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September 12, 2011

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Study By SLU Profs Shows Students Get Higher Grades If Classes Start Earlier
It's tempting for college students to avoid those early-morning classes by rationalizing that they'll get more sleep and therefore, better grades. A study by psychologists at St. Lawrence University shows that students starting later in the morning do, indeed, get more sleep, but they also tend to abuse alcohol more and wind up with lower grade-point averages than their early-bird classmates.
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Remington Presentation At SLU Kicks Off Festival
A presentation titled "Frederic Remington at SLU," on Thursday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in the MacAllaster Room of Owen D. Young Library at St. Lawrence University will be the opening lecture in the Remington Arts Festival. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence Family Weekend September 23-25
Family Weekend will be celebrated September 23 through 25 at St. Lawrence University, with a variety of academic, social and entertainment events planned for students and their families.
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St. Lawrence Hosts 'Invisible Children' Speakers & Documentary Sept. 13
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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New York Times Media Columnist To Speak At St. Lawrence
Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times and lead contributor to the paper's "Media Decoder" blog, will give a talk at St. Lawrence University called "The Facebook Generation: A Status Update?" on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Talk Set At SLU By National Security Law Expert
Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism William Banks will give a presentation at St. Lawrence University titled "Rise of the Drones: The Legal and Policy Framework for Targeted Killing in the Obama Administration" on Thursday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence in the News

A study by psychology professors Serge Onyper and Pamela Thacher (see press release, above), showing that students who have earlier classes tend to get higher grades, was featured in "The Choice," a New York Times blog about admissions, on September 10; the study was also covered in the September 8 edition of Inside Higher Ed, and on the Huffington Post and Atlantic news wire September 9.
First-year student Mitchell Joseph's unusual mode of transportation - he biked 400 miles from his home in Connecticut to get here - was the subject of a story in the September 8 edition of the Watertown Daily Times. The Times also recently ran feature stories on an Alumni and Parent Programs-sponsored trip to Kenya and the exhibitions in Richard F. Brush Art Gallery marking the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
The exhibition of photographs depicting New York City's "ground zero" was featured in a story on Watertown's WWNY-Channel 7 News on September 7.
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Saints Sports

Football Downs Norwich for First Victory

Led by the 1-2 punch of Marcus Washington '12 and Ethan Sutton '12, football downed Norwich 29-14 Saturday. Washington rushed for 222 yards and a touchdown, while Sutton caught 10 passes, three for touchdowns, for 115 yards. Men's soccer, currently ranked fifth in the country, ran its record to 4-0 after drubbing Rochester 4-0 and rallying to defeat Geneseo 3-2, led by Sam Demello '13's three goals, with the winner coming at less than two minutes to play. Women's soccer lost 2-1 to Geneseo and played to a 2-2 tie with Plattsburgh. Women's golf claimed the SLU Invitational title, led by Aimee Caligiore '13, who placed second. Men's golf finished sixth. Hillary Drewry '12 and Elke Vandenbeemt '15 won the A flight doubles for women's tennis at a tournament hosted by William Smith. Field hockey routed Hartwick 4-0.
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