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News Digest
October 8, 2007

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In Memory: Professor Emeritus Hugh "Gunner" Gunnison'52
President Daniel F. Sullivan, in a notice to the St. Lawrence community, said that the passing early Sunday morning, October 7, of Professor Emeritus of Education Hugh “Gunner” Gunnison leaves a void in our community that no one will ever fill in quite such a special way.  He and Mrs. Sullivan, he said, deeply mourn the loss of a great Laurentian, one who took great and justifiable pride in his family heritage and personal contributions to the University. A 1952 graduate of St. Lawrence University, with a doctorate from Syracuse University, Gunner was named to emeritus status in 1992, after serving on the faculty of St. Lawrence for 27 years. He represented the fourth generation of the Gunnison family to attend St. Lawrence; his great-uncle, Almon Gunnison, Theological School Class of 1868, was president of the University from 1899 to 1914, and our Gunnison Memorial Chapel, built in 1926, bears his family’s name. For more

Church lecture on neuroscience planned for October 16
Raymond Kesner, professor of psychology at the University of Utah, will present the 2007 Richard D. Church Lecture in Neuroscience at St. Lawrence University on the topic "A Process Analysis of Memory Function in Animals and Humans: The Role of the Hippocampus." The lecture, on Tuesday, October 16, is at 8 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Student Center and is open to the public, free of charge. For more

Author Jane Hamilton plans visit to Writers Series
Author Jane Hamilton will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Alexander String Quartet in Residence
The Alexander String Quartet, St. Lawrence University's quartet-in-residence, will perform in concert on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Gulick Theatre on campus. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
American Shakespeare Company in Residence
The American Shakespeare Center will be at St. Lawrence University October 22 through 28, with performances of The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V and The Merchant of Venice.For more
Faculty art exhibitions planned for Brush Gallery
The work of six faculty members in fine arts at St. Lawrence University will be in three exhibitions in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery from October 15 through December 14. For more
Professor Thacker wins award at University of Waterloo
Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker is among the first three winners of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Arts Arts in Academics awards. Thacker and two other graduates returned to give talks highlighting their research and academic pursuits at the First Annual Arts in Academics Speaker Series on September 28, as part of the university's 50th Anniversary Homecoming celebration. For more
Will O'Brien First-Year Research Prize winners announced
The Fourth Annual William O'Brien First-Year Research Prizes have been awarded to three students whose projects for the 2006-2007 academic year were judged to "best reflect the goals of the First-Year Seminars." For more
Seven students have been inducted into the St. Lawrence chapter of Chymist, the chemistry honorary.
Congratulations to Jen Achtyl '08, Kacey Anderson '08, Nick Calandra '08, Derek Hansen '08, Ariel Riezenman '08, Michael Seaman '08 and Stephanie Walter '08.
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Alumni News
JohnStone, the Washington, DC-based reggae band that includes alumni Andre White '97 and Brendan DeMelle '98, has released a new CD, titled Innocent Children.
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St. Lawrence In the News
An essay by Graduate Assistant in Athletic Media Relations Megan Bernier '07, submitted to the New York Times' College Essay Contest, is included on the Times' online site.
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Saints Athletics
The men's hockey team opened its season in dramatic fashion Sunday evening, taking on rival Clarkson before a full house at Appleton Arena as well as a national audience via ESPNU. The Saints rose to the occasion, battling back from a 1-0 deficit to claim a 3-2 victory. Women's hockey opened its season by splitting with nationally ranked New Hampshire at home. Men's soccer opened its weekend by stunning No. 6 ranked Union 2-0. It finished the weekend with a tie against Skidmore. Field hockey swept Vassar and RPI and volleyball won five straight in the last seven days. Men's cross country came in first and the women came in second in the Hoffmann Invitational at St. Lawrence.

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