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News Digest
January 30, 2006

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


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
One of the most heated rivalries in all of college sports - between St. Lawrence and Clarkson in hockey, of course - became a team effort that benefited local health-care organizations. A St. Lawrence sorority and a Clarkson fraternity put the rivalry aside and joined forces for a good cause and raised $2,000. Read more
Science Project: On Schedule and On Budget: The Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Hall of Science is on schedule and on budget one-third of the way through the construction process. All steel has been erected, the rooftop penthouses that house air handling equipment are in place ready, the concrete floors are 75% poured.
The building is temporarily sheltered with polyurethene material to preserve heat needed for the pouring of the decks (floors) and other work. The most visible activity will come in the next couple of weeks when the cranes return to hoist the very heavy air handling equipment to the roof. See a collection of new photos taken from external views and inside the site at our Photo Album
Jeana Ganskop '08, of Williamson, NY, recently received the Mildred Frick Taylor Award from the Board of Wayne County Supervisors and Carmen Pascarella, Town of Rose supervisor and chair of the Wayne County History and Education Committee. Ganskop received the award for her written contribution to the Wayne County Historical Archives while serving as an intern volunteer during the summer of 2005.
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Campus Events
A wind quintet of members of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, February 4, at 8 p.m. in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Read more
Two writers who are graduates of St. Lawrence University return to campus to speak and read from their work as part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, and as part of the University's celebration of its sesquicentennial. Tom Chiarella '83 and Dennis McNally '71 are scheduled to speak on Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Read more
Faculty News
Two new books by St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Sociology R. Danielle Egan explore a shadowy topic in the world of "adult entertainment": exotic dance.Read more
The Hamas election victory in Palestine may have caught many Americans off guard, but according to St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Global Studies John Collins, it was not at all surprising. Read more
St. Lawrence in the News
Professor of Canadian Studies Joseph Jockel was quoted in a January 25 story in the Toronto Globe & Mail, on how the outcome of the Canadian election will likely affect U.S.-Canadian relations. Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker was interviewed on the same topic several times, for North Country Public Radio. Read more

Sesquicentennial News: Take Our Two Surveys Today!:
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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