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News Digest
September 5, 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 University experienced its best fund-raising year ever in fiscal year 2005-2006 (ending June 30, 2006), with gift income totaling $22,569,211. The total is 20 percent higher than the previous record, $18,813,535 in 2001-2002, the final year of Campaign St. Lawrence. Since 1996, annual gift income has grown from $5,991,016 to its current level. In fiscal year 2004-2005, the total was $16,938,720. For more
St. Lawrence University welcomes Saiyed N. Hasnain, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from India, for the 2006-2007 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, which brings visiting scholars from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.For more
St. Lawrence University Professor of English Peter Bailey will speak about his new book, Rabbit (Un)Redeemed: The Drama of Belief in John Updike's Fiction, on Friday, September 15, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. The event, open to the public free of charge, is the first in this year's series of author celebrations held by the University's Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries.For more
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of English Robert Cowser Jr. has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, which will allow him to work on an upcoming book.For more
100 members of the Class of 2010 starting volunteering in the regional community from their very first days on campus. For more
St. Lawrence University faculty and staff received awards for outstanding service at Convocation, held on campus August 31, marking the start of the academic year. Professor of Canadian Studies and Associate Dean for Academic Advising Robert Thacker received the J. Calvin Keene Award; Associate Professor of English Margaret Kent Bass was given the Louis and Frances Maslow Award; and John Meagher, director of academic services for students with special needs, received the John P. Taylor Award. For more
Who are the members of the Class of 2010? Read Dean Cowdrey's fascinating description of the class, an annual speech that has become a hallmark part of Matriculation. Also posted to the Web are President Sullivan's remarks from Matriculation on the nature of liberal education and from Convocation.
Alumni News
An annual award given by a local education organization has been named in honor of Bill Lewis '58, M'64, a retired Potsdam Central School counselor and coach. For more
St. Lawrence's impact on ice hockey has made recent headlines in a number of ways. Check our NetNews feature stories about alumni TJ Trevelyan '06, Steve Cady '75, former Coach Jay Heinbuck and Ray Shero'84.
St. Lawrence in the News
An article titled "Leaving the Nest," about local students and parents preparing for the journey to college, ran in several Massachusetts papers on August 31, and it included quotes from Ali Bond '10, of Weston, MA. The story was in the Sudbury Town Crier, the Daily News Tribune, Weston Town Crier and Wayland Town Crier.
An editorial in the Rochester, NY Democrat & Chronicle on August 31, advising parents and students not to become overly concerned about scores on standardized tests such as the SAT, noted that at St. Lawrence, as with other New York State colleges and universities, students have the option of not submitting scores when applying.

A sports feature in the August 20 edition of the Gloversville, NY Leader Herald focused on an unusual team competing in the Fifth Annual Sand Classic King and Queen Volleyball Tournament: 69-year-old Carl Jurica and 19-year-old Jo Palmer '09. The story noted that Palmer is a student at St. Lawrence. For more Laurentians in the News

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