Campus News

Committed to the Community: Termination of Employment Doesn’t Stop These Professors

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 4-14-2012 [caption id="attachment_1570" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by: Laura Talaska"][/caption] As many students know, nearly twenty professors in the Humanities departments will no longer be teaching at Bemidji State due to the recalibration. Some professors took the proffered early retirement, while others had their positions eliminated. Two such professors are Dr. Carla Norris-Raynbird and Dr. Kyle Crocker. These two professors are being pushed into leaving
Campus News

A New Application for your Smartphone: Ah-Ha! Moments

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 4-10-2012 [caption id="attachment_1539" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A total of 20 BSU students participated in the Ah-Ha! Moments presentation on April 3rd. Photo by: Laura Talaska"][/caption] The Ah-Ha! Moments presentation brought in around 20 students to learn about micro-aggressions and a new smartphone app. The Ah-Ha! Moments presenters were from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Tracy Peterson had the idea for the Ah-Ha! Moments app in 2006,
Campus News

New Department of Technology, Art and Design: Departments Merge to Preserve

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 4-5-2012 [caption id="attachment_1527" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by: Patrick Rudlang"][/caption] The Department of Technological Studies and the Department of Visual Arts officially merged on March 26 to create the Department of Technology, Art and Design (DTAD). This merge is one of the effects of the recalibration process. Like many humanities departments, the departments of Technological Studies and Visual Arts lost faculty members in the cuts.
Campus News Outdoors

Climbing in Moab: Horizontally Challenged’s Spring Break Trip

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 3-26-2012 [caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Horizontally Challenged and the OPC took a trip to Moab, Utah for some biking, hiking, and climbing over spring break. Photos provided by Horizontally Challenged."][/caption] After an unprecedentedly mild winter, spring has arrived to the dismay of none here in Bemidji.  Not even a month after a thick blanket of snow dominated the terrain and over 10 inches of
Campus News

Printing Cap Proposal on its Way to Student Senate

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 3-9-2012 For a year now students have been logging into GoPrint to print their papers, notes, and research materials, but soon they may be looking at a cap for printing and paying for any pages exceeding that cap. The University Affairs Committee (UAC) plans to have a proposal on the floor of the Student Senate in the next month or two for a cap
Local News

Soup Kitchen Serving Bemidji for 25 Years

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 2-29-2012 [caption id="attachment_1405" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Two Bemidji churches provide sites for the soup kitchen: United Methodist and Mount Zion. Photo by: Laura Talaska"][/caption] Bemidji’s soup kitchen, in action for about 25 years, currently serves about 300 people a week during their three one-hour serving sessions. For 18 years, Gloria Joy has been the “head lady,” as she called it, of the soup kitchen. The
Campus Local News

BSU Kiva Team Making a Difference

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 2-16-2012 BSU’s Excellence in Leadership Center (ELC) started a team on January 24th for the nonprofit loan organization Kiva. Kiva provides loans for people around the world by taking in money from donors for specific loans. The organization then works with a trustworthy bank local to the borrower to distribute the loan. The interest is paid to the bank, while the principle is paid
Campus Local News

Lobbying Corp Has Success at Capital

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 2-10-2012 [caption id="attachment_1313" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sarah Shepherd and Arlene Cuthrell prepare to lobby at the state capital. Photo by Joe Moubry"][/caption] BSU’s Lobby Corp spent their first day at the capital on January 31st. The three-student team of Arlene Cuthrell, Joe Vito Moubry, and Sarah Shepherd tackled three main issues: Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) projects, Voter ID, and the Textbook Taskforce.
Local Opinion

Uff’s Take n Bake: A Little Less Sauce, A Lot More Flavors

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 2-3-2012 Open for little more than two months, Uff’s Hometown Take n Bake offers sixteen different specialty pizzas along with their pastas and desserts. Right at the top of the menu’s pizza list is Uff’s Special.  The restaurant is owned by local Darren Ufford and the walls are sparsely decorated with a Beavers jersey and a Lumberjacks jersey. The lighting was low in the
A&E Campus

“Sirens for Ghosttown” Opens in Ramsey Gallery

Sara Wielenberg | Staff Writer | 1-31-2012 Travis Turner’s Senior exhibit “Sirens for Ghosttown” opened in the Ramsey Gallery on Monday, January 23rd. The exhibit includes work from as far back as 2009, but most of it was created in the last year. Suspended in the five windows of the gallery are Turner’s multimedia-on-paper collages. Each window also contains a sculpture of either scrap metal or multimedia on Styrofoam. The