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News Digest
March 31, 2008

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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:

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St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

Campus News
Who Do You Call When Disaster Strikes? Your Local Big-Box Stores, Not Government, According to SLU Prof
When a major disaster strikes, many rely upon the government for assistance. A new study by St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz suggests that real relief is likely to come from the local big-box chains.
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SLU Sets Presentation on Seeds of Peace
Four participants in a program called "Seeds of Peace," which is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence, will give a presentation at St. Lawrence University on Friday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the University's Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge. For more

North Country Symposium At St. Lawrence April 9
St. Lawrence University will host the 6th Annual North Country Symposium on Wednesday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eben Holden Conference Center on campus.
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Molière's Comedy 'Tartuffe' To Be Presented At St. Lawrence
, by Molière, will be performed at St. Lawrence University Wednesday through Saturday, April 2 through 5, at 8 p.m. each evening in Gulick Theatre. Admission is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Gulick Box Office, open March 31 and April 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.; 315-229-5748.
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SLU's Early Music Singers to Perform In Potsdam
The Early Music Singers at St. Lawrence University, with organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, will perform a concert of Bach's Chorales on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam. It is open to the public, free of charge.
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'God Is Not Great' Author Hitchens To Speak At SLU
Author, journalist and critic Christopher Hitchens will deliver the Kathryn Fraser Mackay '77 Memorial Lecture at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge.
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Students Volunteer Across Country For Spring Break
Volunteer groups from St. Lawrence University once again spread out to various areas of the country to help community organizations during the 2008 spring break.
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Biology Honorary Inducts 11 New Members
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary society, inducted 11 new members recently. The St. Lawrence University chapter of Beta Beta Beta was established in 1942. Beta Beta Beta formally defines itself as "an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences."
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Brad Baldwin Awarded Grant For River Study
Associate Professor of Biology Brad Baldwin has been awarded a grant by the St. Lawrence River Research and Education Fund (SLRREF), which the New York Power Authority (NYPA) established as part of its relicensing of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in 2003. The grant to Baldwin, for $18,942, was one of four awarded to projects "that will contribute to appreciation and understanding of the St. Lawrence River ecosystem," according to the authority.
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Pedro Ponce Wins Fiction Contest
Assistant Professor of English Pedro Ponce won the 2nd Annual Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition, with a story titled "Superstitions of Apartment Life."
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St. Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was quoted in a front-page story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune on March 26, about his recently published study comparing the effectiveness of federal agencies versus the private sector in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. (See News above) Horwitz was also interviewed by Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C., on March 27 about the study. News of the study has also been reported on a number of Internet blogs, including the Federal Times, National Review Online's "The Corner," and Reason magazine's "Hit and Run."

Assistant Professor of Sociology Robert Torres was quoted in a March 27 story in the New York Times, about how veganism is being marketed. Torres is the co-author the book Vegan Freak.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
Four members of the riding team advanced to the Zone Championships at the regionals hosted at St. Lawrence. Women's lacrosse extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 17-16 thriller over Geneseo, while the men won their first game, 15-6 over Oswego. Women's hockey players Annie Guay and Sabrina Harbec capped their senior years by earning all America honors for the third straight year.

While you're checking athletics news, enjoy the re-designed Athletics Web site! More Athletics news

Web Site Updates and Features

Student, faculty and alumni profiles :
Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 350 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities, and many more. Check out the March/April profiles throughout the web site.

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
The St. Lawrence motto is Fides et Veritas, which can translated from the Latin as either loyalty and integrity or, more literally, faith and truth. The St. Lawrence official seal features the motto, which is said to translate to faith and truth. If you were here in 2005-2006, you participated in St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration. We've maintained the Sesquicentennial Web site as our Tradition site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History, Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts. Check it out and become an expert on SLU!

New!! Admissions Blog:
Admissions Counselor Bridget Everley shares the insider's view of admissions in her new blog. Here's a sample: Let’s talk about all those amazing applicants!  WOW, there were a lot of you this year.  St.Lawrence had another record year in terms of the number of applications we received.  It also meant we had way more qualified applicants than we did spaces available. Did you know every student who applies to St. Lawrence has three individual people read their files?  It’s true!  That means that while I work with students from RI, CT, CA, and part of NYS I still get to read all the amazing applicants from throughout the world. With the number of applications we receive this year, this means that we did close to 1500 reads in our office. Read more.

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which has 689 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 740 friends on this social networking space).

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.

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