Before Bucky, Bill-der Beaver was the first beaver at Bemidji State

Apr 7, 2024

In honor of International Beaver Day – celebrated wholeheartedly at Bemidji State University every April 7 – we’re looking back at Bucky’s forefather: Bill-der Beaver.

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

Apr 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

Feb 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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Pong Yang, son of Vietnam War refugees, afforded newfound opportunities at Bemidji State

Feb 20, 2024

Pong Yang’s journey to Bemidji State University truly began with his parents, Tom and Michelle, who were refugee survivors of the Vietnam War. Their determination was the “spark” that made Pong want to attend college, and he described donors as the ones who help ignite that passion.

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Father, art inspire scholarship recipient Brigid Baier to find solace at Bemidji State

Feb 20, 2024

Wanting to honor her late father by continuing her education, Brigid Baier found healing along the shores of Bemidji State University.

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Day of Giving is here tomorrow! Are you ready?

Feb 19, 2024

By BSU Alumni & Foundation Published 7:00 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2024 Over 100 years ago, when the town of Bemidji first learned that it had earned the right to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Bemidji State Homecoming returns on Sept. 27-29!

Feb 10, 2024

We’re calling all alumni, students, friends and Beavers to campus for this fall’s big bash. We have plenty in store this year – plus much more still in development.

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Doug Fredrickson named new president of Alumni & Foundation board of directors

Feb 8, 2024

Bemidji State University alumnus Doug Fredrickson has taken the reins of a new role: heading the Alumni & Foundation board of directors.

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Mark your calendars: Day of Giving returns on Feb. 20!

Feb 6, 2024

Save the date now to join hundreds of Beavers around the world – alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff – as we rally together for Bemidji State University’s Day of Giving on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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Surprise swindler at Battle of the Mascots in the wind; Bucky Forever Fund unaffected

Feb 5, 2024

Local authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate the swindling ox who made off with the coveted Battle of the Mascots trophy on Saturday night.

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From the Archives: Paul Bunyan’s escapades at ‘Princeton of the Pines’

Jan 30, 2024

Many stories have been written of Paul Bunyan as the lumberjack king, but how many people know of Paul’s college escapades at Bemidji State College?

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Tracy Colligan fills role of office manager at Alumni & Foundation

Jan 29, 2024

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation is happy to announce the hiring of Tracy Colligan in the role of office administrative specialist. She began her tenure on Jan. 16.

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Alumni & Foundation launches digital museum of Bemidji State history

Jan 25, 2024

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation has launched “History in the Pines,” an interactive, digital museum of BSU history.

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Red Lake Nation celebrates new Bemidji State nurses with hand-beaded stethoscopes

Jan 25, 2024

Bemidji State University’s newest nursing students were welcomed into the program with a gift of hand-beaded stethoscopes, presented by the Red Lake Nation.

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Never-before-seen photos showcase 1950s life at Bemidji State

Jan 18, 2024

A new batch of over 150 photos – buried in the basement of the Sauer House but recently unearthed and digitized – offers a nostalgic glimpse into what life was like at Bemidji State College in the late 1950s.

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Women’s hockey alumna Sadie Lundquist named first director of women’s hockey at College Hockey Inc.

Jan 17, 2024

Lundquist, who officially begins her duties Monday, Jan. 22, will lead College Hockey Inc.’s efforts to raise the profile and expand the exposure of women’s college hockey.

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Fred Baker, champion of Bemidji State and American Indians, dies at 84

Jan 10, 2024

Bemidji State University is saddened to share that alumnus and longtime BSU supporter Frederick Baker died on Dec. 27 in Bismarck, N.D. He was 84.

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Inaugural ‘Battle of the Mascots’ initiative features Bucky-Jack showdown for new scholarship

Jan 9, 2024

We believe that mascots bring an irreplaceable flair to campus, driving up school spirit and university pride. That’s why we’re investing in it.

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Momentous momentum: The Bemidji State Alumni & Foundation’s 2023 year in review

Dec 31, 2023

As the calendar turns over to 2024, there’s one more item on our 2023 to-do list: Look back on the year that was.

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From the archives: “EXTRA!! Bemidji Wins the Sixth Normal School by Unanimous Vote”

Dec 28, 2023

A. P. Ritchie was present when the message was received and immediately went out on the streets shouting out the good news to the people. The fire whistle was set to blowing in order to bring the glad tidings to the people throughout the city.

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Ruth Howe, a founder of Bemidji State women’s athletics, dies at 93

Dec 21, 2023

Bemidji State University is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Ruth Howe, the last surviving founder of BSU women’s athletics, who died on Wednesday morning, Dec. 20. She was 93.

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Happy holidays from the BSU Alumni & Foundation!

Dec 21, 2023

We hope this holiday season brings you moments of peace, relaxation and connection with loved ones. May you begin the new year with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

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Inspired by grandparents, Bella Vannavong pursues medical vocation behind door-opening scholarship

Dec 15, 2023

Bella Vannavong was inspired to enter the healthcare field so that she could create a better life for people like her grandparents. Vannavong is also the recipient of the Sam & Peggy Johnson Scholarship in Biology, and because of her donors’ support, she’s able to pursue an education at Bemidji State.

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Career Services helps Peyton Barber map job path to The Travel Chalet

Dec 4, 2023

When Peyton Barber first applied to work at a travel agency, she didn’t even have her own passport. But, thanks to Career Services at Bemidji State University, she booked a new professional path anyway.

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Here’s how to make a year-end charitable gift to Bemidji State

Nov 28, 2023

As the snow starts falling around campus, we’ve firmly entered into the season of giving. And today, on Giving Tuesday, you can take part in the annual holiday spirit by making a year-end donation to BSU.

