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March 11, 2013

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Four Laurentians Win in Kenya Elections
Four St. Lawrence University alumni were elected as members of Kenya's new National Assembly during elections last week in the East African nation. Results were verified by the Electoral Commission in Kenya on March 9.
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SLU Student-Faculty Hockey Research Places Second at National Competition
A paper by Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers and James Curro, St. Lawrence Class of 2012, was runner-up from a field of more than a hundred papers in the Research Paper Competition at the 7th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, held in Boston March 1-2.
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SLU's HEOP Director Recognized for Service to the Community
Bill Short, St. Lawrence University's director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Tri-State Consortium Award for Excellence and Service to the Community.
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Johnson to be Inducted into CoSIDA Hall of Fame
Wally Johnson, the St. Lawrence University Director of Athletic Media Relations, has been chosen for induction into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame Class of 2013 this summer in Orlando, FL on June 13 during the 56th annual national convention.
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Crimmel Colloquium at SLU to Focus on Future of Liberal Arts
Gene Tobin, a program officer for the Liberal Arts Colleges Program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will give a talk, “The Future of Liberal Arts Colleges,” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, which is part of the University's Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education, is open to the public, free of charge.
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SLU Writers Series to Feature Poet Timothy Donnelly on March 21
Poet Timothy Donnelly will read from his recent work as part of the St. Lawrence University's Writers Series on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Brain Blast at SLU March 22
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week at St. Lawrence University's fifth annual Brain Blast on Friday, March 22, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Johnson Hall of Science. The event is free and open to the public and will include fun, interactive exhibitions for all ages.
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SLU to Host Bach Marathon March 23
The Fourth Annual Johann Sebastian Bach Marathon at St. Lawrence University will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 7 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. Admission to the event is free, and audience members are encouraged to come whenever they wish, for as long as they like.
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Pi Mu Epsilon Welcomes 16 New Members
St. Lawrence's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, recently welcomed 19 new members to the organization.
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St. Lawrence in the News

The Toronto Star featured Associate Professor of Mathematics Michael Schuckers and James Curro '12 in an article about their research that led to devising the NHL comprehensive statistic rating system. The story was posted on Friday, March 8.
St. Lawrence's Community-Based Learning Program was chosen as an honoree for the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club annual Expo, to be held March 22-24. The story was included in The Ogdensburg Journal on Sunday, March 3.
Professor of Gender Studies R. Danielle Egan's upcoming book, Becoming Sexual: A Critical Appraisal of the Sexualization of Girls, was chosen as Times Higher Education's 'Book of the Week' on February 28. Her book is scheduled to be released in April 2013.
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Saints Athletics

Men's Hockey Advances to ECAC Quarterfinals, Track and Field Celebrates All-Americans
The men's ice hockey team defeated Colgate 4-2 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday in a best-of-three series to clinch a spot in the ECAC Quarterfinals this weekend, where they'll play Yale. Women's track and field celebrated two All-Americans at NCAA's with Divya Biswal '15 placing second in the triple jump and Ella Martin '16 finishing 7th in the 5,000 meters. Austin Meng '15 represented the Nordic ski team and placed 30th in the 10K Classic at NCAA's, while Ashley-Kate Durham '13 finished 14th in the Slalom and Graham Scott '15 was 11 in the Giant Slalom for the Alpine ski team. The regionally-ranked women's tennis team defeated New Paltz 6-3 on Friday. Women's hockey played tough against Cornell in the ECAC Hockey semifinals, but fell to the Big Red 4-2 on Saturday. Men's lacrosse split last week, defeating Adrian 10-7 on Wednesday but falling to Nazareth 12-9 on Sunday. Softball has split its first four contests, defeating Manhattan College 4-3 but falling to Case Western Reserve 6-0, then falling to Monmouth 3-0 and coming back for a 5-2 victory against Becker. Baseball defeated Mitchell 6-0 then lost two to Gettysburg, 4-0 and 3-0. Women's lacrosse dropped its season opener to Brockport, 9-8.
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