Serena Graves, a sophomore indigenous studies major at Bemidji State University, grew up on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota without ever learning how to speak Ojibwe. Today she spends her time studying the language of her ancestors and working at the Red Lake Immersion School where she speaks Ojibwe on a daily basis.
Bemidji State University’s international students celebrated the traditions and cultures of their home countries at the 50th Annual Festival of Nations held on April 12. The festival, with its theme of “We All Smile in The Same Language,” is Bemidji State longest-running multicultural festival.
Bemidji State University and the BSU Alumni & Foundation celebrated its first-ever campus-wide day of giving on April 4, called Back to Bemidji State.
Bemidji State University President Faith C. Hensrud signed Second Nature’s Climate Commitment during BSU’s annual Feast of Green celebration on April 8 in the American Indian Resource Center.
The Bemidji State University Relay for Life student organization held its annual walk for cancer awareness on March 30 in the Gillett Wellness Center. The family-friendly event encouraged participants to dress up as their favorite character from “The Wizard of Oz” to support this year’s theme, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Bemidji State University’s Office of Career Services and the Best You @ BSU committee held a financial fitness fair on April 8 to strengthen students’ knowledge of managing finances. Faculty and staff offered advice and ideas on how to bulk savings and trim debt.
Bemidji State University students presented the results of their academic efforts in a day-long series of oral presentations, poster displays, art exhibits and musical performances on April 3 at the university’s 20th Annual Student Achievement Conference.
John Persell, politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, visited BSU’s campus on March 22nd and met with students and faculty at a town hall style event.
Bemidji State University students presented their research through a combination of poster and oral presentations at the Undergraduate Scholars Conference held at St. Cloud State University on March 25.
Bemidji State’s Department of Music debuted their new Steinway Model B grand piano during a March 29 recital.