Nov 2020 – Muskie Pride

Ground Breaking

We recently broke ground for our $26 million residence halls project, which is funded by a $35.4 million low interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division. 

The new halls, which will be open in fall of 2022, will give us 400 beds to replace several aging halls. Combined with the recent renovation of the Younger Family Campus Center, the new halls will be part of an exciting new focal point in the center of our main campus. More information and a photo gallery from the groundbreaking ceremony can be found on the Lakeland University Blog.

David Gallianetti honored with new scholarship initiative

At Lakeland’s October 8 Board of Trustees meeting, the University’s Board and Administration jointly honored David Gallianetti for outstanding community service by establishing the Gallianetti Scholars Initiative. Gallianetti Scholars will operate the nonprofit business in Lakeland’s LAUNCH Enterprise, the student-run businesses division of the University’s Cooperative Education program.

Check out the Lakeland University Blog to learn more.

To make a contribution to the Gallianetti Scholars fund, please click the “Make a Gift” button. David has agreed to a donation match of up to $10,000!

ICYMI: A homecoming message from President Black

President David Black gave his annual University Update during Lakeland University’s homecoming weekend. Lakeland is in a strong position because of who we are as a community and family.

“It’s because of that resolve, the work ethic, the character that willingness to go an extra mile, or two miles for the good of students. It’s always been who we are and what we do.” – President Black

Legend Larry’s to sponsor Lakeland eSports program

We are excited to announce that Legend Larry’s has agreed to be a major sponsor for Lakeland’s eSports program! Legend Larry’s has made a five-year commitment and funds the first year will support scholarships for new students along with recruitment for summer camps, tournaments and leagues. Learn more about this exciting sponsorship by visiting the Lakeland University Blog.

Lakeland takes over planning of Sheboygan Gus Macker event

We are so excited to announce that Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses will be planning one of Sheboygan County’s most popular summer events — the 2021 Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Sheboygan’s Gus Macker will be held July 31 and Aug. 1, 2021, at the Harbor Centre Marina on the Lake Michigan shoreline. This will be the 26th year the Macker is being held in Sheboygan. For more details, head over to the Lakeland University Blog.

Muskies Helping Muskies

Our alumni are represented in a variety of work environments and are eager to share advice and help our current students! Whether it is mentoring, job shadowing or helping with practice interviews, there are many opportunities to assist current Muskies in their education. Are you ready to help another Muskie out?  

Gain Insights From Wisconsin's Top Executives

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of life, and posed significant challenges for leaders at all levels, but it has also presented a learning opportunity.

Lakeland University has assembled an impressive and diverse lineup of Wisconsin’s top executives to detail how they led their organizations through the pandemic in a new online course entitled Leading through a Pandemic: Perspectives of Wisconsin Executives.

Students will have the ability to take this for graduate credits or as a professional development opportunity. 

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