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Convocation begins new year

Hundreds of incoming freshman kept a Bemidji State tradition alive on Sunday evening, Aug. 24, by participating in Convocation to officially open the 2014-2015 academic year. Joined by BSU faculty and student leaders, the students made a ceremonial walk through the university's Alumni Arch to BSU Gymnasium where they heard inspiring words from President Richard Hanson and other senior administrators. Following a candle-lighting ceremony symbolizing the light of knowledge, students carried their candles out of the hall to mark the beginning of their academic journeys. Photos

Bemidji State University has received nearly $623,000 from the National Science Foundation that will fund scholarships for BSU students majoring in programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics....

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