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November 2016 Laker E-ffect

Alumni News

An LSSU cycling jersey makes a great Christmas present!
Bold, bright and brilliant,  this jersey screams Laker pride and will enable you to show the world that you are a proud Laker! We have a full complement of men's and women's sizes available.  Order yours now!

New Alumni Campus Advantage
Are you an LSSU alumnus/a with a child or dependent who is a current student at Lake Superior State University? If so, we have benefits for you and your student!
  • Free LSSU Campus Parking pass for student (child/dependent of alum)
  • Family pass to LSSU home athletic or cultural events - 4 available per year 
    • Free admission for student, alumni parents, and immediate family up to 4 times per year that the student dependent is enrolled
    • Request for event tickets must be received at least 5 days prior to date of event
Contact the Alumni office via email or phone 906-635-2831 for program details or to reserve your parking pass and event tickets

Free Yearbooks - Select Years!
Yearbooks were printed at LSSU during certain years - the last yearbook was published in 1993. For the following years, we have an abundance of books on hand: 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993. We are giving these away to anyone  who wants them! Absolutely free if you pick up, or we will ship to US addresses for $10 each. Other years are available on a limited basis - check  out the full inventory . Order your book online or stop by Lukenda  Alumni House to pick them up!

Did you order an Alumni Directory from  Harris Communications?
We apologize for delayed shipping on the LSSU Alumni Today directories.The latest update from the executive director of manufacturing is that the release and ship date should be by mid-December. Delays are related to the merger of Harris Communications with Publishing Concepts. If you have any questions regarding your order please contact Publishing Concepts (new company name) directly 1-800-982-1590.


Book festival and kids writing competition at LSSU November 19
The fifth annual Superior Children's Book Festival will be 11 am to 3 pm Saturday in the Walker Cisler Center. It is free and open to families, educators, authors, and kids of all ages. Follow "Superior Children's Book Festival" on Facebook.

Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation
A   site visit was recently completed by an HLC peer review team, whose role was to validate the claims made in LSSU's Assurance Agreement. Universities are evaluated for a reaccreditation regularly. The focus is primarily academic, and criteria considered are: Mission, Integrity; Teaching and Learning; and Strategic Planning and Effectiveness. A final report and recommendation will be received from the HLC in several months. 

Lake State Dance Theatre presents concert November  18-19
re.action: a story of us will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm in LSSU's Arts Center. Tickets are available online or by calling the Arts Center box office, 906-635-2602.

LSSU Choir and Band perform Sunday, November 20
The fall concert of LSSU's Chamber and Community Choir and the LSSU Band will be in the Arts Center Auditorium Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 pm. Admission is by donation. 

Irish Christmas in America November 29
Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy at LSSU's Art's Center.
Joe Cohee '99,  joined the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Joe is serving patients as an RN Hospital Supervisor at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.

Justin Hester '08,  was promoted to Senior Researcher at the loT Lab, Advanced Engineering Center for Hirotec. 

Taylor Jones '16,  has moved to Montana to volunteer with Americorps. She will be working with Riverstone Health to lead Youth Mental Health First Aid classes. 


Visit our Alumni Success Website for more!
Student Kudos

Meagan Harman Recognized by Michigan Sociological Association
LSSU sociology student Meagan Harman received the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Paper Award during the annual conference of the MSA. This is a statewide recognition.
Photos from Past events:

November 3 Lake State After Hours at Soo Brewing Company

November 19-  Hockey Social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Buffalo Wild Wings, Big Rapids, Michigan.  Nov 18-19 Laker hockey vs. Ferris State

November 26-
Hockey Social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Blue Leprechaun, Ann  Arbor  Nov 25-26, Laker Hockey vs. U of M, Order tickets now at 734-647-3435!

December 1-
Lake State After Hours, 5:00pm, Cooper Gym, Norris Center  Laker Basketball vs. Ashland, 5:30-7:30pm

December 3-
Hockey Social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Lukenda Alumni House
Dec 2-3 Laker Hockey vs. BGSU

December 8- Senior Sendoff for December grads, Wicked Sister 8:30-10:00pm

December 9-
Yooper Night at the Joe! Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 5:30pm, pre-game social at Delux Lounge, Game Starts at 7:30pm 

December 10-
Basketball Social for Laker Fans, 2:30pm, Univ. of Findlay, Ohio  Laker Basketball vs. Findlay, 1:00 & 3:00pm, Social between games in Croy 216


January 7-
Basketball social for Laker Fans, 2:30pm between games, Hillsdale concession area.  Laker Basketball vs. Hillsdale,1:00 & 3:00pm

January 7-
Hockey Social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Ore Dock Brewery, Marquette  Laker Hockey vs. NMU, 7:07pm

January 21-
Hockey Social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Lukenda Alumni House
Nov. 20-21 Laker hockey vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 7:07pm

January 28-
Hockey social for Laker Fans 5:30pm, Mankato, MN
Nov. 27-28 Laker hockey vs. Minn.St.-Mankato 7:07pm central

January 28- 
Basketball social for Laker Fans, 2:30pm, Wayne State University
Laker basketball vs. Wayne State, 1:00 & 3:00pm, between games

February 2- Lake State After Hours, 5:00pm, Cooper Gym, Norris Center
Laker basketball vs. NMU, 5:30 & 7:30pm  Cooper Gym

February 11-
Basketball social for Laker Fans, between games, GVSU, Allendale  Laker basketball vs. GVSU Allendale, 1:00 & 3:00pm

February 18-
Basketball Alumni Reunion, Norris Center LSSU, All day
Laker basketball vs. Wayne State, 1:00 & 3:00pm, Cooper Gym

February 24- Hockey social for Laker Fans, 5:30pm, Lukenda Alumni House
Laker hockey vs. Ferris State, Taffy Abel Arena, 7:37pm

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Women's basketball a nnounces 2017 recruiting class.

Men's basketball displays balanced firepower against Scotts.

Hockey  suffers road sweep at MTU; looks forward to series at Ferris.

More Athletics news online.
Wrapping it up
Did you know?
Putting a Laker license plate on your vehicle helps fund LSSU Alumni programs! Show your Laker pride while driving in your community or on the road with an LSSU plate on your car (van, truck, SUV - all of the above!) and help support your Alumni Association at the same time! A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Michigan affinity license plates comes back to LSSU and helps fund alumni programs and the Alumni Legacy Award, benefitting children of Laker alumni. Vanity and collector plates are also available. Get a free Laker license plate by joining the LSSU Alumni Association. Contact your alumni office at or call 906-635-6219 for more details. 

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Best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving holiday with beloved family or friends. Most  importantly, let's remember the point: be thankful! 

Check out the alumni home page for information about upcoming alumni events and programs and to update your information with LSSU and to join the LSSU Alumni Association
For the Blue & Gold,
Director of Alumni Relations

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