GLSW 2021  - Lake State's Homecoming - is October 15 & 16 and features:


LSSU Alumni Awards Reception & Ceremony – 
Friday, October 15th – 4:30 p.m., Cisler Center - Superior Room
  • Jan Bednarz ’72 ~ Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • Cynthia Williams ’76 ~ Kenneth J. Shouldice Alumni Achievement Award 
  • Hannah Pierson-Compeau ’05 ~ Paul Ripley Award for Young Alumni

LSSU will recognize these three highly accomplished alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Reception on October 15. Click here to learn more about each recipient.
LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame Reception & Induction
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., LSSU Arts Center

Since 1999, the Laker Athletic Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches and administrators for their successes while at Lake Superior State University. This year’s class includes:
  • Tom Borrelli, Wrestling Coach (1986-91)
  • Becky Marquardt-King ’07, Women’s Basketball 
  • Anthony Pavicic ’07, Track & Cross Country
  • Megan (LaMothe) Schwab ’09, Women’s Tennis
  • Sean Tallaire ’96, Hockey

GLSW Power Pack
Your GLSW Power Pack is your pathway for getting the full Laker experience!
Here’s what you get with the GLSW Power Pack:
  • One special edition LSSU 75th Anniversary Wristband
  • One special edition 75th LSSU Anniversary Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Your wristband is your “ticket” to:
  • Single Admission – LSSU Alumni Awards Show - Celebrate our Honorees!
  • Single Admission – 75th Anniversary Fireworks & Social – It will be a blast!
  • Single Admission – LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame Show – Meet our Inductees!
  • Saturday GLSW Steak & Egger Brunch – Quarterdeck – Amazing Menu!
  • Single Admission – “Pre-Gamer on the Courts” Social – Outstanding Food & Fun!
  • Best of All! Supporting GLSW and the LSSU Alumni Association!

Cost $45 per person ~ more than 35% discount from full price!!!
Lake Superior State University Again Ranked A Regional Force By U.S. News & World Report

Lake Superior State University continues to rate as a leading institution in higher education, especially in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Its 2022 “best colleges” rankings celebrated LSSU in four categories that Lake State had also made in 2021: best regional colleges in the Midwest; top public schools in regional colleges in the Midwest; top performers on social mobility in regional colleges in the Midwest; and best undergraduate engineering programs nationwide. Read more.
Lake Superior State University Partners With Cambium Analytica To Support Cannabis Studies Living-Learning House And Programs

Lake Superior State University has secured a long-term partnership with Cambium Analytica, a Michigan cannabis testing laboratory, through a $250,000 donation over five years that will help fund the school’s Living-Learning House for Cannabis Studies and various academic research programs for students pursuing a degree in the cutting-edge field.

LSSU held a public unveiling of the new Cambium Analytica Living-Learning House for Cannabis Studies—formerly called the Erie House—on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2021. LSSU officials, students, and alumni plus representatives from the Traverse City-based Cambium Analytica participated in the event. Read more.
Robert Burns '93, has been named the new YMCA CEO of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Read more.
Jim Grider '16, is the new social worker at Iron Mountain Counseling Center. Read more.
Jan Warren, received a Distinguished Service Award from Traverse Connect. Read more.
Lake Superior State returns to the ice for the program's 56th season of competition with a non-conference series against the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks. The road series is slated for an 8:07 p.m. EST puck drop on Saturday, Oct. 2 and a 7:07 p.m. EST start on Sunday, Oct.3. Both games will take place at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. Read more.
The Lake Superior State hockey program has hired DJ Goldstein as a volunteer assistant coach, as announced by Head Coach Damon Whitten.  Read more.
The Lake Superior State women's golf team participated in the Bulldog Fall Invite this weekend at the Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich. hosted by Ferris State University. The Lakers, with a very young roster, finished in 12th place with a two-day combined score of 718 (358, 360). Read more.
Lake Superior State Athletics has hired Maegan Briant as assistant athletic trainer, as announced by Dr. Dave Diles, Director of Athletics at LSSU. Read more.
The Lake Superior State men's tennis team competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Midwest Regionals in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, Sept. 24, Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26. Read more.
The Lake Superior State volleyball team earned a well-deserved 3-2 victory in front of a spirited home crowd in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match against the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Lakers improved to 1-3 in conference play this season after winning the match by scores of 25-15, 15-25, 25-19, 24-26, and 15-12. Read more.
Great Lake State Weekend: October 15 & 16
Come join your fellow LSSU Alumni & Friends as the Lakers take on the University of Michigan on Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th. A portion of each ticket sold through our exclusive link will go back to support the LSSU Alumni Association and LSSU Foundation.

There will be a pre-game social at Pretzel Bell in Ann Arbor on Saturday beginning at 5:00 PM. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the LSSU Alumni Association.

Tickets will be available until Friday, October 1st.

Preparations for Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW) are coming together! It is clear that the event has a positive impact on almost every facet of the campus. The Nursing program is kicking off a yearlong 50th celebration while the Engineering House is proud to welcome guests to recognize their 10-year anniversary.

The overarching theme for GLSW is the beginning of LSSU’s 75th Anniversary. For the first time ever during this homecoming weekend, there will be a fireworks display on the north side of the Cisler Center. It will be like a huge birthday cake for LSSU!

As you can see from this edition, there are so many special events that I would recommend you attend. The best way to enjoy the weekend is sign up for the new GLSW Power Pack. You will get a special edition 75th LSSU Anniversary long-sleeve tee and a wristband that serves as your pass to some really, fun stuff.  

Your Power Pack will provide you with single admission to the Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame socials and ceremonies, Pre-Gamer on the Courts, 75th Fireworks Show and the GLSW Steak & Egger Brunch on Saturday with a menu fit for a Laker! You can register here:

It has been too long since we could welcome Lakers back home to campus. This is going to be a truly GREAT Great Lake State Weekend!

Go Lakers!
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