St. Lawrence in the News–November 7, 2022
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.
President Kathryn A. Morris, faculty, staff, and students were recently featured by local and regional media outlets sharing new University initiatives, weighing in on global politics and higher education issues, and giving back to the local community.
The inauguration of Kathryn A. Morris as the 19th President of St. Lawrence University, featuring her vision for new initiatives to ensure the University continues to thrive while preparing students for lives of global impact, was highlighted during a WWNY broadcast aired on Oct. 22 and in articles published by NNY360.com on Oct. 23 and InformNNY.com on Oct. 24.
“When we educate our students. When we challenge them to do and to be their best, we are building a better future for them and for our world. This outcome is what I call Laurentian impact,” said Morris.
President Morris has dedicated her life to higher education and chose to become a professor because she understood the impact of teaching and mentoring on students’ lives. She arrived at St. Lawrence following a distinguished career at Butler University, where she had most recently served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for eight years. Prior to her time as provost, President Morris served as a professor of psychology and was chair of that department at Butler. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, the psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics.
Saints Men's Lacrosse
Saints men’s lacrosse team raked and filled 28 bags of leaves for a local community member during Make A Difference Day and were featured in an article published by NNY360.com on Nov. 3.
This year, nearly 400 students from across campus celebrated Make a Difference Day, coordinated by Volunteer Services. Representing 10 different athletic teams, all six Greek organizations, different theme houses, and multiple student groups, Laurentians spread out across the community to help North Country neighbors from Canton, Potsdam, and Heuvelton rake leaves, clean garden beds, paint, pick up trash, and tidy up.
Associate Professor of History Howard Eissenstat weighed in on Turkish President Erdogan’s leadership and what it means for Turkey in an article published by LeMonde.com on Oct. 28. A subscription is required to read the article.
Eissenstat’s recent work has focused increasingly on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, especially on issues of rule-of-law, minority rights, and the reshaping of political culture under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). At St. Lawrence, he teaches courses on Middle Eastern history and politics and in the First-Year Seminar (FYS). In addition to traditional academic work, Eissenstat served for over a decade as a Turkey Country Specialist for Amnesty International-USA. He has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. military, and the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, as well as given testimony to the Canadian Senate and offered briefings to Congressional Committees.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Alanna Gillis discussed how her research indicates that hyflex learning shouldn’t be the future of higher education during an episode of the Inside Higher Ed podcast published on Oct. 21.
Inspired by her work with Alleigh Szabo ’24, Gillis argues that continuing to refine face-to-face learning and fully online learning to meet the needs of students at institutions is the key to success for the future of higher education.
Gillis is the author of several scholarly articles which examine race, class, and gender inequality in higher education and inclusive pedagogy. At St. Lawrence, she teaches Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Sociology: Inequality, Sociology of Education, and a community-based learning course of Sociology of Family–all of which supported her research on hyflex courses. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a B.A. in Sociology from Furman University.
St. Lawrence University Orientation Leaders who spent an afternoon at Heritage Park helping the Buildings and Grounds Committee cover up graffiti were featured in an article published by NNY360.com on Sept. 24.
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