Campus Against Cancer

Save the Date for “Campus Against Cancer”
Thursday, June 4th from 3-5pm
Warch Campus Center

Help create our 2015 Cancer Awareness Ribbon – This year instead of painting bricks, you can help color a cancer ribbon with sidewalk chalk on the pavement outside of the Warch Campus Center.


National Bike Challenge

Join with Lawrence University as we compete against Ripon and other small colleges for miles in the National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015.

The Fox Cities Cycling Association keeps an updated list of events at There are a number of fun cycling events to attend; see a few selected free ones below.

Fox Valley Bike Challenge Kick off and Maintenance Clinic

    May 17, 2015 - 02:00 PM
    Fox River Environmental Education Alliance
    1000 N Ballard Rd., Appleton

May 2015 FCCA Meeting

    May 18, 2015 - 07:15 PM
    Groupride LLC
    103 E College Ave Suite 103, Appleton

May 22nd "Historical Moonlight Ride"

    May 22, 2015 - 08:00 PM
    City Park
    500 E Franklin St., Appleton

New Top 100 Program

You may recall that in October 2013, Sean Foy, national fitness expert, spoke on campus about “Fitness That Works” and how just one minute of movement every hour can increase energy, reduce stress, improve self-confidence, inspire creativity, etc.  Sean has been working closely with the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) to create a user-friendly online program to help get people moving, have fun and feel their best.

Lawrence University has been selected to participate in this program at no cost along with several other Wisconsin employers. In addition to Lawrence’s Gold Well Workplace designation that we achieved in 2013, our participation in this program will allow us to be recognized as one of the healthiest and most attractive employers in the state.

CLICK HERE to watch a 90-second video from Sean welcoming Lawrence faculty and staff to participate in the program. 

Here is what you need to know:

  • This program officially begins on April 6 and runs for 12 weeks
  • Register no later than Friday, April 10 so that you don’t miss out on points starting with Week 1
  • CLICK HERE to register now and create your profile  This takes about 5 minutes.
  • This program is:

            -  EASY!  The goal is to move at least 10 minutes each day.
            -  an online challenge between Wisconsin employers
            -  open to all faculty and staff
            -  beneficial to everyone… it doesn’t matter if you do little to no exercise or if you are a marathon runner!

  • Each week, participants will receive (through the program website) a motivational message and unique challenge from your coach, Sean Foy.
  • Every action that you complete will earn points for Lawrence and get us one step closer to being one of the Top 100 most active companies in the state!

Thank you to President Burstein for his support of this program and commitment to fostering an environment that encourages daily movement, healthy living and improved well-being.

Together, let’s get moving!

Wellness Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Wellness Survey.  Congratulations to Donna Matey, the winner of the 2015 Breezer Downtown bicycle.  The Committee on Wellness and Recreation looks forward to using this feedback to continually improve our wellness programs.



Ways to get fit at work

Massage Opportunities

Full-Body Therapeutic Massage
Sign up now for Spring Term.  Available in the through the YMCA. Each student staff and faculty are eligible for one discounted massage a term.

The cost is $20 for 60 minutes.  Students, staff and faculty may schedule an appointment by contacting Erin Buenzli at or 832-7190 and must pay cash at the appointment. Term I sign up starts September 1st, Term II sign up January 5th and Term 3 March 30th.


Click this link: Assist ERC for the February/March work/life balance newsletter!

This issue highlights:
·  Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease
·  Making Housework Manageable
·  Looking at Happiness as a Choice

For additional resources to help you achieve a healthy balance in life, visit, and
     - Click on “Work/Life Resources” at the top of the page
     - Click on the “Worklife Services” link
     - Click on the “REGISTER” button toward the right side of the screen
     - Create your unique UserName and Password, using Company Code: LAWRENCE

In addition to these resources, confidential counseling services through ASSIST ERC are available to you at no cost 24/7 by calling 1-800-222-8590.

Read Their Stories

WELLU would like to share the following testimonials with you on behalf of fellow Lawrence colleagues who have chosen to share their personal stories of how breast cancer has affected their lives.


From Janice Staedt

A personal message from Lawrence University Staff Member
Janice Staedt, Alumni and Constituency Engagement

I am in the midst of my journey to being a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in May and treatments and another surgery will take me to next spring and beyond. It is a battle, but support from family, friends and co-workers sustain me.

