BSU Alumni & Foundation recognized Bemidji State University alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation at its 16th Annual Golden Beaver Society Luncheon, May 5 at the American Indian Resource Center.
Each of Bemidji State University’s three colleges hosted their graduates and families at the traditional pre-Commencement Brunch in the Hobson Memorial Union. BSU’s Class of 2017 saw 1,066 students earn diplomas at the university’s 98th Commencement May 5 at Bemidji’s Sanford Center.
For the 71st year, Bemidji State University students presented the Funtastic Dance Follies – the university’s second-longest annual tradition behind only Homecoming. The April 21-23 show featured a variety of students, BSU clubs/organizations and community members performing dance routines ranging from swing, line, Latin, ballroom, fad and folk dancing, and many others.
Bemidji State University recognized 68 employees with 970 combined years of service, four faculty members who have been granted emeriti status and winners of the university’s inaugural Awards of Excellence at its annual Employee Recognition Celebration April 27.
At an April 25 signing ceremony in the American Indian Resource Center, President Faith C. Hensrud reaffirmed Bemidji State University’s commitment to the Second Nature Carbon Commitment, pledging to become carbon neutral by the year 2050.
Conducted by Maestro Scott Guidry, the Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble, one of the premiere ensembles at BSU, gave an end of the semester concert April 23. Its repertoire includes many of the exciting contemporary wind band pieces as well as 20th century concert band classics.
Maddy Treuer, a junior majoring in indigenous studies and Spanish from Bemidji, was named Outstanding American Indian Student of the Year at Bemidji State University’s 37th Annual American Indian Students Awards Recognition Banquet, April 13 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom.