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News Digest
January 28, 2008

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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
Writers Series Features Viebranz Visiting Writer K.L.Cook
St. Lawrence University Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing K.L. Cook opens the University's Writers Series for 2008 with a talk on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. It is open to the public, free of charge. For more
New SLU Scholarship Honors Long-Time Coach Robert "Ax" Axtell
A new scholarship has been established at St. Lawrence University honoring long-time ski coach and mentor to generations of students, Robert "Ax" Axtell. Pledges from alumni to date for the Robert "Ax" Axtell Scholarship exceed $500,000, with more support expected in the coming months. Established by Class of 1980 members Michael Ranger and Timothy Simpson, the scholarship was announced during the St. Lawrence Carnival ski event in Lake Placid January 18. For more
Viggo Mortensen '80 Nominated For Academy Award
Viggo Mortensen '80 has received his first nomination for an Academy Award, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, for his portrayal of a Russian mobster in Eastern Promises. Nominations were announced January 22, with winners schedule to be announced February 24. Mortensen also was nominated for his first Golden Globe Award this year, for the same role, and for a Screen Actors Guild award. For more
Shawn Golley '08 Conducts Physics Research In Puerto Rico
Shawn Golley '08, of Hamilton, N.Y., conducted research for his senior project in computer science and physics at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in January. For more
Seniors Participate In U.N. Climate Change Conference
Shelly Martin '08, of Stowe, Vermont, and Kate Olsen '08, of Muncy, Pennsylvania, participated in the the 13th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which took place in Bali in December. Martin and Olsen accompanied Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jon Rosales as participants in the conference. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
An essay by President Daniel F. Sullivan, titled "Why IT Matters To Liberal Education," is the "Leadership" column in the January/February 2008 issue of Educause Review, a national magazine for the higher education information technology community. For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Athletics
Men's basketball won its seventh and eight straight games, beating RPI and Vassar. Women's basketball lost to RPI, but rallied to down Vassar Saturday. Women's hockey has now won five in a row after beating RPI and Union. Men's hockey lost to Union and RPI. The men's and women's track teams won the SLU Indoor Invitational.
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