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News Digest
June 15, 2006

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Keep 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.

A 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 more
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.
Eleven 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.

Alumni in the News.
The 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 more.
St. Lawrence in the News
Add 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.

Sesquicentennial News:

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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News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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