BSU sophomore wins $500 in national essay contest

Andrea Schwinghammer, a sophomore at Bemidji State University, recently took third place in a national essay contest organized by television news personality John Stossel’s “Stossel in the Classroom.” Schwinghammer is a home-schooled high schooler taking classes at Bemidji State as a Post-Secondary Education Option student. She submitted her essay, “Politicians and Promises: What happens when […]

NTC's Lego® RoboStorm camp set for June 19-20

Junior-high aged Lego® maniacs will have a chance to develop their skills this summer at the RoboStorm camp hosted by Northwest Technical College. On June 19-20, kids entering the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades this fall can get an introduction to the world of robotics and engineering through hands-on activities with Lego® Mindstorm robots. Campers […]

Optivation offers HR management courses in June

May 15, 2012 — Optivation, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, is offering a pair of online courses in June that cover a variety of issues related to human resource management. June 4 — Performance Appraisals, Coaching and Termination An online course addressing human resource topics including reward systems, performance […]

Optivation offers Building Operator Certification course

Beginning June 13, a 74-hour classroom and hands-on Building Operator Certification course will be offered by Optivation, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. The certification course includes a total of seven courses given in eight days between June 13 and Sept. 5, 2012. Six of the seven courses are one-day […]

John Centko named provost, VP at Northwest Tech

John Centko, dean of academic affairs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, has been named provost at Northwest Technical College. His duties will begin in early June. Centko has worked at what is now Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MSCTC) since 2000, overseeing and developing technical and trades programming. As dean of academic […]

Bemidji State's 93rd commencement set for Friday

More than 1,000 students have been invited to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bemidji State University during BSU’s 93rd commencement exercise on Friday, May 4. Commencement exercises will again be held in Bemidji’s Sanford Center, located on First Avenue, and will begin at 2 p.m. Central time. The ceremony is expected to last approximately […]

BSU announces 2012 emeriti

Seven faculty members with a combined total of 201 years of service to Bemidji State University will be named professors or directors emeriti during the University’s 93rd commencement excercises, Friday, May 4, at Bemidji’s Sanford Center. Faculty who retire from the University with at least 15 years of service are eligible to receive emeriti status. […]

Thibert wins Exhibitor Media Group achievement award

Exhibitor Media Group and the Bemidji State University Department of Technology, Art and Design have named Red Lake Falls senior Samantha Thibert as the 2012 recipient of the Exhibitor Media Group Student Achievement Award. The award recipient is selected by the faculty in BSU’s art and design program and is awarded by Exhibitor Media Group. […]

Spots remain open for summer swim lessons

More than a dozen spots remain open for summer swimming lessons at Bemidji State University’s Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center. Lessons begin June 5 and run through Aug. 2, from 4-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Cost is $55 per session. To register, or to request additional information, call the Rec Center at 755-4140. Spaces are […]