University News



J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” written by J. Kimball Gannon '24, pays royalties to St. Lawrence University every time it is played commercially.
Winter campus 2014
"Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" has once again included St. Lawrence University in its top 100 list of Best Values in Private Colleges.
Charlie Taggart '15 interned at two different banks in China during the summer of 2014 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
Since January 2013, St. Lawrence University students have had the opportunity to intern with companies and nonprofit organizations in China through the Center for International and Intercultural Studies.
Victor Marquez-Barrios, visiting assistant professor and composer of music
Two originally scored pieces currently being written by a St. Lawrence University visiting professor of music will be performed live for the first time, one at an art exhibition in Chicago and the other at a music conference in France.
Hayley Humiston '16 pictured with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Hayley Humiston ’16, who interned this summer at U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, is now taking part in St. Lawrence University’s study abroad program at The Washington Center.
Melissa Farmer Richards
President William L. Fox has named Melissa Farmer Richards vice president for University Communications. She will begin her duties at St. Lawrence on Jan. 28, 2015.
Kirk and Anne Douglas pictured with President William L. and Lynn Fox.
St. Lawrence University's new residence hall, which opened for the Fall 2014 semester, will be named after Kirk Douglas '39. A dedication ceremony for Kirk Douglas Hall will take place at a future date.
Adam Hinds
St. Lawrence University’s political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, will host Adam Hinds who will discuss ISIS at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Sykes Formal Lounge.
Ana Y. Estevez, associate professor of biology and psychology, Quinn Self ’15 and Sierra Miller ’16
Ana Y. Estevez, associate professor of biology and psychology, Quinn Self ’15 and Sierra Miller ’16 recently attended and presented their research at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine’s annual meeting
Elizabeth Paris, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Elizabeth Paris, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s International Collaborative Research Grant.
St. Lawrence University announced the Fall 2014 Innovation Grant award recipients.


Eight faculty members have been selected for St. Lawrence University's first cohort of Digital Initiatives Faculty Fellowships, a program designed to advance the use of digital tools and approaches in classroom settings.
Laurentian Singers
St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will perform their annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Dance concert Fall 2014 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
St. Lawrence University will feature its Fall 2014 dance concert “Dancing on the Edge” at 8 p.m. on both Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6.
St. Lawrence University’s String Orchestra of Northern New York will present a special fall concert, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall located in the Griffiths Arts Center.
St. Lawrence University’s Noon in the Chapel concert series will continue its 2014-15 season with “Music for Christmas,” featuring familiar — and unfamiliar — carols of the season.
The Beehive Design Collective, a nonprofit arts and activism organization, will present “Mesoamérica Resiste” in an interactive workshop at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, in the blackbox theater.
Anthony Clemente '82 with Tonisha Kerr '15 and Nicholas Chretien '15. (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
More than 96 percent of recent St. Lawrence University graduates were either employed or attending graduate school less than one year after graduation, according to a Career Services survey.
Members Greenhouse theme cottage eat with the main lights out in order to conserve electricity during the Negawatt Challenge
St. Lawrence University students are once again competing in the New York Six Negawatt Challenge to see which school can reduce energy consumption in its residence halls the most.
Former Congresswoman Constance Morella (The Washington Post)
St. Lawrence University’s Contemporary Issues Forum will host former U.S. Congresswoman and ambassador to the OECD Constance Morella from Monday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 5.
Akropolis Reed Quintet
The Akropolis Reed Quintet will hold a free performance for the public at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Kazuaki Tanahashi artwork
St. Lawrence University’s Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will host Zen teacher, artist, and scholar Kazuaki Tanahashi, who will present a a lecture on Nov. 17 and a Zen workshop on Nov. 18.
St. Lawrence’s University Chorus will perform its fall concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Gouverneur High School and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Gerry Ross '78
Gerry Ross ’78 will deliver the Department of Geology's Susan Caroline Ferguson Lecture on at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, in Eben Holden.
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Economics will host Sean Mulholland at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Griffiths 123 as part of its Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy.