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Lawrence University
Motto Light More Light!
Veritas est lux
(Truth is Light.)
Established 1847
Type Private
Endowment $200.4 million
President Jill Beck
Staff 132 faculty
Students 1,420 undergraduates
Location Appleton, Wisconsin,, USA
Campus Urban, 84 acres (340,000 m²) main campus, 425 acres (1.7 km²) Björklunden
Athletics 23 varsity sports teams
Mascot Viking
Website www.lawrence.edu

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a private undergraduate college founded in 1847. The first classes were held on November 12, 1849. Lawrence was the sixth college in the United States to be founded coeducational. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Jill Beck Jill Beck (born 1949) is an American dancer, scholar, administrator and educator. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... DOT sign on WIS 125 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Hearthstone Historic House Museum Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking west at Downtown Appleton Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Björklunden (in full: Björklunden Vid Sjön, Norwegian for birch forest by the water) is the northern campus of Lawrence University. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... The term Viking commonly denotes the ship-borne explorers, traders, and warriors of the Norsemen who originated in Scandinavia and raided the coasts of the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... DOT sign on WIS 125 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Hearthstone Historic House Museum Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking west at Downtown Appleton Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ...


Lawrence University has a 425-acre northern campus, Björklunden, in Door County, Wisconsin. Björklunden serves as a site for retreats, seminars, concerts, and theatrical performances. Donald and Winifred Boynton of Highland Park, Illinois, donated the property to Lawrence in 1963. Björklunden (in full: Björklunden Vid Sjön, Norwegian for birch forest by the water) is the northern campus of Lawrence University. ... Door County, Wisconsin from the 1895 U.S. Atlas Door County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Highland Park is a city in the Morraine township of Lake County, Illinois, United States. ...


Although the names are similar, Lawrence University is not related to Sarah Lawrence College or St. Lawrence University. Nor should it be confused with the University of Kansas, located in Lawrence, Kansas, though the university and the city take their name from the same person, Amos Adams Lawrence. Sarah Lawrence College is a highly selective, private, coeducational liberal arts college located in metropolitan New York City. ... St. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, 41 miles (66 km) west by south of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kaw and Wakarusa Rivers. ... Amos Adams Lawrence was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1814, the son of famed philanthropist Amos Lawrence. ...


Lawrence University is known by many for the Great Midwest Trivia Contest broadcast every January over the college radio station WLFM. The Great Midwest Trivia Contest, sometimes known simply as the Midwest Trivia Contest, is broadcast over Lawrence Universitys radio station, WLFM (91. ... WLFM is an FM radio station owned and operated by Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. ...

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History

Lawrence's first president, William Harkness Sampson founded the school with Henry R. Colman, using $10,000 provided by famed philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence, and matched by the Methodist church. Both founders were ordained Methodist ministers, although Lawrence was Episcopalian. Originally the school was named Lawrence Institute, documented in its 1847 charter from the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature. Someone who practices Philanthropy. ... Amos Adams Lawrence was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1814, the son of famed philanthropist Amos Lawrence. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ...


Lawrence's first period of major growth came during the tenure of alumnus Samuel G. Plantz as president. From 1894 until 1924, Plantz presided over the school and led its student body to grow from 200 to 800. Look up Alumnus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Samuel G. Plantz (1859–1924) was a Methodist minister and seventh president of Lawrence University. ...


From 1913 until 1964, the school was named Lawrence College, to emphasize its small size and liberal arts education focus. The name was changed back to Lawrence University when it joined with Milwaukee-Downer College, symbolizing the two schools united as one. Initially, the university designated two entities: Lawrence College for Men and Downer College for Women. This separation has not lasted in any material form, though degrees are still conferred "on the recommendation of the Faculty of Lawrence and Downer Colleges" and the university by-laws still make the distinction. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Milwaukee-Downer College was a womens college (and, for some of its history, a girls high school) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


The Lawrence Conservatory of Music, affectionately referred to as "the Con," was founded in 1894. The university confers a Bachelor of Music degree and also offers a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in addition to the music degree. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


