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October 24, 2011

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Johnnetta Cole, National Museum Of African Art Director, To Lecture At SLU
Johnnetta B. Cole, former president of Spelman College and Bennett College and now director of the National Museum of African Art, will deliver the CLR James Lecture in African Studies at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall. The event is open to the community, free of charge.
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Former SLU Prof To Discuss Research On Student Internet, Cell Phone Use
St. Lawrence University Class of 1981 graduate Jennifer B. MacGregor taught a First-Year Seminar course in which she required students to "unplug" from the Internet, cell phones and other electronic communications for two weeks. She'll discuss what she learned from that experience in a presentation called "I Text, Therefore I Am: The Computer-Mediated Identity" on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden on campus. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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'Rock Style' Middle-Eastern Music Presented At SLU By Raquy & The Cavemen
Raquy and the Cavemen, drummers and multi-instrumentalists who bring hard rock energy to the mystical rhythms of the Middle East, will perform on Wednesday, November 2, at 8 p.m. in The Underground, E.J. Noble University Center at St. Lawrence. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Prof. Hauber Is Presenter At Design Conference
Associate Professor of Art and Art History Amy Hauber is presenting research at the International Graphic Arts Education Association Fall Design Conference at Lyndon State College in Vermont. Hauber's presentation is titled "Practicing Heijnen's Authentic Art Education REMIX: Participatory Hybrid Media Cultures as Fuel for Interdisciplinary Art Education."
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Thomas Kraft '12 Presents Research At VisWeek Workshop
Computer science major Thomas Kraft '12, of Seattle, WA, will present his research at the IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics for Decision Making, part of VisWeek 2011, in Providence, RI. VisWeek is "the premier forum for visualization advances for academia, government and industry, bringing together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in tools, techniques, technology and theory."
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Students, Faculty Present Research At Geological Society Annual Meeting
St. Lawrence students and faculty were among the presenters at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, held October 9-12 in Minneapolis. Approximately 6,000 scientists attended the meeting.
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Jessica Henty '06 First Author Of Journal Research Article
Jessica Henty '06 is the first author of an article in the journal The Plant Cell. Henty, who earned her St. Lawrence degree in biology, is a graduate student in the Ph.D. program at Purdue University.
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St. Lawrence in the News

The Washington Post blog "College, Inc." ran a post on October 21 on the study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Serge Onyper and Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher showing that students who had earlier classes also got better grades.
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on Fox Business' "Freedom Watch" on October 17, discussing whether forgiving consumer debt would help the economy.
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Saints Sports

Women's Swimming Opens Season with Win Over Skidmore
Casey Abribat '13 won the 200 fly, 200 back and 200 IM to pace the women's swimming team to a 162-132 victory over Skidmore in its opening meet this weekend. Men's swimming dropped a 183-102 decision to Skidmore, despite wins in the 200 free and 200 back by Andrew Hayes '12. It was a good weekend for the St. Lawrence cross country teams at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Cross Country Championships. Men's cross country placed first as a team, led by an individual title from John Johnston '12. Women's cross country also won the team title and Jenna Hulton '12 won her second individual title at the meet. Men's soccer moved within two games of a perfect regular season with a 1-0 win over RIT Saturday. Women's soccer lost twice, 1-0 to Oswego and 3-2 to RIT. Volleyball clinched a berth in the Liberty League playoffs with a 3-1 win over RIT, after losing to Clarkson, Union and Skidmore earlier. Women's hockey tied New Hampshire 2-2 and dropped a 3-2 decision to No. 4 Boston University at Appleton Arena.
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