Rowing club fundraiser: Rent-a-rower

Every fall the rowing club does a rent-a-rower fundraiser. If you live nearby, you can “rent” members of the team to do small tasks around your house or yard in exchange for a donation to the rowing club. We can rake leaves, do yard work, babysit, move furniture, etc. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Emily Hill at  

Internships 101 on Oct. 13

Before starting the internship search process, attend Internships 101 to learn about support, search techniques and tools available to begin your internship search. Session held in the Kraemer Room at the Warch Campus Center at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 13.

NOTE: Bring your own device; laptops work best for this interactive presentation.

Registration on LUworks is appreciated.

LU Alert test on Oct. 11

The annual test of the LU Alert system is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11 between 11 a.m. and noon. At that time, you will be receiving telephone calls, email messages and, if you have provided a cellphone number, text messages confirming the test.

This system is one of several Lawrence will use to communicate in the event of an emergency. It provides Lawrence with an enhanced ability to communicate quickly to large numbers of students, faculty, staff and emergency contacts using multiple communication channels—email, office phones, cellphones and text messaging.

  • Of the delivery options, email and text messaging have been the quickest and most reliable methods.
  • The delivery of messages via cellphones is faster, but may also be limited by the capacity of some network providers. If you want to be notified of a campus emergency via cellphone, please verify that your cell number is listed on Voyager. When your cell number has been entered into the LU Alert system, a confirmation text message will be sent to your phone asking you to verify that you want to receive emergency text messages. Please opt in.

Community conversations on safety and policing

The Lawrence Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with the Appleton Police Department to hold community conversations regarding safety and policing throughout the academic year. The first dialogue will take place Friday, Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the Warch Campus Center’s Nathan Marsh Pusey Room.

This is a collaborative effort to address existing concerns related to public safety, increase Lawrence students’ sense of belonging and avoid the tragedies that have occurred in communities across our country.

These dialogues will be facilitated, small-group discussions, followed by a large-group debriefing. The purpose will be to help all involved understand how students, police and other citizens are experiencing our community in regard to safety in order to enhance trust among these groups. It will also serve as a basis to develop strategies to increase safety in Appleton.

Please register by Monday, Oct. 17 for the first event by contacting Michelle Lasecki-Jahnke in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Internships 101 Oct. 3

Before starting the internship search process, attend Internships 101 to learn about support, search techniques and tools available to begin your internship search. Session held in Career Services at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. Registration on LUworks is appreciated.

NOTE: Bring your own device; laptops work best for this interactive presentation.

Finance team changes

A message from controller Amy Price:

We have some changes to the finance team I would like to share with you.

I would like to thank Winda Roets, accountant, for her time with and impact on the financial services team and the Lawrence community. Winda has accepted another opportunity outside of Lawrence, and even outside of Wisconsin. Her last day is Friday, Sept. 30. Winda’s energy, positive attitude and willingness to always help wherever needed made her a great partner to all departments on campus. She has been a sparkling gem on the financial services team, and she will be deeply missed by all of us. If there is anything you were working with Winda on, please reach out directly to me until the position is filled.

I am happy to announce two newly hired financial services team members: Lynn Payne, student accounts specialist, and Deb Garetson, temporary accountant. Lynn started Sept. 26 and is responsible for the management of student accounts and the cashier desk. We are very excited to have Lynn on board. She comes to us from UW–Oshkosh, and her experience will serve her well in this new role. Deb started Sept. 19 as a temporary accountant. Deb has over 15 years of accounting experience, with 10 years focused on nonprofit accounting. As temporary accountant, Deb will be responsible for daily and monthly accounting adjustments, reporting and reconciliations. Deb is currently training with Winda through the end of this week.

I would like to congratulate Jacquie Birkholz as she moves into her new role of accountant. Jacquie has been in the student accounts specialist role for over three years and has made significant improvements throughout that time. In her new role within financial services, she will continue to spend roughly 30 percent of her time continuing to grow student accounts. As accountant, Jacquie will also be responsible for daily and monthly accounting adjustments, reporting and reconciliations. I know Jacquie will succeed and make another significant impact to our team in her new role.

Please join me in wishing Winda well, congratulating Jacquie and welcoming Lynn and Deb to the team!

Reminder: Upcoming 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.

Midterm reading period trip registration deadline Oct. 13

Register for a networking trip with Lawrence alumni and other connections to Minneapolis–St. Paul! The group will depart Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5:45 a.m. and return to campus on Friday, Oct. 21 by approximately 7 p.m. (All expenses covered except lunch on Thursday and dinner on Friday).

Visits confirmed to date are:

How to register: 

Disney College Program info session webcast Oct. 4

Chat virtually with Disney College Program recruiter Kent Phillips to learn more about internship and work opportunities with the Disney College Program. Opportunities are available both at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Recent graduates and students graduating in June are encouraged to attend the session on Oct. 4,  which will be in the Warch Campus Center’s Kraemer Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.