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Beavers launch 3-Year/$150K Challenge to support Bemidji State Athletics

Nov 27, 2023

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation has announced the launch of the 3-Year/$150K Giving Challenge for BSU Athletics. This is an ambitious drive with a singular goal in mind: to support our student-athletes and enhance their experience on and off the field.

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The heist in Deputy Hall: Investigating the ‘smoothly executed’ safecracking caper of 1955

Nov 22, 2023

From breaking and entering to cracking the safe to drowning evidence in a riverbed, here’s how unidentified thieves coordinated a heist in Deputy Hall – and how Bemidji State Teachers College still came out on top.

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Beavers capture second consecutive NSIC Tournament championship

Nov 12, 2023

The Bemidji State women’s soccer team captured its second consecutive conference tournament championship Sunday afternoon after shutting out University of Mary 2-0 in St. Cloud.

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Rich Siegert helps light up Bemidji State softball field with new scoreboard

Nov 8, 2023

Rich Siegert is familiar with rounding the bases of the softball field, as he was an active member in intramural sports during his time at Bemidji State University. Now the same site is home to the BSU softball team, but Siegert’s footprint still shows up in the dirt.

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New Bemidji State program invites alumni back for free campus tours

Nov 2, 2023

Ready to visit your old stomping grounds? Come back to campus and tour Bemidji State University!

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From the archives: “Harry” haunts theatre students in Bangsberg

Oct 31, 2023

It has become a sort of tradition for the first student entering the stage to always greet Harry the Ghost. Likewise, the last person to leave the darkened theatre always says good night.

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Beavers welcome record-setters, program-changers and national champions to Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 17, 2023

Bemidji State’s Athletic Hall of Fame has expanded to accommodate six worthy individuals and one national championship-winning team, all of whom were formally inducted into the Hall on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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A special message from President Hoffman: Refer a Beaver today!

Oct 13, 2023

October is College Knowledge Month in Minnesota. Hear from President John L. Hoffman as he discusses the opportunities you have at Bemidji State this month and how you can refer a future Beaver today.

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60 years after graduation, alumna Margaret Laurich makes first Homecoming return

Oct 6, 2023

When Margaret (Hanka) Laurich graduated from Bemidji State College in 1963, she bid farewell to Bemidji for more than half a century. But after 60 years away, Laurich made her triumphant return to campus at Homecoming this fall.

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Thousands join Bucky’s Hoedown in lively Bemidji State Homecoming week

Oct 3, 2023

What do you get when you combine a beaver, the Wild West and thousands of alumni and friends? One heck of a Homecoming week for Bemidji State University.

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Happy Homecoming! Here’s the hoedown lowdown on this year’s events

Sep 25, 2023

This week, we’re painting the town green and going all out for one of the best traditions on campus. Here’s all that we have in store for Bemidji State Homecoming.

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Supporters make 2023 a banner year through summer fundraisers

Sep 22, 2023

The numbers are in, and it’s official: The summer of 2023 was a banner year of summer fundraisers for Bemidji State University.

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Bemidji State University awarded $2.5 million grant for STEM students

Sep 20, 2023

BSU has recently been awarded a $2.5 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation that will benefit current and future low-income students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an approved STEM discipline.

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From the archives: ‘Footnotes in stone’

Sep 15, 2023

Some would have found difficulty in finding space for the many footnote stones necessary to mark the continual changes that have been made in the status of B. S. T. C. For even to those who have grown along with it, the development of the College has seemed almost phenomenal.

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A record-raising Howe-Welle ‘remarkable’ in the eyes of Ruth Howe

Aug 30, 2023

Even as someone always ahead of her time, Ruth Howe is still blown away by how far the Beavers have come.

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Gallery: Root, root, root for the Twins during BSU Night at Target Field

Aug 28, 2023

Bemidji State University alumni and friends were taken out to the ballgame on Friday, Aug. 25, for the always-festive BSU Night at Target Field.

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Gallery: New beginnings at Bemidji State as move-in day arrives

Aug 17, 2023

Hundreds of Bemidji State University students, along with loyal family members and friends there to help, found their new on-campus rooms during move-in day on Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Descendants of Bemidji hero Jack McCormick reclaim lost history on campus

Aug 15, 2023

More than 80 years after his death, John “Jack” McCormick still stands as one of the greatest athletes Bemidji has ever seen. And on Monday, he was reunited with his family.

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Bemidji community bids farewell to Bensens in spirited send-off

Aug 11, 2023

In a spirited celebration of Jim and Nancy Bensen, BSU and the Bemidji community bid farewell during Thursday’s send-off reception and basked in the contagious Bensen zeal one last time.

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Beavers raise record amount at 26th annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament

Aug 9, 2023

The annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament returned to the Bemidji Town and Country Club on Friday, July 14, bringing back the Bemidji State men’s hockey alumni of yesterday and yesteryear, plus all sorts of supporters.

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Registration now open for 2023 Honors Gala

Jul 31, 2023

Registration is now open for Bemidji State University’s 2023 Honor Gala, which will take place on Sept. 29 at the Sanford Center.

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Bemidji State, alums keeping MusiCamp legacy alive through 75 melodious years

Jul 25, 2023

The annual summertime serenades bursting from Bangsberg Hall this time of year are as much a tradition as anything else on campus. Dedicated BSU alumni have made sure to preserve that harmony.

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BSU Alumni & Foundation reveals distinguished alumni for 2023-24

Jul 24, 2023

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation has named four graduates as distinguished alumni for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Public invited to attend send-off reception for former President Jim Bensen

Jul 20, 2023

Bemidji State University will celebrate the immeasurable accomplishments, impact and stewardship of former BSU President Jim Bensen with a send-off party from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the David Park House.

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Angela Schmidt promoted to Alumni & Foundation’s director of alumni relations

Jul 17, 2023

Angela Schmidt has been named the director of alumni relations for the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation, effective July 19.

