October 29, 2007
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Campus Safety Alert: The campus remains under a safety alert after a reported sexual assault on Saturday, October 27. The safety alert is posted on our Web and any updates that are possible will be communicated to the campus community. The Advocates program Web site has many resources to understand and prevent sexual violence.
Conservation Biology is approved by New York State as new major at St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University has added a new major to its curriculum, in conservation
biology. The major will meet the needs of a growing number of St. Lawrence students
by providing a science degree that prepares students for employment or graduate
programs in conservation biology, an area of interest for many students and prospective
students. For more
| SLU participates in Green Torch Relay bicycle trip to Albany
Members of the Coalition for Climate Change at St. Lawrence University plan to
bicycle from Canton to Albany this weekend, as part of the "Green Torch
Relay." For more
|High marks for SLU "green" efforts
St. Lawrence University has earned a high grade for its "green" practices,
as evaluated by an independent organization's "report card" on sustainability. For more
| Dotty Hall to speak about her book on Women's Sports at SLU
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries will hold a celebration for
the publication of the book Women's Sports at St. Lawrence University:
From Beginnings to Title IX on Friday, November 2, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine
Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. The author, Professor Emerita of Sport
and Leisure Studies Dotty Hall, will speak at the event, which is open to the
public, free of charge. For more
Visiting gospel choir concert November 10
The SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir will perform in concert at St. Lawrence University,
on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event is
open to the public, free of charge. For more
| String Orchestra plans concert November 11
The St. Lawrence University String Orchestra, under the direction of Christian
Hosmer, will perform a concert titled "Viva Vivaldi!" on Sunday,
November 11, at 2 p.m., in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus. It is open to
the public, free of charge. For more
| Alumni News
Kimberly McClure Pacala '78, of Great Falls, VA, has joined the Five Talents
International board of directors. Pacala is the director of development for Silver
Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks in Lake George, NY. For more
Laura Puccia Valtorta '80, of Columbia, SC, has joined the National Arbitration
Forum's national panel of independent and neutral arbitrators and mediators.
Bernier '08 and Sal Cania '07 are both among the students offering "insider
advice on the first year of college, from those who've been there" in the
summer 2007 issue of Careers and Colleges magazine.
issue of Sierra, the magazine of the Sierra Club, focuses
on the "green" movement at colleges, and includes St. Lawrence's
Adirondack Semester program in an article about hands-on environmental
|An article about Associate
Professor of Anthropology John Barthelme's course on Neandertals,
and the "hands-on" learning experience students in the
course get when butchering a deer with stone tools they fashion themselves,
appeared in the Chicago Tribune on October 21 and
was syndicated worldwide.
More Laurentians in the News
Women's hockey opened the ECAC season with a pair of road victories
over Qunnipiac and Princeton. Men's hockey lost to Colgate, 2-1,
Friday, but bounced back to shut out Union 4-0 in the consolation
game of the Governor's Cup.The men's and women's swimming teams
opened their season with victories over Clarkson and Skidmore. Field
hockey capped a great regular season with a 4-1 win over Geneseo
and head into the Liberty League playoffs in second place. Men's
soccer, which will host the Liberty League playoffs next weekend,
closed its season with a 1-1 tie against Brockport. Football dropped
a 20-9 decision to Union.
More Athletics news
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!
a new podcast episode available this week, a feature story on the American Shakespeare Company's residency at St. Lawrence.
Keep up with our bloggers! Here's an excerpt from Mary Jane Sweetland's recent post about her experiences in Spain: "Wow, it's hard to believe how much I've experienced in the past ten days alone! Last weekend I took a personal trip to Morocco with 5 friends from the group. We left Thursday night from Madrid and stayed until Sunday afternoon." Read more...
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