October 1, 2007
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Family Weekend Photo Album shares a beautiful and busy weekend at St. Lawrence
Families from all over the country visited campus this weekend, enjoying beautiful weather and a great variety of campus events and programs. Check out our on-line photo album.
|SLU supports new information resource for prospective students: UCAN
St. Lawrence University is among the hundreds of institutions
supporting U-CAN, a national initiative aimed at providing comprehensive
public information to help prospective students judge the quality
of colleges and universities. For more
National academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa inducts five seniors
Lisa Romas, Elizabeth Boyd, Stephanie Walter, Isaac Noyes and Brittany Sweet were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa
national honor society on Saturday, Sept. 29. Three fellow seniors, Sarah Tersegno, Charlotta Chung and Ariel Riezenman were elected as well and will be inducted in April. For
|Congratulations to the Biology honor society new members
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary
society, recently held inductions. The St. Lawrence University
chapter of Beta Beta Beta was established in 1942. The society
formally defines itself as "an honor and professional society
for students of the biological sciences. For
|Congratulations to the Psychology honor society new members
Psi Chi, the psychology honorary
society, recently held inductions. To be eligible for the honor,
students must have an overall average of at least 3.2 and a psychology
average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four psychology
courses completed at St. Lawrence). For
|Mat Kearney in concert October 5 at SLU
Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney,
whose songs have appeared on the soundtracks of television shows "Grey's
Anatomy," "Laguna Beach," "The
Hills," "Bones," "One Tree Hill" and "The Closer," will
perform at St. Lawrence University on Friday, October 5, in Leithead Field
House. For more
|Professor Alvah to speak about her book
The Friends of Owen D. Young
and Launders Libraries at St. Lawrence University will celebrate
Assistant Professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of History Donna Alvah's
book Unofficial Ambassadors: American Military Families Overseas
and the Cold War, 1946-1965 at an event on Friday, October
5, at 4 p.m. in the Josephine Young Room of Owen D. Young Library.
Alvah will speak at the event, which is open to the public, free
of charge. For
|Higher Education Night October 2
A panel of representatives
from selective colleges will participate in a discussion session
on Tuesday, October 2, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in Room 124 of the
Augsbury Physical Education Center at St. Lawrence University,
immediately prior to the Higher Education Night event, which
is in Leithead Field House beginning at 6 p.m. For
Lawrence In the News
Assistant Professor of Sociology Robert Torres and
Director of the Language Resource Center Jenna Torres are quoted and pictured (in the University's Dana
Dining Center) in an online story for Newsweek about
vegans that was posted September 26.
An interview with
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, about how high
school students can better prepare for college-level work, aired
on the September 22 edition of "College Connection," a
program produced by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
that runs on 12 public radio stations throughout Oklahoma. Horwitz's
recent piece in Education Week, on the same topic, was cited on the "Great College Advice" Web site on September 8; the site
is a project of Montgomery Educational Consulting.
Laurentians in the News
Men's and women's Cross
Country continued the domination of Liberty League competition,
with the men winning their 13th straight league title and the
women their 6th. Football lost a tough 31-24 game against Rochester.
Men's Golf placed second at the Liberty League Tournament and
Volleyball went 3-0 in a tournament at Oswego.
For More Athletics news
Site Updates and Features
President Sullivan communicated an update on St. Lawrence's campus security and safety measures. His memo is posted to his Web site.
SLU Live! Laurentian
Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller
Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our podcasts,
our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam. We have a new podcast episode available, Associate Professor of Philosophy Laura Rediehs shares "Why I Teach."
St. Lawrence has a MySpace page!