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Reserve your tickets now for the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, Oct. 24, one of several events happening during Great Lake State Weekend. Full Article >>

Paramedic technology students trained on a $8,000 device, which was purchased for LSSU by a private donor who wanted to save lives and improve patient outcomes. Full Article >>

Firefighter and EMT students formed teams of three that practiced donning multilayer isolation garments. The exercise’s main goal, though, was the arduous task of cleaning and removing contaminated gear from both victims and first responders. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's ComedySportz College Team jumps the fence and goes live at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, on the LSSU Arts Center main stage. TONIGHT! Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's Rho Chi Omega sorority wants to raise at least $2,000 for Girls on the Run, which teaches young girls healthy living habits through exercise, eating well, and self-esteem. RUNS TONIGHT! Full Article >>

The troupe is selling poinsettias until Oct. 17 to benefit ensemble activities. Order arrangements through a company member, or stop by the LSSU Arts Center’s dance company office, room 218. LAST DAY TO ORDER! Full Article >>

School of Engineering showcased its programs and facilities when deans of engineering from ten universities across Michigan - including U of M, MSU, and MTU - convened on Oct. 6 at LSSU’s Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., campus for Michigan Engineering Deans meeting, the first in three years. Full Article >>

Drop the fall hoarding and head to the Lake Superior State University Arts Center gallery for a 22-work exhibition of oil and pastel paintings by local artist and LSSU adjunct professor, Heidi Finley. Full Article >>

Dr. Gerry Mooney of the Open University in Scotland will be on campus to discuss the failed campaign for Scottish independence and more at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend this free program that will also provide information for students interested in studying in Scotland. Full Article >>

Engineering professor Paul Weber’s energy systems and sustainability class received a briefing and demo from biology professor Gregory Zimmerman, who converts powdered biomass - wood, grass, weeds – into pellets that can be used for fuel. With video! Full Article >>

Ustad Shafaat Khan, master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the LSSU Arts Center auditorium. Full Article >>

Award-winning poet and writer Kim Addonizio's Sault Ste. Marie master class and public reading was part of the LSSU Visiting Writer Series, which is organized and sponsored by the LSSU English Dept. Full Article >>

LSSU is establishing a memorial tree program to honor friends or loved ones while helping to beautify the campus, which is bouncing back from the effects of the emerald ash borer. Full Article >>

First-Dogs Duke and Earl were most appreciative when President Tom Pleger and his wife, Teresa, hosted the Lake State freshmen class in their home for a barbecue. Full Article >>

Admission's annual open house attracted almost 100 prospects from all over the region for program overviews, campus tours, home athletic events, and an outdoor barbeque set to a perfect Upper Peninsula fall day. Full Article >>

The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working with the class to survey an old landfill site last used in the 1950s to see if it can accommodate expansion of an existing RV park adjacent to Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Full Article >>

Professor Gary Johnson displayed perfect aplomb as the LSSU Dance Company unleashed a surprise dance during Lake State's annual Fall Fling for prospective students on Sept. 27. Johnson was on hand to meet potential political science students and their families. Full Article >>

The public is welcome to a reading from 7-9 p.m. in the Walker Cisler Center’s Crow’s Nest as well as a master class at 2 p.m. the same day in room 305 of Crawford Hall of Science. TODAY! Full Article >>

Eight years in the making, the partnership between LSSU, Sault College and Algoma Public Health will help fill a need for public health inspectors in the north. Full Article >>

A delegation from Shaoxing University and Yuanpei College met with Lake Superior State University officials to discuss expanding student and faculty exchanges. Full Article >>

In establishing the North American tuition initiative, the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees answers calls from Michigan business and government leaders to help rebuild the state's economy. Full Article >>

Award seeks to recognize fiction authors who have portrayed the essence of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Full Article >>

Faculty, students, and staff got to test-drive Google glasses, one of more than a dozen transformational teaching technologies explored during workshops offered through the newly-launched Faculty Center for Teaching. Full Article >>

National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman speak about their ongoing three-year expedition during a talk at Lake Superior State University's new Regional Outdoor Center. They plan to deliver a signed canoe to Washington DC as a petition against types of mining that threaten the Great Lakes watershed. Full Article >>

Former LSSU President Tony McLain, who served from 2009-2014, was granted emeritus status at the LSSU Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 19. Full Article >>

Over the coming year, Prof. Steve Johnson and his colleagues will visit EUP schools, from Sault Ste. Marie in the north, to St. Ignace in the south, to as far west as Engadine, to impart the joy and utility of chemistry. Full Article >>

