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News Digest
October 6, 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
SLU Economics Professors To Discuss Fiscal Crisis
Faculty members in St. Lawrence University's economics department will discuss the financial crisis facing the country in an event titled "A Faculty Roundtable on the Current Financial Crisis" on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall, Room 218.
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St. Lawrence University Enters 'Green Power Partnership' With EPA
St. Lawrence University has become part of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership.
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'Politico' Editor, Author To Speak At St. Lawrence
John Harris, editor-in-chief of the Washington, D.C.-based newspaper and Web site Politico, will give a talk at St. Lawrence University titled "47 Months and One to Go: The 2008 Presidential Election" on Monday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public free of charge.
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SLU Speaker Asks 'Can Whites Be A Part Of The Rainbow?'
Syracuse University Professor Linda Martín Alcoff will give a talk at St. Lawrence University, titled "Can Whites Be A Part Of The Rainbow?," on Tuesday, October 14, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center. The event, which is the Kathryn Fraser Mackay Lecture and part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Sweeps Undergraduate Writing Prizes At Conference
St. Lawrence University swept the undergraduate category at the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) for the 2008 Marleigh Grayer Ryan Writing Prizes, with Kevin Keepper '08 winning first prize, and Matthew Satterley '08 receiving honorable mention.
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St. Lawrence in the News
An essay by President Daniel F. Sullivan, about the current legal drinking age and why he signed the Amethyst Initiative, was published in the Albany, NY, Times Union on September 28.
Comments from Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz are among the expert opinions on the national financial crisis gathered on the Web site of the Heartland Institute September 26.

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Saints Sports
Sophomore Wendy Pavlus set a championship record in winning the Liberty League women's cross country championship, and she was followed in second and third place by teammates Jenna Hulton and Johannah Luddington. The Saints claimed the team title. Dan Ramsey won the men's cross country race and the Saints won the league title for the 14th straight time. Men's soccer needed an overtime goal to defeat rival Clarkson 3-2, but women's soccer continued to dominate with a 3-1 win over Nazareth. Football saw its record fall to 0-4, but played perhaps its best game of the year in dropping a 16-10 decision to undefeated Hobart. Men's and women's hockey opened their seasons with home scrimmages. The women beat McGill 5-4 and the men tied Guelph 2-2.
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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.

Visit SLULive!
for new podcast, a feature story on the St. Lawrence squash team by podcast producer Nora Wolinsky'10 (note that the feature was begun in the spring 08 but finished this fall; the comments remain relevant so we hope you enjoy!). 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.

We're on Facebook! Join the 1,710 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:
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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.

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:
So I'm sitting on my porch thinking, "I'm going to do some apple picking this weekend."  But then I thought, "Well, I could always do Peak Weekend" (an Outing Club tradition).  St. Lawrence is actually the first (1982) organized group known to have placed its members on all 46 "high peaks"--those recognized as being 4,000 feet in elevation or higher--of the Adirondack Mountains simultaneouslyRead 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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