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News Digest
June 29, 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
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Campus News
Jeffrey Young Elected to National Society's Executive Committee
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Jeffrey T. Young has been elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the History of Economics Society.
For more
Douglas Mattice Wins Award At Culinary Conference
Dining Services Production Manager Douglas Mattice was part of an award-winning team of campus food-service professionals in the 15th annual Chef Culinary Conference team competition held at UMass Amherst in June.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Priest Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue was featured in a story in the Science section of The New York Times June 23, about scientists at the Vatican Observatory, where she was engaged in observation while on sabbatical.
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey is a "guest blogger" for the college planning blog The Admission Game. On June 15, she blogged about being standardized test-optional.
For more Laurentians In the News
Saints Sports News
Roiger Named Saints Women's Basketball Head Coach
Dan Roiger head women’s basketball coach at Northland (WI) College for the last five years, has been named head women’s basketball coach at St. Lawrence University.

SLU has highest place finish ever in the Director's Cup Rankings

St. Lawrence University athletic teams participated in 16 NCAA championship competitions in the 2008-09 academic year and placed in all but three of those competitions to earn its best ever finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division III final standings.

Bard College and Rochester Institute of Technology will join the Liberty League as full members in the 2011-12 academic year.
Originally founded as the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association in 1995, the conference was renamed the Liberty League during the summer of 2004. The league includes founding members Clarkson University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. Vassar College became a full member of the league during the 2000-01 academic year. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is an associate member in the sports of football and men’s golf, while Susquehanna University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are associate members in football only. Hamilton College will depart the league in 2011-12 in order to fully integrate its athletic programs within the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Gina Kingsbury '04 featured on Hotchkiss web site
Olympic Gold Medalist and SLU alumna Gina Kingsbury '04 is featured on her prep school's web site. Check out the Hotchkiss site!

For More Athletics News

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 past Student Views Videos by Chelsea Nuffer '10, the SLU helicopter video and any other videos we create over the next months.

This week, Chelsea visits downtown Canton to interview vendors and shoppers at the famous Farmer's Market, retail shops owners and a group of youngsters enjoying an ice cream break during their last week of school.
Go directly to Chelsea's new video.


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!

*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.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,860 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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