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Lake Superior State University Names Veteran Collegiate Athletics Executive And Michigander David L. Diles Its New Athletic Director
Lake Superior State University has selected veteran collegiate athletics executive and Michigan native David L. Diles as its new director of athletics after conducting a national search. He succeeds Dr. David Paitson, who earlier resigned after four years to accept an assistant professor of sport management position at University of Indianapolis. Diles begins at LSSU on Aug. 2, 2021, and will oversee 11 Div. II teams in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and a Div. I men’s hockey team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Read More
Lake Superior State University Guarantees Admission, Plus Scholarships, To High School Seniors From LSSU-Affiliated Public Charter Schools Across Michigan
Lake Superior State University includes in its strategic plan fostering student learning, driving social mobility, and promoting community partnerships. Along those lines, through its dedication to advancing higher education for Michiganders, Lake State announces the launch of the LSSU Charter School Guarantee. Michigan high school seniors graduating from the 13 free public charter schools operating under the auspices of LSSU will be guaranteed admission to the institution. Read More
Lake Superior State University Renews Annual Tuition Agreement With Area U.S. Coast Guard
Lake Superior State University recently renewed its long-standing annual tuition agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The collaboration, dating to 2009, encourages active duty personnel, their spouses, and dependents to pursue higher education at LSSU by lowering the cost of study to do so.
“Every year I look forward to continuing this alliance because it epitomizes our mission of enhancing the quality of life of the Great Lakes region, reinforces community partnership that’s part of our strategic plan, and furthers our vison of identifying potential, enabling success, and driving social mobility,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. “As military veteran, I’m thrilled to support this win-win accord—the Coast Guard serves the greater good and it’s only right that LSSU, housed on a former Army fort and established in 1946 for World War II veterans, gives back to them.” Read More
Lake Superior State University Names Veteran Economist Dr. Nafez Alyan Its New Vice President For Finance And Operations
Lake Superior State University has selected veteran economist Dr. Nafez Alyan as its new vice president for finance and operations/chief financial officer upon conducting an exhaustive national search. He will succeed Morrie Walworth, who is retiring on Aug. 1, 2021, after five years in the position and 30 years at LSSU. Alyan begins at LSSU on July 15, 2021. Read More
Cannabis Center Of Excellence At Lake Superior State University Installs New Equipment That Expands Reach Within the Industry And Beyond
The trailblazing Cannabis Center of Excellence (CCoE) at Lake Superior State University recently upgraded its cannabis analysis instrumentation in ways that benefit not only the burgeoning industry but also environmental science. The newly installed Agilent 1290 Infinity II UHPLC and Ultivo QQQ mass spectrometer, in conjunction with the repurposing of existing equipment Agilent 6470 QQQ, allows CCoE to analyze residual pesticides and mycotoxins in cannabis products and the Center for Freshwater Research and Education at LSSU to identify persistent pollutants such as perfluoroalkoxy alkanes (PFAs).
“This is a game-changer in more than one field,” said Assistant Professor of Chemistry and CCoE Coordinator Benjamin Southwell. “The opportunity to enhance our cannabis analysis capabilities and leverage our existing facilities to promote freshwater science is the latest example of the value of the high-impact experiences LSSU is known for.” Read More
Lake Superior State University Awards Its First Robotics Engineering Undergraduate Degree
Lake Superior State University awarded its first robotics engineering undergraduate degree at spring 2021 commencement on May 1. The inaugural recipient: Connor Reppuhn,
of Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Robotics engineering is the perfect mix of what I want to do and what I love. The new, cutting-edge technology is beyond fascinating,” said Reppuhn, who attended Forest Hills
Central High School. “The hands-on learning provided by LSSU is without comparison.” Read More
Lake Superior State University Center for Freshwater Research and Education Students Reel in Big Honors
Four Lake Superior State University students working at LSSU’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) this summer were recently awarded prestigious funding from Michigan Sea Grant and Trout Unlimited to support undergraduate research on projects that will enhance fisheries management and invasive species control as well as address water pollution. Elizabeth Belanger, a conservation biology major, was awarded a Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Internship and plans to conduct research on lake sturgeon and their habitats in the St. Marys River, using an aquatic remotely operated vehicle equipped with water quality sensors. Her research will focus on locating both adult and sub-adult lake sturgeon and linking those locations with water quality and habitat data to help inform conservation of this ecologically and culturally important species. Tristan Compton, a conservation biology major, was also awarded a Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Internship. Compton will test microplastics for their presence and density across seasons and land use types in the St. Marys River to better understand the extent of microplastic pollution and how it changes before and after rainstorm events along the river network. Read More
LSSU’s Dr. Kevin Kapuscinski Elected President of the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Dr. Kevin Kapuscinski, assistant director of research for the Center for Freshwater Research and Education at Lake Superior State University, has been elected president of the
Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
“I have been fortunate to participate in the American Fisheries Society through student chapters, state chapters, and the parent society. These experiences have enriched my
education, provided an outlet for my research, and facilitated new relationships with fisheries professionals. So it is a tremendous honor to be able to give back,” said Dr.
Kapuscinski. Read More