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May 7, 2012

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St. Lawrence University Launching Sustainability Semester In 2013
Building upon the success of its highly acclaimed Adirondack Semester and its nationally known environmental studies programs, St. Lawrence University will launch a Sustainability Semester in the spring of 2013.
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SLU's Friends Of Libraries Presents Lecture By Econ Prof Horwitz
The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries' Commencement lecture, titled "Is Inequality on the Rise and Are the Poor Getting Poorer?," will be given by St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Economics Steven G. Horwitz on Saturday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 10 of Carnegie. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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2012 Moving-Up Day Award Winners Announced
Moving-Up Day, a campus tradition begun in 1869, celebrates student achievements in academics and co-curricular activities. Award-winners in all categories, as well as students "tapped" for membership in the leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, are listed.
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Philosophy Honor Society Inducts Eight Students
Eight students were inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society, in a ceremony on May 2, 2012. The organization also elected officers.
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Riding Team Claims Sixth National Championship
For the sixth time in the program's history, the St. Lawrence University riding team won the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship last weekend in Raleigh, NC. The Saints finished with 31 points, followed by Skidmore with 24 and Brown with 17. Emily D'Alessandro '15 won the national individual championship in intermediate equitation on the flat. In Collegiate Cup competition, Katherine Figueroa '14 and Tim Moore '12 took first place in their events for the Saints, coached by Mary Drueding. Drueding received the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Three State Titles for Women's Track Team
Women's track competed at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend at the University of Rochester and placed second. Individual champions for the Saints included Dihya Biswall '15 in the triple jump, Carly Stine '15 in the 400 hurdles and Heather Cutler '12 in the discus. Men's track finished fourth, with first-place finishes from Jarell Roberts '12 in the 100 and A.J. Blaisdell '13 in the discus. Baseball clinched first place in the Liberty League with a sweep of rival Clarkson, 13-1 and 6-5 in nine innings on Sunday. Saturday, the Saints beat Clarkson 11-6, but dropped a 5-4 decision to the Knights in the second game. The softball season ended in the Liberty League tournament. The Saints beat Union 5-4, but lost twice to RPI by identical 4-3 scores. Women's tennis advanced to the Liberty League semifinals with a 5-1 win over RIT, but dropped a 5-2 to Vassar in the semis. Men's lacrosse lost its Liberty League semifinal game with Union 10-9.
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