Upcoming events at the Center for Research and Innovation

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 5, 2010) — Upcoming events sponsored by the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation include an Academy of Lifelong Learning lecture on the history of western Canada and an introduction to the increasingly popular sport of geocaching.

All events are held at the Center for Research and Innovation, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji, unless otherwise noted.

Academy of Lifelong Learning lecture: “Regional Canadian History, the Hudson Bay Company, Louis Riel and the Metis.”
Presenter: Tom Beech, associate professor of political science, Bemidji State University.
Tom Beech will lecture on the Hudson Bay Company and its role in the development of western Canada. He will also discuss the impact of European settlement on the Metis and Red rivers and on the Northwest Rebellions. Beech is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and holds a doctorate Penn State. He has been a member of Bemidji State’s political science department since 1999.

Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Admission: free

Webinar: “Creating Shared Understanding on Complex and Emotional Issues.”
Presenter: Doug Peters, DS Performance Group
Learn how to reduce miscommunications and unproductive conflict, and increase action and results, by creating shared understanding on complex and emotional issues. This is the third class in “Working Together Better,” a four-course webinar series.

Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $39
Registration: http://www.cri-bsu.org/workshops/registration/Working_Together_Better_Webinars_Regform_011910.doc

Brown Bag Luncheon: “Geocaching: A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt!”
Presenter: John Fylpaa, naturalist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
With nearly 200 caches within 15 miles of Bemidji and thousands in the state, “cachers” have found a new way to enjoy the outdoors. Join Department of Natural Resources naturalist John Fylpaa to find out how you can give this increasingly popular sport a try for free.

Date: Wednesday, March 17
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Admission: free; participants encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Individuals who wish to be added to the center’s mailing list or have questions regarding these events should contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; or via e-mail, cri@bemidjistate.edu.

• Center for Research and Innovation: http://www.cri-bsu.org