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UNIVERSITY NEWS

Lake Superior State University made numerous strides in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Colleges” rankings. LSSU tied for first as the top public school among regional colleges in the Midwest and rose considerable notches in four other ratings categories from last year, further cementing the institution’s longstanding reputation as a regional powerhouse.

LSSU jumped from third in each of the past three years to tied for first as the top public school in regional colleges in the Midwest from 14 ranked. Lake State ascended from tied for 45th best regional college in the Midwest last year to tied for 28th this year from 76 ranked. LSSU came in at 46th best regional college in the Midwest in 2021 and 45th in 2020. For top performers on social mobility in regional colleges in the Midwest, Lake State catapulted from 33rd last year to 24th this year from 76 ranked; this continues an upward trend in social mobility for LSSU as it assessed 46th in 2020.

Lake Superior State University and the LSSU Alumni Association will pay tribute to three highly accomplished alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Program held during Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW) next month: Chris Conklin, Sophie Chandauka MBE, and Jamie Momber. All three have not only had great success professionally but also been exemplary examples of Laker leaders through extensive volunteer work.

“One of our goals at Lake Superior State University is to prepare leaders to meet challenges head-on in an effort to improve the future and contribute to a better society. In honoring these esteemed alumni and their accomplishments, we recognize that their common thread is what makes them Lakers. They are everyday heroes who have forged their paths through dedication and service, and they continue to leave indelible marks on history. We are proud to call them Lakers,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. Read More.

The Periodic Table will be located in the main stairway in Crawford Hall. Donors who give $1,000 or more to the Department of Chemistry can choose to sponsor an element from our Periodic Table and have their name permanently associated with it. All donations will support student research in chemistry.
CAMPUS NEWS
Lakerpalooza 2022

The 20th installment of Lakerpalooza was a success! As a way to welcome students back to campus during the first week of classes, many different events took place all over campus. To conclude Laker Week, community organizations and campus clubs set up tables on Pleger Commons. This carnival-like event allows students an opportunity to become more involved in campus life, their community, and make lifelong friends. See More Photos from Lakerpalooza.
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
LAKER ATHLETICS
The Lake Superior State men's and women's golf programs competed at the Lawrence Tech University Blue Devil Classic at the Tradition at Treetops Golf Course in Gaylord, MI. The men utilized an impressive second round to climb to a third place finish while the women's strong opening day carried them to second place. Read More.
The Lake Superior State University hockey program has been slated sixth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) with 45 points, as voted on by the coaches. In addition, Louis Boudon (Grenoble, France) and Jacob Bengtsson (Stockholm, Sweden) have both been named to the 2022 CCHA All-Preseason Team. Read More.
The Lake Superior State men's tennis team competed at the ITA Division II Men's Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana over the weekend of September 16. Read more.
The Lake Superior State women's tennis team competed at the IUPUI Fall invitational in Indianapolis, IN. over the weekend of September 16, including reigning Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Freshman of the Year, Maddie Whip, opening her sophomore season by defeating the top-ranked player in the Midwest Region from a season ago in the University of Indianapolis' Anna Novikova in the opening round and Julia Fraile Raton going a perfect 6-0 as an individual at the event. Read more.
The Lake Superior State volleyball team (1-10, 0-3 GLIAC) fell to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats (10-1, 3-0 GLIAC) after pushing them to the brink in a decisive fifth set on Friday, September 16. Read more.
The Lake Superior State University hockey program has promoted volunteer assistant DJ Goldstein to the title of Assistant Coach, as announced by Head Coach Damon Whitten on Wednesday, September 14. Read more.
The Lake Superior State University hockey program has named Dan Kinnear as their equipment manager, as announced by head coach Damon Whitten on Tuesday, September 13. Read more.
The Lake Superior State University men's and women's cross country programs finished with respective third and fifth placements at the Ray Helsing Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Ferris State, on Saturday, September 10. Read More.
The Lake Superior State men's golf program finished eleventh at the Arendsen Invitational hosted by Grand Valley State University on Monday. Read More.
Friends of Laker Hockey
The new exclusive Friends of Laker Hockey program kicked off the evening of September 27th. Participants in the program had the opportunity to meet the team, hear from Coach Whitten, and have one of the first looks at the brand new video board in action. 

Friends of Laker Hockey is a donor driven program that provides support directly to the team. Benefits include exclusive team issued apparel, five weeknight events throughout the season, and three pre-game events. 

Interested in learning more? Contact Annual Fund and Athletic Development Director Andrew Rubinstein at (906) 635-6219 or arubinstein@lssu.edu for more information. 
Upcoming Events
The Lakers will take on the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (Under-18) in Plymouth, MI on Friday, October 7. Game time is 7:00pm. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go back to support Lake Superior State University when using the promo code “Lakers”.

Please select sections 106-109 where Lake State attacks twice to keep our group together!
Registration is now open at alumni.lssu.edu/glsw.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the Lions v. Packers game on Sunday, November 6 at Ford Field. Tickets for the event have officially sold out! Join fellow Lake Superior State University Alumni for an informal, pre-game meet up in the Lions Den in Ford Field. We can't wait to see everyone!
Join your fellow Lakers for Lake Superior State University Night at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, February 11 and secure your co-branded Lakers and Red Wings hat! Each ticket sold through this special package includes a donation to the Lake Superior State University Alumni Association.
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