BSU Insider, 2013-14 Issue #3 » October 2013
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Pictured: Dave Sorensen, Imagine Tomorrow National Committee chair; President Hanson; Rob Bollinger, executive director, BSU Foundation

Imagine Tomorrow

BSU President Dr. Richard A. Hanson, along with university officials and alumni leaders, announced Sept. 27 that Imagine Tomorrow, the university's first-ever comprehensive campaign, has raised $25.4 million toward its $35 million goal. The announcement came during BSU's annual Honors Gala, attended by about 450 faculty, staff, alumni and friends at Bemidji's Sanford Center.

Imagine Tomorrow has raised $5.67 million for annual support; $2.8 million for academic excellence; and $11.53 million for scholarships. Another $5.39 million has been received but is not yet designated toward one of the campaign's three primary goals.

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[Bemidji State launches first-ever capital campaign]
[Honors Gala photo gallery]
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.

Campus News

Bemidji State again among region's best

U.S. News and World Report has recognized Bemidji State University as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest region for the sixth consecutive year.

Bemidji State tied with nine other institutions for 92nd in the region among all colleges and universities and tied for 32nd among the region’s public institutions. BSU’s overall ranking and ranking among public institutions both are up by one position from last year.

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BSU makes 'Military Friendly' list

For the fifth consecutive year, Victory Media has listed Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation doing the most to embrace America’s military veterans as students.

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'Survivors' on display at Talley Gallery

Paintings by Bloomsburg, Pa., artist Jason Godeke are on display in an exhibition entitled “Survivors,” open now in the Talley Gallery. His work explores theatrical narratives with themes found in personal experiences, myths and historical events.

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About Jason Godeke: [bio]
Rose Ensemble coming to BSU

The St. Paul Rose Ensemble will be performing at Bemidji State as part of its eighth annual Greater Minnesota Tour, “The Roots of Bluegrass: A Journey Through America’s Folk, Old Time and Gospel Traditions.”

The Oct. 8 performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

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Campus safety report released
The Bemidji State University 2013 Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report is now available online (PDF download).

Printed copies of the report may be picked up at the Department of Public Safety in Walnut Hall. Call 3888 for information.
The 2013 Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding policies and procedures that are relevant to security, personal safety, fire safety on campus, crime-reporting procedures and statistical data from the previous three years for specific crimes, fires, and incidents that have occurred on campus, public property that boarders campus, and off-campus property that is controlled by Bemidji State University. The 2013 Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Free flu shots available Oct. 9
Seasonal flu and Tdap vaccinations are available for faculty and staff Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Memorial 100. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m.

No appointments are necessary, but persons must bring their Advantage health insurance cards with them.

There is no out-of-pocket cost at workplace clinics if you present your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card. The cost is $30 for the shot, $35 for the nasal spray vaccine and $55 for the Tdap vaccine if you do not present your insurance card.

For more information and clinic locations visit

Flu and Tdap vaccinations are also available at your primary care clinic and in-network convenient clinics. 
News briefs
• New hires at Bemidji State University
• Online leave reporting for faculty coming in November

Photo Galleries

Click photos for complete galleries from each event
• Carl O. Thompson concert featured Dave Matthews Band trumpeter Rashawn Ross
• 450 attend Honors Gala during Homecoming weekend
• Faculty, students share adventures during International Experiences Day
• Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee visits campus
• Shrine parade and BSU Community Appreciation Day

Beaver Athletics Update

For the 14th time, the Bemidji State Beavers were able to participate in one of the greatest traditions in college football -- jumping into Lake Bemidji following a win in the school's annual Homecoming game. An 8-play, 55-yard drive in the game's final minute, capped by a 37-yard field goal, gave BSU a 41-40 victory over the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs. BSU has won six of its last seven Homecoming games and is 14-5 on Homecoming since starting the traditional lake-jump victory celebration.

[game recap]
[photo gallery]
[Lake Jump video]
• Pulkinen named NSIC football player of the week
• Men's golf 4th at NSIC Championships
• Women's golf defends BSU Invite title
• Soccer: Beavers topple Wayne St., 3-0
• Turner paces harriers at Smith Invite
• Volleyball rallies for 3-2 win at Upper Iowa
• Basketball announces fall skill sessions for kids
• Lakeland PTV continues men's hockey telecasts in 2013-14
• Women's hockey opens with win, tie at Lindenwood
Bennett to head Beaver Pride
Bemidji State alum and former baseball player Daniel Bennett has joined the staff of the Bemidji State University Foundation to oversee BSU’s athletic annual giving program, serve as Beaver Pride coordinator and act as liaison to the alumni B-Club.

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