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LSSU, Bay College streamline a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for regional students

Bay College and Lake Superior State University (LSSU) have revised a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program to make it possible for students to earn a BSN in four years. The agreement better coordinates Bay College’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and general education courses with LSSU BSN courses into a four-year program. A blended-teaching approach also uses online courses so students will only have to come to Bay’s campus once a week.
Students earn LSSU Alumni Legacy Award

Twin-Sault students earn LSSU Alumni Legacy Award

Two Lake Superior State University students whose parents attended Lake State are beneficiaries of the LSSU Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumni Legacy Award. Kye Heimonen of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Daphne Patten from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., each get a $1,000 for university expenses. Both were among a dozen applicants who submitted a 250-word essay to the selection committee.
Aquatic Research Lab lends a hand with Sault trout pond

Aquatic Research Lab lends a hand with Sault trout pond for kids

Gerome "Jerry" Kahn of Cedarbrook Trout Farm lets loose about 500 rainbow trout he trucked in on June 2 from Harrisville, Mich., to a kids' fishing pond in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The pond, open free to kids age 16 or younger with fishing licenses, is a joint effort between the Soo Area Sportsmen's Club, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, the Sault parks and recreation department, and Lake Superior State University's Aquatic Research Laboratory. Partially obscured and assisting Kahn from behind is LSSU fisheries major and ARL student employee Joseph Michael, from Holly, Mich. The pond sees action all season long, with the big event — the Connor Gorsuch Kids’ Fishing Day — coming on the last Saturday in July, drawing hundreds of participants competing for big fish and prizes. A child of legal age must accompany adults.
Helga Flower exhibit

Helga Flower exhibit is in Arts Center through July

Noted artist Helga Flower stands next to Enchantment, a piece in acrylic that is one of 60 paintings on mixed media being displayed in Lake Superior State University's Arts Center Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., through July. A native of Munich, Germany, Helga studied art in Germany, Canada, and all over the United States, She now teaches watercolor and mixed media workshops all over the United States and abroad with annual workshops in Florida and Mackinac Island. Flower maintains studios in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Clewiston, Fla. The week of July 11, Flower will conduct a watercolor workshop at the LSSU Arts Center. Gallery summer hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 2-6 p.m. Thursday.
Passion for LSSU-sourced salmon lifts Center for Freshwater Research and Education

Passion for LSSU-sourced salmon lifts Center for Freshwater Research and Education

Lake Superior State University alum Dan Laur ('76) pauses from fishing for Steelhead and Atlantic salmon in the St. Mary's rapids - which forms an international boundary between Michigan and Ontario - to present a check to LSSU Foundation Executive Director Tom Coates (right) and LSSU Aquatic Research Laboratory (ARL) Manager Roger Greil. Laur made the $15,000 gift on May 20 to the LSSU Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE).
LSSU President Tom Pleger

Is a college degree still worth it? LSSU President Tom Pleger weighs in

As a university president, I am often asked about the value of college. Recently, I had an engaging conversation with several professionals outside of the Academy about the value of a four-year degree and beyond. The conversation centered around the premise that college was too expensive for most and, consequently, the return on investment was not worth it. Unfortunately, there are many who do not fully understand the value of a university education. It is more than a good job, it is much more than earning power - it is about enrichment and opportunity.
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President Pleger shares University update

Today, public higher education is changing at an unparalleled pace. Lake State continues to be an institution that provides outstanding value and access to higher education opportunities, not only for our students, but also for the communities we serve. However, we need to look toward the future and plan accordingly to position LSSU to meet the demands of Michigan and the region’s future needs.
President Pleger testifies

President Pleger testifies about tuition waiver before House committee

Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger joined two other chief executives from Michigan universities in testifying before the state House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee on March 2. Pleger's comments stressed the new facilities improvements at LSSU (Considine Hall, Center For Freshwater Research and Education planning), infrastructure needs, and how LSSU has been coping with the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver as mandated by the state in 1976.
Building the 21st Century Economy Commission

LSSU president helps gauge economic challenges, opportunities for Michigan

Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger, standing right, moderates a question-and-answer session with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during a Building the 21st Century Economy Commission listening session held Feb. 17 in Marquette, Mich. Snyder appointed Pleger to the 23-member commission last summer with an assignment to set goals and establish metrics to measure Michigan’s economic success, identify the potential for industry growth, develop strategies to support existing industry, and make recommendations that will distinguish the state as a center for innovati