BSU to Host Student Creativity Festival

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2012) — Bemidji State University will play host to the annual Student Creativity Festival on Jan. 5.  The festival provides the opportunity for fifth to eighth-grade students from 26 communities across northwest Minnesota to participate in activities focused on the arts, creativity and problem solving.

The program, sponsored by Northwest Service Cooperative, opens in Hagg-Sauer Hall on the Bemidji State campus at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

The event will open with a general session by John Stetson, “100,000 Miles by Dog Team.”  Stetson has traveled over 100,000 miles by dog team, primarily in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, and been involved in some of the most significant polar expeditions in history.

Sessions will continue in Hagg-Sauer Hall and the Hobson Memorial Union and include: Guitars and Changing Technology, Extreme Brain Exploration, Mad About Science, Through the Lens of a Camera, How Fiction Writers Write, Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Pushes and Pulls.

For more information about the Student Creativity Festival, contact event services in the Hobson Memorial Union on the BSU campus at 218-755-3760.

Schools that have participated in the event are listed below.

Badger, Bagley, Bemidji, Cass Lake/Bena, Climax/Shelly, Fosston, Greenbush/Middle River, Laporte, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall County Central, Norman County East, Norman County West, Nevis, Red Lake, Red Lake Falls, Stephen/Argyle Central, Sacred Heart, Schoolcraft Learning Community, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s, St. Phillip’s, Walker/Hackensack/Akeley, Waubun/White Earth/Ogema.