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News Digest
March 7, 2005 -
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Campus Events
Former United States Senator Max Cleland, who represented Georgia from 1997 to 2003, will speak and answer questions at a forum to be held on Monday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, sponsored by the student organization St. Lawrence University Democrats, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Following their successful tour of New Orleans, Louisiana, during spring break, St. Lawrence University's Laurentian Singers will give a home concert on Wednesday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus. The performance is open to the public, free of charge.
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The Japan Girls Nite U.S. Tour 2005, a performance by four all-girl rock groups from Japan, will be at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, March 23, in the Underground, Noble University Center. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the performance, open to the public, free of charge, begins at 9:30 p.m.
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The Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries at St. Lawrence University will celebrate the publication of Associate Professor of English Natalia Rachel Singer's book Scraping By in the Big Eighties (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) with a public reception on Friday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library. Singer will speak at the event, which is open to the public, free of charge.
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Alumni News
The gift of a sewing machine inspired a radical career change for former health law attorney Kelly L. Marriott Elizondo '97, owner of Sara Langley Designs, LLC, in Rome, New York.
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A St. Lawrence graduate and college basketball coach has written a guide to coaching that Syracuse University Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim describes as a "benefit to coaches both young and old."
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Tracey Cross-Baker '90, associate director of career services at Ithaca College, has been elected president of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State, Inc.(CSPA).
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As the first anniversary of bombings that ripped through Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 2004 approaches, a St. Lawrence University senior who conducted interviews with persons affected has launched a Web site detailing the devastating aftermath.
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St. Lawrence Faculty In The News
Prime Minister Paul Martin's announcement that Canada will not join the U.S. in ballistic missile defense, along with the start of the term of Frank McKenna, Canada's new ambassador to the U.S., brought commentary in the news media from Professor of Canadian Studies Joseph Jockel March 1. Jockel's comments about the controversy were quoted in a story that ran on the CanWest news wire, and appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader-Post (Saskatchewan) and National Post.