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News Digest
January 26, 2009
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.
To stay updated on campus events schedules, check out what's happening at St. Lawrence by linking to our Master Calendar of Events.
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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
North Country Scholars Named
Eighty outstanding high school seniors from throughout Northern New York State have been named Augsbury/North Country Scholars by St. Lawrence University.
For more
Teach-In continues celebration and reflection
Continuing the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, a teach-in will be held on Thursday, February 5, in the Winston Room of the Student Center at St. Lawrence University.
For more
Organ music concert February 7
A concert and lecture celebrating organ music will be held at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, February 7, in Gunnison Memorial Chapel; both are open to the public, free of charge.
For more
Alumni News
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has named Christopher Ritter '72 vice president for marketing and communications. Ritter will lead a division of 20 professionals in the areas of marketing, public relations, publications and the campus Web site.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
A letter to the editor of the Watertown Daily Times by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was published January 19; Horwitz commented on an opinion piece by Adam Cohen, published by the paper earlier. Horwitz was quoted in a January 18 story on Newsmax, about President Obama's economic stimulus proposal.
Regional news media, including the Watertown Daily Times, WWNY-Channel 7 and St. Lawrence Newspapers, included events at
St. Lawrence in their coverage of observances of Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19 and celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20.
Read President Daniel F. Sullivan's remarks from the January 19 service at St. Lawrence.
Read comments gathered through Friday, January 23 from faculty, staff, students and alumni on the inauguration.

More Laurentians in the News
Saints Sports
Rookie Jarell Roberts '12 won the 55 and 200 to lead the men's track team to the St. Lawrence Invitational title. The women's track team placed second. Women's hockey swept its road weekend, downing Union 4-1 and RPI 5-3. The Saints also defeated Clarkson 2-1 on Wednesday. Men's hockey lost a see-saw 7-6 overtime decision to RPI Friday, but rebounded for a solid 5-2 over Union Saturday. Women's basketball swept RPI and Vassar, while men's basketball downed Vassar but lost to RPI, ending a six-game win streak. Hannah Grimes '11 broke the pool record in the 400 IM, but both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams lost to Hamilton.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

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.

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.


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 2,353 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.

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!

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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