DECEMBER 2017
ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
LAKER E-FFECT
CAMPUS NEWS
 
Alumni Legacy Award
Online applications are now available for the Alumni Legacy Award. The submission deadline is March 1, 2018. This $1,000 award is designated for the child, grandchild or dependent of alumni who are Premium members of the LSSU Alumni Association. This award is a tremendous opportunity for dependents of Alumni Association members! Not yet a member? Join now so that your student is eligible!   
 
Sunrise Rotary Club partners with the LSSU Arts Center Gallery for this annual Fundraiser. Works of art are requested of artists in all forms of media on a 5 X 7 canvas...think paintings, drawings, fabric, photography and mixed media for the juried show and fundraiser on April 20, 2018.

 
 
LSSU lost two very important and influential leaders in the past few weeks. Prof. James Moody and Prof. William "Doc" Castor will be missed but their legacy lives on in the memories of the thousands of Lakers they taught.   
ALUMNI NEWS
     
 
Aaron Mize '02 was named National Chief of Hunting and Fishing for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Mize was the 2014 Paul Ripley Award recipient at LSSU.
 
 

Andrew Briggs '10 is a Fisheries Research Biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. After LSSU, Briggs earned a masters degree in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University.  
 
Share your updates with us and you will be added to the next issue of the Laker Log and our Alumni success stories featured on the Alumni website. Share your career and education updates, weddings, anniversaries, babies, military service, and awards. 
   
STUDENT KUDOS  
 
Student-Designed Recruiting Videos
Students in Prof. McCready's Business Communications class submitted videos to President Mitchell to be used for recruiting students for various programs at LSSU. Here is some of their work:   
   
January 4 - Lake State After Hours & Laker Basketball, 5pm, Bud Cooper Gym, Norris Center
 
January 6 - Laker Basketball Social, 2:30pm, Matthaei Center Room 128, Games vs. Wayne State, 1pm & 3pm, WSU Campus, Detroit, MI
 
 
January 13 - Laker Fans Tailgate, 5:30pm, Lukenda Alumni House, Basketball vs. MTU, 1 & 3 pm, Hockey vs. Ferris, 7:07pm, Norris Center
 
 
January 19 - Parks & Recreation Caucus (PARC), LSSU Campus  
   
 
January 20 - Laker Hockey Tailgate, 5pm, Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, Lakers vs. NMU game, 7pm, Marquette, MI   
 
 
January 27 - Lakers at a Detroit Pistons Game, 5pm, Little Caesars Arena  
 
 
January 27 - Check.Slash.Survive event with Laker Hockey, 5pm, game vs. BGSU at 7:07pm, Taffy Abel Arena, Norris Center 
 
February 1 -   Lake State After Hours & Laker Basketball vs. SVSU, 5pm, Cooper Gym
 
 
February 10 - Laker Basketball Social, 2:30pm, Lakers vs.
  Tiffin, 1pm & 3pm, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin, Ohio
 
 
February 17Lakers at Soo Greyhounds game, 5:30 pm,
  Pre-game Social at Solo Trattoria, game vs. Sarnia, 7:07pm,
  Essar Centre, Soo, Ont.
 
 
February 24 - Laker Tailgate & Hockey vs. Ferris, 5pm, Buffalo
  WildWings, Big Rapids, MI
 
 
February 24 - Basketball Alumni Reunion, All Day, Lakers vs. Purdue NW, 1pm& 3pm, Norris Center & Downtown Soo, MI
 
 
Save the Date for Great Lake State Weekend
November 2 & 3, 2018 
Featuring Laker hockey vs. University of Michigan
 
Check out photos from recent alumni events in Denver, Lansing, Lukenda Alumni House and at Yooper Night & Kid Rock's in the Little Caesars Arena and Lake State After Hours at HD Sports Grill in Soo, Ontario.

Get your LSSU Athletics Tickets for $1 during the After Christmas Sale.

Men's Basketball - Lakers Upset No.5 Ferris State In GLIAC Clash.

Hockey - Lakers Tie Mich Tech in Series Finale.

Women's Basketball - Fall to Ferris State at Home in Conference Action.

WRAP IT UP   
 
The LSSU Campus, including Alumni and Foundation Offices will be closed from Wed. Dec. 20 - Tues. Jan. 2, 2018. 

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Are you interested in giving a gift to LSSU this Holiday Season? Gifts received by the LSSU Foundation postmarked by December 31 will qualify for a Federal tax credit on itemized tax returns. You may also qualify for a tax credit in your state of residence. Credit card gifts by mail must reach the University by Dec. 20 to receive a charitable deduction .
      
Visit us online for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information with LSSU and to join the Alumni Association.
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Best wishes from your Alumni Association for a Holiday full of Peace and Joy and a New Year filled with Faith and Hope. 


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