Bemidji State’s 2019 Jazzfest Highlights

BSU Jazzfest, Mike Williams

Bemidji State University’s Department of Music’s 40th Annual JazzFest featured special guests Alan Baylock and Mike Williams on Feb. 1-2 at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

Visioning Session: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion at BSU

Bemidji State University’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee held a diversity visioning session on Feb. 5 to prepare for the development of the BSU’s 2019-2024 strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Bemidji State University Welcomed Winona LaDuke on Feb. 5

Bemidji State University’s leadership studies program welcomed Winona LaDuke, program director of Honor the Earth and former vice presidential candidate, to deliver a lecture at the American Indian Resource Center on Feb. 5.

Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin Program Adds New Courses

During the spring 2019 semester at Bemidji State University, two new courses have been added to the Niizhoo Gwayakochigewin program, a unique academic program that brings indigenous perspectives into environmental sustainability initiatives.

Writing Resource Center to Host an Open House on Feb. 7

Bemidji State University’s Writing Resource Center (WRC) will host an open house on Feb. 7 for all students, faculty and staff. Attendees will learn about services provided by the WRC and have an opportunity to meet the peer mentors who assist students with their writing while enjoying a nacho bar from 12-3:30 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer Hall, room 110B.

John B. Emkovik Scholarship

L to R: Cay Emkovik, sophomore men’s hockey forward Ethan Somoza, Cait Griffen, sophomore men’s hockey forward Aaron Miller

A founding member of Bemidji State hockey, John Emkovik ’49 laid the groundwork for the program as a student-athlete by helping rebuild Bemidji’s curling arena for hockey use. His wife and daughter wife endowed a scholarship in his memory.