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News Digest
September 29, 2008

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Campus News
St. Lawrence University's 'Green Grade' Improves
St. Lawrence University has improved its already high grade for its "green" practices, as evaluated by an independent organization's "report card" on sustainability.
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Family Weekend
Family Weekend brought hundreds of moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, even a few furry friends, to campus for the three-day event. Visit our Photo Album to view highlights of the weekend.
Photo Album
Poet/Publisher/Art Dealer Stanley Moss At St. Lawrence As Part Of Writers Series
Stanley Moss will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, October 8, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. Part of the University's Writers Series, the event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Recycled Percussion To Play At SLU Oct. 9
New Hampshire-based "junk rock" band Recycled Percussion will perform on Thursday, October 9, in Gulick Theatre at St. Lawrence University. There will be two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Student Center information desk and the Brewer Bookstore, at $5 per person for students, faculty and staff of St. Lawrence, and $10 per person for others.
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Altering 'Challenging Behaviors' Topic For Presentation At St. Lawrence
Jennifer Zarcone, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Center for Developmental Disabilities, will give a public presentation titled "Using Positive Behavior Support to Alter Challenging Behaviors" on Thursday, October 9, at 4:15 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center at St. Lawrence University.
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Claire Plagge '09 Conducts Science Research For Internship
History major Claire Plagge '09, of Cape May Court House, NJ, was awarded a 10-week paid internship during the summer of 2008 to conduct research at the University of New Hampshire-Goddard Joint Center for the Earth Sciences, through its Research and Discover program.
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Psychology Honor Society Inducts 17 Students
Seventeen students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the psychology honor society. To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall average of at least 3.3 and a psychology average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four psychology courses completed at St. Lawrence).
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SLU Republicans Volunteer For Campaign
St. Lawrence University Republicans joined with New York State College Republicans recently as volunteers in the campaign of Alexander "Sandy" Treadwell, Republican candidate for New York's 20th Congressional District.
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Alumni News
St. Lawrence Trio Summit Mt. Whitney
St. Lawrence made it to the top...of Mount Whitney in California, that is, thanks to an alumnus and two students who climbed to the 14,496-foot summit in the summer of 2008.
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Saints Sports
The men's women's cross country teams hosted the 17th Annual Hoffman Invitational Saturday, both finishing third in the competitive field. Field hockey swept its first Liberty League weekend, beating Union 2-1 and Skidmore 4-3, both in overtime at North Country Field. Women's soccer saw its perfect start to the season come to an end with a 1-0 loss to No. 11 ranked William Smith Saturday. The Saints played No. 6 ranked Hamilton to a scoreless draw Friday. Men's soccer beat Hamilton on Friday, but lost to No. 6 Hobart on Saturday. Football's tough start continued with a 23-17 loss at Kings Point.
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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!

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