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News Digest
November 16, 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.

Tentative H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic Wednesday, December 2, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Leithead Fieldhouse pending receipt of vaccine supplies.

Campus News
SLU Receives $1.75 Million Gift For Music Performance Space
St. Lawrence University has been given $1.75 million to create a new performance space in the Griffiths Arts Center. The Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall will be in the location of the former Gilbert Recital Hall. Renovations are under way and are expected to be completed so that the facility can be in use for the fall 2010 semester.
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Rebecca Klar '10 Awarded Research Grant
Rebecca Klar '10, of Easton, CT, has been awarded a research grant by the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation in support of her honors Senior-Year Experience project in neuroscience. Working with Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Karin Heckman, Klar is studying a naturally occurring pigment with potential therapeutic effects for multiple sclerosis.
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Aimee Clinkhammer '09 Road Trips The Green Way
Aimee Clinkhammer '09 is one of three employees of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems who traveled to the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, AZ, via - appropriately - a "green" road trip.
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Prof. Dane Exhibiting Works In Three Shows
Works by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kasarian Dane are on exhibition in a solo show and two group shows.
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SLU Rotaract Wins Presidential Citation
St. Lawrence University's chapter of Rotaract, the Rotary Club's organization for college students, recently was awarded a Presidential Citation, for activities conducted in 2008-2009. It is the only chapter in this district to win the award this year.
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Film By Student & Alum Shown At NY Film Fest
Killing Saul
, a comedy co-directed and produced by Jim Powers 'l0 and Andrew Spahr '09, debuted at the New York International Independent Film Festival October 27, 2009.
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Translation Journal Publishes Students, Alumnae
Articles by two recent graduates and two current students are published in the most recent issue of Cadernos de Tradução, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil (Vol. 1, No 23, 2009).
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Alumni in the News
Caleb Spiegel '96 Quoted In Article On Shorebirds Research

Research conducted by Caleb Spiegel '96 on a rare shorebird species in Alaska was recently cited in an article about the birds in Defenders magazine, a publication of the Defenders of Wildlife organization.
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Alums' B&B Among 10 Best In Mid-Atlantic
White Pillars, owned and operated by Donna '69 and John Clark '69, has been named one of the 10 best bed-and-breakfasts in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States for 2009-2010 by the Web site
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Trustee Sharee Freeman '76 Receives Award From Justice Department
Trustee Sharee Freeman '76 recently received a Leroy Collins Preserver of the Vision Award from the United States Department of Justice for her commitment to conflict resolution; reduction of racial tensions; and restoration of good will in diverse communities. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was at the ceremony.
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St. Lawrence in the News
The band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, which includes Grace Potter n'06 and Matt Burr '03 on drums, is on a national tour and has been getting press in the cities where they are performing. Many of the stories include the fact that Potter and Burr met at St. Lawrence, and formed the band here while students. Two that included a mention are the Washington Post (November 13, 2009) and New York's Village Voice (November 10, 2009).
Assistant Professor of Government Shelley McConnell was quoted in a November 7, 2009, story in the New York Times, on the collapse of an agreement meant to end a government stand-off in Honduras.
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey is the author of a post on the "College Planning Blog" section of the Web site Her post, on the early decision process, is titled "When the 'Early' Answer is No."
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Saints Sports
Women's cross country continued adding to its record-setting season this weekend, placing first at the Atlantic Regionals and claiming an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships this coming Saturday in Cleveland. Wendy Pavlus '11 defended her regional individual title, and the Saints had three of the top five finishers. Johannah Ludington '10 was third and Jenna Hulton '12 was fifth. The men's cross country team placed fifth at regionals, led by Dan Ramsey '11 in fifth place overall. Sunday night the Saints were awarded an at-large berth in the NCAAs. The football season ended on a positive note with a 24-21 victory over WPI. Men's hockey salvaged a split of a home weekend series, losing 4-3 to Union Friday before bouncing back to knock off RPI, 2-1, on Saturday. The women's hockey team scored with two seconds left in regulation to gain a 2-2 tie with Colgate Friday, and defeated Cornell 3-2 Saturday. Men's basketball opened its season with a tough 75-72 loss to Brockport, while women's basketball won its opener to Brockport, 83-64.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Monday, November 16
5 p.m. - Machikichori Na Monate Wa Afrika "Delicious Food of Africa"
Tuesday, November 17
6 p.m. - Gallery discussion with Dr. Celia Nyamweru
7:30 p.m. - Ferguson Lecture ' "Hell Creek Formation Dinosaurs and their Ecosystem"
Wednesday, November 18
8 p.m. - Concert: The Improv Lab
Thursday, November 19
7 p.m. - Women Veterans in the Modern Era
Friday, November 20
Thanksgiving Recess Begins

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 students from several of the 100+ clubs and organizations on campus.Watch Chelsea's video.
Last week:
Chelsea talks with fellow intercollegiate athletes about their experiences.

Recent podcasts are posted:
Women's Basketball Season Preview
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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