July 2018

LSSU President Rodney  Hanley announced during the July 20th LSSU Board of Trustees meeting that, after hearing plenty of commentary about the pool from community members, the university will delay the closure, originally scheduled  for the end of July.

Memorial Fire Science Scholarship established in the memory of Justin Michael Kelly.

Time Capsule Discovered on campus opened at Sault Ste Marie's 350th Birthday Celebration. 

Superior Room

Arts Center Gallery features work of Upper Peninsula artists Cindy and Dale Wedig. 

Robotics Camp aims to boost tech careers among young women. 
was an instrumental part of the recent rescue of 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Ruengrit was a liaison and coordinator  between Navy  SEAL divers and  all dive teams, including special  forces from China, the U.S. Navy  and Australia. Ruengrit graduated from LSSU with a B.S. in computer science.    

Eric Hill, '06 , was selected as one of the NICE Community School District's Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 school year. Hill is a teacher at Westwood High School and is their Track and Field and Cross-Country Coach.
Bill Munsell 
Bill Munsell '68, was recently honored with the W.F.G. Bud Weber Citizenship Award. Bill served on the LSSU Alumni Board of Directors from 2002 to 2010. He was also recognized with the Outstanding Alumnus Award (highest award bestowed by the Alumni Association) in 2008.  

Joe Haske '99, a novelist and critic led a workshop on writing fiction with a sense of place at the Hessel School House last month. Haske is the chair of the Advisory Board for the Avery Center Writers Program. He's also a professor of English and Humanities at South Texas College.
LSSU students Mary Sonnabend and Matt Zahara have been leading technology camps in the Superior Edventures program this summer.  
Mary is majoring in computer science and mathematics. Matt is majoring in computer science. Camp sessions include making Minecraft mods, making online multiplayer games, 3D video game development, and making virtual reality experiences. "The children were all incredibly excited about making their various projects, and I saw an incredible amount of creativity. Seeing their faces light up when they finally got a feature on their game working or got to play with their mod in Minecraft was my favorite part. Several parents told me that their kids are now thinking about studying computer science when they get older." - Mary Sonnabend.  

Eight geology students presented posters at the Geological Society of America conference in Ames, Iowa during the Spring 2018 semester. Montana Kruske was recognized with the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award by the Great Lakes Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Several students were awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Professor Mary McMyne worked with students to submit artwork for the Student Art in the Legislature initiative through the Michigan Association of State Universities. The artwork of students Mikaela Matheny (painting on the right) and Anne McLeod (painting on left) were accepted by the Michigan Legislature and will be displayed in Lansing from October 2018 through September 2019. The students are invited to a reception in their honor in October. 

Two of Dr. Stephen Kolomyjec's research students, Bekka Neelis (graduated May 2018) and Heather Gregg (current student), have generated over 2.28 billion base pairs of DNA sequencing data in the form of 3.6 million clean DNA sequences for their projects looking at freshwater sponge and lichen microbiomes respectively.  
Arts Center at LSSU announces NEW 2018-19 Concerts! Visit the Arts Center website for upcoming summer movies too!

July 28 - Yooper Night at Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland game, 4:00pm pre-game gathering at Kid Rock's followed by 6:10pm Tigers game.  
August 2 -  Lake State After Hours , 4:30pm, 1668 Winery

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

September 6 -  Lake State After Hours, 5pm, Cookout outside LSSU President's Home 
November 2-3 - Save the date for  Great Lake State Weekend (Homecoming), LSSU Campus, Hockey vs. University of Michigan 
Metro Accepts Head Coaching Position at  Shattuck-St. Mary's preparatory & boarding  school in Faribault, Minnesota.

ESPN 1400's Laker Hockey Talk Returns
Bill Crawford sits down with head coach Damon Whitten to talk all things hockey heading into the season.

Hockey Talk


Women's Walk
Save the Date: Sat. Nov. 3 at 4:30pm in the Cisler Center's Superior Room. This event features appetizers, raffle baskets, grand prize cash raffle and a spirited walk through campus all in support of Laker Women's Athletics! Women's Walk is one of the premier events on campus during Great Lake State Weekend. If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets for the cash raffle or sponsoring this event, email athletics@lssu.edu for more information.

Womens Walk

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