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Bemidji State grads Dennis Weimann, Stacy Christenson guide Lakeland News to 25th anniversary on the air

Jul 14, 2023

Dennis Weimann and Stacy Christenson have served Bemidji and north-central Minnesota by covering the region at Lakeland News for a quarter century. As the telecast celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday, the longstanding duo held their heads high with the pride of knowing they’ve been there since the very beginning.

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From the archives: ‘Pull a wheelie, Steve’

Jul 5, 2023

From the 1967 Northern Student archives: BSC frosh Steve Adams finds his unicycle a good way to make friends and solve the parking problem.

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Bemidji community celebrates professor emerita Dr. Annie Henry with birthday reception

Jun 28, 2023

Members of the BSU and Bemidji communities packed the David Park House to celebrate the 81st birthday of professor emerita Dr. Annie Henry. The reception was filled with singing, joyful speeches and deep appreciation for Henry’s dedication to Bemidji State and its students.

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Gordon Skaar – grandson of Gordy Skaar – cherishes family legacy, athletic support as tournament raises $44,000

Jun 21, 2023

The Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament had its 46th annual iteration on Friday, June 16, when over 100 golfers teed off in support of the Beavers at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. Together, they raised $44,000 for athletic scholarships.

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Longtime Zamboni driver Vance Balstad embraces busy retirement

Jun 19, 2023

Vance Balstad famously found his niche in hockey by serving as the university’s beloved ice maker for 45 years. He retired after the 2019 season and has since enjoyed other lifelong passions in retirement, but not before authoring a colorful career that could fill a Zamboni-sized book.

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Zach Whitecloud becomes 2nd Beaver to lift NHL’s Stanley Cup

Jun 13, 2023

Zach Whitecloud joins Joel Otto (1980-84) as the only former Beavers to raise the Stanley Cup. Otto helped the Calgary Flames reach hockey’s summit in 1989.

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A historic moment: Chrissy Downwind furthers family legacy of service to students

Jun 12, 2023

She wouldn’t realize it until much later, but Chrissy Downwind’s motivation to help Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College students overcome barriers and reach their education goals can likely be attributed to her trailblazing father.

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Bemidji State internship set up Coley Rezabek for ‘dream job’ with Minnesota United

Jun 1, 2023

Coley Rezabek is in her second season kicking it as a videographer for Minnesota United, where she produces digital content for the club. Her expertise comes from similar experiences at Bemidji State.

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A message from President Hoffman after signing of higher education bill

May 24, 2023

In short, students win. And when students win, so do our colleges and universities and so do our local economies. This truly is a revolutionary package of legislation that will help carry Minnesota into a brighter future.

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Bemidji State reveals 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame class

May 15, 2023

Bemidji State University will officially welcome six individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the university’s Alumni B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend on Oct. 13-14. The 2023 inductees include five former student-athletes, an outstanding team and an honorary supporter.

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Over 1,000 Bemidji State graduates celebrate accomplishments during commencement

May 5, 2023

Students, family members, faculty and staff came together on Friday, May 5, to celebrate Bemidji State University’s class of 2023 at three commencement ceremonies – one for each of the university’s colleges.

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Bemidji State celebrates 40 years of nursing with pinning ceremony, scholarship luncheon

May 4, 2023

Bemidji State University celebrated 40 years of nursing on campus on Thursday, May 4, with a pinning ceremony for 2023 graduates and a luncheon for several new scholarship recipients.

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Mur Gilman, Donna Palivec tap into rewarding maple syrup avocation

Apr 26, 2023

Mur Gilman and Donna Palivec have a sweet gig: maple syruping. The two professors emeritae at Bemidji State University have discovered a rewarding passion in their springtime operation.

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Allyssa Joseph named Alumni & Foundation’s new executive director

Apr 24, 2023

Allyssa Joseph has been appointed by President John L. Hoffman as executive director of the Bemidji State Alumni & Foundation and vice president for advancement supporting both BSU and Northwest Technical College.

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Beavers win first NSIC Championship since 2000

Apr 23, 2023

Leading wire-to-wire, the Bemidji State University men’s golf team completed the title run, claiming the first conference crown for the Beavers since 2000 and the 16th overall.

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Supporters raise event-record $200,000 for Bemidji State Athletics at Green & White

Apr 19, 2023

Support rolled in from near and far on April 15 at the Green & White Dinner and Auction – to the record-setting tune of more than $200,000 raised for BSU Athletics.

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Aaron Trunt pioneers path to MLB through biomechanics

Apr 13, 2023

Aaron Trunt isn’t the first Bemidji State University graduate to reach the professional baseball ranks. But he may very well be the first to do it like this.

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‘The Legendary Women of Beltrami County’ podcast celebrates local pioneers for Women’s History Month

Mar 21, 2023

Bemidji State University alumnae are prominently and proudly featured in a new podcast series titled “The Legendary Women of Beltrami County,” which highlights and honors some of the local trailblazers who have shaped our area into what it is today.

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Bemidji State alumni gather in the Valley of the Sun

Mar 20, 2023

More than a dozen Bemidji State University alumni and friends gathered in the Valley of the Sun for a social in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 16.

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BSU musicians shine in latest opera theater production

Feb 28, 2023

Bemidji State Opera Theater’s “The 1950s in Three Short Operas” explored themes of desire, distraction and drama in a throwback to “simpler” times on Feb. 24-26 in the Main Theater of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

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Day of Giving 2023 was a major success!

Feb 28, 2023

Mission accomplished: We crushed our goals for Day of Giving 2023.

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Past and present female athletes share effects of Title IX at speaker panel

Feb 2, 2023

In one form or another, Abbie Disbrow, Emma Terres-Sobieck and Kristen McRae have all faced unfair uphill battles. But Title IX has helped level the playing fields that they’ve long excelled on.

