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News Digest
July 30, 2007

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Campus News
Grant allows SLU to explore relationships between student engagement and well-being
The Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP), in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and funded by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York, has awarded St. Lawrence University a $250,000 grant, which will allow the University to foster various pedagogies of engagement within the First-Year Program through intentional and intensive faculty and staff development. The grant, which is part of BTtoP's Demonstration Program, is also intended to facilitate more in-depth study of the connections between student engagement, student civic development and student well-being.For more
Prof. Robin Lock wins award
Burry Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Robin Lock is the winner of the 2007 Dexter Whittinghill Contributed Paper Award from the Mathematical Association of America's Special Interest Group on Statistics Education.
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Alumni News
Biele tapped for new post
Jonathan Biele '92 is the new co-head of Equity Capital Markets Group at Cowen Group, Inc. . He will be based in New York.
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Grace Potter to make TV debut and release new album
Grace Potter N'06 and the Nocturnals will make their television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 2, and will appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on August 3 and Good Morning America on August 7. The band's new album will be released August 7; three songs from the album 'This is Somewhere" are featured on ITUNES and their first single "Ah Mary" was the #1 most-added song by Triple A Radio in May. The band also features SLU grad Matt Burr '03. Visit Grace Potter's web site for more.
St. Lawrence in the News
The Buffalo News ran a feature on July 25 about Michele Fazekas '93, a native of the region who has a successful career as a writer for television, including episodes of the popular show "Law & Order: SVU" and the upcoming CW show "Reaper." The story noted her St. Lawrence education.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Celia Nyamweru was quoted in a July 24 story in National Geographic News, on an earthquake "swarm" in Africa.
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Web Site Updates and Features

Homepage change:  We're updating the flash videos on the homepage, so we've substituted a photo slide show until we've completed the new project.

18 gorgeous photos for your desktop! We've provided 18 St. Lawrence campus scenes in five resolution options for you to download to your desktop. Share the St. Lawrence pride and display a new photo every month for the next year and a half, or keep your favorite front and center to remind you of alma mater.

SLU Live! Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come! Lyndsay Belt '08 is blogging about her Yellowstone National Park internship. A sample: We worked on Geode Creek which has a high density of Cuts and we electrofished to collect them.  Electrofishing is when a probe is placed in the water and a shock is emitted causing the muscles in fish to contract.  They are pretty much stunned and float to the surface where we scoop them up with a net.  The flow in the creek seemed so low however we still caught 600+ fish in the entire day.  Once we caught about 50 or so we backpacked them to a processing area where the fish were measured and fin clips were taken for genetics and also marking purposes.  Then the fish were put in cages where they waited until the helicopter flight the next morning. 

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