Sociology Professor Explores India’s Bollywood Film Industry

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.

Bemidji State’s Summer Ojibwe Immersion Camp Wins National Award

Pictured: Vincent Staples-Graves (left) and Angie Gora, BSU's director of summer programs (right).

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.

Kiecker Wins EXHIBITOR Student Achievement Award

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.

TAD Professor Takes Fantastic Voyage to Explore Materials at Nanoscale

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.