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Saxophone quartet honored with award from Downbeat Magazine

Fanny Lau Last week, the Lawrence University Saxophone Quartet was nationally recognized in Downbeat Magazine‘s 34th Annual Student Music Awards. The students earned the honor of undergraduate college winner in the classical group category for a live recording of their performance Fall Term. As one of the most respected jazz publications in the country, Downbeat

Men at Lawrence take a stand against sexual violence

Cassidy Wilson (Photo by Minh Nguyen) Saturday, April 30, Lawrence’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Board and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities joined forces to hold an event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Men from the Lawrence and Fox Cities communities, accompanied by women and some children, donned women’s high-heeled shoes and

Greenfire organizes campus Earth Week festivities

Tom Pilcher (Photo by Hannah Plummer) In anticipation of Earth Day last Friday, April 22, Greenfire and other student organizations organized a nine-day series of events to celebrate Earth Week 2011. Beginning Sunday, April 17 with a vegetarian potluck and ending with documentary film director Chris Paine’s speech in the Memorial Chapel Tuesday, April 26,

Compassion Project connects Lawrence and Appleton communities

Cassidy Wilson The Appleton Compassion Project has brought together local Appleton schools, the Trout Museum of Art and Lawrence University in a community-wide, art-driven conversation about the meaning of compassion and how we might integrate it into our lives. The project was inspired by the research of Dr. Richard Davidson, Vilas Professor of Psychology and

Altman engages with Lawrence musicians

Nicholas Paulson Composer Laurie Altman, a New York native living in Switzerland, was a composer-in-residence at Lawrence from April 10 to 17. Altman, who has performed in London, Mexico City, Holland, Scandinavia and throughout the United States, was at Lawrence under the umbrella of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Altman’s involvement on campus was evident throughout

Severe weather oubreak damages Stansbury roof

Will Doreza High winds attributed to a major severe weather outbreak lifted and damaged the highest roof section of Stansbury Theatre at the Conservatory of Music Sunday, April 10. The storm caused the delay of Associate Professor of Music Karen Leigh-Post’s recital in Harper Hall as well as a concert given by the Lawrence Academy

Concert for Japan strives to answer “What can we do?”

Maija Anstine (Photo by Minh Nguyen) Fifteen conservatory faculty members performed at the Concert for Japan in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel Sunday, April 17. Assistant Professor of Music Steven Paul Spears organized the event to raise awareness and money for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Spears said he heard a

Assistant Director of Admissions elected city alderman

Amy Sandquist (by Minh Nguyen ) Teege Mettille, assistant director of admissions at Lawrence, was elected alderman for Appleton’s 11th District and will be sworn in April 19 at City Hall in downtown Appleton. High water bills, the near-elimination of Appleton’s Diversity Coordinator position and the recent union bargaining rights controversy in Madison inspired Mettille