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News Digest
May 21, 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
Commencement Highlights and Photo Album
The Class of 2007's 551 members (bachelor's and master's recipients combined) graduated under bright skies over the traditional Creasy Commencement Commons site. The Commencement Web site has events highlights, speech text of those remarks we have received from speakers, and a photo album to enjoy. For more
President Sullivan blasts Spellings Commission Report, remarks featured by Associated Press
At its Commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 20, St. Lawrence University President Daniel F. Sullivan blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, calling a recent report issued by a commission she appointed "a national embarrassment." The remarks are carried on a statewide Associated Press wire story today. For more

President Sullivan elected to the cIcu Board of Trustees
St. Lawrence President Daniel F. Sullivan has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu). cIcu represents the chief executives of the more than 100 independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities in New York State on issues of public policy. For more
Several new and renovated spaces in the Noble Center dedicated to donors on May 18
Phase II of the arts renovation project, completed this spring, was the focus of a dedication ceremony on Friday, May 18, with donors who made the spaces possible on hand for recognition. The dedication included an open house of the spaces with students and faculty sharing their work. View the photo album.
Randy Hill receives honor from St. Lawrence seniors
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Randall T. Hill was the recipient of this year's Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students. For more
Reunion 2007 is next week, May 31-June 3
The awarding of Alumni Citations to five outstanding graduates and the Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award to a sixth will highlight Alumni Reunion Weekend at St. Lawrence University, May 31 through June 3. For more

St. Lawrence in the News
Director of Financial Aid Patricia Farmer was quoted in a May 15 story on the Newhouse News Service news wire, with advice for students and parents navigating the student-loan process.

The Syracuse Post-Standard carried a story May 20 about plans by Assistant Registrar Kevin MacKenzie and a friend to scale all 46 "high peaks" of the Adirondacks in nine days in July, as a fund-raiser for the neo-natal unit of a Syracuse hospital.

University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley was quoted in a story about growing interest in spirituality on college campuses in the Syracuse, N.Y. Post-Standard on May 12; the story also discussed St. Lawrence's "BYOB" -- Build Your Own Beliefs -- program.

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Web Site Updates

NEW! SLU Live! Check out the new SLU Live! page where we feature links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come!

NEW! MySpace page! St. Lawrence has a MySpace page! It's just over a week old and has 530 friends already! Join today!

NEW! Student Counsel page: If you have a high school student in your family, check out our new Student Counsel page, which features over 20 essays by students, faculty and staff on the college search and making the most of college life.

Reunion: Visit the Reunion site to see updates on the schedule, the planned guests, and class Web pages.Thanks to the Class of 1982 for piloting our new Reunion Class Bulletin Board feature! Good conversations among the 25th reunion class are taking place on line. Reunion is May 31-June 3.

Podcasts Update:

We will post an occasional Podcast this summer, and resume regular production in the fall. You can subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each podcast episode at your convenience.

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