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News Digest
December 8, 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
St. Lawrence University Candlelight Service December 10
The 87th Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, December 10, at 7 and 9 p.m.
For more
Greene, Daniels Appointed To Named Professorships At SLU
St. Lawrence University Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Valerie Lehr has announced the appointment of Professor of Psychology Thomas C. Greene as Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Professor in the Sciences and Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Rebecca Daniels as Birdsong Professor in the Arts.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
In North Country Public Radio's series "A Fresh Start," staff is asking leading thinkers to share their thoughts on what Barack Obama's administration should be paying attention to as the president-elect takes office in January. Two years ago, President Daniel F. Sullivan wrote strong and detailed responses to that vision as it was laid out in the Bush Spellings Commission report on higher education. The report concluded that higher education in America, "has become what, in the business world, would be called a mature enterprise: increasingly risk-averse, at times self-satisfied, and unduly expensive." Sullivan called the report "negative and cynical," "a national embarrassment," and wrote its reforms "will inevitably lead toward a cafeteria, grab and go undergraduate education lacking in coherence and depth." Dr. Sullivan is currently chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Listen to the interview.
President-elect William Fox was interviewed by several North Country media when he visited campus last week. Read and/or listen to some of the various stories:

Watertown Daily Times

WWNY/Channel 7

North Country Public Radio
An essay titled "Misplaced hopes and fears about Democrats’ power," by Professor of Government Alan Draper, was published by the Providence, RI, Journal on November 22.
Professor of Psychology Alan Searleman's research on left-handedness and memory was featured in November on the popular "Is It True?" section of the Web site.
On December 3, the Wall Street Journal blog "Independent Street" cited a blog post on "Austrian Economics" by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, on the effect so-called "helicopter parents" may have on a person's entrepreneurial spirit.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Women's basketball defeated Maine-Maritime and Norwich to claim the Norwich Tournament title, led by tournament MVP Katie Palmer. Men's hockey routed Colgate 4-1, but lost a tough 1-0 decision to Cornell the next night. Women's hockey downed Colgate 3-1, and then rallied for a 4-4 tie against Cornell. Men's swimming placed fourth at the Liberty League Championships, while women's swimming was fifth.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders


New Helicopter Video View of the North Country!

St. Lawrence collaborated with several regional institutions to commission a helicopter video of the North Country. Enjoy the video tour that begins with a bird's eye view of our varsity crew team practicing on the St. Lawrence river, then shares the Thousands Islands region, Canton, the St. Lawrence campus, the foothills of the Adirondacks, Canaras and the Upper Saranac Lake region.

Sports Desktop Wallpapers
We now have desktop wallpapers available for your home or office computers of all the winter 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 spring teams will be added in the near future. Go to the homepage of your favorite winter sports teams and download today!

New blogs
Two new blogs are now available for everyone who wants to keep up with our international programs. Students are blogging in French from our Rouen program and in Spanish from our Madrid program.
Projet Blog en France (SLU Blog from France)
SLU blog desde Espana (SLU Blog from Spain)
We're also linking to the very successful student-faculty blog, The Weave, created by Global Studies a public intellectual project that brings together a range of perspectives on local, national and global issues and on mainstream and independent media coverage of those issues.

New 360 Virtual Tours!
We've photographed 14 spaces throughout campus to show each in a 360-degree panoramic view. Check out our 360s!


Visit SLULive!
podcast: A new Writer's Series event with Viebranz Visiting Writer Richard Rubin. SLU Live! includes features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video and new helicopter video, our photo albums, our blogs, and our Web cam.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
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
The Adirondack Semester students are blogging from Massawepie.
Bela Vonnak '09
, 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.
Read from Bridget and John


We're on Facebook! Join the 1,984 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.

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.

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.

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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