Posted on June 17th, 2021

Eight colleges – including LSSU – bring nearly $1 billion a year to U.P.

“The U.P.’s academic sector creates family-sustaining job opportunities and incentives for people to relocate to the region. New residents purchase homes, contributing to property taxes that increase city revenues. Along with students and visiting families — especially those who travel from overseas — they spend money in restaurants, hotels, and retails outlets, keeping local businesses thriving. These institutions also play a significant role in shaping the area’s vibrant culture. With its unique mix of high-tech innovation and apple-pie downtowns, the U.P. is a magnet for intelligent, interesting people who appreciate the beautiful surroundings and active lifestyle.”

Read the full article at The Daily Mining Gazette

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Posted on October 14th, 2015


Lake Superior State University mechanical engineering projects manager Mark Rodriguez (center, reaching) checks out the control panel of a newly delivered Haas TL-1 computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathe on Oct. 6. The machine is owned by Sault Ste. Marie Advanced Resources and Technology, Inc., but will be housed in the manufacturing laboratory of LSSU’s Center for Applied Science and Technology (CASET). LSSU students and faculty – along with Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone clients, many of whom are partners with student teams on senior engineering projects – will use the TL-1 to master CNC techniques and fabricate specialized parts. A USDA Rural Business Development Grant underwrote its purchase with matching funds from LSSU’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET). Looking on clockwise from top are SET academic assistant Laura Bofinger; LSSU engineering student Nick Letts (plaid shirt; mechanical engineering senior from North Branch, Mich.); Eric Becks, engineering projects manager of LSSU’s Product Development Center and CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone; laboratory engineer Jeff King (sunglasses); and Dr. David Roland Finley, dean of LSSU’s School of Engineering and Technology. Run a Web search on “Discover LSSU’ to customize an education at Lake State.…

Posted on July 29th, 2015


Lakerpalooza, an annual information and resource fair at Lake Superior State University, will welcome students to the twin-Sault community for its 13th year. Area businesses, non-profit organizations and service groups are invited to participate. The event is also open to the public.

Lakerpalooza 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. 28 in the Norris Center and Student Activity Center. Registration deadline for vendors and informational displays is noon on Friday, Aug. 21. 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 …

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Non-traditional students invited to open house July 27

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University invites adult students from both sides of the St. Mary’s River to find out what the university has to offer them during a Non-Traditional Student Open House from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, in the Walker Cisler Center on campus.

The program is an opportunity for students who may have started a degree some years ago, or who may be thinking of expanding their skills in anticipation of finding a different career path, to find out how they can get started. It will also be an opportunity for students to provide feedback to LSSU staff on how they can best be served.

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Posted on July 16th, 2015

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1 Million to Help Students in the Upper Peninsula Graduate from College


WASHINGTON D.C. – Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1.3 million to give Upper Peninsula students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, Gogebic Community College, Finlandia University, and Bay Mills Community College.

“Students who work hard and are accepted to college deserve every opportunity to succeed,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to today’s announcement, more college students across the Upper Peninsula will get tutoring, financial aid counseling, and other support they need to finish school.”


“Whether it’s improving academic support services or increasing financial resources, this support from the Department of Education will bolster efforts to retain and graduate more students in the Upper Peninsula,” Senator Peters said. “Higher education increases economic opportunity and provides a pathway to the middle class, and putting the dream of completing a higher education degree within reach for more Michigan students is critical.”

Bay de Noc Community College will receive $292,362, Northern Michigan University will …

Posted on April 28th, 2015

Creative Deconstruction

LSSU Considine Hall moves forward

Architect’s Drawing


Contractors with Hallmark Construction out of Traverse City, Mich., are clearing the interior of Lake Superior State University’s South Hall on April 23 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The demolition formally begins a $13.5 million renovation of the building into R.W. Considine Hall, which will open for classes in fall 2016 and house LSSU’s Lukenda School of Business. The School is named in honor of LSSU alum and Sault, Ont., businessman Dr. Lou Lukenda. Considine Hall derives from Trout Lake, Mich., native and retired entrepreneur Dr. Robert Considine. Both men have been instrumental over the years with gifts ranging from scholarships, to the underwriting of numerous capital (building and facility) campaigns across a range of programs and disciplines. Run a web search on LSSU Considine for more about the project.…

Posted on February 11th, 2015

LSSU promotes practical nursing program

Lake Superior State University invites community members with an interest in the health care field to attend an informational session on its practical nursing program. The next LPN program begins this summer.

The informational session will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the nursing laboratory, room 359 in Crawford Hall of Science. After an introduction to the program, participants will be able to tour the lab and enjoy refreshments. In addition, financial aid representatives will be on hand to answer questions.

More information on LSSU website

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