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Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.
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Alma Mater (Latin: alma “nourishing”, mater “mother”). In contemporary usage, the Alma Mater is a school or university an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with that school. According to its original Latin, Alma Mater translates literally to “nourishing mother”.
When you first imagine Upstate New York, you may picture rural farmlands and your typical Small Town, USA, with not a whole lot to do. In part, this is true; however, I have never had a problem finding something to do in Canton, the small town that houses St. Lawrence University.
Ever since I was young, I felt that I should have been a lot older. Not saying that when I was 10 I should’ve been in college but rather, I should already be well past 100.
As the end of my first semester of senior year quickly approaches, I have begun to reflect more on my time here at SLU and all the special people and experiences that have enriched my life.
TV shows like Bones, House, and Grey’s Anatomy make everyone want to work in science or medicine and I’m convinced those shows make me want to want to be a doctor. Not only this, but STEM majors appear at the top of every “best majors” list.
A portable hammock might not be the first item you think to put on your college packing list, but here at St. Lawrence University, it's a must.
Throughout my entire life, there have always been changes whether I was moving cities or switching schools. One thing that always was a constant was playing squash. Ever since I could walk, I had a squash racket in my hand. It was, and still is, one of my absolute favorite things to do.
When you ask students here why they chose to St. Lawrence, the most common answer is, “It just felt right.” So many students are drawn to SLU for the people, the community, and the feeling that you get when you walk around campus. If you take the time to come up to St.
My favorite Trail Mix ingredients: Chocolate-covered almonds, craisins, a baby elephant, M&Ms, 5 o'clock chapel bells, a green bike, Payson and the people inside, hiking boots, Herring-Cole, a squash team, honey-nut cheerios, incredible professors, skis, Sergi's (Bob's only), a lifetime of Laure
I remember the very first time I packed up my bags and ventured on a solo trip abroad. I had no idea where I was headed or what it was going to be like, but I knew I had to do it.
While I was in the process of applying for college, I had a few concerns about St. Lawrence University. Since my parents both attended SLU, I grew up in a house where St. Lawrence was mentioned frequently.
This past summer began with two things: an idea and stubbornness. The idea, to live in a van converted into a camper and travel the West Coast seeking the best in rock climbing, was the brainchild of Jace Mullen ’17.
To the Augsbury family, I am one of the grateful recipients of the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship*. Your gift and generosity has had a great impact on my life beginning with my time at St. Lawrence.