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News Digest
September 11, 2006

Honoring the Executive Order, the United States and St. Lawrence flags are at half-staff today, and we remember the Laurentians who died five years ago at the World Trade Center: Christopher Morrison '89, Michel Pelletier '88, Richard Stewart '89, Robert Coll '88 and Catherine Gorayeb '82.

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Campus News
Science Construction Update
Keep your eyes on the progress of construction through the Johnson Hall of Science photo album, updated September 9, 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 will open the $36.9 million, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable design for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience and psychology in fall 2007.
St. Lawrence University in Canton and SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music join the worldwide celebration of composer Dmitri Shostakovich with a series of events titled "A Shostakovich Festival: A Centennial Celebration of Soviet Russia's Greatest Composer." All events in the festival are open to the public, free of charge.For more
Nearly 100 colleges, universities and institutions will be represented at Higher Education Night, to be held Tuesday, October 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Leithead Field House, Augsbury Physical Education Center, at St. Lawrence University.For more
Author Lee Martin begins the Writers Series at St. Lawrence University with an appearance on Thursday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. For more
Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (Scribner 2004), is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium at St. Lawrence University. She will speak on Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden, on the topic "Spending Nation: Can Liberal Values Survive in the Age of Consumerism?" The event is open to the public, free of charge.For more
Two St. Lawrence University professors will give invited lectures at other institutions in September.For more
Student News
Karla E. General '07, Hogansburg, New York, completed a 10-week internship during the summer in the Washington office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York). General was one of 12 students from nine tribes and 11 universities to be selected as 2006 Native American Congressional Interns.For more
St. Lawrence's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Alpha Omicron chapter, received the True Merit award at the organization's national congress in Austin, Texas, during the summer.For more
Sabrina Harbec '08, Annie Guay '08, Kerri Wallace '09 and Britni Smith '10 were invited to the Canadian National Women's Team Fall Festival where they will compete for positions on Canada's 2006-2007 National team.  For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Associate Professor of Global Studies John M. Collins was a guest on Chicago Public Radio's "Worldview" program on September 6, discussing the Bush administration's use of the word "Islamofascism."

The September 4 (Volume 84, Number 36) issue of Chemical and Engineering News included a report on the July 28-30 conference on fluoride hosted by St. Lawrence University and organized by Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Paul Connett.
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"Why I Teach" is a new feature of the Future Students and Faculty web sites, with essays by several faculty describing the passion they have for teaching.  More essays will be added throughout this year, and some essays will be audio taped so students can hear our great teachers as well as read their words.

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