October 12, 2009
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St. Lawrence Named 'Campus Sustainability Leader'
St. Lawrence University has been named a Campus Sustainability Leader by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, one of just 80 schools to achieve the designation.
|Inauguration Of St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox October 24
St. Lawrence University will hold a series of events for the Inauguration of William L. Fox as its 18th president October 21 through 25 on campus, with the theme "Celebrate the Authentic St. Lawrence Experience."
|Noted Author Scott Russell Sanders To Speak At St. Lawrence
Scott Russell Sanders, author of 20 books of fiction and non-fiction, will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, October 20, 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.
|Theologian Rev. Peter Gomes To Give Talk At St. Lawrence
Harvard University minister and professor Peter J. Gomes will give a talk at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Eben Holden Center, titled "What Dare We Expect?" The lecture is the keynote event of Inauguration Weekend at the University, culminating in the installation of William L. Fox as St. Lawrence's 18th president.
|Free 'Music For Inauguration' Organ Recital Offered At St. Lawrence
Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, organist-in-residence, will perform a free "noon in the chapel" organ recital on Friday, October 23, at 12:15 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The recital is open to the public and those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy along with the performances.
| American Shakespeare Center Sets SLU Performances
The American Shakespeare Center brings its "Rough, Rude and Boisterous Tour" to St. Lawrence University for performances of Romeo and Juliet, All's Well That Ends Well and The Knight of the Burning Pestle October 26 through November 1. Tickets, at $5 each, are on sale in the Brewer Bookstore and Sullivan Student Center on campus.
|SLU Blood Drive Helps Red Cross Exceed Goal
Volunteers who donated blood during a drive on campus October 7 helped the American Red Cross exceed its goal for collection, with 71 units collected. The goal was 63 units.
|Biology Honor Society Inducts Seven Students
Seven students were recently inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society.
|Alumni in the News
Derrick Pitts '78 Guest At White House 'Star Party'
Trustee Derrick Pitts '78 was one of only three non-NASA guests invited to the White House "star party" on the South Lawn on October 7. Pitts set up the telescope near President Barack Obama's podium; both the President and Michelle Obama used the telescope to see a rare "double-double" star on the occasion.
|Dacre Stoker '81 Author Of Dracula Sequel
Dacre Stoker '81 is co-author of the first authorized sequel to the book written by his famous relative, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, will be released October 13.
|St. Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on an hour-long program on WVOX radio (New Rochelle, NY) on October 2, discussing the nature of money with host Bill Reed. Horwitz was also quoted in a story, titled "Fed Up: The political movement to curtail the Federal Reserve goes from fringe to mainstream," in the November 2009 issue of Reason magazine.
For more Laurentians in the News
Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Admissions Visit Day
4:00 p.m., Field Hockey vs. Geneseo, North Country Field; 4:30 p.m., Poetry for Peace, Brush Art Gallery; 7:30 p.m., Economics Speaker Series - Ron Bailey: Health Care Markets, Not Mandates: How to Increase Access, Lower Care, and Lower Costs
October 15 and 16
7:00 p.m., Men's Hockey vs. RIT, Appleton Arena
1:00 p.m., Football vs. Union, Weeks Field; 2:00 p.m., Field Hockey vs. Nazareth, North Country Field; 7:00 p.m., Men's Hockey vs. Niagara, Appleton Arena
Men's cross country won its 16th straight Liberty League championship Saturday, setting a record for the lowest point total with 18. Dan Ramsey '11 placed first, Jeremy Mwenda '11 was second to pace the Saints, who had seven runners place in the top 10. The women's cross country squad won their eighth straight title, led by overall winner Johannah Luddington '10. Men's hockey opened the regular season with a 3-0 loss to UMass-Lowell, the No. 11-ranked team in the country, but bounced back to down Army 5-2 at the Nebraska-Omaha Tournament. The women's hockey team had a tough start to its season, losing 2-1 to Connecticut and tieing Providence 3-3. Men's soccer dropped a pair of crucial Liberty League games, 4-3 to Hobart and 1-0 to Hamilton. Women's soccer tied William Smith 1-1, and lost to Hamilton 1-0, both in overtime. Volleyball was a perfect 4-0, and didn't lose a game, on its way to claiming the Oswego State Tournament crown.
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 2 of a two-part series. Go directly to Chelsea's video.
Last week: Chelsea interviews students and families having a great time during Family Weekend.
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.
Podcasts: Three recent podcasts are ready for you! Listen to an interview with Writers Series guest Steve Almond, and pre-season interviews with Hockey Coaches Joe Marsh and Chris Wells.
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
What's next? by Rachel Berman '10, who will document her search for post-graduation plans.
The Weave, 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.
Projet Blog en France (SLU Blog from France), a blog by the students in our France Program.
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