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.

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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.

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Hagg-Sauer Academic Learning Center Update

Karen Snorek, vice president for finance and administration, along with Ann Voda and Randy Moe from BTR Architects, held an open forum for the campus community to share the latest design draft for the Hagg-Sauer Academic Learning Center construction and campus-wide renovation project.

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New Faculty Scholarship and Innovation Fund applications due Nov. 20

Scholarship and innovation is highly valued at Bemidji State University. The office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Professional Development want to assist BSU faculty in their efforts to secure funding for individual or group research, pursue innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to pursue external funding that benefits BSU students, BSU faculty, […]

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Bemidji Pioneer: BSU students host homelessness awareness dinner

BSU’s American Indian Resource Center will host an student-led event to raise awareness of homelessness in Bemidji from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Students will provide a free lasagna dinner for anyone in need of a good meal in the great room of the AIRC on the BSU campus, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE. Students will […]

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Statement on Racism by Presidents and Chancellor

Recent events on campuses across the country remind us of the ugliness of racism and intolerance and its painful impact on the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. Because we are not immune to racism here in Minnesota, today we stand together – as leaders of Minnesota’s state colleges and universities – to condemn racism and intolerance and reaffirm our commitment to our core value: our colleges and universities are places of hope and opportunity where everyone can create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.

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