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News Digest
November 3, 2008

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Campus News
St. Lawrence Campus Now Has Japanese-Style Garden
A Japanese-style garden has been constructed on the St. Lawrence University campus, to serve as a learning laboratory and a place for quiet reflection. Located in the inner courtyard area of Sykes Residence hall, the garden is called Kitagunitei, which means "the North Country garden." Built this year, the garden is based on a design made by several students who visited Zen gardens in Kyoto, Japan, in the summer of 2006 as part of a class project and research grant.
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Minor In Peace Studies Now Offered At St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University has a new, interdisciplinary minor program in peace studies, whose purpose is to "investigate a variety of concepts of peace and to explore the potential for nonviolent methods of building social, political and economic justice."
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'Eurydice' To Be Performed At St. Lawrence University
Sarah Ruhl's award-winning play Eurydice will be presented at St. Lawrence University Wednesday, November 5, through Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. each evening in Gulick Theatre. Admission is free, and tickets are available at the door or in advance at the box office, located in the lobby. The box office is open Monday, November 3, through Friday, November 7, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission and is suitable for audiences of all ages.
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Out Of Hiding To Perform At St. Lawrence
The Christian/alternative/rock band Out of Hiding will perform at St. Lawrence University on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. in the Winston Room, Student Center. The performance, with the Julia Marie Band opening, is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence Alumnus, Physician, To Give Talk On Holistic Care
St. Lawrence University Class of 1984 graduate Rudy Fedrizzi, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Ithaca, will give the Bersani Pre-Health Lecture on Wednesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. in Room 205-206 of Valentine Hall. Titled "Confessions of a Medical Heretic: An OB-GYN Contrasts the Conventional Medical Model of Care with a More Holistic Approach," the talk is open to the public, free of charge.
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Jennifer Egan At SLU For Writers Series
Jennifer Egan, author of the novel The Keep, will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, November 13, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, open to the public free of charge, is part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series.
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Amy Hauber Has Solo Exhibition At SUNY Fredonia
A solo exhibition of works by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Amy Hauber is at the Rockefeller Art Center at SUNY Fredonia, through November 19.
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O'Brien Research Winners Named
The Fifth Annual William O'Brien First-Year Research Prizes have been awarded to three students whose projects for the 2007-2008 academic year were judged to "best reflect the goals of the First-Year Seminars."
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English Honorary Inducts Four Students
Four students were inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the University's Sigma Tau Delta chapter of the International English Honor Society, in October of 2008. The honorary takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University Class of 1882, the popular journalist and author of Eben Holden, the first "best-seller" of the 20th century.
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Piscataway Indian Nation Singers & Dancers To Perform At St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University will host a performance of the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers, on Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in Leithead Field House. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Hosts Tennis Tournament Benefitting Neighborhood Center
A doubles tennis tournament will be held at St. Lawrence University to benefit the Canton Neighborhood Center.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Sustainability Coordinator Louise Gava was quoted in the October 31 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, in a story about how colleges plan to pay for environmental commitments.
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Saints Sports
Football notched its first win of the season, a 49-42 shootout with Susquehanna on Saturday. The Saints totaled 556 yards of offense and had six rushing touchdowns in the Liberty League victory. Volleyball set a single-season victory record by downing SUNY IT 3-1, for win No. 26 on the season. The Saints close out the season at the Liberty League Tournament at Union this weekend. Women's soccer dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to Cortland, while field hockey also lost to Cortland, ranked 12th in the country, 3-1. Men's swimming defeated Nazareth, while the women lost.
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Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

student Shaunie Cadieux will write periodic articles about her life as a first year student, and will be starting a blog. Two of Shaunie's articles are posted on the Web. The first describes her experiences in the Higher Education Opportunity Program summer orientation and the second shares the thoughts of fellow first-time voters as they participate in the national election.


Visit SLULive!
ew podcast, a feature on Peak Weekend. 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.

We're on Facebook! Join the 1,834 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.

New Blog!
Bela Vonnak'09 has begun a blog.
Bela, a psychology major, is a member of the Saints men's basketball team. Read Bela's blog.

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.  Read more from Blake and Josh.  

Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky are blogging. Here's an excerpt:
As I have been on the road meeting fantastic students, I have been asked this question on several occasions: “So, St. Lawrence seems like a great place. But can you tell me what exactly sets St. Lawrence apart and makes it unique?” Read the answer and 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!

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