Steve Jung ’90 accepts football position at Neenah High School

May 5, 2014

Steve Jung ’90 accepted the position of head coach at Neenah High School this Spring.    Jung played football collegiately at Lawrence, which is also where he begun his coaching career as an assistant. From there it was on to Waukesha North as an educator as well as the school’s head football coach for two years.

Jung eventually made his way back to Lawrence as an assistant for another few years before joining the Appleton East football team and the school’s staff from 2000 to 2010.

The past two seasons, Jung has additionally honed his football coaching skills as the head coach at Wausau East, where he took a struggling program and helped them reach the playoffs the past two seasons.

Kaye Herranen ’13 awarded Trinity Fellowship at Marquette

May 2, 2014

Kaye Herranen ’13 is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in St. Croix Falls WI, at Habitat for Humanity and recently applied for the Trinity Fellowship at Marquette University.

Kaye applied in fall for this program (to study for my Master’s in the English dept) and was selected.  She recently accepted the award, and her nonprofit placement will be as the Communications Manager for the  Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, overseeing the Milwaukee Youth Orchestra and First Stage programs.

“I’m really excited about it, and after being involved with music my whole life, including at Lawrence, the placement feels a bit like coming home,” says Herranen.

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Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson ’05 selected for 2014 Newcombe Fellowship

May 1, 2014

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson ’05 has been selected as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2014. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each 2014 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000.

Ms. Lindgren-Gibson is now a doctoral candidate in history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation, British Working-Class Culture and Family Life in Victorian India: Renegotiating Class, Sexuality and Race, 1858-1914, explores non-elite British family life, culture, sexuality, and morality in Victorian India.

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Science, Nature, and Culture in Scandinavia

December 19, 2012

Professor of Geology and Walter Schober Professor of Environmental Studies Marcia Bjørnerud invites you to explore Scandinavian landscapes, history and culture on a very special 14-day Björklunden trip to Iceland, Norway and Sweden, from August 22 to September 5, 2013.

Q: What do the words geyser, maelstrom, smorgasbord and ombudsman have in common with Björklunden?

A: They all come from Scandinavian languages and provide a glimpse of the worldview that is distinctive to the Nordic countries—an intimacy with nature, a tradition of good hospitality and a strong sense of egalitarianism and fairness.

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Happy HoLUdays Events

October 29, 2012

Happy HoLUdays – did you see what we did there?  Get it?
On the evening of Thursday, December 6th Lawrentians across the country will gather to enjoy a relaxing moment during the busy holiday season.  The Lawrence University Alumni Association is hard at work planning a chance for you to give yourself a little break and take advantage of the opportunity to or reconnect with friends and current students in an informal setting.
Cities with formal planning underway include: Appleton, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Boston, and St. Louis. While we have many events planned across the country, if you are interested in helping to host an event on December 6th (or any other time) in your city, please contact Stephanie Kramer for information.
Mark your calendars for the 6th and look out for more information coming soon!

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