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News Digest
October 22, 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
Johnson Hall of Science Dedication and Open House
It was a celebration of the University's commitment to science education and sustainability, as trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community gathered for events this past weekend for the Johnson Hall of Science dedication.

We have several Web features collected: a photo album of the weekend, a new interactive tour of the Johnson Hall, and text of the remarks from the speakers at the dedication. The interactive tour allows you to mouse over the floor plans, and open pop-up windows to see multiple photos of every room. Visit our Johnson Hall of Science Dedication page
Trustee Emeritus Don Sohn '48 and wife Virginia pledge $6 million in estate plan for St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University Trustee Emeritus Donald Sohn and his wife, Virginia, of Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, have pledged $6 million to Momentum St. Lawrence, the University's campaign to raise $200 million by the end of 2010. The pledge is the second-largest commitment in the University's history; the largest is $10 million from Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich, Class of 1982, for the Johnson Hall of Science. For more
Trustees pass resolution in support of historic Main Street, Canton.
The St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees, meeting on campus on Saturday, October 20, passed a resolution in support of efforts by local citizens to maintain the integrity of the Village of Canton's historic Main Street. For more

Also, to sign a petition in support of preserving the historic integrity of Canton's Main Street, visit our on-line site.
Writers Series continues with Phillip Lopate
Author Phillip Lopate will speak and read from recent works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge. For more

SLU offers The Laramie Project as fall theatre production
The Laramie Project
, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, will be presented at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday through Saturday, October 31 through November 3, at 8 p.m. each evening in the Blackbox Theater, E.J. Noble University Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Gulick Theater box office, Monday through Friday, October 29-November 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more

Laurentians sing for Spitzer
The Laurentian Singers performed for New York Governor Eliot Spitzer when he visited the North Country on October 9. For more
English honor society welcomes 11 students
Eleven students were inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the University's Sigma Tau Delta chapter of the International English Honor Society, in October of 2007. The honorary takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University Class of 1882, the popular journalist and author of Eben Holden, the first "best-seller" of the 20th century. For more
Laurentians in the News
An article about Associate Professor of  Anthropology John Barthelme's course on Neandertals, and comparing what students learn to the portrayals in insurance-company commercials and a network sit-com, appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education's issue dated October 19, 2007.
A front-page story in The Wall Street Journal October 15 detailed techniques pioneered by Robert Montgomery '82, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins University Medical School; Montgomery was awarded an honorary degree by
St. Lawrence at Commencement this year.
Trustee Elinor Tatum '93 appeared on MSNBC television on October 16, discussing the possible return to radio of host Don Imus; she is the publisher of The Amsterdam News.

More Laurentians in the News
Saints Athletics
Field hockey extended its win streak to six games by sweeping Middlebury, Union and Skidmore last week. Skidmore and Middlebury were both ranked higher than the Saints in last week's national poll. Men's soccer lost to Hamilton and tied Hobart, but still clinched the Liberty League title. Men's hockey lost a thrilling 5-4 overtime decision at Clarkson, while the women went 1-1 at Appleton. Hobart overpowered the football team, 56-21.

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Web Site Updates and Features

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 cam.

Be sure to check out the new Johnson Hall of Science interactive tour, linked from our Johnson Hall Dedication page!

We have a new podcast episode available this week, Professor Aileen O'Donoghue's interview with North Country Public Radio about the autumnal night skies.

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