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News Digest
March 19, 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

St. Lawrence receives grant from Merck/AAAS
St. Lawrence University is one of 15 colleges and universities across the nation that have been granted 2007 awards through the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP), sponsored by the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each award provides up to $60,000, paid over three years, for joint use by the biology and chemistry departments at each recipient institution. For more

Students volunteer during their Spring Break
Groups of St. Lawrence University students, accompanied by staff, will be spending spring break 2007 helping others in two U.S. cities, Charleston, SC, and Philadelphia, PA. Visit our blogsite to keep up with their experiences. For more
Students elected to English honorary society
Eleven students were inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the University's Sigma Tau Delta chapter of the International English Honor Society, in spring 2007. The honorary takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University Class of 1882, the popular journalist and author of Eben Holden, the first "best-seller" of the 20th century. For more
Campus Events
Alumnus plans talk on campus
St. Lawrence University graduate George Ciccariello-Maher will give a talk on campus titled "The Chavez Revolution: A View from the Front Lines" on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center. It is open to the public, free of charge.
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Laurentian Singers will perform post-tour concert March 31
St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will perform in concert on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event, open to the public, free of charge, follows their spring break tour, which took them to performances in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. For more
Alumni News
Alumnus publishes second book
Paul A. Fideler '58 recently had his second book published, Social Welfare in Pre-Industrial England: The Old Poor Law Tradition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). The volume crosses period boundaries that often isolate late medieval, early modern and 18th-century historiographies from one another. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Gallery exhibit in Chronicle of Higher Education
Images and text from the Nathan Farb photography exhibition "Summer of Love," in the University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, were the "End Paper" feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education's March 16 issue.

Student publishes oped in regional newspaper
An opinion-editorial on Why Americans Need to Study Abroad, by Global Studies major Sal Cania '07, of Hannawa Falls, was published in the Watertown Daily Times on March 9. Read his editorial.

More Laurentians in the News

Athletics News
The women's hockey team saw its season end in the national semifinals against eventual champion Wisconsin. The Saints, who hosted the Frozen Four in Lake Placid, NY, lost 4-0 to the Badgers, who beat Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 in the championship for their second straight title.

Men's hockey recovered from a 4-0 loss to Quinnipiac in the ECAC semifinals with a 5-3 win over Dartmouth for third place. The win clinched a berth in the NCAA Tournament, where the Saints will play Boston College in Manchester, NH Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the weekend can be purchased by calling (315) 229-5696 through noon on Tuesday.  After noon on Tuesday, please call (603) 868-7300 or online at or and request tickets in sections 119 or 219.

Honors for Saints men's hockey: Saint captain Drew Bagnall was named ECAC Hockey League Player of the Year and its Best Defensive Defenseman, Kyle Rank was the Best Defensive Forward, Alex Petizian second team goalie and Joe Marsh was named Coach of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time.

Women's basketball coach Jennifer Kroll was named regional coach of the year and Katie Palmer '09 was picked to the regional all-America squad. For more, visit the Athletics news site

What's new on the Web Site?

Spring Break Blogs added to campus blogs, study abroad blogs and international news blogs
Two groups of St. Lawrence students are spending their Spring Break this week volunteering for others. One group is building a house for Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina and a second group is volunteering with a shelter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both groups will be posting blog reports on the St. Lawrence Web site. Check out the Spring Break blogs! While you're on the blog site, read blogs about campus life from Caroline Dow Bishop,   Ben von Reyn,    Mary Jane Sweetland and  Lora Wu and blogs from study abroad from Andrew Alvarez ,  Michaela Stewart  and  Jessica Sullivan. And visit The Weave, a blog site from students in the Global News Analysis course who are writing about under-reported international news stories.

Podcasts Update: New Design and New Features!
We've switched software and have a great new home page for St. Lawrence Podcasts. A feature story about the women's hockey team's experiences in Lake Placid will be posted later this week, as Senior Intern Megan Bernier'07 attended the Frozen Four to record interviews with players, Coach Flanagan and President Sullivan. Visit our Podcasts page and subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each episode at your convenience.

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News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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