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News Digest
April 14, 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
Journalist Tom Brokaw To Speak At St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University's Contemporary Issues Forum presents NBC News Special Correspondent and author Tom Brokaw on Wednesday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in Gulick Theatre. He will give a talk entitled "Life Is Not Virtual." Free tickets are required and will become available Monday, April 21.
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St. Lawrence announces honorees for Commencement 2008
St. Lawrence University will award honorary degrees to Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio; David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and Carol Newell '79, founder of the Sage Foundation and Endswell Foundation. In addition, the North Country Citation will be awarded to Kenneth Andrews, the music director and conductor for the Orchestra of Northern New York. Commencement is Sunday, May 18, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather.
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St. Lawrence Professor McCarthy Awarded Fellowship At Naropa University
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of  Philosophy and Coordinator of the  Asian Studies Program Erin McCarthy has been awarded a fellowship from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Residential Fellowship Program for Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values, allowing her to spend the spring 2009 semester at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
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Ambassador Richard Hecklinger '65 To Speak On Campus
A talk called "From Canton to Bangkok: An SLU Graduate's Reflections on U.S. Foreign Policy" will be given by Ambassador Richard Hecklinger on Monday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. Part of St. Lawrence's Contemporary Issues Forum, this Alcoa Foundation Cultural Affairs Program event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Writers Series Concludes With Author Sena Jeter Naslund
Sena Jeter Naslund will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, the final presentation of the Writers Series for the academic year, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Music From Everyday Objects Focus Of 'Soundsandbox' At SLU
The Soundsandbox ensemble, directed by In-Sil Yoo and Timothy Hill, will give a performance on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in The Underground, Noble University Center, at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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'SoloDuo' To Perform At St. Lawrence April 28
SoloDuo - Italian classical guitarists Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli - will perform at St. Lawrence University on Monday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Concert Band At SLU Offers Works From 'Wondrous Stories'
The St. Lawrence University Concert Band presents a performance titled "Wondrous Stories: An Exploration of 20th- and 21st-Century Programmatic Works for Band" on Sunday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in The Underground, Noble University Center. The concert, directed by Glenn Roberts, is open to the public, free of charge.
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John Williams Works Focus Of St. Lawrence String Orchestra Concerts
The St. Lawrence University String Orchestra, conducted by music director Christian Hosmer, presents "A Tribute to John Williams," on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m., in Gunnison Memorial Chapel, and Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m. at the Russell Opera House in Russell. Both concerts are open to the public, free of charge.
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Brooke Bouchard '08 Wins Library Network Student Award
Brooke Bouchard '08, of Watertown, has received the Outstanding Student Employee award from the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN). Bouchard is a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School.
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Saints Athletics
The St. Lawrence riding team, as well as three individuals, advanced to the nationals after Zone 2 competition Saturday. Both the men's and women's track teams won the Liberty League championship. The men's lacrosse team won a thrilling 7-6 overtime game against RPI at home Sunday. Baseball split a doubleheader with RPI after sweeping Union earlier in the week. The women's crew varsity eight team defeated nationally ranked Ithaca. Men's tennis won its fourth straight, routing RPI. The women also beat RPI 9-0.

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

Web Site Updates and Features

New Podcasts! Two new podcasts are posted: The March 5 Poetry for Peace edition is now on-line as is the Careers in Health Care Laurentians in Residence panel. Visit SLULive! for our podcasts as well as features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam. SLU Live!

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
Olympia Brown, Theological School Class of 1863, was the first woman to be ordained a minister in America. She was one of a handful of pioneer women's suffragists who lived long enough to vote for President of the United States, in 1920.

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:
Keep up with Mary Jane Sweetland, who is blogging from campus this semester: I'm very excited to announce St. Lawrence's first week of flip-flop-wearing weather.  It all started this past weekend.  We had a beautiful sunny Saturday here on campus.  It was Father-Daughter weekend for Delta Delta Delta and we had two home games for lacrosse.   The weather couldn't have been nicer to play (or watch) lacrosse. Read more.

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 736 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).

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.

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