September 22, 2021
Way to go, IceHawks! LSC Cyclists Start Season by Taking 1st and 3rd Place in Wildwood, Missouri
The LSC Cycling Team had a very impressive showing at Lindenwood University in Wildwood, Missouri to start their season. Tate Smith won his class (Category B) in the downhill race. Austin Hudyma was third in his class (Category C) in the downhill race.

The team will hit the road again this weekend to compete at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. See the full LSC Cycling schedule.
Lake Superior College's Cybersecurity Associate Degree Ranked Fifth Best in Nation
Lake Superior College's online network administration and cybersecurity AAS degree has been ranked among the Top 10 Online Cyber Security Associate Degrees for 2022, by Security Degree Hub. LSC's program has been ranked the fifth best in the nation.

To learn more about the rankings, you can check out the full story. #LSCproud
Student Success Day One Week Away
Student Success Day is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 29. It's a day when LSC students get the day off from regular classes to attend sessions in a conference-style format featuring topics like career options, personal success, wellness and more.

Keynote speaker John Kriesel, Army veteran and author of "Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel," will speak at 11:00 a.m. in the LSC Commons.

Thanks to all the faculty and staff who work together to make this day possible. For the complete up-to-date schedule and session details, visit
More About Keynote Speaker John Kriesel
John Kriesel will deliver the keynote at Student Success Day, 11:00 a.m. in the LSC Commons. All are invited to attend. This is an inspiring story you won't want to miss!

While serving in the Army in Iraq, John Kriesel survived a roadside bombing that claimed his legs and two buddies. He went on to serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives and write "Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel." Today he is director of veterans' services for a county in suburban Minneapolis and a part-time personality on KFAN Radio. He regularly shares his powerful message of hope and the value of a positive attitude to overcome any challenge. His story will leave you inspired.
COVID-19 Related Updates
Mask Up and Take the Shot, IceHawks!

Safety remains our highest priority. Masks/face covering continue to be required inside all public spaces on all Lake Superior College campus locations, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccinations: Minnesota State is following the guidance from the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health on vaccinations of our students and employees. An all employee email went out today, September 8, and is also available on the website.

All state workers, including all LSC employees, must either be fully vaccinated or be tested for COVID every week. Employees are able to find additional information on available vaccines at While students are not currently required to be vaccinated (with exceptions in some programs, including some healthcare programs), we are strongly encouraging all students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The most effective way we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and avoid further restrictions as we move forward is to get vaccinated as soon as possible, if you’re not already. For more information on this and how to find a vaccine location, please visit

$100 Vaccination Incentive Scholarship

Lake Superior College is now offering a $100 scholarship incentive for those who receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Must be an enrolled LSC student, regardless of your home address. 100% online students are eligible.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (two shots for Pfizer and Moderna, one for Johnson) on or after August 1, 2021.
  • Must provide proof of full vaccination.
  • Sorry, PSEO students are not eligible.

The scholarship is disbursed through the financial aid process. To claim your $100 scholarship, provide your student ID and proof of vaccination by:

  1. Stopping in the financial aid office on the main campus in Student Services S105 or S107. Please note: International students will also provide a substitute W-9 form as required under federal tax law.
  2. Emailing financial aid at:
  • Provide your student ID. NOTE: International students will also provide a substitute W-9 form as required under federal tax law.
  • Take an image of your proof of vaccination.
  • Send it in to

For more information and to continue to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 related info, please visit:

Upcoming Events and
Campus Updates

  • Applications for Professional Nursing AS and Professional Nursing - LPN Track AS will be accepted through September 22. Apply online.

  • Handshake is Lake Superior College's online job board and career management platform that connects students to employers and vice versa. Find great opportunities to network, attend or host career fairs, and post/review resumes and jobs. Students and employers can learn how to get started by visiting Career Services.

  • Please consider being part of the Bandana Project and attend training to become a mental health advocate at Lake Superior College. You will be a safe place for someone to talk to who may be struggling. Several one-hour training date/time options are still available. Upon completion of the training you'll receive a green bandana; it is intended to identify those who are in possession of resources that can help, and it signifies an unspoken solidarity with those struggling.

  • No soccer game tonight! LSC Soccer was scheduled to host Anoka-Ramsey Community College at Egerdahl Field in Proctor today, Wednesday, September 22, but we just received word from Anoka- Ramsey that they will have to cancel today and hopefully reschedule the visit in October. Many teams throughout the league are dealing with constantly changing schedules during this unique and challenging year, so we ask our fans to continue to be patient and double check schedules prior to heading out to cheer on our IceHawks, especially in soccer. The LSC Cycling team will head to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky for a competition this weekend, September 25 and 26. You can view updated men's and women's soccer schedules, the updated cycling schedule and the updated LSC Coed Clay Target roster all at Go IceHawks!

  • Affinity Plus Credit Union will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, September 23 beginning at at 10:30 a.m., with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. All are welcome to stop by to check out the beautiful new space and join us in thanking Affinity Plus for being such an outstanding community partner with LSC and the LSC Foundation.

  • Student Success Day is Wednesday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attend sessions that will help you continue to succeed in academics and life. Keynote speaker is Iraq War Veteran John Kriesel who will share his inspirational story in the LSC Commons at 11:00 a.m. Find the up-to-date session schedule and read more about John Kriesel at

  • Renowned horror film experts and authors Kelly Florence (LSC communications faculty) and Meg Hafdahl will discuss their latest book, The Science of Serial Killers, Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m., at the Erickson Library. Books will be available for purchase as well.

  • All students, faculty and staff, lock down your login to protect your information and the keep the college safe by enrolling in Multi-Factor Authentication by October 1. Visit the Technology Help Desk at M145 for assistance.

  • A free flu vaccination clinic for LSC students is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • A flu vaccination clinic for LSC employees and their families is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in room C270. Employees can sign up online. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Lake Superior College is excited to host the annual Integrated Manufacturing Open House on Thursday, October 7, 3-6 p.m., at the Downtown Center. Prospective students are invited to learn about the programs offered in the high-demand fields of manufacturing, tour LSC's downtown campus and learn more about beginning the application process. To help ensure the safety of all involved, masks and RSVPs are required and tour times will be spaced out.

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