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Ontario Hall and other Row houses catch a winter sun's rays at around local noon on Dec. 18, just three days before winter solstice. Full Article >>

Financial Aid Workshops, FAFSA Fridays, College Goal Sunday are all great resources for students who are seeking financial aid for their college studies. Full Article >>

Grants and contracts for LSSU help support student and faculty research and have a great impact on the campus and community. Full Article >>

Competition rounds out every fall semester with autonomous robots that perform tasks on an obstacle course. Successful machines migrate a maze by laser and sonar to drop balls into a target pocket. This year’s event fielded 12 teams comprised of 60 first-year engineering students. Full Article >>

An article prepared by Paul Sabourin of the Chippewa County Historical Society and published in the Soo Evening News traces LSSU's journey from US Army Fort Brady to world-class university. Full Article >>

Deadline is Jan. 16, 2015 for electronically submitted, 500-word proposals for TEDxLSSU, to be held March 11 in the LSSU Arts Center. This year's theme is Bridges. Full Article >>

The polls are open until Dec. 31 to vote for the next U.P. Poet Laureate -- a two-year honorary position for which two LSSU English professors have been nominated. Full Article >>

Fine arts student Dena Bliss's senior thesis, "The Making of a Smith," is in the Shouldice Library Art Gallery through Dec. 12. The exhibit includes an oversized bellows and blacksmith’s work space, as well as tools created from scratch that were required to forge her final art pieces. Full Article >>

For every New Year’s Eve since 1976, the University has issued an annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use or General Uselessness.” Between now and December 22, LSSU will accept nominations sent from all over the world, covering all manner of word or phraseology which some consider to be worthy of exile. Full Article >>

Two LSSU alumni, both of whom are police officers and one who is an associate professor in the LSSU's School of Criminal Justice and Fire Science, were recently recognized for their handling of a dangerous situation in Sault Ste. Marie. At the same meeting, three other LSSU alumni-turned-police officers received commendations, also. Full Article >>

Among other things, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corp.-commissioned study looked at demand for additional flights and identified the demographics of patrons, a significant number of which cross the border from Canada. Full Article >>

Lake State is one of only six sites in Michigan offering accredited academy training for correction officer hopefuls, who must complete six of an eight-week session before formally being hired. Full Article >>

This month, it's the hometown heroes going up against their rivals the mischief-makers. Who will win the ultimate battle between good and evil? Let the audience decide! TONIGHT! Full Article >>

Mrs. Loretta VerHaagh's fifth grade class from Washington Elementary was hosted by Prof. Sally Childs' parks and recreation students. Kids rotated between stations that explored navigation the old-fashioned way, such as orienteering with a compass. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University’s Dance Company will get the community into the holiday spirit with its fourth annual Festival of Trees, which is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, in the LSSU Arts Center. The evening’s events include musical selections by LSSU music students at 7 p.m. and dance performances by students at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction of holiday trees and decorations will continue and refreshments will be offered throughout the evening. TONIGHT! Full Article >>

In bringing more courses to "non-traditional" students in the Eastern U.P., the university seeks to build upon what it has been offering for at its Escanaba and Petoskey regional centers for many years. Full Article >>

Free workshop on Dec. 3 can increase your chances to receive small business grants offered to start-ups. Full Article >>

Third-year psychology student Cassidee Retzloff works at LSSU's learning center as a mentor for first-year psych students and tutors dozens of students a week across several disciplines. A citation from the Michigan Tutorial Association acknowledges her nomination as state tutor of the year. Full Article >>

Construction for the $13.5 million project, which will house the Lukenda School of Business and provide state of the art facilities for all students on campus, will begin in the spring. Full Article >>

Rachel Rowswell and Susan Kirkman bettered teams from a half-dozen other Michigan and Wisconsin universities during a regional American Marketing Association marketing competition held at Ferris State in Big Rapids, Mich. Full Article >>

For the fourth year, members of the LSSU Ducks Unlimited student chapter helped the Department of Natural Resources clean up a portion of the Lake Superior State Forest near campus. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University’s Rho Chi Omega presented a ceremonial check for $2,275 to Girls On The Run, a national program that teaches young girls healthy living habits through exercise, eating well, and self-esteem. More than 30 active members, pledges, and alumni divvied up 24 hours of rowing to raise the money. Full Article >>

Elementary school students receive top honors during Lake Superior State University’s annual Superior Children’s Book Festival on Nov. 8. Full Article >>

Grand Marais author draws upon her small-town experiences as inspiration for her work. Watch for rescheduled date! Full Article >>

Students in Prof. Katey Price's communication in leadership class are offering free memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day. Watch for rescheduled date! Full Article >>

