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News Digest
February 15, 2010
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Campus News
Akwesasne Cultural Center Welcomes President Fox
President William Fox was welcomed at a special event held at the Akwesasne Cultural Center recently, featuring several Akwesasne alumni.
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Prof. FitzRandolph Gives Talk For Historical Society
Associate Professor of Economics Peter FitzRandolph will give a talk on the "great land speculators" of the 18th and 19th centuries as part of the Brown Bag Lunch program of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The talk will be on Thursday, February 18, at noon at the Silas Wright House, 3 Main Street, Canton.
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Olympics Connections
Gina Kingsbury'04 is a member of the defending gold medal-winning Canadian women's hockey team. Thomas Vonn'01 is coach (and husband) of alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn. Michele Amidon'94 is general manager of USA Hockey (women's) and Jodi McKenna (former assistant women's hockey coach) is an assistant coach for Team USA. Robert "Bob" Crowley'73: Executive Director of US Speedskating. Mike McKenzie'10's dad Bob is is covering hockey at the Olympics for TSN.Chris Mazdzer: son of Marty Lawthers '77, competed in the luge singles this past weekend, and Brian Martin, son of Nancy Current Martin'64 compete in luge doubles. Mark Driscoll'74 is the founder of Ignition Inc., the company that coordinated the Olympic Torch relay. (Mark will be on campus next week as a panelist for the Laurentians in Residence program.) Know of any other Olympics connections? Tell us! (see below for a podcast of Professor Robert Thacker on NPR's "Only a Game")
Einstein's Science Topic For Siegel Lecture At St. Lawrence
Stephen Stern, assistant professor of religion/Judaic studies at Gettysburg College, will present the 2010 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture at St. Lawrence University, "Einstein's Jewish Science: Were the Nazis Right?," on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Film Series Focuses On Climate Change
A series of films that address issues related to climate change will be shown at St. Lawrence University, as part of a semester-long project that will include the creation of a quilt to raise awareness about the topic. All of the screenings are open to the public, free of charge. Films will be shown on Tuesdays in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center; all screenings begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by informal discussions.
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Concert By Manhattan Piano Trio Planned At St. Lawrence
The Manhattan Piano Trio will perform works by composers from Eastern Europe in a concert on Wednesday, February 24, at 8 p.m. in the Underground (Noble Center 001) at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Gospel Music Workshop At SLU Feb. 25-27; Concert Feb. 27
The seventh annual gospel music workshop and concert, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated Chicago Mass Choir member William R. Hamilton, will take place Thursday through Saturday, February 25 through 27, at St. Lawrence University.
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Short-Story Author Antonya Nelson In St. Lawrence Writers Series
Antonya Nelson, among the most critically acclaimed short-story writers in the U.S., will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Economist To Talk About Wal-Mart In SLU Lecture
Art Carden, assistant professor of economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, will give a talk titled "Waltonomics: Wal-Mart and Society" on Thursday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of both the Contemporary Issues Forum and the economics department Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Urban Verbs' Performance At SLU February 26
"Urban Verbs: Hip Hop Conservatory and Theater," a performance that "explores and blurs the lines between music, poetry and the daily grind" will be given at St. Lawrence University on Friday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, funded by the Alcoa Foundation Cultural Affairs Program Fund, is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence in the News
The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Wired Campus" section carried a story on February 11, 2010, about how fragments of a legal document signed by Abraham Lincoln that were at St. Lawrence and the Illinois State Archives were "reunited" digitally so that both could be authenticated.
National Public Radio's sports show "Only A Game" featured Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker in a story on the Olympics host country, Canada. Listen to the interview!
Harold (Hal) Thomas '74 is studying Atlantic salmon, and has returned to the area for part of his research, reuniting with one of his former teachers, Professor of Philosophy Baylor Johnson. He was the subject of a February 9, 2010 feature story in the Watertown Daily Times.

Shelley McConnell, assistant professor of government, provided expert commentary on local coverage of the earthquake in Haiti.
More Laurentians In the News
Saints Sports
Women's basketball extended its winning streak to five games and clinched a Liberty League playoff berth by defeating Hamilton, 67-61 in overtime, and William Smith, 62-54, in road games last weekend. Men's basketball also clinched a playoff spot after beating Hobart 105-98 Saturday. Friday, the Saints dropped a 65-60 decision at Hamilton. Men's hockey had a tough return to Appleton Arena, losing 5-0 to Quinnipiac Friday and needing a late goal and strong netminding from Alex Petizian '10 to rally for a 2-2 tie with Princeton Saturday. Women's hockey was swept on the road, losing 2-1 to Quinnipiac and 3-0 to Princeton. Both men's and women's track placed second at the Liberty League championships. Ann West '12, Heidi Robbins '11, Ashley-Kate Durham '13 and MacKenzie Irwin '12 were the top finishers for alpine skiing at the Dartmouth Carnival. For nordic skiing, Ben Knowles '10 led the Saints to a second place finish in the 20K, earning second place overall. Sunday Knowles teamed with Zach Wetherell '10 and Eric Wolcott '10 to place third in the 3x5 freestyle.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Monday, February 15
Admissions Visit Day
Tuesday, February 16
7 p.m. - ‘‘The Stories Cry Out: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the Christian Church’’
Thursday, February 18
Winter Meeting of the Board of Trustees begins today through Saturday
4:30 p.m. - Faculty Forum: Ali Pomponio
8:00 p.m. - ACE Film: "2012"
Friday, February 19
6 p.m. - Women's basketball vs. Skidmore, Burkman Gymnasium
7 p.m. - Women's hockey vs. Harvard, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - Men's basketball vs. Skidmore, Burkman Gymnasium
Saturday, February 20
2 p.m. - ACE Film: "2012"
2 p.m. - Women's basketball vs. Union, Burkman Gymnasium
4 p.m. - Men's basketball vs. Union, Burkman Gymnasium; Women's hockey vs. Dartmouth, Appleton Arena
8 p.m. - A.C.E. Special Event: Saul Williams
Sunday, February 21
2:30 p.m. - ACE Film: "2012"

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

SLU Media Room
: Visit our Media Room to see past Student Views Videos and a bird's eye view of the SLU campus and North Country.

Student Views Videos: Uplugged! Chelsea visits the First-Year Seminar taught by Prof. Jennifer MacGregor. As an assignment, students in the seminar are asked to "un-plug" for two weeks and keep a journal about the experience. Watch the video!
Read the related story in the Watertown Times.

Last week: Hot tea, favorite hat, warm coat, cross country skiing, sitting in front of the fire place in the Sullivan Student Center with friends--these are just a few of the favorite ways our students and staff enjoy winter. Watch the video!

Podcasts are posted:
Gina Kingsbury '04 Goes for Olympic Gold Again - SLU on Public Radio
Economics Professor Steve Horwitz Comparing His Study on Hurricane Katrina to the Disaster in Haiti
SLU Nordic Skiing Interview with Coach Ethan Townsend - Athletics

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

Haley Bowman '10, from Kansas City, MO
Ashley Robin '13, from Rehoboth, MA
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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