|St. Lawrence University|
|Motto:||Fides et Veritas|
|President:||Daniel F. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Sullivan '65|
|Faculty:||167 full-time, 23 part-time|
|Undergraduates:||approx. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. 2,100|
|Location:||Canton, New York, USA|
|Colors:||Scarlet and Brown|
St. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Canton is a Village in St Lawrence County, New York, United States. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Lawrence University is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the village of Canton in Saint Lawrence County, New York. Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of Higher education in the United States. Canton is a Village in St Lawrence County, New York, United States. St Lawrence County is a County located in the US state of New York. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest coeducational university in the state of New York. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous It has roughly 2000 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, about equally split between male and female.
Though St. Lawrence today is non-denominational, it was founded in 1856 by leaders of the Universalist Church, who were seeking to establish a seminary somewhere west of New England and were enthusiastically courted by the citizens of Canton. The Universalist Church of America was a Christian Universalist religious denomination in the United States (plus affiliated Churches in other parts of the world History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the The church almost did not place the school in Canton, however; as they felt that students may be exposed to too much "excitement" within the village limits in 1856. The denomination, which has since merged with the Unitarian faith, was part of the liberal wing of Protestantism, championing such ideas as critical thinking and gender equality—attributes that surfaced in the new seminary, which was progressive in its teaching philosophy and coeducational from the beginning. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
The University as it exists today was created as a "Preparatory Department" to provide a foundation for theological study. That department became today's liberal arts University, while the seminary closed in 1965 with the Unitarian/Universalist consolidation. Unitarianism as a theology is the belief in the single personality of God in contrast to the doctrine of the Trinity (three persons in one God
Early in the 20th century, the University's graduate program in education came into being; it has since served hundreds of North Country school teachers and administrators. Following a difficult period during the Great Depression and World War II, the student body increased quickly, and with it the physical plant. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A four-building campus serving around 300 students in the early 1940s became a 30-building campus serving 2000 students within 25 years, partly through acquisition of the adjacent state school of agriculture campus when that facility relocated across town. The mid-60s also saw the birth of one of St. Lawrence's nationally known programs: its international programs.
The University has embarked upon another facilities upgrade program that aims to take advantage of the electronic revolution in higher education, as well as a curriculum reform to tailor its educational programs to the demands of the next millennium. The campus Student Center was completed in the Spring of 2004 and serves as the school's hub at the center of campus. The Johnson Hall of Science opened in the Fall of 2007, and expanded learning and lab space in several science disciplines, notably Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as Neuroscience is a field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Johnson Hall received LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design; it's the only Gold science building in New York State. The Noble Center, formerly used as a student center, is now undergoing major renovations to double the space available for the arts. A new Center for Arts Technology opened in January 2007.
In total there are 36 majors available and 36 minors. St. Lawrence has 3+2 engineering programs run jointly with seven other colleges, and a 4+1 MBA at Clarkson University. Clarkson University is a private university located in Rural Potsdam, New York.
The following departmental majors are available: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Conservation Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geology, German, Global Studies, Government, History, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Performance and Communications Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish. Anthropology (/ˌænθɹəˈpɒlədʒi/ from Greek grc ἄνθρωπος anthrōpos, "human" -λογία -logia) is the study of Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles "Conservation Biology" redirects here For the Scientific journal, see Conservation Biology (journal. Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Geology (from Greek γη gê, "earth" and λόγος Logos, "speech" lit The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Global Studies is a mandated course by the New York State Department of Education for High school Graduation in the subject of Social Studies For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology Neuroscience is a field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and A modern language is any Human Language that is currently in use Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Religious studies, or Religious education, is the academic field of multi-disciplinary Secular study of religious beliefs behaviors and institutions Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge" Combined majors are available with the following: African Studies, Asian Studies, and Canadian Studies. African studies is the study of Africa, and can encompass such fields as social and Economic development, Politics, History, Asian studies, a term that has largely replaced the older Oriental studies, is concerned with the Asian peoples their cultures languages history and politics Canadian Studies is a Collegiate study of Canadian culture, Canadian languages, literature, Quebec, agriculture The following interdisciplinary majors are offered: Mathematics/Computer Science, Biology/Physics, Economics/Mathematics, Geology/Physics. An Environmental Studies major can be combined with any of the following majors: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, Government, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. Self-designed and double majors are also available.
