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Who Needs The Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil To Determine The End Of Winter? Burn A Snowman Instead With Laker Superior State University!

With snowfall this year in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan dwarfing the annual average of 120 inches, Lake Superior State University continues its 51-year tradition of melting even the coldest of hearts by hosting a Snowman Burning to signal the spring season. The event, which serves as the centerpiece of a flurry of activities that comprises LSSU’s Springfest, is free and open to the public and takes place on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 6 PM in Cisler Plaza on the Lake State campus.

“This is no snow job,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. “Lake State gathers Laker students, faculty, staff, and alumni, along with community members, as the first day of spring approaches to burn a paper effigy of Old Man Winter as a giant snowman. Don’t get me wrong. We love the winter wonderland that the region becomes. But given the sheer volume of snow and ice that blankets the area for months on end, I am not shoveling it when I say that Lakers believe the rising smoke will ward off blizzard conditions and usher in moderate weather.” Read more.
33rd Annual Lake State Golf Classic Scramble Set For Aug. 5 At Wild Bluff

The 33rd annual Lake State Classic Golf Tournament and auction, in support of Laker Superior State University and Laker Athletics, will be held Aug. 5 at Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley, MI.
The event is for everyone, regardless of golf skills. The goal this year is to build on the success we had in our return to in-person outings last summer. “We are thrilled to be returning to Wild Bluff once again for another great event and supporting our students and student-athletes,” said Andrew Rubinstein, annual fund and athletic development director. Read more.
Lake Superior State University To Host Anishnaabekwe Poet Lesley Belleau On April 14, 2022

Lake Superior State University is honored to welcome Lesley Belleau to campus on April 14, 2022, at 3 PM.

Lesley Belleau is an Anishnaabekwe writer, educator, and activist from the Ojibway Nation of Ketegaunseebee (Garden River First Nation), located outside Bawating/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is a Ph.D candidate in the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, focusing on studying indigenous feminine literature and narratives, and is a pre-doctoral fellow at Queen’s University. Belleau is the author of the short fiction collections The Colour of Dried Bones (Kegedonce Press) and Sweat (Your Scrivener Press) and most recently was the winner of the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry collection Indianland (ARP). Read more.

The Lake Superior State University men's and women's tennis teams dropped their matches to the Grand Valley State Lakers on Friday, March 25 and the Ferris State Bulldogs on Saturday, March 26 in the opening weekend of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. The men's team fell to GVSU by a final score of 4-0 and the Bulldogs by a 6-1 final score. The women's team dropped their match to Grand Valley by a 4-1 final score and lost to the Bulldogs by one point, 4-3.  Read more.
The Lake Superior State men's and women's golf teams will open the 2022 spring season this weekend at the Klash in Kentucky tournament in Perry Perk, Ky. hosted by the Southwest Golf Academy. The two-day tournament will take place on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 at the Perry Park Golf Resort. Read more.
Junior forward Louis Boudon and sophomore defenseman Jacob Bengtsson have been named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) 2021-22 All-CCHA Second Team, as announced by conference officials on Tuesday, March 15. Read More.
Freshman forward Josh Nixon has been named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) 2021-22 All-Rookie Team, as announced by conference officials on Monday, March 14. Read More.
Upcoming Events
Join your fellow Lakers to cheer on the Detroit Tigers at this season's Lake Superior State Night at Comerica Park. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime and show your Laker/Tiger pride alongside your friends, family and colleagues.

Pricing for the special ticket package includes either a $63 ticket located in the Outfield Box, or $35 ticket located in the Mezzanine area. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go back to support our students at Lake Superior State University. This popular event usually sells out, so order your tickets early. There will be a pre-game alumni meet-up inside Comerica Park at the Pepsi Porch in right field.

Visit us online for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information with LSSU, and to become an Annual or Lifetime Member of the Alumni Association.