September 23, 2020
Week 5 of Fall Semester 2020
Generous food donation to benefit LSC students experiencing economic hardship
THANK YOU Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union!
The local Affinity Plus team generously donated much-needed groceries for the LSC Food Shelf early Monday morning. This will help a lot of students, especially because of the economic hardship caused by COVID-19! There continues to be an increasing number of students using the food shelf and/or requesting financial assistance from the LSC Foundation. We're here to help but we need your help in order to better support our students. Any and all donations are appreciated. Financial contributions can be made online and food items can be dropped off in the Student Life area. Thank you!
LSC's Medical Assisting program awarded continuing accreditation
Congratulations to LSC's Medical Assisting program, which was recently awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
 Lake Superior College In The News
Memorial scholarship to honor Tony Makela
The LSC Foundation is partnering with Northwood Children's Services to offer the Anthony Makela Memorial Scholarship, as a way to honor and continue Tony’s passion and commitment to serving youth throughout the Northland. Full story on KBJR and CBS3.
LSC Clay Target team adjusts to COVID to defend 3X division title
The LSC Clay Target team will be competing in all virtual shoots this fall, meaning they will shoot in Proctor while their opponents will shoot at their respective schools. The IceHawks have won the past three Minnesota College Athletic Conference North Division Championships. Full story on Fox21.
  • LSC makes case numbers public through database on Fox21.

  • LSC’s licensed practical nurse program ranked among the Top Ten LPN Programs in the State of Minnesota in the Duluth News Tribune

COVID-19 Related Updates
Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 related information by visiting, as well as reading through LSC's Preparedness Plan.

Minnesota State has developed a dashboard for reporting the COVID-19 case data that is impacting the colleges, universities, and the system office. The dashboard is updated weekly and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread and aid campus leadership decision making.

Upcoming Events and
Campus Updates

  • A drive-thru book-signing event will take place on Thursday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at the Lake Superior College lower parking lot. LSC communications faculty Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl will be signing copies of their new book, The Science of Steven King. For $15, you'll receive a signed copy of the book, a Steven King-themed cupcake from How Sweet It Is bakery, and a Steven King-themed balloon. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lake Superior College Foundation.

  • The Eco-Entrepreneurship Department will sell fresh produce every Thursday, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., in the LSC Commons.

  • Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit questions for Mayor Emily Larson's Student Success Day keynote address. Student Success Day is Wednesday, September 30.

  • On the Move: Office moves continue to be underway. President Rogers and Vice President Finlayson moved their offices from the 2nd floor of the the S building to the 2nd floor of the L Building. The Human Resources team will also be moving into the updated office area where CECT had been located. CECT is now primarily located at ERTC, along with an office in the Advancement and External Relations area (formerly the President's Suite) which also now hosts Admissions and Athletics, in addition to marketing, public relations and the LSC Foundation.

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Also, please remember to complete the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment each day you plan on being on campus. Thank you!
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