St. Lawrence plays its first intercollegiate
hockey game
a 1-0 loss to – you guessed it –
Clarkson, on the frozen Raquette River.
The tradition of playing the
chapel bells
at the end-
ing of each day” begins.
Stock Market
crashes, ushering in
the Great Depression.
Carmen de la Peña Norena ’14, right
above, came to St. Lawrence prepared
for her first Halloween. What she didn’t
anticipate was decorating pumpkin-
shaped cookies with her American host
family beforehand.
I never knew you made Halloween
cookies here!” says the Spanish exchange
student, speaking of a recent afternoon
at the home of Sara Trimm, Carmen’s
host mom through a program that
pairs international students with local
While Carmen enjoys the camaraderie
and chaos of life in a dorm, she says her
host family provides another perspective
on life in the U.S. “If I have a problem
with classes or anything, it’s nice to
know that I can tell Sara,” Carmen says.
Trimm says she and her husband love
watching their two sons learn from their
new “sister.” “My boys absolutely adore
her—they get so much out of it, being
able to learn about Spanish food at the
dinner table,” she says. Their sons also
enjoy on-campus events for the students
and their host families, such as a Family
Weekend reception and going to hockey
As St. Lawrence’s coordinator of
international student services, Trimm
was a natural fit for the program. Other
host families come from across campus
and the Canton community, and all
make the same commitment: to help the
student navigate St. Lawrence and Can-
ton’s winters with ease. Individuals can
also become conversation partners with
international students, particularly those
in the University’s English as a Second
Language course. —Molly Lunn ’12
Rave Reviews
St. Lawrence is getting great reviews
from national publications that annually
rate and rank colleges and universities:
The Princeton Review
has once again
rated the University as one of the na-
tion's best institutions for undergraduate
education. The University is also on its
list of schools with the best food on cam-
pus, one of only 20 in the entire nation
so selected.
thedailymeal.com also includes
St. Lawrence among the 52 colleges in
America with the best food.
magazine, published by the
Sierra Club, has again named St. Law-
rence a "cool school" in its list of colleges
demonstrating a commitment to sustain-
ability and the environment.
St. Lawrence is in
list of "America's Top Colleges." The
editors tell readers, "Our annual list of
America's best undergraduate institutions
focuses on educational outcomes, not
The University is also named in the
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013
selects only 300 from among several
thousand four-year colleges in the United
States, Canada and Great Britain to
U.S. News &World Report
has again
rated St. Lawrence as one of the coun-
try's best national liberal arts institutions,
placing the University in the top 20
percent of its peer group, with improved
measures in academic reputation, first-
year student retention and scores on
standardized tests reported. The 2013
rankings, which include fewer than half
of all colleges in the nation, are available
. —MD
Halloween Cookies and Hockey
Games: Pairing Local Families
with International Students