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News Digest
March 15, 2010
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.

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Campus News
SLU Prof's Book Examines Ideas About Children & Sexuality
A new book co-authored by St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies R. Danielle Egan is a study of the history of ideas about children and sexuality. Theorizing the Sexual Child in Modernity, by Egan and Gail Hawkes, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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'Brain Blast' At St. Lawrence Celebrates Brain Awareness Week
It's there all the time, controlling literally everything that you do, even your thoughts. But when was the last time that you could say you were actually aware of your brain? St. Lawrence University will mark the Society for Neuroscience celebration of Brain Awareness Week with the second annual free "Brain Blast" on Friday, March 19, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Johnson Hall of Science. The fun, interactive event is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.
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Laurentian Singers Concert At SLU March 19
Following their "Senior Hometown Sweep" tour, St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will perform in concert on campus on Friday, March 19, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Bach 'Marathon' Planned At St. Lawrence, Marking Composer's 325th Birthday
A "marathon" celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) will take place at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, March 20, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event, which marks the 325th anniversary of Bach's birth, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Mountaineer/Photographer Jake Norton To Speak At St. Lawrence
Nationally recognized mountaineering guide and professional photographer/videographer Jake Norton will give a talk at St. Lawrence University on Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden, titled "Climb Your Everest." The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Pulitzer Winner Taylor Branch To Speak At SLU
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch will give a talk titled "Race, Violence and Democracy: What Rules America?" on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge; a book-signing will follow the talk.
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George Mitchell's Mediations Topic For SLU Talk
Shelley M. Deane, assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College, will give a talk titled "Belfast, Bethlehem, and Baghdad: George Mitchell's Mediation Mechanisms" on Thursday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall, Room 218, at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Spoken-Word Performance 'Salt Lines' At SLU March 26
Salt Lines, an award-winning slam-poetry group made up of gay, straight and transgendered women, will perform at St. Lawrence University on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Mathematics Honor Society Inducts 14 Students
Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, recently inducted new members. Fourteen students are new members of the group.
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Alumni in the News
Holly Solano '92 Photo Wins Best In Show
A photograph by Holly (Snyder) Solano '92 won first place in Points of Departure, a juried national photography exhibition hosted by The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts in Rockville, Maryland.
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Paul Flanagan '80 named Coach of the Year
Syracuse University second-year head coach Paul Flanagan '80, P'13, was named the College Hockey America (CHA) Coach of the Year.
In just its second season, Flanagan has led the Orange to a 17-16-1 record, which is eight more wins than it earned during its inaugural campaign. Under Flanagan’s direction, Syracuse achieved its first national ranking in program history, becoming the No. 10 team in both the and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
St. Lawrence in the News
The Vermont home of Peggy '73 and Sparky Potter '70 is featured in the spring 2010 issue of American Style magazine, in a story about artists' homes.
An article in the Kosciosko, MO, Star-Herald on March 9, 2010, about the celebration of the Natchez Trace Parkway's recent renovation, noted that Robin Brooks '08 was crossing the Trace on her bicycle that day. Brooks has been bicycling across the country, and is returning to her home in Seattle; the story noted her St. Lawrence education.

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Saints Sports

Three national champs and Saints head to ECAC semifinals!
It was an amazing weekend for the SLU indoor track teams, as three individuals were crowned national champions at the NCAA Division III Championships at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Women's track saw two national champions, as Alyssa Pirinelli '10 won the shot put and Wendy Pavlus '11 won the 5000 meters. The success of the two Saints translated into a third-place finish for the team out of 59 teams. Pavlus, who was the national champion in cross country in the fall, became the first St. Lawrence female athlete to win two national titles in the same year. For men's track, Eric Jones '10 won the weight throw and Dan Ramsey '11 was fifth in the 5000 meters, to earn all America status. The Saints were 11th out of 65 teams. Men's hockey continued its playoff run with two more one-goal wins, 2-1 and 4-3 over Colgate, advancing to the ECAC semifinals Friday at Albany against Union. The spring teams had very successful trips south to start their seasons. Baseball went 6-2, including a stretch of five straight wins. Softball went 7-4 with two three-game wining streaks. Men's lacrosse went 2-1, finishing with a 7-6 win over Whittier and an 11-10 overtime loss to Drew. Women's lacrosse was a perfect 3-0 with wins over Fredonia, Wesleyan and Bridgewater St. Men's tennis won all three of its matches during break, defeating Wilkes, Methodist and Misericordia. Women's tennis equaled that feat with wins over Wilkes, Wittenberg and Misericordia.

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Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
March 15-21
Tuesday, March 16
7:00 PM - The Truth about Climate Change Movie
7:30 p.m. - Southeast Asia Speaker-Justin McDaniel
8 p.m. - Concert of Electronic Music
Wednesday, March 17
7:30 p.m. - A View from the Trenches: Wonder Drugs, Information Overload, Dr. Joseph Wetterhahn
Thursday, March 18
8 p.m. - ACE Film: "The Blind Side"; Writers Series Reading - Christian Bok (poet)
10:30 p.m. - ACE Film: "The Blind Side"
Friday, March 19
3 p.m. - Brain Blast
8 p.m. - Laurentian Singers Home Concert
Saturday, March 20
2 p.m. - ACE Film: "The Blind Side"; Women's lacrosse vs. Elmira, North Country Field
4 p.m. - J.S. Bach Marathon through 9 p.m.
9 p.m. - A.C.E. Comedian - Michael Palascak
Sunday, March 21
2:30 p.m. - ACE Film: "The Blind Side"

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

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: 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:
In the most recent edition of our video series, Kitty Higgins '13 and Chelsea Nuffer '10 teamed up to find out what St. Lawrence students were doing during spring break. 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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