Macreena Doyle
Not a Church This Time
While visiting Toronto last summer, Coordinator of News Services Macreena Doyle
found the name “St. Lawrence” prominently displayed on a couple of businesses.
Readers who discover the University’s name anywhere in the world, whether it be
in association with a pub, a church, a road or a mysterious bus (to cite some recent
examples), are encouraged to send evidence to this magazine, at nburdick@
WCAD, one of the earliest
broadcasting stations in the
country and the first surviving
college radio station (today’s
begins operations.
J. Kimball Gannon ’24 composes
Alma Mater
on his landlady’s piano.
Kixioc and Kalon are founded;
they later merge into
Delta Kappa (ODK)
Liberal Arts Grads
Better Prepared
for Careers, Life
When the 653 members of the Univer-
sity's Class of 2016 arrived for Orienta-
tion on Aug. 26, it was expected that
many would feel anxious about beginning
their college studies – and so would their
parents. But a recent national study shows
that graduates of liberal arts institutions
feel that their educations better prepared
them for careers and life challenges.
The study, commissioned by the An-
napolis Group (a consortium of 130
residential liberal arts colleges, including
St. Lawrence) and conducted by the high-
er education consulting firm Hardwick
Day, indicates that 60 percent of liberal
arts college graduates said they felt "better
prepared" for life after college, compared
to 34 percent who attended public flag-
ship universities. In addition, 76 percent
of liberal arts college graduates rated their
college experience highly for preparing
them for their first job, compared to 66
percent who attended public flagship
Another key finding of the study is that
liberal arts college graduates are more
likely to graduate in four years or less, giv-
ing them a head start on their careers.
The study is one of only a few that ex-
plores the lasting effects of college in such
areas as career preparation and advance-
ment, skill development, development of
personal and professional values and at-
titude, and community involvement. For
more: liberalartseducation.org. —MD
Safety First
This is a simulated dorm room. Just a
couple of minutes before this picture
was taken, it was not on fire; only a thin
wisp of white smoke curled around the
ceiling. A few minutes after the picture,
the fire was out, thanks to the work of
Canton Fire Department members.
But everything in it – furniture, bed-
ding, draperies, and, by stark implica-
tion, any living being – was destroyed
by flames, smoke and thousand-degree-
plus temperatures.
The simulation, designed to show how
quickly a fire can consume a room and
its contents, was part of the Campus
Safety Fair in September. Other teach-
ing demonstrations involved a simulated
smoke-filled room (with non-toxic
smoke”), the dangers of texting while
driving, and police "beer goggles,"
which realistically simulate impaired
vision caused by alcohol consumption.
Jonathan Foster-Moore '13