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News Digest
March 5, 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

Eric Williams-Bergen selected for prestigious information services leadership institute
St. Lawrence University Launders Library Science Librarian Eric R. Williams-Bergen has been selected to participate in the 2007 Frye Leadership Institute, a leadership initiative focused on developing creative leaders to help guide information services for higher education in the 21st century. For more

Students inducted into psychology honor society
Psi Chi, the psychology honorary society, recently held a ceremony to induct eight new members.
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Announcing the WORD Studio
The mission of the Munn Writing Center has expanded to include tutoring for students working on essays, presentations, research projects, visual work (such as posters or PowerPoint), and more.  To better reflect its new mission, the Writing Center is also assuming some new names: Formally the Munn Center for Rhetoric and Communication, the students will now know it as the WORD Studio—the acronym “WORD” standing for Writing, Oral Communication, Research, and visual Design.   Beginning at Orientation this past fall, the WORD Studio tutors began advertising their expanded services, and students took notice: during fall semester 2006, tutors hosted over 900 separate tutorials dealing with papers and presentations. The WORD Studio's web site soon will be updated to reflect the new name and expanded services.

Campus Events
Writers Series welcomes Lynn Freed
Lynn Freed, author of the novels House of Women, The Mirror, The Bungalow, Home Ground and Friends of the Family, will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop
A workshop on identifying and reporting child abuse and maltreatment will be held at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, April 3, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. in Atwood Hall, Room 32.
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Alumni News
Okey'86 receives Pew Fellowship
Thomas Okey '86, a senior quantitative marine ecologist at the Department of Marine and Atmospheric Research at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Queensland, Australia, has been awarded a 2007 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation for climate change research.
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St. Lawrence In the News
An article about and photos of the  Johnson Hall of Science is included in the February 2007 issue of Absolutely Business magazine; the focus of the issue is the construction business in northern New York State.
A review of co:lor, an exhibition of work by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kasarian Dane at rowlandcontemporary in Chicago, appeared in the February issue of ArtForum magazine. The review, by James Yood, states "The artist often sets up situations in which a color seems to echo within a a painting, or even in a nearby work...his fidelity to the endless subtleties of tone, shape and pattern is both earnest and accomplished, exuding the sense of a knotty problem brought to hard-won resolution...the allure of Dane's project is that each subsequent instance will be as difficult to achieve and interesting to witness as the first."
An article by Henry Priest Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue, titled "God In Machines," was published in the March 5 issue of America, the national Catholic weekly magazine.
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Athletics News
The women's track team, led by a first-place finish in the 4x800 relay, won St. Lawrence's first-ever ECAC Indoor Track Championship Saturday. The men's basketball team won its first NCAA tournament game at home over Elms, but dropped a decision to Brockport in the second round. The women's basketball team saw its season end in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 65-57 to Rochester. The women’s hockey team beat Harvard, 4-3, in the ECACHL semifinals, but dropped a 7-3 decision to Dartmouth in the title game. The Saints will play at New Hampshire in the first round of the NCAA playoffs Saturday at 1 p.m. Senior Jamie McAvity became the first men's squash team member to win a major title at the Individual Nationals, winning the Molloy Consolation title. For more, visit the Athletics news site

What's new on the Web Site?

Announcing The Weave

The Weave is an independent news media analysis project featuring individual blogs by students enrolled in Associate Professor of Global Studies John Collins's Global News Analysis course in Spring 2007, building on their study of mainstream and alternative media coverage. Each has chosen a single underreported story to follow throughout the semester. Other Global Studies students are blogging on the Weave as well. Anyone may join the conversation by visiting the blogs and posting comments on the analysis and commentary found there.  The students have already been blogging for a couple of weeks, and they are anxious to open up the conversation to as wide a range of voices as possible. 

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