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News Digest
March 7, 2011
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St. Lawrence Mourns Death of Rev. Gomes
St. Lawrence University joins with those throughout the nation and world mourning the death of the Reverend Peter J. Gomes, a Harvard minister, theologian and author. The University was fortunate to have the Rev. Gomes visit on two memorable occasions, the Inauguration of President William L. Fox and our 2010 Commencement. President Fox paid tribute to his friend and teacher; read his message, listen to Rev. Gomes' Commencement speech and read more about his life on the President's Web site.
Speaker At SLU To Address Fairness & Needs In Free Enterprise Economy
Economist John Garen will give a talk titled "On Fairness and Needs in a Free Enterprise Economy" on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall, Room 218. The event, part of the economics department's visiting speaker series in political economy and the University's Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Poet Patricia Smith In St. Lawrence University Writers Series
Patricia Smith, whose book Blood Dazzler chronicled the human, emotional and physical toll exacted by Hurricane Katrina, will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Prof. Schuckers Presents Research At Sports Analytics Conference
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Michael Schuckers was one of eight finalists selected to present research at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, March 4 and 5, in Boston. Over 100 research papers were submitted.
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Fifteen Inducted Into Biology Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, inducted 15 new student members in a ceremony held on February 25, 2011.
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Psychology Honor Society Inducts 12 Students
Twelve students were recently inducted into St. Lawrence University's chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society. 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
An interview with Yuka Uno, a visiting student from Japan, ran on North Country Public Radio on March 2, 2011, about how Girls Festival Day is celebrated in her native country.
A list of "do's and don'ts" for the college visit, by Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey, appears in the February/March 2011 issue of Honor Student magazine.
The exhibition of Inuit art in the Richard F. Brush Gallery was the subject of a story on WWNY-Channel 7 on March 1, 2011.
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Athletics News
Men's Hockey Rallies to Advance in ECAC Playoffs
Facing elimination after losing the opener of its best-of-three series at Princeton, 4-1 Friday, the men's hockey team rode its talented freshman class to two one-goal victories, 3-2 and 2-1, to advance to the conference quarterfinals at Yale this weekend. In Saturday's game, Greg Carey '14 had two goals and Kyle Essery '14 had the game winner for the Saints, while Matt Weninger '14 made 28 saves in net. In the deciding game Sunday, Weninger made an astounding 48 saves, while Carey and Essery each netted a goal. At the ECAC Championships, Dan Ramsey '11 won the 3,000 and the 4x800 relay set a school and facility record in placing first for men's track. Ramsey also placed second in the 5,000 and the distance medley relay set a school record. Women's track was paced by Wendy Pavlus '11 winning the 5,000 in a school-record time. Men's lacrosse opened its season with a 7-4 loss to No. 8 Haverford. Vir Seth '14 lost in the first consolation finals of the CSA Individual Championships for men's squash. The women's squash team was represented by Jenn
Hearn '12.
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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 Web Videos: This week, Kitty Higgins '13 attended two campus events, SLU's Got Talent and Survival of the Fittest, a competition between students and faculty/staff.

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.
The International and Intercultural Studies blog features the writings of SLU students currently abroad.


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