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News Digest
November 10, 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
New Edition Of SLU Prof's Guide To Thomas Pynchon Novel Published
A new edition of the 1994 book /A Companion Guide to 'The Crying of Lot 49,' by St. Lawrence University Professor of English J. Kerr Grant, has been published by the University of Georgia Press. For more

'Get Your War On' Author To Speak At SLU
David Rees, author of the syndicated comic series "Get Your War On," will speak at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge, and is not suitable for children.
For more
University Chorus Concerts Set For November 15 And 16
Fall concerts by the University Chorus, with the theme "Toward the Unknown Region," will be performed on Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus at St. Lawrence. The events are open to the public, free of charge.
For more
Leah Rohlfsen Wins Award At National Conference
Assistant Professor of Sociology Leah Rohlfsen won the 2008 Susan B. Anthony Aetna Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in San Diego in October.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
John Stossel interviewed Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz for an episode of his ABC News program "20/20." The final cut of the episode did not include the interview, but the segment is posted on the ABC News Web site.
An opinion piece on the outcome of the presidential election, by Government Professor Alan Draper, was published in the Syracuse Herald-American on November 9.
Read the piece.
A feature story about Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Amy Hauber's exhibition at SUNY Fredonia was in the Jamestown, NY, Post-Journal on November 6.
For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Sports
Men's soccer, the third seed in the Liberty League Tournament, upset No. 2 seed and No. 25 in the country RPI in the first round of the league tournament, and then downed Union 2-0 to win the title and earn an autotmatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Saints will play MIT Saturday at Amherst, MA, with the winner advancing to play again Sunday. Field
which hosted its tournament, lost in the final to Skidmore 1-0. Women's soccer was defeated by the host team and No. 1 seed William Smith 1-0. Women's cross country, led by overall winner Wendy Pavlus '11 and second-place finisher Johanna Ludington '10, won the NYSCTC Championships. The men's cross country team finished second. Men's hockey extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 3-2 OT win over Yale and a 2-2 tie with Brown. Women's hockey opened its portion of the ECAC schedule with a 6-2 win over Yale and a 3-2 win over Brown. Football dropped a 34-30 decision to Rochester. Volleyball went 2-2 at the Liberty League Tournament to take third place.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Shaunie Cadieux '12 will write periodic articles about her life as a first year student, and has started 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 1,857 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 Blogs!
The Adirondack Semester students are blogging from Massawepie.

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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