Fins up! Bemidji State announces ‘Snow Sharks’ will replace Beavers nickname

By Micah Friez / April 1, 2024

After almost 100 years with the “Beavers” as its nickname, Bemidji State University has adopted a new moniker to usher in a new era of championship excellence.

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Inaugural Bucky’s Celebrity Softball Game coming on June 11

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / March 26, 2024

Join us for the launch of Bucky’s Celebrity Softball Game, a soon-to-be annual pastime with local celebrities from the Bemidji area.

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Alumni & Foundation partners with PCI for Oral History Project; be on the lookout to participate

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / March 22, 2024

A new initiative is coming to Bemidji State University, and all alumni are invited to participate for free by contributing their own slice of campus history.

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Leading ladies: Bemidji State grads are setting the standard in community industries

By Molly Houts / March 20, 2024

Fueled by resilience, leadership and passion, these women are paving the way for future generations of female leaders across communities and the work force.

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On this date in 1972, Bemidji State students launched the world’s longest basketball game

By Micah Friez / March 18, 2024

The exhibition started at noon on March 18 and continued until 5 p.m. on March 23. When the contest finally, mercifully, triumphantly ended 125 hours after opening tipoff, more than two dozen Beavers had a new record to behold.

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Boys & Girls Club unites with Bemidji State in mission to serve Bemidji’s youth

By Micah Friez / March 14, 2024

Every day, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is flooded with kids. And welcoming them with open arms are some of Bemidji State University’s finest.

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Bemidji State grad, Bemidji mayor Jorge Prince now leading the town that raised him

By Molly Houts / March 8, 2024

When 6-year-old Jorge Prince first arrived in Minnesota’s Northwoods, he did not speak English. But he’s now fluent in all things Paul Bunyan and, as Bemidji’s mayor, stands just as tall as its favorite lumberjack.

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Beavers win MacNaughton Cup title behind second-period frenzy

By Bemidji State Athletics / March 2, 2024

The Beavers clinched the program’s second-ever MacNaughton Cup and 23rd conference title all-time, this being their first as Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular season champions.

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Mark Backlin helping 80,000 patients and counting in medical missions to Ecuador

By Micah Friez / March 1, 2024

Mark Backlin, a 1979 Bemidji State University graduate, has facilitated over 70 medical missions to over 220 Ecuadorian communities in the past 16 years. He and his teams have helped more than 80,000 patients with sometimes basic, yet often life-changing, care.

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‘University in the Pines’ book, documentary now available in free digital formats

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / February 27, 2024

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation is proud to release two digitized versions of “University in the Pines” (1994), which are now freely available to the public.

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