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News Digest
September 15, 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

With Gift From Alumni Couple, SLU Renovating Space For Campus Pub
St. Lawrence University plans to renovate space on campus for a new "pub," for student social gatherings. Trustee Joe '63 and Joan Langlois Richardson '57, of Slingerlands, N.Y., have pledged $400,000 to fully fund the renovations to the space between Hulett and Jencks residence halls.
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St. Lawrence Awarded Grant To Assess Diversity Requirement
St. Lawrence University is the recipient of a four-year, $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation, which will allow the faculty to design an assessment process for the aims and objectives of a St. Lawrence education, in particular the requirement that all students should have an understanding of and respect for diverse cultures. St. Lawrence joins 12 other liberal arts colleges who have been given awards through the Teagle Foundation's program Grants for the Systematic Improvement of Student Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges.
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St. Lawrence Invites Support For Fort Drum Scholarship
St. Lawrence University invites additional support and applicants for its St. Lawrence University/Fort Drum Scholarship. Established in 2004, the fund assists military dependents and soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division in financing a University education.
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Family Weekend At St. Lawrence University September 26-28
Family Weekend will be celebrated September 26 through 28 at St. Lawrence University, with a variety of academic, social and entertainment events planned for students and their families.
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Journalist, Memoirist Jennifer Brice In St. Lawrence Writers Series
Author Jennifer Brice will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Science, Art Combine In Exhibition By Prof. French
A six-print exhibition of "teaching art" by Baker Professor of Chemistry Larry French has been installed on the third floor of the Johnson Hall of Science. Titled Carbon Allotropic Images - a Universe of Pure Carbon," the prints are "stylized depictions of various known and theorized elemental carbon structures," according to French.
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Student Research Endowment to Honor Sullivan Presidency
On September 12, Trustees Dekkers Davidson '78 and Janet Langlois '71 issued the following notice to campus: Last Spring, with the final year of the Sullivan Presidency about to begin, a number of trustees came together to talk about how the Board of Trustees could find a special way to recognize Dan and Ann Sullivan upon their retirement.   We approached them and asked for their suggestions about a gift that would be most fitting to honor their extraordinary leadership and contributions to St. Lawrence. They responded quickly that support for the most central work of students and faculty would please them the most.  We decided to focus on an endowment for student-faculty research because that has been such an important priority of theirs at St. Lawrence.  The Daniel F. ’65 and Ann H. Sullivan Endowment for Student-Faculty Research has been created and we write to you today to make you aware of this effort.
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Chemistry Honor Society Inducts Four Seniors
Chymist, the University's chemistry honorary society, recently inducted four seniors into the organization.
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Alumni News
Grant L. Thatcher '82 has been named the director of admissions at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. He had served as associate director of undergraduate admission at Northwestern University for four years.
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Bruce Seely '75 has been named dean of Michigan Technological University's College of Sciences and Arts, effective Aug. 1. He joined the faculty there in 1986 and had been chair of the department of social sciences for six years.
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Five Individuals, '79 Men's Lacrosse Team are '08 Inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame
Cross country and track star Deborah Danehy Lyndaker ’97, three-sport standout Libby Bolster ’87, ice hockey scoring leader Pete Lappin ’88, basketball and soccer leader Chris Cleveland ’74 and Bernard Conners ’51, one of the nation’s leading rushers in football on the undefeated 1950 football team will be the individual inductees while the 1979 lacrosse team will be recognized for its record-setting season which concluded with an appearance in the NCAA College Division semifinals.
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St. Lawrence in the News
For the second year in a row, St. Lawrence has been included in Kiwi magazine's "Green College Report," subtitled "50 Schools that will help your kids help the planet." The report is in the September 2008 issue, and also is available online.
An article in the September issue of the environmental magazine Plenty, on "green" colleges, cites St. Lawrence as an example of an institution with "the greenest conscience."
A photograph from the Richard F. Brush Gallery exhibition "Combat Paper and Warrior Writers", along with text, appeared in the "What's Ahead" column of the September 12 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Saints Sports
Junior Casey Gilman won the A Singles Consolation title at the William Smith Hosking Invitational women's tennis tournament. Teammates Hillary Drewry and Mackenzie Hall (left) advanced to the semifinals of their flights. Women's soccer continued its best start in six years with wins over Oswego and Elmira. Men's soccer also swept its opponents, RIT and Elmira. Football suffered a tough defeat, 27-7 to Norwich. Field hockey won its home opener 2-0 over Hartwick and volleyball stayed hot, finishing second at the Scranton Tournament. Women's golf was third at the William Smith Tournament.
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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 podcasts of Bill McKibben, from his Contemporary Issues Forum/Writers series event "Deep Economy: Economics As If the Earth Mattered" and an interview with several St. Lawrence students remembering September 11, 2001. 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 Josh:
Today, I also had the opportunity to visit Parliament. We went with one of my classes and even got to talk with some cool people. We met with a woman named Ida Auken. She is a member of the Socialist People’s Party in Denmark and the Chairwoman of the environmental affairs committee. She chatted with us about the role of the media in Denmark and the media’s role in the government. It was very interesting! We also met with Claus Kaae-Nielsen. He is a journalist that covers many of the stories that occur in Parliament. He also discussed the media’s role in Denmark. It was great to be able to compare Danish and American politics. It was a great experience. Every Wednesday here at DIS is dedicated to field studies and it is one of the things I look most forward to each week.. 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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