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Shelby Rae

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New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Jessica Buettner – Assistant Director of Development Operations

Stephanie Knoppa – Director of Residential Life

Mariah, Staelens – Director of Events Management

Sue Steinfeldt – Nurse

Kimberly Schmidt – Bon Appetit – Front of House

Kyle Lockhart – Assistant Director for Residential Education and Housing

Chad Hanson – Technology Deployment Specialist

Thomas McKenzie – Director of Bjorklunden

Anne Brink – Helpdesk Coordinator

Daniela Ly – Print and Mail Specialist

Haley Perkins – Institutional Research Fellow

Nani Agbeli – Lecturer of Music

Shaun Davis – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Charles Evans – Instructor of Music

Kaitlin Fyfe – Instructor of Film Studies

Sarah Gamalinda – Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Gregory Hitch – Jill Beck NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Daniel Lange – Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies

Megan Mey – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Maeghan Murie – Instructor of Biology

Van Nguyen – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Economics

Taide Prieto – Visiting Professor of Music

Marcy Quiason – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Kailey Rocker – Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Brittany Sievers – Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Jonathan Skarlis – Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach and Head Athletic Performance Coach

Mason Wheelock-Johnson – Visiting Instructor of Latin

John Koshuta – Assistant Director, Career Center – Health Professions

Kelsey Gill – Campus Safety Officer

Erin Friederichs – Bjorklunden Staff Assistant and Weekend Student Program Manager

Kady Piloto – Staff Counselor

Olalekan George – Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach & Athletic Department Diversity Coordinator

Luis Mendoza – Bon Appetit – Back of House

Hannah Herzog – Administrative Coordinator of Athletics

Emma Knick – Arioso Girl Choir Manager

Luke Rolf – Web Developer

Malika Chatterji – Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow

Matt Walters – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Rehires:

Julian DeGuzman – Admissions Counselor

Juan Marin – Videographer

Jodie Bonikowske – Consultant to Student Life Systems

D’Andrea Weaver – Area Coordinator

Nora Murphy – Conservatory Logistics Coordinator

Elaina Van De Hey – Custodian

David Schultz – Bon Appetit Manager

Promotions:

Brittany Bell – Dean of Students

Shannon Featherstone – Off-Campus Programs Associate

Leila Ramagopal Pertl – Music Education Instructor, Lawrence University & Performing Arts Director, Appleton Public Montessori & Harp Instructor, Lawrence Academy of Music & Music Education Curator, Mile of Music

Anna Reiser – Teacher of Piano and Lecturer of Music

Transamerica webinars available

Investing for Retirement webinar hosted by Transamerica

Participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a terrific way to prepare for the future. But is the money in your account invested appropriately? This webinar will tackle that critical question and help you understand the basic principles and how they apply to retirement.

Explore key topics, including:

  • The building blocks of investing
  • The impact of inflation and why it cannot be ignored
  • How risk and time horizon factor into your investments
  • Adjusting your strategy over time

REGISTER NOW!

Get retirement ready! Attend a Medicare webinar hosted by Transamerica

Join Transamerica as they host an informative webinar to help you learn about your healthcare coverage for retirement — including your Medicare options — as it’s a vital part of retirement planning. Transamerica can help explain the A, B, Cs, and Ds of Medicare and how to create an effective healthcare strategy.

REGISTER NOW!

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) Registration is Now Open

What is a PHA?

The Personal Health Assessment is a tool that highlights how our lifestyle choices directly impact overall health. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ score includes:

  • Your ‘Know Your Numbers’ score is based on your self-reported daily habits (related to nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, stress / depression and tobacco use) coupled with your onsite biometric results (Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar (glucose).

The Personal Health Assessment Report provides personalized feedback, tips to improve your lifestyle habits, and resources for more information.

Who is eligible to participate?

All staff and faculty are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the PHA process. Participation is also encouraged for the following individuals covered under the Lawrence University medical plan: spouses/domestic partners of employees, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of retirees. 

