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News Digest
May 18, 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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Employee Picnic: 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.

Campus News
St. Lawrence University Commencement Recap
St. Lawrence University Commencement on Sunday, May 17, celebrated the graduation of 494 students: 444 candidates for bachelor's degrees; 40 candidates for master of education degrees; four candidates for a master of science in mental health counseling; and six Certificates of Advanced Studies in education.

A video of Commencement will be posted when we receive it from Collegiate Video.

The Commencement web site has a recap of the ceremony, including a photo album, and texts of the speeches given by students and guests. Congratulations Class of 2009!

For more

Trustees confer title of President Emeritus on President Daniel F. Sullivan
Upon his retirement June 30, 2009, Daniel F. Sullivan will become President Emeritus of St. Lawrence University, an honor conferred by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on Saturday, May 16. Their resolution concluded: "Therefore, the Board of Trustees, on behalf of every Laurentian, makes its formal gratitude and respect known by this declaration that Daniel F. Sullivan shall hereby be named President Emeritus of St. Lawrence University."

Saints Sports Highlights
The women's golf team was invited to the NCAA Division III Championships last weekend in Port St. Lucie, FL and finished 14th. The Saints were as high as second during the first round and finished the second round in eighth place. Women's crew will be traveling to the NCAA Championships as well, May 29-31 at Camden, NJ. For women's track, Alyssa Pirinelli won the shot put at the ECAC Championships, setting a school record. For the men's track team, the 4x100 relay also set a school record.
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. Chelsea will return in early June to resume her video program as a summer intern.
Last week, Chelsea asked 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 recent podcasts: The Writer's Series reading with Tom McGuane and the Piskor Lecture with Professor of Economics Jeff Young.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

*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 2,783 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.

News Digest Archive
News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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