LU Insider


Category: Students

Campus closed Dec. 24–Jan. 1

Campus will be closed for the holidays starting Saturday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 1. Campus will re-open on Monday, Jan. 2.

Although campus is closed, the IT network and email will continue to function normally. Snow and ice removal will continue during the daylight hours. Campus security will also be available—if you need anything, contact 920-832-6999.

Save the date: Jan. 6 Convocation

What do Assistant Professor José Encarnación, current student Irene Durbak ’17, alumna Carolyn Armstrong Desrosiers ’10, former non-degree-seeking student Christopher Ducasse, journalist Fritz Valescot, LUCE (Lawrence University Cello Ensemble) and the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra all have in common?

Find out Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel when Janet Anthony, George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music, speaks about her 20 years of music-making and cross-cultural exchange in Haiti.

There will be performances of Haitian music, including two works composed by non-degree seeking students at Lawrence, short film clips from Kenbe La directed by Armstrong Desrosiers and Stephan Anunson, and reflections on the transformative power of music.

We hope to see you there!

A Giving Day thank you from the Board of Trustees

Giving Day 2016 participants,

A sincere thank you to each of you from me personally and from the Board of Trustees for your help in making Giving Day a huge success. Whether you contributed your time, talent or treasure (or some of each), you were an important part of this collective community effort.   

I want to especially thank the students, faculty and staff members who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the program itself. Alumni and friends thoroughly enjoy hearing from students about their experiences on campus, their academic work and goals, from faculty members about their research and teaching, and from staff members about their important work for Lawrence. They love seeing Conservatory students and faculty members perform. And they enjoy the spirit of good fun and the strong sense of community we have.

If you were a behind-the-scenes contributor to the day (before or after), we appreciate your efforts as well. Without you, Giving Day wouldn’t be possible!

If you were a donor, you have our deep gratitude for your generosity.

My very best to you and your families for the holiday season.

Susie Stillman Kane ’72
Chair, Lawrence University Board of Trustees

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