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Lake State This Week for November 7, 2006

Posted: November 8th, 2006

Here's some of what's going on this week. Get more information at LSSU web calendar and LSSU news page.

Spring Semester course schedule available; online registration is this week
The spring semester course schedule is now available. To view it, log in to My.LSSU, and click on Anchor Access or Course Schedule Offerings. Both are found within the LSSU Web Services Channel. Registration information is available at: Online registration for current students begins Monday as follows:
Seniors (88+ earned credits) Monday
Juniors (56-87 earned credits) Tuesday
Sophomores (26-55 earned credits) Wednesday
Freshmen (0-25 earned credits) Thursday
Open registration begins Friday. Students may register through Jan. 22, 2007. Classes for the spring semester begin on Monday, Jan. 15.
Questions? Please contact the Registrar's Office at 906-635-2682 or 906-635-2232.

Students interested in law school should contact Carol Andary
Interested in going to law school? You should stop and talk to Prof. Carol Andary, pre-law advisor and coordinator of the Legal Studies program. Law schools do not have a required pre-law curriculum. Andary advises students about curricula or course suggestions, depending upon a student's interests and needs, and she discusses other pre-law questions such as law school admission, choosing a law school, Law School Admission Test, and more. In addition, Andary said the new pre-law minor should be considered by any student who might be thinking about law school and students might want to consider the pre-law course offered every other spring, including this spring: LAWS/POLI 222: Introduction to the Legal Profession. In it, students become familiar with how the law functions, how the legal profession has evolved, how to prepare for and apply to law school, and how law school differs from college. Students also become aware of the legal profession's demands, opportunities, options and trends. For more information, contact Andary as soon as possible,, 635-2104.

Success Seminars are back this week
If you missed the Success Seminars the first time around and are looking for some ways to become a stronger student, never fear. The Learning Center is presenting several seminars again this week. Seminars are free and last about an hour. If you have questions, please call the center at 635-2849. Here is the schedule:
3:30-4:30 p.m., Test Anxiety, Crawford 204
4 -5 p.m., Writing in APA Style, Crawford 108
5-6 p.m., Study Strategies, Crawford 108
6:30-7:30 p.m., Math Anxiety, Crawford 302

NASO, Native Center hold feast to recognize Native American Heritage Month
As part of the recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the Native American Student Organization and the Native American Center are planning to include traditional Native American foods at the monthly potluck at noon on Wednesday in the Native Center. Charla Gordon of the Sault Tribe Health Center will be on hand to speak about the importance of proper nutrition. Everyone is invited and all dishes, whether "traditional" or not, will certainly be appreciated. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Sabatine at 635-6664 or Menu so far includes: wild rice casserole, fry bread, whitefish and veggies. Bring any dish you'd care to prepare.

Lake State Elders to meet twice on campus this week
Lake State Elders will meet on campus for its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, then return at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss the results of this week's election with Prof. Rich Conboy. Both meetings will be in the Cisler Center Anchor Room. For more information, call 635-2802.

Sustainable Sault Coalition program set for Bayliss Public Library
Prof. Greg Zimmerman will be the featured speaker during a presentation on the Sustainable Sault Coalition at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Bayliss Public Library. Come share your concerns about the future of our area and your ideas for future projects. Hear an update on current projects. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Zimmerman at 635-2470, or Bayliss Public Library at 632-9331.

BlueLiners invite you to lunch on Friday
Have lunch with the Soo BlueLiners at noon on Friday in the Crow's Nest and get ready for the weekend's hockey series with Miami of Ohio.

Black Box Ensemble wraps up Incident at Thompson Slough this weekend
LSSU's Black Box Ensemble will end its presentations of Utah Poet Laureate David Lee's "Incident at Thompson Slough and Other Stories" this week. This is the third production for the newly formed ensemble. Performances continue at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and the final performance is at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Arts Center's Black Box Theatre, rm. 262. General admission is $10, student tickets are $5. Read more and see the cast at The students will take the play to the National Communications Association next week and perform it, including a showing for poet David Lee. Watch here for details on the NCA performance.

Friday is the deadline for items to be sent to Daretha Huntz in Kuwait
Cris Roll in the library is spearheading an effort to send a care package for Christmas to the Business Office's Daretha Huntz and the soldiers in her unit. (Daretha is serving in the Middle East with the National Guard. Read more at You'll find a list of things needed if you check the personal announcements on the My.LSSU portal. Deadline for accepting donations is Friday, so they may be shipped on Nov. 15. For more information, see My.LSSU or contact Cris Roll,, ext. 2817.

