Northwest Minnesota Women’s Hall of Fame Inductions set for March 17

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 2, 2012) — Bemidji State University will celebrate Women’s History Month with an event and induction ceremony for the Northwest Minnesota Women’s Hall of Fame.

The event, co-sponsored by BSU’s women’s studies program and the Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund, will take place on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in the Hobson Memorial Union Beaux Arts Ballroom on the Bemidji State campus.

This year’s theme is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.”  The Women’s History Month event will include the 2012 Northwest Minnesota Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring Mary Ann Reitmeir of Bemidji.  Reitmeir has been active in the northwest region as a social work educator at BSU, as a community organizer, and as a consultant.  She played a pivotal role in founding the women’s studies program at Bemidji State and has served as a role model to countless students and faculty.

In recognition of this year’s theme, Dr. Louise Jackson, former director of women’s studies at Bemidji State, will provide a keynote address on educating and empowering women.

Tickets are $15 each or $12 for students with a valid I.D. and seniors age 65 and older.  Ticket prices include brunch.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by calling the BSU Cashier’s Office during business hours or calling 218-755-2045 or register and pay online at  The deadline to purchase tickets  is March 14.

For additional information contact Colleen Greer, women’s studies director, 218-755-2829 or