Lawrence University is distinguished by originating the idea of freshman studies. Freshman Studies at Lawrence is a mandatory two trimester class that panoptically exposes students to notable literature from many fields. President Nathan M. Pusey is credited with initiating the program in 1945, although Professor Waples chaired the Freshman Studies Committee and was responsible for actually getting the program off the ground. The program has continued to this today, despite being suspended in 1974, and has been adapted by many liberal arts colleges. Freshman studies is a required course at many liberal arts colleges in the United States. ... Nathan Marsh Pusey (4 April 1907–14 November 2001) was a prominent American educator. ...


Milwaukee-Downer

The traditions and heritage of Milwaukee-Downer are woven into the Appleton campus, from the grove of hawthorn trees (called Hawthornden) between Brokaw and Colman halls, to the sundial on the back of Main Hall, to the bestowing upon each class year a class color and banner. Milwaukee-Downer alumnae are generous both financially and spiritually to Lawrence University, attending yearly reunions and other events there, and contributing to the school's endowment. The State of Wisconsin purchased the Milwaukee-Downer property and buildings to expand the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system. ... Species See text Crataegus (Hawthorn) is a large genus of in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. ... Wall sundial Wall sundial in Warsaws Old Town A sundial measures time by the position of the sun. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Ranking and reputation

The cupola on Main Hall at Lawrence University is a major Appleton landmark.
The cupola on Main Hall at Lawrence University is a major Appleton landmark.

Lawrence University is regarded as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the midwest and in the United States. It has consistently ranked favorably on the U.S. News and World Report Rankings and is this year ranked #53, tied with Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The college is known for its small classes and the emphasis on undergraduate education--Lawrence's is the only music conservatory devoted solely to the education of undergraduates. Image File history File links Lawrence. ... Image File history File links Lawrence. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Reed College is a liberal arts college with 1350 students as of the autumn of 2005 (45% men and 55% women), located in Portland, Oregon in the Eastmoreland neighborhood. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ...


Lawrence is also regarded as a "Best Value" by the Princeton Review; other sources also point out the college's value when compared to other colleges of its kind. Tuition and room and board fees at Lawrence are far lower than at comparable schools (the comprehensive fee is $34,362, which is not much more than tuition alone at many similar schools). Also, the school has a strong financial aid program: it is one of the few colleges in America having need-blind admissions, and the college awards both need and merit-based financial aid to over 80% of its students. Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


The College is less selective than most institutions of its kind, admitting over 60% of its applicants. Thus, it is included in Loren Pope's, Colleges that Change Lives, a book highlighting schools that are comparable to the most selective colleges in the country in quality, but far less selective. Whitman College, Reed College, Beloit College, St. John's College and Clark University are just a few of the others included. Loren Pope is a nationally renown college advisor with several national publicatons on colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article is about the college in Washington state. ... Reed College is a liberal arts college with 1350 students as of the autumn of 2005 (45% men and 55% women), located in Portland, Oregon in the Eastmoreland neighborhood. ... Beloit College Beloit College is a liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin and a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. ... There are a number of colleges with the name St. ... Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States, is a private teaching and research institution founded in 1887 by the industrialist Jonas Clark. ...


Academics

Mudd Library. The library contains nearly 400,000 books.
Mudd Library. The library contains nearly 400,000 books.

Unlike most colleges, Lawrence University operates on a trimester calendar. A complete academic year runs from late September to early June. Image File history File links Muddlib. ... Image File history File links Muddlib. ... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ...


The student/faculty ratio at Lawrence is 9:1, much lower than the national average, this allows for small class sizes and individual attention from professors.


Lawrence awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. A double degree is possible and double degree students are common. Lawrence offers a number of cooperative degree programs such as engineering and environmental studies. A double degree, sometimes called a conjoint degree, joint, ordual degree, programme normally involves a student working for two university degrees in parallel. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ...


