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An Invitation to Deepen Together

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life invites you to join us in three spiritual practices that will help our community be Brighter Together.

In the Conservatory lower level, you will find a table set up with materials to help students, staff, and faculty cultivate gratitude, prayer, and reflection through writing thank you cards, adding to a prayer wall, and journaling in a complimentary journal for you to take with you. This station will be available until Friday, November 5th and will then shift to the Warch Campus Center for the remainder of the term.

If you, your club, your department, or team are interested in hosting a display in your space, please email and we will happily send you a kit that includes all supplies.

In the last week of the term, we will host a prayer wall burning ceremony. More details in the coming weeks.

Peer Diversity Educators Now Available

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion currently has peer diversity educators who are available during the fall term to talk with student organizations, groups, and classes regarding antiracism and allyship. Our goal is to be willing to listen, engage and learn respectfully with and from each other. Join us!

Details for the workshops are below:

The antiracism workshop is a one-hour session intended to help participants better understand the concepts of race and racism, discuss the consequences of systemic racism and help participants consider committing to a daily practice of antiracism.

The allyship workshop is a one-hour session intended to provide better understanding of the active process of allyship, discuss how we each can use our power to support marginalized folks and to help participants consider committing to a daily practice of allyship.

To arrange a workshop or presentation, please contact Cindy Pickart (

For Our Future WI: Orientation/ Volunteering Opportunity

Are you interested in public policy, issue advocacy, community organizing, and/or general civic engagement opportunities? If so, join For Our Future WI on October 27th, 2021 at 6PM via Zoom for one of our three virtual introductory events.

This event will take place in the Warch Campus Center-Hurvis Room 224. You can also watch this orientation remotely on your own device as well. Zoom link to come!

For Our Future 101 (FOF101) will allow you the opportunity to learn more about For Our Future WI in-depth from some of our Senior Organizers.

Our ThruTalk Training will teach interested individuals how to use the ThruTalk system to volunteer with For Our Future WI.

Our ThruText Training will likewise teach interested individuals how to use the ThruText system to volunteer with For Our Future WI.

All of these virtual events allow you the ability to connect directly with our Senior Organizers and learn how you can best get involved and take action.

Fall All Staff Meeting Recording

Thank you everyone for attending the Fall All Staff Meeting and for helping our Committee shape this meeting through your submitted questions and feedback.

The recording of this All Staff can be found here on our Past Meeting page.

We welcome your feedback! Please feel free to contact us at or via our anonymous form to let us know what we did well and what we can improve upon in future meetings.

Come. Gather. Connect. Reflect. An Open House in the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is pleased to invite all students to our Open House on Wednesday, October 13 from 5:30 – 7:30. Live plants will be given away for students to take back to their dorms for some uplifting greenery and growth. No need to RSVP, simply show up as you are and…

  • tour the space⁠
  • take a home a plant ⁠
  • meet the staff⁠
  • discover ways to get involved in your spiritual community⁠
  • learn about program offerings⁠
  • meet student religious organization leaders⁠
  • spark meaningful interactions⁠
  • learn about tai chi, meditation, and deep listening⁠
  • hot tea and coffee provided

ACM Off-Campus Study Info Session

Monday, October 4 at 12:30 pm in Steitz Room 127 – LUNCH will be provided!

Learn more about off-campus study programs in the sciences & humanities:

  • Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History (Chicago)
  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities (Chicago)
  • Oak Ridge Science Semester (Oak Ridge, TN)

Contact Profs. Allison Fleshman ( or Beth Zinsli ( or visit the ACM Off-Campus Programs Website for more info.

The following colleagues have been hired or rehired within the last weeks. If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

Cody Hass – Campus Safety Officer(Campus Safety)

Anna DeWitt – Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Activities

Jane Uitenbroek – Administrative Assistant – Science Hall

Brittany Alperin – Dennis and Charlot Singleton Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience(Psychology)

Megan Boyd – Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Lauren Carlton – Lecturer of Music(Conservatory of Music)

Kelly Culhane – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Scott Dixon – Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Mauriah Donegan Kraker – Lecturer of Dance(Theatre Arts)

Amanda Draheim – Instructor of Psychology

Christopher Draheim – Lecturer of Psychology

Della Haanen – Practice Fellow of Spiritual and Religious Life

Alex Heaton – Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Yangtian Luo – Lecturer of Chinese

Orlando Pimentel – Lecturer of Music(Conservatory of Music)

Jessica Pruett – Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Kevin Salinas – Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach

Betsy Schlabach – Assistant Professor of History

JJ Seghers – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Sierra Maatta – Admissions Counselor

Graham Guyette – Custodian

Casey Korn – Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Nola McDonald – Arioso Girl Choir Manager(LCMS)

Jane Ryder – Capriccio Choir Manager (LCMS)

Diane Momberg – Assistant Fencing Coach

Alex Reina – Chef at Bjorklunden