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News Digest
November 13, 2006

News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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Campus News
Keep your eyes on the progress of construction through the Johnson Hall of Science photo album and visit the many related news stories on our Web site about the sciences. St. Lawrence received a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation last fall to help fund science facilities construction. In order to meet the challenge, the University must raise just over $4.1 million in new gifts and pledges for the project by April 1, 2007. The new photo album was updated November 11, 2006.

Enjoy a St. Lawrence literary experience whenever you choose! Starting this month, our regular Poetry for Peace
will be edited to a 15-20 minute version and podcast for listeners to enjoy where ever you are. Listen to original poetry and works by literary icons, in many languages, with English translations. The podcast is being delivered via an RSS feed, as well as a downloadable audio file. You can subscribe to the podcast for generic podcast receivers, subscribe to the podcast for Apple's iTunes or download the episodes directly. The Poetry for Peace podcasts are a collaborative project among Associate Professor Marina Llorente, University Communications Intern Megan Bernier '07 and staffs in the Web services and University Communications departments. Read more about podcasts and enjoy the first edition.
The men's soccer team defeated Middlebury 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament Saturday, but lost to regional host New York University, 2-0, in the second round. For more on the soccer team's weekend.
And catch up on all Saints athletics by visiting the Saints homepage.
St. Lawrence University has been awarded a three-year, $30,000 Choices Program grant by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the academic years 2006-07 through 2008-09. With assistance from the grant, the University has launched a comprehensive program called "Saints Making Educated Choices." A collaborative effort of the intercollegiate athletics and recreation department, the student life division, St. Lawrence's Wellness Initiative and several student organizations, it is a campus-wide initiative to educate and influence students to avoid high-risk alcohol use and abuse.
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St. Lawrence senior Christian Ehrhardt of Manhasset, NY, not only knows how to respond to emergencies ranging from fires to terrorist bombings, he's teaching local authorities how to do it as well.
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St. Lawrence University Richard F. Brush Art Gallery Director Catherine Tedford was the juror for the Gibson Gallery's annual student "Art Attack" exhibition at SUNY Potsdam.
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Alumni News
Seward House Executive Director Peter Wisbey '86 has been appointed to the New York State Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission by Governor George Pataki. The commission, formed in February, will work in conjunction with a similar federal commission to commemorate, in 2009, the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
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What's new on the Web Site?
Enjoy St. Lawrence's Poetry for Peace events while on your commute, while you jog, at your computer. St. Lawrence's first podcasts are now available.

News Digest Archive
News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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