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News Digest
September 10, 2007

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Campus News

Gift income total reaches new record for 2006-2007
St. Lawrence University set a new gift income record in fiscal year 2006-2007 (ending June 30, 2007), with gift income totaling $22,897,142. The total is a 1.5 percent increase from 2005-2006, also a record-setting year.For more
Writers Series continues September 20
Author Robert Root will speak and read from recent works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, September 20, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall on campus. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Faculty authors celebrated at September 21 event
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries will hold an event on Friday, September 21, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library celebrating the publication of the book The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics by Professor of Government Alan L. Draper and Emeritus Professor of Government J. Ansil Ramsay. Draper and Ramsay will speak at the event, which is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Crimmel Colloquium scheduled for September 25
Noted social and cultural anthropologist Renato Rosaldo is the keynote speaker for the 2007 Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium at St. Lawrence University. His presentation, titled "Lasting Lessons of the Culture Wars: A Possible Dialogue with Professor Henry H. Crimmel Jr.," will be on Tuesday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in the Eben Holden Center on campus; it is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Schuckers and Minev '07 co-author award-winning biometrics paper
A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Michael E. Schuckers and Yordan Minev '07 won third prize at the International Conference on Biometrics, held in Korea in August. Much of the research conducted by Minev for the paper also was part of his senior-year experience, for his degree in economics/mathematics. For more
St. Lawrence In the News
The 2007-2008 Education special issue of Indian Country Today magazine includes photos of and a story about Karla General '07, selected to be one of 12 2006 Native American Congressional Interns.
A commentary titled "Are Our Graduates College-Writing Ready? What High Schools Could Do To Help," by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, was published in the September 5 issue of Education Week magazine.

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Saints Sports
The football team opened its season with a 20-13 victory over Norwich. It is the fifth straight year the Saints have opened the season with a win. Sophomore running back Connor Hackett rushed for 163 yards in the win. Field hockey stayed unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Nazareth. Men's soccer tied Rochester and lost to Geneseo and women's soccer went 1-1 in the Plattsburgh Tournament.
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Web Site Updates and Features

New Web Album: The Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) opened last week, and we have photos from the reception. The Quantitative Resource Center will support student work in quantitative analysis.

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.

Speaking of blogs, six student bloggers are back at their keyboards, sharing their day-to-day lives at St. Lawrence. Visit our bloggers and read such entries as this from Caroline Dow Bishop '10: Last weekend I was chosen to be in the Laurentian Singers, the select chorus on campus, which was a goal that I set before even becoming a SLU student!! The following evening SLU hosted the annual Adirondack theme dinner following the First Year Cup Festival; a series of competitions among all FYPs to gain points for their college. Last Friday was the perfect day for the FYC festival and theme dinner. During the dinner there was a campus organization fair and a great band performing. More...

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