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News Digest
March 30, 2009
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More from Les!
Tip #6 It's the season when papers are coming due. Faculty may consider accepting final papers electronically, if possible, for their discipline, as many do already! Students, if your paper is due in print form, only print what you really need and if you must print, do so as a double-sided document. You can also reduce the margin size to conserve paper.

Campus News
President Sullivan To Receive Honorary Degree At SLU Commencement
President Daniel F. Sullivan will be awarded an honorary degree at St. Lawrence University's Commencement, to be held on Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons. Ann H. Sullivan will be awarded a University Citation at the ceremony. Their honors recognize 13 years' service to St. Lawrence, as they approach retirement June 30, 2009. For more about Commencement

The University's Board of Trustees earlier had announced the intention to name the Student Center in their honor at ceremonies on Friday, May 15, and to name the The Dan and Ann Sullivan Funds for Student-Faculty Scholarship as an overarching title for a collection of funds supporting student-faculty research and student-faculty work in the arts during the academic year and in the summer.

The Spring issue of the St. Lawrence magazine is entitled The Chronicle of a Legacy, and features highlights of the ways
St. Lawrence has grown and been strengthened in the years 1996-2009. As a special web-only feature, view our photo album: A Photographic Tribute to the Sullivan Legacy.
SLU Grad To Address Implications Of 'Coming Technological Revolution' In Talk
Alumni Council member James Hennessy '71, who serves on the board of Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc. (Texas) and is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Law, Science & Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University, will give a talk titled "Future Tense: Social and Ethical Implications of the Coming Technological Revolution" on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
For more

Author Of Children's 'Corduroy' Books At St. Lawrence Bookstore
B.G. (Barbara) Hennessy, author of the popular series of children's books about the bear named Corduroy, will read from her work and sign books at St. Lawrence University's Brewer Bookstore on Thursday, April 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
For more

SLU Gallery Exhibiting Student Works In Two Shows
A juried exhibition of works by seniors will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University from April 9 through 22. Juror David Beck will give a talk on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow. Both are open to the public, free of charge.
For more
First-Year Student Awarded 'Project For Peace' Grant
Grace Ochieng' '12, a native of Kenya, has been awarded one of the "100 Projects for Peace" grants for 2009, in the third year of the program. With the grant, she plans to establish a micro-financed sewing project to produce innovative, reusable, washable and environmentally friendly menstrual sanitary pads in the rural village of Lwala, Kenya.
For more
Louise Gava '07 Assisting With Presidents' Climate Commitment Group
Coordinator of Campus Sustainability Louise Gava '07 is part of a small group of campus professionals who will provide input and suggestions to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as they prepare to implement the next steps in the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
For more
Mathematics Honor Society Inducts Eight
Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, inducted eight new members to the campus chapter on March 10.
For more
Prof. Koon, Corey Griffin '09 Co-Author Presentation
Professor of Physics Daniel W. Koon delivered a talk, "Novel geometry for simultaneous resistive, Hall and optical measurement of MgHx thin films," coauthored with Corey Griffin '09, at the March meeting of the American Physical Society, in Pittsburgh, on March 20.
For more
New Book Includes Work by Prof. Erickson, Alumni
A new book from Indiana University Press, A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region, includes references to research done by Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson and two St. Lawrence alumni.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
An article by Ann Rehm '11, about hiking Mt. Van Hoevenberg, appeared in the March/April issue of Adirondack Explorer. Rehm, of Shelburne, Vermont, is an English and environmental studies major.

Associate Professor of Global Studies Martha Chew Sanchez was quoted in a March 15 story in the Washington Post, about compact disc of Mexican folk songs produced by the U.S. Border Patrol. Sanchez wrote a book about the cultural meanings of the songs.
For more Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports Highlights
Women's lacrosse snapped the University of Rochester's three-game win streak Saturday, winning 15-10 to improve
to 3-2. Men's lacrosse had its hands full with Skidmore, but earned an 11-8 victory Saturday. Riding had six riders advance to the zone finals with top three finishes at regionals Saturday at home. Women's tennis defeated New Paltz 9-0, but lost to Skidmore 8-1. Baseball won one of four games with Rochester.
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. For her fourth subject, she asked students about the variety of residence life options on campus.
Suggestions and ideas for future student-produced videos are welcome. Contact Lisa Cania or Mark Mende with your suggestions

The Spring issue of the St. Lawrence magazine is entitled The Chronicle of a Legacy, and features highlights of the ways
St. Lawrence has grown and been strengthened in the years 1996-2009. As a special web-only feature, view our photo album: A Photographic Tribute to the Sullivan Legacy.


A new podcast is posted
: In news coverage of the current economic situation, writers frequently compare today with the Great Depression. Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz has been looking at the similarities and differences of the two eras, and discusses a time when Laurentian Owen D. Young cautioned against "governing from anger," in much the same way that President Obama has talked about that theme.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 Josh
*Admissions Counselor John Gursky is blogging, his most recent post has great commentary and photos from "Decision Letter" day, March 25. Read more from 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.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,666 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:

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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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