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Reminder: Important payroll deadlines

As we look ahead to the holidays, the payroll office wanted to remind you that the Lawrence campus will be closed the week of Dec. 26 and, since payroll falls during that week, adjustments to the time sheet submission/approval process will need to happen.

Below is a timeline of important dates to ensure the Dec. 30 payroll processes smoothly:

  • Thursday, Dec. 22: submit timesheet for approval to supervisor by 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 23: supervisors approve time sheets by 8 a.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 26–Friday, Dec. 30: campus closed for holiday
  • Friday, Dec. 30: payroll date

Also, the payroll on Dec. 30 will not have any benefits withheld, as this fiscal year we have 27 pay periods (instead of 26) and we chose this payroll to be the one to not withhold benefits—Happy New Year!

To meet the needs of campus during the week of Dec. 26, a small number of employees will need to work (e.g., grounds, security). Those who work during this week should have been notified by their managers to establish their work schedules and discuss paid time off alternatives.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

Save the date: Jan. 6 Convocation

What do Assistant Professor José Encarnación, current student Irene Durbak ’17, alumna Carolyn Armstrong Desrosiers ’10, former non-degree-seeking student Christopher Ducasse, journalist Fritz Valescot, LUCE (Lawrence University Cello Ensemble) and the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra all have in common?

Find out Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel when Janet Anthony, George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music, speaks about her 20 years of music-making and cross-cultural exchange in Haiti.

There will be performances of Haitian music, including two works composed by non-degree seeking students at Lawrence, short film clips from Kenbe La directed by Armstrong Desrosiers and Stephan Anunson, and reflections on the transformative power of music.

We hope to see you there!

New hires and job changes: Dec. 7

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 or congratulate them on their new position!

  • Andrew Borresen, assistant director of athletic giving (Development)
  • Karen Cohen, associate director of parent and Björklunden giving (Development)
  • Vickie Groth, executive assistant for the office of the vice president of student affairs (Student Affairs)

WELLU Healthy Living Series continues Friday

WELLU Healthy Living Series: Hold Your Weight This Holiday Season

Learn ways to boost your exercise despite the cool temperatures and revisit healthy nutrition strategies to get you through the challenging holidays.

Friday, Dec. 9
Noon–1 p.m.
Warch-Kraemer
Presenter: Kate Harrell

Individual questions? Thirty-minute nutrition sessions are available Friday, Dec. 9 from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. with Kate. Email erin.buenzli@lawrence.edu to sign up.

A Giving Day thank you from the Board of Trustees

Giving Day 2016 participants,

A sincere thank you to each of you from me personally and from the Board of Trustees for your help in making Giving Day a huge success. Whether you contributed your time, talent or treasure (or some of each), you were an important part of this collective community effort.   

I want to especially thank the students, faculty and staff members who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the program itself. Alumni and friends thoroughly enjoy hearing from students about their experiences on campus, their academic work and goals, from faculty members about their research and teaching, and from staff members about their important work for Lawrence. They love seeing Conservatory students and faculty members perform. And they enjoy the spirit of good fun and the strong sense of community we have.

If you were a behind-the-scenes contributor to the day (before or after), we appreciate your efforts as well. Without you, Giving Day wouldn’t be possible!

If you were a donor, you have our deep gratitude for your generosity.

My very best to you and your families for the holiday season.

Susie Stillman Kane ’72
Chair, Lawrence University Board of Trustees

Hmong American Partnership egg roll sale

Lawrence faculty and staff interested in purchasing egg rolls as part of the Hmong American Partnership’s annual fundraiser may have their orders delivered to campus on Wednesday, Dec. 21. To do so, fill out an order form and note that you would like your order delivered to the Lawrence campus.

Please contact Diversity Center Coordinator Chris Vue with any questions.

Dec. 5 Mudd Library Coffeehouse: Keeping up with new research

Stop on over to the Information Technology Center on the second floor of Mudd Library on Monday, Dec. 5 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for Mudd Library Coffeehouse: Keeping up with new research.

Information about new books and articles is easy to get using the alert features available in the library’s databases.  Come learn about how you can follow publications of interest using CHOICE, Web of Science (including Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index) and more.  Refreshments to follow!