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Turbine brings wind energy to Björklunden

Turbine brings wind energy to Björklunden

Molly-Judith Wilson (Photo courtesy of Björklunden) A new wind turbine was installed at Lawrence University’s Björklunden campus Thursday, Oct. 26. The turbine is expected to start up within the next few days. During the winter of 2009, Steven Schnorr, a senior working on a senior experience project with Assistant Professor of Government and Stephen Edward

Glamour Gals organization gives makeovers to the elderly

Maija Anstine GlamourGals, a student-run volunteer organization that provides makeovers and manicures to women in senior homes, will have their first makeover session Nov. 12. GlamourGals is a national non-profit organization, founded in 2000 by Rachel Doyle. There are chapters in high schools and colleges around the country, but the Lawrence University chapter will be

Sage Hall responds to recent acts of vandalism

Emily Zawacki (Photo by Craig Sherwood) In recent weeks, Sage Hall has been victim to numerous acts of vandalism. Most recently, the computer lab printer was destroyed beyond repair and derogatory graffiti was etched into a pressing room door. Additionally, towards the beginning of the school year, a hole was kicked into a wall on

Human rights documentary “Granito” premieres on campus

Bridget Donnelly The film Reckoning.” Both sessions were well-attended by students, faculty and community members. Yates is a co-founder of Skylight Pictures. The company’s website declares that it is “dedicated to creating films and digital media tools that advance awareness of human rights and the quest for justice by implementing multi-year outreach campaigns designed to

Memorial Hall renovations continue with art studio

Maija Anstine The September 14 opening of a new drawing studio in the former Union Grill represents the latest in ongoing renovations to Memorial Union as part of the More Light! campaign. This new art space will house Beginning Drawing and Drawing 2 classes. Associate Professors of Art John Shimon and Julie Lindemann as well

More Light! finale celebrates raising $150 million

Molly Judith Wilson (Photo by Nicholas Glennon) Lawrence University’s More Light! campaign, which started in July of 2005, is coming to an end this week. The campaign raised over $150 million through the gifts of alumni, parents and friends of the college over the course of its six–year run. “This is the most ambitious campaign

Distinguished alumni visit for More Light! career conference

Emily Zawacki Saturday, Oct. 25, the More Light! Career Conference will take place as part of the More Light! Campaign Finale Celebration. The More Light! Campaign has been six years in the making and has already reached its goal of raising $150 million dollars through donor contributions. The Career Conference will commence with a Leadership

Convocation committee strives to increase student attendance

Fanny Lau The Committee on Public Occasions has been working on multiple strategies this year to increase convocation attendance through student introductions of speakers, a wider variety of convocation speakers and the Community Read program. This standing committee is made up of a faculty member from each academic division, as well as a student representative.

Community participates in Occupy Appleton protests

Chelsea Johnson (Photo by Austin Federa) Protestors from the Appleton and Lawrence communities gathered Saturday, Oct. 15 for an Occupy Appleton protest as part of the national Occupy movement. The Occupy movement is an on-going protest across the nation inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests, which have been growing in New York since September.

Lawrence ranked highest mid-career salary range in Wisconsin

Molly-Judith Wilson The Business Journal published an article Sept. 29 entitled “Which Wisconsin colleges offer the biggest paydays?” Rated number one for highest mid-career salary is Lawrence University, at an average of $89,700 per year. Dean of Career Services Mary Meany ‘83 was available to offer her opinion on Lawrence’s placement. “Because Lawrence is a