January 21, 2008
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'09 Presenting Research At State Event
Sagor '09, of Liverpool, NY, will be among the students from 28
private schools in New York State presenting the results of their
original research at the inaugural Independent Sector Undergraduate
Research Exposition in Albany on January 22. For more
Grants For Travel Research
The Center for International and Intercultural Studies awarded grants
for independent travel and research to seven students, allowing
all to pursue research in other countries. Independent travel and
research grants allow selected students to conduct research abroad
during the break between semesters. For more
|University Chorus At St. Lawrence Seeks New Members
The University Chorus of St. Lawrence, Canton's community chorus,
is accepting new members for the Spring 2008 semester. For more
Plans Teach-In, Service Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On the first day of classes for the spring 2008 semester, St. Lawrence University
will hold a teach-in on Monday, January 21, celebrating Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. The events are open to the public, and free of charge with the exception
Invite Community To Help 'Focus The Nation' On Climate Change
St. Lawrence County's four colleges have joined forces to Focus the
Nation on global warming, and invite the community to help find solutions. For
Dean Lehr announces cancellation of Spring 2008 Kenya Semester: On Friday, January 18, we notified students who had planned to depart for our Kenya Semester program this week to tell them we have decided to cancel the program for Spring 2008. There are two reasons that we reached this decision. Based on all we have heard from our sources in Kenya, we feel the continuing instability, lack of progress on political reconciliation, and threats of economic boycotts make us increasingly uneasy about student safety. Providing for student safety might mean imposing the kind of restrictions on their academic experience that would make it much less valuable than they deserve.
This was a very difficult decision, one we hoped we would not have to make because we believe so passionately in the value of the Kenya Semester. Our staff in Kenya have been absolutely extraordinary in their devotion to their work and in their preparations for our students in this uncertain and volatile situation. We are assuring the staff in Kenya that they will be employed by St. Lawrence even with the program’s cancellation for this semester. And we continue to plan to offer programs in Kenya this summer and next fall. Full announcement.
Women's basketball ran its unbeaten streak to 10 games with lopsided
wins over Skidmore and Union. Men's basketball has a five-game
win streak after equally easy wins over Skidmore and Union. Women's
hockey grabbed wins over Cornell and Colgate, but the men's team
lost its games in central New York. Men's and women's track won
the St. Lawrence Classic indoor track competition.
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Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller
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