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Don Sawruk

Don Sawruk '70

"My two business degrees from LSSU were instrumental in preparing me to work at all levels of Edison Sault Electric (ESE), concluding with the privilege of becoming ESE President in 1998. My company also takes pride in that 14 out of a total of 17 management personnel and about 20% of hourly employees at ESE either have degrees from or have attended a substantial number of classes at LSSU. Finally, our company and employees have contributed in excess of $500,000 to various LSSU projects over the last 25 years. ESE Believes in Blue."

Edison Sault Electric Company
President and CEO
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

LSSU Business and Economics Outstanding Alumnus Award '03

Our Facilities

Student Activity Center(SAC)

The Welcome Desk in the Student Activity Center is the centralized location for all information regarding LSSU Campus Recreation. The workers at this desk are trained to be able to answer any and all questions Campus Rec.

Pictured above is a view of the bikes and cable machines located in the SAC. Each cable machine is designed to target a specific muscle group, and provide a more focused workout.

The treadmills and elipticals are two of the most popular machines we offer to our members. Most machines also have an individual HD Television screen in front of them for the added benefit to our members.

Pictured above is the entrance to the free weight area. Included in the free weight area are numerous HD Televisions for the convenience of our members. Also in this area is an all-in-one workout cable machine.

Pictured above is another view of the entrance to the free weight area. Included in the free weight area are bench press, complete dumbbell rack, pull up bars, parallel squat, olympic bench press, curling bars, cow bells, olympic leg press, and more.

Pictured above is a panoramic view from the center of the four indoor courts in the SAC. Each court has the ability to be a basketball, tennis, and volleyball court individually. Members are also allowed to combine the use of two or more courts to create playing an area for games such as soccer, ultimate frisbee, and flag football. Reserving these courts is available by calling the SAC Monitor at 906-635-2029

The climbing wall located on the back West wall in the SAC is the newest addition to the Activity center. Open Monday through Thursday, climbers of all ages and levels can come and enjoy the multi course rock wall

Outdoor Facilities

Here at LSSU we don't have the beautiful warm weather as much as we'd like to, but when we do, we take full advantage of it. The Norris Center Side Field is home to Intramural Sports during the fall semester for organized competitive matches. Sports included are Soccer, Softball, Football, and Ultimate Frisbee. Plans to revamp this field are currently underway, and Lake State in the future could see a Division II Soccer and Lacrosse team.

The Outdoor Tennis Courts on the South side of the Norris Center are home to Lake State Tennis during the warmer months. Open to the public, these courts are a normal hard court surface, and the lights can be used for matches after the sun sets.

The beach volleyball courts can be found tucked in between the Student Village, LSSU Apartments, and The Campus Book Store. These courts are utilized almost every day through the warm months, and host competitive 4v4 beach volleyball matches during the Fall Semester.

Other Facilities

The firing range is used by the LSSU Criminal Justice Department for training purposes. The range is also rented out by local and federal Law Enforcement.

The Norris Center Pool is considered to many as a "hidden gem" when the cold months hit. Kept to a warm humid temperature, the pool offers a variety of programs ranging from scuba diving, to Intramural Water Polo.

The Bud Cooper Gymnasium is home to Lake State Men's and Women's Basketball, as well as Women's Volleyball. The gym is a mult-purpose facility, and can be converted over to a two room exhibition center.

Pictured above is the Norris Center Dance Room. In this picture the room has mats laid down for use by the LSSU School of Criminal Justice MCOLES academy, which assists in their training to become certified police officers. When the mats are rolled up the dance room presents itself as a normal dance studio, complete with ballet bars, and mirrors. The room is also utilized for yoga, zumba, Insanity, and other workout programs/classes on campus.

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold
Environmental Health

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty.

"I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans."

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