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News Digest
February 9, 2009
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Campus News
Author Deesha Philyaw Part Of SLU's Contemporary Issues Forum
Author and columnist Deesha Philyaw will give a talk titled "Sojourner's Question: Toward a (More) Inclusive Look at Women's Work" on Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Trustee Elinor Tatum to speak at Contemporary Issues Forum
Elinor Tatum, publisher and editor-in-chief of the New York Amsterdam News, will speak on the topic "Community Newspapers in the Era of Barack Obama" on Wednesday, February 27, at 8 p.m. in the Eben Holden Center at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Music Prof's Work On Exhibition In SLU's Brush Gallery
An exhibition titled "Zoom and Pan: Recent Multimedia Work" by Christopher Watts will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University February 16 through March 9.
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Gospel Music Workshop At SLU Feb. 26-28; Concert Feb. 28
The sixth annual gospel music workshop and concert, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir member William R. Hamilton, will take place Thursday through Saturday, February 26 through 28, at St. Lawrence University.
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Fordham, Dorsey Accepted In NEH Seminar
Performance and Communication Arts faculty members Traci Fordham, assistant professor, and Zachary Dorsey, visiting assistant professor, have been selected to participate in the 2009 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, "Queer Theory Now and Then: Debates in Gender and Sexuality," led by Judith Halberstam, professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California.
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Geoff Baum '10 Presents Research In Puerto Rico
Geoff Baum '10, of Lockport, NY, and Physics Lab Coordinator Jeffrey Miller attended the 2009 Undergraduate ALFALFA Workshop at the Arecibo Radio Observatory, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in January.
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St. Lawrence, Clarkson Band Together to Aid Potsdam Humane Society
The St. Lawrence and Clarkson communities may have cheered for their own teams this past week, but the real winner was the Potsdam Humane Society. A challenge between the colleges' presidents encouraged faculty, staff and students to join pet support site ZooToo, and join either college group. More members on ZooToo meant more points for the Potsdam Humane Society in a contest for a million dollar makeover. The final tally showed St. Lawrence with 94 members to Clarkson's 61 on the ZooToo website, and the Potsdam Humane Society moved from #16 to #13 in the rankings.
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Teddy Bear Toss at Hockey Game a Big Hit
St. Lawrence defenseman Zach Miskovic '09 organized a first-ever Teddy Bear Toss between periods of Friday's SLU-Clarkson men's hockey game, which resulted in 425 teddy bears being donated to the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House and Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
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Alumni News
Lauren Nuffort '06 Wins ABA Writing Award
Lauren Nuffort '06, a student at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, is the recipient of the American Bar Association Section of Health Law's 7th Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Her winning selection will be recognized at the Emerging Issues in Health Law Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 18-21.
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St. Lawrence In the News
The February 13 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education has a front-page story about institutions that have hired recent graduates as sustainability coordinators. The story includes a photo of and information about St. Lawrence Sustainability Coordinator Louise Gava, as well as quotes from President Daniel Sullivan.

Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was among the economist signatories in a Cato Institute-sponsored advertisement that ran in the Washington Post, New York Times and Roll Call on January 28, opposing President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. He was also quoted in a January 26 story on the Web site of the History News Network, about how government "bailouts" work and was quoted in a story on the Reason magazine Web site January 29, about President Obama's economic stimulus package.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Men's basketball won their fifth and sixth straight games over Union and Skidmore to claim a Liberty League playoff berth. Women's basketball saw its six-game win streak end with losses to Skidmore and Union. Women's hockey defeated RPI and Union to stay in first place in the ECACHL, while men's hockey tied and lost to Clarkson. Kristen Bednar '09 and Johannah Ludington '10 paced the women's Nordic skiing team to fifth at the UNH Carnival. Lindsay Cone '12 finished third overall to pace the women's alpine skiing team to a fourth place finish at the UNH Carnival. Women's swimming downed Alfred 148-75, while the men lost 140-103.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Two new podcasts are posted: Laurence Hill's reading from the February 2 Writers Series and an interview with Steve Horwitz on "Why Do things Cost So Much?" Visit our podcasts page to listen on line or download.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

Shaunie Cadieux '12
writes about life as a first-year student and coming to know her new home-away-from home. Read Shaunie's 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!

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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!

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.

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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