Mortensen '80's speech at Commencement May 21, advocating an activist
life, was reported in some form in over 100 news media outlets, locally,
regionally, nationally and internationally, as well as on the Internet,
including /Time/ and /People/ magazines and the /New York Times /and
/Christian Science Monitor/ newspapers. Check out the Commencement
photo album, texts of speeches by honorary degree recipients Richard
Gilbert, Viggo Mortensen, and Barbara Tewksbury, class speakers Adam
Casler and Brooke James, and President Daniel F. Sullivan.
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St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees passed an historic resolution
at its meeting on May 20. St. Lawrence adopts environmental sustainability
as one of its core values, thanks to the efforts of the Thelomathesian
Society and student leaders.
Twenty-five students have been selected as 2006 University Fellows
for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding
while conducting research with a faculty partner.
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Sociology R. Danielle
Egan has been named the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecturer for 2007.
Next spring, Egan will deliver a campus lecture on the topic "Between
Angels and the Pathologically Prurient: Moral Education and the Production
of Childhood Sexuality."
E. General, a St. Lawrence University junior from Hogansburg, New
York, is one of 12 students from nine tribes and 11 universities
to be selected as 2006 Native American Congressional Interns.
Lawrence University students were among the thousands from around
the nation this year turning away from more familiar notions of spring
break in favor of lending a hand in the Gulf Coast region devastated
by Hurricane Katrina, staffing a soup kitchen in inner city Philadelphia,
studying peace-making techniques to combat middle school bullying,
and touring Eastern Europe with American music performances.
and students traveled to the Bahamas, Curaçao and Senegal
during January, for study associated with University courses. *
College Dean of Students Joseph Tolliver was named vice president
and dean of student life at St. Lawrence.
of the most heated rivalries in all of college sports - between St.
Lawrence and Clarkson in hockey, of course - became a team effort
that benefited local health-care organizations. A St. Lawrence sorority
and a Clarkson fraternity put the rivalry aside and joined forces
for a good cause and raised $2,000.
R. Tatum, of New York, has been elected to a six-year term on the
Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University, beginning July 1. Tatum,
a 1993 graduate of St. Lawrence, is the publisher and editor-in-chief
of /The Amsterdam News/, the oldest continuously published black
newspaper in New York City. The newspaper is also the nation's oldest
continuously minority-owned newspaper.
Lawrence University Visiting Assistant Professor of English Trimiko
C. Melancon has been named a Fulbright Scholar of American Literature
and American Studies.
spring 2006 course with a travel component brought four St. Lawrence
students and their professor to a region that's a flashpoint in recent
headlines: the border between the United States and Mexico.
celebrated on April 3 with events on campus and
in 37 locations across the country.
biggest, most successful Reunion ever brought over 1,100 alumni to
campus to celebrate their class anniversaries, their special affinity
connections, and the University's Sesquicentennial year. Highlights
included the rededication of Hale Chapel in Atwood Hall, thanks to
a generous donation from the Wheeler family; seminars related to
University history, traditions and culture; gatherings of past and
present Alumni Council members, graduates of the Theology School,
and Laurentian Singers; and a State
of the University Address by
President Daniel Sullivan. Check out our Reunion
your eyes on the progress of construction through
Hall of Science photo album, updated as of June 17, and
visit the many related news stories on our Web
site about the sciences.
St. Lawrence received a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation
last fall to help fund science facilities construction. In order
to meet the challenge, the University must raise just
over $4.1 million in new gifts and pledges for the project by April
1, 2007. The University broke ground in May 2005 for the $36.9 million,
state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable design for biology,
chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience and psychology.
|A gift to St. Lawrence
University from Richard D. Church, of Norwood, has been established
and will support an annual lecture on neuroscience.
The first Richard D. Church Lecture will take place in the fall of
|The Christian A. Johnson
Endeavor Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to St. Lawrence
University to support personnel and program development initiatives
in its Center for Arts Technology. Read
the grant and about our arts
facilities expansion project.
trustees donate $3.3 million to St. Lawrence: St. Lawrence University
has announced that it has received a gift of $1.7 million from Trustee
James "Jay" Ireland '77 and Valerie Lanigan Ireland '77,
of New York City, and a gift of $1.6 million from Trustee Michael
W. Clark '81 and Pamela Van Hoven Clark '82, of Darien, Connecticut.
Both are for the University's next comprehensive fund-raising campaign.
|St. Lawrence University
has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's
Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program.
