Author: Mackenzie Huber

LU Food Pantry is Temporarily Closed for Relocation

The LU food pantry is temporarily closed so that we can manage the relocation process.  Please do NOT leave donations at the Esch Hurvis Center for Spiritual and Religious Life as we are in the process of relocating the pantry to a more accessible location.  The pantry will be coordinated by some new folks in its new location.  Watch for updates here.

Crane Lift over Kohler Hall – September 24, 2021 at 9AM

On Friday, September 24, from 9am-11am, there will be a crane lifting a large fan to the roof of Kohler Hall.  Everyone will need to be out of Kohler Hall during this time. Half of the parking lot will be coned off for the delivery of the crane, which will be arriving around 8:30am and departing by Noon. We ask that everyone avoid this area during this crane lift, for safety reasons. Thanks!Facility Services

Nominate a Convo Speaker Today!

Dear Lawrence Community,

I write to solicit your nominations for the 2022-2023  Lawrence Convocation Series and the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Over the years the Convocation Series has featured a wide range of distinguished speakers, including writers, artists, activists, scientists, scholars, and journalists. TheCommencement Speaker customarily receives an honorary degree from Lawrence in recognition of their accomplishments.

Please email me ( the names of people you would like to see deliver a Convocation and/or receive an honorary degree at Commencement. Any additional information you would like to include about them will also be appreciated.

Information about this year’s Convocation Series can be found here.  

A list of past convocation speakers can be found here.

And a list of past commencement speakers can be found here.

Thank You! 

Allison Fleshman, Chair of the Public Events Committee 

Join the fall 21-Week Equity Challenge

The 21-Week Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.

How it works:

  • Individuals are encouraged to take on the challenge themselves, or form groups for discussion and reflection.
  • Those who sign up will receive an email at the beginning of each week for 21 weeks, starting Monday, August 30, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022.
  • Weekly topics take participants through a journey that starts with understanding internalized racism and explores how racism permeates person-to-person interactions, institutions, and social structures.
  • The experience is intended to deepen understanding, suggest ways to act, and helps launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our communities. 

This Challenge is being hosted by United Way of Wisconsin. To learn more about it, visit the Equity Challenge page on their website.

Lawrence University’s Celestial Histories

Associate Professor and Chair of Physics, Megan Pickett, and her student Avery Greene ’24 celebrate Lawrence’s connection to the Night Sky.  Pickett and Greene are compiling a written and oral history of Lawrentians “Celestial Histories” as part of their summer research.  They are looking for stories, traditions, and important moments from all Lawrentians related to personal encounters with the night sky.  Their work will lead to an archive and website that paints another portrait of who we are as a community.  To volunteer, use:

You can choose between a written survey or an interview.  Look for future LU community events in which we can all share the night sky through the coming term!

Music for Food

On July 11 at 6:30 pm CT, the piano studio of Catherine Kautsky, in conjunction with Music for Food, will premiere an online recital of piano music by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, and others. All proceeds will go directly to benefit Appleton’s own Pillars:

Appleton is proud to have a chapter in Music for Food, a national organization of musicians devoted to addressing hunger in communities across the country.

You can read about Music for Food HERE

Please see the link for additional information on the recital HERE.

And here’s the direct link to the premiere on July 11, 7:30 ET:

Special Edition of The Ariel

Hello Lawrentians,
I hope your summer is going well.  I am beyond excited to share The 2013- 2021 Ariel with you. This special edition of The Ariel was brought to you by the staff of The Lawrentian and members of the Lawrence University Community Council.

The Ariel is intended to celebrate the student body and President Mark Burstein, as he embarks upon his next adventure. Thank you for your leadership and your light.  

To view The Ariel, click here.

Kelsi Bryant ’22
LUCC President

SLUG Produce Sale Wednesdays

SLUG will be selling fresh produce every Wednesday morning from 9-12 AM or as long as supplies last. The sale will be held in front of the SLUG house (the blue house located on Boldt Way, across from International House).

There will be changing offerings every week depending on what is ready to harvest in the garden. Email with any questions you may have.