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News Digest
September 4, 2007

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Welcome to the fall semester!

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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St. Lawrence News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
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Campus News
White, Fordham-Hernandez and Zimmerman win awards
St. Lawrence University faculty and staff received awards for outstanding service at Convocation, held on campus August 30, marking the start of the academic year. Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven White received the J. Calvin Keene Award; Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Traci Fordham-Hernandez was given the Louis and Frances Maslow Award; and Christine Zimmerman, director of institutional research, received the John P. Taylor Award. For More
Bloomer Lecture features Alumnus Van Wie
William A. Van Wie, a 1967 St. Lawrence University graduate, will give the 2007 R.O. and Vera Bloomer Lecture, on the topic "Exploration for Oil and Gas in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: New Discoveries, New Challenges." The lecture, open to the public, free of charge, is on Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center on campus. It is part of the sixth St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference, being held on campus September 13 through 15. For more
Library celebrates publication of Prof. Cowser's book
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries at St. Lawrence University will celebrate the publication of Scorekeeping: Essays from Home, by Associate Professor of English Bob Cowser Jr., with a gathering on Friday, September 14, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. Cowser will speak at the event, which is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Writers Series features Tess Gallagher
Poet Tess Gallagher will speak and read from her works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Monday, September 17, in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event, part of the Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge. For more

New faculty arrive at St. Lawrence
New faculty members at St. Lawrence University gathered for a photo at an orientation session recently. For more
Check the Web site to read brief biographies of new faculty and of staff who joined the University from September 2006 through August 2007.

Chung participates in prestigious policy expo
Charlotta Chung '08, of Clifton Park, NY, participated in the Roosevelt Policy Expo 2007 in Washington, D.C. in July. It is an event of the Roosevelt Institute, the only "think tank" devoted to public policy written by students.
For more
Alumni News
Bagnall '07 signs contract for pro hockey
Drew Bagnall '07 has been signed by the Los Angeles Kings hockey team to a multi-year entry-level contract. For more
deMenocol '82 serves as expert source for DiCaprio film
A new documentary about the environment, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, lists Peter deMenocal '82 as one of the 72 experts consulted for the film, titled The 11th Hour. For more
St. Lawrence In the News
An article titled "Writing Programs That Work," by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz and Director of the Munn Center for Rhetoric and Communication Hillory Oakes was published on the Web site of The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy on August 29.

More Laurentians in the News

Web Site Updates and Features

New Web Album: Visit our Web album to view photos of the first days of the fall semester, and enjoy the new and improved design for photo albums!

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.

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