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News Digest
January 8, 2007

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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:

Master Calendar of Events
St. Lawrence News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
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Construction crews have moved inside for the final stages of completing the Johnson Hall of Science.
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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 December 22, 2006.

Campus News
Staff from St. Lawrence University's Dining Services won first prize in the Potsdam Food Co-Op's 9th Annual Holiday Bake-Off contest.
The winner of the Holiday Dessert category was SLU Dining Service's Triple Latte Cheesecake. Check out the recipe! For more

Five students have been awarded internship fellowships by the career services and leadership education office.
The students are participating in internships during the break between the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. For more
The Center for International and Intercultural Studies has awarded grants for independent travel and research to six students and travel enrichment grants to six students.
The students will be completing research in other countries. For more
Alumni News
Attorney George R. Moore '70, of Andover, MA, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the New England Bar Association. Moore is a shareholder in the law firm of Devine Millimet. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Associate Professor of Global Studies John Collins was interviewed January 2 on "Democracy Now!," as part of a round-table discussion on the execution of Saddam Hussein. Collins discussed how mainstream news media in the U.S. covered the event.
An essay by John Gursky '07, of Baldwinsville, NY, giving high school students advice on preparing for and getting through admissions interviews, appeared in the "Neighbors Northeast" supplement of the Syracuse Post-Standard on December 28.
The Burlington Free Press, in Vermont, published an essay by Lindsey Wetmiller '07, of Shelburne, VT, on December 19, with advice for college students on how to survive at home during the break. More Laurentians in the News

What's new on the Web Site?

The third edition of St. Lawrence's Poetry for Peace podcast is available for your enjoyment. This month's poems are read in Spanish and English. Texts and translations are available in our companion Web site. Make poetry and St. Lawrence part of your daily life while on your commute, while you jog, at your computer. Visit our podcasts page. Poetry for Peace podcasts are a collaboration between Associate Professor Marina Llorente, the University Communications office staff and the Web Services office staff. Meg Bernier'07 is your host. The podcast Web site has all editions presented to date.

New podcast channel!
North Country Public Radio
, our National Public Radio affiliate, routinely produces features and news stories related to the university. NCPR has graciously agreed to have us include their stories in our podcast service. Visit the new channel to hear stories about:

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" by SLU Alumnus brings annual royalties revenue to the university

Giving Voice: How to do a poetry reading (featuring Piskor Professor Emeritus of English Albert Glover)

December's night sky and the solstice (featuring Associate Professor of Physics Aileen O'Donoghue)

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (featuring Professor of Religious Studies Michael Greenwald and students)

Solstice: celebrating the return of the sun (featuring several campus voices)

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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