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News Digest
February 16, 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 by linking to our 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

More from Les!
St. Lawrence's energy conservation campaign this semester is focusing on savings in utilities. Les Power will offer weekly tips.

Tip #1: Buy no new incandescent lights. Buy only compact fluorescent light bulbs for your home and office. And don't forget turn off your power strips when you leave your room or office, to avoid the "phantom load" of electricity.

Campus News
'Ask Not' Film, Discussion Set At St. Lawrence
The film Ask Not will be screened at St. Lawrence University, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Johnny Symons. Screening begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in Eben Holden on campus; the discussion follows. Both events, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, are open to the public, free of charge.
For more

Chiarenzelli Awarded Grant Supporting Undergrad Research
Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund that will allow him to work on a project during the summer with Wendell Caesar '11, of Brooklyn.
For more
Willis, Denaci To Participate In NEH Seminar
Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Jessica Willis and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Mark Denaci 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.
For more
Riding Hall Gets New Surface
Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Arena has a new composite surface floor, making the space safer for riders and horses alike. Visit the photo feature on the Athletics site.
For more

St. Lawrence In the News
Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher was quoted in a February 5 story in The Times of London's Higher Education Supplement, about sleep deprivation in college students, and efforts some institutions are making to combat the problem.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Men's hockey rebounded from a tough weekend against Clarkson to sweep Quinnipiac and Princeton on the road and settle into fifth place in the ECACHL. Women's hockey beat Quinnipiac 6-2, but continued to struggle against Princeton, losing for the second time this season, 2-1. Men's basketball stayed hot, sweeping Hamilton and Hobart to stay in first place in the Liberty League. Women's basketball lost to William Smith and defeated Hamilton. Women's track won its fifth straight Liberty League indoor title, while men's track saw its three-year reign end at the hands of RPI. Nordic skiing finished eighth and first-year student Lindsay Cone placed in the top 10 for the fifth straight event for the alpine skiing team at the Dartmouth Carnival.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

A new podcast is posted: Cold Winter and Climate Change? 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!

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,517 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!

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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