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News Digest
October 4, 2010
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Photos Of Family Weekend, Alumni Council, Hall Of Fame & Dedications
October 1 through 3 made for a very busy weekend on campus, with families, alumni and community guests welcomed for a variety of events. Take a look at our Web photo album to re-live memories of a beautiful fall weekend at St. Lawrence.

Hearst Foundation Awards Grant To SLU For Scholarship Support
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to St. Lawrence University, enhancing the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Native American and North Country Students. With the addition of the grant, the fund will enable the University to support two William Randolph Hearst Scholars per academic year, beginning with the fall 2011 semester.
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New Book On Willa Cather Co-Edited By SLU Prof. Thacker
St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker is co-editor of a new book, Willa Cather: A Writer's Worlds, published by the University of Nebraska Press. Volume 8 in the series Cather Studies, it was co-edited by John J. Murphy and Françoise Palleau-Papin.
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Retired SLU Chemistry Book Co-Author Of 'Case Against Fluoride' Book
St. Lawrence University Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Paul Connett is the co-author of the book The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There, recently published by Chelsea Green Publishing.
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'Debutante Balls' Comedic Performance Piece At SLU October 8
"Debutante Balls," described as a "theatrical stand-up comedy dance" by performance artist Scott Turner Schofield, will be at St. Lawrence University on Friday, October 8, at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Griffiths Arts Center. The event, part of the Arts Collaborative's Arts Across the Curriculum series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Graduate To Give Campus Talk On Glaciers
St. Lawrence University Class of 1975 graduate Andrew G. Fountain, chair of the geology and geography department at Portland State University, will give a lecture titled "Glaciers and the Near Future of Global Sea Level Change" on Friday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence. Part of the University's Alumni Geology Conference, the lecture is open to the public, free of charge.
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Folk Musicians Sones de México Performing At St. Lawrence University
Sones de México, a two-time Grammy-nominated ensemble specializing in the regional folk music of Mexico, will be in the Underground at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, October 9, at 8 p.m., in a performance called "Fandango! Dance Fiesta." The group will also give a lecture and demonstration on the same day, also in the Underground (Noble Center), at 4 p.m. Both events are open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Organizations Help Organize 'Shawna's Walk For Wishes' October 9
The St. Lawrence University Center for Civic Engagement and Chi Omega sorority have helped organize a fund-raising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, called "Shawna's Walk For Wishes," to take place Saturday, October 9, at the University's outdoor track, or in Leithead Field House in case of rain. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 10 a.m.
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St. Lawrence In the News
Huffington Post Publishes President's Essay
President William Fox's essay from the Summer 2010 issue of St. Lawrence magazine, "The Most Dangerous Building on Campus," was published in the online news site The Huffington Post on October 4, 2010.
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Athletics News
had one of its biggest wins in recent memory, rallying with a touchdown inside of two minutes to play to down Hobart 24-21. It was the first win for the Saints over the Statesmen since 1991. The men's hockey season opened with a 5-1 exhibition win over Carleton. Women's hockey also won its opener, 2-1 over McGill. Women's tennis beat Plattsburgh 9-0. Field hockey lost 3-2 to Hamilton on the night of the celebration of renovation of North Country Field and dedication of the new Hall-Leet Stadium. Women's soccer was shut out by Nazareth 2-0 and volleyball lost to both of its North Country rivals, Clarkson and SUNY Potsdam.
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Web Site 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
Kitty Higgins '13 took a trip off campus with the Geology Club to do explore some caves and examine the rocks of the Adirondacks in this week's installment of Student Views.

This week's podcast is an interview with women's hockey coach Chris Wells, looking at the upcoming season.

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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