June 15, 2006
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your eyes on the progress of construction through the Johnson
Hall of Science photo album and visit the many related news stories
on our Web site about the
sciences. St. Lawrence received a challenge grant from the Kresge
Foundation last fall to help fund science facilities construction.
In order to meet the challenge, the University
must raise just over $4.1 million in new gifts and pledges for
the project by April 1, 2007.
The University broke ground in May 2005 for the $36.9 million,
state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable design for biology,
chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience and psychology.
profile of Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue in the
National Catholic Reporter won the paper a second-place prize
in a national competition. Read
Alexandra Kirby Taylor '89 of Brooklyn has been elected 2006-2008
president of the Alumni Association's Executive Council, succeeding
Jeff Honeywell'80 of Albany, who completed his two-year term at reunion.
Serving as fellow officers are Vice President Ken Polk '91 of Buffalo,
NY; Treasurer Gregory Ferrero '84 of Darien, CT; and Secretary Stephen
Todd '92 of Watertown, NY. Read
more about the Alumni Association.
alumni began their three-year terms of service on the Alumni Executive
Council last week, after being elected at Reunion. New members of
the council are Willoughby (Bill) Richardson '62, Kent Fuller '65,
Harry Koolen '69, Kent Jones '72, Gayle Viebranz Welch '77, Garry
Weischedel '79, the Rev. Georges de Laire '89, Debbie Cashman Ohl
'90, Kennedy Khabo '91, Greg Chase '98 and Melody Diegor '01.
Student delegates to the council are Sara Bernier '08, Lindsey
Wetmiller '07, Danielle Weaver '07 and Nathaniel Drake '07.
The Alumni Executive Council is a group elected by graduates of
St. Lawrence to maintain and stimulate interest in the University,
assist in raising funds and serve as a consulting body on major
issues and decisions affecting the University.
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paperback edition of the novel /The Lake, the River & the Other
Lake/, by Steve Amick '86, was included in the June 11, 2006, /New
York Times Book Review/ Paperback Row section, which notes "paperback
books of particular interest." Read
Lawrence in the News
the Christian Science Moniter and the New York Times
to the list of national media outlets carrying excerpts from Viggo
Mortensen's Commencement speech, expanding the list beyond Time
magazine and People magazine as well as dozens of other
newspapers, radio and television stations and Web sites and blogs.
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
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