September 2019
GLSW 2019  - Lake State's Homecoming - is October 11-13 and features:
  • Hockey at home vs. Denver - order your tickets through the GLSW site for an alumni discount
  • Volleyball at home vs. Wisconsin-Parkside and Purdue Northwest
  • Four alumni awards
  • 5k Color run/walk hosted by the Kinesiology Club
  • Strategic Planning Town Hall - seeking Alumni input!
  • Planetarium shows
  • Cannabis Chemistry Open House
  • Recognition of Dr. Madan Saluja for 50 years of teaching and dedication of statue
  • Kid's Kollege
  • Women's Walk in support of Women's Athletics
  • Laker Tailgate featuring live music, corn hole tournament, food and cash bar
  • Alumni reunions for Lukenda School of Business, Recreation alumni and Political Science grads from 1996-2001

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.
Jill (Dolphin) Leonard '98 recently completed the Marquette half-marathon. That's 13.1 miles, in case you're counting. And this from a woman who used to dread the one-mile timed run during basketball practice. Read the whole story . Jill played basketball for LSSU.

Scott Collins '08 landed a  faculty position at Texas Tech  where he is  continuing to do great work in freshwater science. Since graduating from LSSU Scott completed his PhD at Idaho State and a post-doc in Illinois working on Asian carp. Go, Scott!
Featured Events:

LSSU hockey vs. Michigan Wolverines October 18-19 & pre-game social Oct. 19

Laker hockey is playing two games at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor October 18-19. U of M has not yet established the game times, but tickets are available online here  only through TODAY September 30. The Alumni Association will be hosting a social for all Laker fans prior to Saturday's game at Pretzel Bell226 S Main St in Ann Arbor. Let us know if you plan to attend the social.

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. 

October 11-12Great Lake State Weekend , LSSU Campus

October 18-19Laker hockey vs. U. of Michigan in Ann Arbor
October 19 - Pregame social at Pretzel Bar
October 25-26 Laker hockey vs. Notre Dame in South Bend
 October 26 - Pregame social Saturday at Legends 
  November 15-16  -  Laker hockey vs. Michigan Tech at Taffy                                        Abel
 November 16  - Pre-game Party in the Penalty Box at Taffy Abel
 November 22-23  - Laker hockey at Bowling Green State
 November 23 - Pregame social Saturday in Bowling Green

November 7  Lake State After Hours, Soo Brewing Company
December 5  Lake State After Hours, Cooper Gym
Looking ahead to 2020:
February 8 - Basketball Alumni Weekend in the Cooper Gym

Laker Athletics is offering free admission to kids for the October 5 and 6 home hockey games vs. Merrimac - coached by former Laker coach Scott Borek. Details


Did you know that premium members of the Alumni Association are eligible
for a free Great Lake State Weekend tee shirt? And these aren't wimpy short-sleeved tees - these are autumn-ready long-sleeved tees! Join online now and then register for GLSW to ensure a shirt is available in your size! We'll also accept new memberships at the GLSW Registration/Check-in table at Lukenda Alumni House October 11-12, but if you wait until then you are taking your chances on having your preferred shirt size available. This year's shirt is a muted gold color with the GLSW logo on the back and a Lake Superior graphic on the front. Join the Alumni Association and reserve your free shirt today!
For the Blue & Gold,
Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick '87 - Life Member
Director of Alumni Relations

(906) 635-2831  I

Visit us  online  for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information  with LSSU, and to become a Premium member  of the  Alumni Association.