University News



J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon, as well as his other songs, generate royalties that give back to St. Lawrence University each and every time it plays.
Winter campus with blue sky
The largest donation ever made to St. Lawrence University as well as the largest incoming class were among the Top-10 news stories of 2017.
David Murphy, assistant professor of environmental studies
David Murphy, assistant professor of environmental studies, wrote an opinion article calling out a provision in the Senate's proposed tax bill that would open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and cost taxpayers more than they would receive back in return.
SLUFunk will perform “I Will Survive” Study Break Concert” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, in Launders Underground.
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Government will host guest speaker Sanford Schram ’71 at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Hepburn Hall, room 218.
The Laurentian Singers
The Laurentian Singers will perform their 18th-annual Holiday Concert and Carol Sing “A Gaelic and Gallic Christmas Garland,” Dec. 8 in Heuvelton and Dec 9 in Canton.
Fall Dance Concert 2017 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
The Fall Dance Concert will start at 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 with a dress rehearsal followed by free, ticketed shows on Dec. 8 and 9.
1926 Estey pipe organ
St. Lawrence University’s Noon in the Chapel concert series will end 2017 with Music for Christmas, beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.


University chorus singer
The St. Lawrence University Chorus will celebrate Christmas this semester with their holiday program, “Angels and Shepherds,” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
St. Lawrence University announced the Fall 2017 Innovation Grant award recipients.
“The Blue Moon Radio Hour" poster
The Department of Music will host “The Blue Moon Radio Hour: A Staged Radio Broadcast of Music and Drama from the 20s-30s,” beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Launder’s Underground
Students pictured next to a windmill in Denmark
IIE's "Open Doors" reports nearly three-quarters of all St. Lawrence University students study abroad during their attendance, with nearly two-thirds studying abroad for a semester or longer.
Inside shot of Appleton Arena
St. Lawrence University has signed a contract with HOK to conduct the comprehensive study for renovations to Appleton Arena.
St. Lawrence University students participated in the New York Six Model African Union
St. Lawrence University students participated in the New York Six Model African Union conference, which took place Nov. 3 to 5 at Hamilton College.
Student riding a bike in the snow
St. Lawrence University received recognition from the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University.
Alessandro Giardino, assistant professor of Italian and Francophone studie
Alessandro Giardino, assistant professor of Italian and Francophone studies, edited and published a new book, titled "Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples."
Zane Belden ’18, Michael Zunkeler ’18, James Schibli ’18, John (Jack) Martin ’18, and Garnet Remillard ’20
St. Lawrence University’s Fed Challenge team has advanced to the semifinal round, which will take place on Nov. 14 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Benjamin Landry
St. Lawrence University’s Writer Series will continue its 2017-18 season with author Benjamin Landry as well as Sara Schaff at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Sykes Common Room
Estey Organ
St. Lawrence University continues its Noon in the Chapel series with “Remembering and Celebrating Our Veterans” beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.


Eileen Julien, professor of comparative literature at Indiana University
Eileen Julien, professor of comparative literature at Indiana University, will deliver the 2017 C.L.R. James lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in Sykes Formal Lounge.
Scene from "Wonder of the World"
“Wonder of the World” will be performed in Gulick Theatre at 8 p.m. from Wednesday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 11.
St. Lawrence University’s Music Department will host a benefit concert for Puerto Rico beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
Pupmkins at night
St. Lawrence University’s theme houses will offer tasty treats for community children this Halloween season from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Faculty teaching a class and holding a skull bone.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded St. Lawrence University $150,000 to support its new public health program.
Saks Afridi, Code-Switching, 2017, lenticular print
St. Lawrence University’s Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will feature the exhibition “Multitudes: An art exhibition in the age of the #muslimban” from Oct. 18 to Dec. 15.