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News Digest
May 30, 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

Robert M. and Esther Thompson raised their 10 children on a family-owned dairy farm in Lisbon, and helped to support their children's higher education for 55 years. If that's not admirable enough, they now have created a family foundation and through the Foundation have established funds at St. Lawrence University to benefit its University Fellows program and Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership. Read more

Zane Buckingham '06 of Beaver Falls, NY, finished sixth in the 2006 NCAA Division III Decathlon Championship at Benedictine College in Illinois, turning in the 71st All America performance by a Saint male competitor since 1974. Zane, who finished with 6,581 points, becomes the second Saint multi-event athlete to earn All America and the first decathlete. Reilli Liiva '98 was a two-time heptathlon All America for the Saint women’s team. Read More
A total of 187 runners participated in the third annual Canton-St. Lawrence University Race Weekend, held May 6, along with over 100 area citizens and St. Lawrence students who volunteered. The day included the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Marathon, the St. Lawrence County Dunkin' Donuts Half-Marathon and the Wellness Initiative 5K. Runners from the local area, Canada, and from as far away as California and Wisconsin participated. Read more
Alumni in the News

Ray Shero '84 has been named the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. The announcement was made May 25; he has been signed to a five-year contract. Read more
St. Lawrence in the News
- The Spring 2006 issue of Liberal Education, the journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, includes an article by Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Grant Cornwell and Professor of English/Chair of Global Studies Eve Stoddard, titled "Freedom, Diversity, and Global Citizenship," and an essay by President Daniel Sullivan, titled "Milton's Areopagitica and Freedom of Speech on Campus."
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Sesquicentennial News:

The all-class Sesquicentennial Reunion begins this Thursday, June 1, with alumni from virtually every class year from 1935 to 2006 expected to attend. Reunion is the final big event in St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial year. The Sesquicentennial web site will remain active throughout the summer, and will be re-cast in the fall to preserve the great material assembled there. Reunion Web site

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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