November 21, 2005
is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!
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St. Lawrence students are on Thanksgiving recess this week. The University
will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.
the mens' soccer team,
who competed in the NCAA quarterfinals this weekend, closing another
great season with a tough loss to Williams College.
84th Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held
in Gunnison Memorial Chapel
at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, December 7, at 7 and 9 p.m.
Homes, Renewing Spirits," an exhibition of photographs portraying
both the loss and reconstruction efforts following the December 2004,
tsunami, will be in the atrium of the Student
Center at St. Lawrence University from Monday, November 28, through
Friday, December 9.
|"An Evening With
Keller Williams" will take place at St. Lawrence University
on Friday, December 9, at 9 p.m. in Gulick Theatre, Noble Center.
Tickets, at $8 for St. Lawrence students and $20 for the public,
are on sale at the University's Student Center and Brewer Bookstore,
plus Northern Music and Video in Potsdam.
Recent reports indicate that the number of students from other
countries enrolled in United States colleges continues a post-9/11
decline, but St. Lawrence University is enrolling its highest number
of foreign students ever, thanks in part to its participation in a
program that encourages international educational experiences.
Class of 2004 reports a 94% placement rate for career positions or
graduate school, and for the fourth straight year, education is the
top career field choice for St. Lawrence University graduates one
year after graduation, according to a recent survey by the Career
Roger Sherman '79, and
the organization he directs, United Vision for Idaho, has won an award
for outstanding community leadership.
Lawrence In the News
New York Times Sunday Book Review's "Paperback Row"
on November 20 included Assistant Professor of English Robert
Cowser's memoir Dream Season.
Vice President for University Relations Lisa M. Cania was quoted in
a story in the October 2005 issue of Currents, the magazine
of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE),
on how community relations have changed at colleges across the country.
The article included information on the University's Canton Initiative.
of Chemistry Paul Connett
was interviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
on November 14, for a story on a ballot proposition in Bellingham,
Washington, to stop the practice of fluoridating water.
For more -- http://web.stlawu.edu/news/in_news.html
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: Congratulations to Jon Cardinal'08
of Ogdensburg, NY, president-elect of the Thelomathesian Society,
the oldest student organization on campus, dating to 1863. Jon follows
in the footsteps of such Laurentian leaders as:
Ward C. Priest ’08: physics professor and
a founder of WCAD/KSLU radio
Foster S. Brown ’30: St. Lawrence president,
Joseph J. Romoda ’33: dean of the college,
1949-66; Romoda Drive memorializes him
Isadore Demsky/Kirk Douglas ’39: actor, author,
Betty Leonard Dwyer ’44: the first woman
to serve as president
James Garbarino ’68: noted child psychologist
and authority on violence in schools
Joseph T. “JJ” Jockel ’74: professor
and chair of Canadian studies at St. Lawrence; widely-regarded authority
on Canadian-American relations
Dekkers Davidson'78, University trustee
Suzanne K. Aquila ’89: the only person known
to have served two terms
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