University News



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.
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.
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.
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Music will host a Concert for Nepal, donating all collected proceeds from the event to Literacy for Nepal.
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.


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.
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.
Assembly of the chapel spire nears completion.
The new spire is scheduled to be installed atop Gunnison Memorial Chapel beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 1.
St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox '75
St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox ’75 has been appointed to The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) Board of Trustees.
Retiring: Left to Right: President Fox, Daivd Dox, Earl Froats, Alan Searleman, Sharon Henry, Linda Dixson
St. Lawrence University recognized retirements and celebrated employee anniversaries at a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 22.
St. Lawrence University announced the Spring 2015 Innovation Grant award recipients on April 21.
St. Lawrence University students study abroad in Denmark. (SLU Photo/Alexander Kusak '12)
St. Lawrence University continues to earn high marks among its peers for the more than 75 percent of students who study abroad at some point during their college experience.
St. Lawrence University will celebrate both the Festival of Science and the Festival of Scholarship and Creativity together on Friday, April 24, across the campus.
The Rev. Fred G. Garry, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Watertown
The Rev. Fred G. Garry, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, will receive the St. Lawrence University's 2015 North Country Citation during its Commencement on Sunday, May 17.
St. Lawrence University’s Art and Art History Senior Art Exhibition will officially open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.
St. Lawrence University students in the Fall 2014 participate in the Adirondack Semester
St. Lawrence University once again has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States in The Princeton Review's Green Guide to Colleges.
Steven Salaita
The American Association of University Professors will host Steven Salaita for a public lecture at St. Lawrence University at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in Eben Holden.
Jeffrey Chiarenzelli has been appointed as the MacAllaster Professor of North Country Studies.
Jeffrey Chiarenzelli ’81, James Henry Chapin professor of geology, has been appointed as the MacAllaster Professor of North Country Studies. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.
Peter Kornbluh,
The Department of Government will host author Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in Hepburn Auditorium.
Lorrie Moore '78 (Vanderbilt University/Linda Nylind)
The 2015 St. Lawrence University Writers Series will welcome author Lorrie Moore ’78 to her alma mater for a reading at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Eben Holden.