Spring-Summer 2013

La Opinion (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aug. 28, 2013
Headline: "Dreamers" join civil rights march in DC
Byline: Pilar Marrero
Link: http://bit.ly/1dq5qwt
Excerpt: When Sofia Campos, one dreamer of Los Angeles, take the podium today in the nation's capital to commemorate 50 years of the most famous speech of Martin Luther King Jr., the resemblance between the civil rights movement then and current struggles will more than a coincidence.

Campos, who heads the largest coalition of undocumented youth seeking immigration reform, United We Dream, has learned directly from activists and strategists of the age of 60, including the Rev. James Lawson, the theorist of non-violent student action.

...Jerald Podair, professor of history at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, notes that in 1963, Martin Luther King had little awareness of Latino issues, largely because racial issues were seen from the point of view of segregation against blacks and because the Latino population was much smaller then.

Today there are more Hispanics than blacks in the United States and although there are themes that unite them (jobs, poverty), other issues are more divisive as immigration, he said. "African leaders may be on the side of Latinos in this, but not the population because it is a typically complicated, competition for jobs," said Podair.

This story also appeared in El Mensajero (San Francisco, Calif.) and El Diario (New York, N.Y.)

 

Door County Advocate (Door County, Wis.)
Aug. 27, 2013
Headline: A fresh approach to getting Steinbeck
Byline: Erin Hunsader
Link: http://www.doorcountyadvocate.com/article/20130828/ADV05/308280095/A-fresh-approach-getting-Steinbeck
Excerpt: Most of us might remember discovering John Steinbeck’s work between algebra and gym class, when our high school English teacher assigned one of his novels to read. But Wisconsin native Paul McComas recalls coming across the American author’s book “Of Mice and Men” in a much more appealing way.

“I was a big monster movie fan and I loved ‘The Wolf Man,’ played by Lon Chaney, Jr.,” McComas said. “I was 11 when I started a Lon Chaney Jr. fan club. I read that Chaney also played Lenny in ‘Of Mice and Men.’ So I found my way to the movie version of ‘Of Mice and Men’ and then went to Steinbeck’s novel. I was impressed with the empathy Chaney brought to his characters, something Steinbeck also brought to his work.”

...“’Of Mice and Men’ is a story about loneliness,” McComas said. “If you look at each of the characters in that book, they’re all alone, except Lenny and George — they have this amazing friendship.”

McComas also mentioned that Steinbeck “led with his characters,” something McComas said he tries to focus on in his work as well. McComas said while he was attending Lawrence University in Appleton, he was cranking out stories more focused on plot when a professor told him, “Just tell us about the people.”

 

ScienceNewsline.com
Aug. 27, 2013
Headline: University of Tennessee Lecturer Investigates Response to 'Bad' Art
Link: http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2013082723140028.html
Excerpt: An oil painting of a piece of wood with a sad face sitting on the ground or a pink pony with Disney Princess-like hair. Would people come to like these pieces, considered "bad art" by some websites, if they became more familiar with them?

This was a question asked by an international team of scholars including a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, philosophy lecturer.

Websites like Tumblr catalogue pieces of what are deemed "bad art." However, a well-accepted phenomenon called the "mere exposure effect"—supported by the works of psychologist James Cutting, among others—suggests that repeated exposure to a stimulus enhances people's attitudes towards it. On this basis, one would predict that the more we look at sad stumps and pink ponies, the more we will come to like them. Maybe if we keep looking at those Tumblr pictures, we will come to think they are good.

UT's Margaret Moore worked with lead author Aaron Meskin and Matthew Kieran at the University of Leeds and Mark Phelan at Lawrence University to conduct a study that seems to challenge this prediction. The researchers found an increased exposure to art works does not necessarily make people like them more.

This story also appeared on RedOrbit.com.

 

Notable.ca
Aug. 26, 2013
Headline: What Not to Wear in the Office (Even During Summer)
Byline: Elizabeth Bromstein
Link: http://notable.ca/nationwide/yp-life/What-Not-to-Wear-in-the-Office-Even-During-Summer/
Excerpt: It can be difficult to get dressed for work in the middle of summer – especially for young professionals looking to make their mark. It’s hot – around here, we were subject to an insane heat wave for most of July and August, and September doesn’t look like it will be cooling down – who wants to wear office-y clothes when it’s hot? All those thick fabrics, long sleeves, pants and, in some crazy cases, panty hose. I’ve never really worn panty hose, but even when I see other women wearing them, my legs itch. And I feel for men who are required to wear suits to the office. It looks like torture in the warm weather of summer.

...Resist the urge to dress sexy. This is more of a caution for women than men. I don’t even know what dressing sexy would mean for a man. But women might have a tendency to go for flesh-baring or tight clothing. Both men and women will take you less seriously. Even if you’re brilliant. A study by Peter Glick at Lawrence University found that “Participants exhibited more negative affect toward the sexily attired manager and rated her as less competent than [a] neutrally attired manager.”

So cleavage lowers the perception of your IQ. Interestingly, however, this only applied to women in high-status jobs. The report says, “In contrast, the appearance manipulation had no effect on emotions toward or competence ratings of the receptionist. These findings suggest that a sexy self-presentation harms women in high-, but not low-, status jobs.”

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.)
Aug. 25, 2013
Headline: As schools implement Common Core, controversy arises
Byline: Nora G. Hertel
Link: http://bit.ly/1dj2TFp
Excerpt: As Wisconsin schools begin a new year, many are tailoring their lessons around an increasingly controversial set of voluntary math and English standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which sets new and often more rigorous goals for the nation’s students at each grade level, is drawing flak from all sides, from Tea Party activists to educators.

Complaints focus on how the standards were developed amid concerns there was not enough local input. But backers say a wide range of interests were brought to the table, including educators and politicians from both sides of the aisle.

...Some educators worry about the pressure the new tests will put on teachers and students.

Stewart Purkey, associate professor of education at Lawrence University in Appleton, questions whether the standards will do anything to meet the special challenges of students with disabilities or from diverse backgrounds.

“We just don’t know what the effect will be,” Purkey said. “At the very least we should be talking about taking a year to implement these and see how they affect students.”

This story also appeared in the Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wis.)

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
Aug. 23, 2013
Headline: Lawrence professor receives grant for German seminar
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/news/local/fox-cities/lawrence-professor-receives-grant-for-german-seminar
Excerpt: A Lawrence University professor has been awarded a grant to lead a seminar for teachers in Berlin, Germany.

The university says professor Brent Peterson is receiving $169,950 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will allow Peterson to co-direct a seminar for K-12 teachers, designed to enrich their knowledge of contemporary German culture and history. Robert Shandley, professor of film studies and German at Texas A&M University, will be the other co-director.

The program targets teachers of language, literature, social studies and modern history, but any K-12 teacher with at least intermediate German skills can apply. Each participant receives a $3,900 stipend to cover their expenses.

 

CNN.com
Aug. 18, 2013
Headline: Four ways to beat 'The Man'
Byline: John Blake
Link: http://us.cnn.com/2013/08/17/us/four-ways-to-beat-the-man/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
Excerpt: Nan Grogan Orrock defied her family's wishes by sneaking away to join the 1963 March on Washington. But don't ask her about Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. She doesn't remember it.

She was struck by something else.

Orrock was stunned by the marchers. They nonchalantly told her they had been fired from their jobs, forced from their homes and beaten and jailed for joining the movement.

...Parks attracted attention because her arrest could not be ignored, historians say. The other women arrested were unmarried or single mothers who could be caricatured by segregationists as women of ill repute. Parks was a married seamstress who was respected in her community.

"She could not be thrown in jail and forgotten and there would be no publicity," says Jerald Podair, a history professor at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. "She had been preparing for that moment her entire life."

...Yet King and others de-emphasized the jobs' focus of the march because they thought it would jeopardize the passage of the pending civil rights bill, says Podair, the Lawrence University professor.

Talking about poverty and inequality at the 1963 march would have alienated potential Northern white supporters who would have seen such rhetoric as a ploy to redistribute money from the white middle class to blacks, Podair says.

Instead, organizers reassured them by focusing on King's dream of racial equality, he says.

"The reason they can get Northern whites to support the march is to say we're not going to touch your wallets," Podair says. "What we're going to do is ask the South to give African-Americans their political rights, something they should have done 100 years ago. But we're not going to redistribute income."

Those commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's speech during various events in Washington this month can learn from the leaders of the 1963 march, Podair says.

If the commemoration speeches are confined to racial issues such as the Trayvon Martin case, they won't be as powerful. But if they also talk about economic inequality, a major issue for white voters, they can also do what King originally did: cast a vision of America that appeals to all types of people.

"Sometimes it makes you feel good to preach to the choir," Podair says, "but after a while you have to go outside the church and find other people for your coalition."

This story also appeared in WKMG Local 6 News (Orlando, Fla.), C4K Channel 4000 (Twin Cities, Minn.), WDIV Local 4 (Detroit, Mich.), KXLY 4 (Spokane, Wash.), News 4 Jax (Jacksonville, Fla.), WCTI 12 (New Bern, N.C.), KESQ (Palm Springs, Calif.), KTXS (Abilene, Texas), New Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, Penn.), WFMZ-TV 69 (Allentown, Penn.), KIDK ABC 8 (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Channel 3000 (Madison, Wis.), and KPRC (Houston, Texas).

 

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Md.)
Aug. 17, 2013
Headline: Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed
Byline: Liz Bowie
Link: http://bsun.md/1eXcehy
Excerpt: Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.

The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her smartphone. For many top students like Destiny, the scores might seem an academic footnote; she already had her diploma and had been admitted to college. Yet the idea that she might not have succeeded on the AP tests made her so anxious that, just as the scores began to download, she turned her phone face down, unable to look.

Destiny was experiencing the pressures of being a pioneer on the frontier of Advanced Placement, one of thousands of minority, low-income students being targeted for a nationwide expansion of the rigorous college-level courses. She took a deep breath, turned her phone back over and looked at the three numbers on the screen.

...The high grades for course work can lull students into a false sense of security, said Steve Syverson, a board member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and a former dean of admissions at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Many students arrive at college with AP courses on their transcripts, but with skills so low they must take remedial classes.

“The kids are ... doing what society is telling them to do,” he said. “We just set those kids up for complete failure because they just get hammered when they get to college.”

 

Peninsula Pulse (Door County, Wis.)
Aug. 16, 2013
Headline: From Door County to London
Byline: Jim Lundstrom
Link: http://www.ppulse.com/Articles-Headlines-c-2013-08-16-110194.114136-From-Door-County-to-London.html
Excerpt: Despite 16 years of high profile reporting for ABC and Court TV before that, Terry Moran admits that “television was an accident” for him. When he graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in English in 1982, he wanted to be a globetrotting print journalist working for a major magazine.

The former co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline spent the last two weeks in Door County before heading to London for his new assignment as the network’s chief foreign correspondent.

He spent the first week, Aug. 4-9, conducting a seminar at Björklunden, the 425-acre estate just south of Baileys Harbor owned by his alma mater, Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. The 1982 Lawrence graduate’s weeklong seminar was focused on the Supreme Court, which Moran covered for ABC, but was also sprinkled with insights garnered as ABC’s White House correspondent during the end of the Clinton years and into the beginning of Bush’s second term.

The second week he spent chilling at Björklunden’s guest house and getting to know Door County. He agreed to sit down for a chat about his work.

 

St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis, Mo.)
Aug. 16, 2013
Headline: University City Children's Center Presents A Musical Celebration of Early Childhood
Byline: Camille Phillips
Link: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-childrens-center-presents-musical-celebration-early-childhood
Excerpt: The eighth annual concert to benefit the tuition assistance program at University City Children's Center will be held next Saturday at Powell Hall. Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cellist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, pianist Ruth Price with the St. Louis Children's Choirs and pianist Catherine Kautsky, Professor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music will all be performing.

...This is the first year Catherine Kautsky will be performing at the concert. Her mother, Lily Kautsky, will be presented  the "What Happens Early Lifetime Achievement Award" during the benefit.

 

MollyBAndMe.com
Aug. 16, 2013
Headline: The beautiful soul of a city, a university and a brand new music festival
Link: http://mollybandme.com/2013/08/16/the-beautiful-soul-of-a-city-a-university-and-a-brand-new-music-festival/
Excerpt: If the heart of last week’s Mile of Music Festival lay in its people — pounding nervously in its volunteers, beating coolly in its artists and thumping happily in its attendees — the soul stood stately, an anchor on the mile’s east end.

The Lawrence Memorial Chapel not only provided an elegant venue for the main stage concerts, it also acted as a musical matrix through which some of the event’s most talented performers passed.

In fact, at least three of the 10 headline stage performers at one time called the Memorial Chapel home. Event ambassador Cory Chisel, Mel Flannery and Hillary Reynolds all spent lucky hours of their youth on stage in the acoustically blessed chapel.

Built in 1918 for Lawrence University and the center for the school’s acclaimed music conservatory, the chapel has both hosted and nurtured hundreds of talented musicians through the years.

We have seen speakers — favorites include Lech Walesa, Maya Angelou and Frank McCourt –choirs, bands and musicians in the take-all-comers chapel.

Both our boys were lucky enough to participate in the Appleton Boychoir, and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols became a holiday tradition made even more sacred and meaningful inside the beautiful white brick building.

If you have the opportunity to attend an event at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, hustle on down and grab a seat. If you’re even luckier, and get the chance to perform on that stage against the stunning backdrop of a magnificent 41-stop mechanical organ, take a moment to consider your space and all of the unbelievably talented people who have gone before you.

Its history, architecture, acoustics and, thank goodness, newly upholstered seats make the Memorial Chapel the perfect setting for almost any performer lucky enough to step on its stage.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 14, 2013
Headline: Developers unveil new riverfront housing plan
Byline: Nick Penzenstadler
Link: http://post.cr/14fM9oP
Excerpt: Developers of a proposed 120-unit riverfront complex revealed a new $16 million plan Wednesday that shifts the buildings from apartments to townhomes.

The smaller-scale development would host 12 buildings on the 8-acre site on the Fox River — a departure from the previously pitched 180 units in five buildings at the former Foremost Dairies site, said John Vetter, principal at Vetter Denk, a Milwaukee architecture firm.

...The authority ultimately voted to hold further work on the proposal until another evening neighborhood meeting could be planned in October. It is to be held after another round of traffic studies that will be conducted when Lawrence University students return for class in mid-September.

 

Chicago Tribune Local (La Grange, Ill.)
Aug. 14, 2013
Headline: Theatre of Western Springs presents 500th production - 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
Byline: Ginny Richardson
Link: http://trib.in/18xiPgY
Excerpt: The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) presents its 1st Mainstage play of the 85th season - its 500th since the theatre’s founding in 1929 – the absurdist classic “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Eric Simonson from the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and directed by TWS Artistic Director Rick Snyder.

Performances take place from Sept. 5 – 15, 2013, at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave.

...Eric Simonson is an American writer and director in theatre, film and opera. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Lawrence University, and he moved to Chicago in 1983, where he helped found Lifeline Theatre. In 1993, he became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 1993 for “The Song of Jacob Zulu.”

His plays and adaptations at Steppenwolf include “Nomathemba” (written with Ntozake Shange and Joseph Shabalala), “Carter’s Way” and “Honest” (for First Look). Other plays include “The Last Hurrah,” “Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright” (with Jeffrey Hatcher), “Edge of the World” and “Lombardi: The Only Thing” and “Speak American.”

His work has been produced in Japan and throughout the United States, and his adaptation of “Moby Dick” at Milwaukee Repertory was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s top ten productions of 2002.

Simonson’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” (originally produced at Steppenwolf in 1996) received an Off-Broadway premiere.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 12, 2013
Headline: LU's Harris honored
Byline: Mike Sherry
Link: http://post.cr/15DRWUJ
Excerpt: Lawrence University baseball standout Davide Harris has been named to the Jewish Sports Review All-America baseball team.

Harris, a senior outfielder from Evanston, Ill., was a first-team selection on a squad that encompassed players from NCAA Division II and III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Harris was the lone player from a Wisconsin college named to the team.

Harris, who finished in the top 20 in the Midwest Conference in batting average, hit a team-high .341 and also posted a team-best .449 on-base percentage. Batting from the lead-off position, Harris had seven doubles, one triple, 22 runs scored and 15 RBI.

Harris stole 24 bases in 25 attempts this season. Harris’ 24 steals in 2013 was the third-highest season total in school history. He finished his career with a Lawrence record 64 stolen bases.

For his career, Harris hit .311 with 51 RBI, and his name is all over the Lawrence record book. A four-year starter, Harris ranks third with 441 at-bats, third with 70 walks, fourth with 89 runs scored, fifth with 137 hits and ninth with 21 doubles.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 9, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University receives financial gift from retiring alumnus
Link: http://post.cr/1cZNaIE
Excerpt: On behalf of Dale Schuh’s retirement from the Sentry Insurance Foundation, two gifts will be given by the business.

Lawrence University in Appleton and United Way of Portage County will receive a $250,000 and $50,000 gift, respectively.

Schuh, a 1970 graduate from Lawrence University, spent his more than 40-year career with Sentry Insurance Foundation after he interned for the company while he was earning his degree. Since his internship, Schuh has had multiple roles with the business, ranging from vice president of corporate planning and the elected chief executive officer to chairman of the board of directors.

Schuh and his wife, Annette, also endowed a scholarship in 2009 for Lawrence students who are the first in their families to attend college.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 9, 2013
Headline: Norah Jones appears at Mile of Music, performs with Cory Chisel
Link: http://post.cr/14HfbE8
Excerpt: As expected, Norah Jones added some star power to Mile of Music.

Spacewoman, featuring Pete Remm front and center, opened its set with the nine-time Grammy winner quietly on piano. And just like that the suspense was over. She provided backup vocals on two songs during Adriel Denae’s set and later joined Cory Chisel during his set.

Jones’ appearance on stage at Friday night’s Mile of Music headliner concert at Lawrence Memorial Chapel was the worst kept secret in town.

