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News Digest
February 20, 2006

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

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Campus Events
Author 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.
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Campus News
Two 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. Read more

St. 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 more
In 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 more
Congratulations to the seven new members were inducted into St. Lawrence's psychology honorary, Psi Chi, in the spring 2006 semester. Read more
Mallory 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 more
Laurentians in the News
- The front page of the February 10 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun featured coverage of a talk given by Associate Professor of Government Assis 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.
More Laurentians In the News

Sesquicentennial News:
Check out the several new feature stories about St. Lawrence's history and traditions:
Our Adirondack Connections
Ghost Stories
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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