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St. Lawrence University

Motto Fides et Veritas
Established 1856
Type Private
President Daniel F. Sullivan '65
Faculty 167 full-time, 23 part-time
Undergraduates approx. 2,100
Postgraduates 133
Location Canton, NY, USA
Campus Rural
Colors Scarlet and Brown            
Mascot Saints
Website www.stlawu.edu

St. Lawrence University is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Village of Canton in Saint Lawrence County, New York. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest coeducational university in the state of New York. It has roughly 2000 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, about equally split between male and female. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... 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. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... 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 Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Canton is a village located in St. ... NY redirects here. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Canton is a village located in St. ... St. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... NY redirects here. ...

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History

Bob Dylan performing at St. Lawrence University in November 1963
Bob Dylan performing at St. Lawrence University in November 1963

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 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. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (747x1119, 1220 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bob Dylan List of people from Minnesota St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (747x1119, 1220 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bob Dylan List of people from Minnesota St. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


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. It has been suggested that Unitarian Christianity be merged into this article or section. ...


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. 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 Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


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 on schedule to open in the Fall of 2007, and will expand learning and lab space in several science disciplines, notably Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. 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 opens January 2007. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Chemistry - the study of atoms, made of nuclei (conglomeration of center particles) and electrons (outer particles), and the structures they form. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is an academic/ applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ...


Academics

In total there are 35 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, formerly Clarkson College of Technology, is a private university located in Potsdam of St. ...


The following departmental majors are available: Anthropology, Biochemistry, 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. Combined majors are available with the following: African Studies, Asian Studies, and Canadian Studies. 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. Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the comparative study of the physical and social characteristics of humanity through the examination of historical and present geographical distribution, cultural history, acculturation, and cultural relationships. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Chemistry - the study of atoms, made of nuclei (conglomeration of center particles) and electrons (outer particles), and the structures they form. ... Computer scaence, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ... Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Global Studies is a mandated course by the New York State Department of Education for high school graduation in the subject of Social Studies. ... History studies the past in human terms. ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Physics (Greek: (phúsis), nature and (phusiké), knowledge of nature) is the science concerned with the discovery and characterization of universal laws which govern matter, energy, space, and time. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is an academic/ applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Religious studies is the designation commonly used in the English-speaking world for a multi-disciplinary, secular study of religion that dates to the late 19th century in Europe (and the influential early work of such scholars as Friedrich Max Müller, in England, and Cornelius P. Tiele, in the... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An Africanist is a specialist in African affairs, cultures, or languages. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Canadian Studies is a Collegiate study of Canadian culture, Canadian languages, literature, Quebec, agriculture, history, and their government and politics. ...


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. Self-designed minors, and double minors are available. Applied statistics is the use of statistics and statistical theory in real-life situations. ... European studies is a field of study offered by many academic colleges and universities that focuses on the current development of European integration. ... Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization. ... Native American Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Native American ancestory in America. ...


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.


Activities

St. Lawrence hosts more than 100 student activities groups. St. Lawrence is home to the second oldest collegiate Outting Club in the nation. The club annually sends students to climb the top peaks of the Adirondacks during "Peak Weekend". St. Lawrence's former WCAD was among the first college radio stations in the United States, and continues today as KSLU. Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. ... College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ...


Theme Cottages are a popular housing option at St. Lawrence. The goal of the Women's Resource Center is 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. They combat sexism and other forms of discrimination. The WRC also works in cooperation with The Pink Triangle. The Pink Triangle theme cottage, established in 2003 by students Andrew Hogan and Audrey Svoboda, is an LGBT resource center. "The Pink", as it is known, is a dedicated group of students who work with the campus 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 (commonly referred to as "the G-Spot") 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. The themes often organized campus-wide "theme parties" - whether it be an "80s prom" or "anything-but-clothes" party. Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ...


Established in 1993 as a student-run coffeehouse, the Java Barn is a well-known venue among touring bands on the East Coast. In 2006 the music venue moved to the former Winning Health Center, where it now maintains a more central location on campus. // The Java Barn Java Barn (image) Established in 1993 as a student-run coffeehouse at St. ...


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.


Fraternities

Current:

Past: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Irving Bacheller Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24, 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. ...

Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a college social fraternity founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Phi Sigma Kappa is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest international all-male college social fraternities, with chapters at universities predominantly in the United States and several in Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Sororities

Current:

  • Delta Delta Delta, 18?? - Present
  • Chi Omega, 1981-Present
  • Kappa Delta Sigma, 1969-Present
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma, 18?? - Present

Past:

  • Pi Beta Phi, ????-1994
  • Alpha Delta Pi, ????-1982

Athletics

The University is a member of the Liberty League Athletic Conference, and has ECACHL Division I Hockey Teams. 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 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. The Men's Squash team was the 2007 Summers trophy winner at CSA Nationals. The Liberty League is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of New York. ... The ECAC Hockey League is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I ice hockey. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... NCAA Division III Womens Basketball Past Champions 1982 Elizabethtown 67-66 (OT) UNC Greensboro 1983 North Central 83-71 Elizabethtown 1984 Rust 51-49 Elizabethtown 1985 Scranton 68-59 New Rochelle 1986 Salem St. ...


The campus

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. The population consists of 98% Caucasian , 2.1% black, and other ethnicities, with a rising population of Asians[citation needed]. 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. The University maintains 30 academic residential, sports and other buildings. Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ...


CAMPUS 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 in some countries called interloan, document delivery, or document supply etc) is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, microfilms, or receive photocopies of articles in magazines that are owned by another library. ...


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. 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." This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी, Gujarati મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી), called...