Jones is not officially on the Wild Rovers tour with Cory Chisel and the Wandering Songs, the Candles, Pete Remm and Adriel Denae. But she’s traveling with the tour and has been making appearances on stage at each stop along the way since the tour launched in Nashville on Aug. 1.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
Aug. 9, 2013
Headline: $250,000 donation honors Lawrence alumnus Dale Schuh
Link: http://bit.ly/136TpZb
Excerpt: Lawrence University has received a $250,000 donation from the Sentry Insurance Foundation in honor of a retiring executive who graduated from Lawrence.

Dale Schuh is retiring as the chairman of Sentry, after more than 40 years with the company. Schuh graduated from Lawrence with a degree in mathematics in 1970; he began working for the Stevens Point-based insurer as an actuarial intern while still a student at Lawrence.

Schuh also served on the search committee that recently led to the selection of Mark Burstein as Lawrence president. Burstein took over last month.

Schuh and his wife, Annette, previously endowed a scholarship for first-generation college students at Lawrence in 2009.

 

Door County Advocate (Door County, Wis.)
Aug. 9, 2013
Headline: Washington Island: Music in the air on the island
Byline: Mary Marik
Link: http://www.doorcountyadvocate.com/article/20130810/ADV07/308100185/Washington-Island-Music-air-Island
Excerpt: Island classical-music lovers are in the middle of one of the highlights of their year — the annual Washington Island Music Festival.

Now in its 22nd year, the festival includes artists from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, University of Chicago and Chicago Music of the Baroque as well as independent Wisconsin and Washington Island musicians. Stephen Colburn, an oboist from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is the artistic director.

...Violinist Samantha George, formerly with the Milwaukee Symphony and now on the faculty of Lawrence University, will give one of her “Appreciate Music with Samantha” programs at the Red Barn at 10 a.m. Thursday.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: Lawrence graduate named ambassador
Link: http://post.cr/13ewX0m
Excerpt: A Lawrence University graduate has been appointed as an ambassador for Mexico to the Phillippines, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Julio Camarena-Villaseñor graduated from Lawrence in 1981 and spent the past six years as Mexico’s Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Management. Here, Camarena-Villaseñor oversaw 149 offices worldwide, including 75 embassies, 66 consulates and five missions to international organizations.

Camarena-Villaseñor joins five other Lawrence graduates appointed as an ambassador, three of which still hold their positions.

 

Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Wis.)
Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: Sentry chairman to retire at end of August
Byline: Nathan Vine
Link: http://wdhne.ws/1eEoeEp
Excerpt: Sentry Insurance Board Chairman Dale Schuh will step down at the end of the month, ending a more than four-decade career with the company.

Schuch, 64, started with the company as an intern while still attending Lawrence University, becoming a full-time employee in January 1972. He became president and chief operating officer in 1996. Pete McPartland took over as CEO in March 2012, at which time Schuh moved to his current position.

“During Dale’s period as a senior executive, he has either been in the engine room or directly at the helm during some of the most pivotal moments in Sentry’s history,” said McPartland, who also serves as company president, in a news release. “When I began working with Dale, one of the first things I noticed was his intelligence, total understanding of how the insurance business works and his grasp on all aspects of Sentry. He never stopped thinking about Sentry and how to make Sentry better.”

This story also appeared in the Stevens Point (Wis.) Journal, the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, and the Marshfield (Wis.) News-Herald.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: Lawrence graduate named ambassador
Link: http://post.cr/16EMLbE
Excerpt: A Lawrence University graduate has been appointed as an ambassador for Mexico to the Phillippines, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Julio Camarena-Villaseñor graduated from Lawrence in 1981 and spent the past six years as Mexico’s Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Management. Here, Camarena-Villaseñor oversaw 149 offices worldwide, including 75 embassies, 66 consulates and five missions to international organizations.

Camarena-Villaseñor joins five other Lawrence graduates appointed as an ambassador, three of which still hold their positions.

 

WFXS My Fox Wausau (Wausau, Wis.)
Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: Sentry leader retiring after 41 years with company
Byline: Robert Imrie
Link: http://bit.ly/13LG86W
Excerpt: Dale Schuh, who started at Sentry Insurance in 1972 and has been a top executive at the company since 1996, is retiring.

Schuh was honored Wednesday and the Sentry Insurance Foundation announced that two donations - $250,000 to Lawrence University and $50,000 to the United Way of Portage County – were made in his name.

“As president, chairman and CEO, not only did Dale emphasize Sentry's role as a corporate citizen, he set a personal example of generosity,” Sentry Foundation President Jim Weishan said in a statement Thursday.

Schuh, a graduate of Lawrence University, joined Sentry as an intern while still in college. He was hired full-time in January 1972, two years after graduating from college with a degree in mathematics.

Schuh was named Sentry's president in 1996 and two years later became chairman of its board of directors. During his leadership, Sentry acquired John Deere Insurance in 1999 and Viking Insurance in 2006.

“I am proud to have been with the company through thick and thin,” Schuh said in a statement. “I feel very confident about this company's future.”

Sentry's new president and chief executive officer is Peter McPartland.

Sentry, which is headquartered in Stevens Point, employs more than 2,200 workers in three offices, providing property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities and retirement programs for businesses and people.

 

Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wis.)
Aug. 7, 2013
Headline: Intern program continues support of arts education
Link: http://gbpg.net/17ccYfJ
Excerpt: The founders of Peninsula Players, brother and sister Richard and Caroline Fisher, dreamed of a professional company where apprentices and interns could learn by doing. That dream is alive today as America’s oldest professional resident summer theater celebrates its 78th season.

...Also participating in the Players’ program this season are Steven Brown, a senior at Carthage College from Kenosha; Abigail Lee, a senior at UW-Green Bay from Kewaunee; Sarah Stokes, a recent graduate of UW-Whitewater from Mazomanie; Benjamin Nichols, a junior at Columbia College from St. Paul, Minn.; Sophie Hernando Kofman, a junior at Lawrence University from Boulder, Colo.; Brent LeBlanc, a senior at Iowa State University from Des Moines; and Jonathon Weisse, a graduate of UW-Oshkosh from Brookfield.

 

Nanotechnology Now
Aug. 7, 2013
Headline: Interns Make Robust Contribution to NREL
Byline: David Glickson
Link: http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=47947
Excerpt: ... For summer intern Rachel Welch, the knowledge and experience gained through her internship is beneficial as she investigates options for her future. Welch, a native of Galesburg, Illinois, will be returning this fall to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, to finish her undergraduate degree in chemistry.

While at NREL, Rachel is involved in research on thin-film solar cells at NREL's Chemical and Materials Science Center. Her efforts are focused on investigating new materials for solar cells and the best options for applying these materials to thin-film photovoltaics.

"It's been a really great opportunity for me," Welch said. "The materials we are looking at are comparable to existing materials but are new to this application, so there is very little study of them. The work we are doing is important and challenging. Doing this work has been a great way to dip my toes into materials science along with my chemistry background to see if I might want to pursue that further in the future."

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
Aug. 3, 2013
Headline: Tickets sell out for Friday's Cory Chisel concert
Link: http://appletonhub.postcrescent.com/article/20130803/APC0502/308030343/Tickets-sell-out-Friday-s-Cory-Chisel-concert
Excerpt: Ticket sales are apparently on an uptick as Mile of Music draws closer.

Organizers of the four-day downtown Appleton music festival that opens Thursday announced Saturday that single-show tickets for the Friday night headliner show at Lawrence Memorial Chapel have sold out. That show features Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, The Candles, Spacewoman, Adriel Denae and Hillary Reynolds Band. There also has been chatter of a possible Norah Jones appearance at that show.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 29, 2013
Headline: Lessons From an Unorthodox Musician's 'Deep Listening'
Byline: Lee Gardner
Link: http://chronicle.com/article/Lessons-From-an-Unorthodox/140575
Excerpt: Margaret Anne Schedel had her notes together and her PowerPoint slides loaded on her laptop for her presentation on teaching artists to write computer code. But shortly before her session began at the Deep Listening: Art/Science conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, she put them aside.

Instead, for her allotted time, she asked conference attendees to get up out of their seats and walk around the dim room silently for eight minutes, just listening. And slowly, raptly, almost everyone did.

"I was very full of people talking," says Ms. Schedel, an assistant professor of music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "I just wanted a time to have a different kind of attention. I wanted to change the energy in the room, so we would be more receptive."

...The benefits of deep listening aren't limited to novices either, according to Brian G. Pertl, dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University. He says he first used deep-listening-style exercises to introduce contemplation and creativity into a freshman seminar after taking his post in 2008. Now he uses deep-listening exercises and philosophies in teaching a class on entrepreneurship for musicians.

"Our structure really inhibits bold thinking, through the oppression of, 'Oh my God, I've got to get a good grade,'" he says. Using deep-listening techniques to help his students "hear the world in different ways and see the world in different ways" gives them "the freedom to take risks." He has also used deep-listening-style meditations for a mini-retreat with his admissions staff; the development staff is next.

The deep-listening conference also offered evidence that Ms. Oliveros's ideas are beginning to find purchase in a more formal university research setting. For example, Mark Nazemi, a Ph.D. student in the interactive-arts-and-technology program at Simon Fraser University, presented work he has done with a fellow student, Maryam Mobini, using recordings from deep-listening-style "soundwalks" to alleviate anxiety in sufferers of chronic pain.

 

Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, Alaska)
July 27, 2013
Headline: Lippman cruises to third straight Crow Pass Crossing title
Byline: Beth Bragg
Link: http://www.adn.com/2013/07/27/2994860/patterson-lippmann-cruise-to-crow.html
Excerpt: For the top three women at Saturday's Crow Pass Crossing, it was all about the car.

No, wait. It was all about the dogs. Or maybe the dog hair.

Before Kiersten Lippmann motored past the competition for her third straight victory in the 24-mile wilderness footrace through Chugach State Park, she was at the wheel of a Honda CR-V that contained the top three finishers.

The trio -- first-place Lippmann, second-place Jessica Vetsch and third-place Guerun Platte -- formed a carpool after meeting each other at Friday's mandatory safety meeting.

...Platte, a 2008 East High grad who attends Lawrence University in Wisconsin, finished with a big, bright blood stain on her running tights, a souvenir from the fall she took early in the race.

"My knee was throbbing the whole time," she said. "I was excited to get to the river to ice my knee. It gave me a new appreciation for ice-cold water."

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
July 24, 2013
Headline: Art to take over City Park in Appleton Sunday
Link: http://appletonhub.postcrescent.com/article/20130725/APC0506/307250106/Art-take-over-City-Park-Appleton-Sunday
Excerpt: The Trout Museum of Art invites visitors to be a part of the art this weekend by participating in a mural project during its 53rd annual Art at the Park.

Art at the Park runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at City Park in Appleton. Work on the community mural project, a return activity from last summer’s event, is scheduled to begin Saturday.

...The event also is a juried exhibition. A presentation of Best in Show, Best 2D and Best 3D awards is part of Sunday’s festivities. Beth A. Zinsli, curator and director of Wriston Art Center galleries at Lawrence University in downtown Appleton, juries the art.

 

Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, Wis.)
July 23, 2013
Headline: Foss completes VISTA year with Habitat
Byline: Pamela Parks
Link: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/print/article/20130723/ADV01/307230274/Foss-completes-VISTA-year-Habitat?gcheck=1
Excerpt: AmeriCorps VISTA member Lydia Foss finished her year of service with Door County Habitat for Humanity on Friday.

Foss coordinated the A Brush With Kindness Program which assists elderly, disabled, and low income families in fixing up their homes. The program has done re-roofing, building of wheelchair ramps, scraping and painting home exteriors, and doing minor home repairs. In 2012, eight families were helped with painting, wheelchair ramps, and roof repairs. This year the program has completed one roof, is currently working on another, and has several more projects on the work schedule.

She provided a year of service to Habitat through the AmeriCorps VISTA — Volunteers In Service To America — which is similar to the Peace Corps. Individuals accepted to the program work at nonprofit organizations in the United States. Volunteers like Foss pledge year of work for a modest stipend and full-time work experience, and provide the nonprofit with an extra staff position it could not afford on its own.

Foss received a degree in history from Lawrence University in June 2012 and then jumped right into the AmeriCorps VISTA program with a placement at Door County Habitat for Humanity.

“I was figuring out what to do — looking at graduating and searching different options,” Foss said. “I came across Americorps VISTA, and it sounded like something I would want to try. It was giving back to the community and no matter what job posting you are placed in, you are helping people.”

 

Portage Daily Register (Portage, Wis.)
July 19, 2013
Headline: Business Notes for Saturday, July 20, 2013
Link: http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/article_6ba25176-f0f0-11e2-9033-001a4bcf887a.html
Excerpt: Elizabeth A. Stevens has joined the law office of Miller & Miller LLC.

Stevens graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and history and went on to receive her juris doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2013.

Her practice will include real estate, estate planning, probate, business law and municipal law. She is fluent in Spanish — se habla español.

 

The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
July 18, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University President Mark Burstein makes himself at home
Byline: Larry Gallup
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130719/APC06/307190148/Q-LU-president-makes-himself-home
Excerpt: Mark Burstein has been on the job for less than two weeks, but he has already gotten what he calls “a confirmation about why I chose to come here.”

Burstein is the new president of Lawrence University in Appleton, taking over for Jill Beck. His hiring was announced in December and he started at Lawrence this month.

“We were looking for a place to live where folks really cared about each other and I’ve had that reinforced so many times,” he said Thursday on Newsmakers, Post-Crescent Media’s online interview show. “An example is that I’ve been having difficulty forwarding my mail. The post office actually offered to call me on my cell phone after they checked what was going on. That would never have happened in New York City.”

Burstein comes to Lawrence from Princeton University, where he was the executive vice president for nine years. Before that, he spent 10 years in the administration at Columbia University.

 

The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
July 18, 2013
Headline: Traffic study: No 'significant impact' with Fox River development
Byline: Nick Penzenstadler
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130718/APC0101/307180397/Traffic-study-No-significant-impact-Fox-River-development
Excerpt: City traffic engineers say a proposed 180-unit apartment building on the Fox River will have no “significant impact” on traffic flow, despite concerns from neighbors.

The report analyzed a 24-hour window on Wednesday, June 5 — before Lawrence University’s summer break began. With 240 proposed parking stalls at the new structures on the Fox River, engineers estimated 1,200 new daily trips.

“If you break it down to a single intersection at peak hours, it’s about 82 new cars over an hour, so a little more than one new car per minute,” Mike Hardy, the city’s assistant city traffic engineer, said this week.

The report made two suggestions if the apartment buildings are approved later this year: Make the intersection of Meade and John Streets a four-way stop, and remove parking on one side of John Street east of Meade Street.

 

Boothbay Register (Boothbay Harbor, Maine)
July 18, 2013
Headline: Summer in full swing
Link: http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/summer-full-swing/17771
Excerpt: Summer is in full swing on Squirrel Island. The island is full of happy families, young and old, who are taking full advantage of the warm weather by spending time together outside.

Since the rain has ceased, the tennis courts have been full at all hours of the day. The tennis pro this year is Matty Fay, an islander who plays soccer for Saint Michaels College. Matty can be found on the courts with kids and adults of all ages, playing doubles or practicing serves.

SOAP directors E.J. Thomas and Lucy Hastings have been busy hosting several events every day for the island youth. Between the arts and crafts, games, cooking classes and movie nights, it’s a wonder the kids have time or energy for anything else.

...The Chapel is pleased to announce that Mathias Reed is back for his third summer as Resident Organist. Mathias, a music student at Lawrence University, is a talented organist who brings a strong presence to each service. One of the favorite parts of each day for many islanders is when Mathias plays the chimes in the evening. Anything from the Beatles, to a Disney classic or a hymn can be played on any given night, and it is always exciting to hear what has been chosen.

 

Examiner.com
July 17, 2013
Headline: Virtual music cafe: Swear and Shake
Byline: Jenna Cornell
Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/virtual-music-cafe-swear-and-shake?cid=rss
Excerpt: In a day and age where virtual means instant comes the Virtual Music Cafe; an online interview source for musicians to engage audiences, fans and musicians alike without the boundaries of time or distance. Step into the cafe. Smell the aromas of vanilla, strong coffee and cream. Let the atmosphere envelope your senses and evoke a relaxed yet inviting drive to know more.

...Swear and Shake will play Mile of Music on August 8, 2013 at the Stansbury Theater located on the Lawrence University Campus. For tickets to see Swear and Shake this August visit the Mile of Music website. For more information on the band, their schedule and to purchase music visit http://swearandshake.com/band/.

 

The Courier (Waterloo, Wis.)
July 17, 2013
Headline: Meunier awarded Gilman Scholarship for study abroad
Link: http://bit.ly/16OboiO
Excerpt: Zechariah Meunier, son of Brian and Mary Meunier of Marshall, has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He is a 2011 graduate of Marshall High School.

A junior at Lawrence University, Meunier will spend 11 weeks this fall in Madagascar on a study-abroad program based at Centre ValBio, a research station in Ranomafana National Park.

In addition to classes, Meunier will complete an independent research project as part of his program, which includes a 10-day trip across the island. With interests in ecology, botany and entomology, he is focusing on a project involving plant-insect interactions.

"The Madagascar program is an ideal opportunity to further my interdisciplinary education and the Gilman Scholarship helps make this experience affordable," said Meunier, a biology and environmental studies major at Lawrence University. "By studying the country's tremendous biodiversity and participating in conservation initiatives, I will advance my life's goals of researching and preserving the natural world."

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. The scholarship program provides opportunities to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies, making recipients better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.
 

 

Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
July 14, 2013
Headline: Business Milestones
Link: http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_milestones/article_e8caaff0-eb63-11e2-8e1b-001a4bcf6878.html
Excerpt: Sara Quandt has been named the recipient of the Lucia Rusell Briggs Distinguished Achievement award from Lawrence University. Quandt is the professor of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. As an applied medical anthropologist, she works to correct health disparities experienced by rural and minority populations. Her research focuses on occupational health concerns of Latino immigrant farm workers and poultry processing workers, particularly pesticide exposure and occupational injuries and illnesses. She also investigates food and nutrition issues among older rural residents. Quandt is the co-founder of the North Carolina Field Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increase awareness of the plight of the farm worker.

