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News Digest
April 6, 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!
Sustainability Tip #7
Especially for employees: Remember to plug your electronic devices into a powerstrip and turn it off when you go home at night to beat that phantom load (many electronic devices draw current even when they are not being used).

Campus News
Professor MacWilliams receives Fulbright Award

The Japan-United States Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan) has selected St. Lawrence University Professor of Religious Studies Mark W. MacWilliams for a 2009 Fulbright Award.
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Prof. Young will give Piskor Lecture
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Jeffrey T. Young will give the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture at St. Lawrence University on Monday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole. The talk, on the topic "Justice, Property and Markets: Economics as Moral Philosophy," is open to the public, free of charge.
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Celebration of Reading Planned
A "Celebration of Reading" for children of all ages will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Canton Village Park and Paige Room of the Canton Free Library. The event, sponsored by St. Lawrence University's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership and the library, is open to everyone, free of charge.
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Spring Break...At Your Service
St. Lawrence student groups ventured to a variety of locations for spring break, to perform and perform service in communities.For more For a related story, check out Kelsey Fraser's video this week on several community service projects held recently on campus by St. Lawrence students.
SLU Art included in Online Collection
Pieces from St. Lawrence's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery collection are included in an online collection of Asian artwork from a consortium of 170 liberal arts colleges.
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Geology Students Present Research at Conference
Ten St. Lawrence University students presented posters at the 44th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, in Portland, Maine, March 22 through 24.
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Marianna Locke '09 Winner of Devens Award
St. Lawrence University senior women's hockey forward Marianna Locke has been named the winner of the 2009 Sarah Devens Award.
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SLU Ranks 16th in Director's Cup Division III Winter Standings
St. Lawrence University’s athletic program national is16th in the 2008-09 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division III standings following winter competition.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Excerpts from a presentation given at Georgia State University by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, which had been posted on the Austrian Economists blog, were posted on the National Review Online's "blog row" on April 1.
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Saints Sports Highlights
Baseball split a pair of doubleheaders with Skidmore, losing 2-1 and winning 6-4 Saturday, and winning 5-4 and losing 11-5 Sunday. The riding team qualified for nationals as did three individuals at zones. Alyssa Pirinelli '10 won three events for the women's track team at Hamilton. Men's track won five events at Hamilton. Men's lacrosse needed overtime to down Union 7-6. Women's lacrosse dropped games against nationally ranked William Smith and Hamilton. Men's tennis extended its unbeaten streak to seven with wins over Nazareth and Rochester. Women's golf placed fifth and Kristin Berretta '10 was eighth overall.
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 produces a weekly segment. This week, she interviews three student teams who helped coordinate community service projects on campus this past weekend. (Note: this video has some technical issues related to the camera used. Because the video shows scenes from campus events and we could not re-shoot, we are sharing it with you even as we try to resolve the technical issues for next week!)
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 2,674 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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