BSU Gives Back to Bemidji at 14th Annual Community Appreciation Day

Bemidji State University invited Bemidji and the surrounding community residents to join faculty, staff, administrators and students on campus Aug. 29 for its 14th annual Community Appreciation Day.

The event featured dozens of booths from various campus departments, local businesses and organizations, along with a variety of games for children, a bounce house and BSU washable tattoos. Student-athletes from BSU’s varsity intercollegiate athletics programs also led games and activities for kids and “Meet the Beavers” sessions. Community Appreciation Day again featured “A Taste of BSU”, a free sampling of food items from local restaurants and organizations.

This year’s food and beverage sponsors include Aramark, Big River Scoop, Culver’s, Harmony Natural Foods Co-op, Lueken’s Deli & Grill, Jimmy Johns, Minnesota Nice Cafe & Catering, Mediterranean Gyros & Hummus, Nei Bottling, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, RP Broadcasting, Sanford Center, Subway and Tara/Slurp.

Bemidji State University’s 14th Annual Community Appreciation Day was sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications; the Bemidji Pioneer; Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, which includes radio stations Z99, KB101, KZY95.5, and KBUN 1450 AM; and RP Broadcasting, which includes Real Country 98.3, Mix 103.7, WMIS 92.1 The River, Talk Radio 1360 AM and 1300 AM The Legends.

MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.