BSU mourns passing of Bemidji icon Joe Lueken

Bemidji State University joins the greater Bemidji region in mourning the death of Joe Lueken, who leaves behind an enduring legacy through his generous support for the university and its students. Lueken and his wife, Janice, have been major benefactors of BSU, and the successful businessman also gave freely of his expertise, leadership and optimistic […]

Bemidji State starts Elder-in-Residence program to support Indian retention

Bemidji State University will bring four elders from the northern Minnesota region’s American Indian communities to campus as part of an Elders in Residence program. The innovative retention and diversity initiative, led by BSU’s American Indian Resource Center and slated to begin this fall, is intended to help the university’s Indian students overcome cultural disassociation, […]

Learn about the area’s mushrooms and lichens in four-part workshop

Local plant biologist Dr. Rebecca Knowles is leading a series of workshops and field experiences at Bemidji State University to examine the various mushrooms and lichens found in northern Minnesota. The four-part course, which does not require any background in science, will take place each Tuesday from July 29-Aug. 19 and includes on-campus workshops at […]

Chase the lightning at Storm Chasers Summer Camp

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp. The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, […]

Artist carves new life into an ancient white pine

A Minnesota artist has used his talents to bring new life to an ancient white pine log, which now stands as a monument to the wildlife found in the air, on the land and in the waters surrounding Bemidji State University. The log for the sculpture came from a pair of white pine trees, estimated […]

Bemidji State University Unveils 17-foot Shoreline Sculpture

Wood carver Curtis Ingvodlstad, from Nerstrand, Minnesota, has created a log sculpture near the Lake Bemidji shoreline behind Hobson Memorial Union on the Bemidji State University campus. The 17-foot-tall white pine log, which came from the trees removed from Chet Anderson Stadium during the 2013 turf renovation project, has been transformed to depict wildlife found […]

Sustainable Tuesdays: stepping stone workshop

Sustainable Tuesdays, a weekly presentation on topics related to environmental and sustainability issues presented by the Bemidji State University Sustainability Office, will host a workshop on building stepping stones for your garden on July 8. Sustainable Tuesdays events are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rail River Folk School, located at 303 Railroad St. SW […]

Exploring BSU as an International Student

Watch this narrated guide to campus and get a glimpse of our academic programs, services and life at Bemidji. This video includes English subtitles.

Sustainability Efforts at BSU

BSU spent the last semester continuing to further its mission of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Weekly Sustainable Tuesday events were well attended, and included a guided trip to Lake Bemidji State Park, an interactive panel on carbon tax, and the construction of a pollinator garden. Nice Ride and the OPC teamed up with the Sustainability […]