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2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium Oct. 13

Attend the 2016 Major, Intern and Research Symposium on Oct. 13.

  • Explore majors, minors, interdisciplinary programs and talk with faculty
  • View student research posters
  • Talk with student interns about their experiences
  • Declare your major!

When/where: Oct. 13, 7–9 p.m., Esch Hurvis and Mead Witter Rooms at the Warch Campus Center (second floor)

Research posters will be up from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

New hires and new positions

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!

Canzi Wang Staff counselor
Deb Garetson Temporary accountant
Lilianna Guevara Admissions counselor
Lynn Payne Student accounts specialist
Margaret Stanton Staff accompanist
Michael Hall Head men’s and women’s fencing coach
Michelle Lasecki-Jahnke Administrative assistant, diversity & inclusion
Richard Jazdzewski Associate dean of health and wellness
Tina Harrig Sr. human resources generalist


Prospective student open house Oct. 10

Lawrence is hosting the first of three fall open houses for prospective students on Monday, Oct. 10. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff and students who are participating.

If you see guests on campus, please say hello and smile. If someone looks lost, please offer to help.

Additionally, if you are driving to campus that day and you are able to park on a side street or north of College Avenue, our guests will be grateful to have an easier time finding parking.

Many thanks for making Lawrence a warm and welcoming community!

WELLU update—October

Wellness fair!
Join us Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center’s Somerset Room
Come meet the vendor partners, learn more about living a healthy lifestyle and get your flu shot! Flu shots will be given by Thedacare. These are free for all faculty and staff, $20 for students.

Lunch-and-learn Fridays!
Trick or Treat, Dangers of Adding Sugars
Presented by Kate Harrell
Discover healthy ways to add sweetness without the negative impact on your health and explore the new food labeling that now indicates the total amount of added sugars. 
Friday, Oct. 28
Noon–1 p.m.
Warch Campus Center, Arthur Vining Davis Room

Massage program
On behalf of Lawrence, WELLU is pleased to offer subsidized full-body therapeutic massage services. Appointments are available for 30 or 60 minutes in the Wellness Center. A massage therapist is on campus from 6 to 9 p.m. to provide the massage. Students, staff and faculty may schedule an appointment by contacting Erin Buenzli at or 920-832-7190 and must pay cash at the appointment. Due to the popularity of this service, clients are limited to one massage per term. The cost for a massage appointment is $10 for 30 minutes and $20 for 60 minutes. *Session time includes paperwork and hands-on time.

A limited number are still available for Fall Term! Sign up for Winter Term starting Jan. 3 and March 27 for Spring Term.

YMCA membership discount
YMCA membership discounts are available for all Lawrence employees and their spouses/domestic partners.

The employee discount is $6.25/month on whatever membership you choose. In addition, the $75 joiner fee will be waived. New members should bring their Lawrence ID to the member services desk at the Downtown Appleton Y location.

Memberships are valid at all YMCA locations in Wisconsin.

Not sure if you want to join the Y? Use this Lawrence FREE ONE-WEEK TRIAL PASS for you and your family to check it out.

EAP Connection
This month’s EAP Connection is about bullying. For additional resources to help you achieve a healthy balance in life, visit and

  • Click on “Work/Life Resources” at the top of the page
  • Click on the “Worklife Services” link
  • Click on the “REGISTER” button toward the right side of the screen
  • Create your unique username and password, using company code: LAWRENCE
  • In addition to these resources, confidential counseling services through ASSIST ERC are available to you at no cost 24/7 by calling 1-800-222-8590.

Next Generation Workshop: Unlocking the mysteries of the college admissions process

The Next Generation Workshop is designed to help secondary school sophomores and juniors and their parents or grandparents make informed decisions and navigate the college search and application process.

Lawrence alumni, faculty and staff who have children and grandchildren who are sophomores and juniors in high school are invited to attend.

Nov. 6 & 7

The schedule is available here.

Register here.

Cost: $50 for each student and one guest; $25 for each additional guest. Please direct registration questions to Jaclyn Charais or Amanda Bradley.

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.