Summer Workshops & Events, College & Beyond

Bemidji State University offers a variety of continuing education and recreational programs for adults.  Below is a current listing of the 2017 offerings.

Rule 25 Substance Use Assessments 30-Hr Training  

Hosted by Bemidji State University
Facilitated by Edens Group

June 14, 15, 16, 2017
8 am – 5 pm

Meet Your Trainer, Karen Edens
As the Founder and President of EDENS GROUP, and a Past President of MARRCH, Karen has more than forty five years of experience in the design and delivery of training, professional development, technical assistance and consultation.  Karen delivers ongoing training to a wide range of audiences, offers a variety of professional development seminars and provides consultation to various human service providers and community groups.

Topics covered may include: introduction and history of Rule 25, pharmacology 101, biases, values/ethics, and pre-judgements, interview skills, six-dimensions of addictive medicine, placement guidelines, and cultural intelligence.  CEUs Available.

Early Bird Workshop Fee (until 11:59 pm on June 1): $225
Regular Workshop Fee: $250

On-Campus Housing
On-Campus housing available in Linden Hall for $28/night.  Private Room with shared bathroom and air conditioning.  Check-in on June 13 between 3-9 pm and check-out on June 16 between 7-8 am. Deadline for on-campus accommodations: June 1, 2017.  Lost keys $50.

Training Check-in: 7:15-8 am on June 14 at Sattgast 248.  Allow a few extra minutes to get to the room.  Look for signs once you enter the building.

Meals not provided. Campus dining services will be available for out-of-pocket meals. Times will be announced upon arrival.

Campus Map
Click here and scroll to page 2 for building descriptions and locations. Parking is free in all campus lots except Cedar Hall.

Refunds subject to $25 cancellation fee. Absolutely no refunds after June 1, 2017.



Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake FestivalBike Bemidji logo_blue

June 17, 2017

Check-in and same day registration at The Sanford Center west parking lot with rolling start between 7:30-10:00 am.  All skill levels can enjoy this bike ride around Lake Bemidji!
It is not a race but rather a festive event. Safety is a high priority.  Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended. MN Nice Ride will have free helmets available during the rolling start.  Reflective bike stickers will also be available while supplies last.  All participants who register by May 31, 2017, will receive the early bird rate and a t-shirt as a memento.  For more information visit

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

June 19-25, 2017

Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.  Please join us from for an exciting opportunity to create, collaborate, and commune in the great northwoods. This year’s workshop faculty members are Elizabeth Bradfield (Poetry), Janice Harrington (Poetry), Ravi Howard (Fiction), Ernestine Hayes (Creative Nonfiction), and Ander Monson (Creative Nonfiction).

And the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and acclaimed memoirist Tracy K. Smith will be our Distinguished Visiting Writer. 

Conference Workshop includes: intimate classroom atmosphere with visiting faculty, daily craft talks, editor’s talk, evening reading series, publishing seminar, all afternoon events, five conference meals.  28 CEUs available.

Auditor’s Option includes: daily craft talks, editor’s talk, evening reading series, publishing seminar, all afternoon events, five conference meals.

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