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News Digest
January 23, 2006

2005-2006 is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!


Welcome back and best wishes for Spring semester. News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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Campus News
Sixty-seven outstanding high school seniors from throughout Northern New York State and Southeastern Canada have been named Augsbury/North Country Scholars by St. Lawrence University. Read more
The planning committee for the Canton-St. Lawrence University Race Weekend has announced a naming sponsor for its half-marathon event; to be called the St. Lawrence County Dunkin' Donuts Half-Marathon.
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The organizers of the Third Annual Canton-St. Lawrence University Race Weekend, to be held May 6, 2006, are holding a logo-design contest, with a prize of $100. Read more
The University Chorus is accepting new members for the spring semester. In celebration of the University's Sesquicentennial, performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan review is planned. Read more
Campus Events
Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed on January 16, St. Lawrence University will hold a service to mark the holiday on Monday, January 23, the first day of classes in the spring 2006 semester. The service will be in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus, beginning at 5 p.m. and feature two speakers: the Reverend Joan Brown Campbell, who received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence in 2005, and the Reverend David Blanchard'80, nationally respected Unitarian-Universalist minister and activist. Read more
St. Lawrence University's Amnesty International chapter will hold a benefit concert called "AIDSaid" on Friday, February 3, from 5 p.m. to midnight in the Winston Room of the Student Center. There is no fee for admission, but donations are welcome, with 75 percent of the proceeds going to the AIDS Resource Center of Northern New York and 25 percent to the South Africa Ubuntu Project. Read more
A workshop on identifying and reporting child abuse and maltreatment will be held at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, March 28, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. in Atwood Hall, Room 31.Read more
Faculty News
St. Lawrence University athletic trainer Ron Waske '69 the former trainer of the New York Islanders, will be inducted into the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Association Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers Hall of Fame in June. He's helped St. Lawrence athletes since returning to his alma mater in 1984. Read more
St. Lawrence in the News
The anti-American rhetoric that has defined much of the debate as Canada prepares to elect a new government may have been a surprise to Americans, but an expert at St. Lawrence University says that in Canada, anti-Americanism is "just good politics." Read Prof. Robert Thacker's essay, released nationally

Sesquicentennial News: Two Surveys:
The May issue of St. Lawrence, the University's quarterly magazine, will have two feature articles that you, the readers, can help shape! We want to know your views on these two topics:

Alumni and students: We often and very appropriately recognize outstanding faculty mentors, but less often pause to honor those administrators and staff who also play an important role in your lives. Who are, or have been, the most influential non-faculty mentors?
Students, faculty, staff and alumni: What's the best of (almost) everything at St. Lawrence? This is an unscientific poll of your views on the the great courses, the best food, the wonderful places, and the honored traditions at St. Lawrence.

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