Student to Watch: Alyssa Hale

Alyssa Hale of North Minneapolis graduated from Bemidji State University in May with a degree in elementary education and a minor in Indian studies. She spent the spring teaching in a fourth-grade classroom in Rosemount, where students start the day with 15 minutes of sharing. “The classroom is a place where students learn about each […]

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BSU mourns passing of Bemidji icon Joe Lueken

Bemidji State University joins the greater Bemidji region in mourning the death of Joe Lueken, who leaves behind an enduring legacy through his generous support for the university and its students. Lueken and his wife, Janice, have been major benefactors of BSU, and the successful businessman also gave freely of his expertise, leadership and optimistic […]

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Bemidji State starts Elder-in-Residence program to support Indian retention

Bemidji State University will bring four elders from the northern Minnesota region’s American Indian communities to campus as part of an Elders in Residence program. The innovative retention and diversity initiative, led by BSU’s American Indian Resource Center and slated to begin this fall, is intended to help the university’s Indian students overcome cultural disassociation, […]

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Learn about the area’s mushrooms and lichens in four-part workshop

Local plant biologist Dr. Rebecca Knowles is leading a series of workshops and field experiences at Bemidji State University to examine the various mushrooms and lichens found in northern Minnesota. The four-part course, which does not require any background in science, will take place each Tuesday from July 29-Aug. 19 and includes on-campus workshops at […]

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A Track Record for Talent

They say that when it comes to finding a job, especially a first job, it’s who you know that can matter most. But for Bemidji State University graduates, where you come from continues to be key across many academic majors, especially with employers in Minnesota and beyond who’ve learned they can count on BSU talent.

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Chase the lightning at Storm Chasers Summer Camp

Bemidji State University, Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center and NASA are coming together to host the first Storm Chasers Summer Day Camp. The camp will take place July 28-Aug. 1 on the BSU campus. Participants will be engaged in a variety of activities that align with Academic Standards in Science related to Earth and space science, […]

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Artist carves new life into an ancient white pine

A Minnesota artist has used his talents to bring new life to an ancient white pine log, which now stands as a monument to the wildlife found in the air, on the land and in the waters surrounding Bemidji State University. The log for the sculpture came from a pair of white pine trees, estimated […]

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Bemidji State University Unveils 17-foot Shoreline Sculpture

Wood carver Curtis Ingvodlstad, from Nerstrand, Minnesota, has created a log sculpture near the Lake Bemidji shoreline behind Hobson Memorial Union on the Bemidji State University campus. The 17-foot-tall white pine log, which came from the trees removed from Chet Anderson Stadium during the 2013 turf renovation project, has been transformed to depict wildlife found […]

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