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St. Lawrence University was named Best Campus in New York
St. Lawrence University was named Best Campus in New York in a recent rating by
Twenty-eight students took part in the first SLU Connect-DC events from Jan. 6 to 11. (SLU Photo/Jeff Mauritzen)
St. Lawrence University sponsored its first-ever SLU Connects-DC event, in which 28 students joined professional alumni in the nation's capital for six days of networking and tours.
John Dermot Woods, Viebranz visiting professor of creative writing
The St. Lawrence University Writer’s Series kicks off the new year with John Dermot Woods, who will speak at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Sykes Common Room. 
Construction of Kirk Douglas Hall in the winter of 2014.
A recent study shows St. Lawrence University’s economic impact on the North Country region of New York increased nearly $15 million over the last two years to $276 million.
Wes Kline, assistant professor of photography and video
A St. Lawrence University professor has received the Public Art Fellowship grant from the St. Lawrence County Arts Council to develop a sound-and-photography art exhibit in Canton and Potsdam.
Victor Marquez-Barrios, visiting assistant professor of music.
A musical composition written by a St. Lawrence University professor that will be performed at an upcoming festival was inspired by an instrument made with sustainability in mind.
From left to right: Douglas Mattice, Wendy Lawton, Justin Martin and MariBeth Peets.
A team of St. Lawrence University Dining and Conference Services cooks won a silver medal in this year’s American Culinary Federation Culinary Conference and Competition.
A production still from the film "Nontraditional."
The North of the Blue Line will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 21 at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, featuring an artist reception on Jan. 15 and a showing of the film "Nontraditional" on Feb. 2.
Nominations for St. Lawrence University’s 2015 North Country Citation are currently being accepted. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 30.
St. Lawrence University’s Music Department will hold a series of auditions for its Spring 2015 music ensembles.


St. Lawrence University campus, Abbott residence
News articles that featured St. Lawrence University’s ranking were some of the most read articles for the year.
J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” written by J. Kimball Gannon '24, pays royalties to St. Lawrence University every time it is played commercially.
Winter campus 2014
"Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" has once again included St. Lawrence University in its top 100 list of Best Values in Private Colleges.
Charlie Taggart '15 interned at two different banks in China during the summer of 2014 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
Since January 2013, St. Lawrence University students have had the opportunity to intern with companies and nonprofit organizations in China through the Center for International and Intercultural Studies.
Victor Marquez-Barrios, visiting assistant professor and composer of music
Two originally scored pieces currently being written by a St. Lawrence University visiting professor of music will be performed live for the first time, one at an art exhibition in Chicago and the other at a music conference in France.
Hayley Humiston '16 pictured with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Hayley Humiston ’16, who interned this summer at U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, is now taking part in St. Lawrence University’s study abroad program at The Washington Center.
Melissa Farmer Richards
President William L. Fox has named Melissa Farmer Richards vice president for University Communications. She will begin her duties at St. Lawrence on Jan. 28, 2015.
Kirk and Anne Douglas pictured with President William L. and Lynn Fox.
St. Lawrence University's new residence hall, which opened for the Fall 2014 semester, will be named after Kirk Douglas '39. A dedication ceremony for Kirk Douglas Hall will take place at a future date.
Adam Hinds
St. Lawrence University’s political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, will host Adam Hinds who will discuss ISIS at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Sykes Formal Lounge.
Ana Y. Estevez, associate professor of biology and psychology, Quinn Self ’15 and Sierra Miller ’16
Ana Y. Estevez, associate professor of biology and psychology, Quinn Self ’15 and Sierra Miller ’16 recently attended and presented their research at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine’s annual meeting
Elizabeth Paris, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Elizabeth Paris, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s International Collaborative Research Grant.
St. Lawrence University announced the Fall 2014 Innovation Grant award recipients.


Eight faculty members have been selected for St. Lawrence University's first cohort of Digital Initiatives Faculty Fellowships, a program designed to advance the use of digital tools and approaches in classroom settings.
Laurentian Singers
St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will perform their annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Dance concert Fall 2014 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
St. Lawrence University will feature its Fall 2014 dance concert “Dancing on the Edge” at 8 p.m. on both Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6.