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News Digest
July 31, 2006

News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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Campus News
Keep your eyes on the progress of construction through the Johnson Hall of Science photo album, newly updated, 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. Photos updated July 29.
North Country Public Radio, based at St. Lawrence University, is the recipient of a $330,000 grant from The New York State Music Fund for UpNorth Music, a project to spotlight and promote regional musicians. Over the next two years, a team from NCPR will travel around the North Country to record a wide variety of musical acts, and will present performances through on-air broadcast, podcasts, CDs, and concerts. Read more
Following the arrival of that coveted fat envelope from the college or university, parents typically sit down with their son or daughter and figure out how to pay the tuition, room and board. But your college financial planning shouldn't end there, according to Vice President for Finance Kathryn Mullaney. Read more
Participating in an archaeological "dig" in Africa, exploring a Caribbean coral reef and studying art in one of the great European capitals were among the experiences St. Lawrence students had while taking Summerterm 2006 courses taught off campus. The courses allow study abroad without committing to an entire semester or year away from the University. This is the first year that a summer version of St. Lawrence's very popular program of study in Kenya was offered. Read more
Alumni News
A Class of 1977 grad who's a surgeon and a Class of '01 alum who overcame serious injury to successfully complete an Ironman triathlon have both recently been profiled in their local newspapers. To read the stories and see more St. Lawrence people and programs in the news, visit In the News on the Web

New on the Web
Coming in August! The homepage of the St. Lawrence Web site, and selected second-level pages, will have a refreshed design! We've taken the best features from our new, Summer 2005, Web restructuring, listened to feedback over the year, developed new ideas, and have been working on a refreshed look that you'll see in August. Watch for our new look!!

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News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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