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News Digest
June 18, 2007

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In Memoriam: Innocent Mutetwa '10
Innocent Mutetwa '10 passed away Wednesday, June 13, at his home in Seke, Zimbabwe. Following traditional ceremonies, he was buried in Seke on June 15. Innocent had been on a medical leave from St. Lawrence since April, but had planned to return to campus and his studies in January of next year. Although we do not have many details about his death, it appears to have been related to the medical conditions which resulted in his withdrawal. A memorial service will be planned when students and faculty return in the fall semester. The University has created a Memory Book for reflections and expressions of condolence.
Campus News
Maurer Family Foundation creates endowed professorship in communication arts
The Maurer Family Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.5 million to St. Lawrence University, to establish a professorship in the communication arts. A separate announcement later this summer will communicate the appointment of a faculty member to this professorship. For more

Three graduates elected to trusteeship
Three graduates of St. Lawrence University have been elected to its Board of Trustees, for terms beginning July 1. For more

Sarge Whittier will receive prestigious award
H. Sargent Whittier, of Canton, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on July 9 at the organization's Summit for Advancement Leaders conference in Chicago. Whittier is a fundraising consultant at Barnes & Roche and former vice president for development at St. Lawrence University. For more

Admissions interns selected
Six outstanding St. Lawrence students have been selected as Summer Admissions Interns, with multiple opportunities to take part in the recruitment process for future students. For more

Alumni News
Stephen Howe '76 accepts leadership role
Stephen Howe '76 has been appointed president of the Financial Times in the Americas. In his new role, Howe will represent the FT and is primarily responsible for driving advertising revenues and managing the brand's performance and growth in the U.S. For more

Leif Skodnick '02 takes communications position
Leif Skodnick '02 has been named director of communications for the Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL hockey team based in Biloxi. He was formerly director of broadcasting and public relations for the Johnstown Chiefs hockey team, the AA affiliate of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
The June issue of University Business includes an article by President Daniel Sullivan on sustaining the town-gown relationship.

A June 7 editorial in the Jacksonville, FL, Times-Union by SchoolMatch Institute Distinguished Research Professor William Bainbridge included a quote from President Daniel F. Sullivan's Commencement remarks, as evidence of the higher education community's criticism of U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. The editorial called for President Bush to replace Spellings in the position.
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Web Site Updates

SLU Live! We've added the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, and recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes to our new SLU Live! page. Check them out, along with links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come!

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Keep up with Lyndsay Belt's blog as she writes about her Yellowstone National Park internship.

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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