September 21, 2009
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Family Weekend At SLU October 2 Through 4
Family Weekend will be celebrated October 2 through 4 at St. Lawrence University, with a variety of academic, social and entertainment events planned for students and their families.
|Author Steve Almond At St. Lawrence September 29
Author Steve Almond will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, September 29, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
|'Black Comedy' At SLU October 1-3
Peter Schaffer's Black Comedy will be performed at St. Lawrence University's Gulick Theatre on Thursday, October 1, at 8 p.m.; Friday, October 2, at 9 p.m.; and Saturday, October 3, at 2 and 9 p.m. Tickets are free and available at the Gulick box office the week of the show.
| SLU's Higher Ed Night Includes Expert Panel On Selective Colleges
A panel of representatives from selective colleges will participate in a discussion session on Tuesday, October 6, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in Room 124 of the Augsbury Physical Education Center at St. Lawrence University, immediately before Higher Education Night, which is in Leithead Field House from 6 to 8 p.m.
|Willis to Speak as Part of SUNY Potsdam Lecture Series
Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies Jessica L. Willis will present a talk as part of SUNY Potsdam’s Anne Righton Malone Women’s and Gender Studies Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. in the eighth-floor lounge of Raymond Hall.
| St. Lawrence Hosting Higher Education Night October 6
Nearly 100 colleges, universities and institutions will be represented at Higher Education Night, to be held Tuesday, October 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Leithead Field House, Augsbury Physical Education Center, at St. Lawrence University.
|Alumni in the News
Susan Boyle '90 President-elect Of Admissions Association
Susan Boyle '90 is the President-elect of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC). She is dean of admissions at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
|St. Lawrence In the News
Professor of Canadian Studies Joseph Jockel was quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail on September 17, in a story about plans for security at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, noting that because leadership of NORAD alternates between countries, Canada will rely on a U.S. commander to lead security operations.
|An article in the Wall Street Journal on September 17, on how people who lost jobs in the recession have bounced back and found new positions, included George Ehrhardt '08.
|Viggo Mortensen '80 is the subject of the cover story in the October issue of Men's Journal magazine; the article notes his St. Lawrence education.
|An essay by Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning R. Danielle Egan, expressing the view that racism underlies much of the most vehement opposition to President Barack Obama's policies, was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on September 16.
|An essay titled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economists," by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz and Rhodes College Economics Professor Art Carden, was published on the Forbes.com Web site on September 12.
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|Master Calendar Highlights
September 22: 7:00 p.m., Volleyball at Clarkson
September 25: Noon, Organ Recital, Gunnison Chapel; 4:00 p.m., Men's soccer at Skidmore; 4:00 p.m. Field hockey vs. Rochester at North Country Field; 4:00 p.m., Women's soccer vs. Skidmore at MacAllaster Field; 5:00 p.m., Gospel Choir Rehearsal; Women's tennis at ITAs at William Smith
September 26: Cross country home; Women's tennis at ITAs at William Smith; Peak Weekend; 10:00 a.m., Silkscreen Workshop with Prof. Melissa Schulenberg; 1 p.m., Football vs. Kings Point at Weeks Field; 2:00 p.m., Men's soccer at Union; 2:00 p.m., Women's soccer vs. Union at MacAllaster Field; 2:00 p.m., Field hockey vs. William Smith at North Country Field
September 27: Women's tennis at ITAs at William Smith; Peak Weekend; 4:00 p.m., Progressive Christian Worship Service
Volleyball continued its exceptional start going unbeaten at the Cardinal Classic at Plattsburgh to win its second tournament title of the young season and improve to 12-1 overall. Women's soccer stayed hot with a 1-1 tie with a 1-1 tie with RIT and a 1-0 win over Elmira, pushing its unbeaten streak to seven games. Men's soccer pushed its record to 5-1 with a 4-0 win over Elmira and 3-2 win over RIT. Field hockey dominated Wheaton (5-1) and Morrisville (6-1) and is 4-1 to start the season. Football fell to 1-2 after a 38-16 loss at Alfred, despite a record-setting afternoon for junior quarterback JP Kearney. Women's cross country, led by overall winner Wendy Pavlus '11, and men's cross country, paced by titlist Dan Ramsey '11, were victorious at the Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational at SLU. Women's golf finished 13th at the Dartmouth Women's Invitational and the men's golf team was 8th at the Williams Invitational. Women's tennis shutout Plattsburgh 9-0, while men's tennis had two champions at the SLU Fall Classic.
A memorial service for Josh Emery'77 will be held Saturday, September 26, at 8:30 a.m. in Gunnison Chapel, as part of the Hall of Fame weekend. All are welcome.
Josh passed away in June, and will be inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1976 Football team.
Captain of the 1976 football team and a standout in baseball, John H. "Josh" Emery III was a four-year player in both sports for the Saints and earned All ECAC honors as a tight end in football in the 1976 season. A physical education major, Josh earned his bachelor’s degree in 1977 and a master’s degree in 1978, serving as a graduate assistant coach in football. He was a native of Chatham, NJ and a member of Beta Theta Pi. As a member of the football team, Josh was an outstanding blocker with the speed of a wide receiver, he was the leading receiver on the 1975 team with 26 catches for 258 yards as a junior. He was third on the team in receptions with 36 for 419 yards and a touchdown in his senior season and was a two-year all league selection at tight end. He helped the baseball team to outstanding seasons as a junior and senior including a 14-7 mark in baseball as a senior.
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 asks students about their favorite course this semester, and she invites several professors who teach some of those courses to share why they love teaching. Go directly to Chelsea's video.
Last week: Chelsea shares a day in the life of the Sullivan Student Center, which includes coffee, meetings, coffee, studying, coffee, food, music, coffee...it's the true heart of campus
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.
NEW podcast: Sustainability Coordinator Louise Gava '07 begins a new series called "Sustainable SLU, Sustainable You" -- all about (you guessed it) ways everyone can introduce more environmental sustainability into our lives.
Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Natalie Cainaru '13, from Buffalo, NY
Haley Bowman '10, from Kansas City, MO
Katie Oram '11, from Melvin Village, NH
Assistant Director of Admissions John Gursky '07
*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.
"Golden Thoughts" is a blog by and for visitors to Thailand, our newest international program at Payap University in Chiangmai.
We're on Facebook!
Join the 3,178 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:
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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.
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.
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