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Obiora Udechukwu, Charles A. Dana professor of art and art history
Obiora Udechukwu, Charles A. Dana professor of art and art history, will be one of two African artists honored at the Interdisciplinary African Arts Conference in Nigeria.
St. Lawrence University ranked 10th in graduation rates and 11th for retention in New York
Buffalo-based Business First magazine ranked St. Lawrence University as having the 10th highest graduation rate of all upstate New York colleges and universities.
Paul Doty, electronic services librarian
Librarian Paul Doty is regularly posting his "A Summer of Commonplaces" summer reading list to the Friends of the Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries (FODYLL) blog.
Robert Baird, Amy Feiereisel Charlotte Crawford intern at North Country Public Radio
St. Lawrence University students Charlotte Crawford ’16 and Robert Baird ’17 plus recent graduate Amy Feiereisel ’15 are interning this summer for North Country Public Radio.
Lee Bailey ’74
St. Lawrence University’s Board of Trustees has elected Lee Bailey '74 and Joanie Byrne Hall P'17 new term members and Christian Ehrhardt '07 and Morgan (Pendergast) Baker '08 as McCurdy-Sprague trustees.
Kenya Semester Program
St. Lawrence University faculty and students will have an exclusive opportunity to work with the Brookings Institution and participate in policy discussions focused on Africa security issues.
Cynthia Bansak, professor of economics
A dozen St. Lawrence University teaching faculty were granted promotions, including eight who were promoted to associate professor and another four who were promoted to full professor.
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history, offered Reuters news agency his take on recent Turkish elections, which put an end to President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party government.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, associate professor and chair of performance and communication arts
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, associate professor and chair of performance and communication arts, gave credit to dads ahead of Father's Day in the "Huffington Post."
amela Thacher, associate professor of psychology
A recent study conducted at St. Lawrence University by Pamela Thacher, associate professor of psychology, and Alexis Reinheimer '15 found keeping too much clutter can contribute to sleep problems.
Joseph Jockel
Joseph T. Jockel, one of the most highly regarded researchers when it comes to Canadian defense and its impact abroad, has been named Piskor Professor of Canadian Studies at St. Lawrence University.


College Raptor's Hidden Gem Colleges
St. Lawrence University has been named the best “hidden gem” institution in New York State by the college matching platform College Raptor Inc.
Carol Cady, a geographical information systems specialist and maps librarian
Two St. Lawrence University faculty members were awarded T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships for 2015.
Statistics has been approved as a new major at St. Lawrence University
The New York State Education Department this week approved a new bachelor of science degree in statistics, giving students the opportunity to major in a rapidly growing discipline.
Philip Duggan '15
Philip Duggan ’15 and Hannah Langsdale '15 will bike their way across the United States this summer, stopping along the way to participate in affordable housing construction projects.
The first winner from St. Lawrence University of the St. Lawrence International Film Festival’s student film competition is James Corbett ’15, who majored in psychology and minored in film studies. named St. Lawrence the best campus in New York State
A new athletic director, national nods to value and performance, and research concerning colorful cat collars help round out the top 10 most popular news stories of the Spring 2015 semester.
Emily Metzger '15 present research during the Festival of Scholarship at St. Lawrence University.
A grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation will make rhetoric and communication studies an even more integral component of a St. Lawrence education.
Donna Alvah, associate professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of U.S. history
St. Lawrence University's 2016 Frank P. Piskor Lectureship has been awarded to Donna Alvah, associate professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of U.S. history.
Nina Melkonyan ’18, Anna Tsybko '16, Imman Merdanovic ’17, Robert Archie ’18, Zachary Martell ’16, and Elizaveta Dyatko ’17.
Elizaveta Dyatko ’17, who organized St. Lawrence University's Model UN student club, and five other students took part in the New York University’s Model United Nations Conference in April.
Lanika Sanders '17
St. Lawrence University students who took part in the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute R&D Student Competition finished in the top three among undergraduate schools.
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Music will host a Concert for Nepal, donating all collected proceeds from the event to Literacy for Nepal.
Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17.
St. Lawrence University’s Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, on Creasy Commencement Common and will include remarks from honorary degree recipients.


St. Lawrence University students Skype teach to Rwanda.
Seven St. Lawrence University students will travel to Rwanda in late spring to continue teaching English as a second language to the women they've been teaching this semester using Skype.
Moving-Up Day 2015
St. Lawrence University continued its traditional Moving-Up Day Academic Awards and the Omicron Delta Kappa “Tapping” ceremonies on Saturday, April 25.