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News Digest
June 6, 2005 -
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Campus News
St. Lawrence University recently purchased 10 banners for the town of Canton's Bicentennial celebration, in honor of the Class of 2006 – the year that the University will culminate celebrating its Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. For more
Director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery Catherine Tedford has been invited to 
serve on a federal arts panel for the Art in Architecture Program of the U.S. 
General Services Administration (GSA). The project is a new $2.6 million federal 
border station in Massena, NY, designed by Smith-Miller and Hawkinson 
Architects in Manhattan. For more
Reunion 2005 brought nearly 1,000 alumni to campus for the weekend, with events from Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5. For special web page with Reunion highlights, a photo album, and biographies of the Alumni honorees, go here
Science Project Update: Sustainable Design
The design team for the Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Hall of Science has an innovative collection of materials to support sustainable design
. We'll share some examples over the next few weeks.
The floors will be made of forbo marmoleum, a completely biodegradable material made of linseed oil, pulverized limestone (for durability – replaces asbestos found in older linoleum products), rosin (tapped harmlessly from pine trees much like tapping sugar maple trees for sap), wood flour (from managed sustainable forests in Europe – is used to bind color pigments and provide smoothness to the surface), and finally color pigments (mostly natural and selected to not contain heavy metals such as lead or cadmium). These are mixed and compressed with incredible pressures and bonded to a webbed backing made from jute yard. The adhesives to be used on the project are 100% solvent free thus ensuring low VOC emissions. For More

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