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BSU Student Senate promotes tunnel painting project

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Oct. 27, 2011) — The Bemidji State University Student Association (BSUSA) is encouraging student organizations to paint murals in the university’s underground tunnel system.

The tunnel system is heated and connects the dorm buildings to the rest of the campus. Students use the tunnels during the winter to avoid the cold. The walls are largely bare and the tunnels are identical. The BSUSA, also known as the Student Senate, wishes to change this by having interested student organizations paint murals in the tunnel network. The BSU Math Club is one organization planning to take part in the project.

The Student Senate is the official voice of the students at Bemidji State. It recognizes student organizations, proposes regulations, creates services, initiates policy, represents the interests of students, enforces compliance with policies, and adopts resolutions to benefit the students at BSU.

BSU student senators are listed below by hometown.

Arlene Cuthrell, junior, mass communication, Minnesota State University Student Association representative 56601
Eric Maturi, senior, early childhood education, senator 56601

Corcoran | Dana Bjorge, junior, business administration, university affairs co-chair 55340
Corcoran | Dezaray Thoen, freshman, clinical laboratory science, at-large senator 55340
Elk River | Tyler Brown, sophomore, criminal justice, senator 55330
Faribault | David Andrade, junior, criminal justice, co-president 55021
Faribault | Kayla Estabrooks, freshman, criminal justice, at-large senator 55021
Faribault | Alejandro Mendoza, senior, sport management, senator 55021
Fergus Falls | Kayla Konickson, junior, nursing, at-large senator 56537
Fisher | Kristi Bernat, junior, biology, senator 56723
Goodland | Marissa Stitt, senior, psychology, SAFAC chair 55742
Grand Rapids | Sarah Shepherd, senior, political science, senator/leg intern 55744
Hawley | Britta Berg, freshman, social studies education, senator 56549
Iron | Jake Svare, junior, business administration, senator 55751
Maple Grove | Ann Robertson, sophomore, nursing, universal senator 55369
Minnetonka | Charlie Woodson, junior, design technology, co-president 55343
Park Rapids | Jae Seifert, senior, mass communication, student affairs co-chair 56470
Rice | Dylan Davison, sophomore, political science, at-large senator 56367
Sandstone | Brad Klingsheim, freshman, aquatic biology, senator Sandstone, MN 55072
Sauk Rapids | Kari Cooper, freshman, mass communication, senator/ PR manager 56379
Sauk Rapids | Cara Mielke, sophomore, psychology, senator 56379
Staples | Brandon Haglin, junior, business administration, at-large senator 56479
St. Cloud | Kate Zadoo, senior, English, office manager 56303
Thief River Falls | Cheyenne Horien, junior, political science, at-large senator 56701
Wadena | Amy Brown, senior, elementary education, university affairs co-chair 56482
White Bear Lake | Jake Trumper, freshman, elementary education, senator 55110
Winton | Joe Vito Moubry, senior, creative and professional writing, university liaison 55796

Wahpeton | Nick Nelson, junior, political science, senator 58075

Bartlett | Philip Pasch, freshman, undecided, senator 38135

De Pere | Paige Timm, freshman, social studies education, student affairs co-chair 54115

Prativa Joshi, senior, business administration, diversity liaison


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.