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News Digest
August 10, 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
SLU Prof's Book, Third In Series, Offers Translation Of Chinese Tales
A new book by St. Lawrence University Piskor Professor of English Sidney Sondergard, the third in a series of six, continues his work on the first complete English translation of short stories by 18th-century Chinese writer Pu Songling. Eventually, almost 500 stories will be published in English translations by Sondergard; the first two volumes of the six-volume set, Strange Tales from Liaozhai, were published in 2008. All of the books, published by Jain Publishing, feature illustrations by St. Lawrence graduates.
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SLU Gallery Hosts Exhibition Of Silkscreens By 'Joyous Revolutionary'
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University has the exhibition "Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary" from August 19 through October 24.
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Rick Sprague Wins Award From State CSEA
Rick Sprague, senior circulation technician in Owen D. Young Library, recently won the CSEA Private Sector Mission Achievement Award. Sprague is president of the organization's St. Lawrence University Local, a position he's held since the mid-1990's.
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Alumni News
Translation Journal Publishes Review By Thomas Simunovic '07
An article by Thomas Simunovic '07, a student in Spanish 445, Literary Translation: Theory and Practice with Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven White, is published in the most recent issue of Cadernos de Tradução, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.
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St. Lawrence University alumna Shannon Desrosiers ’03 logged an impressive 118th place finish at the 2009 Ford Ironman: Lake Placid on Saturday, July 25. Desrosiers, who had a stand-out playing career with the women’s hockey team during her tenure at St. Lawrence, was among the first 10 females to cross the finish line with an overall time of 10 hours, 31 minutes and 14 seconds. A total of 2,247 athletes competed in the event. Desrosiers swam 2.4 miles in 1:06:58, then followed with a time of 5:40:26 on a 112 mile bike ride. Finally, she ran 26.2 miles in 3:36.19 to finish first in her division (25-29 year olds). In 2008, Desrosiers was 14th among women and second in her age group as the 190th overall finish. For the second straight year, Desrosiers has qualified for the Ironman in Kona, HI to be held this October.

Recent Graduates Co-Author Article
Stefka Antonova '09 & Mike Tudoreanu '09 co-authored an article in Issues in Political Economy (Volume 18, July 2009) titled "The Effects of a Raised Minimum Wage on Employment: Differences across States and Social Groups."
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St. Lawrence In the News
St. Lawrence's Adirondack Semester program is profiled in an article by Professor of Philosophy Baylor Johnson and Steve Alexander in the Summer 2009 issue of Liberal Education, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
St. Lawrence's suggestions for going to school the "green" way were the subject of an August 3 story in the online magazine Environmental Protection.
An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "F.A. Hayek and the Fatal Conceit of Barack Obama," was published in the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch on August 2.
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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 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 talks with President Fox and a whole host of wise Laurentians about "what every St. Lawrence student should know.. Go directly to Chelsea's new video.
Last week:
Chelsea quizzed the Admissions interns on FunFastFacts! Will you do as well as they did?


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.

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 Assistant Director 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 3,009 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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