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September 6, 2011

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Total Placement Rate For SLU's Class Of 2010: Over 93 Percent
A little over one year from graduation, some 93.2 percent of St. Lawrence University's Class of 2010 are either employed or furthering their education in graduate schools, The Career Services office conducts an annual survey, which had a response rate of 75.5 percent.
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Environmental Initiatives At SLU Get National Media Attention
Two of St. Lawrence University's distinctive environmental initiatives have garnered attention from the national news media recently. The University's Adirondack Semester of study was the subject of a feature story in Sierra magazine's September/October "Cool Schools" issue and St. Lawrence's annual list of "green" tips for residence hall life was featured on the Huffington Post website.
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SLU Writers Series Opens With Andre Dubus III, Author Of Memoir 'Townie'
The St. Lawrence University Writers Series begins on Thursday, September 15, with an appearance by acclaimed novelist Andre Dubus III, author of the 2011 memoir Townie as well as the novels The Garden of Last Days and House of Sand and Fog. He will speak and read from his works at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Indian-Influenced Funk Party Band Red Baraat At SLU Sept. 16
Red Baraat, a band whose sound is described as a "dance party-ready mix of songs from the Punjabi and Bollywood traditions," will perform at St. Lawrence University on Friday, September 16, at 8 p.m. in The Underground. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Lauren Brozowski '11, Prof. Schuckers Present Research At Conference
Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers and Lauren Brozowski '11 each gave presentations on their research at the Joint Statistical Meetings, held in Miami in July. Schuckers presented his research on the National Hockey League draft system and Brozowski presented work that the pair did, analyzing rates of penalties called in the NHL.
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St. Lawrence in the News

WAMC radio's "Academic Minute" featured Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher on September 2, with advice for getting to sleep. "Academic Minute" runs on National Public Radio stations across the country, and is featured daily on the Inside Higher Education website.
An essay by Professor of Government Alan Draper, on President Obama's falling out with supporters on the left, appeared in the Albany (NY) Times Union on September 1.
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on "RadioWest," a show on National Public Radio affiliate KUER in Utah, on August 30, discussing the Austrian school of economics.
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Saints Sports

Men's Soccer Claims Lotto Tournament Title

Men's soccer began its quest for a return to the NCAA Tournament by beating SUNY Oneonta 3-2 and Eastern Connecticut 1-0 to win the Lotto Tournament at MacAllaster Field this weekend. Women's soccer played in the same tournament at Clarkson, losing 1-0 to Cortland before defeating SUNY-IT 8-0. Football opened its season at Leckonby Stadium with a tough 48-35 loss to Utica College. Men's cross country, led by overall champion John Johnston '12, won the Cardinal Classic at Plattsburgh. Women's cross country placed second. Field hockey split its first two games, beating Utica 3-2 before dropping a 4-3 decision at Oneonta. Volleyball had a strong weekend at the North Country Classic, posting a 3-1 record with wins over Cazenovia, Neumann and Hartwick. Men's golfopened with a two-stroke victory over Clarkson in a match that included SUNY Potsdam.
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