Redefining the Classroom

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

CEO of Old Mission Bank to speak at Inspired Speaker Series

3:00 PM until 4:30 PM

Organization: Academics

Description: Lake Superior State University's College of Business and Engineering is hosting a lecture by David Firack, the chief executive officer of Old Mission Bank, as part of the College's Inspired Speaker Series. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in Crawford Hall, room 204. Firack's presentation will focus on the founding and growth of Old Mission Bank, and is free and open to the public. Firack, a 40-year Upper Peninsula banker who was born and raised in DeTour, Mich., played a pivotal role in launching Old Mission Bank. When the bank opened for business on Feb. 7, 2000, it had $5 million in assets. Just a year later, it had assets of $36 million, deposits of $31.7 million, and loans of $21 million, all originating in the local market area. Today, Old Mission holds more than $102 million in total assets and offers banking services through branches in Sault Ste. Marie and Pickford, Mich. Firack's 45-min. presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served following the event.

Location: Crawford Hall, room 204

Contact: David Finley

Build a Canned Food Structure - Help End Hunger

5:30 PM until 7:00 PM


Description: Campus Life invites you to help end hunger by bringing canned goods to the Quarterdeck and building a canned good structure. Grab your friends, form a team and bring your canned food to put together the best structure. The team with the best structure will get an award. Faculty, staff and students are invited, and the community is welcome, too. All of the canned food used in the buildings will be donated to the local Feeding America pantry.

Location: Walker Cisler Center Quarterdeck

Contact: David DeVillier

What's That Taste?

7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Organization: Food Service

Description: Food Service invites you to take a sample of 10-15 different tastes that will be given to contestants. Whoever can correctly guess the most tastes correctly wins prizes!

Location: Walker Cisler Center Galley

Contact: Brittany Loca

Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management

7:00 PM until 8:30 PM


Description: Physician J. Bryan Dixon will talk about managing chronic back pain during this free public program. Dixon, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, is being brought to the community by War Memorial Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, MSU and LSSU. His appearance is part of an MSU "Your Health" lecture series. In "Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management," Dixon will discuss what can be done to diagnose back pain and reduce pain and suffering for millions of Americans who suffer from it, leading to limited productivity and absenteeism at work. Dixon is a board-certified sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of the MSU College of Human Medicine's Rural Physician Training Program. He completed his residency in family medicine in Marquette, where he currently practices non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine. Appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder for two consecutive terms to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, Dixon brings his expertise and passion for improving health through exercise and physical activity to the state of Michigan.

Location: Kenneth Shouldice Library Auditorium, Rm 278

Contact: Mark Brieve

LSSU Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Classes

7:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Organization: Activities Board

Description: Join us for fitness, fun, and self-defense. Train with us in the Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won. Try a free class, anytime. LSSU students and others meet on Monday and Wednesday nights. Students are also welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during community-wide classes.

Location: Washington Elementary School

Contact: Karl Stolt

October 2013