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News Digest
November 9, 2009
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.

Helpful Links:
Master Calendar of Events
St. Lawrence News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

Flu Update: The Flu web site will be updated regularly, and emails will directly communicate our status.

Flu illness subsided over the weekend, with just a few new cases. We have not yet received additional vaccines, and will update the campus about plans for another clinic as soon as we have our expected shipment.

Campus News
Student & Alumnae Of Kenya Program Form Tea Company Benefitting Kisii Region
Experiences in St. Lawrence's program of study in Kenya by mother-and-daughter alumnae of the program, plus a current student, have inspired the creation of Ajiri Tea, a company formed with the mission of creating employment for the people of western Kenya and educating orphans in the region.
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Music For Thanksgiving Presented In SLU 'Noon In The Chapel' Recital
A free "noon in the chapel" recital will be held on Friday, November 13, at noon 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.
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University Chorus And String Orchestra Set Concerts At St. Lawrence
A concert of music by two of England's finest composers, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, will be performed by the University Chorus and String Orchestra on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, at 4 p.m., in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The performances are open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence Offers Talk On Dinosaur Ecology
John Hoganson, North Dakota state paleontologist, will deliver the Susan Carolyn Ferguson Lecture in Geology at St. Lawrence University, "Dinosaur Ecology of the Hell Creak Formation in North Dakota." The talk, open to the public free of charge, will be on Tuesday, November 17, at 8 p.m. in Bloomer Auditorium (Room 122) of Brown Hall. It is suitable for all ages.
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High School Students Visit For Spanish Immersion Day
Some 65 Advanced Spanish students from area high schools, and their teachers, were the guests of the St. Lawrence modern languages and literatures department for a Spanish Immersion Day on October 29.
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Prof. White Participates In Library Of Congress Event
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven F. White was part of a panel discussion held at the Library of Congress in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz has begun writing a bi-weekly column for The Freeman's online site. His first, titled "The Freedom Philosophy as a Calling," was published November 5, 2009.
Professor of Government Alan Draper was quoted in a November 4, 2009, story in the Toronto Globe and Mail, analyzing the results of the off-year election.
Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo was quoted in November 3 and 4 (2009) stories in New York Newsday, about the closely watched election in the 23rd Congressional district. The November 4 story, about the outcome, was circulated through MCT News Service, and ran in other outlets, including the Hartford (CT) Courant.
The November 6, 2009, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education carried news about the Victor Ekpuk exhibition in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, "(Of) Lines and Lives."
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Saints Sports
Volleyball went 2-2 at the Liberty League Tournament, earning a third-place finish and capping a tremendous season with a record of 30-8. Men's hockey opened its ECAC season by defeating Princeton 5-2 and losing to Quinnipiac, also 5-2. Women's hockey had a tough start to its conference slate, losing 4-2 to Dartmouth and 3-0 to Harvard. The football team lost its last home game of the season, 20-7 to Rochester. Both swimming and diving teams were swept by RIT on Saturday. Field hockey saw its season end Wednesday with a 1-0 loss to Hamilton in the first round of the Liberty League Tournament.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Tuesday, November 10
4:30 p.m. - Poetry for Peace
8 p.m. - Writers Series Reading - Nathaniel Mackey
Wednesday, November 11
Admissions Visit Day
Thursday, November 12
6:30 p.m. - Native American Social Dance
7:30 p.m. - Contemporary Issues Forum: Melissa Harris-Lacewell
Friday, November 13
Noon - Chapel Organ Recital
7 p.m. - Men's Hockey vs. Union, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - University Chorus and String Orchestra Concert
Saturday, November 14
4 p.m. - University Chorus and String Orchestra Concert
7p.m. - Men's Hockey vs. RPI, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Senior Project: Selections from White People and Keely and Du; University Chorus Concert

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.

Current video:
Chelsea talks with fellow intercollegiate athletes about their experiences. We'll have Chelsea's video posted Tuesday, November 10, due to staff absence in the post-production area.

Last week:
Chelsea visits Theme Cottages and suites to learn more about their contributions to campus life

Three new podcasts are posted:
Sustainable SLU, Sustainable You, Episode 3
Nathaniel Mackay, Writers Series
David Beito Lecture: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

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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