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February 25, 2013

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Plans Taking Shape for New Residence Hall
Plans for a new residence hall at St. Lawrence University are taking shape as the University looks to break ground as early as April and complete construction by fall 2014.
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Rural China's Economy Explored in Professor's New Book
Community Capitalism in China: The State, the Market, and Collectivism, written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Xiaoshuo Hou, focuses on the social and economic changes taking place in parts of rural China. The book was recently published by Cambridge University Press.
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Rediehs Wins International Essay Contest
Associate Professor of Philosophy Laura Rediehs was named a co-winner in the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ 2012 international student/teacher essay competition, “Ethics for a Connected World.”  Rediehs won in the teacher/postgraduate category, the Carnegie Council announced this past week.
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Twelve Students Inducted into St. Lawrence's Psychology Honor Society
St. Lawrence's chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, inducted 12 new students as members in a ceremony held February 11.
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'Laurentians in Residence' Career Panel on Feb. 28
Six Laurentians, and parents of Laurentians, will be on campus February 28 for a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in the Hannon Room as well as March 1 for classroom presentations, group meetings and informational interviews.
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Gospel Workshop at St. Lawrence This Week
Registration is now open for the 10th anniversary “Got Spirit?” gospel music workshop taking place Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday March 2 in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.
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St. Lawrence in the News

The monthly 'Noon in the Chapel' event at Gunnison Memorial Chapel was highlighted in the Watertown Daily Times on Saturday, February 23.
Janelle Graves Gipson '09 was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease while a sophomore at St. Lawrence. Her story was featured in the Glens Falls Post-Star and mentions the ways St. Lawrence helped her adjust to the changes in her life.
"Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A Comprehensive Statistical Rating of National Hockey League Forwards and Defensemen Based Upon All On-Ice Events," a paper by Associate Professor of Mathematics Michael Schuckers and James Curro '12, is a finalist in the Research Paper Competition at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. A summary of the paper is in the March issue of ESPN The Magazine. Winners will be announced March 1-2.
Government Professor Alan Draper shared his thoughts on post-election party politics in an op-ed published in USA Today on Feb. 21.
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Saints Athletics

Women’s Basketball Wins Liberty League Championship, Heading to NCAA’s
Women’s basketball defeated Skidmore 58-44 in the Liberty League Semifinals on Wednesday and William Smith 51-48 on Saturday to win the conference title and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. Men’s squash finished sixth in the country after falling to Trinity, defeating Cornell for the first time in program history, and then falling to Rochester in their final match of the season. The riding team captured regional high point team honors for the third straight year at the Cazenovia Show. Men’s hockey split the weekend, defeating Harvard 4-2 on Friday but losing to Dartmouth 3-2 on Saturday. Women’s hockey tied No. 5 Harvard 2-2 on Friday but fell to Dartmouth 7-2 on Saturday. Two Alpine skiers and one Nordic skier qualified for NCAA’s this weekend after both teams completed their 2013 seasons. Women’s track and field finished second at the NYSCTC Championships and the men’s track and field team earned a fourth place finish. The women’s swim team finished eighth at the UNYSCSA Championships while the men’s team finished 12th.
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