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News Digest
May 10, 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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St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

Campus News
Randall Hill Gets Top Prof Vote Of SLU Seniors For The Second Time
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Randall T. Hill is the recipient of this year's Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students.
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Northstar Northstar Café Wins Award For Service
St. Lawrence University's Dining Services has been honored for the fifth straight year by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for being a national leader in campus dining.
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Alumni in the News
Mo Cassara '97 Named Hofstra Head Men's Basketball Coach
R. Morgan "Mo" Cassara '97 has been named head men's basketball coach at Hofstra University. Cassara, a native of Canton, NY, had been an assistant coach at Boston College since 2006.
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Mary Corrigan '73 Semi-Finalist For Regis & Kelly 'Top Teacher'
Mary Corrigan '73, an English teacher in Northfield, Vermont, is among 10 semi-finalists in a "Top Teacher" search by the television show "Live with Regis and Kelly."
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Trisha Smrecak '06 Co-Author Of Climate Change Book
Trisha Smrecak '06, Ithaca, is co-author of the new book Climate Change - Past, Present, and Future: a Very Short Guide, published in April 2010 by the Museum of the Earth, Paleontological Research Institute. Smrecak is a paleontologist at the organization.
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Maureen Missert '79 Chairs Claxton-Hepburn Board
Maureen Leonard Missert '79 has been elected chair of the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Board of Directors. She is the second woman to chair the board in its history.
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David Blanchard '80 To Lead Canton U-U Church
The Reverend David Blanchard '80 has been named to lead the the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton, beginning August 1. Blanchard's first settled ministry was at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, Kentucky, where he was ordained. He also served the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, from 1989 to 2006, and most recently has been consulting minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica.
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St. Lawrence in the News
A May 4, 2010, column for Bloomberg Business Week by Amity Shlaes cited the expertise of Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz.
An article on the benefits of using the virtual community Second Life in teaching, by Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Matthew Trevett-Smith, was published May 3, 2010, in the online magazine Faculty Focus.
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Saints Sports
Two SLU Riders Place second at Nationals
Jordan Koivu '11 and Suzanne Snyder '11 each placed second at the IHSA National championships for the Saints riding team. Women's crew competed at the ECACs and all three of the team's boats advanced to the finals, earning a fifth place and two sixth places. For men's crew, the novice eight placed second in the petite finals. Women's lacrosse saw its season end in the Liberty League semifinals after an 11-9 loss to Union. Men's lacrosse also dropped its league seminfinal, 9-5 to No. 15 RPI. The Saints saw a streak of four-straight league crowns end.
More Saints Sports
The Battle of the Saints Update
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ray Shero '84, the team's general manager, can clinch its Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Montreal Canadiens, coached by Jacques Martin '75, with a win in Montreal tonight. The Penguins, the defending Stanley Cup champions, hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Master Calendar Highlights: On Campus This Week
May 10-16
Monday, May 10
5 to 7:45 p.m. - Class of 2010 Appreciation BBQ for Faculty and Staff, Millennial Way
8 p.m. - Last Lecture: Prof. Randall Hill, Gunnison Chapel
Saturday, May 15
1:30 p.m. - Friends of ODY Library Graduation Lecture
5 p.m. - Laurentian Singers Commencement Concert
Sunday, May 16
8 a.m. - Baccalaureate Service of Celebration, Gunnison Chapel
10 a.m. - Commencement

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:
Chelsea Nuffer '10 caps her tenure as a video diarist for the campus by reflecting on what she and her fellow classmates have learned during their time at St. Lawrence.
Watch the video!

Extra Video: Welcome the Class of 2014, with this "Party At SLU"

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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