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News Digest
April 21, 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:

Master Calendar of Events
St. Lawrence News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics


Employees and retirees are cordially invited to a Recognition Reception with Special Presentations for new retirees and for
employees with 25 years of service.

Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Eben Holden Center

New retirees are:
Lewis Barkley
Robert DeGraaff
Thomas James
David Lloyd
Laura O'Shaughnessy
Ginny Schwartz
Steven Szafranski
Anne Townsend

Employees celebrating 25 years of service
Joan Dargan
James DeFranza
Alan Draper
Randolph LaBrake
Darlene Leonard
Robin Lock
Michael McSorley
Brenda O'Brien
Alice Pomponio
Richard Scott
Nancy Szafranski
Robert Thacker
Brian Watson

Campus News
Jeffrey Young Named Piskor Lecturer At St. Lawrence
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Jeffrey T. Young has been named the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecturer at
St. Lawrence University and will give a talk on campus next spring on the topic "Justice, Property and Markets: Economics
as Moral Philosophy."
For more
Named Professorships Go To Carrie Johns and Joe Erlichman
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Carolyn Johns has been named to the Grace Fippinger Endowed Professorship in Science and Associate Professor of Biology Joseph S. Erlichman has been named to the R. Sheldon '68 and Virginia Johnson Professorship in the Sciences.
For more
New University Fellows Named for Summer 2008
Twenty-four students have been selected as 2008 University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner. Review the list of Fellows, with their intended research project titles.
Students Awarded 'Projects For Peace' Grant
Two St. Lawrence University students have been awarded one of the "100 Projects for Peace" grants for 2008, in the second year of the program. Yuki Poudyal '09, of Nepal, and Nicole Szucs '10, of Bolivia, plan a project that aims to provide 20 to 30 young people living on the streets of Kathmandu with the opportunity to be more productive and help them reintegrate into society.
For more

Bookstore Story Hours Give Children Global View
Local children have the opportunity for some "armchair travel" through a program at St. Lawrence University's Brewer Bookstore and students from a variety of nations.
For more
Joey Webb '09 Awarded Summer Research Fellowship
Joey Webb '09, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, has been awarded a 2008 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the University of Texas Southwestern. Webb is a psychology and biology major.
For more
Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 Gives Invited Talk At Grinnell Symposium
Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 gave a talk at Grinnell College's "Critical Issues for the Arctic" Rosenfield symposium on the dangers of formerly used defense sites (FUDS).
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
An editorial titled "A Different Way to Fight Student Disengagement," by Bringing Theory to Practice Project Director Donal W. Harward, ran on the Inside Higher Education Web site April 15, and cited St. Lawrence's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership as an example.
For more Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
The St. Lawrence baseball team swept St. Michael's 6-5 and 7-6 Sunday for its fourth straight wins and eight wins in their last 10 games. Softball also won both games of a double-header, 3-2 and 3-0 over St. John Fisher. Men's lacrosse clinched a third straight Liberty League title with an impressive 17-3 win over Union. The women's lacrosse team clinched a playoff berth with wins over RPI and Vassar. Men's tennis placed third at the Liberty League tournament hosted at the Sammis Tennis Courts.

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

Web Site Updates and Features

More New Podcasts! Two additional new podcasts are posted: We have two of the new Contemporary Issues Forum events: Ethan Bronner of the New York Times and Why White Kids Love Hip Hop. 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:
In 1869, Tree Holiday (now Moving-Up Day) was initiated by President Richard Fisk, who decreed a spring day off from classes to allow students and faculty to transplant trees for the nearby woods to the virtually barren campus. Many of the trees still stand in the Herring-Cole Grove. In the 20th century the day evolved into an occasion for the recognition of student achievement and a symbolic "moving-up" of students to chapel pews vacated by students a year ahead of them.

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 Zoe Bludevich, who is blogging from Europe this semester: I just returned for an 11 day field trip with my group throughout Eastern Europe. We visited Krakow, Poland, Berlin and Dresden, Germany and Prague, Czech  Republic. The trip was great; I saw, experienced and learned so much. Read more.

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 770 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.

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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