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News Digest
April 11, 2005 -
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Campus News
St. Lawrence University's Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons. Honorary degrees will be awarded to three people at the ceremony, and each will give a brief address.
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The new signage, Gilson Hall, on the building that houses Commons College, reclaims the original name of the building. The plaque honoring the building’s namesake, J. Proctor Gilson '15, is being restored. J. C. Proctor Gilson was a captain in the United States Infantry when he was killed in action on July 18, 1918 , in Soissons, France. He was a member of the Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, and the building was constructed in his memory.

Campus Events
St. Lawrence University Peterson Professor of Mathematics Duncan J. Melville will present the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Herring-Cole Hall, on the topic "Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Mesopotamia." A reception will follow the lecture; both are open to the public, free of charge.
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A jazz improvisation ensemble at St. Lawrence University will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in The Underground, Noble Center. The performance is open to the public, free of charge. For more

St. Lawrence University graduate David L. Wald, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a Seismological Society of America Distinguished Lecturer, will give a talk on "Real-Time Earthquake Information: Possibilities and Limitations" on Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall. The lecture, the 2005 R.O. and Vera Bloomer Lecture in Geology, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Former St. Lawrence University professor John Valentine, professor of philosophy at Shawnee State University, will present a lecture entitled, "Requiring American Youth to Perform Service in Defense of Their Country: A Philosophical, Historical and Strategic Argument," on Tuesday, April 26, at 4:30 pm in Room 10 of Carnegie Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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The Barnes Endowment Annual Student Juried Exhibition will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from April 13 through June 6. The exhibition will open with a public reception to honor the participating artists on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., with live music from Blue Clover. For more
Alumni and Faculty News
Induction into the English department honor society as a student sparked the curiosity of an alumna so much, it led to her graduate research project, which details the "annotated literary highlights" of  St. Lawrence County.
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The fifth edition of a widely used textbook on American politics, co-authored by a St. Lawrence professor, has recently been published.
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