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News Digest
December 11, 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
Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Grant Cornwell has accepted the presidency of the College of Wooster, a leading liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio.  This appointment reflects the national stature and respect that Grant has earned over his 20 years at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. Read President Sullivan's announcement and the press release from The College of Wooster.

President Daniel F. Sullivan announced on Friday, December 8, that Phi Kappa Sigma's Beta Iota chapter at St. Lawrence would be closed immediately and permanently. The decision was based on the chapter's unanimous decision of the members to offer bids to ineligible students, extend the pledge period six weeks beyond the permissible time, lie to the administrative liaison with the chapter and ask chapter members to keep secret their actions. The President's announcement is posted in full on our Web site.
The Board of Trustees on Friday, December 8, voted to accept a purchase offer from Green October, LLC, among whose owners is Kirk Kellogg ’91, a member of the Board, for the University property known as the Snow Bowl. We have received assurances that Green October will conserve and preserve a substantial majority of the property in its natural state, thereby limiting development of the property.  We anticipate that the sale will be completed by the end of 2006.
A new exhibition, "Corridor of Time: Cretaceous and Paleocene Prehistoric Life," at the Heritage Center, the state museum in Bismarck, North Dakota, includes includes fossil discoveries by Chapin Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson, who has been conducting research and leading groups of St. Lawrence students to conduct digs in the area since 1972. For more
Juniors from 15 area high schools explored topics ranging from graph theory to human behavior in a special program at St. Lawrence University this fall. For more
A selection of new work by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kasarian Dane, co:lor, is on exhibition at rowlandcontemporary in Chicago, through January 6. For more
Campus Events
A four-day installation of work by St. Lawrence University senior Nick J. Alena, of Lyon, NY, will be exhibited in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery on campus from Saturday, December 16, at 7 p.m., continuing through December 20. The installation, titled "Panoply," is the culmination of a semester-long independent study project that Alena participated in, with Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Amy Hauber.
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Music for the holiday season will be offered by organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor in a free lunchtime recital, on Wednesday, December 20, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel. All are welcome. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
A review of recent books about Canadian author Alice Munro in the December 21 issue of The New York Review of Books includes a positive review of Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker's Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, published in 2005.
A November 30 story in the New York Times, about students at sports academies that emphasize training in winter sports, noted that Vermont ski-racer Sasha Dingle had been accepted at St. Lawrence.
An essay by Kaitlynn Reyell '09, of Saranac Lake, NY, about her experience in a community-based learning course, was published in her hometown newspaper, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, on November 18.
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What's new on the Web Site?

The second edition of St. Lawrence's Poetry for Peace podcast is now available for your enjoyment. This month's poems are read in Chinese, Bosnian and English. Texts and translations are available in our companion Web site. Make poetry and St. Lawrence part of your daily life while on your commute, while you jog, at your computer. Visit our podcasts page. Poetry for Peace podcasts are a collaboration between Associate Professor Marina Llorente, the University Communications office staff and the Web Services office staff. Meg Bernier'07 is your host.

And stay tuned for several new podcast programs, coming spring semester 2007!

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