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Erika Bailey-Johnson makes Prairie Business Magazine's '40 Under 40'

Erika Bailey-Johnson, sustainability coordinator at Bemidji State University, has been selected as one of Prairie Business Magazine’s top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who exemplify a high level of talent in the Upper Midwest region.

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Campus News

BSU magazine – fall/winter edition

The fall/winter 2014 edition of the BSU magazine highlights the increasing engagement of Bemidji State and its students in service and partnerships throughout the Bemidji region. The magazine also updates the Imagine Tomorrow fund-raising campaign, which has now exceeded $31 million, and highlights activities during Homecoming 2014. The issue also includes tributes to Joe Lueken and Peggy Johnson, BSU supporters who both died in July.

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NTC unveils new Master Academic Plan

A new academic plan for Northwest Technical College will transform how the college fulfills its mission of highly valuable career education and strengthen its partnership with Bemidji State University.

The Master Academic Plan, unveiled during a Dec. 1 press conference at the NTC campus, will offer students flexible programs that prepare them for good-paying jobs in high-demand fields. Changes in curriculum will begin next fall, and six strategic goals will be achieved over the next three years.

[Read more] Download the NTC Master Academic Plan [223k PDF]

Professional education receives $50,000 grant

BSU has received a grant of nearly $50,000 from Riverside Publishing that will allow students to administer a newly revised version of an industry-standard achievement assessment test.

The grant, part of Riverside’s University Outreach Program, will provide BSU’s special education program with 25 testing kits for the fourth edition of the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement Assessment. The testing kits have a retail price of almost $2,000 each, and BSU is one of 120 colleges and universities receiving them as part of the grant program.

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Tickets on sale for 46th annual Madrigal Dinners

Tickets for the 46th Annual Madrigal Dinners are now on sale at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex ticket office.

Performances of this northern Minnesota Yuletide tradition begin Dec. 5, with shows continuing through Dec. 13. The Madrigal Dinners’ run will include four 7 p.m. shows, on Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13, with a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, Dec. 7. All performances will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s upper Hobson Memorial Union.

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New website launches Dec. 18

The scheduled launch date for the new Bemidji State university website homepage and initial departmental pages is now Dec. 18, avoiding website changes during the important final weeks of the semester.

Representatives of the university's website partner, White Whale Web Services, will again be on campus Dec. 9-10 to meet with additional departments whose websites will launch toward the end of the project, scheduled for completion in March or early April.

Campus offices may be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

The holiday season is fast approaching and many of you are making plans to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones.  With that in mind, BSU and NTC departments may close their offices on Friday, December 26 and Friday, January 2 if all employees in the office would like the time off.  Keep in mind, the offices are not required to be closed and anyone who decides not to work will be required to use vacation time or personal time, unless you already have the day off per your bargaining unit contract. 

I hope you have a wonderful time as you celebrate the holidays.

Thank you!

Dick Hanson

News briefs
• New hires at Bemidji State University

Faculty and Staff News

The BSU Sustainability Office was well represented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, held in Portland from Oct. 26-29 to headline this month's faculty and staff achievements.

• Faculty & staff achievements

Photo Galleries

Click photos for complete galleries from each event:

• BSU's International Education Week was held Nov. 17-21
• Dr. Brian Hiller & BSU students present at Governor's Deer Opener banquet
• BSU hosted a Gallery Walk for MnSCU's Charting the Future initiative on Nov. 7

Beaver Athletics Update

Beaver Athletics, along with Sanford Center and Sanford Health, are teaming up to bring Bemidji State basketball to Sanford Center for the first time, Jan. 16-17. 

The four-game college basketball weekend will get underway Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. when the BSU women’s basketball team hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play followed by the BSU men’s team versus the Mavericks at 8 p.m. Saturday, the BSU women host Concordia University-St. Paul at 4 p.m. with the men’s team to follow at 6 p.m.

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More BSU Athletics news

• Soccer earns team academic honors from national coaches association
• Gerry Fitzgerald garners WCHA Rookie of the Week laurels; men's hockey splits with St. Cloud State
• Women's hockey splits at Duluth, Joyce is WCHA Rookie of the Week
• Spring signees: softball; volleyball 
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