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News Digest
November 30, 2009
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Campus News
President Fox Joins 'Presidents' Trust' Initiative Advancing Liberal Education
St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox has joined the Presidents' Trust, formed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The organization, which includes 82 college and university leaders from around the country, have committed to strongly and collectively make the case for liberal education and its value in the contemporary world. The Presidents Trust is a leadership group within AAC&U's national initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes To College.
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Woody Parker '09 Is Canton EMS Person Of The Year
Christopher "Woody" Parker '09, of Kansas City, MO, was named EMS Person of the Year at the Canton Fire and Rescue Appreciation Night Banquet, held in October of 2009. Parker returned to the area from Kansas City to receive the honor.
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Judith Van Kennen Named 'Woman Of The Year'
Judith Van Kennen, administrative secretary in economics, was recently named Woman of the Year by the St. Lawrence County Chapter of New York State Women Inc. Van Kennen is also the pastor of Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Massena, NY.
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Math Honor Society Inducts 16
Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, recently inducted new members. Sixteen students are new members of the group.
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Prof. Koon's Work Cited In Costa Rican Paper
Professor of Physics Daniel Koon's overview of the history and present state of Costa Rican science fiction was mentioned in an article in November 15, 2009's La Nación newspaper, published in San José, Costa Rica. Koon will teach a First-Year Seminar, Global Science Fiction, in spring 2010 focusing on science fiction in translation; the course includes some of his own translations.
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Evan Munderville '10 In Business Case Competition
Evan Munderville '10, of Schenectady, NY, was part of a team that placed fourth in the Early Leaders Case Competition at the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, November 7 and 8, 2009. The fourth-place prize was $1,500; other students on the team were from SUNY Brockport, Queens College and the University of Rochester.
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Laurentian Singers Holiday Concert December 2
St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers present their 10th Annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing, featuring Handel's Messiah: Part 1 - The Birth, on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Alumni in the News
Libuse Binder '97 Writes 'How To Change The World' Book
Libuse Binder '97 is the author of 10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20's, recently published by Sourcebooks.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Priest Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue is the author of an essay published in the November 30, 2009, issue of America magazine. O'Donoghue is one of six experts interpreting Pope Benedict XVI's first social encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate," or "Charity in Truth." She addresses the environment and climate change in the piece.
Read the article.
An opinion piece by Professor of Government Alan Draper was published in the Syracuse Post-Standard on November 22, 2009. The piece was titled "Democrats Are From Venus, Republicans Are From Mars."
Read the article.

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Saints Sports
November 21 was an historic day for the St. Lawrence cross country program at the NCAA Championships in Cleveland. Wendy Pavlus '11 was the national champion, winning the race by 30 meters, and the women's cross country team finished second. For the men's cross country squad, Dan Ramsey '11 finished fourth overall and the team was 11th. Congratulations to Wendy Pavlus for her nomination as the 2009-10 Division III Athlete of the Year, results will be announced in June 2010.

Men's basketball went 1-1, losing 87-77 to Gwynedd Mercy and beating New York City Tech at the Franklin and Marshall Tournament. Women's basketball stayed undefeated with wins over Brockport and RIT at the RIT Tournament, and Potsdam State. Men's hockey was 1-2 with a 3-2 win at Harvard, a 3-2 loss at Dartmouth and tough 10-1 loss to Maine. Women's hockey split a weekend series at Ohio State, winning 3-2 and losing 4-3. Riding finished second at Cazenovia and fourth at home. Men's squash went 2-1, beating Hobart and Vassar before losing to Rochester. Women's squash beat William Smith, but lost to Vassar.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Wednesday, December 2
7 p.m. - Laurentian Singers Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 3
4:30 p.m. - Student recital
Friday, December 4
3:30 p.m. - Women's Hockey vs. Princeton, Appleton Arena
7:30 p.m. - Men's Hockey vs. Clarkson, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Dance Concert
10 p.m. - Comedian Kyle Kinane
Saturday, December 5
2 p.m. - Women's Hockey vs. Quinnipiac, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Fall Dance Showcase
8 p.m. - Senior Project Performance

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:
What do St. Lawrence students love about the University? A lot! Chelsea talks to a large number of students and gets the best collection of answers, and some fun trends! You're going to love this one! Watch Chelsea's video.
Last week:
Chelsea talks with students from several of the 100+ clubs and organizations on campus

Recent podcasts are posted:
Economics Professor Steve Horwitz talks about Ayn Rand, with Macreena Doyle.
English Professor Bob Cowser talks about courses he's taught at regional prisons and the benefits for SLU students, with Macreena Doyle.
The Shifting Politics of Race in the Age of Obama: a Contemporary Issues Forum lecture with Melissa Harris-Lacewell

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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