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News Digest
March 17, 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

Campus News
Economist Christopher Coyne, Author Of 'After War,' To Speak At SLU
Economist Christopher Coyne will speak about his new book, After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Exhibition At St. Lawrence Focuses On Human Rights In Zimbabwe
An exhibition of artwork at St. Lawrence University, proceeds from the sale of which will benefit an educational foundation, focuses attention on human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
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'Meeting Resistance' Filmmakers Set For SLU Contemporary Issues Forum
Meeting Resistance, a film about who was behind the emerging post-war violence in Iraq, will be shown on Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden Center on the St. Lawrence University campus, followed by a discussion with the film's directors, Steve Connors and Molly Bingham. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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ROTC Cadets Get 'Copter Rides For Aircraft Orientation
Two St. Lawrence students participating in the ROTC program at Clarkson University recently took a ride in military helicopters, during an aircraft orientation day.
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English Honorary Society Inducts 14 New Members
Fourteen students were inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the University's Sigma Tau Delta chapter of the International English Honor Society, in March 2008. The honorary takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University Class of 1882, the popular journalist and author of Eben Holden, the first "best-seller" of the 20th century. (See a Fun Fact about Irving Bacheller, below under SLU Fun Facts and Traditions)
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St. Lawrence in the News
The National Public Radio show "Only a Game" featured a story on the St. Lawrence women's hockey team Saturday, March 15. The story focused on the Saints perennial chase of the national championships, remarkable for a school as small as St. Lawrence that competes with powerhouse institutions from across the nation. Listen to the story!

An item in the March 11 news blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education, about the annual lobby day held in Albany by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities coinciding with a convergence of news media anticipating the resignation of the New York governor, included a quote from Epiphany McGee '11, a participant in the lobby day events.
St. Lawrence was included in a story in the March 10 issue of Greenwire, an energy and environmental policy publication, about how colleges and universities are incorporating sustainability education into their curricula and campus life.
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Saints Athletics
The women's hockey team saw its season end in the NCAA quarterfinals, dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to New Hampshire, but not before being the subject of a national feature story on National Public Radio's "Only A Game" show. Three St. Lawrence women and one man earned all America honors at the NCAA Division III indoor track championships at Ohio Northern: Geoff Grambo '08, Wendy Pavlus '11, Alyssa Pirinelli '10 and Jessica Venezia '11. Softball opened its season in Florida by splitting its first two games. Women's lacrosse lost its opener to Nazareth 12-9.

While you're checking athletics news, enjoy the re-designed Athletics Web site! More Athletics news

Web Site Updates and Features

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
Irving Bacheller, Class of 1882, donated the chapel bells (not a full carillon) heard ringing every weekday during the academic year at 5 p.m. He also wrote the first best-selling novel of the 20th century, Eben Holden, which is set in Canton and vicinity. If you were here in 2005-2006, you participated in St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration. We've maintained the Sesquicentennial Web site as our Tradition site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History, Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts. (Did You Know) Check it out and become an expert on SLU!

Blogging from abroad
: This past week we were pretty busy in Vienna. We had midterms, so I had to force myself to study. Although my midterms were not as difficult as the ones that I’m accustomed to taking at SLU, I found it much more difficult to study for these. I never thought I would say how much I miss ODY, our library on campus. I just needed a place to go and only focus on my school work. Vienna has proved to be a very distracting place. But needless to say I got through midterms and hopefully did well..... Read more!

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which has 648 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 740 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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