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Day of Giving 2023 is coming on Feb. 21

Jan 31, 2023

Day of Giving 2023 is almost here! Over 600 generous donors raised more than $194,000 to directly benefit students at BSU during Day of Giving in 2022. This year, we want to continue that momentum.

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Reserve tickets for Bemidji Opera Theater’s ‘The 50s In Three Short Operas’

Jan 24, 2023

Join the Bemidji Opera Theater for an entertaining look back on the 1950s — with an opera twist — from Feb. 24-26, 2023, inside the Main Theater at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

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Micah Friez joins Alumni & Foundation as Communications Coordinator

Jan 18, 2023

Micah Friez has joined the Bemidji State Alumni & Foundation as its Communications Coordinator, effective Jan. 9.

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Green & White fundraiser for BSU Athletics returns April 15

Jan 12, 2023

The Green & White Fundraiser for BSU Athletics is back for 2023! Join us at the Sanford Center Arena starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

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Seven individuals inducted into the BSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 8

Oct 12, 2022

Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation and Beavers Athletics welcomed seven individuals into the Bemidji State University Athletic Hall of Fame in Beaux Arts Ballroom on Oct. 8. Over 100…

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Remembering Dr. Art Lee (1931-2022)

Sep 27, 2022

Dr. Arthur O. “Art” Lee, BSU professor emeritus of history, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24 at the age of 91. Dr. Lee, namesake of lecture halls in both the previous…

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Homecoming Week Celebrations Draw Thousands Home to BSU

Sep 22, 2022

Bemidji State University students, alumni, Beaver fans and Bemidji community members amassed upon campus September 12-18 for Homecoming Week events. Homecoming Week kicked off Monday with the Mr. Beaver pageant,…

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Gallery: BSU Night at Target Field

Aug 9, 2022

The BSU Alumni & Foundation hosted nearly 250 alumni, donors and friends of the university for BSU Night at Target Field on August 5 in Minneapolis. The Bemidji Alumni Choir…

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BSU Alumni & Foundation Announces 2022-23 Distinguished Alumni

Jul 28, 2022

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation has named five Bemidji State alumni as distinguished alumni for the 2022-2023 academic year. The following honorees will be officially recognized during Bemidji…

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A Quarter Century of Tradition: Record Attendance at 25th Annual Galen Nagle Tournament

Jul 20, 2022

25th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament For the second year in a row, the Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament drew a record number of alumni, coaches and Beavers Hockey…

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Gallery: R.H. “Bob” Peters’ Celebration of Life (July 16, 2022)

Jul 19, 2022

Coach R.H. “Bob” Peters Celebrated in Beaux Arts Ballroom Over 250 people celebrated the life and accomplishments of legendary BSU hockey coach and administrator R.H. “Bob” Peters during a celebration…

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Kari Cooper Joins Alumni & Foundation as Advancement Officer

Jul 6, 2022

Kari Cooper Kari Cooper has been named advancement officer for the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation effective June 21, 2022. In her new role, Cooper works to align current…

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President Faith, Neil Hensrud Donate Vintage Cadillac to Bemidji State University

Jun 30, 2022

A staple of Bemidji State University Homecoming parades during her six years as Bemidji State’s president, Dr. Faith Hensrud and her husband, Neil, donated their all-original 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible…

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45 Years in the Making: The Gordy Skaar Memorial Tournament Returns to Bemidji Town & Country Club

Jun 23, 2022

The Bemidji Town & Country Club hosted nearly 160 golfers on June 17 at the 45th Annual Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament, one of Bemidji State University’s longest-running summer traditions….

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Q&A with Dr. Michael Herbert, BSU Alum, Professor, Author

May 26, 2022

Leaving Campus: A World War II Epitaph, written by BSU grad and current BSU Department of Criminal Justice professor Dr. Michael Herbert ’79, ’92, tells the stories of 20 former…

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Beaver Athletics Celebrates Donors at May 19 Appreciation Event

May 24, 2022

Bemidji State University Athletics donors, alongside BSU coaches, current athletes and faculty and staff, gathered for a special donor recognition ceremony in the foyer of the John Glas Fieldhouse on…

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Beaver Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Roll Held May 21

May 23, 2022

Bemidji State alumni, students, faculty/staff and supporters took part in Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation’s Beaver Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Roll on May 21, 2022. Participants used the fun, free event…

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50th Anniversary of Social Work Conference Hosted April 22

May 18, 2022

Approximately 70 BSU social work alumni, faculty and staff and students attended the 50th Anniversary of Social Work conference held on April 22 at BSU’s American Indian Resource Center. The…

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Britt Lauritsen Selected as Bemidji State Director of Athletics

May 10, 2022

Bemidji State University begins a new era July 1 as Britt Lauritsen was named the University’s next director of athletics. Lauritsen joins Beaver Athletics after spending the previous eight years…

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Senior Send-Off Hosted at David Park House

Apr 28, 2022

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation hosted its annual senior send-off celebration on April 27 at the David Park House on campus. Students enjoyed free Jimmy John’s sandwiches and…

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Lisa Hofstad Named Director of Advancement Operations for the BSU Foundation

Mar 30, 2022

Lisa Hofstad has been named director of advancement operations for the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation as of March 21, 2022. Hofstad in her new role leads several operational…

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Adrian Dunn Promoted to Director of Development of the BSU Foundation

Mar 29, 2022

Adrian Dunn has been named director of development for the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation as of March 21, 2022. Dunn in his new role provides operational fundraising leadership…

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Bemidji State Reveals 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Mar 24, 2022

Bemidji State University will officially welcome seven individuals into its Athletics Hall of Fame, as part of the University’s Alumni B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend Oct. 7-8, 2022. The 2022…

