July 2019

Summer in the Soo - nothing like it! If you haven't been on campus in the summer months, consider planning a trip. It's A GREAT time to be here. We have summer classes, summer camps, summer concerts, and campus housing available at summer rates. Come visit!
Cooper Classic

Registration is still open for the annual Cooper Classic, benefiting the Lake State men's basketball program. Social events and practice rounds are scheduled for August 2-3, and a two-person scramble competition is slated for August 4 at the Sault Country Club. Details and registration.

Lake State Classic

The 30th annual Lake State Golf Classic in support of the LSSU Foundation Development Fund and Laker Athletics was held Friday, June 14th at Wild Bluff Golf Course. Including this year's net proceeds, over $620,000 has been raised in support of the University and its students. LSSU would like to thank all sponsors, companies, and individuals for their generosity and making the event a resounding success. A highlight of the event was the induction of Dr. Shane Woolever of War Memorial Hospital into the Lake State Golf Classic's "Classic Circle," designed to honor those who have supported the fundraising goals of the event and have encouraged others to do so.

EUP Internship Fair

The fair will be held Tuesday, August 27 from 2-4pm in the Superior Room, Cisler Center. If you're a local employer who is looking to hire an intern, you can also use this link to register. 

Register now for Great Lake State Weekend!

While you're at it, book your hotel soon as well! We have rooms blocked off at three local hotels; any unreserved rooms will be released as early as September 13. GLSW 2019 is October 11-12 and features:
  • Hockey at home vs. Denver - order your tickets through the GLSW site for an alumni discount
  • Volleyball at home vs. Wisconsin-Parkside and Purdue Northwest
  • Four alumni awards
  • Color run/walk
  • Planetarium shows
  • Dedication of Dr. Madan Saluja statue
  • Kid's Kollege & Kiddie Kare
  • Women's Walk
  • Laker Tailgate
  • Alumni reunions for Lukenda School of Business, Recreation Studies and Political Science grads from 1996-2001.
Derek A Smith
Laker hockey alumnus Derek A. Smith '07, was named head coach of  the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL, a team on which Derek played prior to coming to Lake State.

Laker alumni Michael Smutny '17 and his wife Cassie (Ryckman) Smutny '17 painted a basketball court complete with Laker anchor in the driveway of Cassie's dad, Doug Ryckman '78. Doug and Mike both played basketball for Lake State. 

Want to get Laker apparel and souvenirs for less?

LSSU Premium Alumni Association members receive a 15% discount on Laker attire and souvenirs at the LSSU book store. All you have to do is join the Alumni Association as a premium member - annual or lifetime - and you will receive a discount card good year-round at Barnes & Noble at LSSU. Discount not valid for textbooks.  

August 4 - Bud Cooper Memorial Golf Classic, Sault Ste.  Marie Country Club, 9:00am. Sign up to play or sponsor a hole!

August 26 - Welcome Back ice cream social for students and staff

September 5 - Lake State After Hours, Alumni House Lawn

October 11-12 - Great Lake State Weekend, LSSU Campus

October 18-19 - Laker hockey vs. U. of Michigan in Ann Arbor
October 25-26 -  Laker hockey vs. Notre Dame in South Bend
November 15-16 -  Laker hockey vs. Michigan Tech at the Taffy                                              Abel
              November 16 - Pre-game Party in the Penalty Box at Taffy Abel

Alumni and friends gathered in Detroit on Saturday, July 20 to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Before the game, attendees were invited to a pre-game Laker gathering at Kid Rock's Restaurant in Little Caesars Arena. 

Have you gotten married, received a promotion or award, earned a graduate degree or added to your family? That's newsworthy stuff! Let your Alumni Office know - we'll include your story in the next Laker LogRecognition and awards can get you featured on our alumni website. Share your update with us  or send an email to [email protected] with your information; include a link to any associated news release. Look for the next Laker Log in mid August.

Do you know someone who would like to receive the Laker E-ffect but doesn't? Would you rather receive this newsletter at a different email address? Update your email address - or share someone else's - with the alumni office.
Go, Lakers!

For the Blue & Gold,
Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick '87 - Life Member
Director of Alumni Relations

(906) 635-2831  I  [email protected]

Visit us  online  for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information  with LSSU, and to become a Premium member  of the  Alumni Association.