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Student Engagement Fair set for Friday in Warch

Student Engagement Fair is set for Friday, Sept. 16 in Warch Campus Center.

The Student Engagement Fair encompasses both the Community Engagement Fair and the Student Organization Fair. The event is open to all student organizations and offers students the time to explore all the community engagement opportunities and student organizations that Lawrence has to offer.

The Community Engagement Fair runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Warch Campus Center (WCC) in the Esch Hurvis room. The Student Org Fair runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the WCC in the Somerset room.

Virtual Tour photographer on campus Sept. 27-29

The Admissions and Communications offices are working with EAB and You Visit to create a new virtual tour on campus to launch later this term. A photographer will be on campus Sept. 27-29 taking photos of several campus locations.  Jen England, director of visit experience/senior associate director of admissions, is the project manager and will reach out to folks directly responsible for areas where photos will be taken. If you have questions, please contact Jen directly at Jennifer.england@lawrence.edu.

All-Staff Meeting set for Sept. 22 in Warch Cinema

A reminder that the first of the 2022-23 All-Staff Meetings is set for next Thursday. Please save this one and the others on your calendars:

  • Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 1, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Also note a change in location from a previous announcement. The Sept. 22 meeting will be held in Warch Cinema. The location for the rest of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

The All-Staff Meetings are organized and moderated by Lawrence University’s Staff Council (formerly Staff Governance). All Staff meetings will also be accessible via Zoom. Reminders and Zoom details will be distributed via email prior to meetings.

If you have recommendations for agenda items/topics, please send them to staff_governance@lawrence.edu or directly to Garrett Singer (garrett.j.singer@lawrence.edu).

LU Community Kickoff on Saturday! 

All are welcome to attend! Let’s celebrate the start of the academic year. Join us on Saturday at the Banta Bowl! Soccer, football, and fireworks on Roberts Field at Banta Bowl. And plenty of food.

Men’s soccer game: Noon to 2 pm

Food: 4:30-6:30 pm

Football game: 6 pm 

Fireworks: 9 pm

Shuttles available at the Wriston Turnaround starting at 4:15 pm.

All-Staff Meetings Scheduled

The 2022-2023 All-Staff Meetings have been scheduled. Please save the following dates on your calendars:

  • Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 1, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The All-Staff Meetings are organized and moderated by Lawrence University’s Staff Council (formerly Staff Governance). All Staff meetings will be held in Wriston Auditorium and will be accessible via Zoom. Reminders and Zoom details will be distributed via email prior to meetings.

If you have recommendations for agenda items/topics, please send them to staff_governance@lawrence.edu or directly to Garrett Singer (garrett.j.singer@lawrence.edu).

December Term Course Opportunities

Discover opportunities to build your skills, delve deeper into specialty topics, and even travel internationally with D-Term. Offered between fall and winter terms during the first two weeks of December, you can take brief, intensive courses that are not offered during the academic year. There’s an array of fascinating options this year. Learn more about D-Term and D-Term registration opportunities: https://www.lawrence.edu/academics/academic-experience/december-term )

Current offerings include:

  • Food, Politics & Culture
  • Improve Learning & Memory
  • The Science of Super Heroes
  • Intro to Tropes and Stereotype
  • What to Listen for in Rock
  • R & Excel for Data Analysis
  • Suicide Risk & Prevention
  • Medieval Toledo, Spain

Transamerica webinars available

Investing for Retirement webinar hosted by Transamerica

Participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a terrific way to prepare for the future. But is the money in your account invested appropriately? This webinar will tackle that critical question and help you understand the basic principles and how they apply to retirement.

Explore key topics, including:

  • The building blocks of investing
  • The impact of inflation and why it cannot be ignored
  • How risk and time horizon factor into your investments
  • Adjusting your strategy over time

REGISTER NOW!

Get retirement ready! Attend a Medicare webinar hosted by Transamerica

Join Transamerica as they host an informative webinar to help you learn about your healthcare coverage for retirement — including your Medicare options — as it’s a vital part of retirement planning. Transamerica can help explain the A, B, Cs, and Ds of Medicare and how to create an effective healthcare strategy.

REGISTER NOW!

Important (and exciting!) Campus Construction Updates

The Drew Street Bridge is officially open for pedestrian traffic! Please be aware that work will continue under the bridge and Drew Street will remain closed, but pedestrian traffic above has a green light!

The Gateway Welcome Arch is complete and looks amazing! The official unveiling is today, Thursday, September 1st at 4:00 PM!

Quad 2 at 206 S. Lawe Street has all new updated bathrooms and new flooring in the lobby and common area. Another project complete that looks wonderful!

Warch Campus Center is receiving its new mail & package lockers this week!

As always – safety first! Do not enter construction areas! While many projects are wrapping up, there is still construction taking place around campus. Please be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Should you have questions or see anything concerning as you’re out and about, please contact Katherine in Facility Services at: Katherine.lehman@lawrence.edu or at ext. 6893

Come together for Welcome Arch reveal today; President’s Welcome on Tuesday

The Welcome Arch, a gorgeous landmark that will serve as a visible entryway to the Lawrence campus, is ready for its debut.

The campus community is invited to join in celebration as we reveal the arch for the first time — the Welcome Arch Reveal is today from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at the corner of College Avenue and Drew Street.

Next week, all students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to greet the Class of 2026 at the arch. The Welcome Arch Ribbon Cutting and President’s Welcome is Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. We will again meet at the Welcome Arch at the corner of College Avenue and Drew Street where the Class of 2026 will be the first to process through the arch as they launch their Lawrence journeys. Following this new tradition, we will formally celebrate these new students with our annual President’s Welcome from the steps of Main Hall.

First-year students will be moving in on Monday, followed by a full week of orientation. Find details here.