October 2019

More than 160 families with a total of 360 people registered and attended GLSW 2019. They helped recognize our Alumni Award recipientscelebrate our 2019 Parent of the Yearcommemorate 50 years with Dr. Madan Salujaand fire up for Laker hockey with our one and only outside Tailgate party each year! We also sponsored a reunion of political science alumni 1996-2001 hosted by Dr. Gary Johnson and a Parks And Recreation Caucus (PARC) hosted by Dr. Sally Childs. 

Want to have a reunion of your special group? Whether it's an academic major, a sports team, a student organization or a residence hall, Great Lake State Weekend is a great event to plan a reunion around. Contact the Alumni office alumnirelations@lssu.edu if you'd like to get your group together in 2020 and we'll help you get it going.

The Freshwater Stewardship Corps, through the Center for Freshwater Research and Education, is co-hosting a Community Conversation with LSSU's Political Science Club on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm in the Crow's Nest. This event will consist of a 60-minute discussion entitled Great Waters, Great Economy. Open to all!

With construction starting on a new cutting-edge facility for LSSU in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, the LSSU Foundation announced that it has met the goal for the "Fund to the Finish Line" challenge to help fund the $14.5 million project.

The weeklong residency of The Mystical Arts of Tibet begins with opening ceremonies October 28 at noon and culminates in a performance of Sacred Music Sacred Dance November 1. Many events, performances and displays occur during the week - check out the full schedule.
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.
Garfield "Gar" Atchison '91  has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette .

Tracey (Ordiway) Laitinen '02, Barbeau,
was made operations manager at the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.  Laitinen oversees business growth at the Sault Smartzone and Incubator and assists with operations at Sanderson Field Municipal Airport.
Featured Event:

LSSU hockey vs. Notre Dame October 25-26 & pre-game social Oct. 26

The Lakers will take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in South Bend October 25-26. Game time is 7:00pm Friday night and 6:00 pm Saturday. Saturday the Alumni Association will host a pre-game social at Legends of Notre Dame, starting at 4:00 pm. Let us know if you plan to attendGet your game tickets here  and use promo code LAKESTATE to be seated with other Laker fans. Can't make it to South Bend? Friday's game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and Saturday's game on the NHL Network.

October 25-26
Laker hockey vs. Notre Dame in South Bend
October 26 - Pregame social Saturday at Legends 

November 7 - Lake State After Hours, Soo Brewing Company

November 15-16  -  Laker hockey vs. Michigan Tech at Taffy Abel 
November 16  - Pre-game Party on the Porch at Abel Arena
November 22-23  - Laker hockey at Bowling Green State
             November 23 - Pregame social Saturday in Bowling Green

December 5 - Lake State After Hours, Cooper Gym

January 18 - Laker basketball vs. NMU at Berry Events Center - social 
between games

January 24-25 - Laker hockey vs. Alaska - Anchorage at Abel Arena
January 25 - Pre-game Party on the Porch at Abel Arena


Whitney Lyberg '19 and Trevor Wood Wedding Photo.
Have you gotten married, received a promotion or award, earned agraduate degree or added to your family? That's newsworthy stuff! Let your Alumni Office know - we'll include your story in the next Laker Logdue to be released in late November. Recognition and awards can get you featured on our alumni website. Share your update with us or send an email to alumnirelations@lssu.edu with your information; include a link to any associated news release. 

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For the Blue & Gold,
Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick '87 - Life Member
Director of Alumni Relations

(906) 635-2831  I  alumnirelations@lssu.edu

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