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News Digest
May 7, 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
Horwitz, Searleman and Stoddard selected newest Dana Professors
President Sullivan announced last week that Professors Steven Horwitz, Alan Searleman and Eve Stoddard were elected by their peers to become the newest Dana Professors at St. Lawrence.
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Ten students have been selected as McNair Scholars at St. Lawrence for the summer of 2007, enabling each to conduct research with a faculty mentor. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Award Program is aimed at encouraging students in underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies. For more
Fifteen percent of college students suffered from depression last year, up from 10 percent in 2000, according to The American College Health Association. Mental health professionals on college campuses expect the percentage to rise again this year, but St. Lawrence University is addressing the problem by participating in a national pilot project to improve screening and care for students with depression.For more
St. Lawrence University Dining Services has been honored for the second year in a row by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for being a national leader in campus dining.For more
A team from Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton won the 63rd Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest, held recently at St. Lawrence University and sponsored by the University's mathematics, computer science and statistics department and the local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary. For more
An exhibition of large-scale photographs of the St. Lawrence River's Thousand Islands region, called "A Floating World: Ian Coristine's Thousand Islands," will be in St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery from May 14 to July 15.
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Alumni News
Bernard Smith '01 was recently selected by Brandweek Magazine as one of 10 "Marketers of the Next Generation," a list of "the hottest marketers under the age of 40." Smith, head of marketing and promotions for UA Marketing in New York, is the only individual on the list in his 20's. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program William Short was quoted in a May 3 story in the Columbia Daily Spectator, an independent newspaper affiliated with Columbia University, about HEOP. Short is president of the New York State HEOP Professional Organization.
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Athletics News
Men's lacrosse beat RPI and Skidmore to capture the Liberty League Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Saints, who will be playing int he tournament for the second straight year, earned a first-round bye and will host defending national champion Cortland on Saturday, May 12. Men's track finished second at the state meet with a school record for points. The women's track team was fourth behind a school and meet record by Laura Clarke in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Dorothy Douglas '09 placed second at the IHSA Nationals for the riding team and baseball closed out the regular season by beating rival Clarkson four times in two days. More Athletics News

Web Site Updates
Podcasts Update:
Visit our Podcasts page to download two new episodes: Heard Up North: Students Build a Canoe" from North Country Public Radio, and "How to Prepare for College Visit" by Michaela Stewart '08. You can subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each podcast episode at your convenience.

NEW! Student Counsel: Michaela Stewart's audio essay on our Podcasts page is from our new Student Counsel page, which features over 20 essays by students, faculty and staff on the college search and making the most of college life. If you have a high school student in your family, check out Student Counsel!

Seniors: Visit the Commencement site to plan for graduation.

Student Blogs: I am so excited because I received a Travel Enrichment Grant to go to Barcelona.  I want to go and check out the architecture of Gaudi that is unique to Barcelona. Mary Jane Sweetland '10. Visit our Blogs to read more from Mary Jane and our student bloggers.

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