Optivation to host “train the trainer” program for lift-truck operators

BEMIDJI, Minn. (July 27, 2010) — Bemidji State University will sponsor a train-the-trainer program for operators of lift trucks and other industrial trucks on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The course, delivered by the University’s Optivation venture in conjunction with the Northern Minnesota Safety Council, will be held from 9 a.m. – noon at North Central Door, […]

Former Bemidji State President Quistgaard receives emeritus status from MnSCU

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today awarded president emeritus status to four former Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presidents – Cheryl Frank of Inver Hills Community College, Kathleen Nelson of Lake Superior College, Jon Quistgaard of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, and Ann Wynia of North Hennepin Community College. […]

Center for Research and Innovation rebrands as “Optivation”

BEMIDJI, Minn. (July 2, 2010) — Effective Thursday, July 1, the Bemidji State University / Northwest Technical College Center for Research and Innovation Custom College has rebranded itself as “Optivation” in order to better illustrate its array of services for businesses, government entities and nonprofit and community organizations. Optivation is derived from the words “optimizing” […]