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News Digest
May 29, 2007

Welcome to all the alumni who will visit campus this weekend May 31-June 3!

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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

Momentum St. Lawrence reaches half-way mark with $100 million
The University's Momentum St. Lawrence campaign, announced publicly in October 2006 with a goal of $200 million, has reached its half-way mark, at $100 million. Read more about the progress.

Momentum St. Lawrence will carry St. Lawrence to the future by growing the endowment, expanding student benefits through facilities, scholarships and program enhancements, and strengthening the St. Lawrence Fund. Learn more about the objectives of Momentum St. Lawrence by visiting the campaign Web site.

Bison and elk and bears...oh my!
For many college students, summer is time to find a job where they can earn extra money to pay tuition and gain valuable experience for post-graduation plans. Biology major Lyndsay E. Belt '08, of Potsdam, NY, is doing all that, and something more, through an internship at Yellowstone National Park. She's sharing her experiences with Web audience though a summer blog. For more
First-Year Program Conference attracts 23 colleges
The First-Year program celebrates its 20th anniversary with a conference June 6-8 on campus, with 23 colleges attending, including
Dartmouth, Bates, Colgate, Connecticut, Middlebury, Haverford, Smith, Vassar, Wesleyan and Wooster. Visit the conference Web page to view the schedule.

St. Lawrence in the News
The Associated Press newswire carried a May 23 story about a new Vermont law that will provide $12 million for college scholarships and workforce training. The signing ceremony included Caroline Bright '11, of Franklin Vermont, who had worked on the legislation as a member of the Next Generation Commission. In the story, she discussed her college selection process and why she ultimately chose to enroll at St. Lawrence. Papers that ran the story included the Boston Globe and several in Vermont, including the Rutland Herald and Burlington Free Press.

President's remarks draw national attention
On May 21, the New York State Associated Press newswire carried a story about President Daniel Sullivan's 2007 Commencement speech, in which he was highly critical of U.S. Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and her policies. Among publications that ran the story was New York Newsday. The online publication Inside Higher Educationalso ran a news item on the speech, which generated a number of readers to respond with comment. Regional newspaper the Watertown Daily Times ran a lengthy excerpt from the talk on its May 24 editorial page, as its weekly "North Country Perspective," and the Blogger News Network carried a story about the speech as well.
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Web Site Updates

NEW! SLU Live! Check out the new SLU Live! page where we feature links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come!

NEW! MySpace page! St. Lawrence has a MySpace page! We have 598 friends already! Join today!

NEW! Student Counsel page: If you have a high school student in your family, check out 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.

Visit the Reunion site to see updates on the schedule, the planned guests, and class Web pages.Thanks to the Class of 1982 for piloting our new Reunion Class Bulletin Board feature! Good conversations among the 25th reunion class are taking place on line.

Podcasts Update:

We will post an occasional Podcast this summer, and resume regular production in the fall. You can subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each podcast episode at your convenience.

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