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News Digest
April 24, 2006




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Campus News
Hundreds of Laurentians gathered in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 22, to remember President Emeritus Frank Piskor, who passed away March 8. Former colleagues from Dr. Piskor's administration, retired and current faculty, alumni, trustees, staff and community friends celebrated his leadership, his passion for learning, and his sincere interest in all people he knew. Read President Sullivan's remarks and read Reverend Michael Catanzaro's homily from the service

Campus Events
St. Lawrence's annual Employee Recognition Reception is Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. Please join as we honor the service of imminent retirees as well as those who have reached an anniversary of their careers at St. Lawrence.

Moving-Up Day, the annual celebration of student achievement, is Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. in Gunnison Chapel.
The Early Music Singers of St. Lawrence University will present "An English Evensong" on Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence University's Festival of Science, showcasing original science research by students, will be on Thursday, April 27, followed by the Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture by University of Cincinnati Professor of Geology Carlton E. Brett. Read more
Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing John Daniel will give the final appearance in the St. Lawrence University Writers Series, on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall.. Read more
Alumni News
Kara Benson '02 has been promoted to senior property manager for Nordblom Company, Inc., a Burlington, Massachusetts-based real estate firm. Read more
Alexandra Kirby Taylor '89, the president-elect of the Alumni Association's Executive Council, has been named Distinguished Performance Award Winner of the Year at The Hartford, in New York. Read more
Shane Williams-Ness '93 has merged her Saratoga, New York, public relations firm, Red Talk, with the capitol-area firm Sawchuck, Brown Associates. Read more
Laurentians in the News
An opinion piece by Professor of Chemistry Paul Connett appeared in the Rutland Herald (VT) on April 19, opposing fluoridation of the water supply in that community.
An editorial by Lorrie Moore '78 in the April 23 New York Times describes her decision to become a writer, with credit to her Shakespeare professor at St. Lawrence. Read the editorial.
A column by educational consultant Dennis Barden '79 in the April 18 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education reflected on the legacy of the late Frank P. Piskor at St. Lawrence.
The Providence Journal (RI) included a story on April 15 on a panel discussion held on "Voices in Wartime"; one of the participants was Assistant Professor of English Ngoc Quang Huynh, a former Providence resident.
An April 11 article on the front page of the business section of the Richmond, VA, Times-Dispatch profiled Jennifer Wootten Hunter '94; in the article, she discusses her decision to attend St. Lawrence. Read the story.
An April 7 article in the Poughkeepsie Journal on an exhibition of Rembrandt's art at Vassar College noted that the scholarly catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, "The Felix M. Warburg Print Collection: A Legacy of Discernment," was co-written by Lynn and Terry Birdsong Associate Professor of Fine Arts Dorothy Limouze.

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Sesquicentennial News:

The Origins of Moving-Up Day
: In 1869, Tree Holiday (now Moving-Up Day) was initiated by President Richard Fisk, who decreed a spring day off from classes to allow students and faculty to transplant trees for the nearby woods to the virtually barren campus. Many of the trees still stand in the Herring-Cole Grove. In the 20th century the day evolved into an occasion for the recognition of student achievement and a symbolic “moving-up” of students to chapel pews vacated by students a year ahead of them.

Write your best wishes to SLU on its 150th birthday and your greetings to the people who'll celebrate our 200th birthday in 2056. Send your birthday wishes to St. Lawrence and future Laurentians through our Web link.

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