March 3, 2008
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Presidential Search Update Issued February 28
Trustee Barry Phelps, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, issued an update on the search to the Laurentian community. His memo details:
- Announcement of the Presidential Search Committee membership
- Announcement of the appointment of a professional search consultant
- Review of the information-gathering meetings held over the past two weeks, and search calendar
- Announcement of the appointment of an executive assistant to the search committee
- Invitation to all Laurentians for your involvement in our search.
President Sullivan has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2009.
Read Mr. Phelps' memo
|Bewkes family pledges $2 million for science facilities renovations
A son and grandson of the
late St. Lawrence University President Emeritus Eugene Garrett Bewkes
have pledged $2 million to the next phase of renovations to science
facilities, including the building named for him. For more
Econ Prof Awarded Grant To Write Book On 'Modern Family'
St. Lawrence University
Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz has been awarded
a $20,000 Fellowship Research Grant from the Earhart Foundation to
support his work on a book he is writing, titled Two Worlds at Once:
A Classical Liberal Approach to the Evolution of the Modern Family.
Post Writer To Discuss Middle East In Talk At SLU
Anthony Shadid, Middle
East correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a talk on "The
Long War: Loss and Nostalgia in the Middle East" on Wednesday,
March 12, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The
event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public,
free of charge. For more
|SLU Early Music
The Early Music Singers
at St. Lawrence University, with organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor,
will perform a concert of Bach's Chorales on Sunday, March 9, at
2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. It is open to the public, free
of charge. For more
Lawrence in the News
A February 23 story in Newsday about the special election for the 48th district New York State Senate seat included comments from Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo. A February 27 story quoted Exoo on the impact of the race's outcome.
|Trustee Elinor Tatum
'93 appeared on Good Morning America NOW as one of the subjects of
a new book about the relationship between African-American fathers
and their very successful daughters.The "Daughters of Men" segment
is linked on the ABC
News video player.
|Grace Potter 'N06 and
The Nocturnals played a 100-minute set at the Allen Room on Thursday
evening as part of Lincoln
Center’s American Songbook series on February 21, and were
very positively reviewed by The New York Times music critic on February
25. To read the review, you need a New York Times on-line subscription,
but here's a link.
More Laurentians in the News
The women's basketball team upset nationally ranked William Smith
for the second time in two weeks to capture the Liberty League
tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The
men's basketball team lost in the first round of the tournament
to Clarkson. Men's hockey ended a four-game losing streak with
wins over Princeton and Quinnipiac, finishing the regular season
in 9th place. The women's hockey team needed overtime to sweep
Yale in the ECACHL quarterfinals. Men's track won the NYSCTC championship
and the women's team placed second.
While you're checking athletics news, enjoy the re-designed Athletics Web site!
Site Updates and Features
Athletics Web site redesigned! Check out the new layout and features! Athletics
SLU Traditions and Fun Facts: If you were here in 2005-2006, you participated in St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration. We've maintained the Sesquicentennial Web site as our Traditions site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History, Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts (did you known that there are 26 stained glass windows on campus? There's one in Herring Cole, four in Richardson Hall and 21 in Gunnison Chapel. In addition to the various liberal arts disciplines, they honor individuals ranging from King Arthur to Mahatma Gandhi to Dag Hammerskjold.) Check it out and become an expert on SLU!
Blogging from Europe: Keep up with Zoe Bludevich as she
blogs from Vienna: Here's a sample: This past weekend I went
to visit two of my friends in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was so excited
to see them... Although I originally planned on spending the entire
weekend in Copenhagen, I ended up only spending half a day there.
My friends Cameron, Johanna, a few friends who they had met through
their study abroad program and my self ended up taking a cruise
to Oslo, Norway. Read
We're on Facebook! Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which has 622 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 746 friends on this social networking space).
Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller
Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our podcasts,
our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam.
Student, faculty and alumni profiles:
Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 350 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates
, Social Sciences
, Research Opportunities
, and many more.
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