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It’s for the birds: BSU students take advantage of corporate support

New Nikon binoculars in hand, students in Dr. Elizabeth Rave’s ornithology course have been watching the university’s lakefront bird feeders from the comfort of Sattgast Hall and reporting bird species and numbers as part of Project FeederWatch. According to the Project FeederWatch organization, the project “is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at…

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534 donors build the dam for BSU students

7,200. That’s about how many miles Hong Kong, China is from Bemidji State University. Hong Kong is also where the furthest gift came from during Bemidji State University’s recent Day of Giving, held on February 13, 2020. Called the “Build the Dam Challenge”, the 24-hour, 500 donor campaign called on BSU alumni, students, employees and…

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Donors pledge $60,000 in matching gifts to BSU’s day of giving

Bemidji State University’s day of giving, known as the Build the Dam Challenge, is all about addressing the needs of BSU students as they study, compete and grow during their time at Bemidji State. Over $60,000 in matching gifts have been pledged to the Build the Dam Challenge thanks to a group of passionate alumni.…

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What you need to know about the Build the Dam Challenge

Bemidji State University’s Build the Dam Challenge will engage donors from around the world to show their support for our world’s future leaders. This campaign enables Bemidji State to succeed in its mission to boldly educate and empower students for success. Your gift, no matter how big or small, makes a transformative impact on the…

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Scholarships Help Rachel Will ’20 Serve Others

Rachel Will of Northfield, Minn. was always committed to academics but took a year off to join the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. During the full-time program for young adults, she developed leadership skills by completing 1,700 hours of community service. Rachel spent 10 months traveling to Utah, Oregon, Washington and California working with a…

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BSU Celebrates Scholarship Recipients and Donors at November 2 Brunch

Bemidji State University’s Beaux Arts Ballroom was packed with BSU scholarship recipients, donors and university staff on November 2 for the university’s 8th annual Scholarship Appreciation Brunch. Hosted by the Alumni & Foundation office, the annual event celebrates the efforts of scholarship recipients and honors donors who have made financial commitments through endowed scholarships for…

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BSU Golf Welcomes Fans, Donors to New Practice Facility

Testing the golf simulator at the Jeff “Bird” McBride Clubhouse dedication on November 2 BSU Men’s and Women’s Golf teams understand the challenge of keeping their swings and putts true over the winter months in Bemidji. Thanks to donors, however, BSU Golf has an all-new training space loaded with equipment to keep their skills honed…

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Norbord employee Nick Brown and family

Norbord Minnesota Shares Beaver Pride to Employees

Thanks to Norbord Minnesota’s support for Beaver Hockey, free tickets to home games at the Sanford Center are available to employees and their families, even on short notice. The wood products mill in Solway has purchased about 20 season tickets for employee use, which in turn supports BSU athletic scholarships through a contribution to Beaver…

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Richard and Evelyn Krummel

Krummels Leave a Lasting Legacy for BSU Students

Richard and Evelyn Krummel are familiar names for Bemidji State students who studied German from the late 1960s through 1990. The Krummels devoted their careers to helping students learn the rich history and culture of Germany through international study trips to Berlin. On one such trip, they witnessed the historic demolition of the Berlin Wall.…

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John B. Emkovik Scholarship

John B. Emkovik Scholarship Impacts BSU Hockey

A founding member of Bemidji State hockey, John Emkovik ’49 laid the groundwork for the program as a student-athlete by helping rebuild Bemidji’s curling arena for hockey use. A passionate educator, Emkovik taught Russian to three generations of students before retiring from South St. Paul High School in 1987. Although Emkovik passed away in 2015,…

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