Minors are offered in the following subjects: African Studies, Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Asian Studies, Biology, Canadian Studies, Caribbean & Latin American Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, European Studies, Film Studies, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, Geology, German, Global Studies, Government, History, Mathematics, Music, Native American Studies, Outdoor Studies, Performance and Communication Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Studies & Exercise Science, and US Cultural & Ethnic Studies. Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection analysis interpretation or explanation and presentation of Data. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency European studies is a field of study offered by many academic colleges and universities that focuses on the current development of European integration. Film theory debates the essence of the cinema and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to Reality, the other Arts individual Gender studies is a field of Interdisciplinary study which analyzes the phenomenon of Gender. Native American Studies (or American Indian or Indigenous American or First Nations studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that examines the history culture politics issues Self-designed minors, and double minors are available.
St. Lawrence offers an extensive Study Abroad program that nearly half the student body takes part in. Abroad programs operate in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Spain and Trinidad.
St. Lawrence hosts more than 100 student activities groups. St. Lawrence is home to the second oldest collegiate Outing Club in the nation. The club annually sends students to climb the top peaks of the Adirondacks during "Peak Weekend". The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin Peak Weekend has recently celebrated its 25th anniverary at St. Lawrence.
St. Lawrence's former WCAD was among the first college radio stations in the United States, and continues today as KSLU. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of Radio station that is run by the students of a college
Established in 1993 as a student-run coffeehouse, the Java Barn is a well-known venue among touring bands on the East Coast. Java Barn, Established in 1993 as a student-run Coffeehouse at St In 2006 the music venue moved to the former Winning Health Center, where it now maintains a more central location on campus.
Theme Cottages were a popular housing option at St. Lawrence. The Women's Resource Center was organized to raise awareness of gender issues on and off campus. WRC members, or "Dub Girls", are trained as sexual assault advocates and create education programs to promote safe sexual practices. The Pink Triangle theme cottage, established in 2003, is an LGBT resource center. This cottage is works to end discrimination of LGBT students, to combat heterosexism, and to provide safe-space for LGBT and LGBT-questioning students. The Greenhouse is home to many environmentally conscious students. Students in the Greenhouse live in an environmentally responsible manner. The Habitat for Humanity theme cottage houses students that activily work with the local chapter and national office of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat For Humanity International ( HFHI) (generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat) is an international Ecumenical The theme cottages often organize campus-wide "theme parties", such as an "80s prom" or an "anything-but-clothes" party.
The Greek System now consists of four sororities and one fraternity chapter, with one currently under suspension until 2008. In 1997 the school had five sororities and seven fraternities. The current state of Greek participation levels are substantially lower than in past years, due in part to liability issues and national chapter concerns over various alcohol and code violations.
The University is a member of the Liberty League Athletic Conference, and has ECACHL Division I Hockey Teams. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SΑΕ) is a secret letter social college fraternity Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. Sigma Pi ( ΣΠ) is an international College social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. The Liberty League is an intercollegiate Athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA ’s Division III. ECAC Hockey is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I Ice hockey. The Skating Saints Men's team has twice played for Division I national championships (1961, 1988), while the women were runners up in 2001 and made it to the Frozen Four in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Skating Saints of St Lawrence University, in Canton New York, is part of the Division-I ECACHL ice hockey league The annual NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship tournament determines the top Ice hockey team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division The Men's soccer program went undefeated at 22-0 to capture the 1999 Division III soccer championship, and women's basketball narrowly was defeated in the 2002 NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Champions Past winners of the NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship The Men's Squash team was the 2007 Summers trophy winner at CSA Nationals. The Men's Swim team won the 1976 D-3 National Championship. The St. Lawrence University Wrestling Team won the Division III NCAA Championship in 1988. The wrestling team was discontinued in 1995. The University sponsors teams for Men's Football and Baseball, Women's Field Hockey, Volleyball and Softball, and Men and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Crew, Ice Hockey, Riding, Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Track and Field.
