September 30, 2020
Happy Student Success Day!

We hope you're enjoying the great sessions taking place today, including this morning's keynote by Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Thanks to everyone attending, presenting and involved with making this day such a success. While most sessions are taking place via Zoom, some lucky students got to enjoy the fresh air with Steve Dalager's Hike Campus Trails session.

Pictured below, students also enjoyed hiking Ely's Peak with the LSC Student Life team last Friday.
 Lake Superior College In The News
Congratulations to Lake Superior College's Medical Assisting program which was recently ranked among the best medical assisting programs in the state by Rankings were determined by a thorough evaluation of graduation rate, net price, admission and retention rate, and more.
In a virtual roundtable discussion, four college administrators in the Minnesota State system, including Lake Superior College, discussed enrollment trends, budget impacts and other effects of COVID-19 in Enterprise Minnesota magazine.

The Lake Superior College Foundation will sponsor a drive-thru book signing of The Science of Stephen King, written by Lake Superior College faculty Kelly Florence, along with Meg Hafdahl. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the LSC Foundation. Read more on
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.

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

  • THANK YOU for your ongoing support of the LSC Food Shelf and LSC Foundation! Special thank you to Kelly Peterson, from the TLC, who has come to campus with an SUV full of food donations that she and her neighborhood have collected for the LSC Food Shelf. We are so grateful for this support and it continues to be needed. Additional food or financial donations are still needed and very much appreciated. Please drop off food items near the Food Shelf and you can make financial contributions online.

  • Construction on the new Yellow Bike Coffee Cafe will begin soon and will likely last through Thanksgiving. With this exciting change will come some temporary noise which we will try to keep to the morning hours. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  • Virtual fitness classes with Ignite Studio start Monday, October 5. Classes are available via Zoom and are free to students and Wellness Center members.

  • A drive-thru book-signing event will take place on Thursday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., in the lower parking lot as you pull into main campus. LSC communications faculty Kelly Florence, along with 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.

  • Minnesota State Week is October 12-16, and coincides with MEA Weekend. Our Admissions team is providing additional opportunities for campus tours that week. Anyone interested is encouraged to schedule a tour at

  • In honor of National Coming Out Day, Kathy Hermes of Lutheran Social Services will present LGBTQ 101: Things to know about us, Wednesday, October 14, 12:00-11:00 p.m. Join by Zoom with meeting ID 991 4468 5049, passcode LGBTQ.

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

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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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