New version of Internet Explorer is out
Information Technology wants you to know that Microsoft is releasing the final version of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) this week. Microsoft recommends that all genuine Windows customers install this upgrade. Microsoft will distribute IE7 as a high-priority update through Automatic Updates. However, it will not install without your consent.
To learn more about the new look and feel of Internet Explorer 7, take a tour of the new application by visiting
A quick reference to new features and shortcuts is available here:
IE7 runs on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Computers at the Helpdesk have been using this application during the past few months without incident. If you are unsure of how to proceed, or have further questions about Internet Explorer 7, give the Helpdesk a call at 635-6677, or drop a line to

Focus on Bhutan is the latest exhibition in library gallery
The latest exhibition in the Shouldice Library gallery is "Focus on Bhutan," which includes photos taken by Bruce Anderson, DDS on a trip he took in 2003. The photographic display may be viewed during the library’s regular hours. Anderson, dental director for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, has been to 45 states and 32 countries. His 2003 trip to Bhutan was with National Geographic photographer, Nevada Weir. Approximately 12 photographs will be on display at the library.

United Way of Chippewa County campaign comes to campus
By participating in the United Way of Chippewa County capital campaign this year, Lake State employees get chances to win a variety of prices to be given away on Dec. 1, when the campaign wraps up. Every person who contributes receives a ticket, and every department that reaches 100% participation will receive a ticket. The first person to answer the trivia sheet correctly will receive a ticket. United Way has been helping the community for 50 years. Find out more about the LSSU portion of the campaign, or get another pledge card, by calling Stacey Swanson, 635-2381, or Bonnie Kaunisto, 635-2602.

Staff telephone directory available on My.LSSU
Need an updated two-page staff telephone directory? You'll find it on my.lssu under the "My Work" tab in the Human Resources box. If you have an error to report, please forward it to Jeanne Shibley,, Tom Pink, AND Mari Schupp,

Laker softball will help with fall clean-up
Need help with fall clean-up chores? The Laker softball team is holding its annual slave-for-a-day fundraiser that sees them go out into the community to help with everyday chores for a donation. The team members will rake leaves, clean gutters – even clean your house. Arrangements may be made for services throughout the year. For more information, contact team captain Erin Retherford, 248-408-7794, or coach Don Myers, 906-253-9541.

Rathskeller computer lab is open
Students: Need to use a computer? The Rathskeller computer lab is open on the second floor of the Cisler Center. Lab hours are 11 a.m.- midnight, Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday; noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and noon-midnight on Sunday.

There's something new on Google Scholar
Ruth Neveu from the Shouldice Library says you may have noticed recently that when you are using Google Scholar from any computer on campus there is a new link with each citation - Findit@lssu. If you are not finding the full text online, this link will bring you to the library's new Linksource online program. The Linksource program will indicate if the library has a particular journal available electronically through one of its aggregate databases, or you may search the online catalog for print subscriptions, or you may complete an interlibrary loan for the article. If you have any questions regarding this new search ability, please call the reference desk, 635-2167.

Disney, Harger, Pichot, Yang to discuss International Studies
Profs. Louann Disney, Marcel Pichot and Guidi Yang, and Provost Bruce Harger will discuss the value of an international educational experience and some of the opportunities available for LSSU students during the next university forum. Plan to join them for lunch for $5 from 11:45-12:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Crow's Nest. The program begins at 12:05 p.m.

USA Ballet to present "T'was the Night Before Christmas" Dec 1-2
USA Ballet will be in town for two performances at the Arts Center in December. A 10 a.m. Dec. 1 show for school children will be followed by a matinee at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and an evening show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, all in the Arts Center's auditorium. Tickets are $4 for the kids' event, and $5 for kids, $12 for adults for the shows on Dec. 2. Read more soon at

See more of town on the Seamore Shuttle.
Need a ride downtown? The Seamore Shuttle runs from 6-10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Catch it in front of the Cisler Center and take it out to the Business Spur and downtown Sault, Mich. Brought to you by the LSSU Housing and Residential Life Office, the shuttle is available to all LSSU students and staff.

Worksite Wellness is offering After Hours Fitness on Tuesdays. The class starts at 5:10 p.m. and will run for 45 minutes. It is a general fitness class, focusing on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Meet by the water fountain in the Student Activity Center on Tuesday if you are interested. If you are late, look for Jody Susi and join in the fun. For more information, contact Jody at 635-2624 or

Laker hockey is home this week, playing Miami of Ohio at 7:35 p.m. on Friday and 7:05 p.m. on Saturday in Taffy Abel Arena. Both games will be live on Rock 101.3 FM.

Catch the Laker Hockey Show on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. on WSOO 1230 AM. The show, which features interviews with Coach Jim Roque, Laker players and others, takes place at Moloney's Alley with WSOO host John Bell. Stop by Moloney's Alley on West Portage Avenue to hear it or tune in to WSOO.

Find more sports at Laker Athletics.

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