- University News and Stories
In a ceremony highlighting gratitude, perseverance, and lifelong connections, more than 500 St. Lawrence University graduates took part in the University’s Commencement on Sunday, May 22, at Newell Field House.
Wellness initiatives, Olympic and Paralympic medals, new academic programs, and the successes of our faculty, students, and alumni were among the top viewed online stories from St. Lawrence University during the 2021-22 academic year.
After St. Lawrence’s Class of 2022 flip their tassels, they’ll enter the world prepared to leave it better than they found it. After four years of taking inspiring classes, encountering new perspectives around the globe, volunteering in their communities, conducting purposeful research, following creative pursuits, and working with passionate Laurentian mentors, they have the tools they need to make an impact wherever they go next.
St. Lawrence graduates have a thirst for knowledge, are innovative problem-solvers, and make their communities, companies, and the world better places. This periodic roundup features Laurentians at the focus of news stories shared by and within their communities.
In recognition of their exemplary accomplishments and steadfast commitment to St. Lawrence University, President Emeritus William L. Fox ’75, Lynn Smith Fox, and Grant H. Cornwell Jr. ’79 will be presented with honorary degrees during this year’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22.
Following a competitive nationwide search, Anuva Anannya ’22 has been selected for the 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, an award that will fund her research-based master's and doctoral degrees at an accredited U.S. institution of her choice.
The Princeton Review has once again recognized St. Lawrence University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate students, applauding its outstanding alumni network and internships in the recent publication, “Best Value Colleges for 2022.”
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty published research articles with student co-authors and shared their novels and research findings during conferences and events around the globe.
In an ever-shifting media landscape, St. Lawrence’s new digital media and film major will empower students to think critically and creatively about the content they consume and produce. After four years of interdisciplinary classes and opportunities to gain real-world experience, students will be well-positioned to confidently take on careers in journalism, videography, graphic design, film, and more. Program co-chairs Sarah Knobel, associate professor of art and art history, and Brook Henkel, associate professor of German and film studies, shared what students can expect from this innovative new major.