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Banished Words

Lake Superior State University’s 45th Annual List Of Banished Words

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU’s 45th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

The influencers in the English Department at Lake Superior State University have announced LSSU’s 45th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

“These days, ’living your best life’ is ‘literally’ impossible with ‘influencers’ making us ‘totes’ ‘jelly,’” an LSSU spokesperson ‘chirped.’ “‘I mean,’ the least they could do is watch their words.”

OK, boomer.

The Word Banishment tradition, created by the late W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, is now in its fifth decade. For every new year since 1976, LSSU — also known for premier programs in nursing, engineering, robotics, and Great Lakes freshwater research — has issued this list.

GFL game wrap up

GFL game wrap up

After nearly two years of planning, the initial Hockey Day in the Twin Saults can be deemed a resounding success. A crowd of 3,166 witnessed the Laker hockey team clinch the team's second consecutive Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoff berth with a 4-1 victory over the University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers.

"We relished the opportunity to bring the Twin Saults together for the day. The game of hockey has historically brought our communities together and we were able to bring the Saults together for a great hockey experience on Saturday," said Lake Superior State University President Dr. Rodney Hanley.

The day centered around the Lakers facing off against the University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers at 7:00 p.m. at the GFL Memorial Gardens. But, the vision for the event has always been about more than the game.

Ice Rink

Outdoor Campus Ice Rink

Seamore has officially opened the outdoor ice rink for this winter. 

The rink, located on Pleger Commons, offers a great outdoor experience for those wishing to enjoy all that winter in the UP has to offer.  Along with new lighting installed on Pleger Commons, this year’s ice rink is sure to create some great memories for you and your friends and family to enjoy.  We invite all LSSU students, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy this great winter tradition.  Who knows, you may even see Seamore out there skating some laps to stay in shape?

The outdoor rink is open 24 hours a day and is weather dependent.

Cannabis Center

Opening Of The Cannabis Center Of Excellence For The First Cannabis Program In The United States

Lake Superior State University and Agilent Technologies Inc. have formed a strategic relationship to facilitate education and research in cannabis chemistry and analysis establishing the Cannabis Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a state-of-the-art facility aimed at a convergence of education and research across the sciences related to the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.  This strategic partnership helps to strengthen the first program in the U.S. focused squarely on cannabis chemistry.  LSSU is a premier training center for the next generation of quantitative chemists that possess the skills necessary to thrive in both the scientific and cannabis communities alike. The LSSU Cannabis CoE is housed in a dedicated 2600 sq. ft. facility within the Crawford Hall of Science. Read more

Snowman Burning

Mark your calendar for snowman burning Facebook event

Join fellow alumni and friends online for the annual Snowman Burning tradition on March 19 at noon! The event will be on Facebook and Instagram live! Find out more here

Faculty Tenure

Board Meeting Sees Faculty Earn Tenure, Promotion

LAKER PROMOTIONS – Lake Superior State University trustees and senior management stand with faculty who received academic promotions during a Jan. 24 Board of Trustees meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Starting from the left, moving right, are Robert Hildebrand (to Professor in Engineering and Technology), Andrew Jones (to Professor in Engineering and Technology), trustee Ann Parker (chair), President Rodney Hanley, Katherin Berchem (promoted to Professor in Nursing), Mindy McCready (to Associate Professor in Business), and Provost Lynn Gillette. Read more

CFRE donation

CRFE donation in time for christmas

Leadership of Old Mission Bank recently funded the first installment on their commitment to LSSU’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education with a $25,000 check presentation.  President/CEO Gary Sharp and EVP/CEO Cathie Chenoweth presented the check to LSSU President Rodney Hanley, joined by LSSU Foundation Executive Director Tom Coates.

In May, 2018, the leadership and board of Old Mission Bank confirmed their support of the project with a pledge of $125,000 toward the campaign and the opportunity to the name the Old Mission Bank Observation Deck at LSSU’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education.