We are pleased to share with you that this year’s Great Lake State Weekend will be held on October 15 & 16, 2021. Festivities will include the kick-off of the University’s 75th anniversary. This will be the overarching theme for the weekend.  On Friday and Saturday, we will operate a Welcome Center at Lukenda Alumni House to greet alumni and friends. There will be an array of academic open houses and the career fair on Friday afternoon.

We are excited about a new format for the Alumni Awards scheduled in the Arts Center on Friday prior to the Laker Hockey game.  The Lakers will be opening their CCHA season against the St. Thomas University Tommies, the newest addition to the CCHA, for a two-game home series.

On Saturday, join us for Admissions activities, a fun run and a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of LSSU’s Nursing Program. There will be a reunion and open house at the Superior Simulation Center. There will be five inductees into the Laker Athletic Hall of Fame this year occurring Saturday afternoon followed by the Women’s Walk for Women’s Athletics. The walk will culminate with the “Pre-gamer on the Courts” social on the outdoor tennis courts prior to Saturday night’s Laker Hockey game. 

This is an overview of the activities with more details to follow. We will be following whatever potential restrictions that may be in place at the time, if any, to ensure the safety of all participants.

The campus community looks forward to welcoming alumni, friends and potential students back to Lake State!
Lake Superior State University Names Veteran Economist Dr. Nafez Alyan Its New Vice President For Finance And Operations

Lake Superior State University has selected veteran economist Dr. Nafez Alyan as its new vice president for finance and operations/chief financial officer upon conducting an exhaustive national search. He will succeed Morrie Walworth, who is retiring on Aug. 1, 2021, after five years in the position and 30 years at LSSU. Alyan begins at LSSU on July 15, 2021. Read more.
David Jahn '90, is one of MHA's 2021 winners of its highest achievement award on June 24. David was the Commencement Speaker for the Classes of 2020 & 2021
Miranda Finch '20, moved up to the rank of police officer with the Farmington Hills Police service.
Zach Trotman, announces his retirement from the NHL at the age of 30.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced the 2021 GLIAC All-Academic & Academic Excellence Teams. 74 student-athletes from Lake Superior State achieved academic honors, including 29 on the All-Academic teams and 45 on the Academic Excellence lists. Read more.
College Central Network's new Job Agent feature makes your job search easier. When you register your College Central Network alumni account, the new Job Agent feature will automatically send you notifications when posted openings match your interests. If you don't have an account yet, contact Career Services (gnarkiewicz@lssu.edu) to get started today.
The 32nd Lake State Classic golf scramble will take place on Friday, August 6 at Wild Bluff in Brimley, Michigan. The annual event is a tremendous opportunity for the LSSU community, alumni and friends to interact, while supporting the LSSU Foundation, Laker Athletics, and other LSSU programs. 

Click the links below to view available sponsorship opportunities, and make sure to register your team early as we anticipate a full event. 

Room blocks are now available at Willabee's Motel in Brimley. Reserve by July 1, and stay just minutes from Wild Bluff. Rooms are available for $129+ tax/night for the weekend. Call (906) 248-3090 to reserve today. 

Lake State Townhouses are also available for players & friends participating in the Lake State Golf Classic. They are available from Thursday, August 5 to Saturday, August 7. The rate is $75 per night. Book yours now.

Located on the north side of campus, the townhouses enjoy the Sault’s best view of the Soo Locks and the International Bridge. Each unit contains two bedrooms, one bath, and can house four individuals. Units aren’t air conditioned.
I hope you enjoy Canada Day on Thursday and Independence Day on Sunday. A special week to celebrate two great countries.
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