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News Digest
September 28, 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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St. Lawrence In the News
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Campus News
Health-Care Costs Topic For Lecture At St. Lawrence Oct. 13
Ron Bailey, the science editor of Reason magazine, will give a talk titled "Health Care Markets, Not Mandates: How to Increase Access, Improve Care and Lower Costs" on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of both the Contemporary Issues Forum and the economics department Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence Partners With Pendragon Theatre For 'Laramie' Epilogue
Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is directing a staged reading at the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake that is part of a nation-wide event marking the anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. Two St. Lawrence students have been cast in the production, with theatre professionals.
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Outing Club Completes Successful Peak Weekend
St. Lawrence University's Outing Club, the second-oldest such organization in the country, once again succeeded in placing students at the top of all 46 "high peaks" of the Adirondack Mountains during Peak Weekend, held September 25 through 27, 2009.
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Field Day to be Held at Wachmeister Field Station
A Fall Field Day will be held at St. Lawrence University's Wachtmeister Field Station on Friday, October 2, from 2 to 5 p.m., during Family Weekend. Activities include radiotelemetry demonstrations; a GPS geocaching scavenger hunt with prizes; mammal-study skins and specimen preparations; autumn leaf-sketching; lake bacteria viewing and presentation of student research posters.
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Psychology Honor Society Welcomes 13 Students
Thirteen students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the psychology honor society.
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5K Run/Walk Family Weekend At SLU To Benefit Komen For The Cure
A 5K walk/run will be held at St. Lawrence University on Sunday, October 4, during Family Weekend. The event, open to the public, will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
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Hill News Archive Now Available Online
Searchable issues of The Hill News, from 1911 through 2008, are now available online through the Northern New York Historical Newspapers Web site. The site is provided free of charge to the public by the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) in Potsdam.
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St. Lawrence in the News
The September/October issue of Adirondack Explorer includes an extensive feature story on St. Lawrence's Adirondack Semester, by Anna Rehm '11, who participated in the program in the fall semester of 2008.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
September 29:
8:00 p.m., Writers Series Reading by Steve Almond

October 1:
7:00 p.m., Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora
8:00 p.m., Mainstage Production: Peter Shafer's Black Comedy (running time 70 minutes)

October 2-4: Family Weekend
The Family Weekend Schedule is online.

October 2:
2:00 p.m.Fall Field Day at Wachtmeister Field Station
3:00 p.m.Women's Tennis vs. Cortland at Sammis Court
7:00 p.m., Volleyball vs. Clarkson
7:30 p.m., Laurentian Singers concert
9:00 p.m. Mainstage Production: Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy

October 3:
1:45 p.m., Organ Recital
2:00 p.m., Mainstage Production: Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy
2:00 p.m., Women's soccer vs. Nazareth at MacAllaster Field
3:00 p.m., Women's hockey vs. McGill at Appleton Arena
3:30 p.m. President's Reception for families, Sullivan Student Center
7:30 p.m., Laurentian Singers concert
9:00 p.m., Mainstage Production: Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy
10:00 p.m., Magician Norman Ng

October 4:
4:00 p.m., Men's Hockey vs. U of Toronto at Appleton Arena
Saints Sports
Football claimed the Hoffman Cup for 2009 with an impressive 41-22 victory over Kings Point at Weeks Field Saturday. Field hockey had a stellar weekend, slamming Rochester 7-1 and then knocking off 15th ranked and previously unbeaten William Smith 4-3 at North Country Field. Women's golf claimed the Mount Holyoke Invitational title, placing all four of its golfers in the top 10. Men's golf finished second at the Liberty League Tournament, hosted at the St. Lawrence Golf and Country Club. Ben von Reyn '10 placed fifth overall for the Saints. The women's tennis doubles team of Chelsea Hubbell '10 and Elizabeth Geer '13 defeated teammates Shannon Murphy '13 and Barry Edgar '12 to win the consolation finals at the ITA Regional Championship. Men's soccer went 1-1 on the weekend, defeating Skidmore 2-1, but losing to Union 1-0, in a game where the Saints played the majority of the contest down a man after an early red card. Women's soccer lost by identical 2-1 scores to Union and Skidmore.
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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 asks "Where in the world are St. Lawrence students?" She hasn't lost her friends and classmates, she's discovering the many places in the world they have studied! Listen to a few study abroad stories, in Part 1 of a multi-part series planned to broadcast over the next few weeks. Go directly to Chelsea's video.
Last 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

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:
Macreena Doyle and Professor Steve Horwitz talk about the economics of healthcare reform.

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
John Gursky '07, Assistant Director of Admissions
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.

NEW Blog: What's next? by Rachel Berman'10, who will document her search for post-graduation plans.


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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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