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News Digest
February 26, 2007


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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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Campus News
Valerie Lehr confirmed as next vice president of the University and dean of academic affairs
St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees appointed Professor of Government and Coordinator of Gender Studies Valerie D. Lehr to become vice president of the University and dean of academic affairs, effective July 1, 2007.
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Two students selected as finalists for prestigious Truman Scholarships
Jonathan Cardinal '08, of Ogdensburg, and Charlotta Chung '08, of Clifton Park, NY, are among the 200 students from 129 institutions selected as finalists for the 2007 Truman Scholarships.
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SLU student launches international fair trade coffee and tea business
You might say that the leave of absence that Martin Papp '08, of Colorado Springs, CO, is taking is a coffee break. He's teamed up with two friends to launch a "fair trade" coffee and tea business in his hometown.
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SLU student receives National Science Foundation fellowship for research in Thailand
Stephanie Walter '08, of Syracuse, NY, has been awarded a fellowship through the National Science Foundation to conduct chemistry research in Thailand in the summer of 2007.
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Campus Events
Kaleidoscope: a multicultural celebration, is March 2
A campus-wide multicultural celebration called Kaleidoscope will take place at St. Lawrence University on Friday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Gulick Theatre. The event, in its second year, involves members of a variety of campus organizations and theme residences, as well as individuals, in brief performances, all of which celebrate diversity. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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World Languages Week events March 4-10
Film screenings, language workshops, cooking demonstrations and dance lessons are a few of the activities and events that will mark the celebration of World Languages Week at St. Lawrence University, March 4 through 10.
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Poet to read as part of Writers Series
Poet Nick Carbó will speak and read from recent works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series.
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St. Lawrence In the News
Torrey Center featured in national education newspaper
The Chronicle of Higher Education
's February 23 "Campus Architecture" supplement includes information about and a photograph of the Diana B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center in a section on new buildings at campuses around the country.
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Athletics News
The men's basketball team beat Hamilton to win the Liberty League championship for the first time and claim an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament. The women's basketball team dropped a decision to Hamilton in the finals of their tournament at SLU, but still grabbed an at-large NCAA berth. Meanwhile, men's hockey clinched its first regular season title since 1999-2000 with a win over Quinnipiac Friday. The Saints have a first-round bye in the ECAC Playoffs and will host a quarterfinal series March 9-11. The women’s hockey team, swept North Country rival Clarkson from the ECACHL Tournament on Saturday night and advance to the ECACHL semifinals, where they will meet the Harvard Crimson. The men's track team hosted and won the New York State Championships. For more, visit the Athletics news site
Harbec'08 names Kazmaier finalist
St. Lawrence University junior Sabrina Harbec, one year after being a top-three candidate, has been named a top-10 finalists for the 2007 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, recognizing the nation's top Division I women's ice hockey player. Harbec was a top-3 finalist a year ago
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What's new on the Web Site?

New Podcast episode
A special hour-long Poetry for Peace episode is now posted, from the February event featuring North Country poets. Listen to podcasts on your computer or Ipod, and subscribe to the syndication feed to have podcasts delivered as soon as they are posted! Visit our Podcast page, and check back again soon when you'll see upgrades and improved design thanks to new software.

Momentum St. Lawrence
Visit our Momentum St. Lawrence campaign site to keep track of campaign progress. New total! The campaign total stands at $94.6 million, or 47% of its $200 million goal. New campaign feature stories and profiles of donors and beneficiaries are added regularly. For more.


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