Category: University Announcements

Join the fall 21-Week Equity Challenge

The 21-Week Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.

How it works:

  • Individuals are encouraged to take on the challenge themselves, or form groups for discussion and reflection.
  • Those who sign up will receive an email at the beginning of each week for 21 weeks, starting Monday, August 30, 2021 to Monday, January 17, 2022.
  • Weekly topics take participants through a journey that starts with understanding internalized racism and explores how racism permeates person-to-person interactions, institutions, and social structures.
  • The experience is intended to deepen understanding, suggest ways to act, and helps launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our communities. 

This Challenge is being hosted by United Way of Wisconsin. To learn more about it, visit the Equity Challenge page on their website.

Special Edition of The Ariel

Hello Lawrentians,
I hope your summer is going well.  I am beyond excited to share The 2013- 2021 Ariel with you. This special edition of The Ariel was brought to you by the staff of The Lawrentian and members of the Lawrence University Community Council.

The Ariel is intended to celebrate the student body and President Mark Burstein, as he embarks upon his next adventure. Thank you for your leadership and your light.  

To view The Ariel, click here.

Kelsi Bryant ’22
LUCC President

Celebration of Life for John Koopman on Sunday, July 18, in Appleton

Headshot of John Koopman
John Koopman, Founder of Lawrence’s Opera Program

Where:  Homestead Meadows, W7560 Spencer Road, Appleton, WI (near airport)

Event will be outdoors (large tent) and masks are required (available at event).

When:  Sunday July 18, 2021, 1:30PM to 5PM (main program starts at 2:30PM).

Who:  John’s family invites anyone who wishes to celebrate and honor John.  The program will include words from friends and family, and special musical contributions.  Guests will also be invited to speak.

Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and other refreshments will be served throughout.

Please RSVP and for more information:  Phone: 920-319-4200, email:  or Facebook Event page: ; these sites are hosted by 88 Events for the Koopman family.

For more information on John: and and

2021 Senior Art Show

The 2021 Senior Art Show will be open to visitors by appointment:
May 28 – June 25
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional hours during Commencement Weekend:
Friday, June 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 13, 12 to 2 p.m.

Complete this form to request a time to visit to the Senior Art Show. Additional visit dates/times can be arranged by request, contact Beth Zinsli at:

On-campus folks: include information for any off-campus visitors and gallery staff will submit a guest registration form for you; you will be expected to escort the visitors around during their visit to Wriston. All visitors must adhere to Lawrence University’s safety guidelines while viewing the exhibition.

2021 Senior Art Show Postcard

Harrison Symposium, Saturday May 15, 9:00am-12:15pm

The Harrison Symposium is this Saturday (May 15th) 9:00am-12:15pm held virtually on Zoom. Featuring remarkable student-research and creative projects across disciplines including the Humanities, Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Musicology, and Social Sciences.

Schedule available on the Harrison website (Zoom links available the morning of):

Or email for a schedule (with links available Friday May 14th).

Data Bytes and Updates …

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has posted the Common Data Set and the colleague version of the Fall 2020 Fact Book. Be sure to check these out if you are looking for data!

Thank you to all who participated in the HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey!

Check out a list of our recent and upcoming presentations that have focused on data-informed decision-making as it relates to student success and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts.

University Convocation:

Thursday, January 28, 2021

11:15 a.m. (please note time change)

“The Radical Possibility and Democratic Necessity of Navel Gazing”

Kiese Laymon, author and Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Mississippi.

Virtual Convocation, Interview and Q & A

Heavy Coffee Talk: Request your copy today

Graphic including the book cover for "Heavy: An American Memoir" by Kiese Laymon and a photo of the author with the following text: Heavy Coffee Talk. Virtual Book Discussion. MLK Day. Jan 18th. 10AM-11AM CDT. Kiese Laymon will be "on campus" for our Winter Convocation: Jan 28th 11:10AM.

Please join us for a community book read of Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy: An American Memoir on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 18th 2021 from 10-11 AM.

Students, staff, and faculty volunteers will lead a discussion on this compelling work. Kiese Laymon will join us virtually for the Winter Convocation on January 28th entitled: “The Radical Possibility and Democratic Necessity of Navel Gazing,” Kiese Laymon, author and Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Mississippi”. 

To register and request your free copy of Heavy: An American Memoir, please fill out the information at the following link by Oct 30th:

Contact or with questions.

Thank you, 

Public Events Committee and the Diversity and Intercultural Center

Voter Registration Information

 The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3, 2020. All Lawrence faculty and staff who are eligible to vote are strongly encouraged to participate in this important form of civic and community engagement. 

The first step for all voters is registration. You can easily register to vote online or by mail by going to Remember, if you have moved since the last time you voted, you’ll need to re-register to vote.The deadline for online voter registration is October 14

If you choose to register by mail, your envelope must be postmarked by October 14. You can find more information about voter registration, request an absentee ballot, and see what is on your ballot at

Thank you to all participating in this process!

Matriculation Convocation

Matriculation Convocation

Thursday, September 24, 2020

11:15 am (please note time change)

“Finding Home: Belonging During a Pandemic”

President Mark Burstein

Webcast from Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Read more about this year’s Matriculation Convocation address.