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News Digest
October 29, 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 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.

Campus News
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. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Sara 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.
The November/December 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 study.
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
Saints Athletics
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.

For More Athletics news

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, 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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