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News Digest
January 19, 2009
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.
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Campus News

mlk'From King To Obama' Theme For Service At St. Lawrence
A service with the theme "From King to Obama: Today's Meaning of the Movement" will be held at St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel on Monday, January 19, at 5 p.m.
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Saint Michael's Warriors Dance Company In Residence At SLU
Saint Michael's Warriors Dance Company will perform in concert on Saturday, January 31, at 8 p.m. in Gulick Theatre at St. Lawrence University, as part of a day-long residency. The event, which includes Christian rap artist Rabelz, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Novelist Lawrence Hill In St. Lawrence Writers Series February 2
Lawrence Hill, author of the novels Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Monday, February 2, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Ogdensburg Attorney Makes Gift
Ogdensburg Attorney Preston Carlisle has made an annual gift of $10,000 for the Carlisle Athletic Fund.
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Prof. Husinec Named To Geological Society Grants Panel
Assistant Professor of Geology Antun Husinec has been appointed to the Geological Society of America's Committee on Research Grants as Member-at-Large, for the term July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012.
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Presidential Inauguration Broadcasts
The inauguration of President Barack Obama will be broadcast on big screen in two campus locations Tuesday, January 20. Visit the Winston Room in the Student Center beginning 10 a.m., or bring your lunch to the Brush Art Gallery and then watch in Gulick Theatre.
St. Lawrence In the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on Air America/ XM Radio's "Young Turks" show on January 12, discussing the economic crisis and President-elect Obama's proposals for rectifying it.
Sustainability Coordinator Louise Gava was a guest on "Marc Sussman's Money Message," on Air America/XM Radio on January 10, discussing ways to save money by being more environmentally responsible.
More Laurentians in the News
Saints Sports
Men's basketball ran its undefeated streak to five games with wins over Skidmore and Union. The Saints scored the winning basket in an 80-77 victory over Union in the waning seconds. Women's basketball defeated Skidmore, but lost to Union. Women's hockey swept its weekend series, 3-2 over Brown and 4-0 over Yale, at Appleton Arena. Men's hockey throttled Brown 6-1, but had to rally to tie Yale 2-2. Both the St. Lawrence men's track and women's track placed first at the St. Lawrence Classic. Women's swimming defeated Potsdam and lost to Hartwick, while men's swimming dropped meets to Potsdam and Hartwick.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders


New Podcast: Viebranz Visiting Writer Richard Rubin
doesn't mind looking back over the previous year. But turning the page is even better. Richard Rubin is the author of Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South. He's spending the year teaching creative writing at St. Lawrence University.

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.  Read more from Blake and Josh.  
Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky are blogging. Read from Bridget and John
The Weave, created by Global Studies, is 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.

From Fall 2008
Projet Blog en France
SLU blog desde Espana

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.


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!

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,312 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.

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!

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

News Digest Archive
News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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