University News



Deborah Markley
St. Lawrence University will host the 15th-Annual North Country Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the Eben Holden Conference Center.
Students present during the Festival of Science and the Festival of Scholarship and Creativity
St. Lawrence University celebrates the Festival of Science and the Festival of Scholarship and Creativity together on Friday, April 28, across campus.
Sculpture by Samantha Ormsby '17
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will feature three exhibitions of student art and art selections from April 28 to June 3.
Clockwise from top left: Susan M. Collins, Jane (Breckenridge) Eisner, Caroline Welsh and Richard Guarasci
St. Lawrence University's Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.
A photo of the Kings Falls dam from where SLU gets its renewable hydropower.
St. Lawrence University has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership for its use of renewable, zero-emissions electricity.
Retirees: Front, left to right: Sandy Demarest, Patty Ashlaw. Back, left to right: James Wallace, Michael Greenwald, Sid Sonderg
St. Lawrence University recognized retirements and celebrated employee anniversaries at a ceremony held Wednesday, April 19, in Sykes Common Room. President William L. Fox ’75 and Lynn Smith Fox recognized those retiring and employees celebrating 25 years of service.
Clark Chilson
With support from the Harold H. Niles Memorial Fund, St. Lawrence University will host Clark Chilson as guest speaker for the Niles Lecture on Religion and Science at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in Sykes Common Room.
Left to right: Emily Pomainville, Ashton Keith, Brendan Raville, RJ Pearsall and Josh Oshiro
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Math, Computer Science and Statistics and Pi Mu Epsilon honorary hosted of the Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest for area high schools on April 5.
Dance concert Spring 2017 (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
St. Lawrence University’s Department of Performance and Communication Arts will feature its spring Dance Concert at 8 p.m. from April 27 to 29 in Gulick Theatre.
Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history
The Project on Middle East Democracy, POMED, published a report by Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and nonresident senior fellow with POMED, titled “Erdogan As Autocrat: A Very Turkish Tragedy.”
Christian Hosmer and the String Orchestra
St. Lawrence University's Department of Music will fill the spring season with familiar sounds from several music ensembles.
Angela Davis
St. Lawrence University’s Kathryn Fraser Mackay Memorial fund will sponsor distinguished professor of philosophy and noted civil rights activist Angela Davis from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in Gulick Theatre.
Madeleine Wong, associate professor and chair of the Department of Global Studies
A faculty-student team has been awarded funding to travel to and conduct research in Ghana this summer.
Andrew Lindner, assistant professor of sociology at Skidmore College
St. Lawrence University's Department of Sociology will host guest lecturer Andrew Lindner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in Griffiths Arts Center, room 123.
Samuel D. Gruber
Samuel D. Gruber will deliver the 2017 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture on April 18 and discuss how several European capital cities dealt with the Holocaust.
St. Lawrence University’s final Noon in the Chapel of the 2016-17 academic year will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 14, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Mark Doty
St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series will conclude its 2016-17 season with author Mark Doty at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Sykes Common Room.


Paul Graham, associate professor of English
Paul Graham, associate professor of English, will deliver the Frank P. Piskor Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 in the Sykes Common Room.
Jonathan Hendricks
Jonathan Hendricks, director of publications at the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, will deliver the annual Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture in Geology on April 13.
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St. Lawrence University Students enrolled in the Drawing II course will present their work this semester from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Otto’s Abode in Wanakena.
SoundsSandBox will showcase “Dung Duk Kung!” a performance of traditional Korean artistic sounds on Thursday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Launders Underground.
Alumni of St. Lawrence University conduct mock interviews with students. (SLU Photo/Tara Freeman)
St. Lawrence University has been named seventh Best Alumni Network in The Princeton Review’s "Colleges That Pay You Back" and was included on College Rank's Top 25 Best College Alumni Networks.
Estey Pipe Organ, Gunisson Memorial Chapel
St. Lawrence University’s Chaplain’s Office will present its eighth-annual Bach Marathon from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
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The Arts Collaborative will present a three-day workshop “The Art of Code” from March 30 to April 1 in the Newell Center for Arts Technology.
Emily Casey-Wagemaker '19, Heather Thompson '19, Estela Lucas '18, andHalley Choy '17.
Four St. Lawrence University students opted to use their Mid-Winter vacation to visit several graduate schools in New York State.