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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Welcome to Orientation

How To Register for Orientation:

Registration is now open for Summer/Fall Orientation, please click here.

Orientation dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early for your best opportunity.

A reservation confirmation will be emailed automatically to your LSSU email account
when you complete the online reservation form.

Enrollment/Orientation Fee:

Online: The enrollment/orientation fee may be
paid online through the Bill & Payment Suite
located within My.LSSU > Anchor Access.
Both U.S. bank account transfers and credit
card (Visa / MasterCard / Discover / American
Express) are accepted.
Please note: The Enrollment Fee is
non-refundable after May 1, 2015..

Pay with Check or Money Order: Payment
can also be made by Check or Money Order
(US funds) payable "LSSU". Please include
student name, LSSU ID and the words
"Enrollment Fee" in the memo area.

Mail to:
Lake Superior State University
Orientation Office
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 USA

Tuition, Room/Board & Fees:

More information can be found here.

In addition to the standard fees listed here, your charges may also include fees for special courses, vehicle registrations, etc., not shown. View all student fees.

After attending Orientation, please complete our survey to have a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card:

Student Survey

Parent/Guest Survey

 

Congratulations to our Survey winners!

May 15th
Student-Kory, Brimley
Parent/Guest-Maureen, Harbor Springs

May 16th
Student-Skyler, Fairview
Parent/Guest-Janel, Ossineke

June 12th
Student-Mary, Sandusky
Parent/Guest-Brian, Sandusky

 

 



Orientation is required for all new students (freshman, transfers and non-traditional) attending our Sault Ste. Marie campus during the spring, summer or fall semesters. The Laker Experience is available online and will be mailed to you upon acceptance to LSSU. This guide will answer many of your questions and help you register online for orientation.

Admission to LSSU must be complete to register for and attend orientation. A reservation confirmation will be emailed automatically to your LSSU email account when you complete the online reservation form.


Need help logging into your LSSU email? Check out the YouTube video below.


Orientation Dates

Orientation is a full-day of planned events starting with morning check-in and continuing until approximately 4 p.m. Early departures cannot be accommodated, please be prepared to reschedule your orientation date should unforeseen circumstances arise.

Summer 2015
(Summer and Fall admits only)
Type of Program Reservation Closing Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Transfer Registration is closed.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Freshman Registration is closed.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Freshman
Registration is closed.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
in the Arts Center

Schedule of Events:
Student
Parent/Guest

Freshman
Registration is closed.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Transfer
Wednesday, July 15 at noon
Friday, July 17, 2015
Freshman
Wednesday, July 15 at noon

CONSTRUCTION NOTE: Please plan for delays and detours due to road construction on the Mackinac Bridge as well as on I-75 between M-28 and M-80 / South Gaines Highway near Kinross/Kincheloe.

Detour: M-28 East to M-129. M-129 South to M-80. M-80 West to South Gaines Highway. South Gaines Highway North West to I-75 and vice versa according to MDOT.

 

During orientation you will:
  • Learn important policies and procedures that will help you succeed in your academic career.
  • Learn about the numerous university services that are available to you as an LSSU student. 
  • Register for spring semester courses.
  • Have your picture taken and receive your Laker ID card.
  • Register your vehicle and receive your parking permit (if applicable).

 

Important Dates:

  • Fall Semester Tuition Due: August 15, 2015

 

 
Course Registration:
  • Academic representatives will assist you in planning and registering for fall or spring semester courses.
  • Course placement in English, reading, and mathematics is determined by your highest ACT/SAT scores,
    unless you have transfer credits for these content areas. You may challenge your course placement one time by taking LSSU's placement exams.
  • Cross-reference your ACT/SAT scores to the LSSU placement chart or use the placement calculator to determine course placement.
  • It is important to complete all exams prior to orientation.

 

Placement Exams:

Exam date/time for spring orientation is the day of Orientation. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. To take placement exams, please contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment.

Sign up for placement exams if ...

  • You want to challenge your course placement.
  • You do not have ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS® scores* or transfer credit in these content areas.

*LSSU uses the COMPASS® testing instrument for placement exams. 

Carol Boger, Director of Testing Services
906-635-2027
cboger@lssu.edu

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Competing at Graduate a Level

Brittany Currie

Third Place
Leith Nader of Lake Superior State University

2004 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Engineering Division (Mechanics and Robotics Committee)

28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Student Mechanisms Design Competition Award (Graduate Competition)

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

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