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News Digest
March 6, 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
St. Lawrence University students are among the thousands from around the nation this year turning away from more familiar notions of spring break in favor of lending a hand in the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina, staffing a soup kitchen in inner city Philadelphia, studying peace-making techniques to combat middle school bullying, and touring Eastern Europe with American music performances. Read more

Faculty and students traveled to the Bahamas, Curaçao and Senegal during January, for study associated with University courses. Read more
Faculty and Student News
The women's hockey team swept a weekend quarterfinal series from Yale to earn the right to host the ECAC Hockey League semi-finals and finals for the first time, March 11-12. The men's hockey team moves on to its league quarterfinals with two OT wins against Brown.
Lindsey Taylor '08 of Rutland, VT (Rutland High School), won the 500 meters league title as the St. Lawrence women's track team finished eighth at the ECAC Championships.
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Amy Hauber, along with students Kerry Walter '06, Bangor, NY (Franklin Academy) and James Forbes '07, Upper Arlington, OH (The Wellington School), participated in the 2006 New York State Snow Sculpting Championship, held in Cooperstown, New York, February 16 through 19. Hauber, Walter and Forbes, also known as "Team Ham Shank," created a piece called "Where's the Ham Shank?," inspired by the change of plans during the competition. Read more
An essay by Professor of English Sidney Sondergard and Will Collins '05 will be published in an issue of the journal Studies in the Humanities later in 2006. Read more
Campus Events
Musician and author Allan Slutsky will be in residence at St. Lawrence University March 9 through 11, for its annual guitar weekend, featuring a number of events and presentations hosted by the music department. Read more
Mountaineer and photographer Dave Anderson will give a multimedia presentation, "Alaska: The Last Frontier...Images of the Amazing Wilderness of Alaska and First Ascents in the Alaska Range, the Chugach Range and Greyskull Valley," on Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Read more
Tarak Barkawi, a lecturer in international security at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, will give a lecture titled "Globalization and War" on Thursday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge. 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
Laurentians in the News
Pittsburgh native Kate Michael '06 was profiled on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Web site February 16.
More Laurentians In the News

Sesquicentennial News:

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

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!

March in SLU History

1962 Plans to relocate Canton College to a new campus across the Grasse River unveiled; St. Lawrence acquires all buildings from Piskor Hall south.

1973 Writer Tom Wolfe comes to campus for the Steinman Festival.

1990 St. Lawrence becomes the first college to have both its men’s and women’s ice hockey teams in the NCAA Final Four in the same year.

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