March 8, 2010
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SLU's Own DIY Network: Students Build Computers For Lab
When Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Ed Harcourt said he wanted his computer science students to "get their feet wet and their hands dirty," he wasn't kidding. The dozen students in the fall 2009 course High-Performance Linux Computing Systems, co-taught with Assistant Professor Richard Sharp, built 55 computers for three labs, from scratch, motherboards to monitors.
|Composer William Price To Speak & Present Music At St. Lawrence
Award-winning composer William Price will give a talk and participate in an electronic music presentation at St. Lawrence University.
|SLU Hosting Talk On Modern Thai Buddhism
A talk titled "The Patron Saint of Bangkok: Magic, Mantras and Talismans in Modern Thai Buddhism" will be given by Justin McDaniel, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall. The event, supported by the Freeman Foundation, is open to the public, free of charge.
|Bone-Marrow Donor Registration Drive At SLU March 17
A bone-marrow donor registration drive will be held on Wednesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center at St. Lawrence University.
|Poet Christian Bök At St. Lawrence For Writers Series
Poet Christian Bök will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
|Biology Honor Society Inducts 11 New Members
Eleven students were inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society on February 26, 2010.
|Winners Of Math Jeopardy For $500, Alex!
St. Lawrence University's Math Jeopardy team took first place in a competition held February 19, as part of a two-day mathematics symposium held at Clarkson University. The team beat competitors from Clarkson, SUNY Potsdam, Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College and SUNY Brockport at the event.
|St. Lawrence in the News
A March 2, 2010 story on the World Tea News Web site notes that two of the founders of the Ajiri Tea company are alumnae of St. Lawrence's program in Kenya; the company's profits help send Kenyans to school.
More Laurentians In the News
In a men's hockey series that lived up to the expectations of both a playoff series and a struggle between intense rivals, the Saints defeated Clarkson, two games to one in a best-of-three ECAC playoff series this weekend at Appleton Arena. St. Lawrence opened the weekend with a 3-2 overtime vctory Friday, with Aaron Bogosian's '11 game-winner midway through the first overtime the deciding factor. Saturday was an equally thrilling contest, with Clarkson this time claiming the overtime win, 4-3. That set up a third and decisive game for Sunday, which saw the Saints rally from a late 2-1 deficit to claim a 3-2 victory on a goal by Mike McKenzie with 1:23 left in regulation. St. Lawrence will play a quarterfinal series at Colgate this coming weekend. Men's basketball had its season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 76-64 loss to Brandeis. For men's squash, Amay Merchant '13 won the Molloy Consolation Championship at the CSA Nationals. Jennifer Hearn '12 competed at the same event for women's squash. Women's track finished eighth at the ECAC Indoor Championships, while men's track finished ninth, led by Eric Jones '10 setting a school record in the weight throw. Spring sports got underway this weekend as the teams headed south to open their seasons. Men's lacrosse started its season with a bang by upsetting No. 8 Haverford 8-6. Baseball Coach Tom Fay recorded his 500th career victory in a 6-5 win over Olivet. The Saints are 2-1 so far. Softball is 3-1 with wins over Rockford, Washington College and Anna Maria.
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|Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
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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