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News Digest
November 20, 2006

News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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St. Lawrence University student-athletes out pace their peers in many athletic contests, but a new study released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) shows that they also graduate at a higher rate - an average 25 percent higher - than student-athletes in other Division III programs.
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St. Lawrence truly is an international University! The college celebrated International Education Week November 13-17, with flags and stickers identifying sites around the world where students, faculty and staff have lived and studied. This year, stickers representing flags from 103 countries were provided to students, faculty and staff. For more
Novelist Percival Everett will speak and read from recent works on Thursday, November 30, at 8 p.m. in Herring-Cole Hall at St. Lawrence University, as part of the Writers Series. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Alumni News
Cary Kennedy '90 has been elected Colorado's state treasurer, becoming the first Democrat to hold the office since 1986. An English major at St. Lawrence, Kennedy participated in an internship with the University communications office while an undergraduate and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She earned a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University in 1993 and a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1995.
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St. Lawrence In the News
A November 15 story in the Saratoga Springs (NY) Saratogian, about an organization that helps children from El Salvador come to the United States to become educated, made note of the fact that one such student, Terrance Julio, was adopted by Kevin and Diana O'Brien, of Saratoga, and is now a first-year student at St. Lawrence.
Lindsey Wetmiller '07's essay "You've Got Options" was published in the Shelburne, VT, News; Lindsey wrote the essay for the University's newsletter StudentScope, published and sent to prospective students. She explains and offers perspective on many colleges' decision to make submission of standardized tests optional in the admissions process.
The Times Community Newspapers in Virginia, which includes the Fairfax County Times, the Centreville Times and the Reston Times, ran a story November 8 about retired Air Force Col. Richard Unser '71, who lives in Fairfax and is now pursuing a career as a teacher, earning certification in secondary education from George Washington University.
Jeffrey Miller, physics lab coordinator and information technology computer specialist, has been giving presentations on astronomy at the Adirondack Public Observatory; his work was commended in a November editorial in the Tupper Lake Free Press.

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Enjoy St. Lawrence's Poetry for Peace events while on your commute, while you jog, at your computer. St. Lawrence's first podcasts are now available.

"A Menorah in the Wilderness" by Lawrence Baron and "Standing at the Opening of the Tent" by Rabbi Susan Talve'75 were the two lectures offered for this fall's Siegel Memorial Lecture, topics chosen to honor St. Lawrence University's Sesquicentennial celebration. Both lecturers reflect on the history and experiences of Jewish students at St. Lawrence, Professor Baron from a research perspective and Rabbi Talve from personal testimony. Both lectures are now posted to the University's Web site.

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