News Digest

November 7, 2011

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Hundreds Enjoy Homecoming's Comeback
Homecoming Weekend made a successful return to campus over the weekend, bringing hundreds of alumni back for a visit, and providing a full slate of activities for graduates, students and the community. Take a look at our web photo album to see some of the highlights.
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Prof. Gardinier Halstead Directing Play As Part Of World-Wide Event
Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead has been selected by the critically acclaimed Tectonic Theatre Project in New York to direct a staged reading of their new play, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake on November 7. The event is one of many taking place simultaneously on stages around the country and around the world. The cast and crew includes St. Lawrence faculty, staff and a student.
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Stewart's Shops Supports Reading Buddies At SLU
Stewart's Shops is supporting the Reading Buddies program, which pairs St. Lawrence University student volunteers with third- and fourth-grade students at St. Mary's School in Canton to encourage reading for enjoyment.
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St. Lawrence Awarded $250,000 Grant To Expand, Integrate Internships For Students
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to help develop an
integrated approach to academic advising, internships and alumni mentoring.
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SLU To Hold Service For Late Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Maathai
A service of remembrance for Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner in Kenya who died September 25, will be
held at St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. The service will include
reflections, gospel music and a screening of the film about her life, Taking Root.
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Music Of Canada Featured In University Chorus Fall Concert
"O Canada," a concert featuring music composed and arranged by contemporary Canadian artists, will be performed by the University
Chorus on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on the St. Lawrence campus. The event is open to the public,
free of charge.
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St. Lawrence in the News

The website of Adirondack Wild, a non-profit organization, is carrying a feature story about St. Lawrence's Adirondack Semester program.
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Saints Sports

Women's Hockey Goes 1-0-1 on the Weekend
With 2:12 left in the game and the goalie on the bench, the women's hockey team was able to get the tying goal and salvage a 2-2 tie with Union Saturday. The Saints opened the weekend with a tough 2-1 victory over RPI. Men's hockey opened its ECAC slate this weekend and finally notched its first victory of the season, 2-0 over RPI on Saturday at Appleton. Friday, the Saints dropped a 2-0 decision to Union. Men's soccer received the first blemish on its perfect season in the Liberty League semifinals Wednesday, when it played to a scoreless tie with Vassar. Vassar would win the shootout to determine who moved to the finals. The Saints will discover their NCAA fate this afternoon. Women's soccer saw its season end in the conference semis with a 4-0 loss to William Smith. Field hockey also lost in the Liberty League playoffs, 8-1 to Skidmore. Volleyball lost in the Liberty League semifinals to Skdmore, 3-0. Football lost a heartbreaking homecoming game, 16-13 to Rochester. Leading 13-3 in the fourth quarter, the Saints saw their lead evaporate on an 82-yard touchdown pass by the visitors late in the game. The swimming and diving teams hosted RIT, with the women winning 140-99 and the men losing 167-75.
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After a couple of weeks of technical difficulties, A.J. Blaisdell '13 and video partner Erica Spera '13 return with a look at dining options for students on campus.


This week's podcast is a recording of the annual Church Lecture in Neuroscience.

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