BSU Insider is a monthly newsletter for faculty and staff at Bemidji State University published by the Office of Communications and Marketing.
January 2013

In this issue

• Trumpeter earns Army tryout
• BSU to host TRiO Day
• MIDiots land Dakota gig
• New food vendors in union
• Sustainability Office reopens
• Campus news
• Faculty & staff update
• Four students to teach in China
• BSU recognizes 49ers GM
• Beaver Athletics Update

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Lexie Kruse

Senior earns U.S. Army Field Band tryout

Lexie Kruse, a senior music major from Pipestone, Minn., will try out for the prestigious U.S. Army Field Band later this month at Ft. Meade, Md. [read more]

Campus News

Bemidji State hosting Minnesota TRiO's 10th annual TRiO Day on Feb. 16
More than 400 high school and college students from across Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will visit Bemidji State University on Feb. 16 for the Minnesota TRiO Association’s 10th annual TRiO Day. [read more]

MIDiots land gig at The Dakota
BSU's faculty electronic music ensemble, the MIDiots, has landed a gig at one of the Midwest’s premier jazz clubs. On Feb. 15, the group will follow Kansas City blues artist Kelley Hunt at The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant in Minneapolis. [read more]

Sustainability Office opens new facility in Hobson Union
Bemidji State's Sustainability Office welcomed the campus to its new offices in the Hobson Memorial Union on Jan. 30. Located across from the bookstore, the new facility includes an expanded FreeStore, which gives students a place to donate unwanted items that other students are able to take and prevent them from ending up in a landfill. [photo gallery]

Einstein Bros and Papa John's now open in Hobson Union 
Shortly after the spring semester got underway, Einstein Bros® Bagels opened for business in the Hobson Memorial Union. Jan. 16 served as a staff-training day, which gave students and faculty a sneak peek at the coffee, bagels, sandwiches that the venue offers to the campus community, before the shop opened for business on Jan. 17. [read more][photo gallery]

News and notes
Strategic planning update
CBTC dean interviews begin tomorrow

Faculty and Staff Update

This month's faculty and staff update includes Angie Gora, BSU's new director of summer programs; Sherry Shindelar presenting at October's Citizenship and Belonging Triennial Conference in Denver; and Dr. Tony Treuer capturing the 2012 Ken Hale Prize for Linguistics.  [Faculty & Staff Update]

Student News

Four BSU students to teach English in China
Later this month, four Bemidji State University students will be traveling to China to teach in accelerated English language development programs. Three of the four will be teaching for one Chinese semester, from this month through August, while the fourth will teach for an entire year. [read more]

BSU recognizes 49ers GM

On Sunday, Jan. 26, about 200 BSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the Bemidji region gathered to send well wishes to San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, who played football at BSU in the mid-1980s. The photo was featured on the 49ers travel blog as the team made its way to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. 

Beaver Athletics Update

Bemidji State University inducted seven individuals and three outstanding teams into its Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the university’s B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend, Feb. 1-2. This year's inductions included four former student-athletes, a graduate who has gone on to achieve a tremendous amount as a coach, two outstanding members of the BSU community and three teams that reached the pinnacle of their sport. Pictured above, from left to right, are Dr. M. James "Jim" Bensen and his wife Nancy; Laurie (Peterson) Gross; David Lee; Liz Mulvihill; Joan (Campbell) Anderson; and Brian Carleton. [read more]

BSUBeavers.comFour BSU student-athletes earn Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award
Brian Leonhardt earns Offensive MVP honor at Texas vs the Nation all-star game
Rongstad reaches 1,000-point plateau Jan. 18 at Winona State
Signing Day for football, soccer on Feb. 6
WCHA grants membership to Alabama-Huntsville for 2013-14
• Tennis opens season with losses to St. Mary's, UM Duluth 
Track sets two school records, three meet records at Border Battle
• Men's hockey swept by St. Cloud State, 4-0 and 4-1, last weekend
• Women's hockey splits with Ohio State, with a 2-1 overtime loss and a 2-1 win
• Men's hockey swept by St. Cloud State, 4-0 and 4-1, last weekend
• Men's basketball sweeps SW Minnesota State, Sioux Falls, improves to 11-9
• Women's basketball topples SW Minnesota State, falls to Sioux Falls in overtime
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