March 19, 2007
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St. Lawrence receives grant from Merck/AAAS
St. Lawrence University is one of 15 colleges and universities
across the nation that have been granted 2007 awards through the
Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP), sponsored
by the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) and the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each award provides
up to $60,000, paid over three years, for joint use by the biology
and chemistry departments at each recipient institution. For more
|Students volunteer during their Spring Break
Groups of St. Lawrence
University students, accompanied by staff, will be spending spring
break 2007 helping others in two U.S. cities, Charleston, SC, and
Philadelphia, PA. Visit our blogsite to keep up with their experiences. For more
|Students elected to English honorary society
Eleven students were inducted into
the Irving Bacheller Society, the University's Sigma Tau Delta chapter
of the International English Honor Society, in spring 2007. The honorary
takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University Class
of 1882, the popular journalist and author of Eben Holden,
the first "best-seller" of the 20th century. For more
Alumnus plans talk on campus
St. Lawrence University graduate George Ciccariello-Maher will give
a talk on campus titled "The Chavez Revolution: A View from
the Front Lines" on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of
the Griffiths Arts Center. It is open to the public, free of charge.
|Laurentian Singers will perform post-tour concert March 31
St. Lawrence University's
Laurentian Singers will perform in concert on Saturday, March 31,
at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event, open to the public,
free of charge, follows their spring break tour, which took them
to performances in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. For more
Alumnus publishes second book
Paul A. Fideler '58 recently had his second book published, Social
Welfare in Pre-Industrial England: The Old Poor Law Tradition (Palgrave
Macmillan, 2006). The volume crosses period boundaries that often
isolate late medieval, early modern and 18th-century historiographies
from one another. For more
|St. Lawrence in the
Gallery exhibit in Chronicle of Higher Education
Images and text from the Nathan Farb photography exhibition "Summer
of Love," in the University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery,
were the "End Paper" feature in The Chronicle of Higher
Education's March 16 issue.
|Student publishes oped in
An opinion-editorial on Why Americans Need to Study Abroad, by Global
Studies major Sal Cania '07, of Hannawa Falls, was published in the Watertown
Daily Times on March 9. Read
More Laurentians in
women's hockey team saw its season end in the national
semifinals against eventual champion Wisconsin. The Saints, who hosted
the Frozen Four in Lake Placid, NY, lost 4-0 to the Badgers, who beat
Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 in the championship for their second straight
Men's hockey recovered from a 4-0 loss to Quinnipiac
in the ECAC semifinals with a 5-3 win over Dartmouth for third place.
The win clinched a berth in the NCAA Tournament, where the Saints will
play Boston College in Manchester, NH Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the weekend can be purchased by calling (315) 229-5696 through noon on Tuesday. After noon on Tuesday, please call (603) 868-7300 or online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.verizonwirelessarena.com and request tickets in sections 119 or 219.
Honors for Saints men's
hockey: Saint captain Drew Bagnall was named ECAC Hockey
League Player of the Year and its Best Defensive Defenseman,
Kyle Rank was the Best Defensive Forward, Alex Petizian second
team goalie and Joe Marsh was named Coach of the Year for an
unprecedented fourth time.
|Women's basketball coach
Jennifer Kroll was named regional coach of the year and Katie Palmer
'09 was picked to the regional all-America squad. For more, visit
What's new on the Web Site?
Spring Break Blogs added to campus blogs, study abroad blogs and international news blogs
Two groups of St. Lawrence students are spending their Spring Break this week volunteering for others. One group is building a house for Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina and a second group is volunteering with a shelter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both groups will be posting blog reports on the St. Lawrence Web site. Check out the Spring Break blogs! While you're on the blog site, read blogs about campus life from Caroline Dow Bishop, Ben von Reyn, Mary Jane Sweetland and Lora Wu and blogs from study abroad from Andrew Alvarez , Michaela Stewart and Jessica Sullivan. And visit The Weave, a blog site from students in the Global News Analysis course who are writing about under-reported international news stories.
Podcasts Update: New Design and New Features!
We've switched software and have a great new home page for St. Lawrence Podcasts. A feature story about the women's hockey team's experiences in Lake Placid will be posted later this week, as Senior Intern Megan Bernier'07 attended the Frozen Four to record interviews with players, Coach Flanagan and President Sullivan. Visit our Podcasts page and subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each episode at your convenience.
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