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Category: Students

New hires: Nov. 9

The following colleagues have been hired, rehired or have a new position within the last two weeks. If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence or congratulate them on their new position!

  • Amber Nelson, associate director of annual giving
  • Craig Thomas, systems and data services library
  • David Derfus, custodian
  • Lindsay Kehl, HR generalist
  • Zakiya Ciesielczyk, associate director of annual giving

WELLU Holiday Trio Challenge

Join the WELLU Holiday Trio Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain

Sign up in teams of three or fewer.

Prizes for the team that maintains its weight and for a random participation drawing include: Fitbit, Bluetooth speaker, massages and more.

Weigh in: Nov. 18–22
Weigh out: Jan. 4–6
9:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. at the Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center

Email for details.

D-Term internship opportunity in Chicago

A last-minute D-Term internship has opened up in Chicago with consulting firm Productive Strategies. You will work closely with consultants on a wide variety of clients and prospects. You will also assist with managing databases, conducting research, writing proposals and client reports, and attending prospect and client meetings. You’ll get the “inside view” of how business is done!

Juniors and seniors who have an interest in business should apply for this internship. Dependable access to a vehicle is required.

Submit resume and cover letter, including mention of career objectives, and any relevant work experience or coursework at Lawrence to Taylor Kinn at

Application materials can be addressed to alumnus Terry Franke ’68. The deadline to apply is Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.

Wellness Fair winners

Thank you to those who attended the Wellness Fair. Below are the winners of the prize baskets. Congratulations!

  • Jean Shoaf: Fitbit
  • Samridhi Tuladhar: Bluetooth speaker
  • Sammi Farb: School supply basket
  • Jacquelyn D. Birkholz: Bluetooth headphones
  • Kristen L. Bratonja: Stress relief basket
  • Paris Wicker: Fitness basket
  • Jessie Zelaya: Happy Bellies gift card and mug

Shuttle service to campus after winter break

As we have in the past, Lawrence has arranged for motor coach shuttle service back to campus after winter break. The Office of Student Affairs will subsidize the cost of the motor coach bus to make the trip affordable to all students.

DATE:  Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 (the day before Winter Term classes begin) 


  • Depart Chicago (O’Hare Tollway Oasis on the Illinois Tollway—10201 Belle Plaine Ave., Schiller Park—Northbound side): noon; it is a 10–15-minute trip from the airport, depending on traffic
  • Depart Milwaukee (Target Store—1501 Miller Parkway, Milwaukee): 2 p.m.; it is a 15–20-minute trip from the airport, depending on traffic
    Arrive Lawrence at approximately 4:30 p.m.
  • Depart Minneapolis/St. Paul (Target SuperStore—1300 University Ave. W., St. Paul): noon; it is a 10–15-minute trip from the airport, depending on traffic
  • Depart Wausau (Emma Krumbees—2101 N. Mountain Rd., Wausau): 2:45 p.m. (*possible departure location)
    Arrive Lawrence at approximately 5 p.m.

COST: $20

Space is limited and students must sign up in advance—seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to arrive the departure location 15 minutes early to make sure the motor coach will leave at the scheduled time. Look for a large Lamers motor coach (usually painted white and red).

To sign up, stop by Raymond House between the hours of 8 a.m.–noon or 1–5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pay the $20 (cash or check) and reserve your seat. 

Questions? Call the Office of Student Affairs at 920-832-6596.

Careers at Lawrence

The following job openings are available. If you are interested, please apply online or send a resume to View full job postings on Lawrence’s job website.

  • Executive assistant for the Office of the VP for Student Affairs
  • Director of alumni admissions engagement
  • Assistant baseball coach (pitching)
  • Assistant director of athletics fundraising
  • Associate director of parent giving
  • Tenure-track assistant professor, vocal coach
  • Custodian
  • Tenure-track assistant professor, cello
  • Tenure-track assistant professor, voice
  • Assistant professor of ethnic studies
  • Postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies
  • Campus security officer

D-Term internship: First Steps Recovery and Wellness internship in West Virginia

Engage in an in-depth D-Term experience at First Steps Recovery and Wellness Center in Huntington, W.Va. First Steps is a nonprofit organization that supports addiction recovery and transition out of homelessness.

From Dec. 2 to Dec. 10, you will be involved in peer support, educational classes, evidence-based curriculum, weekly AA meetings and activities for individuals who are experiencing homelessness, have mental health issues and/or have a co-occurring substance use disorder. You will also work with the First Steps team to educate participants about available support services. In addition, you will experience drug court firsthand, where individuals who have been sentenced on a drug-related crime work with advocates from First Steps and the court system to pave an action plan for their road to recovery.

If you are interested in nonprofit work and/or addiction/homeless recovery, then this internship is for you.

Further info:
Through the generosity of a Harmony House board member, housing will be provided. Some funding for D-Term travel may be available if you have demonstrated need and submit your request by the application deadline of Nov. 14.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Mandy Netzel, assistant director of Career Services, employer and alumni relations, by Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at