This money will be used to improve prevention of violent crimes against
women and response to victims on campus.
Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Biology Ana Y. Estevez
has been awarded a $22,500 Research Starter Grant by the National
Science Foundation (NSF) to study the role of transient receptor
potential (TRP) ion channels in normal organismal physiology. Read
M. and Esther Thompson raised their 10 children on a family-owned
dairy farm in Lisbon, and helped to support their children's higher
education for 55 years. If that's not admirable enough, they now
have created a family foundation and through the Foundation have
established funds at St. Lawrence University to benefit its University
Fellows program and Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership.
Lawrence University Associate Professor of Chemistry Ning Gao has
been awarded a grant of $32,059, as part of a $105,000 project grant,
by the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research
at the University of Michigan, funded by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration. This project is an on-going study by
her and other scientists of mercury contamination in Lake Champlain.
|A scholarship fund "to honor the mind and spirit" of
St. Lawrence University President Emeritus Frank P. Piskor (1916-2006)
has been established by Class of 1943 graduate Walter A. Hahn, of
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
|Faculty Books Published
new book by retired St. Lawrence University professor and coach Dotty.
Hall explores the history of women's sports at the University over
its 150-year history. It will be available for sale at Brewer Bookstore.
new Penguin Classics book, /Rubén Darío: Selected Writings/,
includes translations of the Nicaraguan author's work by St. Lawrence
University Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven F.
new books by St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Sociology
R. Danielle Egan explore a shadowy topic in the world of "adult
entertainment": exotic dance.
Saint women's hockey star Gina Kingsbury '04 became the third Saint
athlete to earn an Olympic gold medal, when she was part of the Canadian
women's hockey team's gold medal win over Sweden.
alumni and a hockey team were inducted into the St. Lawrence University
Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11. Visit our on-line
photo album for
scenes from the weekend.
T.J. Trevelyan of Mississauga, ON and Mike Madill of Kirkland, QC,
members of the men's
hockey team, were
recipients of two of the ECAC Hockey League's top individual honors
at the league's recent awards dinner.
Lawrence women's ice hockey team* reached
the semi-finals of the NCAA Frozen Four, losing 1-0, to eventual
champion Wisconsin. Paul Flanagan's team set a new record for wins
in a season with 31, and had two players named All Americans by the
American Hockey Coaches Association. Sabrina Harbec '08 of St. Hubert,
QC,, a 2006 Patty Kazmaier finalist, was named a first team All
American forward, while sophomore defenseman Annie Guay '08 of Rouyn-Noranda,
QC, was named a Second-Team All American at the blueline. Flanagan
was also named a top six finalist for the Division I NCAA Coach of
the Year Award.
New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and St. Lawrence
University will partner to present the 2007 NCAA Women's Frozen Four
in Lake Placid, NY.
lacrosse reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing
12-5 at Geneseo. The team made its first NCAA appearance since 1987
and opened the tournament with a win at Endicott College 13-10, finishing
the year with a 14-4 record.
baseball team went 1-2 at the NCAA Tournament, finishing its season
with a 24-14 record and earning its first NCAA Tournament bid since
Buckingham '06 of Beaver Falls, NY, finished sixth in the 2006 NCAA
Division III Decathlon Championship at Benedictine College in Illinois,
turning in the 71st All America performance by a Saint male competitor
since 1974. Zane, who finished with 6,581 points, becomes the second
Saint multi-event athlete to earn All America and the first decathlete.
Shero '84 has been named the new general manager of the Pittsburgh
Penguins hockey team. The announcement was made May 25; he has been
signed to a five-year contract.
baseball coach Tom Fay has been selected as New York State Regional
Coach of the Year in voting by his peers.
|Nine Saint athletes were
named athletics Stars of the Year as recipients of annual awards.