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News Digest
April 17, 2006




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 Assistant Professor of Sociology R. Danielle Egan has been named the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecturer for 2007. Next spring, Egan will deliver a campus lecture on the topic "Between Angels and the Pathologically Prurient: Moral Education and the Production of Childhood Sexuality."Read more

A new book by retired St. Lawrence University professor and coach Dotty. Hall explores the history of women's sports at the University over its 150-year history. It will be available for sale at Brewer Bookstore. Read more
Karla E. General, a St. Lawrence University junior from Hogansburg, New York, is one of 12 students from nine tribes and 11 universities to be selected as 2006 Native American Congressional Interns.Read more
North Country Public Radio's news team has been awarded three 2006 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards by the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. Read more
Campus Events
The Barnes Endowment Annual Student Juried Exhibition will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from April 20 through June 5, opening with a public reception to honor the participating artists on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Juror for this year's exhibition is Greg Stahly, of the art department at SUNY Potsdam. Read more
The University Chorus of St. Lawrence University will open this year's concert season at the Edwards Opera House and celebrate the University's Sesquicentennial with "Topsy Turvy: A Gilbert and Sullivan Revue." The program will be repeated the following day on campus. The revue includes selections from The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and Iolanthe, and the complete dramatic cantata Trial by Jury. Read more
Greek-letter organizations at St. Lawrence University will hold a five-kilometer run/walk on Thursday, April 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event, held during Greek Week, will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is open to everyone.Read more
The Center for International and Intercultural Studies recently held its annual photo contest, where student photographs taken during study-abroad experiences are showcased and shared. The first-place winners in each category, including the names of the photographers and the programs they participated in, are shown on the Web. Read more
Alumni News
Annual trips through Scotland have inspired a "contemporary romance" novel by Constance Weston '86, The Celebration of Hogmanay. Read more

Sesquicentennial News:

The Origins of Moving-Up Day
: In 1869, Tree Holiday (now Moving-Up Day) was initiated by President Richard Fisk, who decreed a spring day off from classes to allow students and faculty to transplant trees for the nearby woods to the virtually barren campus. Many of the trees still stand in the Herring-Cole Grove. In the 20th century the day evolved into an occasion for the recognition of student achievement and a symbolic “moving-up” of students to chapel pews vacated by students a year ahead of them.

Write your best wishes to SLU on its 150th birthday and your greetings to the people who'll celebrate our 200th birthday in 2056. Send your birthday wishes to St. Lawrence and future Laurentians through our Web link.

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