 

Examiner.com
July 11, 2013
Headline: Parker Chorale hires new artistic director conductor
Byline: Chrissy Morin
Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/parker-chorale-hires-new-artistic-director-conductor
Excerpt: The Parker Chorale is excited about the addition of Paul Smith to it's staff, as the new Artistic Director/Senior Conductor.

The board of the Parker Chorale did an extensive search to find the perfect fit for this growing group started in April of 2010. The group goes on hiatus for the summer but came back for a directing interview where the top candidates directed the chorale. Paul Smith was the perfect match.

Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in instrumental music from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin in 1971. In the mid-1970’s, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned an MME degree in choral music. At CU, Paul studied voice with Dr. Barbara Doscher, and choral conducting and literature with Dr. Lynn Whitten.

 

WGBA-TV NBC 26 (Green Bay, Wis.)
July 6, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University Art Show
Byline: Cassandra Duvall
Link: http://www.nbc26.com/news/local/214497041.html
Excerpt: Ceramics, photography, paintings and even artwork that moves.

The senior art exhibit features all that and more at Lawrence University. The exhibition started in May and displays the work of 12 graduated art majors. The gallery is free and open to public everyday except Mondays.

"It's an opportunity for students to really focus their body of work into something that they know is going to be seen by a lot of people and displayed in a particular way," said Emma Moss , Gallery Guard.

You still have time to check it out the exhibition runs till July 28th.

 

Embassy of the United States (Dakar, Senegal)
July 2, 2013
Headline: Round Table Conference on Saint-Louisian and Afro-American Literature
Link: http://dakar.usembassy.gov/st-louis_colloquium.html
Excerpt: Professor Lifongo Vetinde of Lawrence University -- currently teaching at the Université Gaston Berger under the auspices of the Fulbright program -- organized a roundtable conference on a comparative reading of Saint-Louisian literature and Afro-American literature that was held on June 8, 2013.

Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar and the Rector's Office of Université Gaston Berger, Minister of Communications and Mayor of the city of Saint-Louis M. Cheikh Bamba presided over the event.  President of the Association of Writers and Poets of Saint-Louis, Alioune B. Coulibaly, with many professors, and students from UGB as well as men of letters of the city took part in the conference.

Saint-Louis, the first capital of French West Africa, is also the cradle of modern Senegalese literature in French.   Starting from the mid-nineteenth century, writers such as Léopold Panet and Abbé David Boilat produced a number of literary works.   At the beginning of the twentieth century, writers representing the black élite such as Amadou D.C. Ndiaye, Amadou Mampaté Diagne, and Bakary Diallo emerged, along with Abdoulaye Sadji Nini and Malick Fall.

This roundtable conference was aimed at discussing the works of contemporary Saint-Louisian writers.  According to Prof. Vetinde, while it is interesting to study the classics, it is even better to study authors with whom one can meet and exchange ideas.

A literary text does not exist in isolation.  As if to illustrate the idea that dedicating a day to reflect on Saint-Louisian literature is not is gesture of isolationism, the students of UGB performed inter-textual readings between Afro-American and Saint-Louisian literature by exploring the problem of identity, the contours of alterity and the discourse of race amongst the two peoples through the novels Nini, mulatresse du Sénégal by Abdoulaye Sadji, Native Son by  Richard Wright, Passing by Neila Larson, Nafi ou la Saint-Louisienne by Cheikhrou Diakité and Quand les génies entraient en colère by Alioune Badara Seck.  The audience and the presenters discussed the similarities and limits of these works in their historical and social contexts for several hours.  The aim of these exchanges was to contribute in reinforcing dialog and mutual comprehension between the two peoples and highlight the things which bring them together, rather than those that separate them.

In initiating the round table discussion, Prof. Vetinde hopes that this kind of comparative work between Afro-American writers and contemporary Saint-Louisian writers will grow not only to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Senegal, but also in the departments of letters in the university.  He suggested that the university should seize the opportunity of the presence and availability of these writers in the city to reaffirm its policy of excellence; and at the same time, facilitate exchanges between the authors and the students.

 

TownVibe.com (Litchfield County, Conn.)
July/August 2013
Headline: 50 Most Influential People of Litchfield County
Link: http://www.townvibe.com/Litchfield/July-August-2013/50-Most-Influential-People-of-Litchfield-County-2013/
Excerpt: We have among us a great diversity of talented and dedicated people. They contribute their time, skills, and resources to improve this corner of paradise. For the fourth year, with the help of a panel of advisors, we present Litchfield County’s Most Influential People.

...Catherine Tatge & Dominique Lasseur
This award-winning couple has produced and directed some of the most important and thought-provoking documentaries. Their films have been included in PBS’s American Masters series. Tatge is working with Lawrence University to build a film- and media-studies program. Lasseur is managing director and officer of newly formed Global Village Media.

 

Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
June 30, 2013
Headline: Downer College rowing shell finds place of honor at Lawrence University
Byline: Meg Jones
Link: http://bit.ly/12fm2gG
Excerpt: It's been decades since it was wet. The seats and oar riggers are gone, and the hull is pocked with splinters and holes.

The Katie, one of four rowing shells used by Milwaukee Downer College teams, was stored in a Manitowoc County barn for more than 40 years and forgotten. Until a Lawrence University rower noticed a classified ad on a rowing website and thought the Katie deserved better.

Now the boat that carried countless Downer College rowers up and down the Milwaukee River has a more fitting, hallowed spot to live out its days — hanging from the ceiling of Lawrence University's library.

Will Evans, 22, who graduated this spring with an economics degree, rowed on Lawrence's crew team. Last fall he saw an online ad for a rowing shell formerly used by a women's college in Milwaukee.

"That was like, 'Ding, ding, ding, ding,'" said Evans, who immediately knew it had to be Milwaukee Downer College, which consolidated with Lawrence in 1964.

Knowing the heritage and history of Lawrence and Downer College, one of the first all-women's colleges to offer rowing, Evans contacted the seller, Mark Bouc. Bouc's late father, Charles, had purchased the Katie and another Downer shell, the Louise, in 1972 from the Village of Shorewood, where the Downer College boathouse was located. Charles Bouc was a founder of the Manitowoc Maritime Museum.

 

Community Press & Recorder (Cincinatti, Ohio)
June 30, 2013
Headline: Flaunt skills, not sexiness, for the best office image
Byline: Jill Haney
Link: http://bit.ly/14loXYq
Excerpt: Question: I was wondering if you could expand on women's fashion in the office, particularly around low-cut tops and tight fitting outfits. These women look attractive, but is the office the right setting for sensual styles on professionals?

If not, is there a recommended way to approach this delicate subject?

Answer: I am not surprised that this question is being raised this time of year because hot weather automatically means that we are wearing fewer articles of clothing. Some ladies will push the envelope as they dress more casually, thereby exposing more skin.

...In fact, studies show that wearing low-cut blouses and short skirts can hurt women’s career progression and alienate them from other women in the office. One study by Peter Glick, a psychology professor at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, found that sexily dressed women are perceived as less competent than those who are appropriately covered up.

 

New York Times
June 29, 2013
Headline: Curtis W. Tarr, Innovative Leader of the Draft, Dies at 88
Byline: Douglas Martin
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/us/curtis-w-tarr-innovative-leader-of-the-draft-dies-at-88.html?src=twr&_r=0
Excerpt: Curtis W. Tarr, who as director of the Selective Service System in the later years of the Vietnam War sought to make the lottery system for the military draft fairer by reducing the number of student and medical deferments granted to young men, died on June 21 at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.

The cause was complications of pneumonia, his family said.

Mr. Tarr, who had been president of Lawrence University in Wisconsin, brought to the Selective Service what he called a “tremendous affection” for young people. From 1970 to 1972, he helped make the lottery more genuinely random in choosing potential draftees into the military, and he tried to enlarge the pool by granting fewer deferments to students, fathers, men in certain occupations and those claiming medical problems. A larger pool was fairer, he said.

This story also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Penn.)

 

LA Times (Los Angeles, Calif.)
June 28, 2013
Headline: Curtis Tarr, switched military draft to lottery system, dies at 88
Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-curtis-tarr-20130629,0,4411716.story
Excerpt: Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.

His death was confirmed by a daughter, Pam Tarr of Valley Village.

About three months after the first draft was held on Dec. 1, 1969, President Nixon appointed Tarr to oversee the Selective Service System. At the time, government sources said they believed Tarr, then 45, had been chosen for his experience dealing with young people as president of Lawrence University in Wisconsin and because of his own relative youth.

...He was president of Lawrence University from 1963 to 1969 then briefly served as assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs before joining the Selective Service.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 28, 2013
Headline: Thumbs Up and Down: We're smart, but bad in some areas
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130628/APC0602/306280273/Thumbs-Up-Down-We-re-smart-bad-some-areas
Excerpt: Thumbs Up: To Appleton, for its intelligence — at least based on one measure.

Appleton was rated the 12th-smartest city in the nation by brain-game company Lumosity. The company based its rankings on the performances of the more than 3 million people in the United States who played its games.

Perhaps it’s no surprise, but the top 15 cities are all college towns — Ithaca, N.Y., home of Cornell University, is No. 1 and Madison is No. 8 — so kudos to our own Lawrence University.

Whatever the ranking is based on, it’s good for Appleton and something the city can use as a selling point.

 

InsideBayArea.com (Bay Area, Calif.)
June 27, 2013
Headline: Curtis W. Tarr, 99, head of Selective Service in early 1970s, also educator, businessman, artist, dies
Byline: Sam Richards
Link: http://www.insidebayarea.com/my-town/ci_23544319/walnut-creek-curtis-w-tarr-88-head-selective
Excerpt: Curtis W. Tarr, who held three presidential appointments during the Vietnam War era, including the top post at the Selective Service, died Friday in Walnut Creek from complications due to pneumonia. He was 88.

After serving in combat in Europe in the Third Army during World War II, he received degrees from Stanford and Harvard. He ran unsuccessfully for the Second Congressional District (which then covered most of Northern California excluding the coast) seat in 1958, but after earning a Ph.D. from Stanford, Tarr became president of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis. in 1963, and he oversaw its subsequent evolution into Lawrence University.

In 1969, became assistant secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, where he had responsibility for personnel problems in the Air Force's active, reserve, and civilian forces. In 1970 President Richard Nixon appointed Tarr to be director of the Selective Service, to reform the draft at a time when resistance to conscription and the war in Vietnam had reached a peak.

This story also appeared in the Monterey County Herald (Monterey County, Calif.)

 

MilwaukeeMag.com (Milwaukee, Wis.)
June 27, 2013
Headline: Former Vietnam Draft Chief Dies
Byline: Matt Hrodey
Link: http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/6272013-FormerVietnamDraftChiefDies
Excerpt: The man who oversaw the national draft instituted under President Richard Nixon in 1969 and who also brokered a consolidation of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., and the Milwaukee-Downer College died last week at the age of 88. Curtis Tarr, president at the private college in Appleton from 1963 to 1969, had the unenviable task until 1972 of running the system by which young men were conscripted into military service in Vietnam. Previously, local draft boards vulnerable to favoritism and corruption had selected who would serve.

Tarr's system was an attempt at complete randomness (which is more or less impossible given how deterministic the universe tends to be) based on men's birth dates. Part of the process involved pulling capsules containing orders of assignment for soldiers from a rotating Plexiglas drum. The drawing resembling an actual lottery was a dreaded occasion since the prize was possibly brutal combat in Southeast Asia. Tarr pushed to limit exceptions for college students (unsuccessfully) and narrow the definition of what constituted a conscientious objector (successfully).

Tarr left the Selective Service System in 1972 to serve as undersecretary of state for security assistance and later worked for Deere and Co. and Cornell University. He died of pneumonia in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Friday.

 

Washington Post
June 26, 2013
Headline: Curtis W. Tarr, Selective Service chief who ran the Vietnam War draft lottery, dies at 88
Byline: M.L. Johnson
Link: http://wapo.st/17Diahy
Excerpt: Curtis W. Tarr, the former head of the Selective Service System who oversaw the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War, died June 21 at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.

The cause was pneumonia, said his daughter, Pam Tarr.

President Richard Nixon appointed Mr. Tarr as director of the Selective Service System in 1970. The nation had held its first lottery drawing for the draft in December 1969, and Mr. Tarr was responsible for implementing the changes, said Dick Flahavan, spokesman for the Selective Service. Before the lottery, local draft boards had control over who was called and who was not.

“The lottery system took the local personalities out of the system,” Flahavan said, adding that it was “much fairer, much more objective, more efficient.”

...Mr. Tarr was named president of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., in 1963 and was instrumental in its merger with Milwaukee-Downer College, which formed Lawrence University. He also established the university’s first overseas program, in Germany.

While at Lawrence, Mr. Tarr was appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Warren Knowles (R) to lead a task force looking at the relationship between the state and local governments. That gained him notice in the Republican Party and eventually led to an appointment at the Pentagon. From there, he was named head of the Selective Service.

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Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 25, 2013
Headline: Study ranks Appleton 12th smartest city in U.S.
Byline: Holly Meyer
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130625/APC0101/306250338/Study-ranks-Appleton-12th-smartest-city-U-S
Excerpt: If great minds really think alike, then Appleton residents are in good company.

It is ranked the 12th smartest city in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by brain-game company Lumosity.

The rankings are based on data from more than 3 million Lumosity users from the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 75 who played multiple games. The data measured differences in cognitive performance across geographic areas by examining scores from users’ first few sessions, where they played games that tested memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention and problem-solving. Games can be played online or on an iPhone. The data analysis is a part of Lumosity’s research program, the Human Cognition Project.

Although Ithaca, N.Y. took the top spot, Appleton performed highest in memory and attention.

Lawrence University may not be able to take all of the credit for turning Appleton into a smart cookie, but higher education is a common denominator across the top-ranked cities.

“One of the most interesting findings from this analysis is that most of the top metro areas contain major research universities, suggesting that education is an important predictor of cognitive performance,” said Daniel Sternberg, data scientist at Lumosity, in a statement. “Neuroscience research has found that those who are engaged in learning and cognitively stimulating activities throughout the lifetime build up a ‘cognitive reserve’ that helps maintain and improve cognitive performance.”

...The thinking required to solve a Lumosity brainteaser is a trait that universities attempt to instill in their students, said David Burrows, Lawrence University’s provost and dean of the faculty.

“We’re all using our brains and trying to think about problems and puzzles and exercise our individual capacity for thinking and that is exactly what universities try to teach,” Burrows said.

Lawrence students are also in the community, sharing their knowledge through groups that promote literacy and after-school programs.

“There is also I think the general influence and I’m not sure exactly why this happens, but often towns that tend to have universities tend to have a very strong school system,” Burrows said. “Having a university in the town effects the school system, which has a positive affect all around.”

Although Burrows recognizes the university’s contributions to Appleton, he is quick to point to a strong sense of community that drives up the importance of education.

“I think one of the things about Appleton is it’s very proud of its quality of life and you see that up and down. You see it in the city government you see it in various nongovernmental agencies. You see it in the leadership of various places and all of those are important factors,” Burrows said.

 

KARE 11 (Twin Cities, Minn.)
June 25, 2013
Headline: Teen's story inspires college dream, highlights College Possible
Link: http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1029911/396/Teens-story-inspires-college-dream-highlights-national-program
Excerpt: This fall, a Twin Cities teenager will be the first in his family to go to college, but it hasn't been an easy road for Kevin Buckhalton.

"My mom was always like, 'You're going to college and going to do better than what I did," Buckhalton said.

Growing up, money was hard to come by. Buckhalton's father was sent to prison, leaving his mom to care for him and his sister.

"I definitely saw her struggle for years and years so I'm like, 'OK, I have to do something to help her out.' So I got a job," he said.

Last year, the 17-year-old got a job as a sales associate at DSW. It taught him a tough lesson in balancing work and school.

"A normal day for me, for the first three months of school was like, go to school from 7-3, have practice from 3-5 then work from 6-10," he said.

Work almost got in the way of his goal to go to college, but a coach with College Possible, a nonprofit that works with low income students, helped him through it.

"He always dreamed big but at the same time, he's always battled internally with himself in terms of what he wants to do," said Shakita Thomas.

Thanks to hard work and some help along the way, Kevin is heading to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

 

WBAY ABC 2 (Green Bay, Wis.)
June 25, 2013
Headline: Transformative Lawrence University President Dies at 88
Link: http://www.wbay.com/story/22685276/2013/06/25/transformative-lawrence-university-president-dies-at-88
Excerpt: The Lawrence College president who transformed the school of higher education into a university has died.

The university says Curtis Tarr, who was 88, died last Friday from natural causes at his home in California.

According to the school: Tarr was an assistant dean at Stanford University when he came to Lawrence College in Appleton to become its 12th president in 1963.

The following year, he negotiated a consolidation with Milwaukee-Downer College, an all-women's school, bringing the students and faculty to Appleton to create Lawrence University. The sale of Downer's campus and other assets added $13 million to Lawrence's endowment fund.

He left in 1969, and in 1970 become director of the Selective Service, where he added a lottery system to the military draft based on birth dates.

Tarr also served in World War II, earning three battle stars in combat in the Third Army in Europe.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
June 25, 2013
Headline: Former Lawrence University president died
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/fmr-lawrence-university-president-dies
Excerpt: Former Lawrence University president Curtis Tarr has died.

Tarr, served as Lawrence’s 12th president from 1963-69, passed away Friday of natural causes at his home in California. He was 88.

Tarr negotiated the consolidation with the all-women’s Milwaukee Downer College in 1964.

He later served as director of the Selective Service during the Vietnam War. In that role Tarr reformed the draft, instituting a lottery system based on a person’s birthday.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 25, 2013
Headline: Tarr, former LU president, director of the Selective Service dies
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130625/apc0101/306250330/tarr-former-lu-president-director-selective-service-dies
Excerpt: Curtis Tarr, who helped transform Lawrence College to Lawrence University in the 1960s and later reformed the military draft during the Vietnam War, has died. He was 88.

Tarr, who served at Lawrence from 1963-69, passed away Friday of natural causes at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was the 12th president at Lawrence.

