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April 2, 2012

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Celebrate Charter Day April 3!
St. Lawrence University has a birthday April 3: the University was chartered 156 years ago, on April 3, 1856. Laurentians across the country were invited to plan informal gatherings to celebrate. Here on campus, listen for a special rendition of "Happy Birthday" on the Bacheller Chimes at 5 p.m., enjoy some birthday cake in Dana and look for special messages about Charter Day in classrooms, on table tents and on the flat screens.
Philosophy Students At St. Lawrence Hosting Conference
Philosophy students at St. Lawrence University will host an undergraduate philosophy conference on campus on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. In addition to presentations by St. Lawrence students, the conference features presentations by students from a number of other colleges and a keynote address by Paul Forster, of the philosophy department at the University of Ottawa.
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Literacy Volunteers Of America Founder To Speak At St. Lawrence
Literacy teacher, author and the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. Ruth Colvin will speak at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Scholar To Lecture At SLU On 'Misquoting Jesus'
The 2012 Mackay Lecture at St. Lawrence University, titled "Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know," will be given by Bart D. Ehrman on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Native Plants, Herbal Supplements Topic For Piskor Lecture At St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Biology Aswini Pai will deliver the 2012 Frank P. Piskor Lecture on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole Hall on campus, on the topic "Eastern medicine, Western plants - a Closer Look at the Commercial Potential for Native Plants in the U.S. Herbal Supplements Industry." The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Students, AAUW Sponsor 'Run For Congo Women' April 14
The second annual Run For Congo Women will take place on Saturday April 14, at the Partridge Fitness 5K Trail in Canton, beginning at 10 a.m. The run is sponsored by the Women's Resource Center at St. Lawrence University and the St. Lawrence County American Association of University Women.
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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Is Topic For Siegel Lecture At St. Lawrence
The 2012 Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture at St. Lawrence University will be delivered by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Herring-Cole Hall. The title of the lecture is "From Cairo to Qatar: Recent Developments in Jewish-Muslim Dialogue." It is open to the public, free of charge.
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Jack Knych '12 Presenting Paper Co-Authored With Econ Prof At Conference
Jack Knych '12, of Jamesville, NY, will present a paper he co-authored with Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz at the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)international conference in Las Vegas April 1-3. The paper is titled "The Importance of Failure," and discusses the view that while entrepreneurs discover new knowledge and better ways of producing things, their efforts also frequently fail.
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Grace Ochieng' '12 Leads Session At Clinton Global Initiative
At the invitation of former President Bill Clinton, Grace Ochieng' '12 co-facilitated a session for students at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Washington, DC, March 30 to April 1. The session was titled "The Next Step: Moving from Idea to Action," and was aimed at guiding attendees through the process of turning a commitment from vision to reality, while discussing partnership-building, community engagement, fundraising strategies and other relevant skills needed to develop a successful commitment.
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Journal Publishes Article By Prof. Kittler On Venice Banking Crisis
The Journal of Cultural Economy
has published an article in its most recent edition (Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2012) by Assistant Professor of English/Performance and Communication Arts Juraj Kittler. The theme of the issue is "Financial Panics and Crises," and Kittler's article is titled "Too Big to Fail: The 1499-1500 Banking Crisis in Renaissance Venice."
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St. Lawrence in the News

An essay by President William Fox, titled "Gardens of Originality," was published in the April 2012 issue of University Business magazine. The essay outlines how small liberal arts institutions are better at experimentation than larger schools.
A story about unusual college courses on the USA Today College website on March 26 included a photo and information about St. Lawrence's Dealing With the Dead anthropology course.
WWNY/Channel 7 in Watertown did a story on March 27 about Madison Wilcox '14, who organized a full day of activities to benefit a local child with leukemia.
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Saints Sports

Women's Tennis Sweeps Weekend Road Trip
Women's tennis logged a lot of miles across New York State this weekend, beating New York University 7-2 Friday and then downing William Smith 9-0 on Saturday. Men's tennis dropped its matches to the same teams. Baseball improved to 11-4 overall and 5-2 in the league by winning two of three games at Rochester. Softball swept Elmira, 8-5 and 4-1, to go to 11-3 overall. Men's lacrosse lost its first game of the year, 7-6 to No. 12 Union. Women's lacrosse beat Potsdam 14-8, but lost to Geneseo 20-10. Riding competed in the regionals at home Saturday and had seven riders qualify for zone competition among their five regional champions. Women's golf finished fourth out of 11 in the McDaniel Invitationals at Gettysburg College.
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