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News Digest
February 27, 2006

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

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Campus News
Haverford College Dean of Students Joseph Tolliver has been named vice president and dean of student life at St. Lawrence, effective July 1, 2006. Read More

The Women's Hockey team beat Harvard and Dartmouth to claim their second ECAC Hockey League regular season championship in the last three years and clinch the #1 seed in the ECACHL tournament. Read more
Applications are available now for St. Lawrence University's Young Writers Conference for talented and promising high school student writers, to be held September 8 through 10 at the Canaras Conference Center in the Adirondacks. Read More
Campus Events
Workshops, film screenings and discussions are among the events that will mark the celebration of National Foreign Language Week at St. Lawrence University, March 4 through 12. Highlighting the importance of language learning and promoting international experience and exposure to different cultures, the events have been organized by the modern languages and literatures department and the Center for International and Intercultural Studies. Read More
An exhibition called "The Workmanship of Risk" will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from Wednesday, March 1, through Thursday, April 6. A lecture by exhibition curators Sabrina Gschwandtner and Cat Mazza will take place in the gallery on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m.; it is open to the public, free of charge. Read More
"The Gallery Has A Posse: Contemporary Sticker Art" will be on exhibition in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from Wednesday, March 1, through Thursday, April 6. Read More
The third annual gospel music workshop and concert, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir member William R. Hamilton, will take place Thursday through Saturday, March 9 through 11, at St. Lawrence University. Read More
Alumni News
Former Saint women's hockey star Gina Kingsbury '04 became the third Saint athlete to earn an Olympic gold medal February 20, when she was part of the Canadian women's hockey team's gold medal win over Sweden. Read More
Laurentians in the News
A story about former Olympic biathlete Lawton Redman '98, in service in Iraq, appeared in the Minneapolis /Star-Tribune/ on February 20; the story, which mentioned that he is a St. Lawrence alumnus, also ran on wire services and appeared in other papers, including the San Francisco /Chronicle/.
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Sesquicentennial News:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Charter Day, April 3, 2006. Events on campus and around the world. Stay tuned for details!

Bring a birthday card to the event nearest you...write your best wishes to SLU on its 150th birthday and your greetings to the people who'll celebrate our 200th birthday in 2056. Cards will be saved for 50 years!

February in SLU History:
Agriculture School chartered; becomes Canton College.
1926 First intercollegiate men’s ice hockey game, a 1-0 loss to Clarkson.
1950 Life Magazine covers Winter Carnival.
1966 New York State Senator Robert Kennedy speaks on campus.
1990 Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and a member of the “Chicago Seven,” speaks during Black History Month.

Reminder: Rev. Richard Gilbert '58 gives the Mackay Lecture tomorrow night, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden.

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


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