January 20, 2021
Lake Superior College featured in Z-degree video by Minnesota State
Check out this great video from Minnesota State about the new Z-degree, the zero textbook cost associate degree, featuring Lake Superior College students, faculty and facilities. LSC offers more than 70 zero textbook cost courses this semester, saving students thousands of dollars in textbook costs. Learn more.
Student housing still coming near campus, just delayed due to COVID like so many other things
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many projects throughout the region, including the near campus student housing project that was scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2020 - right when everything was starting to shut down. The good news is, the developer is still fully committed to the project, and now it's just a matter of whether they can get started this spring or need to wait until spring of 2022, which all depends on where we are with vaccinations in the next few months. Business North has a good article about housing projects, including LSC's. We remain in close communication with the developer and will let campus know when we know more.

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Learn more and download the app at covidawaremn.com.

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

The Minnesota State dashboard is updated weekly, each Friday, and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread.

Also, please remember to continue to complete the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment each day you will be on campus.

Upcoming Events and
Campus Updates

  • LSC employees and students are invited to Seizure Smart Training, Tuesday, January 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Lisa Peterson of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will discuss how you can recognize and respond to common types of seizures, triggers and treatment options. Understand possible impacts of epilepsy, considerations for school and work settings and more. Zoom meeting info at www.lsc.edu/HealthServices.

  • LSC students and employees are invited to participate in the Power in Diversity Student Leadership Conference January 29-30, 2021, hosted by St. Cloud State University. Lake Superior College is proud to be a sponsor of the event (Thanks President Rogers!). The theme Unleash Justice invites attendees and presenters to explore and discuss justice issues facing communities of color and oppressed groups. The event is free and all are encouraged to attend as you are able. Please visit the event website for more details and to register.

  • LSC will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, February 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Schedule your appointment online.

  • Construction is nearly completed on the Yellow Bike Coffee Cafe on main campus. They hope to be open and serving our campus community within the next couple of weeks. Construction is also underway on Hawks Landing, what will be a beautiful event center and student lounge just above the Yellow Bike Coffee Cafe and the St. Luke's Q Care Clinic. Hawks Landing is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of Spring Semester. Please excuse the noise and construction in that area, but the final product will be well worth it. Very exciting!

  • Student Success Day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9. If you are interested in presenting a Zoom session, please submit a proposal using this online form. Send questions to jenna.trenberth@lsc.edu.

  • Lake Superior College, along with St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Minneapolis College, Riverland Community College and UWS, will host the presentation Anti-Racism in Action with Nicole Cardoza on Tuesday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. Nicole Cardoza is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, public speaker, and the organizer of Anti-Racism Daily, a daily newsletter to dismantle white supremacy. Zoom meeting ID: 986 0727 2331, passcode: Antiracism.

  • LSC's Healthcare Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., on LSC's main campus. Guests will learn about healthcare programs offered at LSC, tour the main campus, and visit classrooms and labs with state-of-the-art equipment. Registration is required.

As always, if you have any story ideas, pictures you'd like to share and/or info on upcoming events, please send them to marketing@lsc.edu so we can include them in the newsplash. Thanks!

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