Jazz, Funk & Fun

In the Viking Room this Friday at 9 PM. The Dirk Quinn Band is a jazz/funk band that coincidentally bears the front man’s name.  Based out of Philadelphia, the group travels extensively throughout the US and Canada.  Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, they’ve developed a unique and sincere style – one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the beard stroking jazz aficionados to the jam band hippies.

The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music.  With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most engaging!

International Education Week Starts Monday

Next week, we are celebrating International Education Week. Look for special programming, Instagram takeovers and Q&As, fun international-themed menu items, and more!

Have a question now about a program or application? The Off-Campus Programs office has walk-in office hours Monday-Thursday, as well as peer advising two evenings per week. Appointments are also available. To find out more, go to our Meet with an OCP Advisor page or simply stop by International House!

Honoring our Grief – in a season of losses

If you have lost a loved one this year, you are invited to join others at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life on Monday, November 1nd at 5 pm. 

The end of October is a traditional time in several cultures and communities to honor our grief and acknowledge the reality of death in our lives.  In this year of too many losses, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is partnering with Alianza and the Intro to Ethnic Studies class to observe Dia de los Muertos and to provide a place for our community to honor our grief together.  Please also feel free to add a photo or memory item to the Altar that is located in the Diversity and Intercultural Center

Blue & White Weekend

Be sure to join in the fun of Blue and White Weekend running Thursday, Oct 21 – Saturday, October 23. We can’t wait to celebrate Lawrence this weekend! Below is the full schedule of Blue and White Weekend. 

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, the weekend festivities will be open only to Lawrence campus users.  

Blue & White Weekend Schedule

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7:30- 8:30pmGrocery Bag Bingo with SOUP, Mead Witter
Friday, October 22, 2021
8:30- 10:30pmBlue and White Party- Glow Party, Somerset
Saturday, October 23, 2021
11:00am- 1:30pmBlock Party, Main Hall Green
1:00- 6:00pmFootball Game and Tailgating, Banta Bowl — Shuttle runs from the Wriston Turnaround to Banta Bowl every 10-15 minutes.
1:00pm  MSWIM & WSWIM vs Ripon College- BOLDT NATATORIUM
 7:00pmWomen’s Hockey vs University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point- APPLETON ICE CENTER
8:00- 11:00pmCarnival, Main Hall Green

See all the details of Blue and White Weekend here.

An Invitation to Deepen Together

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life invites you to join us in three spiritual practices that will help our community be Brighter Together.

In the Conservatory lower level, you will find a table set up with materials to help students, staff, and faculty cultivate gratitude, prayer, and reflection through writing thank you cards, adding to a prayer wall, and journaling in a complimentary journal for you to take with you. This station will be available until Friday, November 5th and will then shift to the Warch Campus Center for the remainder of the term.

If you, your club, your department, or team are interested in hosting a display in your space, please email spiritual.religious.life@lawrence.edu and we will happily send you a kit that includes all supplies.

In the last week of the term, we will host a prayer wall burning ceremony. More details in the coming weeks.

Peer Diversity Educators Now Available

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion currently has peer diversity educators who are available during the fall term to talk with student organizations, groups, and classes regarding antiracism and allyship. Our goal is to be willing to listen, engage and learn respectfully with and from each other. Join us!

Details for the workshops are below:

The antiracism workshop is a one-hour session intended to help participants better understand the concepts of race and racism, discuss the consequences of systemic racism and help participants consider committing to a daily practice of antiracism.

The allyship workshop is a one-hour session intended to provide better understanding of the active process of allyship, discuss how we each can use our power to support marginalized folks and to help participants consider committing to a daily practice of allyship.

To arrange a workshop or presentation, please contact Cindy Pickart (cindy.j.pickart@lawrence.edu).

Join a Lawrence Employee Resource Group

Looking for a way to reconnect with fellow staff and faculty? Join one of our Employee Resource Groups!

The goal of Employee Resource Groups is to foster community and engagement amongst staff and faculty with shared affinity groups you identify with. They also provide a space to discuss what support you need while at Lawrence. You are welcome to join one or more groups that you identify with. 

Our groups include: 
– Professionals of Color 
– PRIDE (LGBT) Resource Group
– Emerging Professionals (new to LU/new in career)
– GEL Global Employees of Lawrence
– LIFT UP (Low Income, First-Generation Staff/Fac Talent Unpacking Privilege)

To join our mailing list, sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/MVQ6410kka

For more information about each group, visit our webpage: https://www.lawrence.edu/info/offices/diversity-and-inclusion/get-involved/employee-resource-groups