Alumni and friends returned to campus to recognize Alumni Award recipients & Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, commemorate 50 years of the Nursing program, and to help kick off LSSU's 75th Anniversary Celebration during Great Lake State Weekend.

Read more about Great Lake State Weekend 2021 and the 75th Anniversary Celebration in the upcoming Fall Laker Log, to be released in late November.

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Lake Superior State University has been selected as the hub for the U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise (NCOE) for the Great Lakes and the home to its supervisor. The Center of Expertise will examine impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments and help develop effective responses, pursuits that LSSU specializes in, among its numerous other signature programs.

This work will be critical in protecting the Great Lakes, as current oil spill response technologies are primarily designed for saltwater environments. These developments build upon earlier steps by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan to secure $4.5 million for the initiative and pass legislation establishing the Great Lakes NCOE in 2018. Read more.
Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company To Perform At The Arts Center At Lake Superior State University On Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company comes to the Arts Center at Lake Superior State University on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at 7 PM to present a musical and theatrical story of Native American culture. These century-old tales are told with eagle feathers, moccasins, flute and drums, hoop dancers, and legendary warriors and hunters.

Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (age 17 and younger), and free for LSSU students and university employees. Free parking is available in Lot K, in front of the Arts Center, and Lot E behind the Cisler Center. Read more.
Lake Superior State University Receives $1.67 Million Title III Grant From U.S. Department Of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program

Lake Superior State University received a $1.67 million Title III Grant from the U.S. Department of Education through its Strengthening Institutions Program. The five-year grant, called “Supported and Integrated Learning,” focuses on initiatives to improve student success, student retention, and student support services for first-generation and other at-risk populations at LSSU.

“This grant is designed to help Lake State fulfill its vision statement all the more to provide innovation-driven, transformative education and to identify potential, enable success, and drive social mobility for our students,” said LSSU Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. “The grant adds more tools to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and fortitude to craft a life of meaningful employment and personal fulfillment within an inclusive atmosphere, as indicated in our mission statement.” Read more.
Ashley Chamberlain '12, joined the team of women’s health providers at Upper Great Lakes Hancock Family Health Center (UGL). Read more.
Lake Superior State Athletics is pleased to announce a new, five-year partnership with Nike and BSN SPORTS, the nation's largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets and a division of Varsity Brands. Through the partnership, in effect for the 2021-22 academic year, BSN SPORTS will serve as the official apparel and equipment provider to Laker athletics while outfitting athletes and coaches in premier Nike products. Nike will be the official outfitter for Laker apparel, footwear, and other team needs. Read more.
Louis Boudon and Timo Bakos have each received Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Player of the Week honors as announced by conference officials on Monday, Oct. 25. Boudon has been named CCHA Forward of the Week and Bakos has been named CCHA Rookie of the Week. Read more.
The Lake Superior State men's golf team competed in Davenport University's Panther Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 at Stoatin Brae Golf Club in Augusta, Mich. The Lakers finished the two-day tournament in eighth place with a combined score of 625 after posting a 314 first round score and a 311 second round score. Read more.
The Lake Superior State women's golf team wrapped up the fall season at Davenport University's Panther Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 at Stonehedge Golf Club North in Augusta, Mich. The Lakers finished in 11th place with a two-day combined score of 687 (332, 355).  Read more.
The Lake Superior State volleyball team closed out a three-match weekend with a loss to the Ferris State Bulldogs in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match on Sunday, Oct. 24 by a final score of 3-0. With the loss, the Lakers drop to 2-8 in conference competition this season after losing the match by scores of 25-13, 25-13 and 25-11. Read more.
The Lake Superior State men's and women's cross country teams competed in Northwood's Pre-Conference Tune-Up Meet on Friday, Oct. 15. The race took place at Fisher Fields/Fisher Family Trails on Northwood University's campus in Midland, Mich. Read more.
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