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Optivation to offer workshop on basics of Microsoft Excel

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Nov. 24, 2010) — Bemidji State University’s Optivation venture is offering an online course on the basics of formula creation in Microsoft Excel.

Dec. 6-12, 2010 - “Excel Basic Formulas”
This online course will provide the basics on writing simple formulas, making references to cells, setting up tables and using Excel’s built-in functions such as summation, and averages. After completing the course, participants will be able to write basic formulas, reference other cells in formulas, use the summation function, copy formulas and use formulas built into Excel.

The course will be led by Cal Rice and carries a $75 registration fee. A registration form is available at:

For more information, contact Optivation at (218) 755-4900, toll free at (888) 738-3224, or

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About Optivation
Optivation is an off-campus venture operated jointly by Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College designed to increase collaboration between the University, the college, and the business and technology sectors of the northwest Minnesota region. Staffed by veteran business and entrepreneurial professionals, Optivation delivers targeted training and education systems to help organizations succeed in a changing world. Through its affiliations with the University and the technical college, Optivation is able to tap into an unparalleled network of people and technology across the state of Minnesota.

For more information, visit Optivation at

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