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30th annual Lake State Classic Golf Tournament set for June 14 at Wild Bluff

The 30th Annual Lake State Classic Golf Tournament and auction, in support of academic activities and athletic programs at LSSU, will be held June 14 at the Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley, Michigan with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

This event is for everyone, regardless of golf skills. It will be a special year for the Classic as the LSSU Foundation, Soo Blueliners, and Laker Athletics are joining forces! Funds raised will assist the LSSU Foundation, Laker Hockey, and all Laker sports.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast. The four-person scramble will get underway with golfers teeing off at 10am. There will be a series of special events on the course throughout the day and will wrap up with the Classic auction and dinner, during the Classic Bash.

Items up for auction include autographed items from former professional golfers Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, Red Wings tickets and apparel, an anchor necklace from Monocle Jewelers, a plane tour of the Straits of Mackinac, kayaking trips, Laker apparel and much more! Proceeds from the auction will be earmarked to the respective Laker sports or the Fund for LSSU.

“We have received many requests from past participants and sponsors to host the event at Wild Bluff,” said Tom Coates, Executive Director, LSSU Foundation. “We listened and are pleased to begin a partnership with the Soo Blueliners within the Lake State Classic.”

There will be an announcement about this year's Classic Circle Inductee very soon. The Classic Circle is designed to honor those who have supported the fundraising goals of the event and have encouraged others to do so.

The cost is $160 per person or $640 per team of four. To register online, go to, email or call 906-635-2665 for more information. For those interested in just attending dinner, you can RSVP by clicking here. The cost of dinner is $20. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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Great Lake State Weekend Reunions

This Great Lake State Weekend will be extra special for business, parks & recreation, and political science alumni, as each will be having their own reunion. For business alumni, Dr. Madan Saluja will be honored during GLSW weekend with the dedication of an outstanding recognition statue in RW Considine Hall. Political Science classes of 1996-2001 have multiple events planned for GLSW. There will be group seating at the hockey games, a Saturday morning brunch, a Saturday afternoon roundtable discussion on a political topic, and a Saturday night reception following the hockey game. In addition, Aaron Katerberg '98 will provide a brief presentation on his recent adventure in Argentina, where he climbed the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere to raise money for clean water and sanitation.

Longtime parks & recreation professor Dr. Sally Childs and former political science professor Dr. Gary Johnson will host their corresponding reunions. More details for all three reunions will be shared soon. To RSVP for a reunion, email us at, please let us know which reunion you will be attending. If there are any other groups that would like to have a reunion during GLSW, contact the Alumni Office no later than July 1 and we'll help you organize it. Reunions do not need to be based on academic major, they can be by class year, sport, residence hall, or Greek/student organization.

For more information on GLSW 2019, click here .
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Three Lakers Mentioned in all-time favorite obscure Bruin article

Clayton Beddoes, Blaine Lacher, and Brian Rolston were mentioned by writer Chad Finn in his recent article "Who is your all-time favorite obscure Bruin?" Head over to to read the full article.
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Get Rewarded For Showing Off Your Laker Pride

Showing off your Laker Pride has never been more rewarding, thanks to the support of local businesses. In recent weeks The Wicked Sister, Moloney’s Alley, Original Murdick’s Fudge, New Waves of St. Ignace, and the Garlyn Zoo have offered prizes to the best Laker Friday photo submissions.

Laker Fridays are an opportunity for alumni, friends, students, LSSU employees and area businesses to show their support of Lake Superior State University by donning LSSU colors and apparel. Participants can share their photos with the LSSU Alumni Association’s social media accounts @LSSUAlumni or by emailing them to every Friday, with winners selected the following Monday.

Dig out your Laker apparel and participate in the next Laker Friday!
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Fund to the Finish $500,000 Challenge

Dick and Theresa Barch have further strengthened the Lake Superior State University Foundation’s fundraising campaign in support of the Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) by matching up to $500,000 in donations made by alumni and friends of the University by September 30, 2019.

Donations to the CFRE Project received by September 30, 2019 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $500,000. With the success of this initiative, the LSSU Foundation will reach its campaign goal of assisting in securing the University’s required portion of the $14 million total project cost. The State of Michigan is providing $8.85 million through its capital outlay project program.

To find out more about this project, including how you can help meet the challenge with a matched gift of support, contact Virginia Zinser, Director of Development – LSSU Foundation at (906) 635-2725 or You may also visit to show your support today.
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Engineering Senior Projects

On Friday, April 26th LSSU engineering and engineering technology students presented their senior design projects. The students work in multi-disciplinary teams and many of the projects collaborate with industry to solve real-world problems for companies.

Each project requires a detailed technical engineering analysis, development and follow-through to provide a realistic experience for our graduates. Projects are typically industrial in nature. Some allow for opportunities to break ground and be a part of a new process or product warranting a patent. Others provide opportunities for presentations at conferences and/or competition participation.

Students work with timelines, monetary and management issues, communication, teamwork, paperwork, and logistics within their teams. In addition, they handle guidelines, design reviews, development and production issues, purchasing, changing project definitions, and lessons learned as they work with their faculty advisors and industrial customers.
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Scholarship helps students earn associate degrees

Sally and Bob Wiles of Rudyard sign criteria with LSSU President Dr. Rodney Hanley that establishes a first-of-a-kind scholarship for students pursuing a two-year associate degree at LSSU. The first award will be made during the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to read more about the Wiles and their scholarship.

Would you like to support the CFRE?

  1. Use the Foundation Giving Form
  2. Select "Other Designation"
  3. Enter your donation amount
  4. Enter the words "CFRE" in the Gift Designation field
  5. Continue completing form ...