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.
Bemidji State University’s online bachelor’s degree program in elementary education has been recognized as one of the nation’s best by the website Best Degree Programs.
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.
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.
Through a series of energy-efficient lighting projects on campus, Bemidji State University has received a rebate of more than $18,000 through Otter Tail Power Company’s Conservation Improvement Program.
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.
Two Bemidji State University faculty members who were recognized as University Scholars during spring 2016 Commencement headline BSU’s spring Honors Council Lecture Series.
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.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has recommended more than $26 million to fund broad-reaching construction, renovation and repair projects at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College as part of a $1.5 billion state bonding proposal.