STUFF-APALOOZA –Lake Superior State University student Tabitha Gonzalez beams a cotton-candy smile courtesy of Katia Locke, who crafted the small-batch confection during LSSU's "Lakerpalooza" in the Student Activities Center. This year's 12th annual Lakerpalooza is set for 12:30-3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. The event lets the campus and Sault-area communities meet one another through table displays, food, and events. More than 120 campus and off-campus vendors dole out everything from discount coupons, information flyers, to free t-shirts, frisbees, stress balls, pens, highlighters, and candy. LSSU's food services will cater an indoor barbecue. (Photo by John Shibley)
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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lakerpalooza, an annual information and resource fair at Lake Superior State University, will welcome students to the twin-Sault community for its twelfth year. Area businesses, non-profit organizations and service groups are invited to participate.
The event has become one of more popular parts of "Laker Week," several days of special events that start off the new academic year. This year's Lakerpalooza will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. on Aug. 22 in the Norris Center and Student Activity Center. Registration deadline is noon on Friday, Aug. 15. Participants may register online at lssu.edu/lakerpalooza.
"Lakerpalooza is especially designed to welcome new students to the community and it can help non-profit and service organizations find students who are interested in volunteering," said Karen Johnston of LSSU's Advising, Retention and Orientation office. "This generation wants to make a difference in the communities in which they live. In addition, the event helps to heighten students' awareness of services and products available to them in the community."
"We can help businesses promote their products and services to the entire LSSU community," Johnston added.
LSSU will be well-represented at Lakerpalooza, also. Academic areas will showcase their majors and minors and offer information about professional organizations and activities. Campus clubs and organizations will be on hand, too.
If you are interested in being a part of Lakerpalooza, or would like additional information, please contact the LSSU Office of Advising, Retention and Orientation at 906-635-2874.
CONTACTS: Tom Pink, e-mail, 906-635-2315; John Shibley, e-mail, 635-2314; Karen Johnston, e-mail, 635-2269; Jody Schopp, e-mail, 635-2874.