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News Digest
February 12, 2007

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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
Johnson Hall of Science Construction Progress: On Schedule and Looking Great!
From the outside looking in, the Johnson Hall of Science hasn't changed much in recent weeks but the insider's view is a very different and very exciting scene! Visit our new Construction Update page and see the progress as the detailing and installations move forward on schedule. The building will be completed by May and faculty will move over the summer to welcome students by fall semester.

St. Lawrence receives select grant for national ethics initiative
St. Lawrence University is one of 18 institutions chosen by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to participate in its Core Commitments Leadership Consortium. The schools will lead the first phase of a national initiative, Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility, which seeks to deepen students' sense of integrity, ethical obligations to self and to others, and responsibilities as citizens in a diverse democracy and interdependent world.For more
New endowed professorship has first appointment
Brian E. Chezum has been appointed to the R. Sheldon '68 and Virginia H. Johnson Professorship in Economics at St. Lawrence University.For more
Laurentians gather for dedication of the Meagher Room in Whitman Hall
The new Meagher Study and Exam Room in Whitman Hall was dedicated on Saturday, February 10, with alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends gathered to honor its namesake, John Meagher, director of academic services for students with special needs. For More
Campus Events

Outdoor Program presentation
St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program Associate Director Sarah Councell will give a presentation called "Bolivia: A Mountaineer's Journey" on Thursday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center on campus. For more
Gospel music workshop and concert features Grammy-nominated performer
The fourth annual gospel music workshop and concert, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir member William R. Hamilton, will take place Thursday through Saturday, February 22 through 24, at St. Lawrence University. For more
Rapper, jazz group will perform March 3
Talib Kweli, with opening act Soulive, will perform at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, March 3, in Leithead Field House. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more
Comedy tour group scheduled
The "Lesbians of Laughter" comedy tour will be at St. Lawrence University on Friday, February 23, at 9 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Student Center; the event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Alumni News
Teacher honored by United Nations
Daniel Bisaccio '76, of Troy, NH, a teacher at Souhegan High School, has been recognized by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) for work he and his students did with Youth Accord at the El Eden biodiversity conference in 2005. For more
Attorney honored by national magazine
The American Lawyer
has named Sean M. Murphy '91, a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, as a "Fab 50 Young Litigator," an elite group of litigators whom the magazine recognizes as the top 50 litigators in the United States under age 45. Murphy, 37, is a securities litigator in the New York office of Milbank. For more
Two alumni accept posts with new Spitzer administration
Michael Burgess '75 and John Byrne '02 both have positions with the state of New York, in Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration.
For more
Teacher receives select national certification
Lorien Eck M'06, of Los Angeles, CA, has received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). She is one of 7,700 teachers nationwide to achieve National Board Certification in 2006, and the only known St. Lawrence graduate to receive the certification. For more
St. Lawrence In the News
Wall Street Journal cites SLU's Gava'07
Louise Gava '07, of Clifton Park, NY, is quoted in a story in the February 2 edition of The Wall Street Journal, about colleges that offer domestic programs that are similar to study abroad. Gava compared her experiences in the Adirondack Semester and study in St. Lawrence's Kenya program.
For more Laurentians In the News
Hometown newspaper and astronomy newsletter publish features about Jamie Lomax'07's research
The North Creek News Enterprise
ran a feature story in its February 3 edition on astronomy research conducted by Jamie Lomax '07, of North Creek, NY, in Puerto Rico. A photo and information about Lomax's research, with Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue and Physics Lab Coordinator Jeffrey Miller, was also included in the December 2006 issue of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center/Arecibo Observatory (NAIC/AO) newsletter.For more Laurentians In the News
Athletics News
St. Lawrence University's men's and women's track and field teams both took first place at the Liberty League Championships Saturday at Scott Field House in Clinton, N.Y. The women, who are three-time defending champions, have captured nine titles in 11 years. The men won eight of 16 events to win their second straight title and fifth overall. Women's hockey team clinches home ice for playoffs and men's hockey earns ECACHL playoff bye. Women's basketball streak ends. Read more about all winter teams at the Athletics news site

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Momentum St. Lawrence
Visit our Momentum St. Lawrence campaign site to keep track of campaign progress. The campaign total stands at $92.6 million, or 46% of its $200 million goals. New campaign feature stories and profiles of donors and beneficiaries are added regularly. For more.

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