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Boleyn-Fitzgerald memorial service Oct. 19

The Lawrence community is invited to join a Buddhist service to honor Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald and the goodness that he lived, modeled and brought to this world, and that is expressed and carried on through each of you. The memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center’s Esch Hurvis Room.

During the service, there will be opportunities for guided meditation and for consciously and intentionally turning inward. There will also be space provided in front of the center dais for any who wish to bring a cushion or zafu and join a seated circle on the floor.

A reception will follow, with a variety of opportunities to share memories.

Boleyn-Fitzgerald, the Edward F. Mielke Professor of Ethics in Medicine, Science and Society and associate professor of philosophy, died last month following a lengthy battle with kidney cancer. To learn more about Boleyn-Fitzgerald and the mark he left on the Lawrence community, read a story from the Lawrence news blog.

2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium Oct. 13

One more reminder to attend the 2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium on Oct. 13.

  • Explore majors, minors, interdisciplinary programs and talk with faculty
  • View student research posters
  • Talk with student interns about their experiences
  • Declare your major!

When/where: Oct. 13, 7–9 p.m., Esch Hurvis and Mead Witter Rooms in the Warch Campus Center (second floor)

Research posters will be up from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

D-Term opportunities across the country! Apply by Oct. 24

Boston: 4th Annual KIPP Academy Public Charter School Internships

Two internship opportunities at KIPP Academy in the Boston area. If you are interested in experiencing an innovative system of education in a diverse, inner-city environment, then apply to be a part of this experience today.

  • Sunday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 16
  • Housing and meals provided
  • See LUworks Job ID: 27284 for more details

Chicago: 2nd Annual Forest Preserve Foundation Internship

Internship opportunity for those interested in protecting and restoring the natural habitats of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Interns will assist with donor communications-appeals, mailings, social networking and a potential event with their young professionals association. If you are interested in communications in the environmental field, apply today!

  • Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 15; Minimum commitment 2–3 days per week
  • See LUworks Job: 27404 for more details

Silicon Valley: 2nd Annual Shadow Silicon Valley (SSV)

Get an insider’s view into Silicon Valley! Visits will include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and an alumni event with President Burstein, among other networking opportunities. Apply today!

  • Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9; limited space available
  • Search LUworks Career Events, 2nd Annual Silicon Valley, for more details
  • Your cover letter should include your major and your area(s) of potential professional interest
  • Housing provided (two nights in Silicon Valley, two nights in San Francisco)
  • Must attend an orientation prior to the trip; dates and location TBD

West Virginia: Harmony House/First Steps Program Shadow Experience—NEW this year!

The First Steps Recovery Program in Huntington, W.Va., has opportunities in addiction rehabilitation and in development for students who want to make a difference in an area that is facing the largest opioid epidemic in the nation. Watch for more information on LUworks, our biweekly newsletter and/or table tents as details are confirmed.

Please send resumes and cover letters for all positions to by 5 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Public health internship opportunity 1:1 chats

Sara Quandt ’73, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, will host 1:1 chats on Friday, Oct. 14 to share information and answer questions about the public health internship opportunity she is offering this summer in North Carolina.

The intern will work with several public health research studies, most of which involve Latino immigrant workers and families. Interns will be expected to complete some independent reading to understand the social and political factors that affect health of low-income and immigrant families.


  • Interest in public health
  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Preference to intern who has access to a car (mileage in N.C. will be reimbursed)
  • Must be a continuing student during the 2017–18 academic year to be eligible for the $4,000 stipend

For more information and application instructions, see LUWorks Job ID 27244.

Haunted Lawrence event

Join us in the Milwaukee-Downer Room of the Seeley G. Mudd Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8–9 p.m., for tales of “Haunted Lawrence.” Attendees will hear true stories of ghostly happenings on campus (past and present), have the opportunity to share their own stories and view some spooky materials from the LU Archives. There might even be treats!

UPDATE: Due to space limitations, we have to cap this event at 30 attendees. To register, please submit this online form. Please know that spots are going quickly! If you have questions, please contact Erin Dix at

Upcoming employer visits

Career Services welcomes the MicroInsurance Centre to campus on Thursday, Oct. 13. MicroInsurance is a local consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products to 3 billion low-income people across the globe. Attend its information session in the Kraemer Room at the Warch Campus Center (WCC) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration on LUworks is appreciated.

Career Services also welcomes the Peace Corps to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Attend an information session from 11 a.m. to noon in Schumann 126 at WCC where students can learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps, including combining graduate school and Peace Corps service through the Master’s International program. Following the information session, 1:1 chats will be available in Career Services. Search LUworks events for “Peace Corps” and register for a 30-minute 1:1 Chat.

Sustained Dialogue at LU

The Sustained Dialogue program is a dialogue-to-action process that (1) transforms relationships and (2) creates informed community change. Sustained Dialogue gathers participants from diverse backgrounds into small groups that meet regularly to build relationships and develop informed strategies to improve their campuses and communities, especially around the following dimensions of identity:

  • Age
  • Disability and mental health
  • Ethnicity
  • Race and color
  • Religion
  • Sex and gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socioeconomic status/class

To learn more about Sustained Dialogue at Lawrence and to indicate your interest in becoming a dialogue participant or a moderator, visit the Sustained Dialogue web page on the Lawrence website. There will be a series of Sustained Dialogue informational sessions to help introduce the idea of SD in the Runkel Room on the fourth floor of the Warch Campus Center on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 at noon
  • Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium Oct. 13

Attend the 2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium on Oct. 13.

  • Explore majors, minors, interdisciplinary programs and talk with faculty
  • View student research posters
  • Talk with student interns about their experiences
  • Declare your major!

When/where: Oct. 13, 7–9 p.m., Esch Hurvis and Mead Witter Rooms at the Warch Campus Center (second floor)

Research posters will be up from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

New hires and new positions

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!

Canzi Wang Staff counselor
Deb Garetson Temporary accountant
Lilianna Guevara Admissions counselor
Lynn Payne Student accounts specialist
Margaret Stanton Staff accompanist
Michael Hall Head men’s and women’s fencing coach
Michelle Lasecki-Jahnke Administrative assistant, diversity & inclusion
Richard Jazdzewski Associate dean of health and wellness
Tina Harrig Sr. human resources generalist