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St. Lawrence University received an extraordinary gift from a loyal Laurentian couple with the purpose of endowing a permanent teaching position in the Department of Government.
Joseph Kling, professor of government
The annual Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries' Commencement lecture will be delivered by Professor of Government Joseph Kling from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.


Students line up for Moving-Up Day ceremonies at St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University continued its traditional Moving-Up Day Academic Awards and the Omicron Delta Kappa “Tapping” ceremonies on Saturday, April 30.
Through the New York 6 Liberal Arts Consortium, several St. Lawrence University students and faculty have been selected as Selected as Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellows for 2016.
Rhythm & Roots Ensemble will present “Singer-Songwriters” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Launders Underground.
Abye Assefa, associate professor of sociology and African studies, pictured on right
Abye Assefa, associate professor of sociology and African studies, participated in a panel discussion on April 25 at the Brookings Institution as part of the Africa Security Initiative.
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York will screen a series of student short films on Heritage Award recipients beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.
The Spring 2016 Innovation Grant award recipients include exploring a new 3D printing center, enhancing student exposure to and skill with activism, creating new spaces for community, and supporting eSports.
 James R. Wallace, associate professor of psychology
A generous gift from a loyal Laurentian will endow a permanent teaching position in psychology by honoring professor James R. Wallace for his 40-year impact on students, children and teachers.
St. Lawrence University's Department of Performance and Communication Arts will perform “Hokum Poke ’em Cabaret,” or the “Decameron Blues,” beginning at 8 p.m. April 27 to 30. Edson R. Miles Black Box Theater.
Improv Lab will perform “A More Perfect Unison” beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in Launders Underground.
The St. Lawrence University String Orchestra will perform “A Tribute to James Horner” at the Russell Theatre at 7:30 on Monday, April 25, and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
St. Lawrence University students studying abroad in Denmark
The online college information site DegreeQuery has listed St. Lawrence University as No. 12 in the country for study abroad participation.
“Milkweed Pods” by Heron Hetzler '16
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will host a graduating student art exhibition from April 29 to June 4, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.
Sandy Ikeda
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series will host Sandy Ikeda at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Hepburn Auditorium.
Fox, King, Stipa, Watson, Johnson, Burdick, Howard, and Taylor
St. Lawrence University recognized retiring faculty and staff and celebrated employee anniversaries during a ceremony held on Tuesday, April 19, in Eben Holden.
best western hotel
The Best Western University Inn, owned by St. Lawrence University, donated 99 rooms worth of furniture and 40 rooms worth of carpeting to local organizations and families after a complete renovation.
The Rev. Shaun Whitehead, associate chaplain
St. Lawrence University’s Associate Chaplain the Rev. Dr. Shaun Whitehead will lead a United Church of Christ (UCC) Clergywomen Leadership Conference in Carefree, Arizona.
Emily Liebelt '16 and Melanie Swick '16
Two St. Lawrence University students presented their research the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Atlanta from April 13 to 16.
(Clockwise from top-left) Congresswoman Katherine Clark ’85, William “Bill” Torrey ’57, John Gaal, and Charles Aquadro ’75.
St. Lawrence University’s Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.
Woman sitting near an organ
St. Lawrence University’s Noon in the Chapel concert series will celebrate spring with Generations in Jazz featuring songs from the Great American Songbook. The performance will begin at 12:15 on Friday, April 22, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
Gaetan Foisy, Matt Ramm and Ethan Marcello
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Math, Computer Science and Statistics hosted the Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest for area high schools on April 6.
Sandra Lim (UMass Lowell)
St. Lawrence University’s Writer’s Series will conclude its 2015-16 season with author Sandra Lim at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Sykes Common Room.
Deborah Markley, co-founder and managing director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
The 14th-Annual North Country Symposium, which will focus on entrepreneurship, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the Eben Holden Conference Center.