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New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Jessica Buettner – Assistant Director of Development Operations

Stephanie Knoppa – Director of Residential Life

Mariah, Staelens – Director of Events Management

Sue Steinfeldt – Nurse

Kimberly Schmidt – Bon Appetit – Front of House

Kyle Lockhart – Assistant Director for Residential Education and Housing

Chad Hanson – Technology Deployment Specialist

Thomas McKenzie – Director of Bjorklunden

Anne Brink – Helpdesk Coordinator

Daniela Ly – Print and Mail Specialist

Haley Perkins – Institutional Research Fellow

Nani Agbeli – Lecturer of Music

Shaun Davis – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Charles Evans – Instructor of Music

Kaitlin Fyfe – Instructor of Film Studies

Sarah Gamalinda – Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Gregory Hitch – Jill Beck NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Daniel Lange – Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies

Megan Mey – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Maeghan Murie – Instructor of Biology

Van Nguyen – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Economics

Taide Prieto – Visiting Professor of Music

Marcy Quiason – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Kailey Rocker – Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Brittany Sievers – Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Jonathan Skarlis – Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach and Head Athletic Performance Coach

Mason Wheelock-Johnson – Visiting Instructor of Latin

John Koshuta – Assistant Director, Career Center – Health Professions

Kelsey Gill – Campus Safety Officer

Erin Friederichs – Bjorklunden Staff Assistant and Weekend Student Program Manager

Kady Piloto – Staff Counselor

Olalekan George – Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach & Athletic Department Diversity Coordinator

Luis Mendoza – Bon Appetit – Back of House

Hannah Herzog – Administrative Coordinator of Athletics

Emma Knick – Arioso Girl Choir Manager

Luke Rolf – Web Developer

Malika Chatterji – Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow

Matt Walters – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Rehires:

Julian DeGuzman – Admissions Counselor

Juan Marin – Videographer

Jodie Bonikowske – Consultant to Student Life Systems

D’Andrea Weaver – Area Coordinator

Nora Murphy – Conservatory Logistics Coordinator

Elaina Van De Hey – Custodian

David Schultz – Bon Appetit Manager

Promotions:

Brittany Bell – Dean of Students

Shannon Featherstone – Off-Campus Programs Associate

Leila Ramagopal Pertl – Music Education Instructor, Lawrence University & Performing Arts Director, Appleton Public Montessori & Harp Instructor, Lawrence Academy of Music & Music Education Curator, Mile of Music

Anna Reiser – Teacher of Piano and Lecturer of Music

A guide to recent and upcoming office moves

As we move into Fall Term, we want to remind everyone that a number of offices on campus have moved.

As mentioned in an earlier letter to the community, the goal of these relocations was to ensure that all student-facing campus services are centralized in one area of campus and easily accessible for all students.

Below is a quick guide to the office moves. A campus map can be found here.

The offices formerly known as Brokaw Central: Previously located on the first floor of Brokaw Hall, this grouping of offices—the Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Student Account Cashiering—has joined Admissions and Career Center in Chapman Hall. Brokaw Central will be renamed. Watch for details coming soon.

Office of the President: To free up space for the Office of the Provost and academic affairs in Sampson House, the president and her staff will be relocating to Wilson House in mid-October. University counsel will move to Wilson House as well.

Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: The DEI office, now in Sampson House, will move along with the Office of the President to Wilson House in mid-October.

Center for Community Engagement and Social Change: This office has moved into its new home in Warch Campus Center.

Residential Education: This office has joined Student Life in Raymond House.

Development and Alumni & Constituency Engagement (ACE): These offices are now sharing spaces on the first two floors of Brokaw Hall along with the Office of Communications. (Note that colleagues in Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research within Development remain in Wilson House.)

Office of the Provost: This office will remain in Sampson House and will be included in spaces for academic affairs.

Matriculation Convocation set for Friday

The annual Matriculation Convocation will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Chapel. It also will be available via YouTube. President Laurie Carter will deliver the address, Time to Shine.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited. See the program and find a link to the YouTube stream here.

Matriculation Convocation is a long tradition at Lawrence at the beginning of each new academic year. It celebrates the Lawrence community coming back together and sets the tone for the work ahead. It is one of three convocations to be held during 2022-23.

Julie McQuinn, associate professor of music and faculty marshal, will lead a faculty procession.

As is part of the tradition, the Welcome Week Choir will perform, directed by Stephen Sieck, associate professor of music and co-director of Choral Studies, and Phillip Swan, associate professor of music and co-director of Choral Studies.

Madera Allan, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Public Events Committee, will provide a welcome and an introduction to the convocation series.

Office Hours with President Carter

President Laurie A. Carter is offering office hours to students throughout the 2022-23 academic year.

Office hours are held on the dates below from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. in the President’s office. To schedule a time, please reach out to Andrea Thorsbakken at andrea.thorsbakken@lawrence.edu or 920-832-6525.

