NEA Big Read Kickoff Event, Thursday, September 24th @ 4 pm. Coffee and delicious refreshments will be served by LSSU Catering! Don’t miss our phenomenal guests Chairman Bryan Newland, Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry, & Executive Director Betsy Huggett. Free to the public! More below…

We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.

We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.

Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.

Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.

Masks and social distancing are required.

NEA Big Read Kickoff Event at the LSSU Library on Thursday, 9.24.20 @ 4 pm

 

Free Pizza and Soda Nov 20 @ 5 pm as we enjoy LSSU Library Documentary Series: Frontline Flint’s Deadly Water in the Library learning Commons!

LSSU Documentary Series Frontline: Flint's Deadly water

LSSU Library Documentary Series presents Frontline: Flint’s Deadly water Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 @ 5pm in the Library Learning Commons

Exposing the deadly toll of the Flint water crisis: A two-year FRONTLINE investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires outbreak during the water crisis and how officials failed to stop it

LSSU Library Scholar Series welcomes Dr. Olson-Pupek as she presents “The Cost of Corruption” Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 @ Noon in the Library Commons

Kristina Olson Pupek will be presenting  on "The Cost of Corruption:"

Dr. Olson-Pupek will look at the effects of lead on the brain from the neuroscience perspective, and why children are so heavily impacted by lead poisoning. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 @ Noon

Campus Jeopardy Friday October 25 @ 3 pm in the Library commons!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 2019 @ 3PM

Join us for fun and semi-competitive games of Jeopardy, with questions centered around content from What the Eye’s Don’t See. Grab some teammates, read the book, (copies are available the the Library’s Circulation Desk) and run the board!
If you can’t make it to this session, we’ll have another game on Monday November 4, 2019 @ 3pm!

Join the LSSU Library and Colloquium as we welcome Dr. Rocheford for her talk on “Drones, Mapping, and Spatial Analytics: Geospatial Technologies at LSSU” October 18th @ 3pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons

Rocheford "Drones, mapping, and Spatial Aalytics" October 18 @ 3pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons

Does your discipline/industry utilize unmanned aerial vehicles aka drones? Do you analyze data patterns? Do you collect samples from the environment? Is your discipline one of the following. Engineering/Robotics. Criminal Justice. Fisheries & Wildlife, Mathematics, Business/Marketing. Conservation Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from one of the LSSU’s geospatial programs. The GIS programs are designed as support programs to provide participants with spatial analytical skills that are in high demand in a variety of industries.

LSSU Library Sustainability Series welcomes Tony Anthony: “Emerging Contaminants” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2019 @ 7PM

LSSU Library Sustainability Series. Tony Anthony: “Emerging Contaminants”, Tuesday, October. 16th@ 7 PM

PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyd substances, are all over the news these days as the newest environmental concern.  Tony Anthony, Principal Consultant with national environmental consulting firm AKT Peerless, will talk about this newest issue, and address how the uncertainty surrounding PFAS contamination is creating challenges for municipal leaders and their communities.

 

Join us Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the Library Commons for Dr. Kesong Hu presentation on “How does Acquired Emotion Affect Perception and Cognition?”

Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons 

At a basic level, behavior can be understood in terms of two general classes of motivational processes: appetitive/positive and aversive/negative. Everyone agrees that both positive and negative processes are important, yet scientists still do not know much how these processes affect perception and cognition. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on the role of affective motivational states in perception and cognition. I leverage recent methodological advances to enhance our understanding of emotion-perception, emotion- cognition integration and interaction. In particular, I will present behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging evidence showing how gain and loss influence earlier perceptual processing, and how simultaneous threat and reward interact in the visual processing. I close by discussing the clinical implications of my work, and how my studies can help understand the mechanisms that potentially go awry in mental illness. 

LSSU Library Documentary Series – NOVA: Poisoned Water

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 5 pm in the library for a screening of  NOVA: Poison Water

How safe is our tap water?
This one-hour special report from PBS’s science series, NOVA, follows the ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint’s water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. Discover the disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are similarly vulnerable. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?

 

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3 pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Dr. Garvon has been active with the Great Lakes Piping Plover recovery effort since 2007 when he volunteered as a monitor and LSSU was subcontracted for one monitor position. Since that time they have successfully written grants and have become the primary monitoring organization of the UP. In this presentation, Dr. Garvon will discuss the biology of the Great Lakes Piping Plover, the history of recovery efforts and LSSU’s long tradition of involvement, and current recovery practices and future challenges.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Welcomes Professor Ginna Hoben: “Once Upon a Time, a Woman Developed Very Special Cells…” – A Look at What Makes a Compelling Story


A podcast.  A book.  A film.  A stage play.  An episode of Law & Order.  What is it about Henrietta Lack’s compelling history that inspires the expression of her story in five different art forms?  This talk will examine which plot points are included in all of these retellings of a similar tale, which are not, and what it is that makes a story worth telling (and retelling!).

GINNA HOBEN is an actor/writer/theatre professor.  Her most recent play, “No Spring Chicken” premiered at NextStop Theatre as part of D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in 2015.  Ginna’s play, “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” has enjoyed over fifty productions nation and worldwide.  Other produced plays include the “wind-chill factor”, “telephone”, and “Spit Spat Splendor Spite.” She has also been a writer/producer for the Emmy nominated TV show, “Brain Games.”  
Ginna has performed at various American regional theatres, most notably in 31 productions at American Shakespeare Center, including Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, and the titular role in the World Premiere of “Shakespeare’s Sister.”