Optivation receives grant to launch InterCECT online education consortium

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 8, 2011) — Optivation, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, has secured a $75,000 grant to further develop a consortium among Minnesota colleges and universities to deliver non-credit online education. The consortium, called InterCECT (Continuing Education and Customized Training), seeks to develop a shared catalog of non-credit […]

Bemidji State University student gives up cigarettes, wins $3,000

BEMIDJI, Minn. (February 7, 2011) — For 33 and a half years, cigarettes were a part of Threasa Braker’s life. Like many smokers, she made frequent attempts to quit, including one-year breaks during pregnancy for each of her three children. But her efforts to quit were ultimately nothing more than breaks from an addiction that […]

Jazz Band I to offer Feb. 12 concert

BEMIDJI, Minn. (February 3, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Jazz Band I will hold a Saturday, Feb. 12, concert on campus featuring guest soloist Kevin Daley. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall in Bemidji State University’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Tickets are available for $5 at the door; admission […]

Outdoor Program Center offers ski shuttles, ice climbing trip

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center will offer its regular free shuttle to Bemidji’s Buena Vista Ski Area each of the next two Fridays, and a Feb. 5 ice-climbing trip to the North Shore. Friday, Feb. 4 & Friday, Feb. 11 – Buena Vista ski shuttle The Outdoor Program […]

Bemidji State’s annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program underway

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2011) — Bemidji State University students who have completed the Tax I course and passed Internal Revenue Service certification tests are donating their time to the community for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Beginning this week, the free workshop is open from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and […]

Small Business Development Center to offer pair of Quickbooks courses

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2011) — The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, an external program of Bemidji State University’s College of Business, Technology and Communication, will offer two courses on Quickbooks software in February. Feb. 9 – Introduction to QuickBooks This full-day seminar will cover the very basics of Intuit’s QuickBooks accounting software, targeted […]