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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 >>

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. 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 >>

The public is welcome when 107th District House candidates Lee Chatfield and Jim Page debate on campus at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. Full Article >>

Reserve your tickets now for the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, Oct. 24, one of several events happening during Great Lake State Weekend. Full Article >>

Paramedic technology students trained on a $8,000 device, which was purchased for LSSU by a private donor who wanted to save lives and improve patient outcomes. Full Article >>

Firefighter and EMT students formed teams of three that practiced donning multilayer isolation garments. The exercise’s main goal, though, was the arduous task of cleaning and removing contaminated gear from both victims and first responders. Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's ComedySportz College Team jumps the fence and goes live at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, on the LSSU Arts Center main stage. TONIGHT! Full Article >>

Lake Superior State University's Rho Chi Omega sorority wants to raise at least $2,000 for Girls on the Run, which teaches young girls healthy living habits through exercise, eating well, and self-esteem. RUNS TONIGHT! Full Article >>

The troupe is selling poinsettias until Oct. 17 to benefit ensemble activities. Order arrangements through a company member, or stop by the LSSU Arts Center’s dance company office, room 218. LAST DAY TO ORDER! Full Article >>

School of Engineering showcased its programs and facilities when deans of engineering from ten universities across Michigan - including U of M, MSU, and MTU - convened on Oct. 6 at LSSU’s Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., campus for Michigan Engineering Deans meeting, the first in three years. Full Article >>

Dr. Gerry Mooney of the Open University in Scotland will be on campus to discuss the failed campaign for Scottish independence and more at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend this free program that will also provide information for students interested in studying in Scotland. TONIGHT! Full Article >>

Engineering professor Paul Weber’s energy systems and sustainability class received a briefing and demo from biology professor Gregory Zimmerman, who converts powdered biomass - wood, grass, weeds – into pellets that can be used for fuel. With video! Full Article >>

Ustad Shafaat Khan, master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the LSSU Arts Center auditorium. Full Article >>

Award-winning poet and writer Kim Addonizio's Sault Ste. Marie master class and public reading was part of the LSSU Visiting Writer Series, which is organized and sponsored by the LSSU English Dept. Full Article >>

LSSU is establishing a memorial tree program to honor friends or loved ones while helping to beautify the campus, which is bouncing back from the effects of the emerald ash borer. Full Article >>

First-Dogs Duke and Earl were most appreciative when President Tom Pleger and his wife, Teresa, hosted the Lake State freshmen class in their home for a barbecue. Full Article >>

Admission's annual open house attracted almost 100 prospects from all over the region for program overviews, campus tours, home athletic events, and an outdoor barbeque set to a perfect Upper Peninsula fall day. Full Article >>

The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working with the class to survey an old landfill site last used in the 1950s to see if it can accommodate expansion of an existing RV park adjacent to Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Full Article >>

Professor Gary Johnson displayed perfect aplomb as the LSSU Dance Company unleashed a surprise dance during Lake State's annual Fall Fling for prospective students on Sept. 27. Johnson was on hand to meet potential political science students and their families. Full Article >>

The public is welcome to a reading from 7-9 p.m. in the Walker Cisler Center’s Crow’s Nest as well as a master class at 2 p.m. the same day in room 305 of Crawford Hall of Science. TODAY! Full Article >>

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