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News Digest
November 24, 2008

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Campus News
William L. Fox Selected As President of St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University's 18th president will be Class of 1975 graduate William L. Fox, who has been president of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, since 2003. He will assume the post July 1, 2009, when President Daniel F. Sullivan retires.
For more
SLU Offers Barbeque With Jug Band Music December 11
A barbeque and jug band performance will take place in The Underground, on the lower floor of E.J. Noble University Center at St. Lawrence University, on Thursday, December 11. Food service begins at 5:30 p.m., with music starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the meal is $9, payable in cash, by check or with a student meal card. For more
Kappa Kappa Gamma Helps Community
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at St. Lawrence University held a fund-raiser in the spring to benefit the Church and Community Program in Canton. For more
Students Demonstrate Geology Fun For Fifth-Graders
Geology majors helped 110 fifth-graders from Canton Middle School have fun with geology recently. The local students were hosted for an afternoon of geology-related activities and demonstrations, all designed and demonstrated by St. Lawrence students. For more
Laurentian Singers' Set Christmas Concerts Carol Sings
The Laurentian Singers Christmas Concert and Carol Sing will take place on Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m. at the Russell Opera House and Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus. Both are open to the public, free of charge. For more
Alumni News
Andre Couture '82 Receives Entrepreneur Award
Trustee Andre Couture '82 was recently honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Quebec, in the manufacturing sector. Couture is chairman of the board of Sanimax Industries Inc. in Montreal; he received the honor along with his brother, Martin Couture, CEO of the firm. For more
St. Lawrence In the News
Professor of Government Alan Draper was a guest on WWL New Orleans Radio on November 21, discussing the state of unions.
Advice from Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey was featured on the college admissions blog November 14.
An essay titled "Untangling the Corporatist Knot" by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was published November 14 on the Cato Unbound Web site, a venture of the Cato Institute, a a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Men's squash posted a 2-1 record at the Liberty League Tournament, placing second. Wendy Pavlus placed 20th in the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships, earning all America status. The Saints were 21st as a team. Men's cross country placed 17th as a team. Women's hockey was upset by Princeton, 4-2, but bounced back to down Quinnipiac 2-0. Men's hockey saw its winless streak reach five games with losses of 2-1 to Princeton and 5-2 to Quinnipiac at Appleton Arena. Men's basketball placed third at the Williams Tournament and women's basketball did the same at the Amherst Tournament. Riding tied for first place at a home show.
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. Here's an excerpt of her most recent entry: To say the least, getting a solid eight-hours of sleep is becoming more difficult, and I've never been more aware of how much of a skill time management really is. This realization is something I've come to think of as a defining aspect of the difference between high-school and college. I've never had to balance so much at once! 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!
podcast: This week we feature the Writer's Series event with Jennifer Egan. Last week, we had 3 new podcasts: an interview with Dana Professor of Economics Steve Horwitz on the economic crisis, the recent Laurentians in Residence panel, and the recent Poetry for Peace event. 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 1,911 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:
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2. In the menu to the right of the St. Lawrence logo, click on Become a Fan
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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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