Category: Audience – Readers

Support the United Way


You should have received your United Way materials via campus mail earlier this month, and I hope you will join me in supporting United Way!  

Did you know you can win a Subaru Crosstrek? Any donor who gives a new, undesignated gift of $26 ($1/paycheck) or a previous donor who increases their support by $1 is entered to win!

Enter United Way Fox Cities’ sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek!


Return your completed pledge form to: Stacy Mara, Wilson House Development Office, via a campus mail envelope by November 29. You may give via check, credit card or payroll deduction. Payroll deductions will begin December 10, 2021.

With thanks,

Stacy J. Mara

Associate Vice President of Development


Brighter Together Term Closing Ceremony

Please gather from 4:00-4:45pm this Friday, November 19th to point to or seek light as we close our Fall term. Together in the GoldGarden we will release the⁠ hopes, cares, and prayers that have been shared,⁠ through our Brighter Together Community Practices, ⁠ to the universe through ritual burning. ⁠

The Goldgarden is the outdoor space located east of the Center for Spiritual & Religious Life.

Timesheet Deadlines for Thanksgiving Holiday

As a reminder, campus will be closed November 25th and November 26th. Payroll will continue to process paychecks for the November 26th payday. In order for payroll to process timely, please try to adhere to the below deadlines for timesheet submission and approval schedule. 

Timesheet Deadlines

Monday Nov. 22nd   – submit timesheet for approval to supervisor by 8 a.m.

Monday Nov. 22nd    – supervisors approve timesheets by 10 a.m.

We understand to meet the needs of campus during campus closure, a small number of employees may be working (e.g., grounds, safety). Those who work during that time will be notified by their manager to establish their work schedules.

Have a great holiday!

Human Resources & Payroll Office

Donuts for D-Term – Celebration!

“Do-Nut” miss this fun opportunity! Staff Governance will be hosting an informal D-Term Celebration for staff and faculty on December 15, from 9-10 a.m. in the Mead Witter Room at Warch. Stop by with your favorite beverage and indulge in a donut or two. Stay and socialize or grab your treat and run. The choice is yours!

To ensure we have enough sweet treats for everyone, if you plan to attend please let us know by filling out the D-Term Celebration form by December 10. We hope to see you there!

Covid-19 Testing November 22

For those who will be on campus the week of Finals, testing will be made available on Monday, Nov. 22, 10am-5pm. Testing is not mandatory for that week.


Testing will take place on Mondays during winter break on the following dates:  Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 12-4pm. Testing is required for students and optional for employees over break.

As always, thanks to everyone in the community for your adherence to our health and safety protocols.

Looking for Student Participants for a Linguistics Research Study

From now until the end of Fall Term, I am recruiting participants for a paid research study. The reading-based study will begin in Winter Term 2022. Contact Lauren Kelly at for more information. 

This study involves A Clockwork Orange, paper mills, & reading. Eligibility: 1. Monolingual English speaker, 2. No factory experience, 3. Not majoring or minoring in English, Linguistics, or a language other than English.

SharePoint Training

Learn how to use SharePoint and get your questions answered. Dana Rose-Schmalz of Technology Services is leading trainings in the next few weeks. Bring your questions.

Training Dates

*Edit* POSTPONED: November 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM – Library 204

December 2, 10 – 11 AM – Zoom:

December 7, 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Zoom:

Digital Accessibility Best Practices Training – open to all

Do you put content online, post on social media, or send emails? Would you like your communications to be more inclusive by making them more accessible? If yes, attend one of the open sessions on digital accessibility best practices put on by the Office of Communications.

Dates and Times

Friday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m.

These sessions are open to anyone who is interested. Join with this Zoom link:

What will I learn?

The first 20 minutes will be focused on digital accessibility best practices that apply to web, email, documents, and social media. Digital Accessibility information is also available here if you’d like to access it as text.

The second 20 minutes will be for editors of our new Lawrence website. We’ll be demonstrating the use of a new tool for checking the accessibility of your webpages.

If you’re interested in the first 20 minutes but are not a web editor at Lawrence, you’re free to leave the session after the first part.

One of these sessions will be recorded and made available on the Web Governance site at a later date for those interested.


If you have questions, thoughts, or expertise to add to the conversation, contact and

Study Music in Milan – Info Session

Join Off-Campus Programs for a virtual information session featuring Roberto Andreoni, Ph.D., Center Director and Music Coordinator for IES Abroad Milan, on Monday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. Email for Zoom details.

The IES Milan – Music: Voice, Composition, and Instrumental program offers an opportunity to create your own program, combining musical instruction, beginning and intermediate language study, area-studies courses taught in English, as well as internship possibilities.

For more information on this and other off-campus programs, go to