LSSU Library Scholar Series Presents “Localized Extinction And Reintroduction of Fisher Populations “

Dr. Andrew Rankin, King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Asst. Professor

Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11am

The fisher is a carnivorous, forest dwelling mammal whose
historical range included boreal forests of Canada, the Great
Lakes region, and portions of the Rocky Mountains and
Cascade Mountains. Fisher populations declined after the
early 1900s due to trapping and habitat loss, but were an
early subject of reintroduction efforts during the past
century.A picture of a fisher in a tree. a fisher is a carnivorous mammal, from the wessel familyDr. Rankin will discuss the natural history of the fisher and present data from a genetic assessment of a translocated fisher population in the northern Rocky Mts. This population originated from two translocation events that occurred in the 1990s where fishers were moved from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin into northern Idaho. Also discussing the factors that influence population restoration in reintroduction projects

Conversation Café

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 4pm
in the Library Learning Commons

Cartoon style picture. A green, blue and purple mugs of hot liquid with faces are talking to each other.The topic for this Conversation Cafe will be the
Line 5 Pipeline

If you are tired of small talk, join LSSU Library for some Big Talk!
LSSU Library will be hosting a Conversation Cafe, a simple and easy-to-follow discussion format that allows people with diverse opinions to meaningfully contribute in a respectful environment.



LSSU Sustainability Series – Planetary Boundaries: Limits to Growth and Possible Solutions

Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 2pm Library Learning Commons

 Presenting Prof. Barbara Evans
Head Shot of Professor Barbara Evans. She has long straight hair down, wearing a grey t-shirt.
Biology Professor Barbara Evans here at Lake Superior State University

The concept of planetary boundaries addresses the resource limits of the planet.
In particular, limited freshwater and nutrients for agriculture are a concern, especially as demand increases due to expectations for common standards of living, as well as a growing human population. Climate change is making crop yields less predictable.  At the same time, conventional agriculture is wasteful of these resources and puts more pressure on limited freshwater resources. Aquaponics is being considered as an approach to food security that may provide resilience in the face of these potential encroachments on planetary boundaries. These systems can be placed locally to reduce the need for transportation of food; they conserve water and nutrients and so may allow us to increase food yields without exceeding the limits to growth. However, as a relatively new agricultural concept, much needs to be done to create an educated workforce and develop business models that ensure success.”

This event is free and open to the public

LSSU Library Writers Series Presents Angeline Boulley

Presenting: Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter. We are thrilled to have local award-winning author Angeline here in LSSU Library.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7pm in the Library Learning Commons.
a headshot picture of Angeline Boulley. Head and shoulders of a woman with a black sweater and wearing a gold chain
Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller. It also won the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature (Teen category) in 2022.

image shows the front cover of the book Fire Keepers Daughter. ornately decorative

In this riveting novel, a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine, has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.

After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?

This event is free and open to the public there will be light refreshments.


LSSU Library Culinary Series – Great Egg-spectations!

Friday, February 11th, 2022 @ NOON
Library Learning Commons

In January of 2014, Zachary Schroeder was chosen from a refined roster of professional chefs from across the country with extensive management and leadership backgrounds, to launch LCCS’s unique program and restaurant. Particularly notable was his relentless devotion to culinary excellence, with particular focus on the farm-to-table fine dining experience. A native of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, with French Canadian heritage, he fully relates to its rich history and wealth of natural resources, having grown up appreciating all that the woods and waters and farmlands have to offer, and thus the simplicity of nature as it relates to foods.

Les Cheneaux Culinary School – how about a discussion on preparing eggs in various ways…..

French Omelet, French Scramble, Poached, Boiled and Perfect!

  This lecture based demonstration explores the various methods of preparing eggs. Techniques discussed will include poaching, scrambling, omelette, boiling and perfect.  Zachary will also touch on the basic tools and equipment needed for egg cookery.

Also, included will be a comparison of eggs from various farm birds including chicken, turkey, duck, and quail. 

This event is free and open to the public.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Presents ” A Doctor (Of Philosophy) Diagnoses Anxiety”.

Announcement of LSSU Library Outreach Series. Dr. Jason Swedene will present "A Doctor (Of Philosophy) Diagnoses Anxiety" on Tuesday, November 9th at noon in the Library Learning Commons.
LSSU Library Scholar Series Presents ” A Doctor (Of Philosophy) Diagnoses Anxiety”. Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 @ noon.

Creating Hope Through Action – September 10th, 7 PM – LSSU Library QPR Talk & Cycle the Globe

Dr. Kristin Larsen, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, will share information about QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. Following Dr. Larsen’s presentation, attendees will meet at Pleger Commons for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of lost love ones and for the survivors of suicide. Afterwards we will kick off the Cycle the Globe Campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention efforts around the world.


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