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News Digest
September 13, 2010
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Innovation Grants Available
Have a great idea for improving campus life? President Fox has announced a new Innovation Grants program. Recognizing that great ideas come from many sources, and that St. Lawrence's future depends upon encouraging creativity of its faculty, staff and students, most especially in the face of economic and fiscal pressures, the St. Lawrence Innovation Grants program will award up to $2,500 per project. It is intended to support new initiatives proposed by faculty, staff and students; applications will be reviewed and approved by a faculty-staff-student committee appointed by President Fox.
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Retention Progress
The number of students who apply and enroll at St. Lawrence are two important indicators of strength. In every college, students may decide for many reasons not to continue after the first year, or through to graduation. Therefore, the ways a college can retain students may also indicate institutional strength. President Fox announced today that with fall census data for enrollment now complete, the University has great results to share. Two of the best possible indicators of our institutional strength and promise, retention and graduation rates, are in top form.
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Private Gifts To St. Lawrence University Increase
St. Lawrence University's total gift income from private sources for the 2009-2010 fiscal year was $17,671,469, an increase of 24 percent over the previous year.
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Alexander String Quartet To Perform At St. Lawrence September 24
The Alexander String Quartet, St. Lawrence University's quartet-in-residence, will perform in concert on Friday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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African Musician Samite Mulondo To Perform At SLU September 24
African musician Samite Mulondo will perform in concert at St. Lawrence University on Friday, September 24, at 2 p.m. in the North Country Japanese Garden, in the courtyard of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, open to the public free of charge, will be held in the Common Room of Sykes in case of rain.
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Athletics News
Women's soccer outscored its opponents 7-0 to claim the Wellesley Tournament title Sunday. The Saints beat Simmons 5-0 Saturday and the host team 2-0 in the championship game. Tuesday the 4-1 Saints suffered their first loss of the season, 2-1 to Plattsburgh. Volleyball won the Victory Promotions Tournament at Augsbury, winning all four of its matches to run its record to 6-2. Football dropped a tough home opener, 25-14 to Norwich. Women's golf claimed the title at the St. Lawrence Invitational, led by medalist Aimee Caligiore '13. Men's golf placed third at the same event. Men's tennis went 2-1 at the Flower City Tournament. Men's soccer lost both of its games this weekend, 2-0 at Rochester and 1-0 at Geneseo.
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UPDATES
SLU Media Room
: Visit our Media Room to see past Student Views Videos and a bird's eye view of the SLU campus and North Country. Podcasts
Our student-produced podcast series has returned with a busy first week.
- Four of the Saints fall sports coaches spoke about their 2010 seasons: Women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey and men's soccer.
- Economics Professor Steve Horwitz gives a primer on Austrian Economics.
- Environmental Studies Professor Jon Rosales catches us up on his climate change research, from North Country Public Radio.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Tim Akers '06, Assistant Director of Admissions
Students Sam Gradess '11, Sarah Holden '11, Annie Hopkins '12, Teddy Nichols '11, Katie Oram '11 and Ashley Robin '12.
The Weave by Global Studies, is a public intellectual project that brings together a range of perspectives on local, national and global issues and on mainstream and independent media coverage of those issues.

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