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News Digest
February 18, 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 In the News
Saints Athletics

: Reminder the 2008 Senior Class Dinner with Trustees is Friday, February 22, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. in Newell Lobby and Burkman Gymnasium.  RSVP by e-mailing

Campus Alert: We issued a security alert this morning regarding a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday, February 10, reported to Security on Sunday, February 17. Read the Alert.

Campus News
The Contemporary Issues Forum Presents: "Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wangsters, Wiggers and Wanabees, The New Reality of Race in America"
Bakari Kitwana, author and co-founder of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, will give a talk titled "Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wangsters, Wiggers and Wanabees, The New Reality of Race in America" at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the University's Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.For more
'African Heritage' Organ Recital Offered At St. Lawrence
Organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor will offer a free concert celebrating "Our African Heritage" on Friday, February 22, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The recital, open to the public free of charge, is designed to be enjoyed by people during the lunch hour, and so begins at 12:15 p.m. and ends promptly at 12:55 p.m. Those attending are welcome to bring along a "brown bag" lunch.For more
The fifth annual gospel music workshop and concert, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir member William R. Hamilton, will take place Thursday through Saturday, February 21 through 23, at St. Lawrence University.For more
Jonathan Cardinal '08 Named To USA Today College All-Stars
Jonathan Cardinal '08, of Ogdensburg, NY, has been named to the 2008 All-USA College Academic Third Team, USA Today's recognition program for outstanding undergraduates.For more
Michaela Stewart '08 Is NYS Assembly Intern
Michaela Stewart '08, of Averill Park, NY, is participating in the New York State Assembly Internship Program during the spring 2008 semester.For more
Psychology Honorary Society Inducts 15 New Members
Psi Chi, the psychology honorary society, inducted 15 new members in its spring 2008 ceremony. For more
Film: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
A screening of the documentary film Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide will be held at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center, followed by a conversation with Annett. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
A study conducted by Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher, showing that students who pull all-nighters also have lower grade-point averages, was cited in the February 11 column by Yvonne Fournier, which runs on the Scripps Howard News Service wire. Fournier is an educator who gives advice on youngsters and hometown; the column was a response to a reader who sought advice about her teenage son who's a "night owl."
Appleton Arena staff Joe Prashaw, Glen Dibble, Gabe Szafranski, Shawn Wright and Roger Woodard are pictured and highlighted in the "Industry Spotlight" column in the January/February 2008 issue of Rink Magazine; the column is a q-and-a with Prashaw, facilities manager for athletics.
For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Athletics
The men's and women's track teams both won Liberty League indoor track titles Saturday at Newell Field House. Women's hockey swept a home weekend from Yale and Brown, while the men lost to Yale and Brown on the road. Men's basketball earned a share of the liberty league title by knocking off Hobart and Hamilton. The women avenged two of their three previous Liberty League losses by sweeping Hamilton and William Smith, clinching a playoff spot.
More Athletics news

Web Site Updates and Features

NEW podcast! Listen to the report of SLU students as they watched and commented on Super Tuesday. Visit SLU Live!

Blogging from Vienna: Keep up with Zoe Bludevich '09 as she blogs from Vienna. Here's a sample: Vienna has begun to feel like home, or at least a European home. I have settled into a daily routine, joined a gym, and feel more like a resident rather than a tourist. I knew I was adjusted when I returned this past weekend from a trip to Amsterdam and all I wanted to do was get “home” and fall into my bed. This past weekend when I was asked where I was from I had to pause and think about it; was I from Vienna, New York or Vermont? Read more!

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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.

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