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Rhonda Walters Named Alumni & Foundation Database Coordinator

Mar 23, 2022

Rhonda Walters has joined the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation as database coordinator as of March 14, 2022. In her new role, she is responsible for maintaining accuracy in…

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Dr. John Hoffman Named President of BSU and NTC

Mar 16, 2022

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named John Hoffman to serve as president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. The appointment will become effective…

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Green & White Fundraiser for BSU Athletics Canceled for 2022

Feb 24, 2022

The Green & White Fundraiser for BSU Athletics scheduled for April 30 has been unfortunately canceled for 2022. Several challenges outside of the BSU Alumni & Foundation’s control made it…

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Craig Hougen: A Coach that changed lives

Jan 25, 2022

Former BSU coach Craig Hougen was inducted into the BSU Coaches Hall of Fame on January 22, 2022. Written by Martha Miltich ’03, this summary of Craig Hougen’s career as…

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BSU Athletic Hall of Fame Gains New Members

Jan 24, 2022

Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation and Beavers Athletics welcomed eight individuals and one outstanding team into the Bemidji State University Athletics Hall of Fame in Beaux Arts Ballroom on…

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BSU’s Legendary Coach & Administrator R.H. “Bob” Peters Passes Away

Dec 15, 2021

A pillar of the Bemidji State University and collegiate hockey community is gone today as longtime head coach, athletic director, and instructor R.H. “Bob” Peters passed away Wednesday at his…

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Meet Zoe Carrasco ’21

Nov 23, 2021

Zoe (Christensen) Carrasco ’21 Zoe (Christensen) Carrasco was a standout thrower for the Beavers Track & Field team, having set career-best and program records in the shotput and weight throw,…

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Beavers Soccer & Football Advance to NCAA Sweet 16

Nov 22, 2021

BSU Football advances to the second round of the NCAA DII Tournament. Watch the Beavers take on the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado on November 27 at 1…

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Beavers Soccer is NCAA Tournament bound! Here’s game information, watch party details and more.

Nov 17, 2021

The BSU Soccer team has earned an at-large bid into the 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championships! The No. 3 seed Beavers will take on sixth-seeded Central Oklahoma this…

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BSU Football is NCAA Tournament Bound (and here’s tailgating information, watch-party details and more)

Nov 16, 2021

For the first time in program history, the Bemidji State University football team is heading to the NCAA Tournament after their 62-40 win over the University of Mary on November…

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Alumni Artist Thomas Paquette ’85 Donates Works to BSU Library

Oct 26, 2021

For nearly thirty years, Thomas Paquette ’85 has loaned five landscape paintings to Bemidji State University’s A.C. Clark Library. Now, that art will have a permanent home on campus for…

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Beaver Pride Summer Golf Events Raise Over $140,000 for Beavers Athletics

Oct 7, 2021

Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation’s Beaver Pride golf events raised over $140,000 to benefit BSU Athletics scholarships and greatest-need projects this summer. Nine golf tournaments were hosted at courses…

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A Tremendous Legacy: Marion Christianson Memorial Dance Studio Unveiled During Homecoming

Sep 29, 2021

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…

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Honors Gala Recognizes Five Distinguished BSU Alumni

Sep 28, 2021

The 2021 Bemidji State University Honors Gala was held on September 24 at Bemidji’s Sanford Center. A BSU Homecoming tradition, the gala recognizes alumni for their professional and personal accomplishments…

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BSU Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend Postponed

Sep 22, 2021

The Bemidji State University Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend, originally scheduled for October 29-30, has been postponed to January 2022 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases within Beltrami Country…

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Howe-Welle Women’s Athletics Golf Tournament Raises $29,000 for Women’s Athletics

Sep 8, 2021

After a year hiatus, and despite cool, rainy weather at the Bemidji Town & Country Club, the Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation and Beavers Athletics welcomed over 100 current…

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – 250 Beavers Attend BSU Night at Target Field

Jul 28, 2021

250 BSU alumni and friends attended BSU Night at Target Field – home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team – as the Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels in a…

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Gallery: 10th Annual Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament

Jul 27, 2021

10th Annual Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament On July 24, the 10th annual Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds to support BSU men’s hockey and golf programs…

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Gallery: 24th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament

Jul 19, 2021

24th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament The 24th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament drew a tournament-record number of alumni, coaches and Beavers Hockey supporters to the Bemidji Town…

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Alum Rob Luke ’98 pens poems about his favorite BSU professors

Jul 14, 2021

So You Want to be an English Teacher I was an outsider to the first university on theMississippi River, rustic academia.Mark was my English Methods teacher.His classes seemed spontaneous, flashing…

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Gallery: Beaver Best Ball Golf Tournament (July 10, 2021)

Jul 12, 2021

Bemidji State University Men’s Golf hosted its 2nd Annual Beaver Best Ball tournament at the Bemidji Town & Country Club on Saturday, July 10. 16 teams – many made up…

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Over 160 golfers support BSU athletes at 44th Annual Gordy Skaar Tournament

Jun 21, 2021

163 golfers gathered at the Bemidji Town & Country Club for the 44th Annual Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament on June 18, which grossed nearly $40,000 in support of Bemidji…

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Alumni participate in the Beaver Virtual 5K on May 8

May 10, 2021

BSU alumni, faculty/staff, community members and friends from around the world participated in the Beaver Virtual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 8. Alumni participants represented graduates from every decade since…

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Ethan Somoza shares story as part of Giving for Green and White

Apr 21, 2021

Meet Ethan Somoza Senior Beavers Men’s Hockey forward Ethan Somoza credits the success of Beavers Athletics to the fans and donors who stand behind BSU student-athletes all year. Hear his…

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BSU All-American thrower shares story as part of Giving for Green and White

Apr 19, 2021

Meet Zoe Christensen For two-time NCAA Division II All-American and Glencoe, Minn. native Zoe Christensen, support from alumni and donors means the world as she represents BSU on the national stage….

