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News Digest
May 23, 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 News and Features
St. Lawrence In the News
Saints Athletics

Campus News
Alumni Reunion Weekend May 29-June 1 At St. Lawrence
More than 1,000 graduates and guests are expected to participate in Alumni Reunion Weekend activities at
St. Lawrence University, from Thursday, May 29, through Sunday, June 1. Among the highlights of the weekend is the presentation of Alumni Citations to four outstanding graduates: Sanford Schram '71, Susan Talve '75, Barbara Philipp '75, Willie Janeway '85 and the Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award to Nellie Coakley M'85.
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2008 McNair Scholars announced
From "The Underground World of Human Trafficking" to "Composition of Non-Fiction Manuscript: Personal Memoir Examining Mother-Daughter Relationship and Familial History", the McNair Scholar research projects show the diversity of intellectual pursuit on campus. Thirteen students have been selected as McNair Scholars at St. Lawrence for the summer of 2008, enabling each to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Meet the he Scholars, their faculty mentors, and read descriptions of their projects.
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Professor Halstead has role in production
Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Halstead has a role in Pendragon Theatre's production of the play Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, which opens July 22 and runs through the end of August. The professional company is based in Saranac Lake, New York. For more
Professor Erickson participates in Apollo training led by alumnus
Chapin Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson recently participated in an Apollo Geology Training Workshop at NASA in Houston, led by Senior Scientist Dean Eppler '74. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was quoted in a May 20 story in The Christian Science Monitor, about the changing population in post-Katrina Gulf Coast communities.
Vice President for University Advancement Michael Archibald was quoted in a May 15 story in USA Today about trends in senior-class gifts; the Class of 2008 gift, of a covered bicycle garage, is also mentioned in a blog on the newspaper's Web site, about "green" gifts from classes, and on the University Business Web site.

More Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
NCAAs for three teams!
A total of six men's and women's track athletes will participate in the NCAA Division III Championships. The women's crew will be making the first appearance in the NCAA championships in school history. The women's golf team finished 15th at the NCAA tournament.

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

Web Site Updates and Features

Visit the Commencement Photo Album
for scenes of a beautiful graduation on May 18, 2008.

Visit SLULive! for our podcasts
, as well as features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam. SLU Live!

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
Olympia Brown, Theological School Class of 1863, was the first woman to be ordained a minister in America. She was one of a handful of pioneer women's suffragists who lived long enough to vote for President of the United States, in 1920. To learn more about the ordination of women in the United States, be sure to attend Rabbi Susan Talve's lecture as part of Alumni College at Reunion.

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!

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 910 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 745 friends on this social networking space).

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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