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News Digest
February 7, 2011
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Journalist Tom Brokaw Will Be St. Lawrence University Commencement Speaker
NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw will be the speaker at St. Lawrence University's Commencement, on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather. Brokaw will also receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, as will three Trustees Emeriti, Richard F. Brush, Archie F. MacAllaster and David L. Torrey.
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St. Lawrence Writers Series Hosts Novelist Gish Jen February 10
Gish Jen, author of four novels and the story collection "Who's Irish?," will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, February 10, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the St. Lawrence Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Electro-Acoustic Piano Concert Offered At St. Lawrence University
Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff will perform an electro-acoustic piano concert on Friday, February 11, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Grace Ochieng' '12 Delegate To UN's Commission On The Status Of Women
Grace Ochieng' '12, of Rongo, Kenya, will will gain experience in the art of advocacy as a delegate to the annual Commission on the Status of Women meetings, to be held from February 22 through March 4 at United Nations headquarters in New York City.
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Cassidy Griffin '12 Wins DIS Intercultural Award
Cassidy Griffin '12, of Norwich, NY, received the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) Intercultural Leadership Award for the fall 2010 semester.
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St. Lawrence in the News
The Watertown Daily Times published a February 4, 2011 story on a collaboration between the University and St. Lawrence County to pursue a funding opportunity and a January 31, 2011 story on the decline of the dairy industry in the region, which quoted R. Sheldon '68 and Virginia H. Johnson Associate Professor of Economics Brian Chezum.
An exhibition of microphotographs of snowflakes and ice crystals in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery was the subject of a story on WWNY-TV Channel 7 news, in Watertown, NY, on February 2, 2011.
An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "Are The Poor Really Worse Off?," ran in the Tulsa (OK) World on January 29, 2011. It originally ran in newspapers in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Horwitz was a guest on "Freedom Watch" on February 2, on Fox Business Network.
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Athletics News
Wetherell Propels Nordic Skiing to Sixth-Place Finish at UVM
Nordic skiing earned a sixth-place overall finish at the UVM Carnival, thanks to a 13th-place finish by graduate student Zach Wetherell. Leah Hart '12 was 15th for the women's squad. For the alpine skiing team, Kelly Skinner '11 was 16th overall in the slalom to pace the Saints. Men's hockey returned to winning ways with an impressive 4-0 victory over Colgate Friday, but dropped a tough 4-3 overtime decision at Cornell Saturday. Women's hockey had a similar experience downstate, beating Colgate 4-2 before losing to No. 2-ranked Cornell, 2-1. Women's basketball improved to 15-4 overall by beating RPI 76-70 in overtime and Vassar 93-87. Men's basketball split its weekend series, beating Vassar 77-56 and losing to RPI 72-56. Swimming and diving downed Utica College, with the men winning 112-93 and the women winning 113-86.
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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 Videos:
Kitty Higgins '13 is back for the second semester and has two videos for you this week. Her first video of the semester profiled the Laurentian Magazine, a student-produced literary piece. She also looked at the fund raising efforts of Maya Cameron-Gilsey '11, who raised money for families of cancer victims by shaving her head, and inspiring other students to do the same.

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