A U.S. historian and economist, Tarr came to Lawrence at age 39 from Stanford University, where he was the assistant dean of the humanities and director of the summer school. He led the college during one of the most significant events in its history — the consolidation with the all-women’s Milwaukee Downer College in 1964 — as well as one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history as student protests over the Vietnam War erupted on campuses across the country.

He was praised for his handling of the negotiations that led to the successful consolidation with Milwaukee-Downer and helped ease the potentially difficult transition for Milwaukee-Downer faculty, students and staff to Appleton. The consolidation included the transfer of Milwaukee-Downer’s endowment, proceeds of the sale of the campus and other assets that totaled more than $13 million — leaving Lawrence with an endowment of more than $20 million, the largest of any college or university in Wisconsin at the time.

As the Vietnam War escalated, Tarr kept student unrest from engulfing Lawrence by making student responsibility a priority. He worked closely with faculty and students to adopt a demonstration policy, create a governing council that represented all factions of the Lawrence community and expand campus social life.

 

Tidewater Women (Virginia Beach, Va.)
June 22, 2013
Headline: Are You Assertive or Aggressive?
Byline: Sandy Dumont
Link: http://www.tidewaterwomen.com/columns/your-image/are-you-assertive-or-aggressive
Excerpt: Why is it that when a woman speaks up in a direct manner at work, she is labeled harsh or aggressive? “Who does she think she is?” is the consensus. When a man speaks up, he is said to be a decisive and strong leader. Psychologists agree that while outspoken men are described as persistent and savvy, outspoken women tend to be classified as a “pain in the butt.”

...Peter Glick, professor of psychology at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., reports, “The expectation held by both women and men is that women ought to be nice. When women act assertively, they are perceived to violate the description for feminine niceness, leading them to be downgraded, specifically in terms of their perceived warmth or social skills—not in terms of their competence.” Glick is the author and co-author of several studies relating to prejudice in dealing with women.

 

Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas)
June 20, 2013
Headline: Former Denton musician releases 'Imaginarium'
Byline: Lucinda Breeding
Link: http://www.dentonrc.com/entertainment/denton-time-headlines/20130620-former-denton-musician-releases-imaginarium.ece
Excerpt: Jazz pianist Lee Tomboulian used to gig in Denton regularly, and recorded with his Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth band, Circo. He and his wife, jazz singer Betty Tomboulian, steadily created a catalog of original jazz, as well as covers of standards, with smart harmonies and phrases that sounded oh-so-easy in spite of their technical complexity.

Lee Tomboulian stopped in Denton on Wednesday on a short tour in support of his latest release, Imaginarium, an aptly named record that shows the pianist’s mellow side, but sneaks in some of Tomboulian’s jovial turns behind the accordion.

Imaginarium is 12 tracks of recently released and refined East Coast cool. Even “Sweet Georgia Brown” is a nimble dance across the keys, a sprinkle of well-dressed improvisation here and a dash of tribute to the source there. Tomboulian even treats the listener to his flair for Latin stylings, a needed touch of spice to a record that marinates in a headier kind of charm.

Tomboulian earned his Master of Music degree in jazz studies at the University of North Texas, where he was the pianist with the One O’clock Lab Band.

He lived in Denton for 12 years and recorded North/South Convergence and Return to Whenever with Circo before moving to Wisconsin. He was an instructor of jazz piano and improvisation at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music from 2005 to 2011. He has performed with jazz greats including Eddie Harris, Benny Golson, Kenny Wheeler and Chris Potter.

 

CNN.com
June 13, 2013
Headline: At 75, is Superman over the hill?
Byline: Todd Leopold
Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/13/showbiz/movies/superman-legacy/index.html?hpt=en_c1
Excerpt: In the comic-book world, he is sometimes derided as "the big blue Boy Scout."

In the movies, he's been surpassed -- both in box-office fortunes and popularity -- by his DC Comics stablemate Batman and the wisecracking Marvel gang. His recent TV shows, never highly rated, are off the air. His sunny, selfless side is seen as passé in an age of dark knights and troubled mutants.

Is this any way to treat Superman?

This year marks 75 years since the creation of the superhero who essentially started it all. Though his image is secure and he still has abilities far beyond those known to mortal men, it's an open question whether one of those powers still works: the ability to draw audiences.

..."Superman predates the Cold War, but he really is a Cold War figure, because he fights evil without shading and without nuance," says Jerald Podair, an American studies professor at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. "Once the idea of evil becomes more complicated -- once quotation marks are put around it -- that's a problem. He's too black and white in a morally gray environment."

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The Detroit News (Detroit, Mich.)
June 13, 2013
Headline: Expedition hopes to find La Salle's long lost ship
Byline: John Flesher
Link: http://bit.ly/11emkrs
Excerpt: As a teenager, Steve Libert was mesmerized by a teacher’s stories of the brash 17th Century French explorer La Salle, who journeyed across the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi in a quest for a trade route to the Far East that he hoped would bring riches and renown.

Particularly intriguing was the tale of the Griffin, a vessel that La Salle built and sailed from Niagara Falls to the shores of present-day Wisconsin before sending it back for more supplies. It departed with a crew of six and a cargo of furs in September 1679 — and was never seen again. Although widely considered the first wreck of a European-type ship in the upper Great Lakes, its fate has never been documented nor its gravesite found.

After nearly three decades of research, dives and legal tussles, Libert believes he is about to solve the mystery.

Beginning this weekend, he will lead a diving expedition to an underwater site in northern Lake Michigan, where archaeologists and technicians will try to determine whether a timber jutting from the bottom and other items beneath layers of sediment are what remain of the legendary Griffin.

...Some remain skeptical that Libert has discovered the Griffin or that it remains intact. Ronald Mason, a professor emeritus in anthropology at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, said previous claims came up empty.

“I just cannot see a wooden framed sailing vessel keeping together for a prolonged period of time, given the increasing and decreasing pressures and movement of currents in fairly shallow water,” he said. “I wish them good luck. I wouldn’t want to bet money on their chances.”

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Andover Townsman (Andover, Mass.)
June 13, 2013
Headline: A native finale
Byline: Sonya Vartabedian
Link: http://www.andovertownsman.com/arts/x782349312/A-native-finale/print
Excerpt: Andover’s own Susanna Valleau has returned home from Washington state to cap off Christ Church’s inaugural 2012-2013 organ concert series this weekend.

The series finale is especially meaningful since Christ Church is where Valleau developed her love for the organ.

She will take to the keys of the church’s relatively new organ — built by C.B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester — for a solo recital on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the 33 Central St. church.

Valleau, the daughter of Reed and Louise Valleau, began studying piano at age 7, not long after she moved from Newton to Andover with her family.

As a 17-year-old, she was drawn to the organ after Barbara Bruns came on as minister of music at Christ Church and she started taking lessons.

The 2006 graduate of Andover High School went on to earn her bachelor of music in organ performance at Lawrence University in Wisconsin and completed her master’s in organ performance at the University of Washington this past December.

In 2011, Valleau won both the chapter and regional levels of the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists (Region VIII) and performed as a “Rising Star” at the 2012 AGO National Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Since 2010, she has served as music director of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, Wa. In addition to leading the congregation in hymns and providing organ and piano music for the Sunday services, she directs and develops the musical skills of the adult choir. She also maintains an active piano studio, and collaborates regularly as an accompanist and with chamber music groups on the piano, harpsichord and organ.

 

Pioneer Press (Twin Cities, Minn.)
June 13, 2013
Headline: Top high school graduates 2013
Link: http://www.twincities.com/education/ci_23436683/st-paul-top-high-school-graduates-2013
Excerpt: Joe Krivit
Parents: Dan Krivit, Susan Schmidt
College, major: Lawrence University, government
Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brianna Kozemzak
Parents: Ken and Jill Kozemzak
College, major: Lawrence University, biochemistry, pre med
Quote: "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -- Walter Bagehot

Kip Hathaway
Parents: Charles Hathaway and Anne Brataas
College, major: Lawrence University, theater

Ali Fuller
Parents: Brian and Wendy Fuller
College, major: Lawrence University, environmental studies

 

Gwinnett Daily Post (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
June 12, 2013
Headline: Dacula's Murray satisfied with perfect college fit
Link: http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2013/jun/12/hammock-daculas-murray-satisfied-with-perfect/
Excerpt: The chance conversation, the one that changed her life, still remains fresh in Shannon Murray's mind.

As a Dacula senior, Murray attended an Atlanta area college fair and one admissions counselor found her in a group of high school students.

"He literally picked me out of a crowd," Murray said. "He said, 'You, young lady, you look like you belong at Lawrence University.' I remember thinking, 'You're incredibly cliche, but I will talk to you anyway.'"

That encounter, coupled with her own research, let Murray know that the Appleton, Wisc., school was right for her. She read about it in "Colleges That Change Lives," a book that features 40 schools that the author feels offer as much, if not more, than a heralded Ivy League education.

It convinced Murray to enroll at Lawrence, where she just completed an impressive career on the Vikings' NCAA Division III softball team, but she had no idea back then just how much she would love her college. And few students can say they were as involved in their schools as Murray, who took advantage of much of what Lawrence had to offer.

"It's my home away from home," Murray said. "The school itself has a community feel, that was something that I looked for in a college. The people kept me there. The friends I met there will be my best friends for life."

 

The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Va.)
June 11, 2013
Headline: New trustee joins Colonial Williamsburg board
Byline: Steve Vaughan
Link: http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-trustees-0612-20130611,0,3643251.story
Excerpt: Colonial Williamsburg announced the latest addition to its Board of Trustees late Tuesday afternoon.

The new trustee comes from one of the state's largest and most powerful companies, not unusual for Colonial Williamsburg. John A. Luke Jr. is the chairman and CEO of MeadWestvaco Corp., a global packaging company headquartered in Richmond. He led Westvaco for 10 years before it merged with Mead in 2002.

"I am honored to join the Colonial Williamsburg community and serve as trustee," Luke said in a statement. "The rich story that continues to live on in Williamsburg plays a vital role in preserving Virginia's place as a top destination for history lovers and tourists of every kind. As a student of history and a proud supporter of Virginia, it's a privilege to be a part of this great American institution."

Luke began his career with Procter and Gamble, following service as an Air Force officer. He graduated from Lawrence University and earned a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, Mich.)
June 11, 2013
Headline: Our hat's off to...
Link: http://michigansthumb.com/articles/2013/06/11/news/editorial/doc51b7109b2f41f132174624.txt
Excerpt: Our hat's off to Adam Kranz of Cass City, who has been elected to the Lawrence University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honorary society in America.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 10, 2013
Headline: Lawrence president says goodbye to the Fox Valley
Byline: Tabitha Cassidy
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130609/APC0101/306090331
Excerpt: Lawrence University’s students, faculty and alumni were a source of daily inspiration for Jill Beck during her nine-year tenure as president of the liberal arts college.

“I will miss the students greatly because their youthful energy and their ambition is contagious,” Beck said last week as she prepared for her last few days as the university’s leader. “I will miss the passion of the faculty and alumni for their college.”

Beck, the college’s first female president, presided over her final graduation ceremony at Lawrence on Sunday. She announced her retirement in February 2012.

In her time at Lawrence, Beck piloted one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in the university’s history, called More Light!, which generated $160 million.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
June 9, 2013
Headline: LU president attends final graduation
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/lu-president-attends-final-graduation
Excerpt: Lawrence University in Appleton rolled out the pomp and circumstance Sunday morning.

It was the school's 164th graduation.

290 students from 32 states and nine countries received their bachelor's degrees.

This was also the university's president's final commencement.

Jill Beck is retiring later this week.

She served as the school's 15th president since 2004.

Beck said she's proud of all the students, especially this graduating class.

"This has been a wonderful day at Lawrence University. It's a particularly dynamic group of students, and we're very excited about the placement record for this class; a lot of them are going on to graduate school and also to very fine jobs and careers," said Beck.

Beck said she and her husband will be retiring to Connecticut.

Beck will be succeeded at Lawrence by former Princeton University vice-president, Mark Burstein.


 

WBAY ABC 2 (Green Bay, Wis.)
June 9, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University Graduates its 164th Senior Class
Link: http://www.wbay.com/story/22544564/2013/06/09/lawrence-university-graduation
Excerpt: Lawrence University, in Appleton, graduated its 164th class on Sunday.

Two-hundred and ninety students from 32 states and 9 countries earned their bachelor's degrees.

Martha Nussbaum, a philosopher, was the keynote speaker and received her 51st honorary degree.

Lawrence University President Jill Beck attended her last graduation, Beck retires in about a week.

She will be replaced by former Princeton University Vice President Mark Burstein.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 9, 2013
Headline: Student film project aims to inspire progress
Byline: Jim Collar
Link: http://post.cr/17ClJng
Excerpt: Vigorous conversation is frequently the breeding ground for positive community change.

The opportunity to spark discourse in Appleton wasn’t lost on award-winning filmmaker Catherine Tatge when bringing the “Civic Life Project” to Lawrence University during the 2012-13 academic year.

Last month, the school project reached its apex when more than 200 community leaders gathered at the Warch Campus Center to view a series of student-created documentary films. They offered an inside look at serious Fox Valley issues that might otherwise have slipped beyond the greater community conscience.

Tatge, a 1972 Lawrence graduate, is confident those films can serve as a catalyst in a city full of community-minded residents.

“They have a commitment to the well-being and health of their city,” she said. “It’s not a matter of their politics. They can work together to solve their issues.”


 

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 9, 2013
Headline: Of note
Byline: Linda Dums
Link: http://post.cr/15Qf595
Excerpt: When Jennifer Hauboldt of Neenah was looking for someone to teach her daughter how to play the bass, she walked right into Island Music in Neenah to ask for help.

The people in music, she discovered, are kind “and they really want you to find a good fit,” Hauboldt said.

Her husband plays guitar so they figured one day their daughter, Breana, 15, a freshman at Neenah High School, would pick up an instrument. But they never imagined it would be the bass.

“She wants to be different,” Hauboldt said. “When she picked up the bass, it was such a passion for her.”

But bass is different from other strings instruments so they needed an instructor. They found Kurt Stein, formerly of Island Music.

Hauboldt said Stein has helped Breana and his students by providing different experiences.

...Karen Bruno, director of Lawrence Academy of Music, said, depending on the instrument, there are markers for a child’s readiness.

“For instance, students can begin piano or most stringed instruments at younger age,” Bruno said.

However, voice lessons should wait until middle or early high school because “it is too easy to do permanent damage to the voice if one begins solo instruction too early,” she said. “Many wind instruments require longer or stronger arms so are best started in late elementary school.”

...Parents need to ensure practice is happening at home by providing the right environment and even having the instrument out of its case, visible, for the family to see. Make practicing the instrument a part of the family routine.

“Once practice becomes part of the family routine, it fits in around other activities,” Bruno said. “Students won’t progress on an instrument, however, if there is no practice time devoted between lessons.”

 

Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
June 7, 2013
Headline: Group rating teacher preparation deserves close scrutiny
Byline: Melanie Agnew, Stewart Purkey, and Jeanne Williams
Link: http://bit.ly/15IqKGJ
Excerpt: Once again, Wisconsin's schools are about to be "graded" by out-of-state, self-anointed education experts who, in the guise of presenting an objective rating of quality, are instead promoting their own school reform agenda.

This time, it is not Wisconsin's K-12 schools or its education policies and practices that are being "graded"; it is Wisconsin's college- and university-based, teacher-preparation programs. The new target notwithstanding, as the late baseball philosopher Yogi Berra would have said, "It's déjà vu all over again!"

The "grading" of Wisconsin teacher preparation programs is being done by a Washington-based organization, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). As part of its effort to gain legitimacy and a national voice, NCTQ has partnered with U.S. News & World Report to issue state-by-state rankings this June. Whether Wisconsin's educator-preparation programs receive high or low marks, closer scrutiny of NCTQ's motivations and its rating methodology are warranted.

NCTQ was founded in 2000 by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. Its self-described "sister" organization, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is a well-known conservative think tank that regularly promotes school vouchers, privatization and other policies that reflect a clearly partisan slant on public education.

...Melanie Agnew is assistant dean of the College of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Stewart Purkey is director of teacher education, Lawrence University; Jeanne Williams is professor of Educational Studies, Ripon College. All authors are members of the executive committee of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 7, 2013
Headline: Fox Valley's Nelson, Harris could present challenge to Walker in 2014
Byline: Nick Penzenstadler and Jessie Opoien
Link: http://post.cr/1143fbA
Excerpt: As Democrats around the state continue the search for an answer to the political juggernaut in Scott Walker, two Fox Valley leaders have been added to the 2014 gubernatorial short list.

Mark Harris, Winnebago County’s executive, and Tom Nelson, Outagamie County’s executive, both have been approached about running but have kept quiet about their intentions.

“A few people have approached me and encouraged me to consider it,” Harris said. “That’s what I’ve done. I’ve given it some thought. I haven’t reached a definite decision yet, but that’s what I’m doing. I’m considering it.”

The same goes for Nelson.

“It’s flattering and humbling that people have approached me, but I really enjoy my job as county executive, serving the people of this county,” Nelson said. “It’s fair to say I have no plans at this time to run for another office, but that wouldn’t forestall anything.”

...Arnold Shober, a political science professor at Lawrence University, said Democrats in Wisconsin are looking at “an empty bench” of candidates. Plus, early speculation could take a wild turn should Walker announce a bid for president.

“Tom Nelson has been maybe waiting in the wings and definitely seems interested in remaining in politics,” Shober said. “The Valley is an important part of the state, and I can also see Harris or Jess King running in the future. At this point any candidate will have to work on statewide name recognition and working on a plan to beat Walker.”

This story also appeared in the Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wis.)

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 7, 2013
Headline: Watson award puts music student on new adventure
Byline: Kara Patterson
Link: http://post.cr/11aLK5O
Excerpt: Recording underwater sounds during shallow-water scuba dives in Australia and Japan, taking in the Reykjavik Arts Festival in Iceland and exploring Ecuador’s diverse landscapes all are on Daniel Miller’s post-college-commencement to-do list.

A selective, $25,000 Watson Fellowship award is allowing Miller — who is scheduled to graduate today from Lawrence University in downtown Appleton — to pursue a passion of his during a year of international travel.

