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News Digest
May 2, 2005 -
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This week's edition of The Scarlet Letter is on-line.

Campus News
St. Lawrence University has approved the concept proposed by two alumni and two friends of the University to purchase and manage the University's property in the Town of Colton, known as Catamount. For more
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a grant of $250,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City, to advance and integrate the arts curriculum. The grant will be implemented over three years.
For more
Science Project Construction to begin: President Daniel F. Sullivan announced on April 30 that construction for Phase 1 of the Science Project will begin May 9.

Phase 1 features two interconnected buildings of three floors each, plus a partially earth-sheltered lower level, with teaching and research labs, departmental and faculty offices, conference rooms and informal student spaces, supporting biology, chemistry and psychology. This will be the largest construction project in St. Lawrence history. While the ceremonial groundbreaking will take place Saturday, May 14, at 12:15 p.m., on site, construction begins with the creation of an access road near Madill. The project management team, Tom Coakley, Tom Greene, Tom Budd and Claude Banker, will be contacts for any questions.

President Schedules Open Office Hours for Students:
Tuesday, May 3 from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. and on Thursday, May 5 from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. No need to call in advance.

Employees who are retiring, as well as those marking 25 years of service 
to St. Lawrence University, were honored at a recent campus reception. For more

Campus Events

St. Lawrence University's Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons, with the three recipients of honorary degrees each offering brief remarks. In addition, the North Country Citation will be awarded to John B. Johnson Jr., of Watertown, chairman and chief executive officer of the Johnson Newspaper Corporation and editor and co-publisher of the Watertown Daily Times. For more

Student Achievements
Thirty students have been selected as 2005 University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner. For more
The St. Lawrence University Equestrian Team will travel to Sundbury, Ohio to compete in the 2005 IHSA National Championship Show. Competition will begin on May 5 and concludes on May 8 at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex. In addition to competing for a team championship, senior Tarah Watson (Northfield, Mass.) and sophomore Hannah Stonefield (Singapore) will be competing for individual titles. For more
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Melissa Schulenberg and three of her students 
attended the recent annual meeting of the Southern Graphics Council, held in 
Washington, D.C., which had as its theme "Power in Print." All four also contributed 
works for an exchange and archive. For more
The University's English and physics honor societies each held induction ceremonies on 
campus in the spring 2005 semester, welcoming new students to the organizations.
For more


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