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News Digest
February 11, 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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St. Lawrence News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

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Campus News
Over 5,000 admissions applications received, second record-breaking year
On February 5, President Sullivan announced to the St. Lawrence community that the University has reached another historic milestone. Over 5,100 applications had been received by that date, and more have come in since. In 10 years, St. Lawrence has doubled the number of applications it receives. For more
Pink in the Rink and Think Pink
Athletes participating in several sports at St. Lawrence University are teaming up to raise money for cancer research at a number of home athletic events throughout the month of February.
For more
SLU Team Wins EPA Grant For Sustainability Project
A team from St. Lawrence University has been awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on a project aimed at helping developing nations move towards sustainability. For more
Deb Sheldon Achieves Perfect Score On Food-Safety Test
Deb Sheldon, a food service generalist in Dining Services, achieved a perfect score on the ServSafe food-safety test recently, the first employee in the department ever to achieve that score.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Bruce Carlisle '78 was one of two media-industry experts called upon by Forbes in a February 5 article to comment on the efforts of Microsoft to purchase Yahoo.com.
Carleton University's student newspaper, The Charlatan, carried a February 1 story about Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher's study, published in the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine, that showed that students who have pulled all-nighters have lower grade-point averages.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Robert Torres was a guest on the KDVS (Davis, California) radio show "Speaking In Tongues" on February 1; the entire hour-long show was devoted to a discussion of Torres' book Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights.
For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Athletics
The men's squash team unveiled their new championship court Saturday, and won their school-record 12th match of the year over Hamilton, 6-3. Robie Squash Center now has 10 courts, making it a perfect site to host championship tournaments. The women's squash team lost to Hamilton 8-1. Men's hockey bounced back from a loss to Colgate Friday to down Cornell 4-2 at Appleton Saturday. The women had the exact same experience, losing to Colgate and beating Cornell. Women's basketball swept Union and Skidmore, while the men lost to Union and beat Skidmore. Jessica Venezia'11 set a school record in the triple jump at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, and the swim team set two records in a home meet against Alfred.
More Athletics news

Web Site Updates and Features

NEW! Two new podcasts! Listen to the report of SLU's Focus the Nation event on February 1, and an interview with Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the February night sky – Saturn, the lunar eclipse on the 20th and other celestial points of interest. Visit SLU Live!

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which already has 548 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 752 friends on this social networking space).

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.

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.

News Digest Archive
News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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