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Class of 2018 keeps the Laker Week tradition alive with lawn games, a rock signing, and a St. Mary's River cruise. Oh, and getting their stuff moved-in. Full Article >>

Jared Ogden, former Navy SEAL and cast member of National Geographic's "Ultimate Survival Alaska" TV show, paid a visit to the Eastern Upper Peninsula to train with LSSU Public Safety officer and criminal justice students. Full Article >>

Each year, the LSSU Foundation sends out an appeal to Sault High and Loretto High alumni who may be interested in supporting this very special fund. Each year, the fund receives up to $10,000 in donations. Full Article >>

Community groups and businesses are invited to meet new LSSU students at the 12th annual Lakerpalooza on Aug. 23. The annual information and resource fair welcomes new students to the community while showing what is available to them here in the twin-Saults. Full Article >>

LSSU is dedicated to offering high quality educational experiences both on and off campus and is working with the state superintendent's office to alleviate its concerns. Full Article >>

Seven medical and nursing students from Shaoxing University, LSSU's partner university in China, are in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for a summer program that offers glimpses into American health services and culture. See the Aug. 13 television news story! Full Article >>

In establishing the scholarship, the late Sault Ste. Marie resident Larry Regan Smart and his family requested that the amount of the gift remain confidential, but LSSU Foundation staff say it will help an incredible number of students in the coming years. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State technicians have found that the invasive alien water plant in Raber Bay in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Biologists hope public education, some strategic pulling, and a yet-to-be-determined herbicide will curb the plant's impact on the Great Lakes region. Full Article >>

LSSU's math department teamed up with the Sault Area Middle School and the EUP Math and Science Center to launch the first EUP Math Teachers' Circle, which attracted almost 20 math educators from around the region. Full Article >>

Members of Lake Superior State University's Dance Company presented performances throughout the day at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan's Downtown Days. Students also sold homemade tutus as a fundraiser for the group. Full Article >>

Fifteen-month-old Richard Wasmuth IV got his first installment of Laker Spirit, thanks to a close encounter with Seamore the Sea Duck in front of Lake Superior State University's booth during Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan's Downtown Days. Full Article >>

Dozens of EMS skills were offered to students and regional first-responders during a two-week paramedic academy conducted by Lake State in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Full Article >>

Licensed practical nurse program, which graduates a class on Aug. 2, conducted safety, personal health, and first aid briefings at stations that touched on everything from treating heatstroke to putting out clothing fires. Full Article >>

New BAS Epsilon electrochemical analyzer will explore polymers that are lightweight and flexible like plastic and have unique electronic properties, which makes them useful in solar cells, organic light emitting diodes , corrosion coatings, and in thin semiconductors. Full Article >>

The thermal cycler, funded by a Streck Corporation educational grant worth thousands of dollars, plugs into a computer's USB port and does the work of older refrigerator-sized instruments in less than a quarter of the time. Full Article >>

Two marching bands from lower Michigan are slated to spend weeklong practice sessions during August at LSSU, where daytime temps average 20° cooler than downstate. Full Article >>

LSSU and community benefactor is recognized for his work in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond. Full Article >>

LSSU has been hosting charter school summer camps for more than ten years. This past summer more than 400 charter school students attended ten dedicated camps that explored 14 disciplines, part of an effort to help students realize that college is an option open to them. Full Article >>

Ground-blessing ceremony prepares site for a construction project that will renovate and expand the university’s South Hall. NEW Web gallery! Full Article >>

LSSU nursing students are appearing in training materials prepared by publishing company Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Full Article >>

Thirty-eight works of well-known local and regional artists - about one-third of the Alberta House Olive Craig Gallery permanent collection - are being featured at the Arts Center gallery through August. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's Los Angeles branch campus is off to an absolutely fabulous start. So says Helena Wollan, who's been out in the City of Angels since June working for a company that represents fashion jewelry-makers and brokers their work at trade shows. Full Article >>

Tele-health stations – two lab-based and two field-portables – relay patient vital signs as well as two-way voice and video between doctors, nurses, and EMTs anywhere in the world. Full Article >>

Physical plant workers dug out upwards of 20 trees from in front of Crawford Hall that have been killed by the emerald ash borer. LSSU plans to replace them with trees that are impervious to the invasive insect that is wiping out ash species throughout North America. Full Article >>

More than 20 high school students from Detroit, Flint, Bay City, Petoskey, Traverse City, Boyne, Ypsilanti, and Mancelona attended Lake Superior State University's inaugural summer leadership camp July 7-10, hosted by the LSSU Edventures summer camp office. Full Article >>

