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University News

2015

July

Mellon Foundation funds St. Lawrence University's Global Gateways Program
St. Lawrence University will receive a grant from the Mellon Foundation to create the Global Gateways Program, helping to transition international students better to academic and campus life.
Bob Cowser, professor of English
Professor of English Bob Cowser was interviewed on prison education on WAMC's "The Best of Our Knowledge," which was syndicated on National Public Radio.
Matthew Carotenuto, associate professor of history and coordinator of African studies
Matthew Carotenuto, associate professor of history and coordinator of African studies, co-wrote an opinion piece on President Obama's upcoming visit to his ancestral home of Kenya.
Kealey Viglielmo ’17, a conservation biology major from Woodstock, Vermont. (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
Kealey Viglielmo ’17, a conservation biology major was awarded an Internship Fellowship to study American kestrels in northern New York over the summer.
Eileen Toribio ’17, an Internship Fellowship recipient, is interning at the Community Peformance Series at SUNY Potsdam.
Eileen Toribio ’17, an Internship Fellowship recipient, is interning at the Community Peformance Series at SUNY Potsdam.
Casimir Misiewicz, Caroline Fleischauer, Maya Williams, Jasmin Coates, Margot Nitschke, Jacob St. Pierre
Six exceptional St. Lawrence University students have been selected to work as Summer Admissions Interns for 2015.
'Money' magazine listed St. Lawrence University as among the best in the nation.
Money magazine has listed St. Lawrence University among its list of Best Colleges in the country, including one of the 50 best liberal arts colleges.
Jingru (Reena) Hu '17 and Melanie Smeallie Mbuyi ’77
Jingru Hu '17, who is originally from China, is interning this summer at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Nicoline Carlson Sawabini '79, P15
St. Lawrence University’s Board of Trustees elected Nicoline Carlson Sawabini '79 P'15 as the newest member of its board.
Catherine Tedford, director of the Brush Art Gallery
St. Lawrence University will receive funding from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to create and support a digital collection of art and images for both teaching and research.
The 2016 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" includes St. Lawrence University
The 2016 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" includes St. Lawrence University, focusing on its small class sizes, rural location, off-campus opportunities, and its outgoing and energetic student body.

June

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.

May

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.