Recalibration Process Upsets Many

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 The impact of BSU’s $5 million budget deficit became more evident at a faculty forum and another student forum held last Thursday. Emotions ran high between administration and faculty as demonstrated by two professors, not to be named, who walked down the aisle of Hagg Sauer 100 during the 10 a.m. faculty forum, holding signs declaring “BAD DATA” and “VISIONARY OR MERCENARY” in
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BSUSA and Res. Life Kick Off Tunnel Painting Project

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 02/02/2011 Student Association and Residential Life announced a new project at their meeting on January 26 that allows students to paint the walls of the BSU tunnel system. “We’ve been working on this for a year now and we’re excited to get something happening,” said Michael Meehlhause, co-president of Student Association. Last spring, former co-president Leo Clark brought up the idea of painting the
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Two a.m. Is a Tricky Time

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 02/02/2011 In 2003, the State of Minnesota passed an ordinance to change bar closing time from one a.m. to two a.m. Every bar within Minnesota was automatically allowed to close at two o’clock, unless a city chose to pass a different ordinance keeping the time earlier. The city of Bemidji did pass that ordinance, even though Beltrami County changed all bar closing times to
Campus News A Craigslist for College Students

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 Uloop, a website where students can access items and services in the area and within their university, launched in 2008 for BSU students. The site, which allows students to inquire about finding a roommate, transportation, internships, scholarships, services and supplies was noticed by Nicholas Nelson, a student senator, who was on a quest to deliver such a site to BSU students. “Getting students
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Homeless Find Hope in New Facility

Sara Lee | Staff Writer | 02/09/2011 Village of Hope, Bemidji’s new shelter for families that are considered homeless by Minnesota Housing Finance Agency’s (MHFA) standards, held their grand opening February 3. Shelter tenants were able to move in at 8 a.m. the following day. Scott Thorson, a member of the building’s Board of Directors, opened the ribbon cutting ceremony by thanking the donors, contractors, volunteers and organizations that made
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Student Association Gets the Word Out

Recalibration and Budget Informative Venues Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 02/02/2011 The BSU Student Association gathered January 26 to further discuss recent recalibration announcements. With the public release of the elimination of Art History and Theater programs, the BSUSA has decided that their next meeting will be different from their traditional gatherings. Today at 4 p.m., the Student Association will meet in the Beaux Arts Ballroom to hold a
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New Bemidji Boarders Club Has Big Plans

Dallas Steffen | Staff Writer | 02/02/2011 The Bemidji Boarders Club, a new student organization dedicated to boarding sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding and skateboarding, launched on January 25. During the club’s inaugural meeting, members laid down its foundation by appointing titles. Jack Deleo was elected President and was excited to start the meeting.  The club is new, but is organized and has members who are full of ideas for
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Man in Bathrobe Arrested in Memorial Hall

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 01/26/2011 A man was put in restraints in Memorial Hall on Wednesday, January 19 after causing a disturbance between the Student Technology Center (computer lab) and the Mail Room in the basement. “He was wearing a blue bathrobe,” said an eye witness who wished to remain anonymous, “and was just being really loud…[and] belligerent.” Public Safety received “a report of a male individual screaming
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BSUSA’s Semester Starter

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 The BSU Student Association met January 12, ready to continue the work they started during the fall semester. Vice President Dr. Lisa Erwin had a few announcements for the BSUSA. She informed the senators that the BSU president’s cabinet has done a lot of work on recalibration for the budget issue. Currently on track with the model they had been working on for