The ribbon-cutting of the dance studio renamed in honor of the late Marion "Mrs. C" Christianson was held on September 25 in front of dozens of alumni, family members and BSU faculty and staff at the Gillett Wellness Center.

The renovated Marion Christianson Memorial Dance Studio honors the long-time teacher, athletic director and leader of many athletic and dance activities at Bemidji State including the Funtastic Dance Follies, an annual production that continues to this day.

Support for the project was contributed mainly by alumni donors and family members who credit Marion Christianson as an influential person in their lives.

A special dance was performed by the BSU Dance Team and Suzy Langhout, daughter of Marion Christianson, led attendees in an interactive line dance. Refreshments were also served.