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BSU to hold Shaping Our Futures panel, Nov. 14

As our world changes and new concerns arise, what role should higher education play in creating the society that we want?

That pivotal question will be the subject of a “Shaping Our Futures” panel, held at Bemidji State University’s Hobson Memorial Union on Nov. 14. The discussion will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the lower union’s Crying Wolf Room and refreshments will be available.

Bemidji State University’s Hobson Memorial Union presents a dialogue on the different perspectives on the public purposes of higher education.

Historically, higher education has been the vehicle for addressing a variety of societal issues. This discussion provides students an opportunity to discuss different perspectives on this issue, identify local priorities and opportunities for collaboration and form connections and ideas for action.

“Shaping Our Futures” is sponsored by Blandin Foundation, InCommons, Travelers, DemocracyU, National Issues Forums, Minnesota Without Poverty, Minnsesota Campus Compact and Bemidji State University.

This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged at

For more information, please contact the Hobson Memorial Union Information Desk at (218) 755-3760.

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.