September 29, 2021
Lake Superior College Celebrates Student Success Day
Thanks to everyone who attended, presented, or was involved in making today's Student Success Day a success! Here are a few photos from the day, including breakfast, a trail hike, keynote speaker John Kriesel, sessions on a variety of practical topics and campus/community resources, and even a ping pong competition.
Lake Superior College Welcomes Affinity Plus Credit Union to our Campus Community
Affinity Plus Credit Union held an open house at their new Affinity Plus branch location in the main corridor on LSC's main campus, and a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and community leaders. Affinity Plus has already been an outstanding community partner with Lake Superior College and the Lake Superior College Foundation, and we're thrilled to have them on our beautiful campus!

Thank you to the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, LSC Foundation Board Chair and Duluth City Councilor Terese Tomanek, Yellow Bike Coffee Cafe, students, faculty, staff, administrators, community partners and everyone else who joined us for the festive ribbon-cutting!
Lake Superior College Hosts Chamber Skills Series
Kelly Florence (Lake Superior College communications instructor) and Meg Hafdahl, co-authors of the bestselling The Science of Horror book series, presented on their latest book, "The Science of Serial Killers" and discussed their writing process including steps from brainstorming through publication. The presentation is part of the Chamber Skills Series, sponsored by Lake Superior College.

If you missed today's Chamber presentation, you can still catch them tomorrow! Please join us at the Erickson Library, Thursday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m., when they'll discuss "The Science of Serial Killers" and have books available for purchase.
An Impressive Week for LSC Athletics
LSC Men's Soccer earned a victory over Minnesota West 3-2 on Sunday. They will host Anoka Ramsey Community College at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1.

LSC Women's Soccer will host University of Minnesota Duluth at 8:00 p.m. tonight, and the The College of St. Scholastica at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The LSC Cycling team competed in Kentucky last weekend. The Dual Slalom race was cut short, but all riders' qualifying times from earlier in the day were used to rank the riders. Austin Hudyma placed 5th in Men's B. Tate Smith placed 24th in Men's A. In the Downhill races on Sunday, Tate Smith placed 3rd in the Men's Class A Downhill and Austin Hudyma placed 7th in Men's Class B Downhill. This race had some of the fastest collegiate riders in the country, and our IceHawks were among the best!

The LSC Clay Target team is in 1st place in their division after 2 week. Our IceHawks also have 3 men and 4 women in the top 10. #GoIceHawks
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 on 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

  • 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.

  • LSC Women's Soccer will host the University of Minnesota Duluth at 8:00 p.m. tonight, and The College of St. Scholastica at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. LSC Men's Soccer will host Anoka Rasmey Community College at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1. The LSC Cycling team will head to Banner Elk, North Carolina for a competition this weekend, October 2-3. 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!

  • 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 this Friday, October 1. Visit the Technology Help Desk at M145 for assistance.

  • PSEO Information Sessions will be offered via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 7, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program enables students in grades 11 and 12 to earn college credit while still in high school. Find more about PSEO and the info session Zoom IDs at

  • 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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