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News Digest
April 27, 2009
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.

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Swine Flu Communication
The Emergency Planning Team is at work coordinating response to the swine flu outbreak. The Emergency Planning web site will be kept updated, and links to the site can be accessed from the SLU homepage.

Cost-Savings Ideas Wanted
You have heard President Sullivan discuss the ways that St. Lawrence is managing its finances in this economic recession, working hard to reduce costs even as we maintain programs, services and staffing at very high standards.   Many people on campus have made great suggestions that can save money, and we’d like to make it even easier for you to offer ideas. We’ve created a campus-only Web page for money savings ideas:

IdeaConnect allows members of the St. Lawrence community to log in, using your SLU network user ID and password, post suggestions for money savings, and comment on other ideas already posted.  Our Budget and Finance Committee will review all suggestions and discuss them with the people on campus who oversee the programs or functions mentioned. We expect that many ideas indeed will save us money, some may not, but every idea will be considered. Over time, when all ideas implemented are taken together, we will save considerable resources.

We’ll ask you to offer constructive comments and suggestions.  In the spirit of collaboration and community, we’ll want to avoid criticisms of other offices’ procedures and programs. We know well that virtually everything we do here has a reason.  We’re asking the campus community to think creatively about changing the assumptions that underlie those reasons.

More from Les!
Sustainability Tip #10
Moving out or doing spring cleaning?  Don't trash it, stash it.  Send all your unwanted yet still useful items to the Re-Cellar (SLU's thrift store located in Reiff basement) or a local thrift store.

Campus News
Crew Teams Dedicate Shells for President Sullivan, Jack Brush '50
The St. Lawrence University men’s and women’s crew teams named two new crew shells in honor of President Daniel F. Sullivan and John D. ‘Jack’ Brush ’50 on Friday afternoon at a Shell Dedication at the St. Lawrence University Boathouse on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, NY.
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Employees Recognized For Retirement
At an event held on campus April 23, employees retiring from the University received special recognition.
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Employees Recognized On 25th Anniversaries
At an event held on campus April 23, employees marking their 25th anniversary with the University were recognized.
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Alexander Fisher '10 Studying Optics In Paris This Summer
Alexander Fisher '10, of Fulton, NY, will pursue optics research in Paris, France, this summer, through the international Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program of the National Science Foundation.
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Student-Directed Film In Atlanta Film Festival
The documentary film Into Abyssinia, co-directed by O'Keefe Foster '11, premiered recently on campus and was also accepted into the Atlanta Film Festival; it was screened for the festival on April 21.
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Twenty-Five Students Elected To Phi Beta Kappa
Twenty-five students were inducted into St. Lawrence's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society, on April 25.
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McNair Scholars Chosen For 2009
Nine students have been selected as McNair Scholars at St. Lawrence for the summer of 2009, enabling each to conduct research with a faculty mentor.
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Saints Sports Highlights
The men's lacrosse team defeated Hamilton in its finale to claim the Liberty League regular season championship and the right to host the Liberty League Tournament this coming weekend. The Saints, who dropped a 13-4 decision to nationally ranked Cortland earlier in the week, will play Union in the semifinals Friday. The women's lacrosse season ended with a 19-15 win over Clarkson and a 14-7 loss to Geneseo. Baseball stayed in the hunt for a playoff spot with three wins in four games against Union. The Saints close the season with four games against rival Clarkson this weekend. Softball lost all four of its games last weekend and closes the year at Skidmore and Union. Women's tennis rode the play of their doubles teams to capture third place at the Liberty League Tournament. Men's track athlete Steve Kiplagat '12 won the 1500 meters at Cornell Sunday. Melissa Snizek was fourth to pace the women's golf team at the Williams Spring Invitational. Men's tennis closed its season with a 5-4 win at Ithaca.

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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 produces a weekly segment. This week, Kelsey asks friends and classmates to describe their favorite course from spring semester. It's fascinating!!

This is Kelsey's last video, as she prepares for graduation in three weeks. Chelsea Nuffer'10 will continue this program. Thanks Kelsey and welcome, Chelsea!

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: Professor of Economics Steve Horwitz continues his monthly series and discusses signs of economic recovery with Coordinator of News services Macreena Doyle. 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.

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. 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 2,722 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.

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.

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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