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News Digest
February 21, 2005 -
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Campus News
Funeral services for for Chairman Emeritus Alfred C. Viebranz will be Thursday, February 24, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Larchmont, NY. Mr. Viebranz passed away on Friday, February 18.
President Sullivan's memo from Feb. 18

Announcing...St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration!
Starting with the opening of the 2005 academic year and throughout the fall and spring, St. Lawrence will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its establishment. A committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees has been working on plans for over two years. Our mission statement and logo are now on-line, and many more details will be added over the coming weeks. Sesquicentennial web site

St. Lawrence University will host an open house of six renovated arts spaces in the Noble Center on campus, on Friday, February 25, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
All are welcome!
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The Winston Room, formerly called the Laurentian Room, in the Student Center at St. Lawrence University will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, February 25, at 4:45 p.m. All are welcome!
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Campus Events
Lecturer, journalist, author, educator and activist Kevin Powell will give a presentation called "Hip-Hop: The Music, The Culture, The History" at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, February 22, at 8 p.m. in Gulick Theatre. The event, part of the University's celebration of Black History Month, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Philip J. Currie, curator of dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, will give the 2005 Susan Carolyn Ferguson Lecture in Geology on "Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds" at St. Lawrence University, on Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Bloomer Auditorium (Room 122, Brown Hall).
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J. Thomas Rimer, professor of Japanese literature, theatre and art at the University of Pittsburgh, will give a talk titled "Why Should Americans Read Japanese Literature: Some Reflections from 30 Years of Teaching" at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center.
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On Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, at St. Lawrence University Korean artist Chan E. Park will share her insights into the distinctive aspects of the Korean musical heritage in a lecture, demonstration and workshop that includes a performance of p'ansori.
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A gospel music workshop and concert led by William R. Hamilton, of the Grammy Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir, will take place at St. Lawrence University March 3 through 5.
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Scholarship and Achievements
St. Lawrence University Piskor Professor of English Thomas L. Berger has been awarded a fellowship allowing him to conduct research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., for the 2005-2006 academic year. The fellowship, provided to the Folger by the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides a stipend of up to $40,000.
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Research conducted by faculty, a student and an alumnus of St. Lawrence, on the severity and extent of damage done to sugar maple trees by tent caterpillars has yielded "suprising" results, according to a report submitted by the team.
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