Tuition Benefit Programs

If you have a dependent applying to start college for the 2022-23 academic year, this message is for you! 

If you will be applying to any (or all!) of the tuition benefit programs Lawrence offers to dependents of employees, now is the time to start the tuition benefit application process.  Please see information about LU Tuition Remission, ACM Tuition Remission, and the National Tuition Exchange on the LU Financial Aid office’s website (  We strongly recommend new tuition benefit applications be submitted by December 1. 

If you have a dependent attending college on either the ACM Tuition Remission or National Tuition Exchange programs for 2021-22 who will be a continuing student next year, the LU Financial Aid office will be in contact with you directly in December regarding the process to recertify the benefit for 2022-23. 

Please email or if you have questions. 

Come to the President’s Tailgate on Saturday

President's Tailgate logo

Join President Laurie Carter at the President’s Tailgate ahead of the football and volleyball games on Saturday, October 2 at the Banta Bowl.

The tailgate runs 11:30-1PM and the first 300 students (with LU ID) will receive a free t-shirt and pizza. Play games and enjoy music by the Mariachi Ensemble while supporting our Vikings!

Ride the shuttle from the turnaround on Lawe Street (behind Wriston) to the Banta Bowl starting at 11:30 and ride back to campus after the game.

Masks are required in the shuttle, at the tailgate event, and at the volleyball game.

ACM Off-Campus Study Info Session

Monday, October 4 at 12:30 pm in Steitz Room 127 – LUNCH will be provided!

Learn more about off-campus study programs in the sciences & humanities:

  • Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History (Chicago)
  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities (Chicago)
  • Oak Ridge Science Semester (Oak Ridge, TN)

Contact Profs. Allison Fleshman ( or Beth Zinsli ( or visit the ACM Off-Campus Programs Website for more info.

Free Webinars and Monthly Live Talks Provided by ERC

Did you know our Employee Assistance Program, ERC, provides free webinars and live talks on various topics? Here is what’s coming up this month:

  • Resiliency Today: Overcoming Burnout – October 7th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of everyday life, this month’s talk will help bring your life back into balance. Learn to identify the symptoms of burnout and strategies for coping with and avoiding it
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs/Disabilities: The importance of Self Care – October 12th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This self-care refresher is designed to help parents of a child with special needs/disabilities so they can be a positive support to everyone in their family. Participants will explore basic wellness, time management and getting support from professionals, as well as finding childcare resources to give needed time for rejuvenation.
  • Financial Wellness: Holiday Budgeting – October 13th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Even people who have their budgets under control during the rest of the year may find them blowing up during the holidays. This month’s talk teaches participants how to rein in spending at the holidays and strategies to re-examine expectations of the holidays to stay out of deb
  • Parenting Your Teen: Resiliency for Working Parents– October 14th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Today’s working parent needs to build resiliency in order to prevent burnout. This month’s talk will give participants the tools to manage stress while maintaining a sense of work and family life balance
  • Caregivers Network: Sandwich Generation Juggling Act –October 20th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Work-life balance is never easy. Caregiving often presents even more challenges for the Sandwich Generation, those who are caring for both children and older loved ones. This month’s talk offers resources and tips on how to survive and thrive at work and at home while caregiving for two generations.
  • Succeed at Work: Strategies for Working Couples – October 21st from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk discusses how to successfully manage family and work responsibilities. Participants will explore the advantages/challenges of dual-earner relationships, how to develop a work/life plan and strategies for combining career and work.
  • Strong Parents, Strong Families: Working Parents, How to Achieve Balance – October 27th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk offers strategies to help parents and guardians triumph in managing family and work responsibilities. The discussion will include: developing a work/life plan, improving organizational skills, finding quality time for loved ones, tips for on the job, commuting and transitioning from work to home, travel and overtime, self-care, and stress management.
  • Your Healthy Lifestyle: Living a Healthy Life – October 28th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk provides tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by reducing stress, better managing responsibilities and getting proper nutrition and exercise. Participants will explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, the importance of a good night’s sleep, the power of positive thinking and more.

