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News Digest
May 22, 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's Sesquicentennial Commencement took place, for the first time in 20 years, in Appleton Arena, but the weather didn't dampen anyone's spirits. Check out the Commencement photo album, texts of speeches by honorary degree recipients Richard Gilbert, Viggo Mortensen, and Barbara Tewksbury, class speakers Adam Casler and Brooke James, and President Daniel F. Sullivan. Read more
Phi Beta Kappa national honor society welcomed 14 new members on Saturday, May 20, with the final induction ceremony of the year. Read the names of the new inductees and all PBK honorees, who are the top 10% of the Class of 2006.
The St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees passed an historic resolution at its meeting on May 20. St. Lawrence adopts environmental sustainability as one of its core values, thanks to the efforts of the Thelomathesian Society and student leaders. Read more.
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Chemistry Ning Gao has been awarded a grant of $32,059, as part of a $105,000 project grant, by the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research at the University of Michigan, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This project is an on-going study by her and other scientists of mercury contamination in Lake Champlain. Read more
All graduates of St. Lawrence University have been invited to participate in this year's special Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 1 through 4, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the institution. Special "affinity" reunions will take place with former and current members of the Alumni Executive Council, past recipients of the Alumni Citations, graduates of the Theology School, alumni members of the Laurentian Singers, and alumni of the HEOP program. Events on that weekend will officially wrap up the year-long Sesquicentennial recognition. Read more
The baseball team went 1-2 at the NCAA Tournament, finishing its season with a 24-14 record and earning its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1991. Read More
Senior Zane Buckingham has qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships and will compete in the decathlon at Benedictine College starting Thursday. He had the ninth best performance of 17 entrants in the event this season. Read More
The St. Lawrence University chapter of Habitat for Humanity is holding a four-person scramble golf tournament - called "Holes for Humanity" - to raise funds for building materials needed to construct a home in Rensselaer Falls. Read more
Alumni News
Ken Polk '91, Williamsville, has been promoted to major accounts sales manager for the Western N.Y. mid-market team at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Buffalo.
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Laurentians in the News
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Marc Beard was quoted in two stories in the Chicago Sun-Times and a story in the Biloxi (MS) Sun-Herald about the controversy surrounding the novel and the movie The DaVinci Code.
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Sesquicentennial News:

Then and Now: See images of Commencements from our past, side-by-side with contemporary images from very recent ceremonies.

We're still collecting 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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