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News Digest
August 18, 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
Koon Presents Poster, Writes Article During Sabbatical
A poster presentation and an upcoming journal article are outcomes of a recent sabbatical by Professor of Physics Daniel W. Koon.
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Alumni News
John McClenahen '63 Writes Poetry Book
Retired journalist John S. McClenahen '63 is the author of Eight Mile: Selected Poems, published by iUniverse.
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St. Lawrence in the National News
St. Lawrence University's Sustainability Coordinator Louise Gava gave tips on living the "green" life at college on National Public Radio's "Living On Earth" on August 8; and the show also interviewed new student Willie Mook '12, of Augusta, Maine.

Check out the many suggestions for green college life, and the many examples of St. Lawrence's sustainability initiatives. Our Green Press Kit is getting lots of attention!
Tips from St. Lawrence on how to save money - and the planet - when back-to-school shopping were included in an August 7 story in the Chicago Sun-Times. Check out our Green Shopping List!
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on the Garland Robinette talk show on WWL radio in New Orleans, LA, on August 4, discussing his study of how "big-box" stores responded to Hurricane Katrina. The study was also mentioned in the column "The American Scene" in the July/August issue of The American magazine.

More Laurentians In the National News

Web Site Updates and Features

St. Lawrence YouTube site
You can watch SLU videos in many ways, including links on our own Web site's SLU Live! page, and now, on an SLU YouTube site. The YouTube site includes a four-minute, student-produced video on the academic, extracurricular and athletic passions of St. Lawrence students. Hassan Raza '11 and Jim Mayers '11 produced this piece in the spring, and hope to be producing more student perspectives over the next year. These student-produced videos give everyone another view of St. Lawrence!

Visit SLULive!
for 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 (which will be upgraded in the next couople of weeks!) Podcasts will begin in the gall again so stay tuned! SLU Live!

Summer blogs

Blake Carbone '09 and Josh Johnson '10 keep you up to date with their summer internships in the admissions office. Here's an excerpt from Josh's blog:  One of the coolest places to take advantage of near St. Lawrence is the Adirondack region. Thispast weekend some of the interns (Evan, Lyndsay & Bela), our housemate Carl and I climbed two of the high peaks in the Adirondacks, called Cascade and Porter. There are so many opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, and simply taking advantage of nature surrounding SLU. Read Josh's blog.

And an excerpt from Blake's blog: This past Wednesday John, Tim M., the other admissions interns and I went to Ottawa, Ontario for a half day.  Only a 45 minute drive, St. Lawrence is actually the closest US university to a foreign capital. Here we visited Parliament, got caught in quite a few downpours while walking through the market (By Ward Market), walked through the Museum of Civilization and finally sat down to a nice warm meal at an Irish Pub.  I had never been to downtown Ottawa before (I went once my sophomore year to a Senators hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres but never went into the city) and was marveled by its history, culture, and architecture. Read Blake's blog

Hassan Raza '11 is blogging from his internship at The Chautauqua Institution, where he is part of a three-student team examining the Abrahamic religions. An excerpt: With only days left before my return to St. Lawrence, I can say that while my time here has flown by, Chautauqua truly has been a place like St. Lawrence – one where I have found the best in life. Where else could you enjoy a tranquil afternoon conversing with people like David Oliver Relin co-author of Three Cups of Tea, cook a full Lebanese dinner, and accompany a very talented sitar player for a classical South-Asian Sufi music performance in the same day? Read Hassan's blog

Tsewang Lama '10 is blogging from her home in Nepal after an internship in Toronto. Her latest entry includes poignant thoughts about her native country: I do not know what Nepal is anymore... Where is the peace and change that everyone is raving out? I do not see it. To some the overhaul of the government is the answer but my response to that particular change is still so what? Read Tsewang's blog.

Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky are also blogging: Our interns also facilitated an Online Chat last week (and have another one on the 19th of August.) We had several rising high school seniors log on and chat with our interns about everything from campus life to athletics to different majors and minors offered. If you can’t make it to campus for a visit, try to make it to one of our chats! It is the best way to get a current student’s perspective on their St. Lawrence experience without actually visiting campus. We will be having online chats throughout the Fall. Check the website frequently for updated times. Read more from Bridget and John.

We're on Facebook!

Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 1,426 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and become a fan!

Audio clips on campus map Web site! Explore our campus map and listen to our tour guides! "SLU Quick Clips" will give you the inside scoop for each building on campus. Visit the campus map.

Athletics Facilities Tour!
We've updated and enhanced the athletics facilities tour (link takes you to the Athletics home page and then you click on the photo of the tour to open a new window) Enjoy the tour!

Have you downloaded your SLU wallpaper?
We have a collection of some of our most beautiful photographic images that can be downloaded to your computer for desktop wallpaper...a wonderful way to remember St. Lawrence every day! Check out the wallpapers!

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