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News Digest
March 28, 2011
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GardenShare Founder & Director Harnden To Receive SLU's North Country Citation
Philip Harnden, the founder and executive director of GardenShare, is the recipient of the 2011 North Country Citation from St. Lawrence University. The Citation will be awarded at Commencement, on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m.
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Two Students Awarded 2011 'Projects For Peace' Grants
Two St. Lawrence students have been awarded "Projects for Peace" grants for 2011, in the fifth year of the program. At least one St. Lawrence student has been awarded a grant every year since the program began, and this is the third year that grants were awarded to two simultaneous projects.
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'Strengthening Identity' Is Theme For SLU's North Country Symposium, April 4-5
"Growing Our Own Way: Strengthening Our Identity for the North Country's Future" is the theme of the ninth annual St. Lawrence University North Country Symposium, to be held on Monday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 5, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m., in Eben Holden Conference Center on campus. Participants may choose to attend either or both sessions.
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Second Annual Bach 'Marathon' Planned At St. Lawrence
A "marathon" celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) will take place at St. Lawrence University on Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 9 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event, featuring a variety of performers from throughout the North Country community and beyond, is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Invisible Children' Speakers & Documentary Event At St. Lawrence April 3
St. Lawrence University's Amnesty International chapter will host an event for the Invisible Children campaign, a non-profit organization that builds schools and homes for the "child soldiers" in Uganda and Sudan. Four speakers from the organization, including a former child soldier, will be present and a documentary about the issue will be screened.
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Econ Prof To Discuss Recovery From Disaster In SLU Talk
Emily Chamlee-Wright, economics professor at Beloit College, will give a talk called "The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery" on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall (Room 218) at St. Lawrence University. 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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Expert On Artist Hieronymus Bosch To Speak At SLU
"Exploring Hell with Hieronymus Bosch" is the title of a talk by scholar Walter S. Gibson, emeritus professor in the history of art at Case Western Reserve University, on Thursday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center at St. Lawrence University. The talk, part of the Jeanne Scribner Cashin lecture series, is open to the public, free of charge.
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University's Yearbook Now Available Digitally
Over 100 years of the University's history is now available to browse in digital form, thanks to the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) of Potsdam, which has scanned copies of the Gridiron yearbooks and placed them online at its North Country Digital History site,
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Trustee Jay Ireland '77 To Head GE In Africa
University Trustee Jay Ireland '77 has been appointed president and CEO for GE Africa, effective April 15, 2011. A 31-year veteran of GE, he has led GE Asset Management since 2007.
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Athletics News
Women's Tennis Improves to 5-0
Women's tennis
defeated Ithaca 5-4, with Justine Rusk '13 wining the final match of the day to clinch it for the Saints, who improved to 5-0 to start the season. Men's tennis lost its match to Ithaca, 5-4. Baseball started Liberty League play at RPI, but dropped three of four games to the Engineers. Men's lacrosse garnered its first win of the season, 9-4 over Colby, but dropped a 9-4 game vs. Nazareth. The latter game was played on a high school field in Carthage, NY, to interest high school players in participating in lacrosse. Women's lacrosse beat SUNY Potsdam 17-7, but then lost at Brockport, 8-7. Men's crew claimed its first-ever victory over RIT Saturday. For women's crew, two SLU boats claimed gold medals at RIT.
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