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News Digest
September 19, 2005

2005-2006 is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!



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. Keep checking the Hurricane Katrina Web site.

To date, students, faculty and staff have raised or donated $7,135, including $3,047 from student athletes and coaches and $2,100 from the "Re-New Orleans" music and food festival on September 15.

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

Reminder that a faculty panel on "Analyzing the Impact of Katrina: Race, Class, Environment" will take place tonight. More on this below in Campus Events.

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Campus News
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has awarded a Division III Initiative Grant of $10,000 for diversity programming to St. Lawrence University. The grant will assist with funding workshops on diversity issues for first- and second-year student-athletes. For more
Campus Events
A panel of faculty members at St. Lawrence University will participate in a discussion called "Analyzing the Impact of Katrina: Race, Class, Environment" on Monday, September 19, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall, Room 218. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more

A panel discussion on the state of the United States Constitution, titled "A Forum On the Nation's Users' Manual," will be held at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Winston Room, Student Center. The event, for Constitution Day, is open to the public, free of charge. For more
"Crossing The Boulevard: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America," a multimedia performance by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, based on their acclaimed book, will take place at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Gulick Theatre. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Family Weekend will be celebrated September 23 through 25 at St. Lawrence University, with a variety of academic, social and entertainment events planned for students and their families. For more
"Celebrating Mozart" is the theme of a concert by the Alexander String Quartet, artists-in-residence at St. Lawrence University, on Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Gulick Theatre on campus. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Nicole Youngman, a sociologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, will give a talk at St. Lawrence University on "Hurricane Katrina and History of Flood Mitigation Efforts in New Orleans" on Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Over 100 colleges, universities and institutions will be represented at Higher Education Night, to be held Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Leithead Field House, Augsbury Physical Education Center, at St. Lawrence University. For more
Student News
The Second Annual William O'Brien First-Year Research Prizes have been awarded to four students whose projects for the 2004-2005 academic year were judged to "best reflect the goals of the First-Year Seminars."
For more
Alumni News
St. Lawrence University Trustee John P. Loughlin '79, president of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s TV Guide Publishing Group, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines. Loughlin begins his new role at Hearst October 24.
For more
St. Lawrence In The News
John CollinsAssistant Professor of Global Studies John Collins was quoted in a September 14 story in the Dallas Morning News, on difficulties the United Nations is having agreeing on language to define "terrorism."
For more

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: Lorrie Moore'78 opens the 2005-2006 Writers Series, which will feature several events this year with alumni writers. Thanks to the organizers of the Writers Series for their support of the Sesquicentennial goal to celebrate the achievements of our alumni.



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