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.
President Hensrud hosted a pair of campus-wide Strategic Plan Town Hall meetings April 6 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom, where she solicited feedback from faculty, staff and students about BSU’s direction, challenges and opportunities. Participants worked in small groups to provide input on answers to five critical questions that will help guide the strategic planning […]
Students gathered April 5 in Wally’s for Housing and Residential Life’s annual Room Selection Celebration. Around 225 students attended the celebration, which saw Amanda Tran, a sophomore chemistry major from Savage, Minn., win free room and board for the 2017-18 school year.
Several hundred students gave more than 150 in-person and poster presentations, with dozens more sharing artistic achievements, April 5 at Bemidji State University’s 18th Annual Student Achievement Conference.
Motivational speaker Orna Drawas delivered the keynote address to the 2017 Student Achievement Conference April 5, encouraging all in attendance to make small changes in their lives that over time would allow them to “unleash your inner rock star.”
Bemidji State University’s leadership studies program hosted a March 29 panel conversation on leadership in Bemidji.