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News Digest
May 12, 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

Campus News
Commencement is Sunday, May 18
For a complete schedule of Commencement events, visit the Commencement Web site.

New this year: Collegiate Video will be taping Commencement and producing a DVD for sale to seniors. Families of seniors have received information in the mail, or can link to the Collegiate Video Web site via the Commencement page.

B2 Networks, which provides Webcasts of our hockey games, will Webcast the Commencement ceremony for anyone who cannot attend. A link to the B2 Web site is on the Commencement page and will be activated Sunday morning.

Commencement is planned to be outdoors unless the weather is decidedly rainy or cold. We will make the venue decision Saturday afternoon and post any changes on the homepage of the Web site, as well as send campuswide emails.

Presidential Search Prospectus is complete, recruitment of candidates begins
Trustee Barry Phelps'69 updated the campus community on May 7 with information about the next stages of the Presidential Search.

In part, he said: Candidates for the presidency will look for our Prospectus, a document that is a detailed, but not comprehensive, synopsis of St. Lawrence, its philosophy, its governance and management structures, its functions, and its opportunities and challenges for the next president.  We think that you and, we hope, our candidates, will enjoy reading the Prospectus and become excited about St. Lawrence University.

The Prospectus is posted to our Presidential Search Web site.

The next phase of our search for St. Lawrence’s 18th President is active recruitment of candidates.  The search committee believes
St. Lawrence is in an excellent position to attract another outstanding leader, and we seek your help in that process.  If you review the last pages of the Presidential Search Prospectus, you will be able to see how we are defining the characteristics we are looking for in our next president. 

After your review of the Prospectus, I invite you to share the names of potential candidates with our search consultants, Shelly Storbeck and Nell Booth, Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LLC, 1400 North Providence Road, Suite 6000 Media, PA 19063 .

Traci Fordham-Hernandez receives honor from seniors, will give The Last Lecture
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Traci A. Fordham-Hernandez is the recipient of the 2008 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students. She gives The Last Lecture tonight at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Chapel.
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Bob Thacker gives talk on Cather book
Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker recently gave an invited talk to the City Club of Boise, Idaho, for its "Big Read" of Willa Cather's My Ántonia.
For more
Dining Services honored by national association
St. Lawrence University Dining Services has, for the third straight year, been honored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for being a national leader in campus dining.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
St. Lawrence University's Adirondack Semester program is the featured story on the Web site "Higher Education Goes Green"

More Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
Kristin Putnam won a national championship and the riding team was the Reserve National Champion at the IHSA Nationals at Los Angeles. The men's lacrosse team saw its season end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 13-9 to Western New England. Baseball opened the Liberty League Tournament with a loss to RPI, but stormed back to qualify for the championship round with wins over Clarkson and Rochester, only to lose again to RPI. The women's golf team has landed a berth in the NCAA Division tournament.

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

Web Site Updates and Features

Visit SLULive! for our podcasts, including Tom Brokaw's speech at St. Lawrence on April 30, 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:
Check out the feature on Commencements "Then and Now" on our Tradition page.

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!

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 876 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).

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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