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News Digest
November 21, 2005

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


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Special Notes:
St. Lawrence students are on Thanksgiving recess this week. The University will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

Congratulations to the mens' soccer team, who competed in the NCAA quarterfinals this weekend, closing another great season with a tough loss to Williams College.

Campus Events
The 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.
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"Rebuilding 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.
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"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.
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Campus News
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.
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The 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 Services office.
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Alumni News
Roger Sherman '79, and the organization he directs, United Vision for Idaho, has won an award for outstanding community leadership.
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St. Lawrence In the News
The New York Times Sunday Book Review's "Paperback Row" on November 20 included Assistant Professor of English Robert Cowser's memoir Dream Season.
Associate 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.
Professor 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.
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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!

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, 1963-69
Joseph J. Romoda ’33: dean of the college, 1949-66; Romoda Drive memorializes him
Isadore Demsky/Kirk Douglas ’39: actor, author, philanthropist
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

Read a feature story about Thelmo and visit the Thelmo web site.

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