April 21, 2008
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Employees and retirees are cordially invited to a Recognition Reception with Special Presentations for new retirees and for
employees with 25 years of service.
Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Eben Holden Center
New retirees are:
Employees celebrating 25 years of service
Young Named Piskor Lecturer At St. Lawrence
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Jeffrey T. Young has been
named the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecturer at
St. Lawrence University
and will give a talk on campus next spring on the topic "Justice,
Property and Markets: Economics
as Moral Philosophy."
Professorships Go To Carrie Johns and Joe Erlichman
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Carolyn Johns has been named to the Grace Fippinger Endowed Professorship
in Science and Associate Professor of Biology Joseph S. Erlichman
has been named to the R. Sheldon '68 and Virginia Johnson Professorship
in the Sciences.
|New University Fellows Named for Summer 2008
have been selected as 2008 University Fellows for this summer, in
a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research
with a faculty partner. Review the list of Fellows, with their intended research project titles.
Awarded 'Projects For Peace' Grant
Two St. Lawrence University students have been awarded one of the "100 Projects for Peace" grants
for 2008, in the second year of the program. Yuki Poudyal '09, of
Nepal, and Nicole Szucs '10, of Bolivia, plan a project that aims
to provide 20 to 30 young people living on the streets of Kathmandu
with the opportunity to be more productive and help them reintegrate
Story Hours Give Children Global View
Local children have the opportunity
for some "armchair travel" through a program at St. Lawrence
University's Brewer Bookstore and students from a variety of nations.
Webb '09 Awarded Summer Research Fellowship
Joey Webb '09, of Pleasant
Grove, Utah, has been awarded a 2008 Summer Undergraduate Research
Fellowship (SURF) at the University of Texas Southwestern. Webb is
a psychology and biology major.
Chiarenzelli '81 Gives Invited Talk At Grinnell Symposium
Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey
Chiarenzelli '81 gave a talk at Grinnell College's "Critical
Issues for the Arctic" Rosenfield symposium on the dangers
of formerly used defense sites (FUDS).
Lawrence in the News
An editorial titled "A Different Way to Fight Student Disengagement," by
Bringing Theory to Practice Project Director Donal W. Harward,
ran on the Inside Higher Education Web site April 15, and cited
St. Lawrence's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership as an
For more Laurentians in the News
St. Lawrence baseball team swept St. Michael's 6-5 and 7-6 Sunday
for its fourth straight wins and eight wins in their last 10 games. Softball
also won both games of a double-header, 3-2 and 3-0 over St. John
Fisher. Men's lacrosse clinched a third straight Liberty League
title with an impressive 17-3 win over Union. The women's lacrosse
team clinched a playoff berth with wins over RPI and Vassar. Men's
tennis placed third at the Liberty League tournament hosted at the
Sammis Tennis Courts.
While you're checking athletics news, enjoy the re-designed Athletics Web site! More
Site Updates and Features
More New Podcasts! Two additional new podcasts are posted: We have two of the new Contemporary Issues Forum events: Ethan Bronner of the New York Times and Why White Kids Love Hip Hop. Visit SLULive! for our podcasts as well as features such as the Laurentian
Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller
Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video,
our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam.
SLU Traditions and Fun Facts: In 1869, Tree Holiday (now Moving-Up Day) was initiated by President Richard Fisk, who decreed a spring day off from classes to allow students and faculty to transplant trees for the nearby woods to the virtually barren campus. Many of the trees still stand in the Herring-Cole Grove. In the 20th century the day evolved into an occasion for the recognition of student achievement and a symbolic "moving-up" of students to chapel pews vacated by students a year ahead of them.
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 Tradition
site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History,
Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts. Check
it out and become an expert on SLU!
Blogging from campus: Keep up with Zoe Bludevich,
who is blogging from Europe this semester: I just returned for an 11 day field trip with my group throughout Eastern Europe. We visited Krakow, Poland, Berlin and Dresden, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic. The trip was great; I saw, experienced and learned so much. Read
We're on Facebook! Network,
find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has
770 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account
of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with
740 friends on this social networking space).
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, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities,
and many more. Check out the March/April profiles throughout the web site.
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