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Off-Campus Programs Fair Week Oct. 3-7

Applications for 2023-24 off-campus programs are now open! And, to help you learn about your options, we’ve invited representatives for over 30 programs to visit campus next week. They will be visiting classes, tabling outside the Commons, hosting information sessions, and more!

Look for notices and posters around campus with information or for a complete schedule go to our OCP SharePoint Fair Week Schedule page.

If you have any questions, please email

December Term Course Opportunities

Discover opportunities to build your skills, delve deeper into specialty topics, and even travel internationally with D-Term. Offered between fall and winter terms during the first two weeks of December, you can take brief, intensive courses that are not offered during the academic year. There’s an array of fascinating options this year. Learn more about D-Term and D-Term registration opportunities: )

Current offerings include:

  • Food, Politics & Culture
  • Improve Learning & Memory
  • The Science of Super Heroes
  • Intro to Tropes and Stereotype
  • What to Listen for in Rock
  • R & Excel for Data Analysis
  • Suicide Risk & Prevention
  • Medieval Toledo, Spain

Help us keep track of the LU art collection!

If you are preparing to move buildings or change offices, please let the Wriston Art Galleries staff know if you are taking any artwork from the LU collection to your new space. It helps us keep track of artworks for inventory and insurance.

If you do not want to move the artwork in your current office, we are happy to come and pick it up – same if you arrive in your new space and there are things you don’t want on the walls. If you aren’t sure if something is part of the collection, we can come check it out, too. Just please don’t stash it in a closet.

Send a note to: and Beth Zinsli or Madison Pierson will be in touch.

Thank you for helping us avoid artworks going missing (like this painting!) and keeping the art collection available for future Lawrentians.

Jean Metzinger, Man with a Pipe (Portrait of an American Smoking), 1911-12, oil on canvas

Bart De Stasio to speak on climate change in Door County

Bart De Stasio, Singleton Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of biology, will deliver a talk this Friday in Sturgeon Bay. Warmer, Wetter, and Wilder will address anticipated effects of climate change on Door County and Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

It’s set for 7 p.m. June 24 at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. It’s hosted by Climate Change Coalition of Door County. For more information, visit

Student-run Rabbit Gallery opens in downtown Appleton

The Rabbit Gallery is back after a two-year absence.

The week-long pop-up art gallery organized, curated, and run by Lawrence University students returned to downtown Appleton this week for the first time since 2019. It was on hold the past two years because of pandemic protocols.

The gallery, featuring artwork from more than 20 Lawrence students and three community artists opened Wednesday in a space inside City Center Plaza, 100 W. College Ave. It will remain open through Monday, June 6. Times are 3 to 8 p.m. June 3, noon to 7 p.m. June 4, 2 to 6 p.m. June 5, and 2 to 8 p.m. June 6.

The Rabbit Gallery is part of an entrepreneurship practicum led by Gary Vaughan, coordinator of Lawrence’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and lecturer of economics. It gives students an opportunity to plan, coordinate, and execute a gallery on their own.

The gallery features photography, poetry, paintings, and sculpture.

Sophomore Izzy Allison, curator for the gallery and a member of the marketing team, said students in the entrepreneurship program divided into teams early in Spring Term to begin preparations for the pop-up gallery.

“In the first few weeks of Spring Term, we meet, discuss finding a location, figure out the teams: who is doing marketing, who is on financial, who is finding the space, who is doing curation,” she said. “Once we get a space, we get everything set up and send out a call for art.”

Allison, an art history major from Denver, played a lead role in choosing the art and hanging it.

“This has definitely been great for me as I want to end up going into museums,” she said. “This has been a great way to learn about curatorship and how to run a gallery basically without any help. The students involved are doing everything.”

The art on display is for sale.

The gallery includes a fund-raising aspect for KidsGive, a nonprofit program run by Lawrence students and alumni as part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program. Its mission is to support education in Sierra Leone and promote education in the United States about African and Sierra Leonean life and culture.

Graduating seniors: Share your feedback for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Now is your chance to tell us about your undergraduate experience! We are asking all graduating students to complete a survey about your learning and development in college and the plans you have for after graduation. This valuable feedback will be used for improving learning experiences for current and future students. Check your email inbox today at 3 PM for a message from the Office of the Provost to access your unique survey link. Students who complete this survey by May 27 at 11:59 PM CST are eligible to be entered into a random drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card (five winners).

Final Friday Faculty Lunch

Join faculty colleagues for the final BYO lunch gathering this Friday, May 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Viking Room & Patio!

There will be a complimentary coffee and tea cart for your mid-day caffeine fix. Stop by to grab a cup even if you can’t stay for lunch!

Memorial Union, cookout on Union Hill, 1980s, Lawrence University Archives, ARC2009-038

Applying for a grant?

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we begin to wind down the academic year and think about the summer season ahead, the grants office invites you to work with us on your proposal ideas for external grant funding. Please note that all grant applications must be approved via the grants office prior to submission. In addition to helping your proposal be more competitive, this requirement ensures that the proposed budget is accurate and that there are no compliance or implementation issues in your application. 

Please reach out to us as soon as you start thinking about applying for grant funding. We are eager to hear about your proposal ideas and set up a time to meet.

The earlier you contact us in the process, the better! We can help you identify potential donors, interpret proposal guidelines, develop your proposal narrative, create an accurate budget, identify sources of institutional cost share, advise on grantsmanship, provide supporting documentation, and assist with final submission.

We do request a minimum of 30 days’ notice in advance of the deadline. Please provide even more advance notice if you intend to apply for government funding, since federal proposals can require several months of preparation.

The grants team—Anna Beno, Ariela Rosa, and I—look forward to working with you!

Warm Regards,

Amy Kester, Executive Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Sponsored Research Support—Lawrence University

Stevens Lecture Series, Yolonda Wilson, April 25th and 26th

Monday April 25th, Main Hall 201, 4:30pm, “Dying well: A bioethicist’s notes from a global pandemic” by Yolonda Wilson, Departments of Health Care Ethics, Philosophy, and African American Studies, St. Louis University

Tuesday April 26th, Main Hall 201, 4:30pm “What is a 7? The Phenomenology of Pain and Assessing Another’s Experience” by Yolonda Wilson, Departments of Health Care Ethics, Philosophy, and African American Studies, St. Louis University

Faculty Listening Session – Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30 pm

The Faculty Committee on University Governance will host a faculty-only listening session Tuesday, April 19 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

We envision this listening session as a way to facilitate communication among faculty and between faculty and the FCUG outside of faculty meetings. The conversation will be informal, and attendees should feel free to bring up any topic.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 950 1841 9696 / Passcode: 921707

Zoom link can also be found in the April 8 Faculty Meeting Packet.