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Longtime LSSU friend Bill Verrette presented Frank Sinatra's Rolls Royce to LSSU on June 29 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Among other things, the 1973 Silver Shadow transported Sinatra and members of his 'Rat Pack' between gigs and various social engagements in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Reno. Full Article >>

A banding crew from the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Project joined Lake Superior State University plover monitors in Grand Marais, Mich., to catch, band, and release four piping plover hatchlings from one nest. A 30-year conservation effort on the Great Lakes has swelled piping plover numbers from a historic low of just 12 nesting pairs to about 70. Full Article >>

Summer campers used LSSU's campus and lab facilities for explorations in physics, chemistry, forensic science, botany, forestry, and aquatic research. Now with Web gallery! Full Article >>

Pres. Tom Pleger has signed the 451 diplomas of LSSU's Class of 2015. This year's grads get a spiffed-up certificate with metallic embossing and anchor watermark. Graduates should see their diplomas in the mailbox starting early next week. Full Article >>

Two new drone aerial tours taken June 24 explore the construction area. Crews are installing water, sewer, and underground power; structural steel follows in July. With YouTube links! Full Article >>

Get a taste of the Sault with food, music and more at LSSU's first SummerFest, starting at noon on Saturday, June 27, on campus. Full Article >>

Contractors are meticulously inspecting about 136,500 bricks and connecting mortar as part of Lake Superior State University's R.W. Considine Hall renovation project. The brickwork dates back to when the building was an Army barracks the first half the 20th Century. Roughly 10% of the bricks are budgeted for replacement as needed. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University summer golf schoolers didn't let half an inch of rain dampen a putting competition at Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on June 18, the last of a three-day golf clinic. LSSU's golf team hosts another skills camp for kids aged 6-18 at The Crossings at Sault Ste. Marie on June 22-25 before returning to Tanglewood July 13-16. With Web gallery. Full Article >>

Find out more about the LSSU campus and the community, too, during three special tours -- June 27, July 25, and August 15. Include a college tour on your summer vacation! Full Article >>

Upcoming milestones to watch for include installing structural steel in the existing building, and pouring concrete and laying masonry block for the north and south porch additions. Full Article >>

Every member of the 2015 LSSU MCOLES academy passed their exit standard physical fitness test on June 13 and one of them set a record. Full Article >>

LSSU's Regional Outdoor Center, open for the past year to students, is now welcoming area residents and visitors. The ROC rents outdoor equipment at reasonable rates. Stop by the center, adjacent to the Shouldice Library parking lot, between 1-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and find out what it has to offer. Full Article >>

Tony Cutler left his mark on one of a dozen ceiling-support poles in 2005. Ten years later, a $13.5 million transformation of South Hall into R. W. Considine Hall is well underway. Full Article >>

Mrs. Hart's family founded the Sen. Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship at LSSU in 1976 at her husband's request, shortly before he died. The full-tuition award has benefited many students through the years. Full Article >>

A streaming Web camera now peers down from atop Crawford Hall of Science until mid-June, when the view shifts as construction on the student commons, café, and seminar rooms begins no later than early July. With walk-through video tour! Full Article >>

The exhibit is a collection of the husband-and-wife team's work, including oils, watercolors and drawings, as well as several of Ken’s sketchbooks that showcase his daily observations in pencil. Full Article >>

Alumni who go back almost 70 years have created a scholarship to help students of today that will provide financial assistance to a student majoring in any course of study while enrolled full-time at Lake Superior State University. With still gallery! Full Article >>

President Tom Pleger donned academic regalia to sweep some of the 30,000 Atlantic salmon released into the St. Mary's river in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. LSSU's quatic Research Laboratory has worked with the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources every year since 1987 to raise Atlantic salmon, which are caught by anglers in nearly all of the Great Lakes. With still gallery and video! Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University and Sault Ste. Marie's Downtown Development Authority are teaming up to offer bicycles for free day-use by anyone 18 or older through what's being called the Soo Cruiser program. Full Article >>

The "LSSU-Wisconsin Bridge" will connect LSSU with 14,000 prospective students many of whom may choose to transfer to LSSU and other colleges after completing their first two-years of studies. Full Article >>

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visited the LSSU Aquatic Research Laboratory to learn more about the research and fisheries work done there and find out what the university has planned for the lab's expansion. The lab will release approximately 40,000 young Atlantic salmon into the St. Mary's River in the near future. The fish are caught by anglers throughout the Great Lakes. Full Article >>

Panel votes to increase tuition by 2.8 percent, under a 3.2 percent cap expected to be set by the state legislature. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University students have received cash grants to develop two powerful screening techniques, one for the presence of micro plastics in aquatic food chains, the other for a hereditary condition that makes humans retain too much iron. Full Article >>