Squalls from Lake Superior deposited 18-plus inches of snow on the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., campus Nov.13, some six weeks before winter's official arrival on Dec. 21. Full Article >>

A couple of fifth-grade students at LSSU-chartered Concord Academy-Petoskey helped LSSU prepare for its holiday programs, which are coming soon. The fourth annual Festival of Trees is set for Dec. 5 in the Arts Center and A Laker Christmas will hit the Arts Center stage on Dec. 6. Full Article >>

Since 1969, Prof. Madan Saluja has touched thousands of Lake State students who have gone into countless careers in business, economics, law, and politics. One of them is returning his mentor’s favor by jump-starting a dormant professional business organization - Lambda Sigma Beta. Full Article >>

TONIGHT! Lake State’s venerable ComedySportz College Team slips back onto the LSSU Arts Center main stage Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all at the door. ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played like a sport, where the audience decides who wins. Full Article >>

The two EUP LSSU students presented their initial findings at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters last spring. The Michigan Sociological Association deemed their work as the best in the state this fall. Full Article >>

The third-annual Superior Children's Book Festival hosted three nationally recognized children’s book authors and offered writing workshops and contests for both adults and kids. Full Article >>

A joyous noise, Rhos a rowing, bees of autumn . . . "see all about it" in photo releases generated by this semester's JOUR220 students. Full Article >>

Everyone is welcome when the staff and contributors of LSSU literary journal Border Crossing celebrate the release of the fourth volume. Join them at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Bayliss Public Library. Full Article >>

LSSU alumna Patricia Caruso served as director of the Michigan Department of Corrections 2003-11, overseeing a system of 32 prisons that housed 44,000 prisoners and supervised 58,000 probationers and 20,000 parolees. Full Article >>

Student writers pen 10-minute plays for actors in LSSU's Acting I class to perform during a joint session in the Black Box theater. Full Article >>

Prof. George Denger mediated a debate between 107th district State House hopefuls Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Jim Page, D-Sault Ste. Marie. Lake State’s political science club has been hosting candidate forums like these for more than 20 years. ELECTION DAY IS TODAY! Full Article >>

Everyone is welcome and admission is free at LSSU's third annual Superior Children's Book Festival on Nov. 8, featuring three nationally recognized authors and illustrators. SATURDAY! Full Article >>

LSSU Aquatic Research Laboratory staff were netting the fish from the St. Mary’s River on Oct. 31 for eggs and milt to start a generation of Atlantics that will be raised for release during the summer of 2016. Full Article >>

During a "Math and Computer Science Field Day" this month at LSSU, students learned how math and computer science fit into the movies, computer games, smartphone apps, robotics and a variety of other activities they may take part in or use every day. Full Article >>

Changing conditions in the Great Lakes and St. Mary's River may have made it possible for Atlantic salmon to begin reproducing in the wild after nearly 30 years of stocking by LSSU's Aquatic Research Laboratory. Full Article >>

The public is welcome during a presentation at noon on Nov. 5 that will feature Dr. Howard Browman and Dr. Anne Skiftesvik from the Institute of Marine Research at the Austevoll Research Station in Storebø, Norway. Full Article >>

More than two dozen students were inducted Alpha Chi on Oct. 24. Students must be in the top 10% of their junior and senior classes to join the national honor society. Full Article >>

Michigan's DNR picked up 9,800 fry raised by the LSSU's Aquatic Research Laboratory to plant into Torch Lake, located in downstate in Michigan’s Antrim County. The five-year collaboration is paying off; anglers reeled in 18- to 24-inch Atlantics this past spring. Full Article >>

The ceremony included presentation of championship rings to last season’s players and staff by Dr. Pleger and athletic director Kris Dunbar, just before an exhibition game on Oct. 25. With Web gallery of championship ring ceremony! Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's Alumni Association recognized three alumni and an LSSU professor emeritus of geology during its annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Oct. 24. With a link to the Athletic Hall of Fame induction story! Full Article >>

Atomic emission spectroscopy is a powerful tool for monitoring environmental quality, such as when LSSU’s lab facilities helped Toledo, Ohio, recover from an outbreak of blue-green algae in its municipal drinking water. Full Article >>

Gerry Mooney, a senior lecturer in social policy and criminology from the Open University of Scotland, provided a perspective on his country’s latest referendum on independence. Full Article >>

Decisions made with the best of intentions is keeping a 1950s coal plant open at a staggering cost to the university and residents and businesses in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Full Article >>

Drop the fall hoarding and head to the Lake Superior State University Arts Center gallery for a 22-work exhibition of oil and pastel paintings by local artist and LSSU adjunct professor, Heidi Finley. Full Article >>

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