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News Digest
February 23, 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 #2: Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot or warm. And ask Facilities Operations to install a clothesline in your residence hall laundry room so you can dry your clothes the old fashioned way.

Campus News
Poet Cathy Park Hong At St. Lawrence University For Writers Series
Poet Cathy Park Hong will speak and read from recent works in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 5, 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.
For more

Psychology Honor Society Inducts 12 Students
Twelve students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the psychology honor society. To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall average of at least 3.3 and a psychology average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four psychology courses completed at St. Lawrence).
For more
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Performing With Pendragon
Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead has a role in Pendragon Theatre's "New Directions: An Evening of Short Plays," in Saranac Lake, NY, March 20 through 22 and 27 through 29.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
Loraine "Rainie" Walter Blanchet '42 participated in the 13th annual Ski for Women, held in Anchorage, Alaska, February 1. A feature story in the February 1 Anchorage Daily News included quotes from Blanchet, and the fact that she graduated from St. Lawrence, where she was a member of the women's ski team. About 1,150 women and girls participated in the cross country ski event, which benefits local non-profit organizations helping to stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children. Blanchet traveled from Denver to participate with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "The 'forgotten people' are already doing something for economic recovery," about the economic stimulus bill, was published in the Washington, D.C., Examiner on February 13. The piece also ran in its entirety on the blog "For Freedom's Sake," on February 16; radio host Mark Levin read lengthy excerpts from the piece on his show, also on February 16.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports
Women's swimming placed ninth out of 17 teams at the NYS Championships, led by Hannah Grimes' fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke. Men's hockey moved into a tie for fourth place tie after an even score with Harvard 2-2 and throttling Dartmouth 7-2. Women's hockey had to settle for second place in the league after losing 4-1 at Harvard and downing Dartmouth 4-3. Men's basketball clinched the Liberty League title with a win over RPI Saturday, and will host the conference tournament this weekend. Women's basketball placed second in the league after a weekend sweep of RPI and Vassar.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

A new podcast is posted: SLU Students Lobby for State Assistance in Albany: 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.
Projet Blog en France
details life in Rouen for our students in residence there.

From Fall 2008
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 2,541 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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