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Midterm reading period trip registration deadline Oct. 13

Register for a networking trip with Lawrence alumni and other connections to Minneapolis–St. Paul! The group will depart Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5:45 a.m. and return to campus on Friday, Oct. 21 by approximately 7 p.m. (All expenses covered except lunch on Thursday and dinner on Friday).

Visits confirmed to date are:

How to register: 

Disney College Program info session webcast Oct. 4

Chat virtually with Disney College Program recruiter Kent Phillips to learn more about internship and work opportunities with the Disney College Program. Opportunities are available both at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Recent graduates and students graduating in June are encouraged to attend the session on Oct. 4,  which will be in the Warch Campus Center’s Kraemer Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Diversity and inclusion listening sessions

Join Kimberly Barrett, vice president for diversity and inclusion and associate dean of the faculty, for one of several listening sessions. If you have concerns about diversity issues or ideas for how we can make Lawrence more inclusive, come to Steitz Hall, Room 202, on one of the dates below.

Each session will begin with brief opening remarks followed by an opportunity to share your ideas or concerns with others in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Oct. 4: 5–6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Oct. 11: 4:30–6 p.m.
Oct. 13: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Oct. 18: 5–6:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.



New hires and job changes

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!

  • Amy Shoremount-Obra, lecturer in music
  • Andrea Guenther-Pal, staff counselor
  • Bryce Woldt, assistant women’s soccer coach
  • Catherine Kaye, assistant women’s basketball coach
  • Erica Van Riper, assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach
  • Jordan Atkins, assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach
  • Julie Kairys, human resources assistant
  • Kimberly Scott, Title IX coordinator
  • Kyle Dockery, Björklunden assistant
  • Liliana Guevara, admissions counselor
  • Richard Jazdzewski, associate dean of students for health and wellness
  • Ryan Wockenfus, assistant men’s basketball coach

Urban planning guest drop-in Sept. 22

Have you ever considered a career in community planning? Do you even know what “urban planning” really is?

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association is hosting its annual conference on campus Sept. 22–23. Lawrence alumni Jen Gilchrist Walker ’00 and Jason Valerius ’97 will greet students in the Warch Campus Center, 320 Gallery (outside of the Somerset Room) on Sept. 22 between 11 and 11:45 a.m. They can tell you about their paths from Lawrence to careers in planning and answer questions about this diverse profession. If you’re interested in designing healthy communities, bike and pedestrian planning, transportation planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, geographic information systems, public engagement or just about anything related to the physical design and function of the places in which we live, stop by to learn more.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation to visit campus Sept. 26

A representative from Kimberly-Clark Corporation will be in the Warch Campus Center on Monday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions and provide insight into securing internship and career opportunities with Kimberly Clark (K-C).

K-C has locations in 63 different countries and career paths in a wide variety of functional areas including communications, logistics, research, IT, health services, finance, human resources and more. Stop by to meet K-C college recruiter Lauren Sell and learn more about internships and full-time employment.

Caravel Autism Health to visit campus Sept. 27

Caravel Autism Health will be in the Warch Campus Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to learn about flexible, paid part-time opportunities for students who want to work in autism behavioral therapy roles in the Fox Cities. Caravel uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in its work and provides paid training for students who are filling its roles.

Lawrence Scholars in Business Award Application due Oct. 3

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni who have funded the Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Program, we invite students to apply for a Lawrence Scholars in Business Award Application to help cover expenses for your internship next summer. This is open to any student who, through an excellent academic record and extracurricular activities, has shown the right aptitude and aspirations to succeed in the highly competitive world of business. Applications and materials are due to in the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement no later than Monday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. Click on the link above for a direct link to the application.

Applications being accepted for KIPP Academy internships

Students interested in a career in education should consider applying for the KIPP Academy internship over D-Term.

Spending time at KIPP Academy in Boston provides Lawrence students interested in education careers with several important takeaways, including exposure to an innovative system of education, experience with education of inner-city children from diverse minority backgrounds and observation of various teaching styles and techniques.

Hours would be the same as faculty hours: 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday and evening work as needed. Students are expected to do any and all work supportive of the teachers, including work with individual and small groups of students, but also copying class materials and grading classwork.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 24. Visit LUworks for more information and application instructions.