Student members play improvisational comedy as a sport, taking turns making up scenes, playing games and singing songs . . . all while a referee keeps things moving, calls the fouls, and takes improv suggestions shouted out by the audience before each round.NEW! Save $1 on admission via Facebook or Twitter . . . see story for details! Full Article >>

Participants can get a taste for Laker life by talking to students and professors, plus have their admission application fee waived. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University and Escanaba's Bay College are celebrating a 25-year partnership that has allowed southwestern Upper Peninsula students complete a university degree close to home. Since 1989, 642 students have graduated from LSSU through its Escanaba Regional Center. Full Article >>

Regional high school students and their parents are invited to attend the annual E.U.P. College Night on the LSSU campus, when 40 colleges and universities, and the Armed Forces, will be on hand to talk to prospective students. Thursday night, Sept. 18 Full Article >>

Muir graduated from LSSU’s pre-med program and has owned her power skating instruction firm for more than 20 years. More than 50 of her students currently play in the National Hockey League, with an equal number playing in the minor leagues. Full Article >>

Members of Price's Communication in Leadership class bettered her $1,500 pledge-challenge for an annual Alzheimer's Association Walk by $659.97, for which she agreed to get pied outside LSSU's Quarterdeck dining area at high noon. Full Article >>

Prof. Price is in the crosshairs for some crème pies after her class raised more than $1,500 in the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk. She will take the pies at high noon, Thursday, Sept. 11, in the hallway outside of LSSU's Quarterdeck dining area, located in the Cisler Center! Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University criminal justice professor Herb Henderson is proposing that a city-owned building become a dedicated training facility under the auspices of Lake State. Full Article >>

The bruin joins about a hundred other mounts that include fauna from all over the globe. The museum is named for biology professor emeritus Gilbert Gleason, whose father provided animals collected from all over Africa in the middle of the last century. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University, officials from Coast Guard Base Sector Sault, and a local family have awarded the fifth Amy Ignatowski Memorial Award to LSSU business administration-management major and Coast Guardsman Craig Edsall. Full Article >>

Members of LSSU's Ducks Unlimited chapter, the only active student chapter in Michigan, attended a national conference over the summer to improve their organization. Full Article >>

Only four schools did better than LSSU on Lansing's 2014 Educator Preparation Institution Score Report. Lake State outperformed ten other state universities, including the University of Michigan. Full Article >>

Jim Howie is a passionate woodworker whose cabinetry, framing, and sports iconography is scattered throughout Taffy Abel ice arena and the Norris Center. He has also been official Laker hockey videographer for more than 25 years. Full Article >>

The public is welcome to hear Kim Muir's inspirational story, "From Seoul to the Sault," the latest in LSSU's "BE Inspired" series sponsored by the College of Business and Engineering. The free program will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in room 204 of Crawford Hall. Full Article >>

Who can restore aquatic macroinvertebrates, plumb the depths of astrobiology, and make cocktail conversation about the Confederate flag in South Carolina? A few of the 12 new faces - plus one familiar one - who signed on this fall as faculty at Lake Superior State University. Full Article >>

The award earmarks hundreds of dollars to Sault High for lab supplies and instrumentation, and supports regular collaborative visits between LSSU and Sault High over the coming year. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University teacher interns - six elementary education students and three secondary education students – set goals for their upcoming placement into Michigan and Ontario public, charter, and parochial school classrooms. Full Article >>

Men's junior varsity basketball head coach Brandon Lokken and Laker mascot Seamore gave LSSU president Tom Pleger and his wife, Teresa, 25 gallons of pure Lake Superior ice water to send an ALS bucket challenge on its way to the Internet. WITH VIDEO! Full Article >>

The 12th-annual activities fair let the campus and Sault-area communities meet one another through table displays, food, and events. Food services catered an indoor barbeque. Full Article >>

LSSU chemistry professor Adam Mosey employs students on original research into whether unique organic molecules - called heterocycles - might be useful in modeling drug interactions. Full Article >>

Profs trained on how to engage students in using the center's five computer-controlled, wireless mannequins that do things real humans do, including bleed, blink, cry, and even deliver a baby. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's 450-plus Class of 2018 signed its Big Yellow Rock, an event that officially marks its arrival at Lake State. The Aug. 21 signing was part of Laker Week, with its picnics, concerts, and other events that welcome students to the fall semester. WITH VIDEO MASHUP! Full Article >>

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 >>

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