November 2019

It's Open Season on Words!

Lake Superior State University's wordsmiths are ready for your submissions to the 45th annual banished words list. For every New Year's Day since 1976, the University has issued an annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use, or General Uselessness." Between now and December 5, LSSU will accept nominations sent from all over the world, covering all manner of word or phraseology, which some consider being worthy of exile. "LSSU's word banishment tradition is now in its fifth decade," stated Dr. Rodney Hanley, LSSU President. "For every new year since 1976, LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations for the list, which now includes more than 1,000 entries. We are excited to see this year's entries." Hundreds of words from the fields of academia, advertising, business, the military, sports, and politics have found their way onto the banishment list. The 2019 list will be released on January 1, in time to welcome the New Year. Enter your submissions here.

Take 3 and Lauren Jelencovich - Together for the Holidays

Take 3 and Lauren Jelencovich will perform a memorable holiday-inspired concert at the Arts Center. Playing festive classical music accompanied with sensational vocals, Take3 and Jelencovich join forces for an exciting and heart-warming concert, "Together for the Holidays." Enjoy all of your favorite holiday songs and more! 

The November 2019 digital Laker Log will be released next week! Look for an email notification coming soon.

We are exploring the feasibility of printing a limited number of Laker Log magazines twice annually, hard copies to mail to interested alumni. Because no funding has been earmarked for a publication, the printed edition would have to be self-sustaining. Please click here  if you would be interested in receiving a printed edition of the Laker Log magazine.

Ben Kurth '11, representing Kurth Robotics, won third place and the People's Choice award from Invest Cheboygan for his presentation regarding the design and building of turnkey automated systems specializing in industrial robotics. Kurth Robotics is working to bring manufacturing back to Cheboygan. The company designs, assembles and programs the entire system surrounding and including the robot. These systems are then delivered to the customer and the robotic systems, saving the customer weeks of production time. The company is working with Cheboygan High School to bring students in and help them learn how to assemble and program robots. The funds won at Invest Cheboygan will be used to help complete upgrades to the company's facility in Cheboygan's industrial park, purchase tools and equipment and help market the company nationally and internationally
Featured Event:

LSSU hockey vs. Bowling Green November 22-23 & pre-game social November 23

The Lakers will take on the Falcons of Bowling Green in Ohio November 22-23. Game time is 7:00pm both nights. Saturday the Alumni Association will sponsor a pre-game social at Pizza Pub 516 in Bowling Green, starting at 5:00 pm. Hosts will include Alumni Board member Katelynn (O'Boyle) Coon '10. Let us know if you plan to attend. Purchase game tickets here.

November 22-23 -  Laker hockey at Bowling Green State, 7pm

November 23 - Pregame social Saturday in Bowling Green, 5pm

December 5 - Lake State After Hours, Cooper Gym, 5pm

December 5  - Laker basketball vs. Ashland, Cooper Gym,                                  5:30 & 7:30pm

December 6 - Senior Sendoff, Sault Brewing Company, 5-7pm

 December 6-7 - Laker hockey at Minnesota-Mankato,                                             7 & 6pm CT
 December 7 - Pregame social for Laker hockey fans 
                                   at Rounders 4pm CT
January 18 - Laker basketball vs. NMU at Berry Events Center -                         1 & 3pm, social  between games on site

January 24-25 - Laker hockey vs. Alaska - Anchorage at Abel                                Arena, 7pm
January 25 - Pre-game Party on the Porch at Abel Arena, 5:30pm

             January 31 - Laker hockey vs. USNTDP U-18, Plymouth, 7pm

 February 1 - Pre-game gathering at Kid Rock's                                                 Restaurant in Little Caesars Arena, 5pm. Laker                               group outing at Red Wings vs. Rangers, Little                                            Caesars Arena, 7pm.

Looking ahead:
February 8 Basketball Alumni Weekend in the Cooper Gym, featuring hoops vs SVSU
Check out photos from the Laker hockey social at Legends of Notre Dame and the very first Pre-Gamer on the Porch.

Best wishes from your Alumni Association for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take a few moment to be truly thankful for the blessings you enjoy.
For the Blue & Gold,
Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick '87 - Life Member
Director of Alumni Relations

(906) 635-2831  I

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