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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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Special Events will Celebrate Students During BSU’s Day of Giving

Day of Giving Campus Events Bemidji-area BSU alumni and supporters will celebrate donors’ impact on students at special day of giving events scheduled on campus and in the Bemidji community on February 13 as part of BSU’s Build the Dam Challenge, a 24-hour online fundraising event to benefit academic and athletic scholarships and BSU athletic…

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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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Beat the cold with BSU alumni events

Join us in the sun… The Bemidji State University Alumni and Foundation invites BSU alumni, friends and family to enjoy the warm weather and company of fellow Beavers during their upcoming Florida and Arizona alumni events. A number of events are planned, including a tour of a classic car museum, MLB spring training games, alumni…

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Gwenia Fiskevold Gould Named Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Gwenia Fiskevold Gould has been named assistant director of annual giving for the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation. Fiskevold Gould comes to Bemidji State after working over ten years as a political field operative and legislative assistant for the Minnesota DFL Senate Caucus and, most recently, deputy political director for Minnesota Governor Tim Walz…

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Beaver Hockey Fans Swarm Sally’s Saloon Before Mariucci Classic

BSU fans turn out for the 27th Mariucci Classic Beaver Pride ran high for BSU Men’s Hockey before their Mariucci Classic appearance on December 28, 2019 in Minneapolis. Hosted by the BSU Twins Cities Alumni Chapter, over 100 BSU alumni and hockey fans gathered at Sally’s Saloon near the University of Minnesota campus before the…

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The Green & White Dinner & Auction for BSU Athletics Returns April 2020

The Green & White Dinner & Auction for Bemidji State Athletics is returning to the Sanford Center arena on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The biennial event brings BSU student-athletes, community members and donors together to support student-athlete scholarships. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on dozens of live and silent auction items, including game…

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Brainerd-Area Alumni Hold Game Night on Nov. 14

The BSU Brainerd-Area Alumni Chapter held a game night at Shep’s on 6th in Brainerd, Minn. on November 14, 2019. Attendees played BSU bingo and trivia for prizes and enjoyed pizza and snacks. “Everyone who attended had a lot of fun,” said chapter president Kathy Hegstrom ’72. The chapter’s next event is tentatively planned for…

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