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News Digest
May 11, 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.
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The St. Lawrence University Employee Picnic for employees (full-time, part-time, long-term temps, and retirees) and their spouses/significant others and children, is being held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Leithead Field House.  Please call 229-7466 or e-mail to RSVP.

The Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University cordially invite you to the Dedication Ceremony of the Sullivan Student Center
Friday, May 15, 2009.
5:00 p.m.      Dedication Ceremony                    
5:30 p.m.    Wine and Cheese Reception with the Class of 2009

Campus News
St. Lawrence University Commencement Is May 17
St. Lawrence University will hold Commencement on Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather. If we need to move inside, we'll make that decision and announce it through e-mail and the web site Saturday afternoon, May 16.

The Commencement weekend schedule will be distributed through campus posters and on-line at the Commencement web site, rather than the usual printed brochures, saving paper and small amount of money.

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President Sullivan Receives Honorary Degree from Clarkson
St. Lawrence University President Daniel F. Sullivan received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 116th Commencement Sunday.
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Exoo Picked As Outstanding Faculty Member By SLU's Senior Class
Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo is the recipient of the 2009 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students.
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SLU Gallery Exhibiting Nature Photos By Library Assistant
An exhibition called "Wild Things: Nature Photography by Melissa J. Burchard" will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at
St. Lawrence University from May 28 through July 9. There will be a reception for Burchard on Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. in the gallery.
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Tanner Fellows For 2009 Announced
Seven students were awarded Tanner Fellowships for 2009, encouraging students "to enlarge their capacities to make a positive and creative mark on the world by enabling them to design and pursue educational experiences not otherwise available to them."
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Saints Sports Highlights
The men's lacrosse team won its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament game at North Country Field, 14-7 over Nazareth Wednesday, but dropped a 15-11 decision to No. 7 ranked Middlebury in the second round Saturday. The game was tied 6-6 at halftime, but Middlebury outscored the Saints 7-0 in the third quarter to put the game away. In women's track, Alyssa Pirinelli '10 advanced to sixth nationally when she improved her own school record in the hammer throw at the Saint Twilight Qualifier Saturday. For the men's track team, Eric Jones '10 also improved both is own school record in the hammer and his chances at an NCAA berth. Ryan Duff '10, Steve Bodnar '09 and Tim Harris '10 earned Liberty League baseball all-star honors, while softball players Molly Swan '10, Amy Atkins '10 and Meg Goodemote '11 also earned all-conference honors.

For more Saints news

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Student Views Videos, by Chelsea Nuffer '10
Student Views videos are produced and edited entirely by current St. Lawrence students. Chelsea Nuffer'10 starts her own series of videos for the summer and for the 2009-2010 academic year.
This week, Chelsea asks friends and classmates to share their favorite summer jobs.


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.
Listen to two new podcasts: The Writer's Series reading with Tom McGuane and the Piskor Lecture with professor of Eceonomics Jeff Young.

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.
*Josh Johnson '10 blogs for the academic year.  Read more from 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.
* SLU blog desde Espana has some new entries from Spring semester. Check it out!

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 three 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.


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.

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.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,764 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.

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