Lake Superior State University recently celebrated 75 years of chemistry programs and unveiled a new periodic table of elements at the Crawford Hall of Science. The periodic table is comprised of plaques with individual sponsors. Viridis sponsored the overall table, with the donation used to fund undergraduate chemistry research.

“We value our partnership with Viridis as they bring invaluable knowledge and expertise to our program, give philanthropic support that helps fund research, and offer internships and employment to our students and graduates,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, dean of the College of Science and the Environment at LSSU. “Partnerships like this are integral to achieving our goal of providing an innovative, transformative education to prepare our students for success after graduation.” Read More

Faculty, staff, and administrators at regional K-12 schools and higher education institutions are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 2023 Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference (UPTLC) to be held on May 15-16 at Lake Superior State University. The theme for the annual event is Building Bridges: Creating Pathways for Superior Success.

“The goal of the conference is that attendees take away skills and knowledge to help bridge connections to successful learning in higher education and K-12,” said Marc Boucher, director of library and academic services at LSSU. “This conference will focus on possibilities, strengths, and strategies to make the most of our work as educational professionals. We anticipate educators in Northern WI, all of the UP, and all of MI will be interested, along with Northern Ontario.” Read More.
Over $6,000 Raised for the Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund

We are excited to share that over $6,000 was raised for the Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund during the LSSU Office of Advancement Giving Tuesday "Be Superior" campaign which ran from November 29 through December 4, 2022. The initial fundraising goal had been set at $5,000

The Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund was set up in 2001 to assist under-resourced students in times of need. Financial emergencies happen, and many times when it is least expected. Many times, these funds can be the difference between staying enrolled, and leaving Lake Superior State University.

Another semester of fisheries management with Dr. Kapuscinski is in the books! Students gained experience sampling fish (and some turtles) using seines, trap nets, and gill nets in ecosystems ranging from small inland lakes to the mighty St. Mary's River. The semester wrapped up with management plan presentations for fisheries in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Congrats to those graduating this semester!

Meet the newest edition to our simulation family. Nurse Anne safely arrived November 17th and is ready to use their high-fidelity simulation to train our future nurses.

Sault Ste Marie Fire Department Shift 3 doing training with LSSU Fire Science students on November 16th, showing them the capabilities of Tower 58!

Junior Fisheries & Wildlife Management Major, Taylor Gross, is 1 of 5 Michigan college sophomore or junior level students out of 19 applicants to earn a 2022 John A. Muter Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 for engaging new audiences with Michigan’s natural resources & outdoor heritage. The scholarship, in its 5th year, is part of the programs related to the Muter Outdoor Fund, founded in 2017 to honor the late avid MI outdoorsman John Muter.
The Lake Superior State hockey program came away with three points in the CCHA standings after Ethan Langenegger's 41 saves propelled the Lakers to a 3-0 shutout victory over Upper Peninsula rival No.7 Michigan Tech on December 16, despite being outshot 41-16. Read More.
The Lake Superior State women's basketball team came away with their second straight victory after knocking off the Algoma Thunderbirds by a final score of 70-55 behind a 20-20 performance from true freshman Grace Bradford on December 17. Read More.
The Lake Superior State University men's basketball team earned a hard-fought 79-75 victory over the visiting Grand Valley State Lakers in overtime on December 3. Read More.
The Lake Superior State University track and field program competed at the Saginaw Valley State Holiday Classic. In the 60-meter dash event, senior Andrew Giddens claimed a fifth place finish with a time of 7.36 seconds, and Michael Rand finished with a time of 8.04 seconds to place eleventh. Read more.
The Lake Superior State University Athletic Department has named Matt Parker as Interim Head Coach for the men's and women's golf programs for the remainder of the 2022-23 season after the resignation of Tony Crisp, as announced by LSSU Athletic Director, Dr. Dave Diles, on Thursday. Read more.
Upcoming Events
Join your fellow Lakers for Lake Superior State University Night at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, February 11 and secure your co-branded Lakers and Red Wings hat! Each ticket sold through this special package includes a donation to the Lake Superior State University Alumni Association.
Join fellow teammates, coaches and Laker fans back at the Cooper Gym for the annual Laker Basketball Alumni Reunion Weekend! Register by February 3 and you will receive up to two FREE tickets to Saturday’s basketball games, and two FREE tickets to Friday's hockey game. For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at 906-635-2844, or email
Join your fellow Lakers for Lake Superior State University Night at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, March 19. All attendees who purchase their ticket through the LSSU specific link receives a co-branded Lakers and Pistons quarter zip jacket! A portion of the proceeds will support the Lake Superior State University Alumni Association.
Friends of Laker Hockey
Prior to a game against Michigan Tech on December 17, our Friends of Laker Hockey members got a game breakdown from Coach Damon Whitten and his staff. Coach Whitten walked through the same style of film study that the team would have received.
Friends of Laker Hockey Holiday Party
Members of Friends of Laker Hockey had the opportunity to welcome in the holidays with the Laker Hockey team and coaching staff just after Thanksgiving. This was an opportunity for some of our top Laker supporters to get to mix and mingle with the team as a thank you for their support.
Interested in learning more about the program? Reach out to Annual Fund and Athletic Development Director Andrew Rubinstein at or (906) 635-6219.
Photo of the Month
December's Photo of the Month features Brian Peppler, Kord Cernich '90, and Dave Thomas '91. Kord played on the '88 NCAA Championship team and was in town from Alaska to watch the Laker Hockey team!
LSSU Office of Advancement
The Lake Superior State University Campus and the LSSU Office of Advancement will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022 through Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Gifts received by Lake Superior State University via US mail and postmarked by December 31 will qualify for a Federal tax credit on itemized 2022 tax returns. You may also qualify for a tax credit in your state of residence. You can access a giving form here.

Credit card gifts sent by mail must reach the University by December 29 in order to receive a charitable deduction. The IRS has ruled that credit card gifts are deductible only in the year the bank processes the transaction. Otherwise, please make your credit card gift online using our secure server. Visit our website for additional information about making a gift.

Those alumni and friends who are 70 1/2 or older can take advantage of making a qualified charitable distribution that may help to reduce your taxable income. This giving opportunity can make an immediate impact on an area of LSSU that is important to you. For more information visit here.

Lake Superior State University is a recognized charity by the Canada Revenue Agency and will provide an acknowledgment as your official receipt for tax reporting purposes. For more information go to: Canada Revenue Agency.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many LSSU students have experienced significant uncertainty dealing with unanticipated costs related to getting home, food, housing and access to technology. You can join Lake State’s efforts to help students who are experiencing unforeseen challenges by donating to the Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund. With your support, we can act quickly and provide assistance that can lead to peace of mind and academic success, now and in the future. To make a gift, visit here.

From our Laker family to yours, have a safe and joyous holiday season!

*This should not be considered tax advice and you should consult with your tax advisor for specific tax advice.
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