About 650 students, parents and donors attended Bemidji State University’s 2017 Scholarship Appreciation Breakfast Oct. 7 in the Sanford Center arena.
Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center hosted a full day of activities to recognize Indigenous Peoples and Treaty Day on Oct. 9. Bill Blackwell, Jr., executive director of the AIRC, hosted a welcome ceremony to kick off a day of presentations featuring BSU students and faculty.
Through a series of articulation agreements signed Oct. 10, students who complete associate’s degrees in one of 15 programs offered by Anoka Technical College now have a direct path to a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University.
Bemidji State University and the City of Bemidji partnered to host 90 college fishing teams from across the nation for the Bassmaster College Series National Championship, Aug. 10-12 on Lake Bemidji. VisitBemidji estimates that the tournament created $759,000 of economic activity in the city, and Bassmaster said that Bemidji was perhaps the best host in the tournament’s 13-year history.
Professor Allan Chapman of Wadham College at the University of Oxford, lead lecturer for Bemidji State University’s Eurospring program, explored 2,000 years of humanity’s fascination with the concept of aliens during a Sept. 25 presentation. After Chapman’s lecture, past EuroSpring students gathered to reminisce and take photos with their favorite Englishman.
Bemidji State University and BSU Alumni & Foundation recognized 2017’s newest Distinguished Alumni honorees, this year’s Young Alumni Award winner and its friends and donors at the traditional Honors Gala.
Beaver Athletics kicked off its Homecoming 2017 activities with its traditional Beaver Pride luncheon in Walnut Hall.
Bemidji State University’s choral music program celebrated its 80th anniversary with an alumni concert in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming activities, Sept. 23 at Bemidji’s Evangelical Covenant Church.