Redefining the Classroom

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Writing Across the Peninsula Conference

8:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Organization: Arts & Sciences

Description: LSSU presents the third annual Writing Across the Peninsula, a conference for those who teach writing and are looking for new ideas and approaches for teaching it well. This year, our two speakers will examine issues of diversity and race in the writing classroom. Dr. Kristin Arola from Washington State University will be speaking on "Rethinking Multi-modal Composition through Anishinaabe Teachings," and Prof. Julia Landsman from Minneapolis, whose recent book, "Growing Up White: A Veteran Teacher Reflects on Racism," informs her talk, will be speaking on "The Imperative of Stories: Our Students', Our Own, and Where They Converge." In addition, 10 panels of teachers and graduate students from Upper and Lower Peninsula colleges and high schools will be presenting research and projects and the conference will offer multiple opportunities for interaction and discussions with all presenters. High school faculty who attend the entire conference are eligible for 2.5 CEUs. Please review our roster of speakers and events at Registration is only $30 for full-time faculty or $20 for students, and is available online through the website. The registration fee includes the Thursday evening reception of "Food and the Arts" in the LSSU Arts Center, as well as a continental breakfast and buffet lunch on Friday.

Location: Arts Center, Walker Cisler Center

Contact: Dr. Mary Been or 906-635-2116 or

Faculty/Staff Lunch at the Quarterdeck

11:00 AM until 1:30 PM

Organization: Food Service

Description: Faculty and staff are invited to lunch at the Quarterdeck for only $3.50 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Location: Walker Cisler Center Quarterdeck

Contact: Ray

Native American Center Potluck Luncheon

12:00 PM until 2:00 PM


Description: Please join us at the Native American Center for our October potluck luncheon. Chili is our main dish - bring a dish to pass or bring your appetite, or both! Hope to see you here.

Location: Native American Center

Contact: Stephanie Sabatine, 635-6664

Student Government Meeting

8:00 PM until 9:30 PM

Organization: Student Government

Description: Student Government meets weekly to discuss ways to improve our university, develop new programs, support student groups and athletics, address concerns, and serve as the elected unified voice of Laker students.

Location: Cisler Center (Anchor or East Superior Room)

Contact: Ramsey A've

October 2012