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News Digest
July 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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Campus News
Looking for Summer Reading Ideas? The Owen D. Library blog Odyssey Online has been offering great ideas for summer reading. Here's the most recent post, and check out ideas from past weeks!

…we have a new edition of Tolkien in the collection, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, his retelling in verse of  two Norse myths (edited by Christopher Tolkien).  Spending time in the pleasant summer months (c’mon,  a few days have been pleasant) reading and rereading Tolkien is certainly summer time spent well, and with Odyssey Online about to take a two week vacation, I thought I’d recommend new materials about Tolkien that we’ve got in the collection.  We’ve been working to build the collection of scholarship on Tolkien, and these books ought to tide everyone over until we’re back to making recommendations in mid-August:

Sports News
Margie Strait named ECAC Administrator of the Year:
St. Lawrence University Director of Athletics Margie Strait has been named the 2009 recipient of the ECAC Jostens Female Administrator of the Year Award.  She will be honored at the conference’s annual awards luncheon on October 6 in Hyannis, MA during the Fall Convention.For more

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 takes a hard-hat tour of campus to preview the summer renovations projects, including residence hall refurbishments; a new, energy-efficient cooling system for Appleton Hockey Arena and expansion of the arts performance facilities. Go directly to Chelsea's new video.
Last week:
Chelsea interviews alumni who discuss the value of their liberal arts education. You'll hear a lot of comments about learning to learn, creating a passion for learning and having lots of opportunities to explore many interest areas.


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!

Get to know Admissions Interns Jordyn Buzza'11 of Ottawa, Canada, and Alex Showerman'10, from Grantham, NH, and new student Natalie Cainaru'13, from Buffalo, NY, who is blogging about preparing for college.

New Summer Blog: Alex Fisher '10, a physics major, is doing research in Paris, France, "Optics in the City of Light," through a summer undergraduate project with the University of Michigan. Visit Paris and learn more about Alex's summer research!

*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.

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 2,954 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.

In an ideal location, St. Lawrence is a diverse liberal arts learning community of inspiring faculty, serious students and accomplished graduates, guided by tradition and focused on the future.

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