Department of Music’s Annual Jazz Fest Begins Feb. 2

Bemidji State University’s annual JazzFest, set for Feb. 2-4, will feature guest artists Corey Christiansen and Tia Fuller. The annual festival features 11 high school jazz bands from across the region, including bands from Red Wing, Minn., and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Around 230 students are expected to attend workshops and clinics during the three-day festival.

Celebrate MLK at “Onward from Selma” Film Symposium on Jan. 17

In celebration of what would have been the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bemidji State University will host a screening of the film, “Selma,” along with a conversation about the film’s historical context and lessons from the film that can be applied today, on Jan. 17.

Honors Council Lecture Explores How the World Views Americans

How does the rest of the world perceive the United States? Dr. Rucha Ambikar, assistant professor of sociology at Bemidji State University, will explore the various lenses through which the world views the United States to open the university’s spring Honors Council Lecture Series on Jan. 19.

Gallery: Faculty, Staff Participate in Spring Semester Start-Up Activities

To prepare for spring-semester classes that began Jan. 9, Bemidji State University administration, faculty and staff were on campus attending workshops and programs designed to make the start of a new semester run smoothly. Presentations included refresher courses on website data management, active shooter scenarios, teaching styles and orientation for new international students.

Dr. Jesse Grant Joins BSU as Interim Dean of Students

Dr. Jesse Grant has joined Bemidji State University as interim dean of students. Grant will have leadership responsibility that includes services for American Indian and veteran students, as well as campus housing, recreation, dining, the student union, student conduct and health and counseling.