Miller is completing a five-year program of study at Lawrence that is earning him a music composition major and philosophy minor. His Watson Fellowship project is taking him to four distinctly different countries to observe how composers of computer music — music he defines as that which uses computers for sound synthesis, processing or transmission — express their experiences with nature and their environments in their works.

“I’m interested in how people live with their environment and how it influences their art,” said Miller, 23, of Redmond, Wash. “I chose places that have a diversity of cultures, diversity of music traditions, geographically are very diverse and also have cultures that maybe traditionally incorporated a good deal of inspiration from nature into their art.”

Lawrence is one of the participating universities that nominate graduating college seniors. The program exists in recognition of the late Thomas J. Watson Sr., founder of International Business Machines Corp., or IBM.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 7, 2013
Headline: Who's News for Sunday, June 9
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130609/APC03/306090077/Who-s-News-Sunday-June-9
Excerpt: Martha Olson, group president for Calvin Klein Underwear Global & Heritage Brands at New York City-based Warnaco, was elected to the Lawrence University board of trustees. Olson joined Warnaco in 2004 as president of core intimates and took over Calvin Klein Underwear U.S. in 2008. She was appointed a Warnaco corporate officer in September 2010. A resident of Darien, Conn., she will serve on the board’s academic affairs, finance, and recruitment and retention committees.

 

Concord Journal (Concord, Mass.)
June 6, 2013
Headline: Concord's local scholars
Link: http://bit.ly/13txoPp
Excerpt: Helen Titchener, the daughter of Thomas Titchener and Claire Greene of Concord, was recognized May 22 for outstanding achievement at Lawrence University's annual honors and awards banquet.

Titchener received the John F. McMahon Tuition Scholarship in German. She was cited for being "a fierce student of literature" and "a passionate close reader." She is a 2010 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

 

 

SF Station (San Francisco, Cal.)
Headline: Organ Spectacular!
Link: http://www.sfstation.com/organ-spectacular-e1921232
Excerpt: In a not too distant past, all of San Francisco was littered with organs. Now the instrument has been led mostly out to suburban pizza nests, and to the sanitorium of churches in the work of exacting tabourets of small ideas to crowds of baaing sheep in archaic hymn-song.

No longer.

The Organ Spectacular shows have been held at underground dens since 1997 and are surfacing into the ground zero of The Lab! The following musicians have prepared semi-improvised opulence, clanglorious classics and a smattering of blotpolished battletech electronics to settle over the keys. There will also be films to accompany and POPCORN!

Eli Wallace
Eli Wallace, pianist and composer, recently graduated from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he obtained a Master’s of Music in Jazz Composition. Previous to New England Conservatory, Eli completed a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Currently, Eli resides in Berkeley, California where he is a freelance musician and music teacher. He is involved with numerous projects and groups in the Bay Area. He recently recorded a full-length album entitled “Gone West” with original music by fellow Lawrence University alumni Dan Meinhardt, which was released on June 9. Additionally, he was commissioned by Fred Sturm to write “Outlandish,” a piece for high school jazz big band for Lawrence University Jazz Weekend 2012. Eli is now working on a commission for amplified bassoon and chamber orchestra, commissioned by Jeffrey Spenner and plans to record an album of original solo piano music.
 

The Business Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.)
June 4, 2013
Headline: People On the Move: Martha Olson
Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/potmsearch/detail/submission/1755081/Martha_Olson
Excerpt: Date added: June 4, 2013
Submission Type: Board of Directors
Name of board: Lawrence University
Position on board: Trustee
Current employer: Warnaco
Current title/position: Group President, Calvin Klein Underwear Global & Heritage Brands
Industry: Education
Duties/responsibilities: Olson, group president Calvin Klein Underwear Global & Heritage Brands at New York City-based Warnaco, has been elected to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees. She will serve on three board committees: academic affairs, finance, and recruitment and retention.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
June 2, 2013
Headline: LU students help caregivers
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/videonetwork/2428513119001?nclick_check=1
Excerpt: Lawrence University students offer a break for caregivers of people with dementia by supplying lunch, massages, and manicures at the Warch Campus Center in Appleton, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Jake Zimmerman: "Basically what prompted this is we both had grandparents that had forms of dementia, and we wanted to throw something to help them out, people in their situation. The more we dug into the issue, the more we realized that there's not really anything being done for caregivers."


Kabindra Dhakal: "What we are trying to do is try to celebrate, like Jake said, celebrate the caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients because they have to see their loved ones slip away and they can't do anything about it, they have to take care of these people. What we are trying to do is celebrate them by bringing them in; it's an open event, it's free here."

Jake: "They're basically unsung heroes, they put in long excruciating hours, they stick by their loved one's side no matter what's happening to them cognitively, so we were like, 'Hey, let's put something together and pat them on the back because they really do deserve it.'"


 

Ann Arbor Journal (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
June 5, 2013
Headline: Ann Arbor Academic Achievers
Link: http://bit.ly/14OU0cH
Excerpt: Lauren Pulcipher, the daughter of Robert and Colleen Pulcipher of Ann Arbor, was recognized May 22 for outstanding achievement at Lawrence University’s annual honors and awards banquet.

Pulcipher received the Elizabeth Black Miller String Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding talent and performance on stringed instruments. She was cited for her extensive leadership and solo roles as a violinist. The scholarship is worth $2,500.

She is a 2010 graduate of Pioneer High School.

 

 

OurSports Central
June 1, 2013
Headline: Black Roubos Commits to Lawrence University DIII
Link: http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4605986
Excerpt: It's been a whirlwind year for Amarillo Bulls forward Blake Roubos.

He began the 2012-13 season with the Wenatchee Wild, then in January was part of a three team trade that saw him sent to the Amarillo Bulls. Roubos continued his amazing year by capturing the Robertson Cup against his old team, and now has capped it off with an NCAA College Commitment.

Roubos became the 15th member of the Bulls Championship team and 31st overall to announce his college plans by committing to Lawrence University, a Division III school located in Appleton, Wisconsin for this fall. The Lawrence Vikings play out of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA).

...Roubos said what attracted him to the school was the academics that are second to none.

"I am going to be studying Economics there and everything just lined up great for the school," he said. "The coaches are great and the campus is absolutely beautiful. I met several of the alumni there and they have a great future with the education they received there."

Russo said that the coaching staff is thrilled for Roubos and his opportunity at the next level.

"Blake is extremely intelligent and has made an academic choice to attend Lawrence University," said Russo. "He will get a 1st class education and have the opportunity to continue his hockey career at the NCAA level. We are excited and proud for Blake and wish him all the best in the future."

 

Wisconsin Public Radio
May 31, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University Debuts Film Program With Mini-Docs On Fox Cities
Byline: Patty Murray
Link: http://news.wpr.org/post/lawrence-university-debuts-film-program-mini-docs-fox-cities-0
Excerpt: Appleton's Lawrence University is launching a film studies program and is premiering a series of mini-documentaries on community issues.

The five films are only nine minutes each, but the idea isn't about the actual movies. Instead faculty advisory Catherine Tatge says it's about getting students involved in the community outside of the Lawrence campus.

Tatge is a Lawrence graduate and director who has produced documentaries for PBS. She's now helping Lawrence launch the production end of its film studies program.

“It's not so much the filmmaking — it's the engagement. It's being able to go face to face, meet people in the community, talk to them, understand the issues, and ultimately, the plan is to present this work to the community and to be able to have a conversation around these issues.”

The films' topics include homophobia, sex trafficking, immigration, and more. The films debuted last week and a public premiere is scheduled for the fall.

 

Superior Telegram (Superior, Wis.)
May 31, 2013
Headline: Metille joins Northland College as admissions director
Link: http://www.superiortelegram.com/event/article/id/77646/group/News
Excerpt: Northland College has named Teege Mettille as its new director of admissions. Mettille serves as associate director of admissions at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He will begin his duties June 24 at Northland.

“As director, Mettille will lead the Northland admissions staff in our efforts to grow student recruitment and retention,” said Rick Smith, vice president for institutional marketing and enrollment management.

Over the past two years, Northland’s admissions staff has grown the number of new entering freshman by 13 percent in 2011 and an additional 25 percent in 2012.

Mettille holds a master’s degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in gender studies from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received the “Rising Star” award in 2011 from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, and was recently appointed to serve on its Government Relations Committee.

“We have brought one of the nation’s best young admissions professionals to Northland. In his new role, I’m sure he will continue to build on his already stellar background and experience through his admissions work for the College, as well as his service to the community,” said Smith. “We are pleased he, his partner, David, and son, Logan, will be joining us at Northland and the Chequamegon Bay region.”

Mettille just completed his term as a board member for the Wisconsin Association of College Admissions Counseling and service as a co-chairman for its Government Relations Committee. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at FoxValley Technical College.

 

CollegeNews.org
May 30, 2013
Headline: Junior Katie Blackburn Awarded Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for Field Studies Program in China
Link: http://bit.ly/15zl2I1
Excerpt: Just about the time most Lawrence University students head for home this summer, Katie Blackburn will be returning to school — in China — as both a student and a teacher.

Blackburn, a junior from Brookfield, will spend much of her summer in China as the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for the 2013 Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Summer Field Studies Program.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, the Fulbright-Hays Group Program Abroad seeks to strengthen foreign language expertise through advanced overseas study and research opportunities and by providing experiences and resources that enabling educators to strengthen their international teaching.

 

eHow.com
May 27, 2013
Headline: Appleton, WI Landmarks
Byline: Alicia Bones
Link: http://www.ehow.com/print/info_12278149_appleton-wi-landmarks.html
Excerpt: Appleton, Wisconsin, is delightfully oriented towards the past. The former paper mill town has retained some of its industrial appeal -- think red-brick buildings -- and Wisconsin charm -- think beer, brats and sports. Yet, Appleton mixes old with new in housing the innovative Lawrence University, which brings in contemporary performers and lecturers, as well as boasting the third-largest shopping mall in the state. With this juxtaposition, Appleton will satisfy urban-minded travelers while still offering a picturesque vacation in a quintessential Wisconsin town.

...Lawrence University and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center serve as the cultural cornerstone of Appleton. Founded in 1847, Lawrence produces a number of student and faculty performances, art shows and lectures each year. Additionally, the Performing Arts at Lawrence series includes nationally and internationally known musicians in its classical and jazz concerts. The Performing Arts Center is home to a traveling Broadway series and brings in speakers, cultural performances and musical evenings to the area.


Examiner.com
May 26, 2013
Headline: Door County hosts a midsummer dream of a music festival
Byline: Jodie Jacobs
Link: http://exm.nr/1534kR0
Excerpt: Midwest vacationers looking for inns and condos with seascape views know that art galleries capturing these views abound in Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula, where the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan lap against the peninsula’s shores. About three hours north of Chicago to Green Bay at its base the peninsula's popular vacation spots are about another hour's drive.

However, The Door, is also becoming known for its annual Midsummer’s Music Festival, held from early June to mid-July. Performers typically play with Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Chicago Philharmonic, Aspen Music Festival and the Pro Arte Quartet.

Good as the concerts are featuring the chamber music of Mendelssohn, Gounod, Haydn, Brahms and Mozart, their venues are also a reason to put the festival on the summer “do” list.

Venues range from the elegant Ellison bay Estate and Vail Hall on Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden estate campus to historic arts campus of The Clearing and the Ephraim Moravian Church.

Festival Co-Founder Jim Berkenstock saw The Door’s unique attractions as perfect concert settings. Referencing music lovers who usually go to large halls, he said, “What if they could enjoy that intimate impact that comes from being within reach of the musicians and their rich sonorities? And if we could all linger to chat after the concert at an elegant but informal reception - wouldn’t that be an exceptional experience?”

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 24, 2013
Headline: Students use art to benefit Haiti music program
Byline: Kara Patterson
Link: http://post.cr/19jeLmd
Excerpt: Students in the Renaissance School for the Arts’ Art for Haiti class are painting on unusual canvases as an outreach fundraiser project to help their music-minded peers in the developing Caribbean island nation.

The class’ 10 students each are giving an unplayable stringed instrument new life as a work of art for an upcoming silent auction to benefit Building Leaders Using Music Education (BLUME)-Haiti. The Appleton-based nonprofit organization supports music education programs for youth and young adults in Haiti, including those who are orphaned, living on the streets and working as indentured servants.

...Janet Anthony, BLUME-Haiti’s co-founder and president, said the funds from the silent auction will funnel into the nonprofit’s general fund for 2014.

Anthony, a longtime volunteer music educator in Haiti, said BLUME-Haiti has received requests from music schools in Haiti to provide instruments and other essential equipment and to help pay or supplement music teachers’ salaries.

“What we’re trying to do is encourage music programs to make very specific requests based on what their most pressing needs are,” said Anthony, a music professor at Lawrence University in downtown Appleton and a founding member of the Wisconsin Cello Society.

The arts in general are serving as a catalyst for growth and positive change in the lives of people in Haiti, a struggling country with an unstable infrastructure.

“Ultimately, our goal is to provide support for emerging leaders and to help create opportunities for social, civic and economic collaboration in these individual communities,” Anthony said.

 

Billings Gazette (Billings, Mont.)
May 22, 2013
Headline: Senior High grad hooked on service
Byline: Rob Rogers
Link: http://bit.ly/188pvor
Excerpt: Madeleine Duncan, an accomplished clarinetist, first picked up the instrument the summer before fifth grade.

But it wasn't her first pick.

"When I was little, I wanted to play the tuba," she said.

Duncan is getting ready to graduate from Senior High at the end of the month and it's been a busy, fulfilling four years. Between her time in the classroom, school clubs and band, she's volunteered for local causes, played principal clarinet in the city's youth orchestra and joined a folk dance troupe.

But last year, she wanted to finally try the tuba.

So she knocked on the band director's door during the first week of class her junior year and asked if he'd let her play tuba in the marching band.

"He said yes," Duncan said with a laugh. "It was so much fun."

They fitted her for a sousaphone — the marching band's version of a tuba that fits around the waist — and she blew low, bass notes all fall.

Music has long been a passion for Duncan. And it will continue after she leaves Senior. Beginning this fall, she'll study clarinet performance at Lawrence University and Conservatory in Appleton, Wis., where she'll also study neuroscience, pursuing a double degree.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 22, 2013
Headline: Student films premiere at Lawrence University
Link: http://bit.ly/10Otaz2
Excerpt: Lawrence University's film studies students showed off their efforts Wednesday.

For the school year, students in the Civic Life Program explored community issues.

Five of their documentary-style films premiered Wednesday.
   
The students paired with community mentors to develop the films.
   
Each tackles a different topic, but the program's creator says each aims to spark discussion.

"It's about how we develop that sort of conversation among younger people with older people about these issues,” said Catherine Tatge, award winning filmmaker.
   
Tatge who is a 1972 Lawrence grad has been artist-in-residence for the past two years.

 

WBAY ABC 2 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 22, 2013
Headline: Lawrence U. Student Films Document Social Issues
Link: http://www.wbay.com/category/169373/video-landing-page?clipId=8909306&autostart=true
Excerpt: Lawrence University students hope their documentaries covering homelessness, human trafficking, and other social issues spark conversations.

 

News Talk 1150 WHBY (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 21, 2013
Headline: Suicide Awareness
Link: http://www.whby.com/index.php/Audio_Vault/Podcasts/Assignment_Fox_Cities
Excerpt: They were silent reminders of lives lost, chairs placed outside the Warch Center on the campus of Lawrence University. Each one represented a loved one who chose to die.

...It was a symbolic gesture inspired by students and staff. Among them was Kathleen Fuchs, associate professor of psychology. They wanted to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention.

"We specifically chose this event to be part of the local Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection and NAMI Fox Valley. NAMI is the National Alliance for Mental Illness."

 

WFRV-TV (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 19, 2013
Headline: Don't Sit in Silence
Byline: Will Case
Link: http://wearegreenbay.com/1fulltext-news?nxd_id=196982
Excerpt: Lawrence University provided a visual reminder about mental health awareness month.

This past week, Lawrence University hosted an event called Don't Sit in Silence.

180 empty chairs were on display representing the number of people who die from suicide every day in the United States. School faculty says it's the school's way of helping their students.

"What we tell our new students is people here care. Let someone know if you're struggling and you'll find all the support you'll need." said Kathleen Fuchs.

There was also a display board full of stories from students on how suicide has affected their lives.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 18, 2013
Headline: College choices: A guide to help navigate the process
Byline: Cheryl Anderson
Link: http://post.cr/10Mb9FN
Excerpt: Jackson Yang is looking for the right college. A bigger campus seems to be the best fit for the Appleton East junior, who turns 17 this week .

“I’ve been looking at different colleges,” he said. “The main four are Madison, Eau Claire, the Twin Cities and Milwaukee. I feel I fit in more with the bigger schools. I’m just waiting for my ACT scores now. After I see my counselor I can see where I start.”

...Students, like Jackson, also are planning summer college visits, but, according to Ken Anselment, dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, a good first step might be to take a spin around campuses closer to home to get a feel for what similar schools may offer.

Interested in a small liberal arts college? Take a tour of Lawrence. How about a Catholic liberal arts school? Check out St. Norbert College in De Pere. Or if a state school is more your choice, the UW-Fox Valley, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Green Bay campuses are all in the near vicinity.

“It’s when you get on the campus you can actually start interacting there and get a feel for what it’s like,” Anselment said.

And a little eaves-dropping on student conversations in the cafeteria, on campus or in the hallways doesn’t hurt either.

“What are they talking about? What are they excited about? What are they upset about?” Anselment said. “Are those the kinds of things that you care about? Do you feel like these are people you could hang out with at a table at a conference or around late-night pizza solving the world’s problems?”

...For students with questions about the colleges that are out there, College Board, the folks that bring you the SAT, have a good website where a student can enter numerous factors they desire in a school.

“It’s a huge aggregator and starts off with about 3,600 colleges,” Anselment said.

...“But I think if you’re just focusing on procedure you’re kind of missing the bigger piece, which is trying to get a sense of does this college have the right array of tools and offerings that I feel like I’m going to be comfortable here and it’s going to prepare me for whatever I end up doing,” Anselment said.

