LSSU Presidential Search Update
Lake Superior State University's Presidential Search Committee has been hard at work. They started with over 60 applicants last fall, narrowed the list over Christmas break, and brought the top four candidates to campus for extensive interviews the past two weeks. The trustees will review the responses from all constituencies (students, faculty, staff, alumni and community and tribal leaders) and select the next president, ideally at the Board of Trustee meeting on March 16, 2018. Watch for an exciting announcement later in March!

Academic Forgiveness (Amnesty) Policy has been created at LSSU, which
  gives a now mature adult a one-time only opportunity to remove failing grades from semester(s) which occurred three or more years ago, so that the returners can start with a clean slate. 
Pres. Mitchell readies on snowmobile

Career Services offices moved to the main floor of Shouldice Library to highlight LSSU's focus on providing a career-ready graduate in a variety of professional programs. Career Services is located in the space vacated by Cappuccino Corner.

Board Honors Outgoing Trustee Doug Bovin For Eight Years Of Service

Trustee Bovin honored at Board meeting
The EUP Early College Program has enabled more than 50 high school sophomores and juniors from across the Eastern Upper Peninsula to enroll in LSSU's USEM101 Univ ersity Seminar: Foundations for Success. This first-year seminar course is a required first step for students who are interested in applying for the first cohort of EUP Early College Program. The seminar is taught by LSSU faculty online and in person at both their high schools and LSSU's campus. Students who successfully complete the seminar will be able to complete courses that meet both their high school graduation requirements and as much as an associate's degree. This program is focused on broadening college access to all learners in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

It's time to submit nominations for the annual LSSU Distinguished Teaching Award! All students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to nominate one or more LSSU professors for this award. The deadline for nominations is March 2. 

Departmental Newsletters
Paul Jerrard '87 was recently featured in a Sportsnet article on his journey in coaching in the NHL. Jerrard is Assistant Coach with the Calgary Flames.

David Rintoul '83
-   was named President and CEO of GrafTech International.  

Patti Wenglikowski '10 of the EUPISD Consortium Technical Services Group, received the Technician of the Quarter Award for outstanding services to EUP Schools.


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. 
LSSU Athletic Training junior Austin Hawks received a Civilian Lifesaving citation from the city of Alpena for performing CPR on a man who was having a heart attack and ultimately survived. 
The LSSU Athletic Training Program was presented with the Outstanding Education Award by Special Olympics Michigan at the Hall of Fame banquet for their continued volunteer service to the organization. Athletic Training's team of junior Austin Hawks and seniors Jonathan McBain and Taylor Shann also won the Michigan Athletic Training Society's Annual Quiz BowlCompetition earning them the right to represent Michigan at the regional competition held at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association

Senior Chantelle Adkins
performed the solo play, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, by LSSU Prof. Ginna Hoben. Adkins commanded the stage for 75 minutes, as 10 different characters in a romantic comedy with an alternative happily-ever-after. This semester, LSSU presents Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Prof. Hoben: "The true story of a 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries. " You can see this play until Feb. 24 in the Arts Center.

Dr. Mary Reynolds-Keegan's Nursing of Populations Class was highlighted in Michigan Higher Ed Network for conducting a "non-traditional health fair" educating University students in a "simulated party environment" and called it Project LSSU. Students learned about Title IX issues such as alcohol metabolism and by-stander training, while having fun playing party games such as beer pong, flip cup, euchre, drunk goggles, photo booth and more. Over 425 students attended the event and outcome data showed learning objectives were met with high student satisfaction.   
Yuki Miura
Tony Mongene
Engineering student, Tony Mongene was inspired by LSSU's engineering curriculum to pursue entrepreneurship. Currently a senior at LSSU, Tony began to build upon what he'd learned during his Freshman year and invested in a CNC milling machine. He taught himself to use the machine in order to manufacture pistol grips and founded his first business, Triceratops Customs, LLC. Since then he's been able to quit his part time job, and start another business, Arete Laboratories, LLC. He plans to continue building his business after graduation.
February 24 - Laker Tailgate & Hockey vs. Ferris, 5pm, Applebee's, Big Rapids, MI
February 24 - Basketball Alumni Reunion, All Day, Lakers vs. Purdue NW, 1pm & 3pm, Norris Center & Downtown Soo, MI
March 23 - 48th Annual Snowman Burning, Noon, Cisler Plaza   
Ma rch 23Grad Fair, 9am to 2pm, Barnes & Noble at LSSU   

April 20 - 5 x 7 Art Show, works of art are now being requested of artists in all forms of media, reception from 6-8pm, LSSU Arts Center Gallery
May 4-5 - Golden Grad Reunion, If you attended the Sault Branch of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology 50 or more years ago (1968 or earlier) you are invited to return to campus for this Reunion! 

June 28-29 - Lake State Classic, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI

July 28
- Lakers Outing at Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland, Comerica Park

August 5 - Bud Cooper Memorial Classic, Sault Ste. Marie Country Club, SSM, MI

No vember 2-3 - Save the date for  Great Lake State Weekend 2018!, LSSU Campus & Hockey vs. U of M, 7:07pm
Lakers Shutout Bemidji State for First Series Sweep
Men's Laker Hockey
Men's Laker Basketball Edge Michigan Tech in overtime 


LSSU fans, alumni, and friends can display their Laker pride with the LSSU affinity license plate. The Michigan Secretary of State's Office offers specialty fund-raising license plates, including state-supported universities. $25 from the sale of each license plate goes to Lake Superior State University. Proceeds fund the LSSU Alumni Legacy Award and various alumni programs and services.

FREE license plates are issued to all Premium members of the LSSU Alumni Association and new grads, JOIN NOW to get yours in the mail! Laker Fans living outside of Michigan can get a Laker affinity collector plate to show their Laker Pride! Email alumnirelations@lssu.edu to order an affinity plate.

Laker plates are available at any time - there is no need to wait until your plate renewal date. They are FREE for members of the LSSU Alumni Association or $35 for non-members.

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