LSSU pivots to the Traverse City Cherry Festival parade on Saturday, July 12, beginning at 11:15 a.m. President Pleger and his wife, Teresa, will be joining LSSU alumni on a float specially designed for the event. Full Article >>

Lake Superior University's School of Nursing has launched its first honor society. The Lake Superior Nursing Honor Society will have charter status before becoming fully vested in 2016 with Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society of nursing founded in 1922. Full Article >>

LSSU's Edventures summer camp office is hosting more than 120 students from 21 LSSU-sanctioned charter schools for a weeklong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics camp that ran through July 3. Full Article >>

What better way to learn about the Atlantic salmon produced through Lake Superior State University's Aquatic Research Laboratory than getting out on the water and trying to catch one? Staffers from Michigan's Legislature had the chance to do that recently at Sault Ste. Marie. Full Article >>

Membership in the national honor society is open to juniors and seniors in business, management and administration who are in the top 20 percent of their class. Full Article >>

The fruits of their labors will be available this fall when Vol. 4 of the journal is published with poetry and prose from writers throughout North America. Meanwhile, students are still needed in internship positions for the coming academic year. Full Article >>

Summer hours are 5-8 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. Admission is free for LSSU students and staff, $3 per person for the public. The wall can be reserved off-hours by small groups for events such as birthday parties, church activities, or Scouting projects. Booking rates depend on group size. Full Article >>

Osborn descendants perused his collection at the Lake Superior State University archives. Aside from being Michigan's 27th governor, Osborn was one of the first lobbyists for a Mackinac Bridge, and was almost successful in locating the United Nations on Sugar Island, next to Sault Ste. Marie, along the US and Canada border. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's psychology department recently showcased the research results of its graduating students. Meanwhile, psychology professor H. Russell Searight joins business professor Ralf Wilhelms in China this summer as part of an exchange program with Shaoxing University. Full Article >>

The late-night stocking was the latest in more than 25 years of raising Atlantic salmon for the St. Mary's River and state of Michigan at the Lake Superior State University Aquatic Research Laboratory. With video! Full Article >>

Sault Area High School and LSSU Upward Bound student Isaiah Garcia has been named to the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, representing Michigan and nine other states. Full Article >>

The Fisherman? The VING cutter? Two friends with good ideas put their heads together to improve on some time-tested products while receiving a lot of help from LSSU along the way. Full Article >>

LSSU has launched a chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology founded in 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Full Article >>

As Tony and Melissa McLain say farewell to their campus family, Tom and Teresa Pleger prepare to embrace a new one at LSSU. Full Article >>

Two more Coast Guard members from USCG Sector Sault achieve degrees through an agreement that makes it easier for them to work on their degrees while serving their country. Full Article >>

Lovely weather aside, aspiring physicians still have to take entrance exams. NEW animated GIF! Full Article >>

The Greater Peninsula Orthopedics Lake State Classic in support of the Laker Club and the Fund for LSSU was held May 31-June 1 at Boyne Mountain Resort. The event attracted more than 110 alumni and friends of Lake Superior State. Full Article >>

Two LSSU-chartered public school academies were on campus May 29-30 for career exploration camp. LSSU's Edventures office will be welcoming eight more charter schools for science and fine arts camps through Aug. 1. Full Article >>

Students and faculty will use the VF-2 to master CNC techniques and fabricate specialized parts for industrial clients, many of which are partners with student teams on senior engineering projects. Full Article >>

Business professor Ralf Wilhelms joins psychology's Russell Searight in Shaoxing, China, this summer as part of an exchange program that started last fall when two Shaoxing University professors – in psychology and English instruction - visited classes and exchanged ideas with LSSU faculty about instructional approaches and research. Full Article >>

Adopt-a-Soldier campaign provided National Guard troops with necessary and useful items, along with some treats. Full Article >>

After a slow start to spring, LSSU grounds crews are planting annual flowers by the hundreds. More than four varieties of flowering tree - including magnolia - should be in full bloom by the weekend. Full Article >>

Fundraiser tournament is May 31 – June 1 at Boyne Mountain Resort. On top of a Sunday golf scramble, friends and alumni of Lake Superior State University will enjoy the traditional Saturday-night "Classic Bash," putting contests, plus dinner after Sunday's game. THIS WEEKEND! Full Article >>

Four legacy scholarship award endowments - three for students from specific Michigan high schools and one for anyone who wants to be a park ranger - have been established at Lake Superior State University. In total, the gifts represent a half-million dollar investment in undergraduate education at LSSU. Full Article >>

What does a 62-year-old person do who has been retired for six years as a school superintendent do in their spare time? Most would enjoy life and time with family, but then there are those who feel indebted to public education. In the case of Tony McLain, you come back as the “interim” president of Lake Superior State University. Full Article >>

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