Nursing professor wins Wellstone Social Justice Award

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Dr. Rochelle “Riki” Scheela, professor of nursing at Bemidji State University, has been awarded the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Social Justice Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association. Scheela will receive the award on Sunday, Oct. 12, in conjunction with the Minnesota Nurses Association’s 2008 annual convention in Duluth, Minn. “This is such […]

Sept. 11 RESN program outlines incident reports

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Rick Demers will discuss how and why to develop incident reports within businesses, agencies and nonprofits during a 9 a.m. Regional Employer Support Network presentation Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation (CRI), located at 3801 Bemidji Avenue North. The two-hour session is free and open […]

Department of Music to hold Sept. 7 faculty recital

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Department of Music at Bemidji State University will begin its recital season with a faculty piano and violin recital on Sunday, Sept. 7. The recital, featuring Dr. Michelle Laliberte and Dr. Stephen Carlson, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall in Bemidji State’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission […]

Talley Gallery to present works of Butch Holden

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Butch Holden, professor of visual arts at Bemidji State University, will present an exhibition entitled “Around the Block” in the Talley Gallery of the Education Arts Complex on the campus of Bemidji State University from Wednesday, Aug. 27 through Wednesday, Sept. 24. Holden, who is nearing his 25th anniversary as a member […]

OPC to offer intro to rock climbing, sailing clinic in September

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will offer two events in mid-September, an introductory rock climbing clinic on Monday, Sept. 8 and an introductory sailing clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 10. • Introduction to climbing Tailored to beginners, the Sept. 8 rock climbing class offers instruction about knots, climbing equipment and basic […]

Sept. 10 Brown Bag Lunch session features an intro to the CRI

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Kerry Ross will explain existing and new programs of the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation during a noon Brown Bag Lunch open free to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the one-hour session, which will be held in the CRI’s […]

U.S. News and World Report ranks Bemidji State in Midwest Region's Tier 1

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University advanced into Tier 1 among Midwestern master’s institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2009 survey. Bemidji State was ranked No. 67 in the region, tied with four other institutions. “Five years ago, I challenged the campus to work toward a goal of being recognized as […]

BSU professors lead high school teachers on tour of Boston

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University Professor of History Dr. Elizabeth Dunn and Associate Professor of History Tom Murphy recently led a contingent of 50 northern Minnesota high school teachers on an educational tour of Boston, Mass. The tour, funded by a “Teaching American History” grant from the U.S. Department of Education, was the capstone […]

Social work program to host conference on historical trauma

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The social work program at Bemidji State University will host “Historical Trauma: Understanding the Past, Empowering the Future” on Friday, Oct. 24. The conference, which is available for continuing education credit, will focus on Native American historical trauma and its role in interpersonal relationships and contemporary social issues, and culturally-based intervention approaches […]

OPC to host Sept. 6 kayak safety clinic

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center (OPC) will hold a kayak safety course on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Diamond Point Park boathouse in Bemidji, Minn. The session will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The kayak safety course is necessary to rent a kayak from the OPC. It is aimed […]