Veteran lawmaker Jon Richards '86 wants to be 'people's attorney'

June 5, 2014

Richards, 50, is running against two Democratic prosecutors in his race to become Wisconsin’s top lawyer. Richards faces Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ in the Aug. 12 Democratic primary.

The winner will face Republican challenger Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel and Libertarian Thomas A. Nelson of Madison on Nov. 4 for the four-year term.

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Amanda Loder '05 joins New Hampshire Public Radio as the business and economy reporter

June 4, 2014

Amanda joined New Hampshire Public Radio following four years of reporting and hosting at Spokane Public Radio in Washington State, where she was recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow and SPJ awards for her feature and series reporting.

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Anna Valcour '13 Recognized by Lawrence University for Outstanding Achievement

June 2, 2014

Valcour received the William F. Raney Prize in History, which recognizes an outstanding senior history major. She was cited for "achievement at the highest level within the department, including original research in historical sources."

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Ginger Martin '92 to direct the Philharmonia in New Youth Symphony Orchestra Program

June 2, 2014

The Philharmonia, directed by Ginger Marten, will perform string orchestra literature from standard middle school to high school level. Marten teaches sixth through 12th grade orchestra programs in Wisconsin Rapids and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Lawrence Conservatory of Music and UW-Stevens Point. She was awarded a Kohl Fellowship for Teaching in 2010 and performs in the band Tilly's Village.

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Maggie Thomas '02 to be included in "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire"

June 1, 2014

For the past three years, students have been clamoring to enroll in Thomas's popular psychology courses. She teaches about topics such as gender and prejudice, and academic dean Gregory Mahler says she "helps students come to grips with some really challenging dimensions of their lives."

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Jeni Houser ’06 gives recital in Stoughton, WI

May 9, 2014

New York opera singer Jeni Houser ’06 returns to her native Stoughton on Sunday to give a recital at Christ Lutheran Church.   Jeni graduated with two degrees from Lawrence University in Appleton through the double-degree program: a bachelor of arts degree in music education (with voice as her chosen emphasis for the music degree) and a bachelor of arts degree in English.

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Amanda Gessler ’07 wins Bradshow & Buono International Piano Competition

May 6, 2014

Amanda Gessler ’07 won the 2014 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and will be performing at Carnegie Hall on May 18th. For more information or details on the performance, visit the Carnegie Hall event page.

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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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