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News Digest
March 23, 2009
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More from Les!
Tip #5 Spring is here, but the cold weather will come and go for a few more weeks. At the University-wide level, the heating system needs time to "power down" and we don't want people to freeze when the temps dip down even as the daffodils and tulips begin to appear above the ground. Help us use our heat resources to their maximum efficiency. To report room over-heating, simply call the heating plant at 229-5205.

Campus News
'Living With War' Topic Of Teach-In At
St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership will hold a teach-in on "Living with War" on Friday, March 27, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Student Center. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is funded by the Alcoa Foundation Cultural Affairs Program Fund.
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Laurentian Singers Perform On Campus After Touring New Orleans, Mississippi
St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will perform a concert of American music on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Don't Forget!
These events were announced before Spring Break. Did you mark your calendar?

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.
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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.

'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.
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SLU Government Prof To Speak On Jewish-Arab-Palestinian Relations In Israel
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Government Ronnie Olesker will give a talk titled "One Land - Three Peoples? Future Prospects for Jewish-Arab-Palestinian Relations in Israel" on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night At SLU April 1-4
One of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Twelfth Night, will be performed at St. Lawrence University April 1 through 4, at 8 p.m. each evening in Gulick Theatre. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The box office in the theatre lobby will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. March 30 through April 3, and at 7:30 p.m. on show nights.
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North Country Symposium At St. Lawrence April 1-2
St. Lawrence University will host the 7th Annual North Country Symposium on Wednesday, April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center on campus. Participants may choose to attend either or both sessions.
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Author David Shields At SLU For Writers Series
Author David Shields will speak and read from recent work at an event at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Event Celebrates Publication Of SLU Prof's Book On African Sacred Groves
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries will hold an event celebrating the publication of African Sacred Groves: Ecological Dynamics and Social Change, edited by Professor of Anthropology Celia Nyamweru and Michael Sheridan, assistant professor of anthropology at Middlebury College, on Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. Nyamweru will speak at the event.
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'Girl Talk' At SLU April 11
D.J. Greg Gillis, better known as "Girl Talk," will perform at St. Lawrence University's Leithead Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 11, at 10 p.m.; doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets, at $15 per person or $5 with student I.D., are available beginning March 23 at Brewer Bookstore and the Student Center Information Desk on campus and at online.
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Prof. Dane's Paintings On Exhibition In Los Angeles
Paintings by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kasarian Dane are included in an exhibition called "TRANSformal" at the Pharmaka Gallery in Los Angeles.
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Alumni News
David Wald '84 To Receive Award From Seismological Society
David Wald '84 will receive the Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Frank Press Public Service Award April 8; the award "honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of public safety or public information relating to seismology."
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Saints Sports Highlights
The winter sports season came to an end Saturday as men's hockey had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Princeton in the ECACHL Consolation game, after losing to Yale 4-3 in the semifinals Friday. The Saints needed a win against Princeton to have a shot at an NCAA Tournament bid. The spring teams spent their spring breaks traveling to warmer climates for games. Men's lacrosse played three ranked opponents and came back with a 1-2 record, losing to Bowdoin and Haverford, but downing Nazareth. Women's lacrosse went 2-2 with wins over Mt. Holyoke and Brockport. Softball went 3-7, beating Fredonia, Roger Williams and Worcester State. Baseball went 4-3 in Florida and then stopped on the way to play four games against a tough RPI team, losing all four games. In Hilton Head, SC, men's tennis opened its outdoor season with a wins over Macalaster and Allegheny. The women's tennis squad won one of three, beating Richard Stockton 6-3.
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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. For her third subject, she asked students the age-old question: "What are your plans for spring break?" Take a look at this video if you missed it before break. A new video will be posted next week. Suggestions and ideas for future student-produced videos are welcome. Contact Lisa Cania or Mark Mende with your suggestions


A new podcast is posted:
Manmade and celestial bodies in the night sky: SLU on North Country Public Radio: Visit our podcasts page to listen on-line or download

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.

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.

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 Jos
*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


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.

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.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,636 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!

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.

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