November 14, 2005
2005-2006 is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!
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Students enrolled in St. Lawrence University's program in France have
been unaffected by the political unrest in that nation. This web
site will post any changes to program plans or other relevant information.
St. Lawrence University will host a memorial service for Trustee
Sabra Bartlett '74, who passed away on October 31. The service will
be November 19, 10 a.m. in Gunnison Chapel for all who wish to remember
and honor Ms. Bartlett.
Lawrence University Trustee Allan P. Newell, Hammond, has pledged
$1.2 million to the University's next comprehensive fund-raising campaign.
His gift will fund the construction of the Newell Center for Arts
Technology, a central project in Phase II of the arts renovations
plan for Noble and Griffiths centers.
new biography of acclaimed author Alice Munro, by St. Lawrence University
Professor of Canadian Studies and Molson Research Fellow Robert W.
Thacker, is the first such volume that has received Munro's cooperation.
E. Molson, a 1992 graduate of St. Lawrence University, has been elected
to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees, beginning July 1, 2006.
Molson, of Evergreen, Colorado, is vice president of quality and distributor
development for Molson Coors Brewing Co. Inc., of Golden, Colorado.
E. "Jed" Williamson, president of Sterling College in Craftsbury
Common, Vermont, will give a slide show presentation called "Mount
McKinley – A Retrospective" on Tuesday, November 15, at
7:30 p.m. in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, at St. Lawrence
University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
Boston Globe carried a
feature story on musician Grace Potter, former member of the Class
of 2005, in its Nov. 11. edition. Grace Potter's band, Grace Potter
and the Nocturnals, includes several alumni and had its beginning
on campus. For More
J. Curtis '67, professor of school psychology in the department of
psychological and social foundations at the University of South Florida
in Tampa, received the National Association of School Psychologists'
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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!
Thanks to North Country Public Radio
and to the Watertown Daily Times for their wonderful supplements
on St. Lawrence history, published in October and on Nov. 9, respectively.
The University Communications team, especially Neal Burdick, collaborated
with both media organizations.
This week: More Fun Facts about St. Lawrence University
*The American chestnut tree north of Herring-Cole is the oldest
of a handful of this rare species in New York State, and reputedly
* Herring-Cole Hall, the library from 1870 until Owen D. Young Library
opened in 1959, was built of sandstone native to St. Lawrence County.
*Richardson Hall was the first building on campus. Construction
began in 1856; as College Hall (it was renamed in 1906, it housed
the entire University, including the Theological School, for several
years. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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