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News Digest
September 22, 2008

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Campus News
Economist To Discuss Adam Smith In SLU Talk
Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a talk titled "Adam Smith Was A Virtue Ethicist" on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum and the economics department's Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, is open to the public, free of charge. For more
Higher Education Night At St. Lawrence September 30
Over 100 colleges, universities and institutions will be represented at Higher Education Night, to be held Tuesday, September 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Leithead Field House, Augsbury Physical Education Center, at St. Lawrence University. For more
SLU's Higher Ed Night Includes Expert Panel On Selective Colleges
A panel of representatives from selective colleges will participate in a discussion session on Tuesday, September 30, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in Room 124 of the Augsbury Physical Education Center at St. Lawrence University, immediately before Higher Education Night, which is in Leithead Field House from 6 to 8 p.m. For more
Saints Sports
Women's soccer continued its unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory over Hartwick. The game marked the first goal given up by the Saints this season, as they are now 6-0-1. Men's soccer opened with a tough 1-0 loss at Plattsburgh, but bounced back with a 7-1 thumping of SUNY Potsdam. Football's tough start continued with a 20-3 home loss to Alfred. Men's golf was third at Williams and women's golf was fourth at Holyoke. Two men's tennis players earned titles at the SLU Fall Inivitational and women's tennis opened its dual match season with a win over Cortland.
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Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Interactive Web Cam!
Our new Web Cam allows you to adjust the view to see a real-time panorama of a section of campus! One person at a time can control the camera. Each person has a minimum of 20 seconds to interact with the camera. If other users log on, your turn will conclude after 20 seconds. But if you are the only user, your turn will be extended until others want to explore. If you can't log on immediately, it's because others are in the queue. But try again in a few minutes! Directions for control of the camera are on web page. You will need Java installed to view this feature. If you don't have Java, you can download it here.

We're on Facebook!
Join the 1,631 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:
1. Go to
2. In the menu to the right of the St. Lawrence logo, click on Become a Fan
3. To subscribe to one of our RSS feeds for either regional Saints Network events or student blogs, click on the link that says Subscribe to this feed in your RSS Reader associated with the item you're interested in.

Visit SLULive!
for new podcast of the September edition of Poetry for Peace. 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.

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 400 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 NEW profiles throughout the web site.

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:
I love that I can play squash at a high competitive level and still have time to participate on a club hockey team. The women’s team originated my freshman year and now that I’m a senior it looks like our team president has been able to coordinate a schedule of about fourteen games. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and getting to know many of the new comers. Read more from Blake and Josh and blogs from Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky   Read more from Bridget and John.

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!

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!

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!

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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