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Online auction for BSU Athletics now open

Apr 14, 2021

As part of the Giving for Green and White online campaign an online auction is now live and features over 100 items, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Beavers memorabilia and much more. All…

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Alumni help prepare students for careers through virtual panel

Apr 7, 2021

Virtual Alumni Leaders in the Classroom Panel Three BSU alumni shared advice to BSU students about job hunting, interviewing, leaving a great first impression on potential employers and more during…

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Fisheries and aquatic biology alumni panel held on March 25

Mar 26, 2021

Over 50 BSU students, alumni and faculty & staff watched a virtual panel featuring four BSU alumni working in aquatic biology and fisheries careers. Co-hosted by the BSU Alumni &…

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Beavers Men’s Hockey Heading to the NCAA Tournament

Mar 25, 2021

Beavers Men’s Hockey NCAA Tournament Bound The #4 seed Beavers will take on #1 University of Wisconsin this Friday, March 26 at 12 p.m. CT in the NCAA East Regional Semifinals…

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Over $180,000 raised for BSU students during Day of Giving

Mar 2, 2021

Over $180,000 was raised by 861 donors during Bemidji State University’s Day of Giving on February 23, 2021. The online campaign called on donors to support a number of departments,…

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President Hensrud goes live with alumni, friends

Feb 16, 2021

On February 12, BSU President Faith Hensrud gave a live update to over 50 Bemidji State alumni, supporters and friends via ZOOM as part of the university’s BSU Live with…

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What you need to know about Day of Giving

Feb 15, 2021

Bemidji State University’s Day of Giving will engage donors from around the world to show their support for our world’s future leaders. Our annual Day of Giving helps Bemidji State…

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Feb. 4 alumni panel explores careers in environmental science and sustainability

Feb 9, 2021

Over 75 BSU students, alumni and faculty & staff watched a virtual panel featuring four BSU alumni who work in sustainability careers on February 4. Co-hosted by the BSU Alumni…

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Gunner Olszewski named to AP NFL All-Pro First Team as punt returner

Jan 8, 2021

Even away from the Bemidji State University football team for two years, former All-American Gunner Olszewski is setting program firsts as a member of the New England Patriots. Olszewski became the…

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BSU Grad’s Painting Featured in Meryl Streep Drama

Dec 21, 2020

Bemidji State University art grad Thomas Paquette ’85 has one of his works prominently featured in “Let Them All Talk,” a new film starring Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen,…

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Happy Holidays with President Hensrud Recording

Dec 16, 2020

BSU President Faith Hensrud shared a campus update, a special BSU choir performance, one of her favorite holiday recipes and more to nearly 100 alumni, donors and community members during…

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Walking with Ghosts & Swimming with Mermaids: Dennis Staples’ First Novel Gets Positive Reviews

Dec 8, 2020

Novelist Dennis E. Staples’ first book contract came with waves of anxiety. “I didn’t know how the community might react,” he explained, in reference to his depictions of rural, Native…

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November’s Virtual Bookshelf Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Nov 17, 2020

November Book Selections November is Native American Heritage Month and the A.C. Clark Library’s November reading list explores the history, culture and political issues surrounding Native American tribes across North…

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BSU alum grows colossal, record-breaking pumpkin

Oct 27, 2020

Charlie Bernstrom ’04 BSU grad Charlie Bernstrom ‘04 grows pumpkins. Great big pumpkins. On October 10, he entered his 1990.5 pound behemoth pumpkin at the 2020 Stillwater Harvest Fest in…

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Upcoming virtual panel to feature community health professionals

Oct 26, 2020

Virtual community health panel scheduled for Oct. 28 In the fourth virtual Alumni Leaders in the Classroom panel, four BSU nursing graduates will speak about their careers and share how…

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BSU Alumna Creates George Floyd Scholarship at BSU

Oct 26, 2020

George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Created at BSU Like many across the country and around the world, Betty Fulton Novotney ’79 and her daughters were deeply saddened by the stories relating…

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A.C. Clark Library Virtual Bookshelf (October 2020)

Oct 22, 2020

October Book Selections This October marks 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In honor of this landmark event, the A.C. Clark Library has compiled a…

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Virtual panel to feature award-winning social work alumni, nonprofit leaders

Oct 19, 2020

Virtual social work panel scheduled for Oct. 21 BSU social work alumni Jennifer Kovach ’93 and Jenn Anderson ’95 will speak about their social work careers, share advice to those…

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Meet BSU Alumni & Foundation’s Newest Distinguished Alumni

Sep 29, 2020

2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Each year the BSU Alumni & Foundation office honors alumni for outstanding professional achievements and service to their communities. Typically, these award winners are honored each fall…

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Bemidji State University’s 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni

Sep 15, 2020

Each year the BSU Alumni & Foundation office honors alumni for outstanding professional achievements and service to their communities. Typically, these award winners are honored each fall during Homecoming week at the BSU Alumni & Foundation’s Honors Gala.

