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News Digest
February 28, 2011
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$172.1 Million Raised In Momentum St. Lawrence Campaign
A total of $172.1 million was raised in the Momentum St. Lawrence campaign, which concluded December 31, 2010. The total was announced at a campus/community picnic held on Saturday, February 26, and is the most money ever raised in a campaign in the University's history.
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Visit our Web Photo Gallery from the Weekend of Celebration

President Fox's Message to the Community on Board of Trustees' Meetings
President William L. Fox sent a message to the University community on February 26, that began:
"As is our custom for prompt communication, I write on behalf of the St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees to share the comprehensive fee for 2011-2012. The Board has also endorsed our plans for numerous additional investments that we believe will strengthen an already exceptional college experience for students."
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Film Series Highlights Work Of SLU's Siegel Lecturer
In addition to screening filmmaker Aviva Kempner's documentary Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, the 2011 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Lecture at St. Lawrence University, two additional films by Kempner will be shown in the region. All events are open to the public, free of charge.
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'Songs From The Silent Voice' To Be Performed At St. Lawrence
"Songs from the Silent Voice," a monologue created by Nina Noren, will be performed on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre in the Griffiths Arts Center at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Biology Prof Willson Awarded Walker Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Biology Susan Willson has been awarded one of two T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships for 2011. Willson and Angelena M. Ross, an adjunct professor of biology at SUNY Potsdam, were awarded fellowships for approximately $5,000 for research projects concerning North Country bird populations.
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Prof Fordham Hernandez To Give Women's History Month Keynote
Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Traci Fordham Hernandez will give the keynote address for Utica College's observance of National Women's History Month, at its "In Celebration of Women" luncheon on February 28, 2011. Her talk is titled "Herstories and Everyday Activism."
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Mathematics Honor Society Inducts 12 Students
St. Lawrence's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, recently welcomed 12 new members to the organization, with an induction ceremony on February 16, 2011.
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St. Lawrence in the News
An essay by President Emeritus Daniel Sullivan, headlined "Private Colleges a Better Deal," was published in the Albany, NY, Times Union on February 18, 2011. The piece compared private and public colleges' graduation rates, and their costs relative to those rates.
Read the essay.
The February 28, 2011 edition of the Watertown Daily Times included stories on St. Lawrence's electricity-tracking "building dashboard," a community-based learning course where students are learning how to tap maple trees and the University's positive retention rate. News Channel YNN also reported on the building dashboard.

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Athletics News
Men's Squash Claims Hoehn Cup Consolation Crown
Men's squash
received a five-game win from Amay Merchant '13 at two and won four of five matches from five through nine to beat Middlebury College 5-4 at Belmont Hill on Sunday, earning Hoehn Cup consolation honors at the College Squash Association team nationals. Riding won the team title at a home event Sunday, earning the Saints the 2011 Region 2 High Point Team title. Ashley-Kate Durham '13 placed ninth and Ann West '13 was 15th in the giant slalom to pace alpine skiing at the Middlebury Carnival. Also at Middlebury, the nordic skiing relay teams were seventh. Women's hockey saw its season end in the ECAC quarterfinals after 6-1 and 8-3 losses to No. 2 Harvard. Men's hockey will travel to Princeton this weekend for the first round of the ECAC playoffs as the 11th seed after losing their final two games of the regular season, 4-2 at Dartmouth and 4-3 at Harvard. Women's basketball hosted the Liberty League playoffs, but lost its semifinal game Friday to Vassar, 59-47. Men's and women's indoor track hosted the NYSCTC Championship, with the men wining the overall title and the women placing fourth. Chris Funch '11 won both the mile and 800 to pace the men. Wendy Pavlus '11 finished second in the mile and Lisa Baron '11 was second in the shot put for the women.
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Student Views Web Videos: This week, Kitty Higgins '13 looked at two diverse artists that visited campus recently.

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