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News Digest
October 16, 2006

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Campus News
"We are on the move. We must remain on the move." With these words, University President Daniel F. Sullivan announced the kick-off of Momentum St. Lawrence, a campaign to raise
$200 million by December 31, 2010.
He added that over $86 million has already been raised toward the goal.

The objectives: Securing Our Future through Endowment Growth: $100 Million
Enhancing Facilities for Optimal Student Benefit: $45 million
Energizing Today's St. Lawrence through the St. Lawrence Fund: $35 million
Strengthening Competitiveness through New Programs & Opportunities: $10 million
Ensuring the Future with Unrestricted Bequests and Trust Commitments: $10 million

Read the press release about Momentum St. Lawrence

Read President Sullivan's speech from the kick-off dinner about campaign objectives
Visit the new Campaign Web site for much more.

St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of English Bob Cowser Jr. let readers in on the world of semi-pro football in his last memoir, and turns to his formative years in Tennessee, Louisiana and Nebraska in his latest, Scorekeeping: Essays from Home. The book is out October 16 from the University of South Carolina Press. Read more
A former St. Lawrence University professor and an alumna are the co-presenters of the 2006 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture, on the topic "A Menorah in the Wilderness: The Jewish Experience at St. Lawrence." The event will be on Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. Read more
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries will celebrate the 2005 publication of the book Escenas En Conflicto: El Teatro Español E Italiano Desde Los Márgenes Del Barroco (Scenes in Conflict: The Spanish and Italian Theater From The Margins of the Baroque) by Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Marcella Salvi with a reception on Friday, November 3, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. Salvi will speak at the event.
For more
Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana, director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University, will speak and read from recent works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, November 2, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
For more
Research by St. Lawrence faculty and students will be presented at the 118th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 22 through 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some 6,200 geoscientists are expected to attend. Read more

St. Lawrence in the News
On October 14 and 15, C-Span's "Book TV" featured North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann, speaking about his book, Welcome to the Homeland. The event was taped at St. Lawrence, in Sykes Common Room.

For more Laurentians in the News

New on the Web!
The Momentum St. Lawrence Campaign site is your central resource for all news and information about St. Lawrence's newly announced $200 million fundraising effort. Visit the site to review campaign objectives, to read speeches from President Sullivan and Campaign Chair Shel Johnson'68, to see photos from the weekend's kick-off celebration, to review special information from the faculty-staff campaign committee, and so much more.

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