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News Digest
November 8, 2010
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SLU Contingent to Appear at 'Today' Show
Keep your eyes open and your TVs tuned to NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, November 10: The Alumni Association has arranged for an SLU contingent to be at the show – they gather at Rockefeller Plaza at 6:30 a.m., at 49th Street. Look for plenty of Scarlet & Brown and listen for their cheers!
SLU Increases Slots Available Through Yellow Ribbon Program
St. Lawrence University has increased by half the number of slots available through its participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Institutions can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses, and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.
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SLU Prof. Cowser Examines Crime & Punishment In New Book
When St. Lawrence University Professor of English Bob Cowser, Jr. was nine years old, growing up in Martin, Tennessee, his community was shaken by the disappearance of eight-year-old Cary Medlin, who had been his first-grade classmate. She was murdered, and the man convicted of the crime became the first person in 40 years to be executed in the state of Tennessee. Those events, along with an examination of all that unfolded in the interim, form the basis of Green Fields: Crime, Punishment and a Boyhood Between, by Cowser, published by the University of New Orleans Press for release November 16.
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Three At SLU Appointed To Named Professorships
Three members of the St. Lawrence University faculty have been appointed to named professorships, announced by Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Valerie Lehr.
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University Chorus To Perform 'Carmina Burana'
The scenic cantata Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, will be performed by the University Chorus on Saturday, November 13, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Students, Faculty, Alumni Present Research At Geological Society Meeting
St. Lawrence faculty, alumni and students presented research results at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, held October 31 through November 3 in Denver. Approximately 6,000 scientists attended the event.
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Two Journals Publish Work By Prof. Zhang
Two academic journals have published articles recently by Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Zhenjun Zhang.
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St. Lawrence In the News

An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "NFL's helmet problem and bank failures," ran in the Dallas Morning News on October 31; the piece originally appeared in the Freemanonline.

"The Best of Our Knowledge," a program on WAMC public radio in Albany, New York, featured a commentary, on the value of a liberal arts education, by President William L. Fox on its November 8, 2010 program.
The November 2010 issue of The Washington Diplomat includes an article about the exhibition of Inuit art at the Canadian Embassy, on loan from St. Lawrence University's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.

An interview with Kaitlyn Sullivan '12, about her Summerterm experience in Kenya, ran in the Watertown Daily Times on November 2, 2010.

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Athletics News
That Championship Weekend
What will likely go down as one of the most successful fall seasons in recent memory reached its crescendo over the weekend, as three SLU teams clinched Liberty League titles, two of them on the fields and courts of St. Lawrence and two of them guaranteeing NCAA tournament bids. Men's soccer capped an amazing 16-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory over RPI in the league title game at MacAllaster Field Saturday. The Saints, who clinched an automatic bid to the NCAAs with the league crown, needed overtime in the semifinals Wednesday to get past Hamilton, 3-2. Volleyball also hosted the conference championships and the Saints won their first-ever Liberty League title with a perfect 4-0 weekend. Football lost a tough decision at Rochester, 34-14, but captured its first Liberty League title, and the accompanying NCAA bid, with Hobart's 24-21 loss to RPI. The Saints, who close out the season next weekend at home against WPI, can do no worse than a tie with Hobart for first place, and SLU holds the head-to-head decision with the Statesmen. It will be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for St. Lawrence football since 1982. Men's hockey got its season back on track with a pair of crucial ECAC league wins, 3-0 over Cornell and 4-1 over Colgate. Women's hockey defeated Niagara 4-2.
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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.

Student Views Video:
Kitty Higgins '13 checked out what some clubs on campus have been doing this semester, in this week's installment.

Podcasts:
This week we have a recording of recent guest Speaker Aeon Skoble, who spoke on Property Rights as Human Rights.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!
Tim Akers '06, Assistant Director of Admissions
Students Sam Gradess '11, Sarah Holden '11, Teddy Nichols '11, Katie Oram '11, Ashley Robin '12 and Molly Wike '11.
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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