News Digest

February 6, 2012

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SLU Prof's Book Examines Eco-Awareness Spread Through Nicaraguan Song & Poetry
Known as the Republic of Poets, Nicaragua has a rich biodiversity that is threatened by destructive human activity. A new book of essays by St. Lawrence University Lewis Professor of Spanish Steven White examines how poetry and song have raised ecological awareness in Nicaragua, and how this movement could become a model of more ethical behavior throughout the world.
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Two SLU Students Win Intercultural Leadership Awards For Study In Denmark
Two St. Lawrence students who studied in Denmark during the fall 2011 semester received the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) Intercultural Leadership Award. Dylan Cutler '12 and Johanna Kelley '13 both earned the recognition by demonstrating how they became immersed in Danish culture and were challenged by their experiences.
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An article by Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers and Women's Hockey Head Coach Chris Wells '92 appears in the February 13 issue of The Hockey News. Titled "Just Win, Baby," the article analyzes the impact of four different systems for awarding points based on the outcomes of games, such as winning in regulation or losing in a shootout.
Bradley Heil '08 appeared in a commercial for GE that aired during the Super Bowl on February 5; a February 3 story in the Syracuse Post-Standard included an interview and video of the ad.
USA Today's College section carried a January 29 story about the Going Locavore course on locally sourced food, quoting Associate Professor of English Mary Hussmann and Mike Petroni '12.
William Bradley '99 reflects on being a college professor and the professors who inspired him at St. Lawrence in a January 31 essay on the website Inside Higher Ed.
Assistant Professor of History Howard Eissenstat was quoted in a February 2 Associated Press story, about growing ties between Turkey and Hamas.
Elizabeth Shaffer '11, press secretary for a New York State senator, was profiled in a February 2 story in the Fairport-East Rochester Post (NY) and was quoted saying that her experiences in the Washington, DC, semester led to her changing her major to government, which in turn led to her career.
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Saints Sports

Durham Gives Alpine Skiing First-Ever First-Place Finish
Ashley-Kate Durham '13 became the first woman in alpine skiing history to take first place in an event at an EISA Carnival competition Friday, when she finished first in the giant slalom at the University of Vermont Winter Carnival. Loudon Furth '15 finished eighth for the men in the slalom. For the nordic skiing squad, Caroline Carpenter '12 finished 11th for the second straight week. A week after its worst weekend of the season, men's hockey turned it around with a sweep at Yale and Brown. Friday, Greg Carey '14 scored in overtime to give the Saints a 4-3 win at Yale. Saturday, the Saints rallied from a 3-0 first-period deficit to down Brown 5-3. Women's hockey also swept, beating Yale 6-2 and Brown 3-1. Women's basketball clinched the Liberty League regular season crown with three games to play by downing William Smith 78-60 and RIT 77-37. Men's basketball extended its win streak to five games with wins over Hobart, 65-62, and RIT, 80-70. Swimming swept its final home meet of the weekend against Utica College, with the women winning 147-78 and men claiming a 133-79 victory. Track and field was at the Hamilton Invitational, with both the men and women seeing four athletes take first place in events.
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Kitty Higgins '13 is back from her semester abroad in London and starts her recap of the experience by discussing her decision to study overseas.

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