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News Digest
July 21, 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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Campus News

halsteadClass of 2007 reports 97.4% placement rate for employment or graduate school, according to survey
One year after graduation, 97.4 percent of St. Lawrence University's Class of 2007 who responded to a survey report either being employed or in graduate school, the highest total placement rate reported since 1997.
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halsteadWomen's basketball team cumulative GPA ranks third highest among Div. III colleges
The St. Lawrence University women’s basketball extended their successes on the court to the classroom in the 2007-2008 season, as the Saints’ team cumulative grade point average (GPA) ranked them third among all Division III women’s basketball programs according to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2007-08 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll.
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halsteadLucy Hannington'08 will be VISTA volunteer on campus
St. Lawrence University Class of 2008 graduate Lucinda Hannington, of Island Pond, Vermont, will return to campus for the 2008-2009 academic year as a volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA. At St. Lawrence, she will assist in the planning and implementation of two campus-community partnerships, one directed at establishing a multimedia literacy program and one directed at coordinating services for the hungry in the area.
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halsteadDavid Tersegno'10 conducting summer research at Princeton
David Tersegno '10 is among 26 undergraduates and six high school students working with researchers in the Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) center at Princeton University this summer. Tersegno, of Auburn, NY, is a physics and mathematics major at St. Lawrence. Tersegno's work was featured July 17 on the News at Princeton Web site, which noted he is studying "a new sensor system that may further the understanding of cloud formation."
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halsteadCampus collective bargaining units and University agree to higher general wage increase
Following a revision to the salary policy for faculty and staff in 2008, the University initiated discussions with the three collective-bargaining units on campus that resulted in a higher general-wage increase (GWI) than had previously been agreed upon.
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halsteadProf. Egan named to journal's editorial board
Associate Professor of Gender Studies R. Danielle Egan has been named to the editorial board of the journal Sexuality and Culture. In addition, she will co-edit, with Gail Hawkes, a special issue on childhood sexuality. She presented the 2007 Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture at St. Lawrence on the topic "Producing Pathology through the Pedagogy of Purity: Childhood Sexuality and the Social Purity Movement."
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St. Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz is among those featured in a special three-part series on WWNY-TV Channel 7 News, called "Why Do Things Cost So Much?" Episodes focused on the rising price of food, medical care and gasoline, and all included interviews with Horwitz.


St. Lawrence University Director of Outdoor Programs Phil Royce's journey to the Rupert River in Canada, accompanied by North Country Public Radio's Adirondack Reporter Brian Mann, was featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" on July 14. The story originally aired on North Country Public Radio.
Read and listen to the story, from National Public Radio's Web site.

More Laurentians in the News

Web Site Updates and Features

Two NEW Summer blogs!
Blake Carbone'09 and Josh Johnson'10 join the blogging world as they keep you up to date with their summer internships in the admissions office. Here's an excerpt from Josh's blog:    As part of our internship we have the opportunity to attend a “Send-Off” event with the class of 2012. Blake and I recently traveled to Hamburg, NY for an event at the home of Karen & Chris Kopp ’83 and their son Rob ’08. Our excursion had all the makings of a perfect road trip. Blake and I cranked some tunes and cruised to Western New York. Blake was even sweet enough to bake some chocolate chip cookies for the ride home. (And they were delicious!)... I also remember when I first attended the event it was nice to see the familiar face of Danielle Weaver ’07, who was from my hometown area and participated in the same internship I am currently a part of. Danni and Michaela Stewart ’08 were able to give us a great student perspective at the send-off and give us hints on what to pack, ideas about campus life, classes and much more. I hope that Blake and I similarly were able to answer questions and resolve concerns for the class of 2012.

Read Blake's blog and read Josh's blog.

Tsewang Lama'10 is blogging from her internship with Schools Without Borders, and will blog when she returns home to Nepal later this summer, and through her study in China this fall. Read Tsewang's blog Hassan Raza'11 is blogging from his internship at The Chautauqua Institute, where he is part of a three-student team examining the Abrahamic religions. Read Hassan's blog

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!

NEW! Audio clips on campus map Web site! Explore our campus map and listen to our tour guides! "SLU Quick Clips" will give you the inside scoop for each building on campus. Visit the campus map.

Athletics Facilities Tour!
We've updated and enhanced the athletics facilities tour (link takes you to the Athletics home page and then you click on the photo of the tour to open a new window) Enjoy the tour!

We're on Facebook!

Network, find friends, announce events on the SLU Facebook page, which has 1,281 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and become a fan!

Have you downloaded your SLU wallpaper?
We have a collection of some of our most beautiful photographic images that can be downloaded to your computer for desktop wallpaper...a wonderful way to remember St. Lawrence every day! Check out the wallpapers!

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 400 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 NEW profiles throughout the web site.

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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