February 20, 2006
is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!
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Naomi Shihab Nye will speak and read from recent work in an appearance
at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m. in the
Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St.
Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
trustees donate $3.3 million to St. Lawrence: St. Lawrence University
has announced that it has received a gift of $1.7 million from Trustee
James "Jay" Ireland '77 and Valerie Lanigan Ireland '77,
of New York City, and a gift of $1.6 million from Trustee Michael
W. Clark '81 and Pamela Van Hoven Clark '82, of Darien, Connecticut.
Both are for the University's next comprehensive fund-raising campaign.
Lawrence County students at St. Lawrence University will benefit both
from bonds borrowed to build a state-of-the-art science
center and from a scholarship fund that will be strengthened as
a result of the generosity of the agency that helped the University
borrow the funds. Read
an essay published in the Watertown Daily Times, St. Lawrence
University Director of the Higher
Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) William J. Short discusses
education aid in the New York State Executive Budget proposal. Read
Congratulations to the seven new members were inducted into St. Lawrence's
Psi Chi, in the spring 2006 semester. Read
Mumford '06, of Lowville, NY, has been accepted by Teach For America,
the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all
academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public
schools. In the fall, Mumford, a government major, will be teaching
elementary school in Eastern North Carolina. Read
in the News
The front page of the February 10 issue of the Cornell Daily
featured coverage of a talk given by Associate Professor
Malaquias at Cornell's Institute for African Development.
An article by Lora Wu '07, about the University's Habitat for Humanity
chapter hosting an international photo exhibition from Habitat for
Humanity, was published in the spring 2006 issue of Frameworks,
Habitat's newsletter for campus chapter and youth programs.
In the News
Check out the several new feature stories about St. Lawrence's
history and traditions:
Our Adirondack Connections
North Country Leaders'
Names Live on in Building Names
What do Picasso, Calder, Yoruba carvings, and a
15th century Gothic panel of Saint Lawrence have in common?
They're just a few of the amazing works of art in the Richard
F. Brush Art Gallery's 7,000-piece collection. This is the last
week for the show of our University collection, in the Gallery through
February 25, as part of the 150th anniversary celebration.
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