FALL TERMWINTER TERMSPRING TERM
Sept. 27Jan. 24April 18
Nov. 15Feb. 21May 30

Fall Term dates are Sept. 27 and Nov. 15.

Office hours are subject to change.

Transamerica webinars available

Investing for Retirement webinar hosted by Transamerica

Participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a terrific way to prepare for the future. But is the money in your account invested appropriately? This webinar will tackle that critical question and help you understand the basic principles and how they apply to retirement.

Explore key topics, including:

  • The building blocks of investing
  • The impact of inflation and why it cannot be ignored
  • How risk and time horizon factor into your investments
  • Adjusting your strategy over time

REGISTER NOW!

Get retirement ready! Attend a Medicare webinar hosted by Transamerica

Join Transamerica as they host an informative webinar to help you learn about your healthcare coverage for retirement — including your Medicare options — as it’s a vital part of retirement planning. Transamerica can help explain the A, B, Cs, and Ds of Medicare and how to create an effective healthcare strategy.

REGISTER NOW!

Come together for Welcome Arch reveal today; President’s Welcome on Tuesday

The Welcome Arch, a gorgeous landmark that will serve as a visible entryway to the Lawrence campus, is ready for its debut.

The campus community is invited to join in celebration as we reveal the arch for the first time — the Welcome Arch Reveal is today from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at the corner of College Avenue and Drew Street.

Next week, all students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to greet the Class of 2026 at the arch. The Welcome Arch Ribbon Cutting and President’s Welcome is Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. We will again meet at the Welcome Arch at the corner of College Avenue and Drew Street where the Class of 2026 will be the first to process through the arch as they launch their Lawrence journeys. Following this new tradition, we will formally celebrate these new students with our annual President’s Welcome from the steps of Main Hall.

First-year students will be moving in on Monday, followed by a full week of orientation. Find details here.

Meet our new faculty

You are cordially invited to attend a Meet and Greet for new faculty on August 30 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center Lobby.

Guests can also move to the amphitheater outside if weather permits. Appetizers and (adult) beverages will be served.

See more information here on the three new tenure-track faculty.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to welcome your new colleagues to campus.

New Employees/Promotions/Rehires

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Steven Elizondo – Campus Safety Officer

Dena Reuben – Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

Ryan Ruzziconi – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

Annie Showalter – Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Claire Cannell – University Archivist and Assistant Professor

Acacia Ackles – Instructor of Computer Science

Tom Crady – Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

Claire Hafeman – Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Ryan Schmit – Area Coordinator

Katie Kittleson – Athletic Trainer

Elaina Van DeHey – Custodial Assistant

Jessica Buettner – Assistant Director of Development Operations

Stephanie Knoppa – Director of Residential Life

Mariah Staelens – Director of Events Management

Sue Steinfeldt – Nurse

Promotions:

Aaron Wojciechowski – Assistant Director of Student Activities and Support for Student Organizations

Chris Clarke – Interim Vice President for Student Life

Alicia Fiers – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Design and Special Projects

Cal Husmann – Senior Vice President for Development

Mark Musser – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Environmental Safety & Risk Management

Trevor O’Brien – Assistant Director of Facilities Operations – Custodial Services

Mary Van De Loo – Director of the Lawrence Community Music School

Miyoko Grine-Fisher – Associate Director of Annual Giving

Cole Hepburn – Assistant Director of Athletic Giving

Lindsey Wyngaard – Admissions Counselor

Brittany Bell – Associate Dean for Diversity, Engagement, and Student Leadership

Grace Kutney – Interim Dean of the Career Center & Center for Community Engagement and Social Change

Lori Fares – Interim Operations & Employer Relations Coordinator

Rehires:

Adjedmaa Ali – Admissions Counselor – Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Coordinator

Beth Fryxell – Admissions Counselor – Conservatory

Asher McMullin – Practice Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life

Jessica Jensen – Lecturer of Music

Julian DeGuzman – Admissions Counselor

Juan Marin – Videographer

Jodie Bonikowske – Consultant to Student Life Systems

New Employees/Rehires/Promotions

If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

New Employees:

Laura Hoekstra – Assistant Director – Visual & Performing Arts and Nonprofit, Education, & Social Impact

Jason Imperati – Director of Athletics

Whitney Lang – Assistant Volleyball Coach

Ryan Ruzziconi – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

Annie Showlater – Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Katie DeRuyter – Library Administrative Assistant

Jeffrey Lee – Bon Appetit General Manager

Steven Elizondo – Campus Safety Officer

Dena Reuben – Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services

Rehires

Maria Jankowski – Bjorklunden Summer staff

Frances Marshall – Campus Safety Officer

Promotions

Chris Clarke – Interim Vice President for Student Life

Jacklyn John Fischer – Director of Academic Advising

Gretchen Revie – Acting Director of the Seely G. Mudd Library