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News Digest
August 20, 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
Class of 2006 reports 95.6 rate for employment or graduate school
One year after graduation, 95.9 percent of St. Lawrence University's Class of 2006 who responded to a survey report either being employed or in graduate school, the highest total placement rate reported since 1997. For more
Mellon Foundation awards $250,000 grant for rhetoric and communication
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for use over five years to support a new program in rhetoric and communication. For more
Brush Gallery announces first fall exhibition
"The Black Panthers: Photographs by Stephen Shames" and "Louder Than Words: Black Panther Materials from the Collection of Billy X Jennings" is on exhibition in St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery through October 6. For more
Student attends national conference
Michaela Stewart '08, of Averill Park, NY, attended the 2007 Public Choice Outreach Conference, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, July 12-15. The conference is designed for young scholars who are planning professional careers in academia, law or public policy and features nationally known speakers in economics, politics and other topics.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Professor of Psychology Alan Searleman was quoted in a story about left-handedness that ran in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA) and the San Bernadino Sun on August 13 -- International Left-Handers Day.
An editorial in the July 10 issue of the Malone, New York, Telegram congratulated the University and two professors for grant awards they received for conducting research on local issues. Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli and Assistant Professor of Biology Aswini Pai were each awarded grants from SUNY Potsdam's Center for Regional Research and Community Education's T. Urling and Mabel Walker Fellowship Program.
The July issue of University Business magazine included an article about the University's annual Faculty College; Associate Professor of Government Karl Schonberg was quoted in the story.
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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 six 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: Water Quality Week ... we...drive to fixed sites around the park and take hydrolab readings of pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and conductivity and we also collect water samples to be shipped off to the lab. 

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