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News Digest
March 9, 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 #4: Doing a ton of laundry before Spring Break? Wash your clothing using the 'bright colors' setting on the machines (cold water for non-SLU machines). Drying racks are a great way to prolong the life of your clothes and save energy.  If you do use the dryer, remember to clean out the lint trap. Employees, if you plan to replace your washer, dryer or any other appliance this year, look for ENERGY STAR models.

And before you leave for Spring Break, do an energy check of your room or office and take appropriate energy-conserving actions. Please be sure to turn off power strips.

Campus News
SLU Students Participate In Power Shift Climate Change Conference
About 50 St. Lawrence University students participated in the national Power Shift 2009 conference held in Washington, DC, Feb. 28-March 2. The conference is a youth summit on climate change.
For more
Niles Lecture At SLU Focuses On 'Challenges For Our Times'
"Challenges for Our Times: Evolution, Genetics and Technology" is the title of the 2009 Niles Memorial Lecture on Science and Religion at St. Lawrence University, to be delivered by Gayle E. Woloschak, director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in Chicago, on Monday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m. in Herring-Cole. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
For more
St. Lawrence To Host Free 'Brain Blast' Event For All Ages
It's there all the time, controlling literally everything that you do, even your thoughts. But when was the last time that you could say you were actually aware of your brain? St. Lawrence University will mark the Society for Neurosciences celebration of Brain Awareness Week with a free "Brain Blast" on Friday, March 27, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Johnson Hall of Science. The event is designed especially for community and schoolchildren, at no charge.
For more
'Body Worlds' Book Co-Editor To Speak At St. Lawrence
The exhibition of plastinated cadavers called "Body Worlds," by Gunther von Hagens, created a sensation. The co-editor of a book of essays about the exhibition, Anatomy of Body Worlds, Alicita Rodríguez, will give a talk about the phenomenon on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 123 of Griffith Arts Center at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
For more
Workshop On Reporting Child Abuse And Maltreatment Set At St. Lawrence
A workshop on identifying and reporting child abuse and maltreatment will be held at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, March 31,
from 4:00 to 6:45 p.m. in Atwood Hall, Room 32.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
Kirk Douglas '39 has written and stars in a one-man show, Before I Forget, playing at his namesake theater in California. The Los Angeles Times ran a story in its March 4 edition, and in it, Douglas mentions the endowed scholarship he gave to
St. Lawrence.
President-elect William Fox '75 is the subject of a profile in the winter 2009 issue of The Beta Theta Pi, the magazine of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
More Laurentians in the News
Saints Sports Highlights
The men's basketball team won its first two games in the NCAA Tournament last weekend at Burkman Gymnasium, 81-69 over Brooklyn College and 90-80 over SUNYIT. The Saints advance to the Sweet 16 where they will take on No. 6 ranked Richard Stockton Friday at Richard Stockton. Women's basketball's season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Cortland State 71-55. Women's hockey dropped a tough 5-2 decision to Dartmouth in the semifinals of the ECAC playoffs, but earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Saints, the No. 6 seed, will travel to No. 3 Mercyhurst for a quarterfinal game Saturday. Both nordic skiing teams placed seventh at the EISA Championships and Kristen Bednar '09 qualified for the NCAA Championships. Men's track won the ECAC Indoor Championship for the second straight year, while the women placed ninth. Men's lacrosse opened its season with a 9-8 overtime loss to Haverford. Men's tennis defeated Oneonta 7-2.
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 second subject: "What healthy lifestyle choices do you make as a college student?"
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.

Two new podcasts are posted:
Finding Good in Bad, a
conversation with Professor of Economics Steve Horwitz, and Writers Series guest Lawrence Hill.
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 2,597 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:

1. Go to
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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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