One-time Events
  • Mind Spa
  • 30min workout
  • Fit Bit Rental
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Massage
  • Healthy Vikings
  • Intramurals

Thank You from Ken Anselment

The worst snowstorm in decades brought out the best of the Lawrence community earlier this week.

Your warmth and hustle metaphorically melted 21+ inches of snow to create a warm and welcoming environment for about 100 visitors who, themselves, braved nasty (and, at times dangerous) conditions to come from places like California, New Mexico, Texas, Chile, Japan, and—of course—the upper Midwest to experience Lawrence before they make their final college decisions by May 1.

Those students and their families left Lawrence with evidence that this is a community that hustles and cares in extraordinary ways:

You plowed and shoveled back-straining snow to clear the lots and paths around campus…

You prepared food on the fly and showered our guests with cookies (so many cookies)…

With classes cancelled Monday—effectively wiping out an entire day of open house programming—you answered our 11th-hour call for volunteers to come in impromptu mock classes and presentations…

You opened your house for an improvised reception that turned into a 60-person pizza party. (I’m looking at you, Mark Burstein and David Calle)…

You got out of bed early to trudge through the snow and play fiddle music to greet our guests at 8:30 Monday morning…

Colleges like to talk about their warm, welcoming, and caring communities—but on Sunday and Monday, Lawrence University showed it in ways our visitors (and I) will never forget.

Thank you doesn’t seem like enough, but—on behalf of your friends on the admissions & financial aid team—I think we know how George Bailey feels at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life when the entire town comes together to help him in his time of greatest need.

Your generosity is extraordinary.

You are the Lawrence difference.

Ken Anselment
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

Piece of the Pie: Spring Wellness Initiative

Spring is still waiting to be sprung! This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep waiting to get a spring in our step! Come to the wellness center to participate in our Piece of the Pie Wellness Initiative! Complete 6 different activities to enter in for your chance to win prizes! Pick up and turn in your pie sheet to the front desk at the wellness center! Chance to win ends April 28th!

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Massage Therapist
  • Healthy Vikings
  • Intramurals
  • Yoga Class
  • TRX Class
  • Dietician
  • One-time Events
  • Mind Spa
  • 30min workout
  • Fit Bit Rental

Attention film lovers of Lawrence!

Next weekend, 4/20 through 4/22, Lawrence will again be hosting the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Student Film Conference and Festival.

The Film Department has been working for months organizing 175 submissions from 10 different ACM colleges into what will be a whirlwind weekend of films, paper presentations, screenplay readings, and workshops given by film artists and professionals.

Events will start at 7pm on Friday, 4/20 in the Warch Cinema with members of IGLU performing a live scoring of a silent film. Stick around after their performance to catch the first film screening of the festival.

The majority of the films will be shown on Saturday the 21st, both at the Warch Cinema and Wriston Auditorium, with the screenplay readings and paper presentations happening on Sunday the 22nd. You can find the full schedule here: https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/study/film_studies/acmfilm/schedule

If you have any questions or concerns relating to the festival, feel free to contact Alex Babbitt at alexanderwbabbitt@gmail.com

Cheers!
ACM Student Film Conference and Festival Team