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News Digest
May 26, 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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Campus News
Alumni Reunion Weekend At St. Lawrence May 28-31
More than 1,000 graduates and guests are expected to participate in Alumni Reunion Weekend activities at St. Lawrence University, from Thursday, May 28, through Sunday, May 31. This year's Reunion is an all-class event honoring President Daniel F. Sullivan's final reunion as president.
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St. Lawrence University's North Country Japanese Garden To Be Dedicated May 30
The North Country Japanese Garden at St. Lawrence University, located in the inner courtyard of Sykes Residence Hall, will be dedicated by President Daniel F. and Ann H. Sullivan in a ceremony on Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be led by Zen Master Shinge Roshi.
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Robert Thacker Appointed To Dana Professorship At St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University President Daniel F. Sullivan has announced the appointment of Professor of Canadian Studies Robert W. Thacker to a Dana Professorship.
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Thirteen In Class Of 2009 Elected Phi Beta Kappa
Thirteen members of the Class of 2009 were elected to St. Lawrence's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society, on May 16.
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Physics Honorary Inducts Two Students, One Prof
Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honorary, recently inducted two new student members into the society, as well as a visiting faculty member. Christopher Funch '11 and Richards G. (Chad) Miller III '10 were both inducted. Miller was abroad for the spring semester and inducted in absentia. Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Stephen Koons was also elected.
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St. Lawrence In the News
President Daniel Sullivan also was quoted in a May 8 article on Inside Higher Education on (Commencement) Season's Greeting.  Read the article: President Sullivan was also quoted in a May 13 story in USA Today, headlined "Eight Keys to a Graduation Speech with Pomp & Significance." The Chronicle of Higher Education published a letter to the editor from President Daniel Sullivan in its May 29 issue, headlined "Monitor Net Tuition, Not Sticker Price." The letter outlined President Sullivan's thoughts on an interview The Chronicle had published online with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
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Saints Sports Highlights
Alyssa Pirnelli '10 ended a spectacular season by placing second in the shot put at the NCAA Division III women's track and field championships Saturday. She earned all-America status for the fifth time in the event between indoor and outdoor seasons, and became the first Saint female athlete to earn all America honors in four different events. Earlier in the weekend she placed sixth in the hammer throw to claim all-America honors. Eric Jones '10 finished 13th in the hammer throw for men's track. The men's lacrosse team had four all-Americas, led by first-team pick P.J. Santora '09. Alex Slauson '09 was a third team pick and Pete Carroll '09 and Trevor Scoon '10 earned honorable mention.
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Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

SLU Media Room
: We've collected up and created a central location for all St. Lawrence videos! Now you can visit our Media Room to see Student Views Videos by Chelsea Nuffer '10, the SLU helicopter video and any other videos we create over the next months.


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 a new podcast: The Writer's Series reading with David Shields.

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 2,798 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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