To get a better sense of a school, Anselment suggests using College Score Card, a new, online tool supported by Melinda Gates that offers a sense of graduation rates, the net price of a school based on family income or academics, how well students do after graduation and how many are defaulting on loans.

...But don’t be scared off by the cost, Anselment said. “But recognize that colleges know the economy is challenging. ... So we’ve got to be competitive, and in some cases really aggressive so we can make what looks like an impossible bridge to cross a much more accessible reach for students.”

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 17, 2013
Headline: Lawrence to exhibit senior art show
Link: http://post.cr/16LY0Ax
Excerpt: An exhibition of art works by Lawrence University’s senior studio majors opens Friday.

An opening reception with refreshments runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wriston Art Center, 613 E. College Ave., downtown Appleton.

The exhibit is open to the public, with free admission. It is on display through July 28.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The Wriston Art Center is online at www.lawrence.edu/s/wriston.
 

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 17, 2013
Headline: The Buzz: Four openings
Byline: Maureen Wallenfang
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130516/APC0301/305160447
Excerpt: Here’s a roundup of four businesses that just opened their doors. They include Josephine’s, Tailwaggers, Big Apple Bagels and The Rabbit Gallery.

...The Rabbit Gallery, Lawrence University’s temporary gallery of student, faculty and community artwork, opened Thursday and will run through June 8 at 10 E. College Ave., the former Avenue Art space, in downtown Appleton. The concept is part of a Lawrence economics and entrepreneurship class. Artwork in the gallery is for sale.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 17, 2013
Headline: Empty chairs show impact of suicide, raise awareness
Byline: Holly Meyer
Link: http://post.cr/18fgLKL
Excerpt: Exactly 180 folding chairs sat empty in front of Lawrence University’s campus center Thursday, a grim reminder of the number of people who die by suicide each day in the U.S.

The event, modeled after the University of Minnesota’s “Don’t Sit In Silence” presentation, sought to raise awareness of suicide’s impact, said Kathleen Fuchs, the coordinator for Lifeline, Lawrence’s suicide prevention initiative. Students weaved in and out of the rows of chairs, reading the memorials taped to them.

“If people are struggling, they shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed — they should ask for help,” Fuchs said. “They should let other people know. We know that the most important protective factor for suicide is being connected to other people. The message today in the stories that have been shared is reach out, let somebody know because there are people who will be glad to help and offer support.”

This story also appeared in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 17, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University sets 2013-14 freshman class
Link: http://bit.ly/118FFLG
Excerpt: Lawrence University has set its class of incoming freshmen for the fall.

University leaders say they have met their goal of 400 new freshmen for the 2013-14 school year. Another 25 transfer students are expected to join them.

With this class, Lawrence expects to open the school year with a population of 1,500 full-time students.

The school also released some statistics about the class of 2017:
 -32 states and 24 countries represented.
 -Just less than 25 percent of students come from Wisconsin. This is more than any other state. Illinois, Minnesota, California and New York round out the top five.
 -53 international students, the most in 10 years.
 -18 students from China, 4 each from Jordan and South Korea.
 -20 percent are domestic students of color.
  -A plurality ranked in the top 10 of their high school classes, more than a quarter in the top 5 precent.

 

Reuters.com
May 17, 2013
Headline: Catapult Systems Continues Expansion Plans within the Washington, D.C. Area
Link: http://reut.rs/16pvMfo
Excerpt: Catapult Systems is excited to announce that Reed Parker has joined our Washington, D.C. business unit.  He will assume the role of General Manager and will be responsible for leading and growing both Catapult's Federal and Commercial Microsoft-focused lines of business.  Reed's background and leadership experience will be instrumental in Catapult's expansion plans in the D.C. area.

"We welcome Reed's knowledge and expertise to our D.C. practice," said Sam Goodner, CEO of Catapult Systems.  "He brings with him an extensive amount of experience and leadership and we are excited to have him as an extension of our leadership team."

Reed began his career in IT consulting during the height of the tech industry boom in the late 90's with MarchFirst (merger between Whittman-Hart and USWeb).  In 2003, Reed joined The Gallup Organization in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for the D.C. area P&L.  He led large capture and consulting teams in the pursuit of multi-year behavioral economics engagements with clients in a variety of industries including defense, intelligence, energy, media, finance and aerospace.  His leadership was instrumental in Gallup's market expansion and business growth.

Reed joined Management Concept, Inc. in 2012 where he led and managed a large team of cross-divisional business development professionals.  He was responsible for supporting and managing high level relationships with U.S. government agencies and respective operating divisions, bureaus and offices.

Reed has a B.S in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

 

Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
May 17, 2013
Headline: Brussels: Sugar Creek Showdown is family event
Byline: Pamela Parks
Link: http://bit.ly/18fkw2T
Excerpt: ...The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Kaira Rouer, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of its $3,000 college scholarship.

Kaira is a talented flutist and will attend Lawrence University in Appleton this fall. She will be honored Aug. 17 at the Peninsula Music Festival concert.

 

WHBY News Talk 1150 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 16, 2013
Headline: L.U. display to raise suicide awareness
Link: http://www.whby.com/index.php/News/WHBY_News/103576
Excerpt: Lawrence University officials hope 180 empty chairs in front of the Warch campus center get people thinking about suicide prevention.

The chairs represent the 180 people who commit suicide every day in the U.S.

Lawrence suicide prevention program director Kathleen Fuchs says there's a stigma about depression that keeps many people from getting the help they need.

The display also includes stories about how suicide and depression impacted the lives of Lawrence students and faculty.

 

WHBY News Talk 1150 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 16, 2013
Headline: Lawrence students opening art gallery
Link: http://www.whby.com/index.php/News/WHBY_News/103806
Excerpt: A vacant store on College Avenue is getting new life today, thanks to art students at Lawrence University.

Lawrence senior J-R Vanko is helping to open the Rabbit Gallery in the former Avenue Arts store next to the City Center building.  He says the temporary exhibit feature art from Lawrence students, faculty, and local artists.

The exhibit will be open from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. through June 8.  Vanko says the gallery is an attempt to help students break into the local art scene.

Vanko says they made a number of improvements to the building, so hopefully a new business moves in after they leave.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 16, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University suicide awareness event
Link: http://bit.ly/12zagQN
Excerpt: A display at Lawrence University is providing a stark reminder about suicide awareness.
   
The "Don't Sit in Silence" event featured 180 empty chairs outside the student union.
   
The chairs represent the number of Americans who commit suicide each day.
   
Some chairs had postcards with messages on them.
   
The goal is to raise awareness about a problem that spans all age groups.

"We know that depression is widespread in our culture and as human beings a lot of us struggle with depression. And that can happen during college, college can be a stressful time,” said Kathleen Fuchs, Lifeline project coordinator.
   
The display is part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

 

WBAY ABC 2 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 16, 2013
Headline: Empty Chairs Display Honors Suicide Victims
Byline: Tony Ullrich
Link: http://www.wbay.com/story/22274856/2013/05/16/empty-chairs-display-honors-suicide-victims
Excerpt: Nearly a couple hundred chairs sit empty outside the Warch Campus Center at Lawrence University in a unique effort to raise awareness about mental health issues and recognize victims of suicide.

"Don't Sit in Silence" is part of the university's Lifeline initiative, which uses a $300,000 federal grant to prevent suicides on campus.

"We want to acknowledge the people who struggle with depression or anxiety and might have suicidal thoughts. We want to make it OK for people to talk about those issues and to ask for help," Kathleen Fuchs, Lawrence University Lifeline director.

The 180 empty chairs represented the number of people who die by suicide every day in the United States.

"This whole project was about reducing stigma surrounding suicide and I really do think that Lawrence University has become a way less, you know, suicide has become a way less taboo topic," Samantha Schilsky, a Lifeline project intern said.

Students also shared their personal struggles.

"You knew them a while ago and now they're gone, and it's the saddest thing in the world because you never really know why," Amanda Weiss said.

Weiss lost two people she knows to suicide. She wrote a tribute for them.

"But the fact that we remember them and we honor them and to show other people too that this happens."

 

WGBA-TV NBC 26 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 16, 2013
Headline; "Don't Sit in Silence" Event at Lawrence University
Link: http://www.nbc26.com/news/207792011.html
Excerpt: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and students at Lawrence University are encouraging people to break their silence.

Thursday's Don't Sit in Silence event displayed 180 empty chairs on the Campus Center plaza. It's a representation of the number of people who die from suicide every day in the United States.

"We have some stories that have been written by people who have had their own struggles, or have known a family member or a loved one who has struggled. In some cases, they're still with us...and in other cases, they did die by suicide. The stories are very powerful," said Lifeline Project Coordinator Kathleen Fuchs.

Students say the goal is to make those who are struggling realize there is help available.

 

AAAS.org
May 15, 2013
Headline: Peter Peregrine unravels cultural mysteries
Byline: Susan Borowski
Link: http://membercentral.aaas.org/blogs/member-spotlight/peter-peregrine-unravels-cultural-mysteries
Excerpt: In a building that offers a dizzying view of the Fox River three stories below, Lawrence University anthropologist and AAAS Fellow Peter Neal Peregrine explores the mysteries of humanity; sometimes with his dog, Rowan, at his side. Although he is an archeologist, there are no artifacts displayed in his neatly organized office. Instead, on the windowsill there are small gifts that were given to him, some by his students, including an Indiana Jones figurine and a statue of St. Peregrine.

“The artifacts are in the anthropology lab,” Peregrine explains, as we walk over to view the casts of humanoid skulls and prehistoric tools.

Peregrine, who originally went to Purdue University to study chemical engineering, had switched to English when he became interested in anthropology. “English and anthropology, to me, address the same question: what does it mean to be human? When I found that you could address those same questions from a scientific standpoint, I was very drawn to that,” Peregrine says.

“My interest is in cultural evolution,” says Peregrine, “which is one basic question: Why aren’t all cultures the same? And from that: What explains variations in cultures?”

Science still hasn’t obtained satisfactory answers to those foundational questions, according to Peregrine. Although there are many reasons for that, part of it is because anthropologists haven’t had the data to look at long-term cultural change.

 

Riverside-Brookfield Landmark (Riverside, Ill.)
May 14, 2013
Headline: Campus news from Riverside, Brookfield and North Riverside students"
Link: http://bit.ly/13z67gS
Excerpt: Olivia Legan, the daughter of Christopher and Christine Legan, of Riverside, has been elected to Lawrence University's (Appleton, Wis.) chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society that fosters leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service. Students are initiated at the end of their freshman year. Legan is a 2012 graduate of the Illinois Math and Science Academy.

 

Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
May 13, 2013
Headline: Hanford boys soccer rebuilds winning tradition
Byline: Jack Millikin
Link: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/05/13/2393846/hanford-boys-soccer-rebuilds-winning.html
Excerpt: From the time Stephen Exarhos left the Hanford boys soccer team in 2008, the program has fought to live up to its reputation for top-notch soccer.

Under coach Sean Esterhuizen, Exarhos made two trips to state with Hanford in 2005-06 and helped keep the team competitive for the next two seasons under Kyle Vierck.

But while Exarhos was making a place for himself in the Lawrence University men’s soccer record books from 2008-2012 — he’s fourth on the career assist leaders list — the Falcons won just seven regular-season games.

“I think it’s just circumstantial. It happens to every program if the right players don’t live in the right area,” said Exarhos, now a 23-year-old Hanford assistant.

After four consecutive seasons of not making the playoffs, the Falcons made a big change with the hiring of former Pasco coach Mike Pardini, who led the Bulldogs to state soccer titles as a coach (in 2007) and as a player (1999).

That move, along with the addition of assistant coach Chip Elfering and a team loaded with club-level talent, has turned the reeling program around in a big way.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 9, 2013
Headline: Appleton festival to bring music downtown
Byline: Chad Doran
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/appleton-mile-of-music-festival-to-bring-music-downtown
Excerpt: The "A" in Appleton might soon stand for art

Thanks in part to a new music festival announced Thursday.

The Mile of Music Festival is a four-day event August 8-11. More than 80 bands from many different genres are expected to take part in the event.
       
Recording artist and Appleton native Cory Chisel, loves music and giving back to his hometown. Thus the Mile of Music festival was born.

"This is going to be my favorite weekend of the year in Appleton, this is a festival that has never been done in Wisconsin before like this that I know of and 80 to 100 bands descending on one mile, I couldn't be happier with it."

The concerts will be spread out at venues throughout the downtown, including bars and at Houdini Plaza, while the headliners will play at Lawrence's Memorial Chapel.

 

WBAY ABC 2 (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 9, 2013
Headline: Mile of Music Festival Coming to Downtown Appleton
Byline: Tony Ullrich
Link: http://www.wbay.com/story/22207879/2013/05/09/mile-of-music-festival-coming-to-downtown-appleton
Excerpt: You won't have to travel to Milwaukee to take in a major music festival this summer.

Officials in Appleton Thursday announced the Mile of Music Festival will take place August 8-11 in downtown Appleton.

Officials say they have close to 40 bands booked and they're hoping ultimately to get up to 80 to 100 bands signed up.

Appleton native Cory Chisel will be one of the performers.

Chisel, a national recording artist, has a big role in making "Mile of Music" a premier summer festival in downtown Appleton.

"I've kind of taken little pieces of everything I've loved from those festivals -- from festivals that happened in Australia and Singapore and in the Southwest states and up in Seattle. We just took all of our favorite parts of them and distilled them down into something we thought would work for the Valley," Chisel said.

Organizers plan to have performers featuring soul, blues, jazz, and Americana music.

So far about half of the bands, both local and national acts, have agreed to come but haven't been announced yet.

Chisel and his band the Wandering Sons will be one of the headliners.

The festival will also benefit local bars and restaurants attracting hungry and thirsty festival goers.

More than 30 venues on and around a mile-long stretch of College Avenue including Lawrence University's chapel, Houdini Plaza, as well as downtown Appleton bars and restaurants will host the performers.

 

Camera Corner / Connecting Point (Green Bay, Wis.)
May 7, 2013
Headline: Memoria Chapel at Lawrence University - Community Spotlight
Byline: Scott Tomashek
Link: http://blog.cccp.com/Topics/lawrence-university/
Excerpt: Lawrence University has a very distinguished music program that is well known in the community, regionally and nationally.  Equally as well known, is the performance space, simply called “Memorial Chapel.”  Built in 1919, it seats 1,148 people.  With its wraparound balcony seating, it creates a very intimate space despite number of people who can attend a performance.

The current technology features a recently renovated sound system, plus a fully equipped recording studio used to record the numerous events – which include guest speakers, student con centers and recitals, and professional arts series.

Until now, however, all of the technology focused on audio.  The campus was already streaming audio to the web when Dean of the Conservatory of Music, Brian Pertl, had a vision to expand those webcasts by adding video.  This was to be a big step forward, considering the only video currently in use was a small Sony Handycam used to allow the recording studio to see what was happening on stage.

After meetings with staff, it was determined the systems had to offer some unique capabilities.  It needed to be high definition and the cameras needed to be capable of remote operation by one or two people, instead of one person per camera.  The site lines of the space would not allow for standard cameras on tripods with operators.  It would be too visually distracting during performances.  Also, the equipment had to fit in a small space in a tech booth at the back corner of the balcony.  And finally, a second point of control was needed from the recording room.

 

Muskego Now (Muskego, Wis.)
May 6, 2013
Headline: Muskego teacher wins Outstanding Teacher Award
Link: http://bit.ly/15n6cYo
Excerpt: Muskego High School social studies teacher Kenny Bosch was honored with one of two Lawrence University 2013 Outstanding Teaching in Wisconsin Award.

Bosch helped create Muskego's freshmen mentor program, for which he was recognized with the 2005 "Good Idea Award" by Partners for Education Inc.

Bosch also creates instructional videos to help teachers use technology more effectively for a video newsletter and is writing a chapter for the forthcoming education book "Flipping 2.0."

He has coached basketball on various levels since 1999, including the past 11 as head coach of the Bay Lane Middle School eighth-grade girls team.

In nominating him for the award, Lawrence senior Kaye Herranen described Bosch as "an excellent motivator" and "endlessly patient."

"While Mr. Bosch certainly drives his students to do their very best and expects great things of them, he never pushes them too far," wrote Herranen, a 2009 Muskego High School graduate. "He's a teacher that students can't help but like, even as he challenges them academically."

Award winners are nominated by Lawrence seniors and are selected on their abilities to communicate effectively, create a sense of excitement in the classroom, motivate their students to pursue academic excellence while showing a genuine concern for them in and outside the classroom. Since launching the award program in 1985, Lawrence has recognized 60 high school teachers.

Bosch received a certificate, a citation and a monetary award. Lawrence also will donate $250 to Muskego High School for library acquisitions.

Bosch joined the faculty in 2002. His current teaching duties include sophomore U.S. history and advanced placement college level U.S. history. He began his teaching career in 2000 at Turlock High School in Turlock, Calif.

The Franksville native earned a bachelor's degree in broadfield social studies with a history concentration from Lakeland College and a master's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

 

Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
May 3, 2013
Headline: Lawrence, Marquette among 210 universities nationwide still accepting fall applications
Byline: Karen Herzog
Link: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/205983791.html
Excerpt: Two University of Wisconsin campuses and seven private colleges in Wisconsin are among at least 210 schools nationwide that still have slots available for freshmen and/or transfer students after the May 1 national deadline for prospective students to commit for fall enrollment, according to a national survey.

Wisconsin schools that reported they didn't fill their freshman class, or still have room for transfer students, include: University of Wisconsin-Stout, UW-Superior, Marquette University, Lawrence University, Alverno College, Edgewood College, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and Viterbo University.

Of the schools that said they had openings, 72% are private colleges and 28% are public colleges. Ninety-nine percent still have housing and financial aid available. All are still accepting applications, though the survey is updated daily and slots may fill quickly.

 

Muskego Patch (Muskego, Wis.)
May 3, 2013
Headline: Muskego Teacher Named Outstanding by Lawrence University and a Former Student
Byline: Denise Konkol
Link: http://muskego.patch.com/articles/muskego-teacher-named-outstanding-by-lawrence-university-and-a-former-student
Excerpt: It's not that often that teachers can gauge their impact on students after they've graduated and moved on, but social studies and history teacher Kenny Bosch has some idea now.

