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News Digest
January 14, 2008

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Kenya Semester update: Dean Valerie Lehr communicated again on January 9 regarding the status of the Kenya semester. The full text of her message is on the Web, but in summary, she indicated that the semester would proceed with a delayed start date and an altered schedule to accommodate the delay and the circumstances in the nation. She also noted that because the political climate is unpredictable, the University reserves the right and has the responsibility to decide that the program cannot proceed (and students may return to campus), that students may be confined to the study compound for periods of time if their security is at risk, and that the University may evacuate students at any time during the semester if we believe that is the best course.  If students are evacuated, we will make every effort to bring all to campus and develop an alternative course on Kenya so they can complete their semester’s progress. She concluded "So many of you have expressed confidence in St. Lawrence University staff on campus and in Kenya to make a wise decision and we thank you for that confidence.  I share your trust in our faculty and staff who have led our program so effectively for many years and whose expertise and insight have been invaluable to us, and I have faith in you, our students, who seek to have a transforming experience and are willing to adapt and adjust as you learn about and appreciate the Kenyan people, environment, government, educational systems and more.  We know that students and faculty will work together as well as they always do, and that the resulting experience will be educationally powerful. "

Campus News

Colleges Invite Community To Help 'Focus The Nation' On Climate Change
St. Lawrence County's four colleges have joined forces to Focus the Nation on global warming, and invite the community to help find solutions. For more
SLU Plans Teach-In, Service Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On the first day of classes for the spring 2008 semester, St. Lawrence University will hold a teach-in on Monday, January 21, celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The events are open to the public, and free of charge with the exception of dinner.
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Retired SLU Prof's New Book Looks At Race & Racism In America
The origins and development of racism in North America are traced in a new book by St. Lawrence University Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Richard J. Perry.For more
Artists plan residency and performance
Motion designer and director Scott Pagano and electronic musician Christopher Willits will present a live, interactive audiovisual performance at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, January 23, at 9 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Student Center, as part of a residency at the University.For more
St. Lawrence Names Augsbury/North Country Scholars
Ninety-three outstanding high school seniors from throughout Northern New York State and Southeastern Canada have been named Augsbury/North Country Scholars by St. Lawrence University.For more
'Blood Is The New Black' Exhibition In SLU's Brush Gallery
An installation by artist Jason Lujan titled "Blood Is the New Black" will be on exhibition in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from January 24 through March 14.For more
In SLU's Brush Gallery, 'Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty'
"Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty," a portfolio of prints from 38 artists inviting viewers to consider new ways of looking at Native American and Asian/Asian-American women in history, will be on exhibition in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from January 21 through February 28.For more
Student Researchers Meet With Faculty In Italy
Senior anthropology majors Shannon Friere, of Glens Falls, NY, and Emily Stanfill, of Littleton, CO, studied in Italy during the fall semester, 2007, and gave Professor of Anthropology Ali Pomponio - in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship - and Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Richard Perry a tour of the areas they studied.For more
Theatre Students Assist Local Elementary School
Students in the course Children's Theatre, taught by Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie G. Halstead, worked with fifth- and sixth-graders in Canton's St. Mary's School, giving the course a community-based-learning component. The students' work helped the school meet a state requirement that they otherwise would not have met, due to its resources. For more
Alumni News
Jeff Seely '76 New CEO Of Jobster
Jeff Seely '76 has been appointed chief executive officer of Seattle, Washington-based Jobster, an online career network. He had been CEO of ShareBuilder from 1998 until the sale of the company to ING Direct, which closed on November 15, 2007.
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In the News
An essay by Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey, advising high school seniors who apply to their first-choice colleges under "early decision" programs to have a back-up plan, was published in the Albany, NY, Times Union December 23.
Trustee Kenneth Okoth '01, a native of Kenya, was interviewed on the National Public Radio program "Bryant Park" on January 3, about the political unrest in Kenya; the interview included reference to his education at St. Lawrence. He has also been interviewed by  WUSA, the CBS affiliate television station in the Washington, D.C. area, where Okoth lives, and on the National Public Radio program  "Talk of the Nation," on January 8, when he talked about his St. Lawrence education.
Tyler Hanson '09 and Doug Weaver '11, both of Jamestown, NY, made the front page of the sports section of their hometown newspaper, The Post-Journal, on Jan. 1, with a story about their selection as game officials for a scrimmage of the Buffalo Sabres.
An article titled "Flight of the Hunter: A Report on the State of Hunting in the Adirondack Park," in the December 2007 issue of Adirondack Life magazine refers several times to research conducted by Cynthia Green '01 for her senior honors thesis in economics. The research, by Green, former Assistant Professor of Economics Stephan Kroll and Therese Grijalva, was published in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
New York Sun contributing editor Seth Gitell wrote a column published December 26, 2007, about the history of the song "I'll Be Home For Christmas," including a recent reference by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the song's connection to St. Lawrence through its composer Kim Gannon '24.
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Saints Athletics
Men's hockey continued its hot start to the 2008 portion of its schedule, sweeping conference foes Harvard (3-1) and Dartmouth (8-3). The Dartmouth game was broadcast nationally on ESPNU. Women's basketball routed Hartwick 70-38 for its 8th straight win, improving to 10-1 on the season. Men's basketball beat Oswego 97-88. Women's hockey lost to No. 3 Harvard 2-0, but bounced back to beat No. 8 Dartmoth 5-2.
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