University News



(Clockwise from top-left) Congresswoman Katherine Clark ’85, William “Bill” Torrey ’57, John Gaal, and Charles Aquadro ’75.
St. Lawrence University’s Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.
Malakia Takane ’18
Two St. Lawrence University students have been selected to receive funding this summer for their Davis UWC Projects for Peace 2016 proposals.
Herring-Cole Hall
St. Lawrence University was named a top-50 college on the National Historic Register by the ranking service Best College Reviews.
St. Lawrence Students pictured at the Model UN Conference at the United Nations
St. Lawrence University’s Model United Nations Club participated in April at the New York University Model UN Conference, which took place at the United Nations.
Fireworks on campus
St. Lawrence University will host a Senior Week Fireworks Display, beginning at dusk on Friday, May 20.
Claire Silberg '15 pictured in Kenya
A recent St. Lawrence University graduate and Kenya Semester Program participant, Claire Silberg ’15, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, allowing her to teach in Kenya.
Daniel N. McLane, assistant professor of environmental sociology
The senior class has selected Daniel N. McLane, assistant professor of environmental sociology, to receive the Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award.
PCA's 2016-17 theater production calendar
The Department of Performance and Communication Arts has announced its 2016-17 theater season and schedule.
"Mediation, Conciliation, and Emotions"
Education faculty Peter Ladd and Kyle Blanchfield have published a new book, titled "Mediation, Conciliation, and Emotions."
The editorial team at "The Hill News"
"The Hill News" has won two New York Press Association awards in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, including the top spot for General Excellence in college newspapers.
St. Lawrence University received an extraordinary gift from a loyal Laurentian couple with the purpose of endowing a permanent teaching position in the Department of Government.
Joseph Kling, professor of government
The annual Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries' Commencement lecture will be delivered by Professor of Government Joseph Kling from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.


Students line up for Moving-Up Day ceremonies at St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University continued its traditional Moving-Up Day Academic Awards and the Omicron Delta Kappa “Tapping” ceremonies on Saturday, April 30.
Through the New York 6 Liberal Arts Consortium, several St. Lawrence University students and faculty have been selected as Selected as Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellows for 2016.
Rhythm & Roots Ensemble will present “Singer-Songwriters” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Launders Underground.
Abye Assefa, associate professor of sociology and African studies, pictured on right
Abye Assefa, associate professor of sociology and African studies, participated in a panel discussion on April 25 at the Brookings Institution as part of the Africa Security Initiative.
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York will screen a series of student short films on Heritage Award recipients beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.
The Spring 2016 Innovation Grant award recipients include exploring a new 3D printing center, enhancing student exposure to and skill with activism, creating new spaces for community, and supporting eSports.
 James R. Wallace, associate professor of psychology
A generous gift from a loyal Laurentian will endow a permanent teaching position in psychology by honoring professor James R. Wallace for his 40-year impact on students, children and teachers.
St. Lawrence University's Department of Performance and Communication Arts will perform “Hokum Poke ’em Cabaret,” or the “Decameron Blues,” beginning at 8 p.m. April 27 to 30. Edson R. Miles Black Box Theater.
Improv Lab will perform “A More Perfect Unison” beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in Launders Underground.
The St. Lawrence University String Orchestra will perform “A Tribute to James Horner” at the Russell Theatre at 7:30 on Monday, April 25, and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
St. Lawrence University students studying abroad in Denmark
The online college information site DegreeQuery has listed St. Lawrence University as No. 12 in the country for study abroad participation.
“Milkweed Pods” by Heron Hetzler '16
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will host a graduating student art exhibition from April 29 to June 4, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.
Sandy Ikeda
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series will host Sandy Ikeda at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Hepburn Auditorium.