The Muskego High School teacher will be honored Sunday, May 5 with Lawrence University's 2013 Outstanding Teaching in Wisconsin Award, an honor given to teachers nominated by students they have taught. Bosch will receive a certificate, a citation and a monetary award from Lawrence President Jill Beck in ceremonies at the president's house.

In addition, Lawrence will donate $250 to Muskego High School for library acquisitions. However, Bosch told Muskego Patch the honor for him has been in making a difference for his students.

"It's a unique honor, and one that reflects the character of our students here," he said. "We have great students who care about learning and I'm just excited and honored to be a part of this."

 

Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Wis.)
May 3, 2013
Headline: Metille named director of admissions at NC
Link: http://www.ashlandwi.com/news/article_c3a7be1c-b476-11e2-9504-0019bb2963f4.html
Excerpt: Northland College has named Teege Mettille as its director of admissions. Mettille serves as associate director of admissions at Lawrence University in Appleton. He will begin his duties at Northland on June 24.

“As director, Mettille will lead the Northland admissions staff in our efforts to grow student recruitment and retention,” said Rick Smith, vice president for institutional marketing and enrollment management.

Over the past two years, Northland’s admissions staff has grown the number of new entering freshman by 13 percent in 2011 and an additional 25 percent in 2012.

Mettille holds a master’s degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in gender studies from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received the Rising Star award in 2011 from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). NACAC recently appointed Mettille to serve on its Government Relations Committee this fall.

“We have brought one of the nation’s best young admissions professionals to Northland,” Smith said. “In his new role, I’m sure he will continue to build on his already stellar background and experience through his admissions work for the college, as well as his service to the community.

“We are pleased he, his partner, David, and son, Logan, will be joining us at Northland and the Chequamegon Bay region.”

 

Chicago Tribune TribLocal (Naperville, Ill.)
May 3, 2013
Headline: Uram inducted into Lawrence University honor society
Link: http://trib.in/12dKJLD
Excerpt: Katherine Uram, of Naperville, has been elected to Lawrence University's chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society.

The society fosters leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service, according to a university press release. Students are initiated at the end of their freshman year.

Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, Wis., is a private liberal arts college. Founded in 1847, the first classes were held Nov. 12, 1849. Lawrence was the second college in the United States to be founded as a coeducational institution.

Uram is a 2012 graduate of Metea Valley High School. She is the daughter of Michael Uram and Mary Beaty of Naperville.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
May 1, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University event to explore the future of liberal arts education
Byline: Holly Meyer
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130430/APC0101/304300133/
Excerpt: A college education should prepare students to excel across career fields, not teach them to perform a job that could disappear in the ever-changing economy, says a leading authority on higher education.

Jeff Selingo, author and editor-at-large for The Chronicle of Higher Education, says emphasizing student experiences — such as working on undergraduate research projects — can build teamwork skills and make students more marketable to employers.

Selingo will present his “What is College?” talk on Friday at Lawrence University’s TEDx event, which will explore the importance of a liberal arts education.

“Students need experiences in college rather than such a laser-like focus on what they major in and the classes they take,” Selingo said. “To me a degree is more than a collection of 120 credits. There’s actually meaning behind it and yes the major provides a little bit of that meaning, but greater meaning in a day in age when the economy is changing in a rapid way, is to get a collection of experiences that I believe that students need in the workforce of the future and will make the college experience overall more valuable.”

Author of “College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students,” Selingo says idea always has been a part of a liberal arts education.

TEDxLawrenceU is an independently organized conference connected to TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas through 18-minute talks by world thinkers. The talks are made available at ted.com.

 

Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 30, 2013
Headline: Concerts highlight Lawrence ensembles
Link: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130501/ADV05/305010107/Concerts-highlight-Lawrence-ensembles?gcheck=1
Excerpt: Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a joint concert at 4:30 p.m. May 2.

Gamelan Cahaya Asri (cha-HIGH-ah AH-sree) is Lawrence’s Balinese gamelan ensemble. Comprised of gongs, drums, and metallophones, the group performs traditional pieces and 20th century works by composers from Bali, Indonesia.

The Appletones are Lawrence University’s only co-ed a cappella group. Currently in their second year of existence, they sing mostly popular songs in order to expand access to music for everyone at the University. The group consists of music and non-music majors, and aims to bring the fun of a cappella music to all in Appleton and Door County.

Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host another joint concert at 1:30 p.m. May 5.

The Lawrence Saxophone Studio will perform a variety of chamber works and improvisations, including music for saxophone ensemble — featuring the entire family of saxophones — and will be directed by student conductors and Lawrence saxophone faculty.

Also performing is the Lawrence Jazz Guitar Studio, which will be presenting a concert of original material as well as fresh takes on standard repertoire. The concert will demonstrate the incredible diversity of sound inherent in the instrument as well as the guitar’s role in disparate genres.

These free concerts are sponsored by the Boynton Society and will be held in Björklunden’s Vail Hall. Entrance to the Björklunden lodge is located on Wisconsin 57, south of Baileys Harbor, across from Anschutz Plumbing.

 

The Daily Princetonian (Princeton, NJ)
April 30, 2013
Headline: Eisgruber to begin search for Burstein's successor
Byline: James Evans
Link: http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2013/04/30/33465/
Excerpt: Just after his appointment as the 20th president of the University, Christopher Eisgruber ’83 will lead the search for another key administrator, Executive Vice President Mark Burstein’s successor.

Burstein announced in December that he would leave Princeton to become the president at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college located in Appleton, Wis.

Eisgruber explained that, as is the case whenever a high-level administrator position becomes available, the University would form a committee and contract an external firm to facilitate the search. 

“Right now, we are in the process of starting to put together the information we will need for a job description,” he said. “We’re talking to a search firm in preparation for retaining them, and I’m beginning to put a committee together.”

He added that while he hoped to have the committee together within the next two or three weeks, the announcement of Burstein’s successor would not be made until the fall. In the meantime, an acting EVP will be put into place, although that administrator has not yet been selected.

Burstein joined the University in August of 2004, when he was appointed vice president for administration, and previously served as the vice president for facilities management at Columbia University. At Columbia, he oversaw $1 billion worth of construction and also held the position of vice president for student services between 1995 and 1999.

Before his time in academic administration, Burstein held a diverse range of positions, including stints at the consulting firm Bear Stearns & Company and the New York City Department of Sanitation. He attended Vassar College and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 30, 2013
Headline: Lawrence to host TEDx conference
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/lawrence-university-to-host-tedx-conference-may-3-2013
Excerpt: Higher education leaders from across the country will be converging on Lawrence University this week.

Lawrence is scheduled to host a “TEDx” conference called “Reimagining Liberal Education” on Friday. TEDxLawrenceU features local leaders as well as those from colleges such as Wake Forest, George Mason and Stanford. Short presentations include topics of the impact of online education, the future of the financial model of liberal arts colleges, the future relevance of liberal arts colleges as society changes and whether the organizational structures of liberal arts colleges need reform.

Videos on similar topics will also be shown.

TED - which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -  is a nonprofit organization devoted to sharing ideas. It began in California 26 years ago.

Lawrence plans to make the presentations available via live webcast in the university’s Warch Campus Center as well as online . They are also expected to be posted to the TEDx YouTube channel after the event.

 

Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
April 29, 2013
Headline: Russ Feingold in talks to become U.S. special envoy in Africa
Byline: Daniel Bice
Link: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/205157611.html
Excerpt: Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is in talks with officials at the U.S. State Department to become the special envoy for the Great Lakes region in Africa, according to sources.

"Nothing has been finalized yet," said one source.

Feingold issued a statement on Sunday suggesting he was open to taking such a job. The post would mean working closely with Secretary of State John Kerry, with whom Feingold served in the Senate.

"I would of course welcome the opportunity to work with Secretary Kerry and to serve my country and President," the three-term Democratic senator said via email.

Feingold, who has kept a relatively low profile since losing to Ron Johnson in 2010, has long held an interest in African affairs.

For six years, the Wisconsin senator served as chairman of the Subcommittee on African Affairs while a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In his 2012 book "While America Sleeps," Feingold called on American policy-makers to pay more attention to Africa and the other areas beyond familiar hot spots such as the Middle East. Feingold offered mixed reviews in the book for President Barack Obama's foreign relations policies.

Activists, including actor Ben Affleck, have been calling on the Obama administration to name a special envoy to central and eastern Africa to try to help quell the recurrent cycles of violence and suffering in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Great Lakes region also includes such countries as Kenya and Tanzania.

If Feingold were to be appointed to the post, it would almost certainly rule out his chances of running in next year's election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. But the 60-year-old politician could still vie for his old seat by challenging Johnson in 2016, said a source close to Feingold.

Another Feingold source declined to discuss the political implications of any such appointment.

After losing his seat, Feingold was appointed a visiting professor at Marquette University Law School. He has also served as a distinguished visiting professor at both Lawrence University and Stanford Law School.

 

TMJ4 (Milwaukee, Wis.)
April 29, 2013
Headline: Feingold's potential new job would likely leave him out of governor's race
Byline: Jay Sorgi
Link: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/205205741.html
Excerpt: Former Sen. Russ Feingold warms up the crowd before First lady Michelle Obama campaigns on behalf of her husband Friday, September 28, 2012 at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

 

WhooNEW (Northeast Wisconsin)
April 29, 2013
Headline: 'Oconomowoc' (the film) Comes to Lawrence University in Appleton-- and Your Living Room
Byline: Kasey Steinbrinck
Link: http://whoonew.com/2013/04/oconomowoc-the-film/
Excerpt: Going back home can be a time filled with a lot of mixed emotions. Whether it’s just for Thanksgiving dinner, or an extended stay in your parents’ basement, returning to your roots can sometimes be comforting, sometimes nostalgic and other times it’s just plain depressing.

Oconomowoc, the feature-length directorial debut from Lawrence University graduate Andy Gillies strives to portray all those emotions while adding plenty of offbeat humor. Gillies returns to LU this week to screen the film in his own homecoming of sorts.

The movie will also be available through many on-demand cable television and online streaming services beginning May 1st.

Oconomowoc tells the story of a twenty-something named Lonnie Washington (Brandon Marshall-Rashid) who moves back home despite having a bright future – including an impressive job offer, which he turned down.

At home, Lonnie finds his drunk mother (Deborah Clifton), an eccentric stepfather named Todd who is closer to Lonnie’s age (Andrew Rozanski), and Lonnie’s old best friend, Travis, played by Gillies.

Travis is trying to start a t-shirt business, but he’s getting some serious competition from a neighborhood kid who steals his ideas. Travis, Lonnie and Todd team up to get the business going and plot revenge against their 12-year-old enemy. Gillies says it is “a film about mishandled ideas.”

 

AllAboutJazz.com
April 29, 2013
Headline: Vocalist Gretchen Parlato Closes Lawrence University 2012-13 Jazz Series on May 3
Link: http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=104072#.UX_mtvK67QN
Excerpt: Innovative vocalist Gretchen Parlato closes Lawrence University 2012-13 Jazz Series Friday, May 10 with an 8 p.m. performance in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

Hailed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock as “a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music” Parlato has been attracting fans and critics alike since winning the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. A Los Angeles native, Parlato released her debut self-titled album to critical acclaim in 2005. Billboard magazine called her follow-up second release, “In a Dream,” “the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009.” It also turned up on numerous “best of” year-end polls, including those for Jazz Times, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice and NPR.

Following her most recent release, 2011’s “The Lost and Found," Parlato was named No. 1 Rising Star Female Vocalist in DownBeat Magazine's Annual Critics Poll.

“Gretchen is one of the most unique, provocative and hip singers on the scene today,” said Dane Richeson, professor of music in Lawrence’s jazz studies department. “She pulls together great musicians to work with her in her band and I promise hers will be a great concert.”

Beyond her individual success, Parlato’s intriguing voice and rhythmically agile phrasing has earned her collaborations on more than 50 recordings with artists ranging from Terence Blanchard and Kenny Barron to Terri Lynn Carrington and Esperanza Spalding.

Parlato describes her latest musical interests as a search for “finding not only a higher, but a deeper level and connection in music. And this seems to be done by shedding everything and getting right to the heart and core."

Tickets, at $22-20 for adults, $19-17 for seniors and $17-15 for students, are available through the Lawrence Box Office in the Music-Drama Center, 920-832-6749.

 

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.)
April 29, 2013
Headline: Scrapbook: Honors, scholarships
Byline: Kris Crary
Link: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/scrapbook-honors-scholarships/article_a559c98e-6ade-5a13-bd56-87a5f80752b5.html
Excerpt: Daniel Kuzuhara, son of Loren Kuzuhara and Lavinia Harjani-Kuzuhara of Madison, received a $1,500 scholarship for his piano performance in the Schubert Club’s student competition last month in Minneapolis, Minn. He earned second-place honors in the national collegiate finals. Kuzuhara, a junior at Lawrence University, graduated from Middleton High School in 2010.

 

Mining Gazette (Marquette, Mich.)
April 27, 2013
Headline: NMU names finalists for head men's basketball coaching job
Byline: Matt Wellens
Link: http://bit.ly/11t5XUU
Excerpt: Northern Michigan University will interview four finalists in four days next week for its vacant head men's basketball coach position with two candidates - a head coach and assistant coach - coming from GLIAC North Division rivals.

Ferris State head men's basketball coach Bill Sall and Hillsdale College assistant men's basketball coach Dan Evans will interview for the Wildcats' opening along with Tom Brown, the associate head men's head basketball coach at Winona State in Minnesota, and Jeff Kaminsky, the head men's basketball coach at Valley City State in South Dakota.

...Evans graduated from Cary-Grove High School in Illinois and played for Tharp at NCAA Division III Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., from 2002-05. When Tharp took over the Chargers in 2007, he gave Evans his first collegiate coaching job.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 24, 2013
Headline: Lawrence professor gets Fulbright fellowship
Link: http://bit.ly/XZmd10
Excerpt: A professor at Lawrence University has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to further his studies on the relation between music and speech processing.

University leaders say the $25,000 fellowship will allow psychology professor Terry Gottfried to spend five months at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Plans call for Gottfried to collaborate with McGill researcher Linda Polka to examine how music and speech interact.

Gottfried specializes in studying how people learn second languages.

"We speak without clear pauses between words, so listeners must rely on other rhythmic information such as pitch and syllable duration to determine where one word ends and the next one begins," Gottfried said in a news release. "This segmentation of the speech stream by rhythm and pitch is done differently in different languages, so we're interested in investigating the role musical expertise has on learning how to process speech in a second language.

"My work with Dr. Polka will examine the extent to which musical training and ability may affect speech segmentation patterns. Montreal is an ideal place to conduct this research given the ready availability of French-English monolingual and bilingual listeners, with and without musical expertise."

Established in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Scholar Program is the federal government's flagship program in international educational exchange.

 

Inside Higher Ed
April 24, 2013
Headline:  New Presidents or Provosts: Bridgewater College, Lawrence U., Lincoln U. (Mo.), McDaniel College, Millersville U. of Pa., Ohio Wesleyan U., State College of Florida, U. of Georgia
Byline: Doug Lederman
Link: http://bit.ly/17W6YtJ
Excerpt: ...Mark Burstein, executive vice president of Princeton University, in New Jersey, has been named president of Lawrence University, in Wisconsin.

 

Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.)
April 21, 2013
Headline: Comedy film 'Oconomowoc' sets local premiers
Byline: Chris Foran
Link: http://bit.ly/11Bi9Sk
Excerpt: The comedy "Oconomowoc," the feature-film debut of Lawrence University graduate Andy Gillies, has its first Milwaukee-area showings at four theaters in the next two weeks.

Filmed in the title western Waukesha County community, "Oconomowoc" centers on a twentysomething, played by fellow Lawrence alumnus Brendan Marshall-Rashid, who moves back home with his mother and stepfather and agrees to help a friend rebuild his mishandled T-shirt business.

The cast also includes Cindy Pinzon, Lawrence University friends Andrew Rozanski and Michael Kennedy, and Milwaukee stage veterans Deborah Clifton and John Kishline.

"Oconomowoc," which premiered in New York City and Los Angeles this past weekend, is showing Thursday at 7:20 p.m. at the Downer Theatre; April 29 at 7 p.m. at Marcus Majestic Cinema, Brookfield; April 30 at 7 p.m. at Marcus Hillside Cinema, Delafield; and May 3 at midnight at Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, Wauwatosa. Gillies will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A after the Downer screening.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
April 21, 2013
Headline: Editorial: Thumbs Up and Down
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130421/APC0602/304200390/Editorial-Thumbs-Up-Down
Excerpt: ...To Lawrence University’s plans for renovating its Banta Bowl.

The Appleton school announced that it has begun efforts to raise $5 million for the project, which will give the 48-year-old stadium a major facelift. And we’re encouraged by Lawrence’s plans for another building that will house an ice arena and student fitness center.

LU isn’t just investing in its own campus with the projects. It’s investing in our community and strengthening its ties to it. For that, we’re excited and grateful.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 20, 2013
Headline: International Cabaret at Lawrence
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/good_day_wi/international-cabaret-at-lawrence
Excerpt: The 37th Annual Lawrence University International Cabaret will be this weekend in Appleton!

This year's theme is: "Uncover Secrets of the World".

Organizers say more than 120 students representing nearly 40 countries will showcase traditional dances and music of their homelands.

The Cabaret will feature a dozen acts.

The event will be today and tomorrow.  It will be held inside the Stansbury Theatre, Lawrence Music-Drama Center.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
April 17, 2013
Headline: Cabaret danzas at LU this weekend
Byline: Kara Patterson
Link: http://post.cr/11BRNSV
Excerpt: Earlier this academic year, Lawrence University freshman Zabdiel Ek Vazquez formed an Aztec dance group on the Appleton campus.

