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News Digest
May 1, 2006




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Twenty-nine seniors were recognized for academic excellence at the annual Phi Beta Kappa Spring Induction ceremony on April 28. Phi Beta Kappa is the national honor society for the liberal arts and sciences. The St. Lawrence chapter holds three elections each year, the first is in August prior to students' senior year; the second is in March after fall semester grades are posted; the third is two days before graduation, with the final induction ceremony planned for May 20 at 3 pm.
"1856": Senior Year Research on the Economics and History of SLU and the North Country, will be presented on Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole. This course is a combined history and economics senior seminar, to explore the early years of SLU, both in terms of the university itself and the surrounding area, as part of the University’s Sesquicentennial celebration. Professors Horwitz and Regosin created the course with these questions in mind: : “Why SLU?” and “Why here?” This semester, students read general texts on the history, both economic and general, of the era and each student has done archival research at the SLCHA, the Town of Canton, and SLU. The May 10 session will feature five oral presentations and posters by all 17 participants.

"Obsessive Consumption," a public art event, will take place at the new Cuca's restaurant, 25 Court Street in Canton, on Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. For more
A team from Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton won the 62nd Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest, held recently at St. Lawrence University and sponsored by the University's mathematics, computer science and statistics department and the local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary. For more

Sesquicentennial News:

Laurentians familiar with St. Lawrence history know the fundamentals of Olympia Brown’s life: first woman student in the Theological School – first woman graduate of any theological school – first woman to be accorded full ordination by a denomination in America – leading suffragist.

It all sounds neat and clean. But, as always with pioneers, it wasn’t. Olympia Brown spent her life fighting prejudice. As tempting as it is to say that her presence at St. Lawrence indicates the progressive nature of the institution, which has famously been coeducational since its start, in fact many of its leaders were uncertain about admitting her, and quite certain in their opposition to her being ordained. Read more about Olympia Brown and plan to attend Reunion, at which Janet Hartzell Bowering '52 will present a costumed monologue about this pioneering leader.

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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