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News Digest
March 1, 2010
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News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.

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Campus News
Prof. Chiarenzelli Presenting Series Of Talks
Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 gave the Science Today lecture at SUNY Oswego February 3, on environmental forensics and possible methods of restoration on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, primarily with regard to persistent organic pollutants and biogenic hydrocarbons, such as crude oil and various other forms of petroleum spills.
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NCPR's Sommerstein Awarded Fellowship To 'Food Boot Camp'
North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein is one of 12 journalists from around the nation selected as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow on the topic of food. The "Food Boot Camp" takes place March 23-26 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Smith Nominated for Top Women's Hockey Honor
St. Lawrence University senior assistant captain Britni Smith'10 has been nominated for the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top player in women's college hockey.  A total of 45 players are being considered for the prestigious honor, which is presented by The USA Hockey Foundation.
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Laurentian Connections Win Eight Medals at Vancouver Olympics
Olympic Update -- Gina Kingsbury '04 won her second Olympic gold medal as part of the Canada women's hockey team; she won her first with the team competing at Torino in 2006. Michele Amidon '94, general manager of the US women's hockey team, and former St. Lawrence assistant coach Jodi McKenna take home silver medals. Bill Demong, on the Nordic combined team, won gold and silver medals; he is a brother of Kathleen (Katy) Demong '04.  Andrew Weibrecht is the brother of Jonathan Weibrecht '07 and won a bronze medal in alpine skiing. A parade is being planned in their hometown, Lake Placid, in his honor. Read about all of the Laurentian connections to the 2010 Olympic Games
St. Lawrence in the News
Gloria McAdam '79, president and CEO of Foodshare in Bloomfield, CT, recently was "shadowed" by two St. Lawrence students for a day, through the Career Services Shadow-A-Saint program. McAdam included an excerpt of evaluation of the experience written by Bridget Heaton '11 on her blog, in an entry dated February 24, 2010.
Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker was quoted in a February 24, 2010, story in the San Jose Mercury News, about the place that ice hockey holds in Canadian culture.
The Coral Springs Connection, Coral Springs, FL, ran a story on February 20, 2010, about small liberal arts colleges that recruit in the area for football players, St. Lawrence University among them. The story included a photo of and quotes from Coach Chris Phelps.

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Saints Sports
Men's basketball earned a return trip to the NCAA Division III tournament with an impressive weekend of wins in the Liberty League Tournament hosted at the Burkman Gymnasium. The Saints opened with a 74-59 victory over Union in the semifinals, and then beat Hobart 109-90 to claim the league title and automatic berth. Women's basketball saw its season end in the conference semifinals, losing 67-55 to RPI. The women's hockey season came to an end this weekend as well, losing two games to one to Clarkson in the ECAC Quarterfinals. Clarkson won the first game, 5-0, Friday, but the Saints bounced back for a 2-1 win Saturday to force a third game Sunday, which ended in a 4-1 Clarkson win. Men's hockey saw its chance to sew up a first-round bye fall short, and the Saints settle for a fifth-place finish after losing to Dartmouth, 3-2, and beating Harvard, 4-3. The win over Harvard was the first for the Saints in the month of February. The Saints will host Clarkson in the first round of the playoffs this weekend. The men's nordic skiing team won its first event in over three decades, winning the 10K classic at Middlebury Saturday. The Saints came back and won again Sunday, taking first in the 20K freestyle. Ann West '11 finished fifth in the giant slalom to pace the alpine skiing team. Men's tennis opened its season with a 5-4 loss to Ithaca and a 9-0 win over Hartwick. Men's swimming and diving finished 8th at the state meet, led by Chris Woolston '10 who won the 200 yard backstroke, placed third in the 100 yard backstroke and fourth in the 200 yard freestyle. In track and field, the men finished second and the women fourth at the New York State Collegiate Track Championships.
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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
Monday, March 1
8 p.m. - Artist's Lecture
Tuesday, March 2
4:30 p.m. - Inside/Outside: Workshop with Kimberly Mahorn
4:30 p.m. - Poetry for Peace
7 p.m. - Movie: "The 11th Hour"
Wednesday, March 3
4:30 p.m. - Stepping Outside the Box: Movement Workshop by Kimberly Mahorn
7 p.m. - Contemporary Issues Forum Lecture - Joe Kling
Thursday, March 4
8 p.m. - Performance by Kimberly Mahorn
Friday, March 5
5 p.m. Spring Break begins
7 p.m. - Men's hockey vs. Clarkson, Appleton Arena
Saturday, March 6
7 p.m. - Men's hockey vs. Clarkson, Appleton Arena

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:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed on campus at the start of the semester and Kitty Higgins'13 has the report about the performance and visit. Watch the video!


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
Tim Akers'06, 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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