The 1,000 acre (4 km²) campus is located on the south side of the Village of Canton. The main developed area consists on only 20% of the total campus area, and is centered along Park Street. Most of this area is a "walking campus" that is off-limits to motorized vehicles. Parking lots are located on the edge of campus and cross campus traffic is limited to Park Street (north-south) and Romoda Drive and University Avenue (east-west). Roads such as Park Street, Hillside Avenue, College Street, Lincoln Street, and Maple Street connect the school to downtown Canton and main roads such as US Route 11, NY Route 68, NY Route 310, and County Route 27. US Route 11 is a north-south United States highway extending 1645 mile The University maintains 30 academic residential, sports and other buildings.
Student Center Opened in January 2004, the new student center is home to the offices for the Department of Student Life, the Career Services offices, Campus Mail Room, Northstar Pub / Jack's Snack Shop, Student Financial Services, and several student club offices. Also here are a game area, lounge, and the Winston Room (a multi-purpose venue for movies, guest speakers, and other events. )
Owen D. Young Library Built in 1959, expanded in 1980, and renovated in 1999-2000, this is the main campus library. Features include the Munn Writing Center, the "treehouse" study areas, two public computer labs, and a 24-hour study room. Is a member of the ConnectNY interlibrary loan system. Interlibrary loan (abbreviated ILL, and sometimes called interloan, document delivery, or document supply etc
Gunnison Chapel The stone chapel, from whose bell-tower the University bells ring every day at 5pm, was constructed in 1926. It is the site of many religious and spiritual services, and formal assemblies. Its larger stained glass windows depict scenes and academic majors at St. Lawrence, and the smaller, head-height, windows depict historical figures who have influenced the university and world in some way, including Emily Dickinson and Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી moɦən̪d̪äs kəɾəmʧən̪d̪ gän̪d̪ʱi (2 October 1869 – 30 January The largest of all stained glass windows is in the rear of the chapel, over the entrance and reads a famous quote from one of the school's founders: "We have lit a candle in the wilderness that will never be extinguished. "
Richardson Hall The oldest building on campus, constructed in 1856 when the University was Chartered. It is home to the English Department and the Religious Studies Department. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of
Piskor Hall Originally owned by SUNY Canton, the St. Lawrence obtained this building in the 1980s. It too is listed on the National Reigster of History Places and is named after Frank P. Piskor, one of St. Lawrence's most beloved Presidents. This building is currently home to the History, Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology Departments.
Herring-Cole Hall The University's original library, this building was built in 1870, and expanded in 1903. Since being replaced as library by ODY Library, this building is now used primarily as a study area and reading room. It is also the site of some smaller formal ceremonies and guest lectures.
Hepburn Hall Originally built as a science building in 1926, the keynote speaker at its dedication was Marie Curie. Today, it is home to the departments of Government and Economics. It is also home to an auditorium.
Carnegie Hall Constructed in 1906 with funds from Andrew Carnegie, this building is the home of the International Studies Program, and the Department of Modern Languages. Andrew Carnegie (properly kɑrˈneɪgi but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨgi/ or /kɑrˈnɛgi/ (25 November 1835 – 11 August 1919 was a Scottish -born American Industrialist
Atwood Hall Built in 1954, Atwood Hall is home to the Education Department and the University's graduate programs.
Vilas Hall The University's main administration building, built in 1965.
Augsbury Physical Education Complex, Newell Field House and Stafford Fitness Center along with outdoor facilities, comprise one of the best collegiate athletic venues in the nation. All facilities have been built or renovated since 1998.
Appleton Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena. It is home to the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints ice hockey team. The Skating Saints of St Lawrence University, in Canton New York, is part of the Division-I ECACHL ice hockey league It was named for Judge Charles W. Appleton, class of 1897, the main benefactor of the arena. It opened January 20, 1951, and was remodeled in the late 1970s and early 1980s to its current configuration
Johnson Hall of Science is open fall 2007 and features sustainable design for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience and psychology study. Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January A LEED Gold certified building, Johnson is Phase I of a multiple phase construction/upgrade project of the entire science facilities. Johnson Hall is named for its primary benefactor, Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich'82.
The University has a number of notable graduates including:
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