Philosophy Professor Considers What it Means to Have a Meaningful Life

Dr. Daniel Guentchev, assistant professor of philosophy at Bemidji State University, examines the basic human need for a meaningful life through aestetic experiences that promote unity and growth beyond the everyday interactions that we encounter. Guentchev will share his insight on the subject Feb. 2 as a part of the Honor Council Lecture Series.

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TAD Professor Takes Fantastic Voyage to Explore Materials at Nanoscale

Dr. Michael Lund, assistant professor of technology, art and design, has spent the last three years on a fantastic voyage exploring how the mechanical and magnetic properties of a material are affected when studying them at the atomic level. Lund will share his experiences studying these properties on Nov. 16 as part of BSU's Honors Council Lecture Series.

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Why Treaties Matter

In the summer of 2013, Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center hosted “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations,” a traveling exhibition exploring relationships between the Dakota and Ojibwe Indian nations and the United States government in Minnesota.

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Exploring Management Issues Impacting America’s Aquatic Ecosystems

Dr. Andrew Hafs, assistant professor of biology at Bemidji State University, has traveled the country researching interactions between animal populations and aquatic environments. He will share his experiences studying factors that negatively impact these aquatic ecosystems and management techniques that can be used to correct them as part of BSU's Honors Council Lecture Series.

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BSU Professor Explores Concussions at Honors Council Lecture Series

While most of the attention on the issue of concussions in sports has been focused on football, any athletic   activities that involve collisions or potential impacts to the head bring with them a risk of concussion. Dr. James White, associate professor of human performance, sport and health at Bemidji State University will be co-presenting on the current state of concussion research as part of the university’s Honors Council Lecture Series.

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What Happens When Communities Are Moved to Make Room for Wildlife?

While much research has been done on communities displaced by construction projects such as hydroelectric dams, but according to Dr. Mark Lawrence, professor of geography at Bemidji State University, comparatively little has been done on communities displaced in efforts to expand space for wildlife in the name of environmental conservation.

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