Higher Education


Hagg-Sauer Ribbon Cutting this afternoon

The virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hagg Sauer Hall is this afternoon. According to a release, members of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Minnesota legislature and the Bemidji community will gather virtually to celebrate the new academic learning space. The original Hagg Sauer was built in 1970, with a basement below the water…


Rojas named Campus Diversity Officer at BSU

Dr. Juan Armando Rojas has been named campus diversity officer at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Rojas joins BSU and NTC from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he served as chief diversity officer since 2018, a new position to the university. Rojas is a bilingual, first-generation Latin-x immigrant in academia, and…


BSU and NTC to offer noncredit classes to help area employers

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College are joining Advanced Minnesota, a regional consortium of college customized training providers, to reinvigorate their education programs and support northern Minnesota employers. As members of the consortium, which also includes five Minnesota State two-year colleges in the Northeast Higher Education District, BSU and NTC will develop a shared…


Bemidji State pilots SUCCESS grant program

Bemidji State University was recently selected as one of four institutions within the Minnesota State system to pilot a grant program. According to a release, the $580,000 grant will be used to design comprehensive student support programs and improve completion rates, specifically in underrepresented student populations. Scaling Up College COmpletion Efforts for Students Success (SUCCESS)…


BSU, NTC waive application fees for October

Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College and other Minnesota State colleges and universities are celebrating college knowledge month by waiving application fees for the month of October. College Knowledge Month is a statewide effort to encourage students to take the first steps in their higher education journey. Application fees for qualified low-income students are always…


30 NTC students awarded over $37,000 in scholarships

The Northwest Technical College Foundation awarded $37,500 in scholarships to students at a virtual ceremony earlier this month. According to a release, these scholarships help students with education expenses as they fulfill their educational goals. Around 30 students were awarded scholarships and most received $1,000 scholarships. Almost half of the scholarships went to students who…

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