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April 16, 2012

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Main University Twitter Accounts Merged Beginning Today
Beginning today (April 16) the University's official Twitter account - @StLawrenceU – has been merged with an account that had been managed by the Admissions Office, to better reach the multiple audiences served by our Twitter followers. We will continue to have news about events, deadlines and other information important to prospective students, as well as updates on campus events, announcements and activities.
Mellon Foundation Awards St. Lawrence University Grant For Humanities Project
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a grant of $700,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City, in support of a five-year project titled "Crossing Boundaries: Re-envisioning the Humanities for the 21st Century."
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University Chorus Presents 'The Singing Society' In Concert
"The Singing Society" is the theme for the University Chorus concert on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Hosts Documentary & Talk By Journalist On Ghana As 'Digital Dumping Ground'
Peter Klein, director of the University of British Columbia School of Journalism, will speak following a screening of his documentary Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Speaker At SLU To Address Social Impact Of Technology
"Hand to Mouse: How the Way We Write is Changing Who We Are" is the title of a talk by Christine Rosen, senior editor of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of a symposium on hand-written documents, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Wally Johnson Named 2012 Pete Nevins Award Winner
Wally Johnson, director of athletic media relations, will receive the Pete Nevins Award for Distinguished Achievement at the 2012 ECAC-Sports Information Directors Association Workshop in Pittsburgh.
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Students Awarded Grant For Water-Supply Project In Bosnia-Herzegovina
Two St. Lawrence students have been awarded "Projects for Peace" grants for 2012, in the sixth year of the program. At least one St. Lawrence student has been awarded a grant every year since the program began.
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SLU Students Participate In Washington Model Organization Of American States
Eight students participated in the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) held in April, 2012. The group's advisor, Assistant Professor of Government Shelley McConnell, has been asked to join the board of directors of the organization that runs the program, the Institute for Democratic Dialogue in the Americas (IDDA), a not-for-profit dedicated to improving understanding about international relations in the Western Hemisphere.
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Earth Science Honor Society Inducts Eight
Eight new members were inducted to St. Lawrence's chapter of the national Earth science honor society Sigma Gamma Epsilon on February 29. Eta Xi Chapter was founded in 2006 and currently has 24 members. Membership is available to students who have completed at least 10 semester hours or 15 quarter-hours in Earth science courses and has maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 system) in all Earth science courses, together with an overall GPA of 2.67 in all college courses.
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Women's Lacrosse Wins Three Games to improve to 7-4
Women's lacrosse posted a trio of impressive wins last week, beating Clarkosn 13-5, Rochester 14-6 and RIT 16-11 to improve to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the Liberty League. Men's lacrosse won both of its games, 12-5 over Messiah and 8-7 over Clarkson, and is now 10-1. Baseball saw its win streak end at 10 with a 5-1 loss to RPI Saturday, after winning three games from the Engineers to start the weekend with scores of 5-1, 6-4 and 6-4. Softball went 2-2 on a weekend trip to Rochester. Jake Fredericks '13 placed sixth in the 110 hurdles to lead the men's track team at the Bucknell Invitational. Women's track and field was paced by Jenna Hulton '12 coming in second in the 3000. Women's tennis beat RPI 8-1 and lost to Rochester 5-4. Men's tennis lost 8-1 to Rochester and 6-3 to RPI. Women's golf finished in a tie for sixth place at the Vassar Invitational. Men's golf was sixth at the NYU/Manhattanville Tournament, led by a second-place finish by Jack Whelan '15.
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