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October 1, 2012

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Total Placement Rate For SLU's Class Of 2011: Over 95 Percent
A little over one year from graduation, more than 95 percent of St. Lawrence University's Class of 2011 are either employed or furthering their education in graduate schools. This is the first increase in the placement rate since 2007. The Career Services office conducts an annual survey, which had a response rate of nearly 77 percent.
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SLU Prof Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Schuckers, associate professor of statistics and director of the Martha E. '62 and Gregg E. Peterson Quantitative Resource Center at St. Lawrence University, a grant of $49,652 to create and develop, with collaborators, a workshop and handbook for mathematics and science professionals at colleges.
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St. Lawrence Speaker Examines 'Contemplative Studies'
Brown University Religious Studies Harold Roth will give a talk titled "Contemplative Studies and the Liberal Arts" on Friday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole at St. Lawrence University. The event, the Mackay Memorial Lecture, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Rockwell Kent Exhibition At St. Lawrence's Brush Gallery & ODY Library
An exhibition called "Rockwell Kent: The Once Most Popular American Artist" will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery and Owen D. Young Library at St. Lawrence University October 15
through December 14.
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Memorial Service For Ali Pomponio, St. Lawrence Anthropology Professor, October 17
A memorial service to remember and celebrate the life of St. Lawrence University Professor of Anthropology Ali Pomponio will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. A reception in Herring-Cole will be held immediately after the service.
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'Heroic Galileo' The Topic For Talk At St. Lawrence
Chris Corbally, vice director of the Vatican Observatory, will give a talk titled "Heroic Galileo and the Message in the Stars" on Monday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in Herring-Cole at St. Lawrence University. The event, the Niles Memorial Lecture in Science and Religion, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Event At St. Lawrence Celebrates Women In The Arts
An evening of music by contemporary women composers, along with an art exhibition, will take place on Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University. The event, titled "Celebrate Women in the Arts!" and co-sponsored by Corning Incorporated-Canton Plant, is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Vice President For Libraries And Information Technology Joins EDUCAUSE Board
St. Lawrence University Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology Justin Sipher is one of three new members of the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association of information technology leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. He will serve a four-year term on the board, beginning in November of 2012.
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Event In NYC To Launch Journal Issue Guest-Edited By Prof. White
The publication of a special issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, with Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven White as guest editor, will be celebrated at an event in New York City November 16, the culmination of a three-day symposium that features contributors to the journal. The journal is published by the Americas Society in New York and the issue centers on eco-literature in Latin America.
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Prof. Collins Giving Presentation At UVM
Professor of Global Studies John Collins will give a presentation on Thursday, October 11, at the University of Vermont, titled "Palestine: Laboratory for the Future."
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Sixteen Students Inducted Into Psychology Honor Society
St. Lawrence's chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, inducted 16 new students as members, in a ceremony held September 26, 2012. To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall average of at least 3.3; a psychology average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four psychology courses completed at St. Lawrence) and be in the top 35 percent of their class.
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Biology Honor Society Inducts 12 Students
Twelve students have been inducted as new members of Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, on September 21, 2012.
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St. Lawrence in the News

An article by Associate Professor of Psychology Cathy Crosby-Currie and Director of Institutional Research Christine Zimmerman, titled "St. Lawrence University: Links Between Faculty Goals and Pedagogy and First-Year Student Engagement and Well-Being," appears in the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Fall 2012 Bringing Theory to Practice newsletter. It is a report of an ongoing study, funded by a Bringing Theory to Practice grant.
St. Lawrence's Adirondack Semester is one of six chosen by website The Active Times to show the growing trend of colleges developing outdoor experiences as an alternative to a semester of study abroad. The story was written by Katherine Bagley '07.
A visit from artists working on a project called "Peace Papers," which included a paper-making demonstration, was the subject of a story on Watertown's WWNY/Channel 7 news on September 24.
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Saints Athletics

No. 9 Men's Soccer Team Gets Back on Track
A week after suffering its first loss of the season, men's soccer bounced back in a big way, beating Liberty League foes Vassar 2-0 and Bard 5-0 at MacAllaster Field. Women's soccer split its weekend series, losing 3-2 in overtime to Vassar and beating Bard 1-0. Claire O'Neil '16 placed second to lead women's golf to a third-place finish at Cortland. Volleyball went 1-3, including a 3-0 win over Bard, at the Liberty League crossovers. Field hockey beat St. John Fisher 2-0 and lost to Geneseo 2-1 in a penalty stroke shootout. Football saw a furious second-half rally fall short in a 30-20 loss at Rochester.
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