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News Digest
October 27, 2008

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Campus News

President Sullivan communicates about the discussions of the Board of Trustees this past weekend
In a memo released this morning, President Sullivan notes: "As you might imagine, just about all of our discussions at the Board meeting this past weekend were affected by the current and possible future state of the economy:  what has actually happened so far, what are possible near-term and longer-term economic scenarios, and how might St. Lawrence be affected?  The discussions were framed by a memo I sent to the Board on Thursday, an earlier draft of which was discussed in Wednesday’s meeting of the Institutional Strategy and Assessment Committee (ISAC), co-chaired by Professor Alison Del Rossi and me and including administrators, faculty and students.  That memo outlined where the University’s finances are this year and likely will be next year, concluded that under any reasonable overall economic scenario we must do some budget-tightening, and proposed a number of principles we might use to evaluate alternative budget-tightening proposals.  I’m going to give you a brief review here..." Read the full text of his memo.

Health Of World's Bodies Of Water Is Topic For Contemporary Issues Forum Event
A presentation titled "Waters in Peril: Ecological Changes Endanger the Health of the World's Oceans, Lakes and Rivers" will be given on Monday, November 3, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden Center at St. Lawrence University. Part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, the event is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence Students Collecting Food In 'Trick Or Treat For Hunger'
St. Lawrence University students, including many in SLU Rotaract, will collect canned goods and other non-perishable items for local food pantries in a project called "Trick or Treat for Hunger."
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SLU Early Music Singers To Present All Souls Day Mass
St. Lawrence University's Early Music Singers will present the earliest composed setting of the Requiem mass, by 15th-century Flemish composer Jean Ockeghem, in its intended setting, an All Souls Day mass. The Reverend Douglas J. Lucia will be the celebrant for this special mass, sung in Latin, on Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
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St. Lawrence Professor To Give 'Craft Talk' On Writing
St. Lawrence University Viebranz Professor of Creative Writing Richard Rubin will give a "craft talk" about writing on Thursday, November 6, at 7 p.m. in Herring-Cole. The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will be followed by a dessert reception.
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SLU Students Featured In French Newspaper
St. Lawrence students participating in semester- or year-long study in France were the subject of a feature story in the regional French newspaper L'Éclaireur Brayon.
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Alumni News
A new book in the popular "Max and Pinky" series by Maxwell Eaton III '04 has been published: The Mystery.
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St. Lawrence in the News
An essay on the economic crisis by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was published in the October 22 edition of The Christian Science Monitor.

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Saints Sports
Men's hockey won its third straight game and home opener at Appleton Arena Sunday night with an impressive 4-1 victory over No. 4 ranked New Hampshire. Women's hockey swept a home series with Robert Morris. Field hockey ran its unbeaten streak to six games with overtime wins over William Smith and Rochester, claiming first place in the LIberty League. Men's soccer split its weekend series with Union and Skidmore and will be the No. 3 seed in the Liberty League Tournament. Women's soccer will be the No. 4 seed in its tournament after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season. Women's swimming opened with wins over Clarkson and Skidmore, while the men's swim team lost to Clarkson but bounced back to down Skidmore. Saint cross country runners placed 1-2 at the Saratoga Invitational to lead the women to first place. The men finished second. Football had nationally ranked RPI in its sights, down 16-8 in the third quarter, but the Engineers erupted for a 44-8 win.

Two student-athletes, Jessica Venezia and Dan Ramsey, who rank near the top of the class of 2111 academically and who each participated in NCAA championship competition in their first year of intercollegiate athletics were named the winners of the 2007-08 Ronald C. Hoffmann First-Year Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by the athletic department.
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Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Visit SLULive!
for new podcast, the Contemporary Issues Forum speech by Juan Cole, on Iraq, Afghanistan and the Presidential Election.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.

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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's blog:
Last week we had our Mid-Semester Break and I decided to spend it in Montreal, Quebec with some friends. Just two hours away, it’s a really simple drive. I was able to hike, have crepes in old Montreal, play bingo, do a little shopping, and drive some go-karts. It wasn’t all fun and games though I did have quite a bit of work to do. For my Advanced Fiction course I had to write a fairytale on anything I wished. I wrote about a young boy and a magical drum set where he was able to play any song from his favorite musical group, the Rolling Stones. I like how my professor provides the class with various techniques to draw from and encourages us to expand our imagination and create our own unique styles of writing. Read more from Blake and Josh.  Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky are blogging. Read more from Bridget and John.

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.

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!

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.

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