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News Digest
November 14, 2005

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


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Special Notes:
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.

Campus News
St. 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.
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A 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.
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Geoffrey 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.
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Campus Events
John 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.
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Alumni News
The 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
Michael 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.
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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!


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 the largest.

* 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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