Lawrence has major programs in most areas of study found at liberal arts colleges in the United States. The school also offers the option of interdisciplinary majors and allows students to create their own majors. All students are required to take Freshman Studies, which introduces students to broad areas of knowledge and provides a common academic experience for the entire school. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ...


The school has an independent study option that allows students to design their own courses. The option allows students to explore academic interests not covered by Lawrence’s classes or to explore topics more deeply. Over 90% of the students take advantage of this option.


Academic integrity is maintained by the college’s honor code. The Honor Code ensures that the focus of students is on learning, not competing with other students. An honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. ...


In 2005, Lawrence University began the Lawrence Fellows Program, selecting initially eight recent Ph.D.s to teach and research at Lawrence for a period of two to three years. The goal is to expand the program to twenty recent Ph.D.s. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Athletics

In 2005/2006, the Lawrence University basketball team had a record of 25-1, and was ranked number one in NCAA Division III for much of the season after starting the season unranked. The team was the only undefeated team in all divisions of college basketball for the last six weeks of the season. Star forward Chris Braier won the Jostens Award as the top player in the country, an award for both playing ability and community service. Coach John Tharp was named Division III Midwest Coach of the Year. Fans jammed the small Alexander Gymnasium and local fire officials were required to limit attendance to the NCAA tournament games held there. The team's managers, lovingly dubbed the "Angels," thrilled the loyal Lawrence fans with their beauty and skills in managing the equipment and training needs of the Vikings.


Student body

Hiett Hall houses 183 students. Lawrence offers housing to all accepted students.
Hiett Hall houses 183 students. Lawrence offers housing to all accepted students.

Lawrence enrolls about 1,400 students. The school's students hail from nearly every U.S. state, though the majority of them are from Wisconsin and other Midwestern states. Image File history File links Hietthall. ... Image File history File links Hietthall. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Midwest States (United States of America, ND to OH) The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ...


The school has a low number of American minority students: over 80% of the students are white. Lawrence does have a significant population of international students compared to its total student body and small size, about 10%. International students are students, usually in early adulthood, who study in foreign schools. ...


Distinguished alumni

The Lawrence campus from the Oneida Skyline Bridge.
The Lawrence campus from the Oneida Skyline Bridge.

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University Presidents

  • 1849-1853 William Harkness Sampson, principal
  • 1853-1859 Edward Cooke, president
  • 1859-1865 Russell Zelotes Mason, president
  • 1865-1879 George McKendree Steele, president
  • 1879-1883 Elias DeWitt Huntley, president
  • 1883-1889 Bradford Paul Raymond, president
  • 1889-1893 Charles Wesley Gallagher, president
  • 1893-1894 L. Wesley Underwood, acting president
  • 1894-1924 Samuel G. Plantz, president
  • 1924-1925 Wilson Samuel Naylor, acting president
  • 1925-1937 Henry Merritt Wriston, president
  • 1937-1943 Thomas Nichols Barrows, president
  • 1943-1944 Ralph Jerome Watts, acting president
  • 1944-1953 Nathan Marsh Pusey, president
  • 1954-1963 Douglas Maitland Knight, president
  • 1963-1969 Curtis William Tarr, president
  • 1969-1979 Thomas S. Smith, president
  • 1979-2004 Richard Warch, president
  • 2004-present Jill Beck, president

Edward Cooke was an American athlete who competed in the mens Pole vault. ... Samuel G. Plantz (1859–1924) was a Methodist minister and seventh president of Lawrence University. ... Henry Merritt Wriston (1889 - 1978) was a U.S. educator and served as president at both Brown University and Lawrence University. ... Nathan Marsh Pusey (4 April 1907–14 November 2001) was a prominent American educator. ... Douglas Knight (June 8, 1921–January 23, 2005) was an American educator, businessman and author. ... Thomas S. Smith (1921-2004), served as the 13th president of Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, from 1969-79. ... Richard Warch is an American professor, ordained minister and academic. ... Jill Beck Jill Beck (born 1949) is an American dancer, scholar, administrator and educator. ...

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