“I’m part of an Aztec dance group at home,” said Ek Vazquez, 18, of St. Paul, Minn., who originally is from Veracruz, Mexico. “It’s like teaching culture... but it’s more gaining legitimacy of the culture. I just wanted to introduce it at Lawrence.”
During the 37th annual Lawrence International Cabaret, a series of cultural arts performances by Lawrence students, Ek Vazquez and two other dancers from the Lawrence group Danza Mexica will perform a warrior danza, or dance, with the name loosely translated as “White Eagle” in English.
“It’s a very difficult dance... the rhythm of it also is just very intense,” said Ek Vazquez, who is of Mayan heritage on his father’s side. “...The entire dance is very active and you have to keep up your energy and be graceful at the same time. It’s very enjoyable for the audience. It’s like when you see a singer sing something and you hold your breath along with them.”
Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Stansbury Theatre in the Music-Drama Center at Lawrence. Following Sunday’s performance, a buffet-style international dinner takes place in the Warch Campus Center’s Somerset and Pusey rooms.

 

WFRV-TV (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 16, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University plans Banta Bowl expansion
Byline: Jennifer Schneider
Link: http://wearegreenbay.com/1fulltext-news?nxd_id=190982
Excerpt: Lawrence University in Appleton is planning to upgrade the Banta Bowl.

The project is estimated to cost $5 million and efforts are underway to raise money to support it.

Improvements include, replacing natural grass with field turf, a wider playing surface for soccer games, a new entrance, two new buildings, a gym and an indoor ice arena.

 

The Times Record (Brunswick, Maine)
April 16, 2013
Headline: College observes Asian studies mark
Link: http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-04-16/Community/College_observes_Asian_studies_mark.html
Excerpt: As part of the recognition of 25 years of its Asian studies program, Bowdoin College is presenting “Unveil the Mysterious: Tibet Through a Candid Lens,” with Kuo-ming Sung, 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at the Visual Arts Center on campus. A distinguished linguist and photographer, Sung leads the department of Chinese and Japanese at Lawrence University.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
April 12, 2013
Headline: Pat Metheny to headline LU's 2013-14 arts series
Link: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20130414/APC04/304140145/Pat-Metheny-headline-LU-s-2013-14-arts-series
Excerpt: Jazz guitar icon Pat Metheny and the classical vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire are among the celebrated musicians who will perform on Lawrence University’s 2013-14 Performing Arts Series.

Season subscriptions for both the Artist and Jazz Series or a “Favorite 4” package are now available, with discounts available to senior citizens and students. Single-concert tickets go on sale Sept. 18. For more information, contact the Lawrence Box Office, 920-832-6749.

Metheny will perform at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel March 15, 2014, for a Jazz Series concert. Winner of 20 Grammy awards in 12 different categories, Metheny’s musicianship is legendary. He will be joined by Unity Group, which features four all-star musicians in their own right: saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and pianist Giulio Carmassi.

Seraphic Fire, featuring some of the country’s most talented vocalists, will perform April 18, 2014, on the Artist Series. The 11-member ensemble features a diverse repertoire of choral works, ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works. They received 2012 Grammy Award nominations for a recording of Brahms’ “A German Requiem,” which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Classical charts, and a Christmas album that debuted in the top 10 on iTunes’ classical chart. Joining Seraphic Fire will be the all-male Spektral Quartet, which blurs the lines between old and new music, pairing Beethoven and Mozart with Phillip Glass and Elliott Carter.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 12, 2013
Headline: Perspective on North Korea's threats
Byline: Alex Ronallo
Link: http://bit.ly/ZuVtCN
Excerpt: After weeks of threats from North Korea.  Secretary of State, John Kerry gave a warning of his own to the communist nation.  He said the United States is ready to defend itself and its allies.

...So how serious are these threats?  Should we be worried here in the United States?

Hyung-Ju Suh is a student at Lawrence University.  He is originally from a town outside Seoul, South Korea.

So the latest threats from North Korea are a concern.

"I am worried about the situation because my family, all my family, is still living very close to North Korea," said Suh.

Seoul is about 35 miles from the North Korean border.

Suh told FOX 11 despite his worries, he talks to his family often and says the feelings are different on the Korean Peninsula.

"Attitude is very calm even in the midst of all these threats because they've been through many crises before in the past with all the North Korean threats," explained Suh.

Lawrence East Asian Studies instructor Matty Wegehaupt told us this is because it's unlikely North Korea's threats will amount to much. He said the country's nuclear capabilities are debatable and the country has too much to lose by attacking the U.S. or its allies.

"North Korea knows full-well if that one missile were to detonate within the United States, that would be the end of North Korea," explained Wegehaupt.

Wegehaupt told us it's important to note, this is not all North Korea's fault.

"The threats and provocations are coming from both sides," said Wegehaupt.

According to Wegehaupt, for example, Pyongyang sees U.S. training missions off the North Korean coast as a threat.  He said , in fact, leader Kim Jong-Un's threats are a backward way of opening up talks with the U.S, while still looking strong.

"If you look through the past and their dialogue, they want normalization with the United States, but they wanna maintain their sovereignty," explained Wegehaupt.

Suh continued that thought.  He said he sees the threats as a way North Korea can ask for help.

"Trying to squeeze the aid out of as many countries as possible in the world, but once they do get they help they kind of subside down," explained Suh.

Wegehaupt told us Americans should also remember is that North Korea was all but destroyed in the Korean War.  He said that still plays a role in the conflict today.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 12, 2013
Headline: Lawrence planning Banta Bowl overhaul
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/sports/college/lawrence-planning-banta-bowl-overhaul
Excerpt: Lawrence University has started fundraising for a $5 million overhaul of its football stadium, the Banta Bowl.

The stadium, which was built in the 1960s, will be renovated to also accommodate the college's soccer teams, according to the story in the school's magazine, Lawrence Today.

A start date for the project has not been set, but it would likely begin immediately after a football season to be completed in time for the following season, according to Joe Vanden Acker, sports information director.

Appleton West High School also plays its home football games at the Banta Bowl.

 

Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.)
April 12, 2013
Headline: Lawrence University plans $5 million in upgrades for Banta Bowl
Byline: Mike Woods
Link: http://post.cr/15ie2l4
Excerpt: Lawrence University President Jill Beck and the board of trustees have approved plans to give the 48-year-old Banta Bowl a significant facelift.

Efforts are underway to raise $5 million to refurbish the Banta Bowl, the first of a multi-phase project to upgrade athletic facilities on campus.

Plans call for the installation of field turf to replace the natural grass surface, a wider playing surface to allow for soccer games, a new entrance, patio area and two new buildings.

“The programming of both buildings are not set in stone,’’ said Lawrence athletic director Mike Szkodzinski. “New locker rooms, home and away, are essential. A new concession stand, restrooms and ticket booth are all being discussed. It’s a matter of solidifying those details as we get further in the process.’’

While the benefits to the football and soccer teams are clear, Szkodzinski said plans are to use the facility for other events to build an “invisible bridge’’ between the university and community.

This story also appeared on BizTimes.com (Milwaukee, Wis.)

 

EverydayHealth.com
April 10, 2013
Headline: Finding Therapy for Your Depressed Teen
Byline: Madeline Vann
Link: http://chronicle.com/article/First-Year-Earnings-Depend/141317/
Excerpt: Teens come home, drop their stuff, and go into their rooms. The slam of the bedroom door is the last you hear until they later appear, looking dour, at the dinner table. After a while, parents wonder whether there's more going on than just a moody teen going through a relatively normal stage. Could you have a depressed teen who needs help to deal with some teenage angst and inner demons?

“If you’re trying to figure out if a teen is depressed, the thing to look for is a change of behavior or mood," says Lori Hilt, PhD, editor of the Handbook of Depression in Adolescents and an assistant professor in the psychology department at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. "Depression is a change of normal functioning. It’s important that it’s a change in typical behavior." However, she emphasizes that depression looks different in different people. Your decision to seek help might come down to a combination of gut instinct and an observation that whatever is going on with your teen is affecting his or her life to the extent that schoolwork, relationships, and even self-care are suffering.

...“I think it’s important to point out to parents that you want to find somebody who is a good fit for your child and your family,” says Hilt, adding that while the degrees that therapists have can explain their training, a certain degree isn’t enough of a reason to select a particular therapist for your teen. Hilt strongly recommends finding a therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
April 9, 2013
Headline: 2 Lawrence University students honored with national scholarships
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/2-lawrence-university-students-honored-with-national-scholarships
Excerpt: Two Lawrence University students have received national scholarships, the school announced this week.

Mary Kate Smith, a senior at Lawrence, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship. Smith will spend the 2013-14 school year as a teaching assistant at either a middle or high school at an as yet undetermined city in Germany. Smith is triple majoring in German, violin performance and music education.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s main international educational exchange program.

Chelsea Johnson, a junior at Lawrence, has been named one of 50 national recipients of a $5,000 Udall Scholarship. Johnson is majoring in environmental studies and English. She has also served as president of Greenfire, the campus student environmental organization and is also the current student liaison to the campus' Green Roots committee. She co-founded the Magpie, a once-a-term, student-run thrift store that collects used clothing and books for resale, with the proceeds used to support various national and international environmental groups.

Sponsored by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, the scholarships are awarded to students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.

 

TC Palm (Treasure Coast, Fla.)
April 8, 2013
Headline: Chamber Concert to feature Mozart and Beethoven at VBHS
Byline: Crystal Corrigan
Link: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/apr/08/chamber-concert-to-feature-mozart-and-beethoven-at/
Excerpt: The Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, now in its fifth season, will perform a concert on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street.

Musical selections performed will include Mozart’s Impressario Overture and Haydn’s Cello Concerto #2 in D featuring Joe Loehnis. There will be a brief intermission and then the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony 8 directed by Page Howell.

Joe Loehnis started playing cello at age eight, attended Lawrence University in Appleton, and graduated in 2006 with a degree in music. He played cello with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2006. In 2002, he won the Green Bay Civic Symphony concerto competition, playing the Saints-Saens cello concerto.

Loehnis was principal cellist of the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra from 2010-2011. He has been teaching cello privately since 2010, and continues to teach several of his Florida students using Skype on the Internet.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Please visit www.verobeachchamberorchestra.com for more information.

 

MLive.com (Mich.)
April 5, 2013
Headline: Former Nouvel CC standout Ashley (Matuzak) Wellman named Lawrence University coach
Byline: Hugh Bernreuter
Link: http://www.mlive.com/sports/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/04/former_nouvel_cc_standout_ashl.html
Excerpt: Former Nouvel Catholic Central standout Ashley (Matuzak) Wellman was named the new women's basketball coach for Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

Wellman has worked as the Alma College assistant women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator since 2008.

Wellman played at Alma College, graduating in 2008 with a degree in business administration and served as the interim head coach in 2009 after Charlie Goffnett retired. She will earn a master's degree in sport administration from Central Michigan University in May.

During her Alma College career, Wellman earned all-conference honors for three years: first team in 2007, second team in 2008 and honorable mention in 2006.

Wellman finished in the top 10 in eight different statistical categories at Alma and ended her career with more than 1,100 points and more than 500 rebounds.

Wellman helped lead Nouvel to the state championship game in 2003, losing to Detroit Country Day in the state final. She also was on two Nouvel CC teams that reached the state quarterfinals.

 

CNN.com
April 5, 2013
Headline: 'Mad Men' and the other 1960s
Byline: Todd Leopold
Link: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/showbiz/tv/mad-men-season-premiere-1960s/index.html?iref=storysearch
Excerpt: In the two-hour season premiere of "Mad Men," there is an incidental character, an old woman, who is probably pushing 90. Her clothes are proper, if drab, and her demeanor suggests someone to the manner born.

She seems like the type of person who has spent her life in privileged drawing rooms above Park Avenue, her feet never touching the dirty streets of New York as the 20th century went by. Indeed, she's lived through so much in the 1960s alone: communications breakthroughs, space flight, social movements. And yet, it appears the decade hasn't affected her at all.

...But, essentially, the messy '60s have been lived by someone else.

And why not? The "Mad Men" are in advertising. Their lives are about new-and-improved consumer products, tropical getaways and the wonders of better living through chemistry -- not hippies, war and drugs. Their '60s are not the '60s we've come to know, says Jerald Podair, a history professor at Wisconsin's Lawrence University.

"You can't understand the 1960s if you only focus on hippies," he says. "That's obviously a part of the 1960s but not the full 1960s." After all, he points out, most people of the time went to work and lived their lives -- and weren't attired in tie-dye and love beads.

One of the smart moves of the show, he adds, is that the "Mad Men" characters don't have to be immersed in the times. They just have to be keen observers.

"Don Draper doesn't necessarily have to become a hippie himself to sell being a hippie, or sell an America that is changing in ways he's trying to understand," he says. "He can be of it, but not necessarily in it."

...Take the April 12, 1968, issue of Life magazine, the publication that Podair, the history professor, describes as reflecting "what America was really about."

"Week of shock," blared the cover line over a photograph of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who had just been killed. Inside: Articles on MLK's death, Lyndon Johnson's March 31 speech announcing he was not running for president, Democratic challengers Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy and a piece on the Doors, "the kings of acid rock."

But also: ads for Zenith televisions, Firestone tires, Ritz crackers, Hunt's ketchup, the Big Three automakers and "the friendly world of Hilton," all the sunny, capitalistic wonders of life.

This is the world of surfaces, the one most people take refuge in.

"('Mad Men') shows us that American capitalism rolls on regardless of the era that it is in," Podair says. "It will try to sell that culture and commodify that culture. That's what the Mad Men are doing."

...John Slattery, who plays the wisecracking agency head Roger Sterling, says his character -- who ended last season nakedly enjoying an LSD trip -- could reassess his whole life.

"I think at this semi-late date in his career he's trying to shake it up and find something to be interested in," he says. "That's really all you can ask -- surprisingly I think he's the character that appears to be most open to that."

But Podair doubts the group is suddenly going to bolt the establishment.

"In the back of many fans' minds (there's the thought that) this is the year, this is the season we're going to see them become complete hippies. It's not going to happen," he says. "Weiner's too smart for that. He wants to show that this other '60s -- this corporate '60s -- adjusted to the new 1960s and ended up selling the new 1960s."

...But maybe "Mad Men's" characters will still muddle through, mildly oblivious to the deeper currents of the age. In that, they wouldn't be so different from the old woman -- or the rest of us.

Podair mentions a student he once had, another old woman, who took a course about the decade. He guesses she was born around 1930, and nothing he showed the class -- including movies such as "Easy Rider" and documentaries about '60s movements -- seemed to reach her.

Finally, Podair grew upset at her indifference.

"What were you doing during the 1960s?" he asked tartly.

"Raising my children," she responded.

This story also appeared on CapitalBay.com.

 

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Ill.)
March 29, 2013
Headline: When Dream U. says no
Byline: Bonnie Miller Rubin
Link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-29/news/ct-met-college-rejection-20130329_1_8-percent-applicants-13-percent
Excerpt: Last year at this time, Kendall Livingston felt like a failure. The Fenwick High School senior applied to seven colleges and, despite her stellar academic record and test scores, didn't get accepted at any of them.

Suddenly, her carefully orchestrated future imploded. Livingston had no idea what to do next and considered taking the year off. Instead, at the urging of her counselor, Livingston hastily applied to a small liberal arts institution that she never heard of before — in Scotland, no less — and today she is thriving.

...Fanny Lau, who graduated from Northside in 2010, ignored that advice, she said. "I was so blinded by prestige that I refused to even consider schools that my parents never heard of."

Ultimately, she was turned down by 10 schools. And in the digital age, the denials get magnified, with jubilant peers posting their good news, along with photos of themselves wearing Dream U. gear.

"When I received my final rejection letter, I broke down during dinner," Lau said. "I thought that there was something wrong with me."

She regrouped and applied to Tassoni's alma mater, Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. She was still wary when she stepped on campus three months later. "I fell in love and never looked back," the anthropology major said.

Her brother, who is just starting his college search, has been the beneficiary of her setbacks. "My parents are far more open. ... I transformed their idea about what is a good school. Know that you are going to college for you, not your family."

This story also appeared in The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.), the Island Packet (Hilton Head, SC), the Herald Online (Rock Hill, SC), the Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.), Bradenton Herald (Bradenton, Fla.), the News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.), The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.), the Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), the Monterey County Herald (Monterey, Cal.), the Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), The Daily News (Longview, Wash.), The Blade (Toledo, Ohio), and the Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC).
 

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
March 29, 2013
Headline:  Lawrence professor wins national leadership fellowship
Byline: Karen Herzog
Link:  http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/200511411.html
Excerpt:  A Lawrence University professor has been selected for the American Council on Education's Fellows Program, considered a premier launching pad to administrative appointments in higher education.

Associate Professor of History Peter Blitstein (BLIT-steen) was one of 50 fellows chosen from across the country, and the only one from Wisconsin, for the higher education leadership development program. Fellows are nominated by college and university presidents.

During the 2013-'14 academic year fellowship, Blitstein will focus on how private liberal arts colleges can effectively, inclusively and efficiently conduct strategic planning, according to a news release from the university. He will spend the year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a still-to-be-determined host institution.

Blitstein, a scholar of the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, joined the Lawrence faculty in 2001.

 

WLUK-TV Fox 11 (Green Bay, Wis.)
March 28, 2013
Headline: Lawrence professor named ACE fellow
Link: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/lawrence-university-professor-peter-blitstein-named-ace-fellow
Excerpt: A Lawrence University professor has been named to a higher education leadership development program.

The university says associate professor of history Peter Blitstein was one of 50 people national selected as an American Council on Education fellow for 2013-14. Fellows are chosen from nominations by college and university presidents across the country. Blitstein was the only fellow selected from Wisconsin.

According to Lawrence, Blitstein will focus on how private liberal arts colleges can effectively, inclusively and efficiently conduct strategic planning. He will spend the 2013-14 academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers on that issue at a still-to-be-determined host institution.

Blitstein, who studies the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, joined the Lawrence faculty in 2001.

 

Wisconsin Public Radio
March 25, 2013
Headline: Wisconsin Life - Lawrence Trivia
Link: http://wilife.tumblr.com/post/46243380751/lawrence-trivia-since-1966-lawrence-university
Excerpt: Since 1966, Lawrence University has hosted the Great Midwest Trivia Contest – 50 consecutive hours of trivia played in teams. Greg Griffin and his daughter Marianne have played trivia for more than 20 years.

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