June 4, 2007
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A memorial service for Jonia Mendonca Guterres'10 is planned
for Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon at Canaras Conference Center. The
University will provide van transportation for those Summerterm students
who wish to attend. Contact the Dean of Student Life Office at 5311
to reserve a space on a van. This service is for members of the St. Lawrence University community.
When all students and faculty return in the fall, a campus memorial service will take place, after we have the chance to work with Jonia's
more information, see President Sullivan's announcement
of Jonia's accidental passing on Saturday, June 2, and a link to our
on-line memory book.
Reunion Weekend a great success!
Close to 900 alumni enjoyed beautiful weather and warm hospitality as they returned to campus for their Reunion weekend. Reunion classes raised over $12 million for the University, an all-time high, and brought energy and enthusiasm to their alma mater. View photos from the weekend in our Photo Album and read President Sullivan's State of the University Address.
Green Power, thanks to the student Environmental Action Organization and Student Government
Lawrence University's Student Center is going green in 2007-2008,
powered by sustainable energy. It is estimated that the center accounts
for 7 percent of total electricity use on campus.
| Don Rose named vice chair and chair-elect of the Board of Trustees
Donald K. Rose, of
Palo Alto, California, has been elected vice president of the St.
Lawrence University Board of Trustees, and chair-elect for 2007-2008.
He will become chair of the board upon the retirement of Larry Winston
on June 30, 2008.
Lawrence in the News
Kathleen Buckley in the Christian Science Monitor
The May 31 online edition of The Christian Science Monitor included
a Letter to the Editor by St. Lawrence Chaplain Kathleen Buckley, responding
to an earlier editorial in the Monitor. In the letter, Rev.
Buckley discusses the University's Build Your Own Beliefs program.
Joe Tolliver in the Chronicle of Higher Education
President and Dean of Student Life Joseph Tolliver was quoted in
a June 1 story in The Chronicle of Higher Education, about
efforts to assist minority students academically, allowing them
to reach their intellectual potential. Tolliver is on the Steering
Board of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success, a group
of colleges with programs that assist students of high ability
who may be under-prepared for higher education.
For more Laurentians in the News
NEW! SLU Live! We've added the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, and recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes to our new SLU Live! page. Check them out, along with links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come!
NEW! MySpace page! St. Lawrence has a MySpace page! We have 627 friends already! Join today!
Keep up with Lyndsay Belt's blog as she writes about her Yellowstone National Park internship. A sample: We headed to Elk Creek to sample several wetland sites for amphibians and water quality data... We were given about 8 sites to get to, all via GPS coordinates. In other words, I got a crash course in using a GPS device. When we walked into the field toward our first site we saw a male pronghorn..."
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