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April 1, 2013

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North Country Connections to Highlight St. Lawrence Commencement
Students, faculty, staff and guests will hear remarks from honorary degree recipients John J. O’Shea, Class of 1974, an immunologist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); economist and nonprofit board leader Roger W. Ferguson Jr.; and retired SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy at the ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m. on Creasy Commencement Commons. The University will award the North Country Citation to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
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SLU Students to Host "Kick It for Claire" Zumbathon April 13
Community Mentor student staff at St. Lawrence’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will host “Kick It for Claire” at St. Lawrence’s Newell Field House on Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m. A donation of at least $1 is encouraged in lieu of an entrance fee for the event.
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SLU Professor's New Book Reveals Different Side of Famous Author
April Twilights and Other Poems, edited by Robert Thacker, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Canadian studies and English at St. Lawrence University, was recently published by Knopf as part of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series. The letters were selected and edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis P. Stout..
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Journalist to Discuss the '99 Percent' April 3
Sheldon Richman, vice president of publications at the Future of Freedom Foundation, will give a talk titled, “The Ninety-Nine Percent Versus the One: Not as Simple as It Looks,” at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hepburn Auditorium. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Refreshments will be served.
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Bestselling Author David Shields Speaking as Part of SLU Writers Series
Author and New York Times bestseller David Shields will read from his recent work as part of the St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series on Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Professor to Speak About Reform in Turkey
Howard Eissenstat, St. Lawrence University assistant professor of history, will present “A Historic Opportunity: Amnesty’s Work on Turkey” on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the Sykes Formal Lounge. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Students Help Local Children Stay Active With Sunday Funday Event
First-year students from St. Lawrence University, in conjunction with the Center for Civic Engagement, have planned an event to promote fun and healthy living through physical and educational activities for children in the local community. Sunday Funday will take place Sunday, April 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in St. Lawrence’s Leithead Field House. The event is free and open to children ages 5-12 and their parents.
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North Country Symposium to Explore Economy, Education Links
The 11th annual North Country Symposium will be held Monday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in St. Lawrence’s Eben Holden Conference Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge, but advance registration is requested.
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Nature Up North Program Receives Grant from Thoreau Foundation
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Biology Erika Barthelmess and Erin Siracusa, Class of 2012, have received an $18,644 grant from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation to support the Nature Up North program.
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SLU Student Receives Geology Scholarship
St. Lawrence University senior Bryn Keenhold was selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Angelo Tagliacozzo Memorial Geological Scholarship, established by the Northeast Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
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SLU Poets to Read at Morley Library April 7
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of English Sarah Barber, Librarian Paul Doty and Professor Emeritus of English Albert Glover will be part of a poetry reading on Sunday April 7 at the Morley Library.
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St. Lawrence in the News

Several St. Lawrence University students headed to New York City to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts during Spring Break. Their story was featured in the Watertown Daily Times on Sunday, March 31.
St. Lawrence University was mentioned in the most recent issue of "Living Well," Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center's e-newsletter, for the abundance of plush toys that were donated after an event at a St. Lawrence men's hockey game this year.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Michael Schuckers was featured in the Watertown Daily Times on Thursday, March 28 in a story about his Fulbright award.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) featured Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jeff Rickey in their most recent bulletin, released Wednesday, March 27.
Alumnus F. King Alexander '87 was chosen to become the next chancellor and president of LSU. The release on Wednesday, March 27, announcing his appointment mentioned St. Lawrence University.
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Saints Athletics

Riding Qualifies Six for Zone Championships
The riding team qualified six individuals in seven classes at the 2013 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 2 Region 2 Regional Championship Show on Saturday, highlighted by sophomore Emily D'Alessandro winning both the regional title in open equitation over fences and open equitation on the flat. Men’s lacrosse was undefeated last week, defeated SUNY Geneseo 9-7 on Tuesday and No. 17 Union on Saturday. Women’s lacrosse went 1-2 in three games, falling to No. 19 SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday 16-7, then dropping a close game to No. 18 RPI, 7-6 in overtime on Friday, before a 15-10 victory over Skidmore on Saturday. Baseball played a doubleheader against RIT on Friday, winning 10-5 and 3-1.

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