Let’s Talk it Out: Bemidji State Hosts Discussion on How to Have Difficult Conversations

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Bemidji State University’s Community Engagement Council will host “Talking It Out: Opening the Discussion on Difficult Conversations” as part of its community conversation series. The Zoom event, scheduled for Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m, will focus on helpful strategies for approaching difficult conversations.

Bemidji State’s Amanda Gartner, a psychologist in the Student Center for Health and Counseling, and Donna Pawlowski, a professor of communication studies, will facilitate the conversation alongside Barb Houg, executive director of Bemidji’s Peacemaker Resources.


  • Dr. Debbie Guelda, professor of biology, (218) 755-2786, debbie.guelda@bemidjistate.edu



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