Note for Medical Plan Participants

Participation by employees, retirees covered under the medical plan, and spouses/domestic partners covered under the medical plan will provide the discounts to the medical plan premium.  All participants must complete both the biometric screening and the lifestyle questionnaire to receive the premium discount. The questionnaire can be completed through Wellworks portal while signing up for your biometric screening appointment.  Discounts are provided based upon participation and are not scoring, or results based.

ThedaCare will again utilize a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and provides instant results.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner is pregnant or within 6 months post-partum during the time of the assessments, participation by the pregnant/post-partum individual will not be required to obtain the discounts on medical plan premiums. Human Resources must be notified if this is applicable to you or spouse/domestic partner by October 14, 2022.  

How do I sign up?

Scheduling directions can be found in the attached Annual PHA Program and Logging into the Wellness Portal documents or click here to sign up: www.wellworksforyoulogin.com. The PHA schedule books quickly.  To ensure you receive your preferred appointment time, do not delay in scheduling your appointment.

What is the PHA schedule?

All appointments will be held in the Warch Campus Center – Hurvis & Mead Witter rooms. Appointment time and dates are as followed:

  • Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Thursday, October 6th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Friday, October 7th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Monday, October 10th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Thursday, October 13th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Friday, October 14th at 6:00am – 10:00am

Please contact your HR Representative if you have any questions regarding the PHA process including scheduling your assessment.   

Thank you,

Human Resources

MyLifeExpert Monthly Webinars

Did you know our new EAP provider, MyLifeExpert, hosts monthly webinars surrounding various life challenging topics? Additionally, the MyLifeExpert platform allows you to access information and resources you need when you need it. They provide online support services and personalized wellness content 24/7. MyLifeExpert includes thousands of articles, videos, podcasts, calculators, webinars, assessments, and worksheets.

Here is what’s coming up in the following months:

Establishing a Great Relationship with your Child’s Teacher and School – September 14th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

  • In this month’s talk, participants will discuss strategies for getting the school year off to a great start and forming strong alliances with your child and their schoolteacher.

Recognizing the Signs of Depression in a Team Member – October 12th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm CT

  • Our team’s culture is pivotal to success, but when a member is suffering from depression, it can bring the entire morale of the team down. During National Depression Education and Awareness Month participants will identify key indicators of depression and ways to help.

The Stress and Addiction of News Consumption – November 9th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm CT

  • Over the past many months, on-the-spot news accounts and difficult events have made an impactful influence on many of us. This month’s talk will discuss prudent ways to digest news and ways to subdue the long-term effects of news consumption.

Family Dynamics During the Holidays – December 14th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm CT

  • Although the holiday period evokes images of warmth and happiness as families connect for many of us, others may find it to be a difficult time as they try to navigate old hurts and difficult histories. This month’s talk will discover ways to establish important boundaries and ways to enjoy the holiday period with family and friends.

Log in to your MyLifeExpert account to register for any of the events above. Not signed up yet? Create an account with Lawrence’s University Company Code EAP190.

New Employees/Promotions/Rehires

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Steven Elizondo – Campus Safety Officer

Dena Reuben – Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

Ryan Ruzziconi – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

Annie Showalter – Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Claire Cannell – University Archivist and Assistant Professor

Acacia Ackles – Instructor of Computer Science

Tom Crady – Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

Claire Hafeman – Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Ryan Schmit – Area Coordinator

Katie Kittleson – Athletic Trainer

Elaina Van DeHey – Custodial Assistant

Jessica Buettner – Assistant Director of Development Operations

Stephanie Knoppa – Director of Residential Life

Mariah Staelens – Director of Events Management

Sue Steinfeldt – Nurse

Promotions:

Aaron Wojciechowski – Assistant Director of Student Activities and Support for Student Organizations

Chris Clarke – Interim Vice President for Student Life

Alicia Fiers – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Design and Special Projects

Cal Husmann – Senior Vice President for Development

Mark Musser – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Environmental Safety & Risk Management

Trevor O’Brien – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Custodial Services