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. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


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 home to the University Archives, and is the site of some smaller formal ceremonies and guest lectures.


Hepburn Hall Originally built as a science building in 1926, the keynote speaker at it's dedication was Marie Curie. Today, it is home to the departments of Government and Economics. It is also home to an auditorium. Madame Curie redirects here. ...


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 (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, a major and widely respected philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ...


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. 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 Appleton Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Canton, New York. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Notable alumni

The University has a number of notable graduates including:


Acting

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A champion refers to the sexy boy by the name of Joe Champion. ... The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1953 melodramatic film which tells the story of a film producer who alienates all of those around him. ... Lust for Life is a biographical novel of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, by writer Irving Stone, first published in 1934. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Martha MacCallum Martha Bowes MacCallum is a news anchor on Fox News Channel. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... A History of Violence Cover. ...

Athletics

  • Gregory J. Carvel (1993): an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.
  • Dave Jennings (1974), All-Pro punter for the New York Giants of the National Football League, now a radio analyst for the Giants.
  • Mike Keenan, current GM for the Florida Panthers, coached the 1994 Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers.
  • Jacques Martin, coach of the Florida Panthers. Also an assistant coach of the Gold-Medal winning Canadian men’s hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • “Prince Hal” Schumacher (1933): He signed as a pitcher with the New York Giants while still a student, and enjoyed a long and stellar career with them.
  • Gina Kingsbury (2004) won an Olympic Gold medal with Team Canada in Women's Ice Hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
  • Ray Shero (1984) is the current GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.
  • Brian McFarlane (1955), Canadian television sportscaster.
  • Mike Barnett, Current GM of NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, former NHL player and sports agent
  • Greg Sutton (soccer) (1999), Current goalkeeper for Toronto FC and Canadian national soccer team.
  • Gary Croteau (1968) NHL Left Wing from 1969-1980 primarily with California Golden Seals and Colorado Rockies
  • Jamie Baker (1989) Scored 150 points (71 goals, 79 assists) in 404 career NHL games with the Quebec Nordiques, San Jose Sharks , Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently a radio and TV commentator for the San Jose Sharks.

Dave Jennings was a punter with a 14 year career from 1974 to 1987. ... Michael Edward Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is the former General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team who play in the Ft. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, and are part of the group of teams referred to... Jacques (James) being a very common first name and Martin a very common last name in France and parts of the French-speaking world, there are several people of note with the name Jacques Martin: Jacques Martin, a Canadian ice hockey coach; Jacques Martin, a French journalist and TV animator... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team who play in the Ft. ... Gina Kingsbury (born on November 26, 1981 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a womens ice hockey player. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin Italian €2 commemorative coin of 2006 celebrating the Turin games The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Current general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Brian McFarlane (born August 10, 1931 in New Liskeard, Ontario) is a Canadian television sportscaster and author. ... Michael Lee Barnett (b. ... Greg Sutton (born 19 April 1977 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player. ...

Business

  • James W. “Jay” Ireland (1977), President of NBC Universal Television Stations
  • Owen D. Young, Headed General Electric (GE), founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
  • Jeffrey H. Boyd (1978): President and chief executive officer of Priceline.com
  • Holton D. Robinson (1886): Born in Massena, he invented stronger suspension bridge cable, and built such famous spans as the Manhattan Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge,

Literature

  • Irving Bacheller, pioneered the idea of newspaper syndication and wrote the first best-seller of the 20th century, Eben Holden, based on his memories of growing up in the Canton/Pierrepont vicinity.
  • Lorrie Moore.
  • Tom Chiarella, Magazine Writer, Fiction Editor Esquire Magazine

Irving Bacheller Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24, 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. ... Lorrie Moore is a novelist and writer of short stories. ...

Music

Grace Potter is the front woman for the Vermont based band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. ... It has been suggested that Abbey Konowitch be merged into this article or section. ... Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a Vermont-based band that gained national attention with sell-out tours. ...

Politics

  • Susan Collins, current United States senator of Maine
  • Richard E. Hecklinger (1965): Former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, current U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
  • Joseph Lekuton, elected to the Kenyan Parliament in 2006.
  • Peter Michael Pitfield, Canadian politician. Held several prominent positions in Canadian national government, including Senator, Clerk of the Privy Council (considered second in importance to the Prime Minister) and Secretary to the Cabinet
  • Owen D. Young American industrialist, businessman, lawyer and diplomat at the Second Reparations Conference in 1929.
  • Ronald Stafford New York State senator; Stafford Fitness Center is named after him.
  • George H. Winner, Jr., Current New York State senator

With fellow Maine Senator Olympia Snowe Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952 in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... The Honourable Peter Michael Pitfield (or Michael Pitfield) (born June 18, 1937, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian Senator and former senior civil servant. ...

Religion / Philosophy

  • Olympia Brown (1863), the first woman to graduate from a regularly established theological school. In the same year she also became the first woman to achieve full ministerial standing recognized by a denomination (Universalist). She was also the co-founder of the New England Woman Suffrage Association and the president of the Federal Suffrage Association.

Olympia Brown (1835-1926) was a famous Womens suffragist. ... In comparative religion, a universalist religion is one that holds itself true for all people; it thus allows all to join, regardless of ethnicity. ...

Science

  • Albert P. Crary, pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist and the first person to set foot on both the North and South Poles. The Crary Mountains (76 degrees 48' S, 117 degrees 40' W) and the Crary Ice Rise in the Antarctic are named for him.

Albert Paddock Crary (1911 - 1987), was a pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist and the first person to set foot on both the North (1952 with Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher) and South Poles. ...

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