Lake Superior State University

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   A university in the Upper Peninsula is offering a daylong event to learn about the natural resources of the region.

Two environmental groups are sponsoring an event Saturday called Celebrate the U.P. Sault Ste. Marie. There will be speakers and hands-on opportunities at Lake Superior State University.

The Evening News in Sault Ste. Marie says the focus will be on water. There will be presentations on the status of the St. Marys River as well as the local tannery, invasive species and birds.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Peter Mitchell to serve as interim president, effective July 1.

LSSU’s eighth president, Dr. Thomas Pleger, died May 7 following a brief illness. Interim Provost David Roland Finley has been serving as acting president since then.

Mitchell was the 14th president of Albion College from 1997 to 2007. Most recently he’s been running the consulting company Proactive Transition Management. The company manages change and transitions for colleges and universities.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Lake Superior State University has named David Roland Finley acting president of the school while officials search for a permanent replacement. 

Finley steps into the role left vacant by Thomas Pleger, who died May 7 after a brief illness. The university’s Board of Trustees made the announcement Friday.

Finley has been serving for the past year as LSSU’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, as well as the dean of the schools of engineering and business.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger has died.

According to the school’s website the 48-year-old Pleger passed away unexpectedly Sunday after undergoing brain surgery in Petoskey. Officials say he was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday, then transferred to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and had surgery on Friday. He was with family recovering in the ICU when he passed early Sunday morning.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger released the following statement Monday about President Trump's immigration/travel ban:

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have taken their best "guesstimate" and released LSSU's 42nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

“Overused words and phrases are a 'bête noire' for thousands of users of the 'manicured' Queen's English,” said an LSSU spokesperson, who released the 'historic' list during a town hall meeting. “We hope our modest 'listicle' will figure 'bigly' in most 'echo chambers' around the world.”

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    It’s time to clear annoying words and phrases from your linguistic closet. 

Just days remain to submit a nomination for Lake Superior State University’s 2017 Word Banishment List, to be released on December 31st. 

Every new year since 1976 LSSU has published a List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use, or General Uselessness.  Nominations are collected throughout the year from people around the world who would like to see words and phrases permanently exiled.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Fraternity members from Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State University are pushing bathtubs for charity this weekend.

Tau Kappa Epsilon chapters from both schools are leaving Marquette early Saturday morning in a race to see who gets back to their respective city first.  The Tech brothers will push the customized tub about 100 miles, while the LSSU brothers have around 170 miles to travel. 

Tech is raising money through pledges for the Copper Country Humane Society, and Lake State is taking pledges to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   Lake Superior State University is studying whether to charge the same tuition rate to all students.

U.S. students now pay $5,412 per semester for 12 to 17 credits. The Sault Ste. Marie school might extend it to students from any country as a possible way to boost enrollment.

LSSU trustees have asked campus administrators to write a report on the financial impact.

Lake Superior State has more than 2,100 undergraduates with 88 percent coming from Michigan.

LSSU cuts jobs

Jun 13, 2016

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Lake Superior State University has cut five positions from its employee roster. 

Officials say the June 8th action is the result of a $2 million structural deficit and trying to make the 

university more efficient.  LSSU President Tom Pleger gave an in-depth update to campus at an all-employee meeting May 12th. Employees had two weeks to share ideas with university leadership before decisions were finalized. 

The reductions affected both union and non-union positions. 

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