Spring 2023 Exam Slam: April 30 from 7pm-Midnight

Exam Slam will be held Sunday, April 30 from 7pm to midnight at LSSU Library.

LSSU Library, the Academic Success Center and Laker Success are teaming up to to offer Exam Slam, held from 7am to midnight at LSSU Library on Sunday, April 30, for all LSSU students.

This end-of-semester event features free snacks and drinks, tutors, librarians, and Academic Success and Laker Success staff offering support to help students finish their final prep for Finals Week.    Attendees will also have the chance to win hourly prize giveaways.  So stop in, and get ready to SLAM your EXAMs!

2nd Annual 2×2 Tiny Art Show

The LSSU Library is hosting the 2nd Annual Tiny Art Show in February!    

Entries are due by 5pm on February 20, 2023; the Tiny Art Show will go on display on February 22, 2023.

To participate, stop in to the library to pick up a free 2×2 canvas (limit of 1 per person please, while supplies last) and an entry form (or download a form). Participants are also welcome to use their own materials; 2D and 3D works are permitted, so long as they don’t exceed 2″ x 2″ or 2″ x 2″ x 2″ in size.  We welcome the LSSU community and the public to submit their tiny masterpieces for display!

In conjunction with the Tiny Art Show, the Library is hosting a free Tiny Art Workshop Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6-8pm in the Library Learning Commons; 2×2 canvases, paint and brushes will be supplied.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

Changing Perceptions…Exceeding Expectations

Join us at 1 PM on Monday, October 31, 2022, when the LSSU Library will be hosting Jessica Ann Rickert, DDS, in the Library Learning Commons.  Her talk, “Changing Perceptions…Exceeding Expectations”  will chronicle her journey to becoming the first female Native American dentist.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 5pm: 2022-23 Campus Read Author Will Allen


Will Allen will speak in the LSSU Library at 5pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Will Allen, the author of the 2022-23 LSSU Campus Read The Good Food Revolution is visiting campus on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, and will present a talk on his work in the Library Learning Commons at 5pm.
A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-winner, Mr. Allen will share the story of his grassroots movement to change the way our nation eats.

LSSU Library Culinary Series – “Make it personal: Owning your college food experience”

Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 4pm
Library Learning Commons

photo of Bruce Wallis
Sault native Bruce Wallis is a career chef and food service professional. He is currently the Assistant Food Service Director at The Leelanau School and a food columnist for the Traverse City Record Eagle. He doesn’t hate any food but thinks that many are overrated .

Do you find yourself wishing for something a little different?
Something more than the daily routine?
Something to win friends and impress your roommates?
Try making it yourself!

When you learn to prepare your own food using a few common cooking implements and some simple tips and techniques, you take control of a large part of your life.

Whether you want to start eating healthier, are looking for a way to showcase your hosting skills, or just want to add a little spice and pizzazz to your diet, learning to prepare food in the privacy of your room will give you a great start.

We will be learning to prepare fresh and delicious food using cooking equipment you may already have on hand. Using hands-on demonstrations and take-home recipes, you will come away with a new understanding of what it takes to be a great home cook.

This event is free and open to the public.

Pi Day 2021 Piaku Contest

Pi pie for Pi DayTo celebrate Pi Day this year, LSSU Library is holding a Piaku Contest.

What is a Piaku?
A Piaku is a form of poetry similar to Haiku, but instead of the 5-7-5 syllabic form, the number of syllables per line corresponds to the digits of pi.  And, given the nature of pi, there is no limit to the length of a Piaku!

An example Piaku, created by Marc Boucher:

The Textbook

(3) Why oh Why
(1) Do
(4) Students fail to
(1) Read
(5) Before going to
(9) Class when they know the teacher will ask
(2) Questions
(6) They will not raise their hands
(5) For they do not know
(3) The answers

To submit your Piaku for our contest, email it to [email protected] by 3:14pm on March 12, 2021.

And please join us in the Library Learning Commons by the giant whiteboard on Thursday, March 11 @ 2pm for a Piaku workshop to craft your winning piaku.  All submitted piakus will be shared to our Facebook page and displayed on the library’s lobby monitors.

What does the winner get?
We will include the winning piaku in the April 2021 Communique, and the winning poet gets a pie!

LSSU Library Scholar Series welcomes Dr. Jason Garvon as he presents “We Only Pay Attention When Something Happens” on Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 @ 4pm in the Library Learning Commons

LSSU Library Scholar Series: Dr. Jason Garvon, "We Only Pay Attention When Something Happens"

Dr. Garvon will explore some of the current subtle changes that may have a profound impact on our treasured wildlife and recreation activities of the north woods. Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 @ 4pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons.


Visiting Writer Series – Mardi Jo Link

Don’t miss Michigan author, Mardi Jo Link, on campus on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Ms. Link will lead a Master Class on writing memoirs in CAS 212 at 3pm.  Later,  join us at LSSU Library at 7pm for a reading, book-signing, and reception with the author.

Flyer for the Mardi Jo Link events on April 13, 2017.

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the LSSU Cultural Affairs Committee.