Gov. Dayton Signs Bonding Bill, Approves $22.512 Million for Hagg-Sauer Replacement

Bemidji State University reached a significant milestone in a years-long effort to replace the aging Hagg-Sauer Hall when Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the state’s bonding bill into law on May 30.

More than 1,100 Graduates From Class of 2018 Earn Degrees

Will Weaver, professor emeritus of English, challenged the 1,082 members of Bemidji State University’s Class of 2018 to “be open to surprise, to chance, to the lives of people close at hand. You have no idea how that stranger might affect your life — or you theirs.”

99th Commencement: Gallery of Graduation Caps

Dozens of students in Bemidji State’s Class of 2018 celebrated their status as college graduates with custom-decorated mortar boards. We couldn’t catch everyone, but we were able to get photos of more than 50 of them. Congratulations, graduates!

Gallery: Students Attend Annual Sunsplash Celebration

April 25 was the annual Sunsplash event which was held outside on the Lakeside Lawn with inflatables, puppies, caricature drawings, tie-dying, games, prizes and a barbeque dinner for students to have fun before finals week.

Gallery: Celebrating Faculty and Staff at Annual Employee Recognition Celebration

Bemidji State University recognized 61 employees with 690 combined years of service, nine faculty members who have been granted emeriti status, 14 retiring staff members and winners of the university’s Awards of Excellence at its annual Employee Recognition Celebration April 26.

Gallery: Treuer Repeats as Student of the Year at AIRC’s 38th Annual Awards Banquet

Senior Madeline Treuer repeated as Outstanding American Indian Student of the Year and a record 51 graduating native students were honored at Bemidji State University’s 38th Annual American Indian Students Recognition Banquet.

Department of Music Announces 2018 DeKrey Scholarship Recipients

Three Bemidji State University students have won scholarships in the Department of Music’s Don and Ione DeKrey Memorial Scholarship Competition.