Click here to register for any of the upcoming monthly talks. To login to their website and view more resources, use the following credentials:

  • Username: ERC
  • Password: ERC

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

Cody Hass – Campus Safety Officer(Campus Safety)

Anna DeWitt – Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Activities

Jane Uitenbroek – Administrative Assistant – Science Hall

Brittany Alperin – Dennis and Charlot Singleton Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience(Psychology)

Megan Boyd – Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Lauren Carlton – Lecturer of Music(Conservatory of Music)

Kelly Culhane – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Scott Dixon – Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Mauriah Donegan Kraker – Lecturer of Dance(Theatre Arts)

Amanda Draheim – Instructor of Psychology

Christopher Draheim – Lecturer of Psychology

Della Haanen – Practice Fellow of Spiritual and Religious Life

Alex Heaton – Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Yangtian Luo – Lecturer of Chinese

Orlando Pimentel – Lecturer of Music(Conservatory of Music)

Jessica Pruett – Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Kevin Salinas – Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach

Betsy Schlabach – Assistant Professor of History

JJ Seghers – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Sierra Maatta – Admissions Counselor

Graham Guyette – Custodian

Casey Korn – Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Nola McDonald – Arioso Girl Choir Manager(LCMS)

Jane Ryder – Capriccio Choir Manager (LCMS)

Diane Momberg – Assistant Fencing Coach

Alex Reina – Chef at Bjorklunden

Last Chance – Personal Health Assessment (PHA) Appointments Still Available

Appointments are still available to complete your PHA.    

Who is eligible to participate?

All staff and faculty are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the PHA process. Participation is also encouraged for the following individuals covered under the Lawrence University medical plan: spouses/domestic partners of employees, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of retirees. 

Note for Medical Plan Participants

Participation by employees, retirees covered under the medical plan, and spouses/domestic partners covered under the medical plan will provide the discounts to the medical plan premium.  All participants must complete both the biometric screening and the lifestyle questionnaire to receive the premium discount. The questionnaire can be completed through Wellworks portal (ThedaCare’s new platform) while signing up for your biometric screening appointment.  Discounts are provided based upon participation and are not scoring or results based.

Along with their new platform, Wellworks, ThedaCare will be switching to a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner is pregnant or within 6 months post-partum during the time of the assessments, participation by the pregnant/post-partum individual will not be required to obtain the discounts on medical plan premiums. Human Resources must be notified if this is applicable to you or spouse/domestic partner by October 15, 2021.  

How do I sign up?

Scheduling directions can be found in the 2021 PHA Instruction Sheet or click here to sign up: The PHA schedule books quickly.  To ensure you receive your preferred appointment time, do not delay in scheduling your appointment.

What is the PHA schedule?

All appointments will be held in the Warch Campus Center – Hurvis & Mead Witter rooms. Appointment time and dates are as followed:

  • Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Thursday, October 7th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Friday, October 8th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Monday, October 11th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Thursday, October 14th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Friday, October 15th at 6:00am – 10:00am

Please contact your HR Representative if you have any questions regarding the PHA process including scheduling your assessment.   

Thank you,

Human Resources

Fall Term Backstage Pass

Join us off-campus on Friday, Oct. 8, 12:30 – 1:40 p.m. as leaders from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center talk about their roles in the arts, how they got there, and ever-evolving industry trends! For this Fall session, take a peek BEHIND the curtain and learn about stage production and managing the many aspects of performances with Gerald Henley, Director of Theatrical Production and his team. We will also be joined by alum Kristi Ross-Clausen ’85, member of the IATSE Theater Union, and all around theater guru.

Shuttles will be leave the Con Drop Off and go to the PAC at 12:30 p.m. and head back to Lawrence when the program finishes at 1:40 p.m. The formal program will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. If you are walking or providing your own transportation, please enter at the Valet Entrance and plan to arrive promptly at 12:40 p.m. A variety of sandwiches will be available for lunch. For details and to register, see Handshake.

Memorial for Stephen McCardell this Saturday

Stephen McCardell’s life, music, and mentorship lives on even after his death in July of 2020. The Lawrence community invites you a musical celebration of his life and work on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am.

The celebration will take place in Memorial Chapel with members of the Lawrence community invited to be part of the in-person celebration. ⁠Others and those who are not in Appleton are invited to join via a livestream Zoom link. The link is