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News Digest
April 9, 2007


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Campus News

SLU FACULTY APPOINTED TO ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS
Two faculty members at St. Lawrence University have been appointed to key administrative posts: Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine A. Crosby-Currie has been named associate dean of the first year, effective July 15, and Associate Professor of English Margaret Kent Bass has been named associate dean of the University's new Center for Diversity and Social Justice, for a three-year term beginning July 1. Both will continue to teach classes, in addition to their administrative duties. For more
SLU STUDENTS WIN '100 PROJECTS FOR PEACE' GRANTS
The Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program has announced that students from 65 colleges and universities, including St. Lawrence, will receive funding to undertake their proposed projects. Philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, established the new program with a donation of one million dollars so that each of the projects will receive $10,000. The objective of the program is to encourage and support motivated youth to create and implement their ideas for building peace throughout the world in the 21st century. For more
MILITARY FAMILIES FOCUS OF SLU PROF'S NEW BOOK
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of History and Vilas Chair Donna Alvah has written a new book about the role that American military families played as ambassadors abroad during the Cold War years. For more
ANDRE COUTURE ELECTED SLU TRUSTEE
Montreal business executive Andre Couture, a 1982 graduate of St. Lawrence University, has been elected to the University's Board of Trustees, for a six-year term beginning July 1. Couture is the chairman of Sanimax, an international company that creates environmentally responsible solutions for the food and agribusiness industries. For more
PAIGE MCKNIGHT '08 WINS REGIONAL LIBRARY AWARD
Paige McKnight '08, of Chase Mills, has received the Outstanding Student Employee award from the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN). McKnight, a graduate of Madrid-Waddington High School, was nominated for the award by Owen D. Young Library staff members Patti Pearson, Joan Larsen and Robin Hutchinson. For more
KIRK DOUGLAS '39 PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Kirk Douglas '39 is the author of a newly published memoir, Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning, from Wiley & Sons, Inc. For more
Campus Events

NORTH COUNTRY SYMPOSIUM AT SLU APRIL 24
St. Lawrence University will host the 5th Annual North Country Symposium on Education, Environment, and Economic Vitality on Tuesday, April 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center on campus. The North Country Symposium is a project of the University's Canton Initiative and is sponsored by the University's Ellen C. Burt '42 Endowment. Participation by regional government, business, education, planning and environmental organizations is welcome. For more
CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM CALCUTTA IN CONCERT AT ST. LAWRENCE
A concert of classical music from Calcutta, India, featuring Sima Burman (voice) and Sandip Burman (tabla) will be performed on Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more
SLU HOSTS FREE SCREENING OF 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' IN CANTON
A free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary on global warming An Inconvenient Truth will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the American Theater in Canton. The screening is open to all. For more
CLIMATE CHANGE IS TOPIC FOR MACKAY LECTURE AT SLU
"The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change" is the topic for the 2007 Kathryn Fraser Mackay Memorial Lecture at St. Lawrence University, by Dale Jamieson, professor of environmental studies and philosophy at New York University. The lecture, is on Monday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden on the St. Lawrence campus.For more
WORKS FROM AMERICAN OPERETTA PERFORMED BY UNVERSITY CHORUS
The University Chorus will present American Operetta, a review of choruses from turn-of-the-century musical theater, on Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., in Gulick Theater at St. Lawrence University.For more
TRAVELOGUE ON PERU PRESENTED AT ST. LAWRENCE
St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program Associate Director Sarah Councell will give a presentation called "Peru Wanderings: A Journey into Modern and Pre-Columbian Peru" on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center on campus.For more

St. Lawrence In the News
St. Lawrence University's endorsement of a Code of Conduct regarding student loans was noted in a number of stories in the national news media on April 3 and 4; among those including the University as signatories of the agreement were the national Associated Press newswire, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. More Laurentians in the News

Athletics News
Senior Jessica Campbell won the Zone II Championship in Novice Equitation on the Flat and will join Dorothy Douglas and Brittan White as Saint representatives at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship Show in May. The No. 12 St. Lawrence University men’s lacrosse team pulled out a hard-earned win against Liberty League foe Hamilton College. Drew Bagnall added 1st team All America to his list of senior honors and was named national Defenseman of the Year by the editors of Inside College Hockey, earning first team All America honors from INCH as well. More Athletics News

Web Site Updates

Podcasts Update: Visit our Podcasts page to download a feature on last weekend's campus performance of Spinning into Butter. You can subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each podcast episode at your convenience.

Seniors: Visit the Commencement site to plan for graduation. You now can register on-line for the Senior Dinner Dance!

Student Blogs: "Beijing was amazing!  We packed a lot into the weekend but it was totally worth it.  The four of us left on Thursday night by train.  We all stayed in the same cabin so there were two bunk beds and a table in the middle of the cabin.  We arrived in Beijing on Friday morning around 7am...." This April 1 post from Michaela Stewart '08 is just one of the six blogs you can read every week by St. Lawrence students on campus and abroad. Visit our Blogs.



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