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News Digest
March 2, 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.
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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 #3 Keep exterior doors closed as much as possible, to conserve the heat we'll need for a few more weeks (we hope just a few more weeks!).

Campus News
St. Lawrence Sets Fees For 2009-2010
President Sullivan released a statement on Saturday, February 28, about St. Lawrence's financial planning for 2009-2010. In the statement, he says "As I will explain below we have succeeded in closing our budget gap for next year while still being able to fund expansion of some critically important educational priorities.  We cannot do so without raising tuition, room and board.  Tuition will go up 4.9% to $39,520 and room and board by 5.3% to $10,160.  Our budget for St. Lawrence-funded grants and scholarships will increase by 8.2% and we plan to continue to respond to students’ and families’ needs on a case by case basis, as we always have." The comprehensive fee increase is the smallest in seven years. Read the President's full statement.
'Experimental Economics' Is Topic For Talk At SLU
Maria Pia Paganelli will give a talk titled "Adam Smith and Experimental Economics" on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Hepburn Auditorium at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of both the Contemporary Issues Forum and the economics department Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, is open to the public, free of charge.
For more
Earth Sciences Honor Society Holds Ceremony To Induct Three Students
Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the Earth science honor society at St. Lawrence, recently elected three new members.
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Biology Honor Society Inducts Nine Students
Nine students were recently inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society.
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Alumni News
Claire Puccia Parham '90 Authors Book On St. Lawrence Seaway
Claire Puccia Parham '90 is the author of a new book about the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project.
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Trudy Hall '77 In CICU Alumni Hall Of Distinction
Trudy Hall '77, head of Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, has been included in the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) Alumni Hall of Distinction for 2009. The 2009 Alumni Hall focuses on inspirational school educators and school leaders (principals, superintendents and school business officers) who bring attention to the pivotal role that private colleges and universities play in preparing New York State's teachers, educating students at all levels, and administering essential school programs.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
Dana Professor of Psychology Alan Searleman was quoted in the February 16 issue of US Weekly, in a story about left-handedness.
A February 20 story in the Boston Globe about husband-and-wife hockey coaches Shannon '03 and Matt Desrosiers '01 notes that they met while students (and hockey players) at St. Lawrence. The Desrosiers were also the subject of a story in the January/February issue of Arrive magazine, the on-board magazine of Amtrak.
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 basketball got 38 points from senior Katie Palmer to hand Union an upset loss and claim an automatic NCAA Division III playoff berth in the Liberty League championship Saturday. The Saints will play Cortland State in the first round of the NXCAA Tournament Friday at Scranton. Men's basketball dropped a 72-65 decision to RPI in the Liberty League final at Burkman Gymnasium, but still earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will host first- and second-round games Friday and Saturday. The Saints will play Brooklyn College on Friday at Burkman Gymnasium. Men's hockey continued its hot run, clinching fourth place and a bye in the first round of the ECAC Hockey League playoffs by virtue of two Alex Petizian 31-save shutouts, 2-0 over RPI and 2-0 over Union. Women's hockey was given all it could handle by rival Clarkson in the first round of the ECAC playoffs, but the Saints prevailed 4-3 in overtime and 2-1, advancing to the conference semifinals next weekend hosted by Harvard. Junior Chris Woolston broke the school record in the 200 backstroke and qualified for the NCAAs as the men's swimming and diving team placed 10th at states. Riding tied for first at Cazenovia Saturday and then won their home show Sunday to take the regional high-point title for the season. Alpine skiing had two skiers in the top 6, James Anderson and Lindsay Cone, at the EISA Championships. Men's indoor track won its second straight state title, while the women placed third.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Student Views Videos, by Kelsey Fraser '09
Student Views videos are produced and edited entirely by current St. Lawrence students. This semester, Kelsey Fraser '09 will produce a weekly segment. Her first subject: "How do you live a sustainable lifestyle on campus?"
Suggestions and ideas for future student-produced videos are welcome. Contact Lisa Cania or Mark Mende with your suggestions


A new 360-degree photo is up! Check out Appleton Arena (last photo, left column on Web page), photo taken between periods at the February 6 SLU-Clarkson game.

A new podcast is posted
Gospel Music Stirs Up St. Lawrence - SLU on Public Radio Visit our podcasts page to listen on line or download

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
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.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,572 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:

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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 15 spaces throughout campus to show each in a 360-degree panoramic view. Check out our the new photo of Appleton Arena, taken between periods at the February 6 SLU-Clarkson game.

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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