March 2019
Snowman Burning 2019

LSSU burned its 49th snowman today, celebrating the vernal equinox and seeking to banish Old Man Winter. Poetry was read, flowers and food were shared, and the paper snowman was burned. Here's hoping that the rising smoke truly does ward off snowstorms and usher in spring-like weather. We could use some!

It's Opening Day for the Soo Locks. At 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Soo Locks open for this year's shipping season. Come to Soo Locks Park and help celebrate the opening of this historic structure. Opening Day is practically a holiday for boat nerds. In past years, fans of the big boats have filled the viewing platform to watch the first freighter make its way into either Lake Superior or Huron. The park will open for spectators at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and will close at roughly 12:30 a.m. Monday, March 25
Work for your Alma mater

Annual Fund and Athletic Development Director opening in the Foundation Office at LSSU.

College Advisor with LSSU and AdviseMI. Must be a 2017, 2018, or 2019 LSSU graduate.

Chippewa County Michigan Works is hosting a Job Fair at LSSU  March 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Cisler Center. 

Short Survey for Barnes & Noble at LSSU
The Campus Bookstore Committee is looking into ensuring that campus needs are met as a new bookstore contract is developed in the future. We are asking all constituents what they would like to see as we move forward.  Your participation will be helpful as the new contract is being developed. 



Brian Rolston '94 has been named the director of Little Caesars Amateur Hockey. In this role he will oversee strategic operations for 12 Little Caesars AAA clubs, the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League, and the Little Caesars Farmington Hills Hockey Association Tier 2 program. Rolston played hockey at LSSU from 1991-93 and then played 17 years in the NHL. He was part of the 1995 New Jersey Devils team that captured the Stanley Cup.


Denise (Neahusan) Dawson '06 landed her dream job, becoming the first woman Unit Supervisor at Michigan's Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling, MI. In addition to Hartwick Pines, Denise's team maintains over 40 DNR trails, state forest campgrounds, and boating access sites. 

Kevin Postma '00 was one of two DNR conservation officers to play a vital role in the capture of child abduction suspects.


Reggie Madeline '01, a public safety officer for the city of Farmington, was honored at a recent city council meeting for his heroic rescue of an elderly woman trapped in a structure fire. 

 April 26 - Golden Grad ReceptionPresident Hanley's home, 7 pm

April 27 - Commencement Ceremony, Taffy Abel Arena, 11 am

May 2 Lake State After Hours , Wicked Sister, 4:30pm

May 18 -  Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride breakfast tailgate, Boyne Highlands Resort, 8:00 am 

June 14 - Lake State Golf Classic , Wild Bluff Golf Course

July 20 - LSSU group outing at Comerica Park - Tigers vs. Blue Jays

October 11-12 - Great Lake State Weekend, LSSU Campus

LSSU fans, alumni, and friends can
display their Laker pride with the LSSU  affinity license plate. The Michigan Secretary of State's Office offers specialty fund-raising license plates, including state-supported universities. $25 from the sale of each license plate goes to Lake Superior State University. Proceeds fund the LSSU Alumni Legacy Award and various alumni programs and services.
FREE license plates are issued to all Premium members of the LSSU Alumni Association and new grads,  JOIN NOW to get yours in the mail! Laker Fans living outside of Michigan can get a Laker affinity collector plate to show their Laker Pride! Email to order an affinity plate.
Laker plates are available at any time - there is no need to wait until your plate renewal date. They are FREE for members of the LSSU Alumni Association or $35 for non-members.
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. 
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.