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Photos: BSU Baseball Golf Outing – Sept. 12, 2020

Sep 14, 2020

5th Annual BSU Baseball Golf Outing Nearly 70 former BSU baseball players, coaches and supporters attended the 5th Annual BSU Baseball Golf Outing at Castle Highlands Golf Course in Bemidji…

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43rd Annual Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament held on August 28

Sep 2, 2020

150 golfers hit the links at the Bemidji Town & Country Club in memory of the late Gordy Skaar, a passionate BSU Athletics supporter, to raise money for Bemidji State’s…

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BSU Spotlight Partner – Raphael’s Bakery Café

Sep 1, 2020

Raphael’s Bakery Café One of Bemidji’s favorite downtown bakeries and restaurants not only serves up sweet treats and home-cooked comfort food, but Raphael’s Bakery Café has been a strong supporter…

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Move-in weekend: photos that capture the spirit of BSU

Aug 19, 2020

Bemidji State Move-in Weekend As BSU students, many who are just beginning their higher education journeys, move in to the residence halls under unprecedented circumstances this weekend, alumni around the…

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Homecoming 2020 update

Aug 12, 2020

Virtual events planned for Homecoming week and beyond Out of concern for the health and safety of our alumni, friends and students, the BSU Alumni & Foundation has made the…

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Bemidji State ready to welcome students back to campus

Aug 6, 2020

Bemidji State University stands ready to welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester beginning August 24. Following guidance from a variety of sources, including executive orders issued…

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In honor of “Trax”, BSU Football hosts golf outing

Aug 4, 2020

July 31, 2020 BSU Football Scramble Dr. Ken Traxler, beloved former BSU chemistry professor and football coach, was honored during BSU Football’s inaugural golf scramble on July 31. The tournament…

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Photos: Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament

Jul 29, 2020

July 25, 2020 Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament – 7/25/20 Held at Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale, Minn., the 9th annual Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament raised…

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In memory of a Beavers hockey great, Galen Nagle tournament raises over $40,000

Jul 27, 2020

23rd annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament Over 200 Bemidji State alumni, coaches and BSU hockey supporters attended the Galen Nagle Memorial Tournament at the Bemidji Town & Country Club…

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BSU Spotlight Partner – Dick’s Plumbing & Heating

Jul 21, 2020

Dick’s Plumbing & Heating Founded in 1971, Dick’s Plumbing & Heating has been a staple in the Bemidji community, working on both commercial and residential projects including the Joe Lueken…

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Alumni & Foundation delivers care packages to Bemidji businesses

Jun 10, 2020

On June 10, the BSU Alumni & Foundation dropped care packages off to several local businesses in appreciation for all they do for BSU and the community. The bags included…

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How BSU Career Services can assist in a job search  

May 20, 2020

Although job hunting can be frustrating, confusing and difficult, Bemidji State University’s Career Services office offers a variety of tools to assist alumni experiencing career transitions. The primary mission of…

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Lwin supports BSU nursing graduates ready to fight COVID-19

May 15, 2020

A heartfelt gesture from one of Bemidji State’s committed young alumni has put future registered nurses from the BSU class of 2020 on the fast-track to making a difference in…

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Photos: Beaver Virtual 5K Walk/Run

May 4, 2020

Approximately 170 Bemidji State alumni, students, faculty/staff and supporters took part in the university’s inaugural Beaver Virtual 5K Walk/Run on May 2, 2020. Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages…

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Bemidji State plans its first-ever virtual 5K walk/run

Apr 27, 2020

  Bemidji State University is gearing up for its first-ever virtual 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 2. Use this opportunity to get active with your friends and family, win great…

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An interview with Maddy Kintner ’18, a front-line ER nurse

Apr 23, 2020

Mountain Iron, Minn. native Maddy Kinter ’18 is a registered nurse in the emergency department at M Health Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, Minn. She has been working hard…

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Paul Bunyan Communications – BSU Spotlight Partner

Apr 14, 2020

Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation celebrates all corporate partners who show their commitment to the success of Bemidji State students through gifts of time, talents and donations with its…

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Former Beaver donates sweet treats to Sanford Bemidji

Apr 13, 2020

Sanford Bemidji employees received a sweet donation from the Jake Bluhm State Farm Insurance Agency on Friday, April 10. Made at Raphael’s Bakery in downtown Bemidji, over 100 dozen doughnuts…

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BSU alumna and nurse Emily Allen ’16 on COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020

“My name is Emily Allen and I am a registered nurse at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.  I currently work on the intensive care unit as a bedside care…

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Green & White Dinner & Auction cancelled due to outbreak concerns

Mar 17, 2020

It is with regret that the BSU Alumni & Foundation announces The Green & White Dinner & Auction for BSU Athletics scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been cancelled in…

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

Feb 25, 2020

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…

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534 donors build the dam for BSU students

Feb 19, 2020

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…

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

Feb 11, 2020

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…

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

Feb 5, 2020

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…

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What you need to know about the Build the Dam Challenge

Jan 31, 2020

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…

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Beat the cold with BSU alumni events

Jan 13, 2020

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…

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Gwenia Fiskevold Gould Named Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Jan 13, 2020

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…

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Beaver Hockey Fans Swarm Sally’s Saloon Before Mariucci Classic

Dec 30, 2019

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…

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

Nov 25, 2019

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…

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Brainerd-Area Alumni Hold Game Night on Nov. 14

Nov 18, 2019

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…

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BSU Celebrates Scholarship Recipients and Donors at November 2 Brunch

Nov 7, 2019

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…

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BSU Golf Welcomes Fans, Donors to New Practice Facility

Nov 5, 2019

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…

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November’s Beaver Pride Luncheon Draws Crowd

Nov 1, 2019

Former BSU President and BSU alum Jim Bensen ’59 leads the Beaver Fight Song On November 1, 2019 – a chilly day with high temperatures hovering around the freezing point…

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Brainerd Area Alumni Event Scheduled for November 14

Oct 25, 2019

All Bemidji State alumni and friends are invited to BSU Brainerd Area Alumni Chapter’s upcoming alumni event on November 14. What: Game night at Shep’s on 6th When: Thursday, November 14 Time: 5:30…

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BSU fans pack downtown Bemidji for Beaver Block Party & Street Dance

Oct 9, 2019

Over 1,250 people packed downtown Bemidji and partied like it was 1919 again in celebration of Bemidji State University’s 100th anniversary on October 5, 2019. BSU alumni, friends, supporters and…

