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SLUG organizes and plans to host student-initiated agriculture conference

SLUG organizes and plans to host student-initiated agriculture conference

Tammy Tran (Photo by Oren Jakobson) SLUG will be hosting the Student Initiative in Sustainable Agriculture Conference April 2 and 3 at Lawrence University. Launched by seniors Sophie Patterson and Oren Jakobson, the SISA conference is aimed at facilitating exchange between college students dedicated to sustainable gardening and farming initiatives. “The mission of SLUG,” stated

Lifeline grant supports identity through mask decorating event

Maija Anstine Students, faculty, staff and their families gathered Feb. 13 in the Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center multipurpose room to create masks as part of the Lifeline connecting grant. The three-year, $300,000 grant, geared toward suicide prevention on college campuses, sponsored the event. Assistant Director of Counseling Services Paul Valencic, Director of the Center for

Forum explores being LGBT in the African American community

Laura Streyle The second Black History Month series forum of the term, put on by the Black Organization of Students, was held this Tuesday, Feb. 15. The forum began with the whole room reading the title aloud: “‘No Homo’: The Stigma of being LGBT in the African American Community.” The event continued to encourage participation,

Warch Campus Center contracts company to provide music in café

Maggie Brickner Recently, the café has undergone some noticeable changes in its sound system. Café employees now announce order numbers over a microphone, while recorded music is played throughout the day. These new changes started out as a way to create a more professional, relaxing atmosphere in the café. Junior Jake Woodford, the student who

Mary Jane Jacob addresses collaboration between art and community

Laura Streyle (Justin Jones) In keeping with this year’s theme for the 2010-2011 Convocation Series, Innovation through Collaboration, Mary Jane Jacob, the third speaker in the series spoke in the Memorial Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 7, delivering a talk titled “The Collective Creative Process.”Jacob, a professor, independent curator and executive director of exhibitions at the School

Orr to become Provost and Dean of Faculty at Lake Forest

Maureen Darras (Oren Jakobson) An email from President Jill Beck informed the student body Friday, Feb. 4 that Professor of Art History Michael Orr had been appointed as Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Lake Forest College.For Orr, this appointment follows over 20 years of teaching, administrative involvement and scholarship at Lawrence University. Orr

Senior Ruiz conducts Mexican Orchestra in Mexico City

Maija Anstine Senior Rodrigo Ruiz conducted his orchestral debut with the Mexican Orchestra of the Arts Feb. 6 at a concert in the Sala Nezahualcóyotl in Mexico City.Ruiz, who will return to Lawrence spring term of this year to give his senior piano recital and to graduate, has been on leave from Lawrence for fall

London Week hosted to elevate enthusiasm for London Centre

Grace Berchem Lawrence’s fourth annual London Week kicks off Feb. 14 and will run through Feb. 18. The week’s events will be organized and coordinated by the Off-Campus Programs Office in order to showcase both London and the London Centre.This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lawrence’s London Centre program. Over 2,000 Lawrentians have studied

Plantz team wins 46th annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

Maggie Brickner Teams from around the country tuned into Lawrence University’s WLFM station last weekend to compete in the 46th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest.During the 50-hour contest – which this year lasted 51 hours – 84 teams answered 376 questions in pursuit of a winning title. Trivia began at its traditional 10:00:37 p.m. last