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News Digest
September 8, 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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St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

Emergency Planning Update: On September 5, President Sullivan issued a Fall semester Emergency Planning Update. He noted "The start of the fall semester is a good time for everyone to review the emergency planning strategies we have on campus. Plus, we have a new communications technique to use, a reverse 911 system that became effective this past summer, and one-page summary that you might print and post." Read President Sullivan's update memo.

Campus News
Prof. Sondergard's Book Translates Supernatural Chinese Stories
A new book by St. Lawrence University Craig Professor of English Sidney Sondergard is the first complete English translation of short stories by 18th-century Chinese writer Pu Songling. Eventually, almost 500 stories will be published in English translations by Sondergard; the first two volumes of the six-volume set, Strange Tales from Liaozhai, will be published by Jain Publishing this fall. They feature illustrations by St. Lawrence graduates.
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Middle East Challenges Topic For Forum At St. Lawrence
"Middle East Challenges and the Next Administration" is the topic of the next Contemporary Issues Forum at
St. Lawrence University, on Monday, September 15, at 8 p.m. in Gulick Theatre. The event, featuring speakers Geoffrey Kemp and Dennis Ross, is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Music For Brownbaggers' Presented At St. Lawrence Chapel
Organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor will present a series of recitals in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel this fall, called "Music for Brownbaggers." Each of the events is open to the public, free of charge, and will be held during the noon hour. Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy while listening to the music.
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SLU Football Team Has 'Guest Coaches' For Home Games
When St. Lawrence University's football team hits Weeks Field for home games this fall, they'll have support from a special coaching squad: a member of the faculty or staff serves as a "guest coach" for each home game in a program started in 2006 by Head Coach Chris Phelps.
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Prof. Egan Is Co-Editor Of New Book Series
Associate Professor of Gender Studies R. Danielle Egan has been named co-editor of a new international books series, Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, with Palgrave Macmillan Press.
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Kevin Keepper '08 Wins Asian Studies Writing Prize
A paper by Kevin Keepper '08 has been selected for the Undergraduate Prize in the 2008 New York Conference on Asian Studies Marleigh Grayer Ryan Writing Prize Competition. The paper, "Intellectual Property Rights In China: Capacity and Incentive for Proper Enforcement in China," was written for a class taught by Assistant Professor of Government Grace Huang.
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SLU Students Intern At National Conventions
St. Lawrence students participated in internships at both the Democratic and Republican national conventions held this year.
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Alumni News
Kevin Szott '86 Leads U.S. Delegation At Paralympics
Kevin Szott '86, a three-time U.S. Paralympic gold medalist, is a member of the U.S. presidential delegation welcoming athletes from around the globe to the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Szott, a regional sales manager for The Hartford, is one of eight former Paralympic athletes who represented the Office of the President at the opening ceremonies on September 6.
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Saints Sports
The Saints women's soccer team stayed undefeated and won the Plattsburgh Cardinal Classic, defeating Western New England 2-0 and tieing the home team 0-0 in the final. The Saints won the shootout 4-3 in the title game. Men's soccer fell to Geneseo 2-1. Volleyball improved its record to 6-2 with a second-place finish at the Victory Promotions Tournament . Women's golf won the SLU Invitational and the men placed third. Football opened its season with a turnover-filled 34-3 loss at Johns Hopkins.
More SLU Sports

Web Site Updates and Features

NEW! Sports Desktop Wallpapers: We now have desktop wallpapers available for your home or office computers of all the fall sports teams, as well as men's and women's hockey. In addition to a stunning image of each sport, the 2008-09 schedules for each team will be right there for you to view. The winter and spring teams will be added in the near future. Go to the homepage of your favorite fall sports team and download one today!

NEW! St. Lawrence is now on LinkedIn! LinkedIn is an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. Make connections today!

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Visit SLULive!
for new podcast of an interview with Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue discussing the late summer sky.
SLU Live
includes 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 couple of weeks!)

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!

Blake Carbone'09 and Josh Johnson'10 continue to blog for the academic year, Blake from campus and Josh from our study abroad program in Denmark. Here's an excerpt from Blake:
Because I had five older brothers and sisters who attended college (four of which went to SLU) I often heard my freshman year, "Don't blink.  You may miss it."  I thought, "Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I have plenty of time to think about senior week and worry about the future."  Well, surely I was mistaken.  I just so happen to blink my eyes and here it is; senior year.  My advice to any first year student or prospective student: Take advantage of all the opportunities college has to offer because the moment you turn around you'll be standing on stage receiving your diploma. Read more from Blake and Josh and blogs from Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky   Read more from Bridget and John.

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