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News Digest
December 3, 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
SLU Prof's Study Shows All-Nighters Equal Lower Grades
With end-of-semester finals looming, here's an exam question: Will pulling an all-nighter actually help you score well?
To the dismay of college students everywhere, the correct answer is "no." Pamela Thacher, associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence University, studied the sleeping patterns and transcripts of 111 students to see the correlation between sleep and their grade-point averages. For more
'I'll Be Home For Christmas,' By SLU Alum, Among Most Popular Holiday Songs
Wynonna Judd performed it in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. New versions by artists ranging from Josh Groban to Toby Keith to "High School Musical" cast member Drew Seeley are among the top-selling holiday songs on Amazon.com. And St. Lawrence University continues to benefit from the enduring popularity of the song "I'll Be Home For Christmas," by Kim Gannon, who graduated from the University in 1924. For more
Wells' Book About NYS Government Available Online
Having been a professor for over 34 years, St. Lawrence University Munsil Professor of Government Emeritus Robert N. Wells Jr. says that people in New York State don't know enough about the state's governmental organization and functions. So Wells, about to finish up several terms as the mayor of Canton, has written a book on the subject and put it online, making it widely accessible.For more
Varied Program Planned For University Chorus Holiday Concert
"Christmas New and Old" is the theme of the University Chorus concert, to be performed on Sunday, December 9, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. It is open to the public, free of charge.For more
Works By Kasarian Dane In International Exhibition
Paintings by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kasarian Dane are included in an international exhibition that recently opened in Munich, Germany, and will later travel to Tokyo, Japan, and San Francisco.For more
Article By Prof. Baldwin, Alumni Published In Journal
An article titled "A Mangrove Lagoon-Seagrass Complex on San Salvador," by Associate Professor of Biology Brad S. Baldwin, Kira A. Krumhansl '06, Patrick J. McLaughlin '05, Gabriel L. Sataloff '05 and Molly J. Gove '06, has been published in The Bahamas Naturalist and Journal of Science, Volume 2, Issue 2 (September 2007).For more
University V.P. Coakley to Be In TV Documentary December 9
"1968 with Tom Brokaw," a documentary that includes interviews with Vice President for Administrative Operations Thomas Coakley and his wife, Nellie Coakley, is scheduled to air on Sunday, December 9, on the History Channel (Channel 55 on TimeWarner Cable, Potsdam). For more
Alumni News
MemPro Ceramics Corporation, of which John M. Finley II '70 is chairman and CEO, is the recipient of a 2007 NorTech Innovation Award. The annual awards program recognizes companies in Northeast Ohio creating and developing breakthrough innovative technologies.For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Associate Professor of History Anne Csete was quoted in a November 23 story in The Wall Street Journal, about efforts to save the culture of the Li people in China. Csete studies U.S. efforts to preserve the island culture and heritage.
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Saints Athletics
Men's hockey won the rubber game of its season series with Route 11 Rival Clarkson 4-2 at Appleton Arena Saturday night. Women's hockey won twice, over Yale and Brown. Women's basketball, playing a grueling three games in three days and came away with a perfect 3-0 mark. The riding team stayed on top of the regional leader board by placing second at Cazenovia.

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Web Site Updates and Features

Student, faculty and alumni profiles: Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 350 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities, and many more.

SLU Live! A new podcast is posted for your enjoyment. Listen to Associate Dean of the First Year Cathy Crosbie-Currie explain "Why I Teach." The SLU Live! page also features Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our past 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!

Keep up with our bloggers! Here's an excerpt from Jessica Sullivan's blog: Along with major projects for all my courses, the dance team will be performing this Saturday afternoon at the first home basketball game, the men's hockey team is playing Clarkson again on Saturday night, and Amnesty International will be putting on a campaign about conflict diamonds next week . Read more...

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