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News Digest
March 24, 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
SLU Piskor Lecture April 8, On Latin American Poetry, Ecology
St. Lawrence University Professor of Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven F. White will deliver the
Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture, "Trees and Rivers: Poetry and Ecology in Latin America," on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Jewish Mothers & Daughters' Filmmaker To Speak At St. Lawrence
Author, playwright and director Julia Pascal, who has taught courses in St. Lawrence University's program of study in London, will give a talk at the University on Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in Herring Cole, on "Jewish Mothers and Daughters." The event, made possible by the Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture Endowment, is part of the Contemporary Issues Forum at St. Lawrence and is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Prof's Book On Animal Rights To Be Celebrated
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries at St. Lawrence University will celebrate the publication of Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights, by Assistant Professor of Sociology Robert J. Torres, on Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. Torres will speak at the event, which is open to the public,
free of charge.
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Author Faith Adiele In St. Lawrence Writers Series
Faith Adiele, who starred in the PBS documentary "My Journey Home," about her life, writings and trip to Nigeria, will be
at St. Lawrence University on Monday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. Adiele will speak and read from her work at the event, part of the Writers Series, which is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Porn Debate' Scheduled At St. Lawrence
An event titled "The XXX Porn Debate," with adult film actor Ron Jeremy and Craig Gross, who runs an online community for people who feel they've become addicted to pornography, will be at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, April 9, at 9 p.m. in Burkman Gymnasium. Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, April 2,
at the information desk in the Student Center and the Brewer Bookstore. All tickets are $3; tickets will be made available for sale to St. Lawrence students prior to April 2.
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St. Lawrence in the News
University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley and the "Build Your Own Beliefs" program that she initiated at St. Lawrence were included in a March 16 feature story in the Hartford (CT) Courant, about Americans seeking spirituality outside of traditional organized religions.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
The baseball team posted a 5-5 record on its spring trip, including a 4-3 win over Liberty League rival Union.
Softball went 3-9 down south, while the women's lacrosse team won three straight after an opening loss. Men's lacrosse lost its first two games, 17-10 to Bowdoin and 11-10 to defending national champ Salisbury. Women's tennis was 2-1 and men's tennis 1-2 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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

Web Site Updates and Features

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. Check out the March/April profiles throughout the web site.

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
In March 1962, plans to relocate SUNY Canton to a new campus across the Grasse River were unveiled;
St. Lawrence acquired all buildings from Piskor Hall south. 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. Check it out and become an expert on SLU!

Blogging from campus with Jessica Sullivan'08
: My plans for next year are finally becoming somewhat more concrete. (Notice my hesitancy to make a definite statement...) I, along with several of my close friends, have advanced to the final stage of Teach for America. That means I will have an in-person interview and teaching session the Wednesday after spring break. I will find out on April 18th (coincidentally, the same day I present my senior research project) whether or not TFA will offer me a position for the coming fall. Keep your fingers crossed! ... Read more!

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Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which has 669 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.

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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