I encourage women to have annual screenings. My cancer did not show up on a mammogram or an ultra sound so I encourage both women and men to pay attention to their bodies. Early detection is key to survival.

Keep supporting this cause and if you are touched by other causes, support them as well.

~Janice Staedt


From Patty Leiker

A personal message from Lawrence University Staff Member
Patty Leiker, Human Resources

I’ll never forget the day, December 13, 2006, when I unexpectedly heard those three dreaded words, “You have cancer”.  Having just turned 40 with no family history of breast cancer, I was shocked.  While doing a self-breast exam (just three weeks before my scheduled mammogram), I found a lump.  I immediately thought the worst and then my mind went to “No way – it couldn’t be”.  I immediately called my doctor and just three days later it was confirmed.  After a lumpectomy, several months of chemotherapy, followed by six weeks of radiation, and five years of adjuvant therapy, I am thankful and blessed to be alive.

If you are age 20 or 30 or 40 or 50, no matter what age you are, I cannot stress enough the importance of regular monthly self-exams and mammography.  Since my cancer was fast-growing, it is an early diagnosis that saved my life.  So my message to all women AND MEN, is to know your body, do regular self-exams, and seek medical attention immediately if you have any suspicions.  No matter what type of cancer, early detection is the key to survival.

- Patty Leiker


Competing in the Olde English Classic

For the fourth year in a row, Lawrence University fielded a team of faculty, staff and partners/spouses to compete in the Olde English Classic 5k in Beloit, Wisconsin.  From left to right in the photo, Allison Fleshman (chemistry), Amy Nottingham-Martin (Freshman Studies), Doug Martin (physics), Kevin Kelleher (spouse of LU faculty member), Tammy Wagner (communications), Matt Stoneking (physics), Stephanie Stefonik (financial services), and Mary Good (anthropology) responded to the challenge issued by Beloit College president, Scott Bierman.  On a beautiful September morning, the Shoehorn Trophy once again remained in Beloit despite the best efforts of the crew from Appleton to hurdle hay bales and ford streams along the wooded course.  But they will be back next year to assemble at the start line when the bugle is sounded. 

Matthew R. Stoneking, Professor of Physics

Well Workplace Award

The Well Workplace Award:

1. Integrates health promotion into the way Lawrence University does business by weaving healthy lifestyles into the fabric of our culture using WELCOA's "Seven C's" approach.
2. Validates our health promotion efforts. All Well Workplaces applications are reviewed by a prestigious group of health promotion professionals, dedicated to improved health and well-being on a national level.
3. Communicates our vision for the future. The commitment to achieving WELCOA’s Well Workplace award shows that we have placed employee wellness as an integral part of our core vision and mission.
4. Demonstrates that we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our faculty and staff, making quality of life a top priority.

Student Health 101

Check out great fitness, nutrition and wellness related topics for students, staff and faculty. Lawrentains are featured in a monthly video poll and much more. Click the SH101 image below!

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Basketball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Noon Basketball
  • LU Taijitsu
    8:16pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Our Bi weekly training

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • PIYO
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    PIYO is a barefoot strength workout, influenced by Pilates and yoga. It's a high intensity, low impact workout offering strength training, balance, core work and stretching.
  • Volleyball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Come and join the fun!
  • Yoga
    5:15pm Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Strengthen your mind and body

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Basketball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Noon Basketball
  • Pilates/Core
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Pilates/Core Class
  • Weekly Meditation
    12:30pm Memorial Hall 116 - Seminar Room
    Short reading, 30-minute meditation, time for questions. This session is open to everyone. The room contains wooden chairs and couches. If you need a meditation cushion, please bring your own.
  • Pilates
    5:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness.
  • Dodgeball Tournament - Presented by SAAC
    9:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Compete in SAAC's annual spring dodgeball tourney! Huge prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best Uniforms! Register your team of 6 today by e-mailing a roster and team name to $10 donation/team to LU Nepal earthquake relief fundraiser!

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • Volleyball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Come and join the fun!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Lawrence University Dance Team Practice
    10:30am Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    LUDT Dance practice
  • WELLU Open Soccer
    3:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Love to play soccer. Come in and play soccer with like minded players. Drop in anytime and be added to a team.

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