For the eighth consecutive year, Bemidji State found itself among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 master’s universities in the Midwest Region, and ranked 34th among the region’s public colleges and universities.
Jane, a junior in community health, is one of the 5,013 students who attended Bemidji State this fall. That total was a 2.2-percent increase over the fall of 2014 and our highest enrollment since 2012.
In November, Vice President of Finance and Administration Karen Snorek provided an update on BSU’s proposed $18 million project to replace Hagg-Sauer Hall with a smaller Academic Learning Center and renovate several other buildings.
BSU lifted the veil on the newly-renovated Memorial Hall during a Homecoming ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lisa, a senior in marketing communication, said at the ceremony, “The new Memorial Hall is everything I hoped it would be.”
In August, Dr. Richard A. Hanson announced that he will retire this coming June after six years as president. Chancellor Rosenstone has assembled a search advisory committee with the goal of naming a new president by April.
We’ve had an eventful year so far at Bemidji State. Enrollment is up, the campus has seen significant construction, and we learned we’ll be getting a new president.
Bemidji State’s annual Madrigal Dinners, directed by Dr. P. Bradley Logan, opened their 2015 season on Dec. 4. The Madrigals have five performances and close on Dec. 12.
Dr. Paul Brandvik started the Madrigal Dinners in 1969 with a small group of solo singers. The performance has since grown into one of BSU’s enduring traditions.
“I know the audience will enjoy a wonderful experience with good music, good food and a good time. Sit back and enjoy what the music department has to offer!” Josh senior, music education — Royal Court
Tia, a senior in music education and music who is playing a Cellar Keeper in this year’s production, is one of nearly 50 students on the cast and crew for the 2015 Madrigal Dinners.