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Birch Construction; Temporarily Inconvenient, Improvement for the Long Run

Peder Aalgaard | Staff Writer | 10-20-2011 Birch Hall is currently being renovated, leaving students with one less dormitory to live in. The hall was originally built in 1950 and is the oldest dormitory on campus. Many of its features are outdated, such as an old steam heating system. The other issue was with the piping in the building: The poor condition of the pipes was enough to require replacing
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BSU Banners Unify Campus Look, Message

[caption id="attachment_900" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One of the banners recently installed along Birchmont Drive"][/caption] Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 10-19-2011 One of the new additions to campus this semester are the BSU street banners that have been constructed along the eastern side of Birchmont Drive. There are ten of them that stretch from the far end of the Bangsberg Hall parking lot to the American Indian Resource Center.  According to
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Finding Her Voice: Dr. Rose Jones Steps Down as Director of Marketing and Communications

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 10-19-2011 Bucky the Beaver strode onto the third floor of Deputy, greeted by a cry of pleasant surprise from Director of Communications and Marketing Dr. Rose Jones. Dr. Jones hugged Bucky repeatedly after he presented her with a framed basketball poster signed by Bemidji State’s women’s and men’s basketball teams, of which she is a fan. Dr. Jones came to BSU in February of
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Homecoming Week Comes and Goes: CAB Looks Back on Last Week’s Events

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 10-14-2011 The week of BSU’s Homecoming has come and gone, leaving the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to look back and review the week of events they put together to celebrate the university’s alumni.  This year’s homecoming began on October 3rd and lasted until the 8th, and featured a different campus-wide event each day.  Kicking off the week was the homecoming coronation, which began at
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Phoenix Gathers for National Coming Out Day Discussion

Kim Powell | News Editor | 10-13-2011 Bemidji State University’s gay-straight alliance group, the Phoenix, held a discussion panel on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) in Hagg-Sauer 100 where several students listened to coming out stories and asked questions. NCOD is an internationally observed civil awareness day held on October 11 since 1988. “While sexual orientation is a big part of who you are, it’s not the only part,” said
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Fools For Rowan Rocks Homecoming

Peder Aalgaard & Dylan Davison | Staff Writer & Guest Writer | 10-12-2011 Bemidji State University hosted a concert performed by the band Fools for Rowan (FFR) on Friday, October 7, 2011. Fools for Rowan is an up and coming band that is quickly rising to the spotlight and is making quite a presence on the rock music scene. Their energy levels during the concert stayed high for the whole night,
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How To: Write a Cover Letter

Kris Vetter | Managing Editor | 03/30/2011 Whether you're applying for a summer stint, a once-in-a-life-time internship, or your first job in the real world, cover letters are a must. A cover letter is the first (and sometimes only) impression you have on a potential employer. A good cover letter piques interest and gives memorable specifics in addition to highlighting your qualifications. Before you write the body of your letter,
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Sanford Hall Testing Center Closing

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 03/30/2011 Sanford Hall’s testing center will be closing at the end of March, leaving many students to search elsewhere for their testing sites. The testing center in Sanford Hall offered the CLEP, GRE, PRAXIS I and TOEFL tests. The CLEP, a college-level examination program, allows students to demonstrate their skills in various areas and receive credit. The GRE, or Graduate Record Examination, is required