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News Digest
May 9, 2011
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St. Lawrence Commencement May 22; Journalist Tom Brokaw Is Speaker
St. Lawrence University's Commencement will be on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Common, or in Appleton Arena in the event of inclement weather. NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw will be the speaker.
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Fordham Hernandez Wins SLU's Top Prof Award For Second Time
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Traci Fordham Hernandez is the recipient of this year's Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students.
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Moving-Up Day 2011 Winners Announced
In a University tradition that dates from 1869, student accomplishment from across the academic disciplines and co-curricular organizations were recognized on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Moving-Up Day ceremonies, held in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus.
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New Edition Of SLU Prof's Book On Writer Alice Munro Published
An updated and expanded edition of Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, by St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker, has been published in paperback, and is available now in the United States. The original, published in 2005, was only available in Canada.
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St. Lawrence Hosting Conference 'Debating The China Model' May 13-15
The 13th Overseas Young Chinese Forum Annual Conference will be held at St. Lawrence University May 13 through 15, with the theme "Debating the China Model." The event is also funded by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
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Jordan Marks '12 Awarded Internship In Indonesia
Jordan Marks '12, of Rouses Point, NY, will participate in an internship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this summer, through the Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program. The program provides an opportunity for American and Indonesian students pursuing U.S. undergraduate degrees to intern together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.
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Jennifer Lipps '12 Accepted In Neuroscience Research Program
Jennifer Lipps '12, of Fairport, NY, has been accepted into the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Texas, Galveston, for neuroscience. She will be studying nicotinic receptors in Alzheimer's disease.
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Geology Faculty & Alumni Research On Adirondacks Published
Online journal Geosphere will publish a paper co-authored by two St. Lawrence graduates in its June issue, continuing a series of publications by University alumni and faculty that explore the evolution of the Adirondack Mountains.
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Alumni News
Faculty, Student In Cast Of Film By Jim Powers '10
Filmmaker Jim Powers '10 has included three Laurentians in his latest project, a film titled Five Census. Powers cast Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Chris Clarke and Mike Barry '11 in the film.
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St. Lawrence in the News
A letter to the editor of the Aspen Times, hometown paper of Annalise Grueter '12, was published on May 5, 2011; Grueter was among the St. Lawrence students participating in the 2011 Powershift conference and her letter advocated steps toward more sustainable energy sources.
Dana Professor of Psychology Alan Searleman was quoted in a May 8, 2011 story in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, about left-handers in sports.
An essay by Priest Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue, titled "Response to 'The Humble Heart' by Cynthia Reville Peabody," was published in The Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Volume 63; the issue theme is Science and Religion.
Research by Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Michael Schuckers was the basis of a May 4, 2011 story on the US News & World Report Science web site, titled "How Good Is That Goalie?" The story, distributed by Inside Science News Service news wire, described his statistical research and quoted him extensively.
Assistant Professor of History Howard Eissenstat was interviewed for a May 4, 2011 story on WPDM/WSNN (Potsdam, NY) radio, on whether or not the death of Osama bin Laden would escalate the terror threats to the U.S.
Dana Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker was interviewed by North Country Public Radio on May 3, 2011, analyzing the outcome of Canada's elections.

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Athletics News
Four Riders Claim National Titles, Saints Reserve Champions
It was an amazing weekend for the riding team at the national championships in Lexington, KY. As a team, the Saints placed second to claim the Reserve Champion crown. Individually, national championships were won by Jordan Koivu '11 in team intermediate equitation flat, Jenna Gunnell '13 in walk-trot, Sophie Miller '13 in walk-trot-canter and Casey Zuraitis '13 in intermediate equitation over fences. Women's tennis finished fourth at the Liberty League tournament, led by Stephanie Finn '11, who posted a perfect 6-0 record for the weekend. Baseball went 2-2 in a crucial Liberty League series with rival Clarkson, claiming the final slot in this weekend's conference playoffs. Softball lost its first two games in the Liberty League playoffs, 17-1 to RPI and 6-4 to Rochester. Men's track finished fourth at the NYSCTC Meet. Steve Kiplagat '12 was the lone winner for the Saints, taking first in the 1500. Women's track was also fourth, led by a second-place finish from Jenna Hulton '12 in the 1500.
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Web Site Reminders

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: 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:
In the latest installment of her series of student-produced videos, Kitty Higgins '13 looks back at a fun Springfest weekend.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Tim Akers '06, Assistant Director of Admissions
Students Estella Hefti '11, Sarah Holden '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 studying abroad.


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