BSU Insider » December 2015
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President Hanson (left) and Dr. Barbara McDonald at a Dec. 8 signing ceremony at North Hennepin Community College.

BSU signs biology partnership with North Hennepin Community College

On Dec. 8, President Hanson signed an agreement to deliver a BSU baccalaureate degree program in biology on the campus of North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Hanson was joined at the ceremony by Dr. Barbara McDonald, NHCC president, and a host of faculty and administrators from both schools.

Faculty and Staff News

Using her own experiences battling anxiety and depression as a guide, Valica Boudry has started a radio show that aims to provide northern Minnesotans easier access to mental health information.
Other news:

• New hires at Bemidji State University

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Campus News

Vincent Staples-Graves (left) and Angie Gora, director of summer programs

Summer Ojibwe immersion camp wins national award

Bemidji State University’s Ojibwe Language Summer Camp — Ojibwemowin Niibinishi Gabeshi â€” which offers a unique opportunity for students to become immersed in Ojibwe culture, has won the Innovative Award for Non-Credit Programs from the North American Association of Summer Sessions.
Red Lake students Diamond Cloud-Sayers (left) and Alise May with Chelsea Clinton (right)

Girls Who Code meet Chelsea Clinton

It’s not every day that you get a chance to meet the daughter of the President of the United States. Jennifer Thiesen, a programmer in the programming, networking and servers office, had that opportunity on Nov. 20, along with two members of the Girls Who Code club she founded at Bemidji State in the fall of 2014. Theisen, along with 16-year-old Alise May and 14-year-old Diamond Cloud-Sayers, both from Red Lake, Minn., traveled to St. Paul, Minn. to meet Chelsea Clinton – daughter of former President Bill Clinton – at a signing of Clinton’s new book, “It’s Your World.”
The King's Court performs during dress rehearsals for this year's Madrigal Dinners

Madrigal Dinners wraps 47th successful season

More than 1,000 people attended this year's Madrigal Dinners, a holiday tradition presented by the Department of Music for the past 47 years. This year's final two performances on Dec. 11-12 were both sellouts. The Madrigals are directed by Dr. P. Bradley Logan and featured nearly 50 students on the cast and crew.

Student News

Left to right: Dr. Bonnie Higgins, professor of technology, art and design; Randal Acker, EXHIBITOR Magazine; Ashley Kiecker; Sachel Josefson, assistant professor of technology, art and design

Kiecker wins EXHIBITOR student award

Ashley Kiecker, a senior in the art and design program, has won the 2016 EXHIBITOR Media Group Student Achievement Award. Kiecker was selected by art and design faculty for her academic performance and classroom leadership.

Photo Galleries

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  • The AIRC hosted a moccasin-making workshop organized by a local artist
  • More than 100 middle school students attended the Share the Future science and technology conference on Dec. 9
  • Hundreds of middle and high school students competed at 360's VEX Robotics competition on Dec. 5
  • Students in Dr. Laurie Desiderato's Social Psychology course closed their semester with a problem-solving exercise to teach tricks to Desiderato's dog.
  • Career Services and the Student Alumni Association partnered on a Dec. 2 seminar teaching students how to network for jobs or internships.

Beaver Athletics Update

Anderson invited to 2015 USA Hockey Women's Winter Camp

Stephanie Anderson, a junior forward on the Bemidji State women's hockey team from North St. Paul, has been invited to the 2015 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Camp. Anderson is one of 37 players invited to the camp, which will take place from Dec. 27-Jan. 1 in Blaine, Minn.

Beavers begin North Star College Cup defense on Jan. 30

Bemidji State men's hockey begins its defense of the North Star College Cup championship Jan. 30, against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The winner will face off against the winner of the day's first game between St. Cloud State and Minnesota State for the cup on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.

Ticket packages are $80 or $54 and include two tickets - one for each day of the tournament. Each day's ticket will provide access to both games on that day. All four games of the North Star College Cup will be broadcast on FOX Sports North.

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