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News Digest
December 15, 2008

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Holiday Events for Employees

Employee Holiday Lunch - Monday, December 15th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Eben Holden

Holiday Brunch for Facilities Operations and Security Overnight Shifts - Wednesday, December 17th, 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Winston Room, Student Center

Dining Services Holiday Lunch - Friday, December 19th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sergi's Italian Restaurant, Main Street, Canton

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:

Check out what's happening today, or any day, at St. Lawrence Master Calendar of Events
Keep up with news releases and web features from past weeks St. Lawrence News and Features
Be updated on St. Lawrence's national visibility St. Lawrence In the News
Read all about the Saints teams at Saints Athletics

Campus News
Prof. Del Rossi Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
Associate Professor of Economics Alison Del Rossi was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Delaware, where she earned her undergraduate degree. Del Rossi was honored for her achievements in indoor and outdoor track.
For more
St. Lawrence University Announces Campaign for Energy Conservation
Following up on President Sullivan’s announcement of the St. Lawrence University Campaign for Energy Conservation, Vice President for Administrative Operations Tom Coakley announced that his office will assist and support the campus Conservation Council with Carrie Johns as chair, our sustainability team of Ben Dixon and Louise Gava, and our Facilities Operations folks led by Rick Scott in the Central Heating Plant and Earl Froats overseeing our custodial services and program support. "We will track our progress by publishing energy consumption figures for the campus as a whole and will update our statistics monthly.  Campus wide, we begin our conservation efforts over last year’s energy consumption, July through October, by 3400 MMBTUs, or about 9%.  An early cold spell forced us to turn on our central heating boilers about 10 days early.  Graphs of our campus-wide energy consumption can be found on our Green Pages.  In residences where we can observe levels of energy consumption, we will create a contest, this year versus last year, to see how much energy we can save," he said. "As you will see when you visit the web page, we are hiring a "consultant," Les Power, to assist in our campaign.  Les is a consultant from more than 200 miles away, which assures us that Les knows more than we do.  Les will be our chief communicator going forward.  If you have questions about energy savings or suggestions you might want to share with the wider campus community, you can e-mail them to  Les may have some small rewards and recognition for especially fine suggestions.  And, finally, Les may communicate important ideas to us. If you see Les on campus, please pass on that warm SLU welcome."

Student Work Published In Translation Journal
Three members of the Class of 2007 have had work published in the most recent issue of Cadernos de Tradução, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil. All three participated in a translation workshop taught by Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven White.
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Stephen Moore '10 Meets UK Prime Minister
Stephen Moore '10, of South Burlington, Vermont, recently met United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Moore is participating in the University's program of study in London for the fall 2008 semester.
For more
Thelmo Officers Elected
Officers of the Thelomathesian Society, the student government organization, have been elected.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
A story in The Record, in New Jersey, on December 10 noted that St. Lawrence receives royalties from the estate of J. Kimball Gannon '24, the composer of the University's alma mater and the beloved holiday song "I'll Be Home For Christmas," which is 65 years old this year.
A letter to the editor of The Washington Post by Professor of Government Alan Draper, titled "No Need to Worry About Filibusters," was published on December 8.
Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker was interviewed by North Country Public Radio December 5, on the constitutional crisis in Canada. On December 9, he was a guest on the live talk show "The Breakfast Club," on NewsTalk 93 radio, from Jamaica.

More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Jared Keller scored with 0.8 seconds left in the game to give men's hockey a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 11 Vermont at Appleton Arena Saturday. Women's hockey was swept at Mercyhurst, 5-2 and 2-1. Women's basketball extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 67-45 victory over Ithaca. Men's basketball dropped a 95-89 decision to No. 22 Ithaca. Alyssa Pirinelli and Jessica Venezia each won two events for women's track at the Holiday relays at
St. Lawrence. Men's track was paced by Eric Jones and Sean Scott.
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
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!


Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Shaunie Cadieux '12 writes periodic articles about her life as a first year student, and has started a blog.
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

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.


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Join the 2,030 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:

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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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