May 12, 2021
The 2020/21 academic year is nearly complete. Good luck to all students during finals week, and congratulations on the hard work you put in this year. Kudos to faculty and staff who worked hard all year as well, made constant adjustments, and remained focused on supporting student success.

Most of all, congratulations to all of our graduates and the LSC Class of 2021! We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you at the virtual commencement ceremony on Monday. Look for the pre-recorded commencement ceremony featuring keynote speaker Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan to be posted on lsc.edu/commencement on Monday, May 17.

Graduates: we hope you'll keep in touch with us through the LSC Alumni Association! Keep up with LSC news, hear about alumni and Foundation events, share your story with us for an alumni profile, and more. We're so #LSCproud of each and every one of you.
LSC's Spring Open House welcomes dozens of prospective students
Lake Superior College welcomed dozens of prospective students and their families to our beautiful main campus last week for the annual Spring Open House. Visitors toured classrooms and labs, checked out the recent upgrades to campus like Yellow Bike Cafe and Hawks Landing event center and student lounge, and received information tailored to their specific program interests. Thanks to the admissions team and our campus ambassadors for providing a safe, informative and welcoming experience for these prospective IceHawks! Check out the news coverage on CBS 3 and KBJR 6.
Virtual Art Show showcases more than 400 works of art, on display now
The Spring Semester Virtual Art Show is on display now at lsc.edu/VirtualArtShow, where students enrolled in LSC's popular art courses have an opportunity to display their artwork. More than 200 students submitted more than 400 impressive works of art, including digital graphic design, jewelry, digital photography, painting, drawing, watercolor, two- and three-dimensional design projects, and ceramics. Please browse the Virtual Art Show and help us celebrate these talented students' work!

Purchase summer textbooks now, sell back used books on Thursday
Summer textbooks are now available, and can be purchased online with two convenient options: ship to home or free in-store pick-up. More at lsc.edu/textbooks.

Students can also sell back used books in front of the LSC Store on Thursday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Exploration Academies and Camps are back, register by June 1
Registration is open for LSC's Career Exploration Academies and Camps 2021, with opportunities for ages 12-18. Students can assemble robots, build computers, weld and more. The camps are free and run four to five days starting June 14. Find details and registration links at lsc.edu/camps.
LSC ranked as the Best Online Community College in Minnesota
PremiumSchools.org recently ranked Lake Superior College as the Best Community College in Minnesota. Their findings are based on degree programs and offerings (50%), school standards and quality practices (25%), and the "extras" that make college easier (25%).
Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector
The State of Minnesota continues to encourage residents to sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool to help Minnesotans find when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. All state employees, who are Minnesota residents, are encouraged to sign up on the Vaccine Connector. Signing up means you will be alerted when you are eligible for vaccination, connected to resources to schedule an appointment, and provided vaccination opportunities in your area.
Add your phone. Fight COVID-19. Download the COVIDaware MN app.
Add your phone to the fight against COVID-19! COVIDaware MN notifies you if you've been exposed to COVID-19, and you can anonymously alert others if you test positive.

Learn more and download the app at covidawaremn.com.
COVID-19 Related Updates
Thank you for all you're doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While more vaccinations are made available, please know we also continue to see positive cases in our community and must remain vigilant against this virus. Please continue to mask up, wash your hands, keep your distance, get tested, stay home when you're sick, get vaccinated when you're able to and continue to do everything possible to keep yourself and others safe.
You can always stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 related info at lsc.edu/coronavirus. The Minnesota State dashboard is updated weekly and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread.


Upcoming Events and
Campus Updates


  • A textbook buy back event will take place Thursday, May 13. Stop in front of the LSC Store 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to sell your used textbooks.

  • Lake Superior College will recognize more than 800 graduates with a virtual commencement celebration that will be posted on lsc.edu/commencement on Monday, May 17. Speakers include LSC Student Senate President Jada Guthrie, Minnesota State Trustee Dawn Erlandson, and Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan.

  • Graduates of the nursing programs will be recognized in a virtual pinning ceremony on Monday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m.

  • LSC is accepting applications for the professional nursing diploma and practical nursing associate of science (AS) through Thursday, May 20 to fill remaining seats in the program. Apply at lsc.edu/ApplyToNursing.

  • Lake Superior College will offer Career Exploration Camps and Academies in June for ages 12-18. Choose from Robotics Academy, Welding Camp, Virtual Intro Computer Camp and the new Computer Aided Design/SolidWorks Camp. The deadline to register is June 1, and camps start June 14. Find dates, details and registration links at lsc.edu/camps.

  • Summer building hours officially begin on Thursday, May 20. The hours for LSC's main campus will be as follows: Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. For summer hours for other locations see Building and Service Hours.


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