Last weekend, Nov. 6-8, was the annual Lawrence University Alumni Association board meeting, made up of alumni from both Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer College. The board of directors of the LUAA is divided into five committees: Networking, Admissions, Nominations and Awards, Community Engagement and Student Relations. Notable updates and decisions include the following: Student Relations will be matching students with alumni by areas of interest in the spring, Community Engagement reviewed Class of ’65 applications and now is seeking further applications, and Admissions developed ways for alumni to help and reach both international and domestic applicants, through programs like Adopt a High School and Staff a College Fair. Additionally, with the “More Light” campaign entering its latter phases, focus will now be shifted toward academics and scholarships. Upgrades to the Lawrence Web site, including videos and recent connections to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, aim to attract students. The new Lawrence Scholars in Business Program was also discussed. Although the storm of the economic recession may have hurt the university’s endowment, the campus enter is completely paid for, as are renovations to the chapel and Memorial Hall. A large part of this support came from The Lawrence Fund and the operating budget of Lawrence, supported directly by the alumni gifts.