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October 31, 2011

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Peverley, Lopez Special Guests For Return Of Homecoming Weekend At SLU
St. Lawrence University is bringing back Homecoming Weekend, and the community will have opportunities to meet two special alumni guests: Stanley Cup champion Rich Peverley '04, of the Boston Bruins, and Christian Lopez '10, who caught - and returned - Yankee Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit during the summer. Homecoming will take place November 4 through 6 on campus, featuring a wide variety of events, including the traditional Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In addition, the community is invited to celebrate Homecoming with the University.
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SLU Named 'Best Value' School By Kiplinger's Personal Finance
St. Lawrence University has been named a "best value" in private higher education by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, one of only 100 liberal arts institutions to earn the designation. The annual top-100 rankings appear in Kiplinger's December issue, on newsstands November 8.
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St. Lawrence University Supports Canton-Potsdam Hospital Facilities Expansion
St. Lawrence University will support the expansion and renovation of Canton-Potsdam Hospital's facilities at its E.J. Noble site in Canton, with a donation of $100,000 to the Hospital Foundation's "Constructing Healthier Communities" Campaign, payable over the next four years. The University's Board of Trustees approved the measure at its fall meeting October 22.
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Comedy Of Manners 'The Misanthrope' Presented At St. Lawrence
Molière's The Misanthrope will be performed at St. Lawrence University Wednesday through Saturday, November 2-5, at 8 p.m. each evening in Gulick Theatre. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The Gulick Box Office (315-229-5748) is open Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 4 and prior to performances.
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'Elemental Birds,' Multimedia Art From Around The World, At SLU's Brush Gallery
"Elemental Birds," a multimedia art installation by Inga and Andy Hamilton with additional works by over 40 international artists, will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University through December 10.
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Documentary Film 'Budrus' To Be Shown At St. Lawrence
The award-winning 2009 documentary Budrus, about a Palestinian community organizer who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction, will be shown on Tuesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center, followed by a question-and-answer session with a representative from Just Vision, the organization that made the film. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Prof. Bass Named 'Agent Of Change' By Local AAUW Chapter
Associate Professor of English/Caribbean and Latin American Studies Margaret Kent Bass was honored by the St. Lawrence County chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as its 2011 Agent of Change in a ceremony held October 25, 2011.
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St. Lawrence in the News

HEOP Director Bill Short was a guest on the Rev. Al Sharpton's News One radio show on October 27,  discussing access to college and the value of a college education. Also on the show was program regular Trustee Elinor Tatum '93.
Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher's researchers on "all-nighters" was cited in a Wall Street Journal story on October 26, on the best ways to study.
An essay by President Emeritus Daniel Sullivan, arguing that discussions of reform in higher education are directed at encouraging educators to jettison effective methods of teaching and learning for untested and potentially ineffective approaches, appeared in the October 31 edition of Inside Higher Ed.
The November 2011 issue of the journal The Freeman includes an article co-authored by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz and Jack Knych '12, senior economic major, titled "The Importance of Failure." For more Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports

Women's Soccer Clinches Playoff Bid with Win Over Clarkson
Needing a win on the final day of the regular season, women's soccer knocked off Route 11 rival Clarkson 2-0 Saturday. The win put the Saints in fourth place in the Liberty League and they will face the No. 2-ranked team in the country, William Smith, in the semifinals Wednesday. Earlier in the week, they beat SUNY Potsdam 6-0. Men's soccer completed its third-ever undefeated regular season with a 5-0 win over Plattsburgh and a 1-0 win over Clarkson. The Saints will play Vassar in the Liberty League semis Wednesday at MacAllaster Field. Cross country continued its dominance of the Liberty League at the conference championships this weekend at Vassar. The men's team won the team title for the 18th straight year, led by overall winner John Johnston '12. The women won for the 10th straight year, with Jenna Hulton '12 taking the individual title. Volleyball went 1-3 at the Regional Challenge in Rochester. Women's hockey dropped its ECAC opening series, 7-1 to Harvard and 1-0 to Dartmouth. Riding opened its season by winning at home and placing second at Cazenovia. Both swimming and diving teams lost at Nazareth Saturday after the women beat Clarkson and the men lost to Clarkson at home Friday.
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