BSU Insider, 2013-14 Issue #1 » August 2013
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Fall Startup
Hundreds of new Bemidji State students descended on campus Friday, Aug. 23, to move into their new homes in the BSU residence halls. Dozens of student-athletes were on hand to help new residents and their families move their belongings into the halls. The residents have helped BSU's halls fill to about 96 percent capacity.

BSU is welcoming more than 830 new freshmen to campus this year,  up 11 percent over last year. Overall enrollment is expected to be about even with Fall 2012.

Other notes from this year's Fall Startup:

• Demolition of Maple Hall is on schedule to be completed shortly. Approximately 80 percent of the building material being salvaged from the demolition project will be recycled.

• Work is continuing to expand and enhance wireless Internet access in BSU residence halls. Oak, Pine and Tamarack halls are receiving new wireless access points to meet the latest 802.11ac standard that supports high data transfer speeds among a large number of concurrent users. This expansion will bring indoor wireless Internet coverage to more than 90 percent of BSU's residential and academic areas.

• In response to student requests, a 24-hour computer lab is opening in Walnut Hall. The lab will initially feature two workstations and be monitored by cameras as part of a usage study to evaluate the need for future hardware expansion.

• In response to student requests, Dining Services has extended evening hours for full-service meals. This provides more full-service meal options to students with night classes who previously would have missed the facility's dinner hours. 

[Move-In Day photo gallery]

Campus News

Above: Dr. Sanjeev Phukan

Beginning in the fall of 2014, Bemidji State University will launch a master of business administration program that can be completed entirely online.

Dr. Sanjeev Phukan, professor of business administration who will direct Bemidji State’s MBA program, began developing a curriculum in 2010.

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Homecoming 2013

Hundreds of Bemidji State alumni will be returning to Bemidji for BSU's annual Homecoming celebration! Events on campus begin Monday, Sept. 23, and continue throughout the week. 

More than 50 alumni and faculty emeriti will be back on campus Sept. 26-27 for BSU's annual Alumni Leaders in the Classroom. Alumni will hold nearly a dozen sessions across campus to talk with students and give presentations on careers after college. 

Homecoming week includes BSU's home football game against Southwest Minnesota State, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. 

[2013 Homecoming events]

Alumni Leaders in the Classroom
[Sept. 26] | [Sept. 27]
BSU Homecoming Gala, Sept. 27

Bemidji State University will recognize the university’s 2013 alumni award winners and its most generous donors at the third annual BSU Alumni and Foundation Honors Gala, Sept. 27 at the Sanford Center. The black tie-optional event opens with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and the award ceremony and dinner begin at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event also will feature the launch of BSU’s first-ever comprehensive campaign. 

All are welcome to attend this event. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 16, and tickets are $50. 

Bemidji State’s 2013 alumni award honorees include: Outstanding Alumni Tom Anderson ’70, Pamela Hovland ’83 and Keith Johanneson (1966-69); Young Alumni Dr. Jeremy Fogelson ’00 and Carri Jones ’03; and Alumni Service honoree Kay Mack ’86.

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To register, visit the BSU Alumni and Foundation website.

Imagine Tomorrow campaign seeking campus volunteers

The BSU Foundation is seeking campus community members who are interested in joining a campus committee for BSU's capital campaign, "Imagine Tomorrow." For more information about how to join this effort, contact Lisa Hofstad, director of annual giving programs with the BSU Foundation.

Community Appreciation Day moved to Sept. 14

A late-August rain storm blanketed Bemidji on Aug. 29, forcing University officials to postpone BSU's eighth annual Community Appreciation Day. The event has been rescheduled for 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, leading up to BSU's home football opener against the Concordia St. Paul Golden Bears. Opening kickoff for that contest is at 6 p.m.

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[2012 CAD photos]

New GreenCorps rep starts Sept. 23

For the third consecutive year, BSU's Sustainability Office will host a living green outreach coordinator from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's GreenCorps program. This year's representative, Sara Dennison, begins work on Sept. 23. Denison is a BSU alumnae with a BFA in creative and professional writing and Spanish, and a minor in outdoor education. She also is working toward her master's degree in English at BSU. In addition to her GreenCorps role, she will be teaching an introductory honors course. 
International Experience Day set for Sept. 23
The Office of Academic Affairs and the International Program Center at Bemidji State University are sponsoring a day for all BSU students, staff and faculty to share in the experiences of those who have participated in international opportunities over the past two to three years and to learn more about international opportunities for students, faculty and staff at Bemidji State, in the Bemidji community and at BSU's partner colleges.

Please encourage students to attend this event and learn about the international opportunities available to them!

Other updates on BSU's international opportunities for faculty and students:
• CIBT faculty opportunities at Weifang University
• Student opportunities in China
News briefs
• Tenures, promotions and leaves granted for 2013-14
• New hires at Bemidji State University
• BSU fares well in MHEC effectiveness rankings
• Faculty show at Talley Gallery open through Sept. 20

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Dr. Marty Wolf, professor of mathematics and computer science, had a busy summer presenting at conferences in Europe. His summer travels highlight this issue's faculty and staff achievements

Photo Galleries

• Kevin Locke presentation during AIRC Day of Welcome
• First day of classes
• Orientation Weekend 2013
• Freshman Convocation

Beaver Athletics Update

• Baseball alumni games set for Sept. 29
• Football holds scrimmage, preps for Sept. 5 opener at Winona State
• Men's hoops schedule announced
• Olson named women's hoops assistant
• Cross country opens Sept. 6
• Friday soccer opener changed to 4 p.m. start
• Volleyball practices ahead of Sept. 6 opener
Select-A-Seat Night, Sept. 12
Beaver hockey and the Sanford Center are holding Select-A-Seat Night Sept. 12, giving prospective season ticket holders an opportunity to pick their seats for the 2013-14 season and renewing season ticket holders a chance to upgrade their seating location. Gate 2 at Sanford Center will be open from 4-7 p.m.

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'Flex' packages available for hockey
Beaver Athletics is offering hockey fans three new ticket package options for 2013-14. Customizable packages, which include tickets to three, five or 10 BSU men's hockey home games, are on sale now starting at just $65.

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Leonhardt makes Raiders practice squad
On Sept. 2, the NFL's Oakland Raiders announced that former BSU football All-America tight end Brian Leonhardt had added to the team's seven-man practice squad.

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