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Honors Gala celebrates Bemidji State University donors

Oct 8, 2019

More than 250 BSU donors, faculty, staff, community members and students gathered to honor distinguished alumni and others who have provided the university a strong foundation during the school’s first…

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BSU Homecoming parade sees new route through campus

Oct 8, 2019

On October 5, for the first time in recent memory, Bemidji State’s annual homecoming parade made its way through the heart of campus. Despite cool, wet weather, nearly 40 groups…

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BSU alums share professional insights during Homecoming panels

Oct 8, 2019

Bemidji State University welcomed 12 BSU alumni back to campus on October 4, 2019 to share their knowledge and professional experience with BSU students as part of Alumni Leaders in…

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Gallery: BSU Twin Cities Alumni Event (September 19, 2019)

Sep 24, 2019

Bemidji State alumni, friends and supporters attended the Twin Cities Area Alumni Chapter’s social at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis on September 19, 2019. The Twin Cities Area Alumni chapter…

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BSU Celebrates Golden Beaver Society Members on September 12

Sep 18, 2019

  BSU Alumni & Foundation recognized Bemidji State University alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation during Golden Beaver Day, held on September 12 in Beaux Arts…

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Gallery: 4th Annual BSU Baseball Golf Outing

Sep 11, 2019

Around 75 golfers attended a fundraising golf tournament on September 7 at Castle Highlands Golf Course in Bemidji, Minn. to support the BSU Baseball team. The tournament – now in…

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Gallery: 12th Annual Ed Sauer Memorial Golf Tournament

Sep 3, 2019

More than 70 golfers attended the 12th Annual Ed Sauer Memorial Golf Tournament held on August 24 at Tianna Country Club in Walker, Minn. The Ed Sauer Memorial Tournament was…

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Alumni Athletes and Supporters Gather to Celebrate 50 Years of BSU Women’s Athletics

Aug 30, 2019

Fifty years after the founding of organized intercollegiate athletics at Bemidji State, the university played host to a celebration that included hundreds of current and former athletes, coaches, faculty and…

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Howe-Welle Golf & Cornhole Tournament Raises Funds for BSU Women’s Athletics

Aug 27, 2019

Bemidji State University welcomed over 200 current and former BSU athletes, coaches and supporters to the Bemidji Town & Country Club for the first annual Howe-Welle Women’s Athletics Golf &…

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Golden Beaver Society

Golden Beaver Day Honors BSU’s Golden Alumni

Aug 15, 2019

Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation invites all BSU alumni from the class of 1969 and earlier to its Golden Beaver Day on September 12, 2019. Golden Beaver Day is…

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Gallery: 11th Annual Men’s Basketball Golf Outing

Aug 6, 2019

Photos from the 11th Annual BSU Men’s Basketball Golf Outing on August 2, 2019 at Headwaters Golf Club in Park Rapids, Minn. Originally a BSU basketball alumni gathering, this event…

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Gallery: Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament

Aug 6, 2019

Held at Oak Marsh Golf Course in Oakdale, Minn. on July 20, 2019, the 8th Annual Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds to support BSU men’s hockey and…

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Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament draws record participation

Aug 6, 2019

Bemidji State University Men’s Hockey alumni, student-athletes, coaches and supporters showed up in force at the Bemidji Town and Country Club for the 22nd Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament July 12. A…

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Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament raises $30,000 for BSU Athletics

Aug 6, 2019

More than 140 friends, fans and alumni of Bemidji State University Athletics gathered at the Bemidji Town and Country Club June 21 to take part in the 42nd Annual Gordy…

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St. Cloud Alumni Event

May 15, 2019

Over 30 BSU alumni and friends met at the Olde Brick House in downtown St. Cloud on May 9 for a fun evening with fellow Beavers as part of a special St. Cloud-area alumni event. Alumni from each decade starting from the 1960s attended.

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Student Send Off

May 2, 2019

Over 300 graduating Bemidji State seniors attended a special student send-off at the David Park House on May 1 from 5 – 7 p.m.

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A Tiny House Dream Come True

Apr 23, 2019

Bemidji State University has partnered with community investors on a multi-year project to design, build and, eventually, sell a “tiny house.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Bemidji State on Earth Day 2019 to celebrate the nearly-completed project and the many students who were involved in its construction.

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Day of Giving

BSU’s Back to Bemidji State Day of Giving Exceeds Goal

Apr 4, 2019

Bemidji State University and the BSU Alumni & Foundation celebrated its first-ever campus-wide day of giving on April 4, called Back to Bemidji State.

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BSU Music Department Receives New Steinway from Generous Donors

Mar 6, 2019

Bemidji State University’s Department of Music welcomed a brand-new Steinway Model B grand piano into the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on Feb. 27, thanks to a generous donation from Marilyn Vogel ’71 and Leland Wilkinson.

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Hardwater Lab Unveiled on Feb. 15

Feb 18, 2019

Nearly 30 Bemidji State University faculty, staff, alumni and donors braved the cold to attend a dedication ceremony for BSU’s new Aquatic Biology Hardwater Lab held on Lake Bemidji on Feb. 15.

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2019 BSU Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Honors Presented at Feb. 16 Brunch

Feb 16, 2019

225 alumni, faculty, staff and friends attended the 2019 BSU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch on Feb. 16 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. The ceremony recognizes alumni,…

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Bassmaster Championship

Aug 12, 2017

Bemidji State University and the City of Bemidji partnered to host 90 college fishing teams from across the nation for the Bassmaster College Series National Championship, Aug. 10-12 on Lake Bemidji.

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Business Partners Engage in Excitement

Jun 18, 2017

Sophomore Baylee Johnson produced this winning design for exterior branding of a dealer-loaned truck to be driven by members of the BSU collegiate fishing team.

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