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News Digest
December 7, 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:
H1N1 Flu Clinic Thursday, December 10, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Leithead Field House
Open to all students, faculty, staff, retirees and employee families

These forms will need completion, before, or at the clinic:

NYS Consent for Participation Form

Screening and Consent Form - Adults

Screening and Consent Form - Minors

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

Campus News
St. Lawrence University Candlelight Service December 9
The 88th Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at
St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, December 9, at 7 and 9 p.m.
For more
SLU Professor's Book Examines News Coverage Of U.S. Wars
A new book by St. Lawrence University Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo takes a critical look at coverage of the 21st century's number-one news story: terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For more
Music For Christmas Offered At SLU Chapel
A free "noon in the chapel" recital will be held on Friday, December 11, at 12:15 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public and those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy along with the performance.
For more
Profs Thacker, Jockel Honored At Canadian Studies Conference
Dana Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker and Professor of Canadian Studies J.J. Jockel '74 were both honored with 20/20 Vision Awards by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States at its 20th biennial conference, held in November, 2009.
For more
Article By Prof. Zhang Published In Journal
An article by Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Zhenjun Zhang has been published in the October 2009 issue of the Sunkyun Journal of East Asian Studies. The article is titled "On the Origins of Detached Soul Motif in Chinese Literature."
For more
St. Lawrence Well Represented At Annual Geological Society Meeting
More than 30 presentations at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in Portland, OR, were made by
St. Lawrence faculty, students and alumni. All current members of the department gave presenations of their work at the conference.
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Alumni in the News
Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Producer Of Acclaimed Documentary Film
Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 is executive producer of a documentary, Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders, that is eligible for the Academy Award. The film is being shown for one night only on December 14 in theaters around the country; Elizabeth Vargas, anchor of ABC News' "20/20," will host the one-night event featuring the documentary and will moderate a live panel discussion with aid workers and award-winning journalists. The event will be broadcast via satellite from the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City to over 440 select movie theaters nationwide.
For more
Neema Mawiyoo '07 Performs At International Festival
Neema Mawiyoo '07 recently was one of three Kenyan women poets invited to read works at the 13th Stockholm Poetry Festival held in November in Sweden.
For more
Matt Seiler '84 Is Adweek's Exec Of The Year
Matt Seiler '84, CEO of Universal McCann worldwide, has been named a 2009 "Media Superstar" by Adweek magazine and featured as its executive of the year.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
An opinion piece, titled "Don't Slam The Door To Higher Education," by William Short, director of St. Lawrence's Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), was published in the Albany (NY) Times-Union on November 20, 2009.
"Taste for Life," an event organized by the Black Women's Residence on campus, was featured on the international WaterAid America Web site December 1.

For more Laurentians in the News
Saints Sports
It was a thrilling weekend on the local ice, as the men's hockey team played a home-and-home series with Route 11 rivals Clarkson. Friday at Appleton, the Saints blew a 3-1 lead by giving up two late power play goals, settling for a 3-3 tie. Saturday, the Saints gained their revenge at Cheel Arena. Alex Curran '10 scored a power play goal with 1:44 left in the game to give the Saints a 4-3 victory. Women's hockey also had a three-point weekend at Appleton, beating Princeton 3-1 and rallying to tie Qunnipiac 2-2. Swimming and diving competed at the Liberty League Championships in Rochester and Chris Woolston '10 was named the Swimmer of the Year for the men, winning three individual titles. The men finished fourth and the women fifth. Men's squash went 2-2 and women's squash was 1-2. Men's basketball dropped a 79-57 decision to undefeated Middlebury and also lost 90-86 to Plattsburgh. Women's basketball dropped its contest with Plattsburgh, 50-48, for its first loss of the season.
For More
Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Tuesday, December 8
4:30 - Poetry for Peace
7 p.m. - Men's Basketball vs. Potsdam, Augsbury Gymnasium
Wednesday, December 9
7 p.m. - Candlelight Service
9 p.m. - Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 10
Last Day of Classes
5 p.m. - All School Blues Festival
Friday, December 11
Noon - Organ Recital, Gunnison Chapel
7 p.m. - Laurentian Singers Holiday Concert
7 p.m. - Women's Hockey vs. Mercyhurst, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Dance Ensemble: Fall Showcase
Saturday, December 12
11 a.m. - Indoor Track Holiday Relays
3 p.m. - Women's Hockey vs. Mercyhurst, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Dance Ensemble: Fall Showcase
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 explores the various student jobs on campus, providing students with career experience and connections to great people and programs. Watch the video.
Last week:
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.

Recent podcasts are posted:
SLU Squash Program Feature
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.
SLU blog desde Espana (SLU Blog from Spain), a blog by the students in our Spain Program.


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