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News Digest
July 28, 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
Kirk & Anne Douglas Add $1 Million To Scholarship At St. Lawrence
Film legend Kirk Douglas, St. Lawrence University Class of 1939, and his wife, Anne, have enhanced the scholarship fund at the University created by them in 1999, with an additional gift of $1 million, provided through the Douglas Foundation.
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Students Complete Adirondack Stewardship Training
Two St. Lawrence students, Ryan Littlefield '10 and Peter Tucker '09, were among the seven undergraduates from four colleges who participated in an intensive four-day Adirondack Park Stewardship Training program through the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks.
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Prof. Caldwell Writes Novel
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Roy C. Caldwell has written a novel, The Springfield Story, published in April 2008 by Authorhouse. It is described as "a short satirical novel, loosely inspired by the first chapters of Candide."
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Alumni News
Richard Baltz '74 Named Veterans Health Care Center Director
Richard J. Baltz '74 has been appointed director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Audie L. Murphy Division, Kerrville Division, South Texas VA Health Care Center at Harlingen and the Satellite Clinic Division, which includes six clinics.
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St. Lawrence in the News

  • St. Lawrence University was named a Catalyst for Change in an article in the July 27 New York Times Education Life supplement, which listed seven colleges whose sustainability efforts are admirable. St. Lawrence, Dartmouth, Brown and M.I.T. are among the other colleges cited. UNPLUGGING: In a program begun last fall by the student government, dorm rooms at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., are graded for greenness – number of appliances plugged in, computer energy settings, recycling facilities, lighting and water use. On a scale of 0 to 95, most rooms score 38 to 56, with appliances and electronics the most common villains. High scorers, -- above 70 – get green stars on their doors; low scorers get suggestions on how to do better.

  • Kirk Douglas'39's recent $1 million gift to St. Lawrence is receiving national attention, including a story in the Sunday, July 27, New York Daily News.

  • Jon Cardinal'08 has an essay on patriotism published in the Saturday, July 26 Watertown Daily Times.

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 Blake's blog:  So it's 3:10pm on a beautiful Friday afternoon with only an hour and fifty minutes left until THE WEEKEND!  Ever since July 12th we have been working Saturdays and this just so happens to be my first Saturday off. What to do, what to do...? Well, actually now that you've asked I have decided to treat myself by taking a trip to Montreal so I can see a few friends from school.  Here I will go out to dinner, visit 'Old Montreal' where French can be heard around every corner, possibly play some pick up hockey and of course visit a few dance floors awaiting my American arrival.

Read Blake's blog and read Josh'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 1,320 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!

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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