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Reminder: Queer Thanksgiving and TDOR

7th Annual Queer Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Diversity and Intercultural Center

LU is celebrating its 7th Annual Queer Thanksgiving, an event which gives LGBTQ+ students who may not be able to be their true selves at home a chance to celebrate the holiday with the LU community. All LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty and staff are welcome. Faculty and staff who would like to contribute a dish should fill out the spreadsheet here.

Trans Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Harper Hall then Main Hall south steps

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. This year, local musician Nicholas Raymond will perform and speak prior to our candlelight vigil and reading of the list of people lost to anti-transgender violence this year.

In addition to these events, the Faculty/Staff Pride Group will also host its monthly happy hour on Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-7 pm at Dr. Jekyll’s. These happy hours reoccur monthly on the second Thursday of the month. 

Questions about any of these events can be directed to Dakota Williams or Helen Boyd Kramer.

 

Queer Thanksgiving and TDOR

7th Annual Queer Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Diversity and Intercultural Center

LU is celebrating its 7th Annual Queer Thanksgiving, an event which gives LGBTQ+ students who may not be able to be their true selves at home a chance to celebrate the holiday with the LU community. All LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty and staff are welcome. Faculty and staff who would like to contribute a dish should fill out the spreadsheet here.

Trans Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Harper Hall then Main Hall south steps

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. This year, local musician Nicholas Raymond will perform and speak prior to our candlelight vigil and reading of the list of people lost to anti-transgender violence this year.

In addition to these events, the Faculty/Staff Pride Group will also host its monthly happy hour on Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-7 pm at Dr. Jekyll’s. These happy hours reoccur monthly on the second Thursday of the month. 

Questions about any of these events can be directed to Dakota Williams or Helen Boyd Kramer.

Once a Viking, Always a Viking: The Crowdfund for LU Athletics

Dear Lawrence Faculty and Staff Community,

The Vikings student-athletes, coaching staff, and I are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response from the Lawrence community to Once a Viking, Always a Viking: The Crowdfund for LU Athletics. Thanks to the outpouring of generosity, we were able to smash through our initial goal of 255 donors and then eclipse our challenge goal of 500 total donors! We are still busy tallying the final gifts so please stay tuned for final numbers next week regarding overall donor total and the total amount of support generated for Vikings Athletics. (In the event that anyone missed a reminder message along the way, please know that the Crowdfund website and the link to make a gift are still live and accessible!)

We are so grateful for your support! We look forward to sharing the impact of your gift on our student-athletes over the coming months. As we work to pursue excellence in everything we field, it is our belief that our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and community members will be pivotal partners in that very pursuit.

With sincere thanks from Alexander Gymnasium,

Christyn Abaray
Director of Athletics

#LUVikes4Life

Launching the Crowdfund for Lawrence Athletics! #LUVikes4Life

Dear Members of the Lawrence Faculty & Staff Community:

Since my arrival in April 2016, I have received many questions about how you can directly support the cause of advancing Vikings Athletics. It is my pleasure to reach out to you today and share a very exciting opportunity.

Today, we are launching Once a Viking, Always a Viking: The Crowdfund for LU Athletics. This is focused on directly benefiting all of our 21 NCAA Varsity Athletics programs at Lawrence!

As partners in the meaningful mission of educating and preparing our Lawrentians and Vikings to be leaders in the world, we could use your help. Each sports program is looking to fund individual projects that are focused on enhancing the student-athlete experience, and in the spirit of March Madness, each team is competing for donor support. The overall goal is to have at least 255 donors participate by March 21.

Which team projects will you choose? Who will you tell about the chance to give back to the Vikings? Want to find out more about the unique sports projects? Check out the Crowdfund for LU Athletics website!

The future is brighter for our Vikings student-athletes because of your support.

Yours,

Christyn Abaray
Director of Athletics

#LUVikes4Life

Admissions LUX Open House 2/23

On Friday, February 23 the admissions office will host LUX – Lawrence University Experience – an open house for applicants and their families.  If you see our guests on campus, please make them feel welcome!  Many of them will be Lawrentians in the fall.  If you’re able to park somewhere other than the lots closest to Warch, we’d greatly appreciate that as well.

Special thanks to all of the staff who will be doing presentations, providing a great lunch and making our facilities welcoming for this important event.

Ninth annual Report to the Community

Join President Mark Burstein and Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Kimberly Barrett for the ninth annual Report to the Community.

Report to the Community
Thursday, February 8, 2018
4-6 p.m.

The Report to the Community brings together leaders, learners and Lawrentians for a celebration of the ways in which Lawrence University engages in mutually beneficial partnerships to enhance the well-being and vibrancy of the greater Fox Valley while also strengthening the educational experience it provides to students. This year’s Report to the Community focuses on partnerships that help create a more just, equitable and inclusive community.

2018 Collaboration in Action Award Recipients

ThedaCare’s Community Health Action Team (CHAT)
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Fox Cities Diversity Officers Collaborative

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Student Ambassador Program Nominations

The Lawrence University Student Ambassador Program (SAP) is looking to receive new membership for this upcoming year. Please help us nominate any student, not including departing seniors, who seek to promote Lawrence Pride and philanthropy with the purpose of making the lasting Lawrence experience better for past, present, and future Lawrentians. The Student Ambassador Program seeks to inform the student body of the impact personal donations have on their Lawrence experience, with the ultimate goal of helping students with their eventual transition into active alumni after graduation. Our outreach to the student body involves working on different events throughout the year that are focused on raising awareness of philanthropy’s impact on Lawrence and Lawrence pride. Our mission is as follows:

The Lawrence University Student Ambassador Program (SAP) fosters an informed student experience, preparing them for alumni-hood. By Lawrentians for Lawrentians, we work towards improving the Lawrence community for past, present, and future Lawrentians through the following three pillars:

  • To engage students with the unique Lawrence experience to develop lasting school pride,
  • To connect students to unfamiliar facets of the Lawrence community, including but not limited to: administration, the Lawrence Fund, etc.
  • To promote philanthropy and volunteerism among students.

Please reply to Kate Allison at kate.a.allison@lawrence.edu and Emily Beale at emily.l.beale@lawrence.edu with your nominations by January 12th.

Faculty/Staff Pride Upcoming Events

Nov. 17 Queer Thanksgiving      3-5p.m.   Diversity Center
Queer Thanksgiving is an event which gives LGBTQ students who may not be able to be their true selves at home a chance to celebrate the holiday with the LU community. If you are interested in donating food and/or materials, please fill out this Google doc.

Nov. 20 Trans Day of Remembrance   5-9 p.m.   Memorial Hall 105
The Annual Trans Day of Remembrance hosted by Lawrence University includes a talk, a candlelight vigil, reading of the names of those who have been killed by transphobic violence, and an informal closing conversation. After a conversation in Memorial 105, we will go to the Main Hall south steps for the reading of the names and vigil.

Join the Faculty/Pride Email List

Would you like to hear about Faculty/Staff Pride events by email? Join our email list by contacting Dakota Williams at dakota.a.williams@lawrence.edu.