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News Digest
September 12, 2005 -
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Response to Hurricane Katrina:
The University's Web site will track St. Lawrence response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Fundraising events and volunteer efforts have been organized at St. Lawrence to assist organizations and areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Here's the news release with information updated through Friday, Sept. 9. Keep checking the Hurricane Katrina Web site for more updates this week.

St. Lawrence University has enrolled 5 visiting students with no charge for tuition, room, board and fees, for the fall semesters. Each has been welcomed to campus in a personal way by staff and faculty

Campus Events
Philip D. McMichael, professor and chair of the development sociology department at Cornell University, is the keynote speaker of the 2005 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium at St. Lawrence University. His talk, "The World As A Stage: Rehearsing for Global Citizenship," will be on Tuesday, September 27, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden on the St. Lawrence campus. It is open to the public, free of charge. Full Story
Author Lorrie Moore, a 1978 graduate of St. Lawrence University, will begin the 2005-2006 St. Lawrence University Writers Series with an appearance on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall on campus. A Sesquicentennial Celebration Event, the talk is open to the public, free of charge. Full Story
James Garbarino '68, the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago, will give two presentations in Canton on September 19, one on campus and one at Hugh C. Williams High School. Full Story
Campus News
St. Lawrence University students are getting a taste of the North Country on campus – literally. More and more local products have been added to the offerings in campus dining facilities and plans are under way to expand the program further. Last year, over $38,000 of the University's total food budget was spent purchasing local products.
Full Story
Faculty News
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Michael E. Schuckers a $51,670 grant to purchase new computing equipment that will assist in an ongoing collaborative research project in biometrics. To date, this group and their collaborators have received over $3.5 million in funding from the NSF. Full Story
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Biology Joseph S. Erlichman a $315,000 grant to conduct research, assisted by undergraduate students, on studying glial cells in the brain. The grant has been made through the NSF's program for research at undergraduate institutions. Full Story
Visiting Instructor of Geology Sean Cornell was recently awarded the 2005 Margaret Hawn Mirabile Memorial Best Student Paper Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists(AAPG). His paper, entitled "Comparative Sequence Stratigraphy of the Black River to Lower Trenton Group Interval (Upper Ordovician): Implications for Climatic and Associated Faunal Changes," was co-authored with Carlton E. Brett from the University of Cincinnati. Cornell presented the paper at the AAPG Eastern Section Meeting on October 3-5, 2004. Full Story
An online home-study course by Emeritus Professor of Education Hugh Gunnison has recently been approved for licensed pyschologists by the American Psychological Association and Amedco, of St. Paul, MN. Full Story
Chapin Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson recently had research in two different areas of paleontology published in scholarly journals.
For more
Alumni News
The Securities Industry Association (SIA) has announced the appointment of St. Lawrence Trustee Melissa MacGregor '98 as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel in its Washington, DC, office. MacGregor comes to SIA from Crowell & Moring LLP, where she worked as an associate in the securities regulatory and enforcement group. Full Story
St. Lawrence In The News
An opinion piece on the state of labor unions by Professor of Government Alan Draper ran in the Watertown Daily Times on September 2 and the Syracuse Post-Standard on September 5. For more

St. Lawrence's efforts to assist students displaced by the effects of Hurricane Katrina have been noted on special Web sites developed by:
- Colleges of Distinction:
- The Center for Student Opportunity
-National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
-National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

The University's Sesquicentennial Celebration has begun and a dedicated Web site is live, with regular updates planned. News Digest will have Sesqui feature each week. We hope you'll visit the Sesqui Web site on your own regularly!

This week: Campus Landscapes Then and Now: Each month we'll feature a new selection of archival images and contemporary versions of the same images. Check the Web site for some special campus scenes.

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