This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Newt the Turtle Tracking Dog
Newt the Turtle Tracking dog, along with his research team led by Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Kristine Hoffmann and her student researchers Evelyn Albrecht '25, Lindsey Van Alstyne '25, and Jada Masiclat '24, were featured by abc50 Now for their research on wood turtles. "Reptiles and amphibians are generally overlooked," Hoffman shared with 7News. Their research aims to bring attention to these creatures and the conservation efforts in place to protect them.
St. Lawrence Hockey Rivalry Weekend
This past weekend the St. Lawrence University rivalry with Clarkson University was featured by 7News. The Route 11 Rivalry between St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University dates back to 1926, highlighting one weekend a year when the two teams play each other twice—one game at St. Lawrence University's Appleton Arena and the other at Clarkson University's Cheel Arena—over the span of one weekend. The weekend is one that many St. Lawrence University alumni, students and even the community look forward to.
The Adirondack Semester
Twelve St. Lawrence University Students are highlighted by The Adirondack Explorer for their outdoors immersion through the St. Lawrence University Adirondack Semester. The Adirondack Semester is a program with the mission of enabling students to study nature and human relationships with nature through academic classes and direct experience.
The students spent the semester in Arcadia, a yurt village on Massawepia Lake, which is hidden from the rest of the world. It’s tucked into a bay, 10 miles west of Tupper Lake.
Will Phinney ’24
Will Phinney ’24 is highlighted in the Duxbury Clipper for his experience over his winter break. Phinney joined the ESPN+ broadcast team to help with regional D-1 collegiate hockey coverage. Phinney, a senior economics major and Saint’s lacrosse player, is active during the off-season with sports broadcasting.
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery
St. Lawrence University’s Richard F Brush Art Gallery was featured in the Indian Time News highlighting the newest exhibit Portraying St. Lawrence. The exhibit honors the lives and contributions of three St. Lawrence community members, Margaret Kent Bass, Ernest M. Benedict, and Rev. Kathleen Buckley. The exhibit is a culmination of an arts-based project which focuses on documenting who is represented in official portraiture. Emphasis has been placed on expanding representations of women and people of color in campus portraiture and other forms of public commemoration, and this interactive exhibit is one step towards this effort.
Daniel French: Nature Up North
Program Director of Nature Up North Daniel French was highlighted on Watertown Daily Times for leading a hike to Lampson Falls located just outside of the Downerville State Forest. Nature Up North is a community-based organization based at St. Lawrence University whose mission is to foster a deeper sense of appreciation for, and connection to, the North Country environment and in doing so to create a bio regionally literate community that is committed to protecting the wild things and wild places that define this place we call home. French seeks to foster connections between the North Country landscape, the people who inhabit it, and the inextricable connections between the two through his guided hikes.
President Kathryn A. Morris
President Kathryn A. Morris was recognized by Adirondack Daily Enterprise for her role as co-chair of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council in securing $10 million in state funding to implement a plan to bring more soldiers from Fort Drum into the local workforce once they leave the military. In a joint statement with co-chair James McKenna, executive director for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, they said: "Our goal now will be to work with all of our partners and New York state and put this plan in motion to help solve the workforce issue for the North Country. Next Move NY will build the most robust transitioning soldiers and spouses workforce pipeline in the country.”
The Java Barn
St. Lawrence University’s Java Barn was featured in an article published by New York States official music page as a place to check out when navigating the music venues in upstate New York. "Run by students on the St. Lawrence University campus, The Java Barn hosts free weekly concerts, open mic nights, and larger events. Past performances include renowned artists like Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Guster, and more."
Saint’s Sustainability: Evelyn Laferriere and Michael Iversen
Director of Sustainability and Energy Management Michael Iversen and AmeriCorps Campus Compact Climate Action Leader Evelyn Laferriere were featured on North Country Now for their commitment to various sustainability projects on campus and in the Canton community, including reducing energy use and energy costs for low-income households.
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