Diversity and inclusion listening sessions

Join Kimberly Barrett, vice president for diversity and inclusion and associate dean of the faculty, for one of several listening sessions. If you have concerns about diversity issues or ideas for how we can make Lawrence more inclusive, come to Steitz Hall, Room 202, on one of the dates below.

Each session will begin with brief opening remarks followed by an opportunity to share your ideas or concerns with others in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Oct. 4: 5–6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Oct. 11: 4:30–6 p.m.
Oct. 13: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Oct. 18: 5–6:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.



New hires and job changes

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

  • Amy Shoremount-Obra, lecturer in music
  • Andrea Guenther-Pal, staff counselor
  • Bryce Woldt, assistant women’s soccer coach
  • Catherine Kaye, assistant women’s basketball coach
  • Erica Van Riper, assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach
  • Jordan Atkins, assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach
  • Julie Kairys, human resources assistant
  • Kimberly Scott, Title IX coordinator
  • Kyle Dockery, Björklunden assistant
  • Liliana Guevara, admissions counselor
  • Richard Jazdzewski, associate dean of students for health and wellness
  • Ryan Wockenfus, assistant men’s basketball coach

Viking happy hour is back!

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The Staff Connections Committee would like to invite you to wear your LU gear and/or blue and white and join us at the Viking Room Happy Hour on Friday, Sept. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

If you attend while wearing your blue and white, your name will be entered into a drawing for some sweet prizes. Plus, you get to enjoy FREE pretzels and buy one, get one free drink specials!

Check in at the Staff Connections table for your chance to win!

Lunch @ Lawrence Series 2016–17

The Lunch at Lawrence series is back this year with an amazing lineup of LU faculty and staff. Lunches are $16.50 each or $82.50 for all six (a $99 value). Join us for lunch and learn something new. Register.

Oct. 7: Arnold Shober, associate professor of government
Unexpected but Not Unprecedented: Upheavals in American Politics From 1856 to 2016

Nov. 4: Christyn Abaray, athletics director
Adding Tools to the Toolbox of Life Skills: Development of Effective Communication Skills Through Sport

Feb. 10: Monica Rico, associate professor of history
Environmental History, Environmental Challenges: Looking at the Fox Cities and Wisconsin

March 10: Rob Neilson, Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art and associate professor of art
Public Art: People, Process and Product

April 14: Carla Daughtry, associate professor of anthropology
Cooking Schools and Culinary Tourism: Status, Memory and Identity in a Dish

May 12Brigetta Miller, associate professor of music
Decolonization, Activism and Hope: Changing the Way We See Native America

Urban planning guest drop-in Sept. 22

Have you ever considered a career in community planning? Do you even know what “urban planning” really is?

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association is hosting its annual conference on campus Sept. 22–23. Lawrence alumni Jen Gilchrist Walker ’00 and Jason Valerius ’97 will greet students in the Warch Campus Center, 320 Gallery (outside of the Somerset Room) on Sept. 22 between 11 and 11:45 a.m. They can tell you about their paths from Lawrence to careers in planning and answer questions about this diverse profession. If you’re interested in designing healthy communities, bike and pedestrian planning, transportation planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, geographic information systems, public engagement or just about anything related to the physical design and function of the places in which we live, stop by to learn more.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation to visit campus Sept. 26

A representative from Kimberly-Clark Corporation will be in the Warch Campus Center on Monday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions and provide insight into securing internship and career opportunities with Kimberly Clark (K-C).

K-C has locations in 63 different countries and career paths in a wide variety of functional areas including communications, logistics, research, IT, health services, finance, human resources and more. Stop by to meet K-C college recruiter Lauren Sell and learn more about internships and full-time employment.

Caravel Autism Health to visit campus Sept. 27

Caravel Autism Health will be in the Warch Campus Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to learn about flexible, paid part-time opportunities for students who want to work in autism behavioral therapy roles in the Fox Cities. Caravel uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in its work and provides paid training for students who are filling its roles.