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News Digest
October 13, 2008

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Campus News
SLU Speaker To Address 'Iraq, Afghanistan and the Presidential Contest'
Historian and author Juan R.I. Cole will give a talk titled "Iraq, Afghanistan and the Presidential Contest" on Monday, October 20, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Economist Lecture Part Of SLU's Contemporary Issues Forum
Economist Peter Boettke will give a talk titled "Adam Smith, the 20th Century Economy and 21st Century Economics" on Tuesday, October 21, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall (Room 218) at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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American Shakespeare Center At SLU Oct. 26-Nov. 1
The American Shakespeare Center brings its "Stark Raving Sane Tour" to St. Lawrence University for performances of The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead October 26 through November 1. Tickets, at $5 each, are on sale in the Brewer Bookstore and Student Center on campus.
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Biology Honorary Inducts New Members
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary society, inducted five new members recently.
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Family Weekend Event Raises $2,500 For Komen For The Cure
The Advocates Program and the Panhellenic Council held a 5K run/walk during Family Weekend, September 28, resulting in a contribution of $2,500 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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St. Lawrence Faculty, Students, Alum Present Work At Conference
Faculty, students and graduates of St. Lawrence were among the scientists presenting research at the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Sciences, held October 5-9 in Houston, Texas. Approximately 10,000 scientists attended the events.
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Alumni News
Grace Potter n'06 To Appear On TV
Recording artist Grace Potter n'06 is scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode of the television show "One Tree Hill," performing two songs; the show is scheduled to air Monday, October 20.
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St. Lawrence in the News
John Stossel, co-host of ABC News' "20/20," quoted Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz in his October 8 syndicated column on the financial bailout; in addition to the Web site for ABC News, the column ran on several political Web sites and blogs, including, Patriot Post and

We have word that Steve Horwitz is scheduled to appear in a "20/20" special is titled "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics" and will air on Friday, Oct 17 at 10 p.m. on ABC

For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Sports
Men's hockey opened its regular season on the road at No. 2 Michigan, dropping hard-fought 4-3 and 5-3 decisions. Women's hockey started the year with a 3-1 win over Providence and a 4-4 tie with UConn. Women's soccer swept a weekend series with Vassar and RPI, while men's soccer lost to RPI and defeated Vassar. Field hockey swept RPI and Vassar to keep their hold on the Liberty League lead. Volleyball beat Pitt-Bradford and St. John Fisher.
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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 1,734 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:
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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 Josh:
Midterms are essentially the same here as they are back home.  I am NOT looking forward the the exam I have on Friday, it is for my Danish class.  The midterm consists of two parts: A written exam about Danish history and culture and the upcoming oral exam.  In the oral exam we have to carry on a short conversation in Danish with a partner.  The professor records the conversation and grades us on our pronunciation and correct translation.  Tonight I practiced my Danish with a friend on the train and all of the true Danes that were around us found it pretty amusing.  I am well aware that I butcher the pronunciation, but I try my best.... it is a hard language!.  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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