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Lawrence among recipients of ‘Solar for Good’ grants

The Solar for Good grant program has awarded over $450,000 in grants and solar panel donations to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations. Thirty-five nonprofits will install over 2,200 kilowatts of solar electricity, leading to more than $6 million in renewable energy investments in Wisconsin.

Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden is part of that.

The following organizations have been offered Spring 2022 Solar for Good grants to install new solar energy systems: 

Agrace HospiceCare – health care, Janesville

Albany Lions Club – community services, Albany

Aldo Leopold Foundation – conservation, Baraboo

Antigo Public Library – community services, Antigo

City of Altoona – affordable housing, Altoona

Couleecap – community services, Westby  

Curative Connections – human services, Green Bay

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center – conservation, Madison

Edgerton Retirement Apartments – affordable housing, Edgerton

Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church – religious, Menomonee Falls

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) – human services, Racine

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum – conservation, Kenosha

Hunger Task Force – meal distribution, West Milwaukee

Lawrence University – education, Baileys Harbor

Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance (MACHA) – affordable housing, Madison

McFarland Lutheran Church – religious, McFarland

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) – education, Milwaukee

Movin’ Out – affordable housing, Cottage Grove

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church – religious, Trempealeau

Northwest Side Community Development Corp – community development, Milwaukee

Outreach Community Health Center – health care, Milwaukee

Racine County Food Bank – meal distribution, Racine

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter – animal shelter, Prairie du Chien

Rooted – agriculture, Madison

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program – community services, Dodgeville

St. Mary Parish – religious, Omro

St. Robert Parish – religious, Shorewood

Tina’s K9 Rescue – animal shelter, Sparta

Trinity Episcopal Church – religious, Baraboo

Union Congregational United Church of Christ – religious, Green Bay

Vernon Economic Development Association – community services, Viroqua

Westcare Wisconsin – human services, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp – affordable housing, Madison

Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve – conservation, Two Rivers

One organization has asked to remain anonymous at this time.

The grant recipients from the Spring 2022 round represent various sizes and types of nonprofits from across Wisconsin.

The 35 nonprofits are a part of Solar for Good’s 10th round of funding. The program has offered solar grants to 152 Wisconsin-based nonprofits since it began in 2017. Once projects are complete and energized, Solar for Good grant recipients will add over 7.3 megawatts of renewable energy to Wisconsin’s electric grid, providing enough electricity to power approximately 1,400 Wisconsin households.

Björklunden looking for summer workers

We are still looking for summer workers here at Björklunden. We’re finally hosting our seminar program again and folks are thrilled to be able to come back and spend some time in this beautiful place! The big house in the woods on the Lake – you can’t beat it!

We have the usual summer positions open – from June 12-through Sept 2. And if you are a senior and applying to grad schools or waiting for a job to start – the seminars continue through the fall – so we look for a couple people to stay through October/early November. Or if you are taking a gap year or are not sure what your next move is – we always have one person stay through the winter and spring and then help train the new summer staff the following June.  Room and board included for all three options! Link to the job posting:https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/jobs/5961309/

Or we also have a full/time year round position open – the Bjorklunden Staff Assistant. This person manages the weekend student program and also assists during the week as needed. Room and board are included as well as benefits for full-timers. 

Link to this job posting: https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/postings/847

Greetings from Björklunden!

The Björklunden Application is now available online! Check it out!

Here is a link to the General Info Page: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students

Here are the links to the Instructions and application: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/app_info

http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/form

We will be accepting applications until Friday, May 13, 2022 for Fall Term 2022.

Björklunden weekends provide a distinctive and highly memorable integrative experience. Each weekend during the academic year groups from Lawrence gather to explore and reflect upon ideas, artistic expressions, and community issues. Topics are wide-ranging and students have the opportunity for intensive inquiry and discussion with faculty members and among themselves in an informal, intimate setting.

Looking forward to seeing you here at Björklunden!

Work at Björklunden this Summer

This summer work at Björklunden ~ Lawrence’s 425-acre estate in Door County. Live and work in the beautiful lodge!

Need student workers from June 12 to September 3 to serve meals, keep house, give Chapel tours, and work outdoors

Remuneration: Hourly wage, housing, meals, tips

Applications available on Handshake

Email or send completed documents to Sherri Immel at Wilson House Sherri.Immel@lawrence.edu

For more information and to schedule your interview: Sherri Immel * 920-832-6854 * Sherri.Immel@lawrence.edu

Björklunden Weekend Applications Available

Greetings from Björklunden!

The Björklunden Weekend Application is now available online! Check it out!

Here is a link to the General Info Page: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students.

Here are the links to the Instructions and Application: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/app_infohttp://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/form

We will be accepting applications until Sunday, October 31, 2021, for Winter and Spring Terms.

