India’s Hindi film industry, Bollywood, is the largest film industry in the world. Bollywood produces over 1,200 films and sells nearly 3 billion tickets worldwide each year. Located in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay – hence the nickname Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry is known for its glamor, color, big budget shoots, fantastic locales and most importantly its song and dance sequences. Dr. Rucha Ambikar, assistant professor of sociology at Bemidji State University, will explore this vibrant world of Hindi cinema Dec. 2 as part of the university’s Honors Council Lecture Series.
It’s not every day that you get a chance to meet the daughter of the President of the United States. Jennifer Thiesen, a programmer in Bemidji State University’s programming, networking and servers office, had that opportunity on Nov. 20, along with two members of the Girls Who Code club she founded at Bemidji State in the fall of 2014.
Bemidji State University’s Ojibwe Language Summer Camp — Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi — which offers a unique opportunity for students to become immersed in Ojibwe culture, has won the Innovative Award for Non-Credit Programs from the North American Association of Summer Sessions.
Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center held a two-part Makizinikewin, moccasin-making workshop, Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
Ashley Kiecker, a senior in Bemidji State University’s art and design program, has won the 2016 EXHIBITOR Media Group Student Achievement Award. Kiecker was selected by art and design faculty for her academic performance and classroom leadership.
Tickets for Bemidji State University’s 47th Annual Madrigal Dinners are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.
Dr. Michael Lund, assistant professor of technology, art and design, has spent the last three years on a fantastic voyage exploring how the mechanical and magnetic properties of a material are affected when studying them at the atomic level. Lund will share his experiences studying these properties on Nov. 16 as part of BSU’s Honors Council Lecture Series.