College of Arts and Letters
• Dr. Anton S. Treuer, associate professor of Ojibwe, was awarded an institutional grant from the Minnesota Humanities Commission to publish the next issue of the "Oshkaabewis Native Journal." The journal, published by Bemidji State University, is the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. The $5,000 grant will be used to defray costs of production and shipping. No payments are made to editors, staff or contributors.
College of Social & Natural Sciences
• Dr. Riki Scheela, professor of nursing, and three students, Beth Olson, Sandy Holmgren and Dwayne Caneen, did a presentation titled "Modeling and Role-Modeling: Bemidji State University Student Practicum Experiences" at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role-Modeling in Chicago on April 4. The students presented their experiences using the modeling and role-modeling nursing theory in practice: Olson with hospice clients, Holmgren with psychiatric clients, and Caneen with home care clients.
Student Development & Enrollment
• T. Todd Masman, director of leadership and service, attended the 84th annual convention of the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators in Atlanta, Ga., March 31-April 2. While there, Masman coordinated two national awards events for contributions to the association and to the profession of student affairs. In addition, he was a program facilitator for the session "Unmasking the Complexities of Privilege, Oppression, and Power: Strategies for Transforming Knowledge to Action in the Student Affairs Profession."
Office of the President
• Brad Folkestad, sports information director, and Troy Berneking, assistant sports information director, have been recognized for excellence in athletic publications by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bemidji State's 2007 football media guide, produced by Folkestad, and 2007-08 men's basketball media guide, produced by Berneking, each finished 10th nationally amongst all entries from NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III institutions in the annual CoSIDA publications contest.