Björklunden weekends provide a distinctive and highly memorable integrative experience. Each weekend during the academic year groups from Lawrence gather to explore and reflect upon ideas, artistic expressions, and community issues. Topics are wide-ranging and students have the opportunity for intensive inquiry and discussion with faculty members and among themselves in an informal, intimate setting.

NOTE: Winter Term is filling up fast – some weekends are full already. Please consider a Spring Term visit!!

Fall 2021 Björklunden Application Open

Greetings from Björklunden!

The Björklunden Application is now available online! Check it out!

Here is a link to the General Info Page: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students

Here are the links to the Instructions and Application: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/app_info

http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/form

We will be accepting applications until Friday, June 25, 2021 for Fall Term.

Björklunden weekends provide a distinctive and highly memorable integrative experience. Each weekend during the academic year groups from Lawrence gather to explore and reflect upon ideas, artistic expressions, and community issues. Topics are wide-ranging and students have the opportunity for intensive inquiry and discussion with faculty members and among themselves in an informal, intimate setting.

Looking forward to seeing you here at Björklunden!

Staff and Faculty Invite to Stay at Bjorklunden

Greetings!

Hope this finds you and yours all well and happy!

Good News! We are going to continue outside rentals from January through March, 2021. Folks who are visiting are couples or families that have been ‘weathering this storm’ together. : )

Though the lodge remains closed – we have been renting the two outbuildings – Studio and Stabbur – as well as the Staff Quarters (located in a sequestered wing of the lodge). Due to COVID – we’re doing things a little differently. Folks are bringing their own food and linen. They are cleaning and sanitizing before departure. And they are leaving a donation to cover their stay.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do (or do again!) send me a couple date ranges along with your building preference (if you have one) and we’ll go from there. We’ll be booking on a first come first served basis. 

Be safe. Be healthy. Be of good cheer! k. : )

Kim Eckstein

Operations Manager | Lawrence University’s Björklunden

kim.a.eckstein@lawrence.edu 

Björklunden application now open

Greetings from Björklunden!

The Björklunden Application is now available online! Check it out!

Here is a link to the General Info Page: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students

Here are the links to the Instructions and Application: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/app_info

http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/form

We will be accepting applications until Friday, November 1, 2019 for Winter and Spring Terms.

Björklunden weekends provide a distinctive and highly memorable integrative experience. Each weekend during the academic year groups from Lawrence gather to explore and reflect upon ideas, artistic expressions and community issues. Topics are wide ranging and students have the opportunity for intensive inquiry and discussion with faculty members and among themselves in an informal, intimate setting.

Looking forward to seeing you here at Björklunden!

Bjorklunden Student Program Fall Term 2019 – Registration Open!

Greetings from Björklunden!

The Björklunden Application is now available online! Check it out!

Here is a link to the General Info Page: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students

Here is a link to the Instructions and Application: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/students/app_info

We will be accepting applications until Friday, April 26 for Fall Term 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you here at Björklunden!

Bjorklunden Weekend Aug 4-6

Bjorklunden Weekend – August 4 – 6, 2017

Come join in the fun up in Bjorklunden for the weekend!

  • Check in is after 4pm on Friday, August 4th
  • There will be a copy of the room chart and the floor plan on the registration table at the main entrance. You’ll find your room on the floor plan and make yourself at home!
  • Rooms will be set up Student Program Style. Which means linens will be in the rooms – but beds will not be made
  • No meals will be served and the commercial kitchen will NOT available for personal use
  • However the catering kitchen with ice machine and refrigerator will be available. The catering kitchen is located off of Vail Hall across from the elevator.
  • As for meals – please plan on sampling local fare, having picnics, using the catering kitchen for easy prep meals, etc. As mentioned, there is an ice machine in the catering kitchen – so you could keep a cooler in your car and picnic on the grounds or while out and about exploring the county!
  • If you do plan on eating here – please bring disposable dinnerware as the commercial dishwasher will NOT available and there will not be any staff to clean up after you.
  • There are also small refrigerators located throughout the building – one each in the Dining Room, Lakeside and North. Additionally there is a full size refrigerator in the Mud Room. The Mud Room is located next to Lakeside
  • There will not be staff on hand to clean up over the weekend – so please plan on being self-sufficient while here!
  • Check out is at 10am on Sunday. We’ll be doing the traditional Lawrence ‘leave it as you found it’ gig. Your room will have a cleaning caddy and instructions under the bathroom sink. Please be sure to clean your room for the next guest!
  • Rooms will be $30/night. Payment via credit card will only be accepted before arrival.  Cash or check are accepted upon departure. There will be a staff member in the North Office between 9:30 and 10:00am on Sunday to facilitate check out.

The Studio and Stabbur are already reserved for this weekend.

Space in the lodge is limited.

Reservations are taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

Call or email Bailey today!

920-839-2216, bailey.e.koepsel@lawrence.edu