Mary Van De Loo – Director of the Lawrence Community Music School

Miyoko Grine-Fisher – Associate Director of Annual Giving

Cole Hepburn – Assistant Director of Athletic Giving

Lindsey Wyngaard – Admissions Counselor

Brittany Bell – Associate Dean for Diversity, Engagement, and Student Leadership

Grace Kutney – Interim Dean of the Career Center & Center for Community Engagement and Social Change

Lori Fares – Interim Operations & Employer Relations Coordinator

Rehires:

Adjedmaa Ali – Admissions Counselor – Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Coordinator

Beth Fryxell – Admissions Counselor – Conservatory

Asher McMullin – Practice Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life

Jessica Jensen – Lecturer of Music

Julian DeGuzman – Admissions Counselor

Juan Marin – Videographer

Jodie Bonikowske – Consultant to Student Life Systems

New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Laura Hoekstra – Assistant Director – Visual & Performing Arts and Nonprofit, Education, & Social Impact

Jason Imperati – Director of Athletics

Whitney Lang – Assistant Volleyball Coach

Ryan Ruzziconi – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

Annie Showlater – Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Katie DeRuyter – Library Administrative Assistant

Jeffrey Lee – Bon Appetit General Manager

Steven Elizondo – Campus Safety Officer

Dena Reuben – Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

Rehires

Maria Jankowski – Bjorklunden Summer staff

Frances Marshall – Campus Safety Officer

Promotions

Chris Clarke – Interim Vice President for Student Life

Jacklyn John Fischer – Director of Academic Advising

Gretchen Revie – Acting Director of the Seely G. Mudd Library

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) – Save the Date

Returning in the fall of 2022, Lawrence will be continuing Personal Health Assessments. The PHA process is part of a large initiative to assist participants in managing their health and wellness. ThedaCare will again utilize a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

Upon completion of the PHA, participants will receive a personalized report to help better understand how your lifestyle habits affect your overall health.  Participants will be able to log in to the Wellworks site to complete the questionnaire, sign up for their onsite screening, and to view their results. Your results of the biometric and lifestyle scoring are confidential.  Participation in the PHA process is open to all staff and faculty employees and all spouses/domestic partners on the Lawrence University medical plan.

Assessment days are as follows:

If you or your spouse/domestic partner who is covered under the medical plan have any concerns regarding availability during the available assessment days, please contact your HR Representative to discuss participation options. 

New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Tina Franzen – Assistant to the Registrar’s Office

Sarah Gamalinda – Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Kevin Dessart – Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

Promotions:

Scott Lefeber – Print and Mail Specialist

Peter Blitstein – Interim Provost, Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of History

Daniel Damiani – Photographer and Multimedia Specialist

Jaime Gonzalez – Associate Director of Admission – Regional

Joe King – Assistant Vice President of Facilities Operations

Matt Schmeltzer – Director of Creative Services

Cheryl Boyle – Assistant Director of Lawrence Community Music School

Mary Kate Smith – Director of Conservatory Admissions

Kelly Coenen – Senior Administrative Assistant

Rehires:

Sarah Haas – Custodian

Shayni Paul – Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Kaden Kolosso – Bon Appetit

Diana Hernandez – Payroll and Human Resources Coordinator

Grace Guilette – Bjorklunden Summer Staff

Makayla Raley – Circulation Services Assistant and Night Supervisor

Riley Szymik – Materials Management Assistant

Nolan Richey – Materials Management Assistant

Anne Brink – Helpdesk Coordinatior

Addison DeShambo – Summer Research Assistant

Sophie Ulik – Summer Research Assistant

Brett Wall – Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach

Promotions

Jen Mielke – Technology and Print Service Manager

Peter Chang – Admissions Counselor, Coordinator of Access & Outreach

New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Theodore Klika – Bon Appetit

Pakou Yang – Bon Appetit

Katherine Lehman – Facilities & Construction Project Coordinator

Madison Pierson – Collections and Gallery Assistant

Parnee Poet – Custodian

Samir Datta – Vice President of Finance and Administration

Promotions

Alex Baldschun – Assistant Director of Prospect Research