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News Digest
September 20, 2010
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SLU English Prof Edits Book Of Essays On 'Living Upstate'
The varied aspects of life in the North Country are explored in a new book of 18 essays edited by St. Lawrence University Professor of English Bob Cowser. Why We're Here: New York Essayists on Living Upstate has just been published by Colgate University Press.
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Retired SLU Government Prof Writes 'Citizen's Primer' On New York State Politics
A new book by St. Lawrence University Emeritus Munsil Professor of Government Robert N. Wells, former mayor of Canton, promises to guide New York State citizens through the sometimes confusing - and often downright confounding - halls of Albany's power structures. New York State Government and Politics in a Nutshell: A Citizen's Primer has just been published by Rosedog Books.
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President Announces Innovation Grants
Recognizing that St. Lawrence’s future depends on encouraging creativity of its faculty, staff and students, most especially in the face of economic and fiscal pressures, President Fox announced the creation of the St. Lawrence Innovation Grants program, which will award up to $2500 per project.  Grants will support new initiatives proposed by faculty, staff and students; applications will be reviewed and approved by a faculty-staff-student committee.  St. Lawrence Innovation Grants projects ought to inspire a foundation for St. Lawrence’s future that is in keeping with the pioneer spirit, open to experimentation and new paths, known throughout our campus history. Deadline for application is October 15.
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Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders To Speak At St. Lawrence
M. Joycelyn Elders, the 15th United States Surgeon General, will give a talk called "Disparities in Health and Education in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event is the John F. O'Loughlin Leadership Endowment Series lecture and part of the Contemporary Issues Forum; it is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Ending The Fed' Topic For Lecture At St. Lawrence
Economist George Selgin will give a talk titled "A Century of Failure: The Case for Ending the Fed" on Monday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall (Room 218) 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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Psychology Honor Society Inducts 16 Students
Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, inducted 16 new members recently. To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall average of at least 3.3; a psychology average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four psychology courses completed at St. Lawrence) and be in the top 35 percent of their class.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Michael E. Schuckers  was a guest on the Vancouver, BC, television news program "The Standard" on August 22, 2010, discussing how his statistical analysis of the National Hockey League may be a better predictor of talent than scouting and a recent controversy over the Canadian census. Clips of both interviews are on the Web.
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Athletics News
Men's soccer
got back on track with two wins at MacAllaster Field last weekend. The Saints defeated previously unbeaten RIT 2-0 Friday and then pounced on Elmira with four goals in the second half en route to a 5-1 win. Women's soccer ran its winning streak to four games with a pair of 1-0 wins at Elmira and RIT. The Saints, 6-1 overall, have given up only two goals all season. Volleyball continued its strong start by claiming the Cardinal Classic tournament title in Plattsburgh. Abby Rose '11 was MVP of the tournament for the 11-2 Saints. Men's golf finished 11th out of 25 teams at the Middlebury Tournament. Wendy Pavlus'11, the defending national champion, started her women's cross country season with a first place showing, leading the Saints to the Oneonta title. Men's cross country also won the team title in Oneonta, as Dan Ramsey '11 was first. Field hockey had a rough weekend, losing 3-1 to Franklin and Marshall and 4-3 to Manhattanville. Football stayed close with No. 25 Alfred, but dropped a 24-16 decision.
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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
Kitty Higgins '13 opened the 2010-11 edition of Student Views videos by highlighting some of the campus events and activities that happened at the end of last semester.

Podcasts
This week's podcast is the first installment for the new academic year in the Sustainable SLU, Sustainable You series from Louise Gava, sustainability coordinator.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Tim Akers '06, Assistant Director of Admissions
Students Sam Gradess '11, Sarah Holden '11, Annie Hopkins '12, Teddy Nichols '11, Katie Oram '11 and Ashley Robin '12.
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.

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