Fundraiser tournament is May 30–31 at Boyne Mountain Resort. On top of a Sunday golf scramble, friends and alumni of Lake Superior State University will enjoy the traditional "Classic Bash" and "Saturday Night Social." Full Article >>

LSSU's landmark Ryan and Easterday archway sign and its cousin at the East Gatehouse came down on May 19 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for sandblasting and repainting. Now with Web gallery! Full Article >>

Contractors are making short order on the interior of Lake Superior State University's old South Hall. Work will transition to the exterior within the next couple of weeks. When R.W. Considine Hall opens for classes in fall 2016, it will have ten state-of-the-art classrooms, three project rooms, a first-class boardroom, a bona fide business lobby, a student commons and café, student study spaces, faculty offices, and much more. Full Article >>

Ancient, which took nearly four months for fine arts senior Grace Riemer to hand forge from steel, will be on permanent display in the main lobby of Shouldice Library. Full Article >>

Learn more about a variety of accounting and business practices during this all-day conference that offers CPE credit. Full Article >>

An international simulation educator conference hosted at Lake Superior State University explored state-of-the-art medical mannequins that blink, bleed, cry, sweat and express their symptoms to healthcare workers and students just as live patients might, and respond to treatment much like live patients would. Now with a clickable Web photo gallery! Full Article >>

Over 200 kids were on campus exploring options in health studies, computer science, criminal justice, engineering, politics, and biology during a career day co-sponsored by War Memorial Hospital, Sault Area Public Schools, and the LSSU Edventures office. Now with a clickable Web photo gallery! Full Article >>

Traditional commencement-morning breakfast fetes student scholars and outstanding faculty alike. Full Article >>

Central Savings Bank announces that Lake Superior State University business student and Sault native Justin Brown has been selected for the 2015 Central Savings Bank Scholarship. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University Golden Graduates posed with President Tom Pleger for their annual commencement day photo when LSSU's venerable mascot, Seamore the Seaduck, "photobombed" the picture. Full Article >>

The 2015 collective bargaining class joins the thousands of other students who have passed through Prof. Madan Saluja's economics, bargaining, and business law courses since 1969. Full Article >>

Dean Finley taps an engineering student's milling skills for a sign that will mark the Lukenda School of Business's temporary offices in Shouldice Library until R.W. Considine Hall opens in fall 2016. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University’s Lukenda School of Business has presented its 15th Distinguished Alumni Award to Heather Verhagen, a senior manager at the Big Four international professional services networks firm Deloitte and Touche LLP, Milwaukee, Wis. Full Article >>

Some scenes, including a downloadable class panorama, from commencement day 2015. Full Article >>

Morgan State University President Dr. David Wilson told of going from a shack with no plumbing or electricity to Harvard and beyond during LSSU's 53rd annual commencement ceremony. NEW May 5: Sault Evening News story about mother, daughter graduates Audrey Hutchison and Michele Fiering. Full Article >>

In recognition of his superior skills in the classroom, the longtime biology professor was chosen to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award during Lake Superior State University’s commencement ceremony on May 2. Full Article >>

Four longtime faculty members represent many years of service to the campus and community. Full Article >>

Reception in the Lake Superior State University Arts Center gallery a opens competition, showing, and benefit cosponsored by LSSU and Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary Club. Pieces are on exhibit - and for sale - in the gallery through May. Full Article >>

Among other projects, LSSU student engineers are creating a user's manual for a state-of-the-art design and visualization software used in the robotics industry, and designing and building two robotic work cells suitable for use in an educational environment. Full Article >>

Annual ceremony includes words from Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as formal installment of Dr. Thomas Pleger as LSSU's eighth president and announcement of the recipient of the LSSU Distinguished Teaching Award. Full Article >>

This year's topics included dual studies on how Sault, Mich., can better tap its riverfront heritage and apply social media, to a critique on global efforts to combat international sex trafficking. Full Article >>

The club won first place in the core style portfolio undergraduate division during the Global Asset Management Education II Forum, beating out 154 other undergraduate and graduate teams from schools from all over the world. Full Article >>

Donation through LSSU's Foundation supports a university tree planting initiative that aims to replace trees killed by emerald ash borer and bring a greater variety of trees to campus and the community. Full Article >>

Prof. Andrea Donmyers' Nursing of Childbearing Populations class staffed nine informational tables during the 18th-annual Community Baby Shower offered by the LSSU School of Nursing and War Memorial Hospital. Full Article >>

Interior demolition formally begins renovation of old South Hall into R.W. Considine Hall, which will open for classes in fall 2016 and house LSSU's Lukenda School of Business. Now with before and after photos! Full Article >>

Rachel Rowswell and Susan Kirkman bettered teams from all over the globe during a competition at the American Marketing Association’s International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. Full Article >>

Coaches, students, faculty, friends of Laker athletics recognize excellence on the court, field, ice, and in the classroom. Full Article >>

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