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Jay Passa, health education coordinator with the Student Center for Health and Counseling, speaks during BSU's Jan. 29 Campus Summit on Alcohol and Student Safety. Passa is a member of a new campus-community task force working on the issue.

Student safety task force begins work

Bemidji State’s task force on student safety, formed by President Hanson in response to a BSU student’s alcohol-related death in December and a second serious incident in January, has begun its work.

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Campus News

IFO, MSCF, and MnSCU Agree to Move Forward Together with Charting the Future Agreement

The Inter Faculty Organization, Minnesota State College Faculty, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administration and MnSCU Board of Trustees have agreed to move forward cooperatively and collaboratively to secure the future of our 410,000 students and for the state of Minnesota. Following multiple meetings, with the assistance of the Bureau of Mediation Services, MSCF and IFO have agreed to rejoin the strategic planning process, Charting the Future.

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Charting the Future Gallery Walk returns March 18

On March 18, Bemidji State will host a second Charting the Future Gallery Walk from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Crying Wolf Room of the lower Hobson Memorial Union. The event aims to solicit feedback from the campus community about the work of the Academic Planning & Collaboration, Competency Certification & Credit for Prior Learning, Education Technology and Information Technology Systems Design Charting the Future implementation teams.

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Hundreds attend MPR Climate Change Forum

Several hundred Bemidji State students and many community members were in attendance Feb. 24 Minnesota Public Radio visited campus to discuss its six-part series, “Climate Change in Minnesota."

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Pictured L to R: MPR’s Dan Kraker, BSU Assistant Sustainability Coordinator Anna Carlson, MPR’s Mike Edgerly, and BSU Sustainability Coordinator Erika Bailey-Johnson.


BSU Foundation sells former Bemidji High School property

The Bemidji State University Foundation has sold an 11-acre parcel of land in the heart of Bemidji to a local developer, which plans to break ground on a student housing complex on the property this summer.

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Online MBA off to a solid start

The first group of students in BSU's new online MBA program is off and running, and enrollment is open for a second cohort, which will begin this fall.

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Pictured: Cohasset resident Shane Fjerstad is one of 14 students in the first cohort of BSU’s online MBA program.
Treuer returning to faculty

Dr. Anton Treuer, executive director of Bemidji State University’s American Indian Resource Center, has announced he will step away from his position and return to the BSU faculty, effective at the end of this academic year.

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Call issued for TAD Talks presenters

The Department of Technology, Art & Design is seeking presenters for its first-ever TAD Talks event, scheduled for Thursday, April 30.

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Talley features "Six McKnight Artists"

BSU's Talley Gallery is presenting a touring exhibit featuring work by ceramic artists who have won McKnight Fellowships or Residencies from the Minneapolis-based Northern Clay Center.

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Midwinter Interlude opening reception set for March 6 

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the sixth annual Midwinter Interlude art show at a March 6 opening reception. Artists featured in the exhibit will be available to discuss their work from 4-7 p.m. in the Ramsey Gallery lobby, and live entertainment and refreshments will be available. The reception will be part of Bemidji’s First Friday Art Walk.
News briefs
• New hires at Bemidji State University

Faculty and Staff News

• Professor Alan Chapman of the University of Oxford (above), guest lecturer for BSU's EuroSpring program, has won the prestigious Jackson-Gwilt Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.

• Dr. Vivian Delgado, assistant professor of languages and ethnic studies, has begun writing a monthly column for the Bemidji Pioneer on Native American issues and topics. Her first column, published Feb. 21, focused on recent "Truth and Reconciliation" efforts in Bemidji.

Photo Galleries

Click photos for complete galleries from each event:

• Bemidji School of Nursing induction ceremony
• Dress rehearsals for "The Mikado"
• Ducks Unlimited banquet
• Trebuchet technology demonstration

Beaver Athletics Update

Women's hockey: 20 wins, Final Five bound

An historic playoff-series victory has propelled BSU women's hockey to its first-ever 20 win season and just its second trip to the WCHA Final Five. BSU needed all three games but toppled the ninth-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, Feb. 27-March 1. 

Game 1: BSU 3, UMD 2 [Recap]
Game 2: UMD 2, BSU 0 [Recap]
Game 3: BSU 2, UMD 1 (OT) [Recap]

Men's hockey chasing WCHA Playoff Home Ice

Beaver men's hockey clings to a one-point lead for fourth place in the WCHA standings – and home ice in the first round of the league playoffs – heading into the regular season's final weekend.

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More BSU Athletics news

• Eleven Beaver hockey players earn WCHA Scholar-Athlete honors
• Sierra Senske named NSIC women's hoops Freshman of the Year
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