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MnSCU Main Office to Eliminate 41 Positions by July 1, 2011

The Office of the Chancellor for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will reduce its budget by $4.2 million and eliminate 41 positions by July 1, 2011. The budget change is due to an anticipated reduction in state funding for fiscal year 2012, and it comes on top of budget reductions to the system office…

Lake Superior College Receives $103,000 Grant to Equip Physical Therapy Lab/Community Clinic

(Duluth,Minn.) —  When spring semester begins, Lake Superior College physical therapist assistant students will experience a big upgrade to their lab and clinic training equipment. Lake Superior College has been awarded an $103,000 federal grant to equip its Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program and Physical Therapy Clinic.   The grant, from the Health Resources and Services…

Lake Superior College Achieves Record Enrollment

Lake Superior College (LSC) set an all-time enrollment record when classes started on Monday, August 23.  College officials expect to achieve at least a one percent increase in students enrolled this fall, an improvement over last year’s record enrollment. They also expect to increase full-time equivalent enrollments (FTE).  FTE enrollment is important to the institution…

LSC Announces Partnership with City, Public Schools for ‘Duluth Academy’

An unprecedented partnership between the City of Duluth, the Duluth Public Schools and Lake Superior College was announced today that will create an innovative educational, workforce development and community enrichment hub called The Duluth Academy. Mayor Don Ness, ISD 709 Superintendent Keith Dixon and LSC President Patrick Johns described the many advantages The Duluth Academy…

Dr. Kathleen Nelson Named President Emeritus by MnSCU

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees have awarded president emeritus status to now-former Lake Superior College president Dr. Kathleen Nelson, along with three other former MnSCU college presidents. “These presidents have served their institutions and the system well. Each of them can be proud of the accomplishments during their tenure at the…

Franken, Klobuchar, Oberstar announce $200,000 grant for LSC’s Aviation Program

Today, U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and representative Jim Oberstar announced a $200,000 grant for Lake Superior College’s Center for Advanced Aviation. This grant comes from the Department of Education (DOE). “Skilled pilots are essential to maintaining the air transportation network that connects our nation’s economy,” said Sen. Klobuchar.  “This grant will ensure…

LuAnne Anderson hired as LSC Alumni Director

LuAnne Anderson has joined the Lake Superior College as Alumni Relations Director. Prior to LSC, Anderson served as director of fund development for at Lakeshore, Inc. Before Lakeshore, she worked at SMDC for nearly 25 years; 12 of those years in their foundation. Anderson also has a strong special events background. Her event planning experience…

Mike O’Mara Named First-ever Faculty Emeritus at LSC

Recently retired instructor Mike O’Mara has been named the college’s first-ever “Faculty Emeritus” by outgoing president Dr. Kathleen Nelson. O’Mara, who served 26 years as an electronics instructor at LSC, was nominated by fellow faculty member and Learning Center Director Paula Young. “Of his many accomplishments, Mike will most be remembered for dedication to students…

Civic Engagement Action Team wins award from MN Campus Compact

Lake Superior College’s Civic Engagement Action Team was one of 20 recipients of the Minnesota Campus Compact 2010 Civic Engagement Steward Award. They received the award during the Minnesota Campus Compact 2010 Summit and Awards Luncheon in Brooklyn Center on June 17. The Civic Engagement Steward Award is given to a member of a college’s…