Professor William Chaney was an iconic figure in the history of Lawrence University. He was hired by President Nathan Pusey and joined the history department in 1952.

To celebrate Professor Chaney’s remarkable life and distinguished career, a memorial service will be held in Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. A live webcast of that service will be shown here.

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Chaney Memorial Program

Professor William Chaney Memorial Service
Saturday, May 18, 2013 • Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Clavier-Übung III     Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552  (1685–1750)
Kathrine Handford,
Lecturer of Music and University Organist, organ

Welcome Jill Beck, Lawrence University President

Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV522, op. 3, no. 8 “L’estro Armonico”  I. Allegro      Antonio Vivaldi
Samantha George, Associate Professor of Music and Teacher of Violin, violin
Brandon Kreuder ’15, violin
Kathrine Handford, organ

Remarks Jon Vanden Heuvel ’85

Abendempfindung, K. 523      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Steven Paul Spears, Associate Professor of Music, tenor
Kenneth Bozeman, Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music and Teacher of Voice, piano

Remarks Minoo Adenwalla, Professor Emeritus of Government

Reflections David Burrows, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Jerald Podair, Professor of History and Robert S. French Professor of American Studies

Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, RV 537   Vivaldi
I. Allegro
Jeffrey Stannard, Associate Dean of the Conservatory and Associate Professor of Music, trumpet
John Daniel, Associate Professor of Music and Teacher of Trumpet, trumpet
Kathrine Handford, organ

William A. Chaney

Professor Emeritus of History and George McKendree Steele Professor of Western Culture

Dec. 23, 1922 — March 15, 2013

William A. Chaney Fund for Excellence in History

The William A. Chaney Fund for Excellence in History, established in 2010, enables students to become productive historians through collaboration with departmental faculty. This fund provides support for Senior Experience projects, trips to archives, original research and other activities that immerse students in the real world of history.

Those who wish to contribute to this endowed fund may do so online at or by calling Stacy Mara at 920-832-6557.