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Kristin McKie, assistant professor of government and African studies
Kristin McKie, assistant professor of government and African studies, participated in a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on May 19.
Class taught outside in front of Gunnison Memorial Chapel
St. Lawrence University has exceeded its enrollment targets for the incoming Class of 2021 this fall, which helped to bolster its stable bond rating with Standard & Poor’s.
St. Lawrence University sign
Sarah E. Johnson ’82 and her parents, Charles and Ann Johnson, have committed an unrestricted gift to the University of $25 million.
Graduates throwing hats into the air
The Class of 2017 shared their St. Lawrence University experiences in just one sentence.
Sykes Residence Hall
Commencement and retirements, the Laurentian alumni network and humanitarianism help to round out the top-10 most popular news stories of the Spring 2017 semester.
Names of news outlets that featured St. Lawrence University faculty experts
St. Lawrence University faculty made their mark with regional, national and international news media during the 2016-2017 academic year, writing opinion pieces and serving as experts in their field.
Springtime on campus
Forty-four students from across Northern New York will enroll in the Class of 2021 at St. Lawrence University as part of the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship program.
Michael R. Greenwald, associate professor of religious studies
Michael R. Greenwald, associate professor of religious studies, will deliver the Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries’ Pre-Commencement Lecture at 1:30 p.m. on May 20 in Griffiths 123.
Martha MacCallum Gregory ’86, Sue Katzen ’86, James B. Brush ’77, P’08, and Mary Jo Faucher Hunt ’76, P’04
Alumni Citations will be awarded to Martha MacCallum Gregory ’86, Sue Katzen ’86 and former business executive James B. Brush ’77, P’08 while Mary Jo Faucher Hunt ’76, P’04 will receive the Sol Feinstone Award.
Managing Editors Sydney Fallone '17 and Caroline Seelen '17 with Editor-In-Chief Olivia White '17
St. Lawrence University’s student-run newspaper, The Hill News, has won two New York Press Association (NYPA) awards in its 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.
Student congratulated at Commencement
St. Lawrence University was again selected as one of 50 schools included in The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures."
Geovania Guterres Ornai ’19 and Margaret Urquhart ’19
Three St. Lawrence University students have been awarded funding to carry out their Davis UWC Projects for Peace.
St. Lawrence University announced the Spring 2017 Innovation Grant award recipients.


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 29.
Michael Schuckers, Rutherford professor of statistics
St. Lawrence University, in conjunction with Carleton University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, will co-host the third-annual Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference at Carleton University on May 6.
Deborah Markley
St. Lawrence University will host the 15th-Annual North Country Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the Eben Holden Conference Center.
Michael Lengieza explains his research during the 2017 Festival of Science and the Festival of Scholarship and Creativity
St. Lawrence University celebrated the Festival of Science and the Festival of Scholarship and Creativity together on Friday, April 28, across campus.
Sculpture by Samantha Ormsby '17
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will feature three exhibitions of student art and art selections from April 28 to June 3.
Clockwise from top left: Susan M. Collins, Jane (Breckenridge) Eisner, Caroline Welsh and Richard Guarasci
St. Lawrence University's Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.
A photo of the Kings Falls dam from where SLU gets its renewable hydropower.
St. Lawrence University has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership for its use of renewable, zero-emissions electricity.
Retirees: Front, left to right: Sandy Demarest, Patty Ashlaw. Back, left to right: James Wallace, Michael Greenwald, Sid Sonderg
St. Lawrence University recognized retirements and celebrated employee anniversaries at a ceremony held Wednesday, April 19, in Sykes Common Room. President William L. Fox ’75 and Lynn Smith Fox recognized those retiring and employees celebrating 25 years of service.
Clark Chilson
With support from the Harold H. Niles Memorial Fund, St. Lawrence University will host Clark Chilson as guest speaker for the Niles Lecture on Religion and Science at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in Sykes Common Room.
Left to right: Emily Pomainville, Ashton Keith, Brendan Raville, RJ Pearsall and Josh Oshiro
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Math, Computer Science and Statistics and Pi Mu Epsilon honorary hosted of the Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest for area high schools on April 5.
Dance concert Spring 2017 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Performance and Communication Arts will feature its spring Dance Concert at 8 p.m. from April 27 to 29 in Gulick Theatre.
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history
The Project on Middle East Democracy, POMED, published a report by Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and nonresident senior fellow with POMED, titled “Erdogan As Autocrat: A Very Turkish Tragedy.”