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News Digest
June 26, 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
Keep your eyes on the progress of construction through the Johnson Hall of Science photo album, updated as of June 24, 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.
St. Lawrence University Trustee Joseph P. (Joe) Richardson '63and his wife, Joan Langlois Richardson '57, of Albany, New York, have pledged $1.5 million to the University's next comprehensive fund-raising campaign. Read more
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Michael E. Schuckers has been awarded a grant of $32,400 from the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) for a research project focusing on developing methods for reducing the cost of testing the performance of biometric authentication devices. Read more
Six outstanding St. Lawrence students have been selected to participate in the inaugural Admissions Summer Internship Program, where they will have multiple opportunities to take part in the recruitment process for future students. Read more
Eleven students have been selected as McNair Scholars at St. Lawrence for the summer of 2006, enabling each to conduct research with a faculty mentor. St. Lawrence was awarded a grant in 2003 through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Award Program, which is aimed at encouraging students in underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies and is one of the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Programs. Read more
New on the Web
The Class of 2010 is already linked to St. Lawrence, with a dedicated Web site designed as a one-stop shop where students can find all the information they need over the summer as they make the transition to SLU. Links include the list of class members and their high schools, new student "frequently asked questions," materials from the New Student Guide, and links to many areas of the University's Web site that new students find helpful. Explore the Class of 2010 site to experience St. Lawrence from the eyes of our newest members!

Sesquicentennial News:

As of June 30, the official celebration of the University's 150th anniversary will conclude. The Sesquicentennial Web site will remain active through the summer, and then will evolve into a new history and traditions Web site, using much of the great material we gathered and created over the year. Thank you to the many students, faculty, alumni, and staff who conceived of, participated in, or supported Sesquicentennial events. Special thanks to the University Communications team, all of whom were central to planning and programming throughout the year, and to the dedicated Sesquicentennial Committee.

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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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