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September 24, 2004 BSU Foundation Board Meeting September 24 - 25, 2004 Homecoming 2004 - Got Green? September 24, 2004 Alumni Honors Banquet September 25, 2004 40-Year Reunion - Class of 1964 October 15 - 16, 2004 Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend October 15, 2004 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet October 16, 2004 All Sport Reunion October 22 - 23, 2004 25-Year Reunion of ‘78-’79 & ‘79-’80 NCAA Championship Men’s Hockey Team November 6, 2004 Metrodome Classic Football Game November 6, 2004 Pre-hockey Game Alumni Reception Buffalo Wild Wings - Mankato December 4, 2004 BSU Alumni Association Board Meeting March 19 - 21, 2005 Winter Rendezvous - Laughlin, NV May 12, 2005 50-Year Class Reunion of Class of ‘55 May 13, 2005 Golden Beaver Society Luncheon May 13, 2005 BSU Commencement Check for a more complete calendar of events taking place on the BSU campus.

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Research Study Links Water Quality


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It would have been easy to tune out a couple of college professors on a picture-perfect July morning. It is lower Sattgast Hall, where the sunlight danced across Lake Bemidji just outside the room window. The view is great, and concentration is elusive. But Dr. Charlie Parson, BSU professor of geography, and Dr. Patrick Welle, BSU professor of economics and environmental studies, have been anything but tuned out. And it’s a good thing for those who love the lake view from Sattgast or anywhere else. Recent research by Welle and Parson on property values along north-central Minnesota lakes has brought listeners to attention, not just on campus but also in the state’s political arena, across the nation, and as far away as Australia. What they found is that it’s more than a great view that affects lakeshore property values. Water quality -- in particular depth of clarity, how far you can see into the water -- can send land values up or down. Calculations were made based on studying water clarity in 37 lakes in the Mississippi Headwaters Region. From these lakes, researchers tracked 1,350 property sales that occurred from 1996 through 2001 to measure how values rose or fell in correlation with water quality. Final statistics were based on 1,205 lots. On average, according to the study, land values would increase $60 per foot of frontage for each one-meter gain in water clarity. For some lakes, property values would change much more or less dramatically. Results overall showed that millions of dollars in property values on Minnesota’s lakes could be lost or gained upon a one-meter change in water clarity. “It’s ominous given the likely trend in Minnesota of diminishing lake water clarity,” Welle said. “In some lakes, we’ve seen clarity drop by a meter in the last decade.”



oo many lakes have been overdeveloped or subjected to unsustainable uses. Too many septic systems are not working properly. In some cases, we’re loving our lakes to death."

Erosion, fertilizers, failing septic systems, lawns sweeping to the shoreline, invasive species, over development and inappropriate land use all take their toll. That’s been long established. And many real estate agents can tell you that clearer water generally brings bigger prices for lakeshore property. What’s new about this study is that it provides the data to measure the extent to which lake water quality impacts shoreland values. “For a long time, we’ve had a fairly tangible understanding of costs associated with land use issues,” Welle said. “What we’ve lacked are the economic benefits of better land management.” The study is not the first of its kind in the United States, but it is the most comprehensive, according to Parson. The state of Maine completed three studies a few years ago using the same model for correlating water clarity and property values, but none as large as the Minnesota work. Wisconsin also has done some small-scale investigations. “We did 20 different measures to factor out water quality, and we had better access to geographic information,” said Parson of the Minnesota study. “We visited

Dr. Patrick Welle

1,350 sites. The numbers alone give this study legitimacy.” The research was completed under the direction of the Mississippi Headwaters Board, a landuse planning group and funded through a $100,000 grant from the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. Parson and Welle coordinated the study, along with two BSU graduate students, Elizabeth Boyer and Charles Krysel, with assistance from six undergraduates. Before the study’s official release in the spring of 2003, Parson and Welle were invited to present findings at the ninth annual International River Festival in Brisbane, Australia, and the third annual Minnesota Smart Growth Conference in Minneapolis, which was covered by the Star Tribune with the story distributed by the Associated Press. “It just exploded from there,” said Welle, who noted the study took on a life of its own. “We had media contacts from half the states, as well as the Canadian providences.” Parson and Welle have since kept a brisk pace of speaking engagements, including presentations to 24 lakeshore associations, natural resources professionals,

real estate agents, legislators and others concerned about land use and development issues. Study results also have been circulated among policy making organizations, including the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts and the governor’s office, where it became part of the literature supporting the Governor’s Clean Lakes Initiatives. Study results proved important when Minnesota legislators recently passed a statewide ban on phosphorous in lawn fertilizers, which create runoff harmful to the state’s lakes, rivers and wetlands. Also, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has expressed an interest in the results to create economic estimates for its practices in managing reservoir operations in the Headwaters Region. This might include studying Lake Winnibigoshish, which was not included in the original work. “It’s been amazing and it continues to grow,” Welle said of the response to the study. “As more people learn about it and the information continues to percolate, we should see more people applying it to policy issues.” Continued on page 6

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The Beverly A. and Kenneth E. Henriques Collection

A Gift from the Daily Landscape of Their Lives “H

e (Ken) always lived life the way he wanted. And that’s something not everyone is able to say.” Beverly A. Henriques

Beverly and Kenneth Henriques

TITLE PAGE (BELOW): This very early edition of Paradise Lost lacks several features common to the genuine first edition. BSU’s copy is probably a 1668 reissue of the original 1667 sheets, the equivalent of a modern second printing.

Books from earlier centuries, many containing lovely engraved illustrations, some bound in animal skins, others in their original pamphlet-like unbound form, make up the Beverly A. and Kenneth E. Henriques Collection of antiquarian books housed in the special collections room of the A.C. Clark Library at BSU. Donated to the University by retired BSU professor Kenneth Henriques, now deceased, and his wife, Beverly, the collection numbers slightly over 200 titles with

the oldest dating back to 1543. It’s a representative sampling of rare antiquarian books any university would consider itself fortunate to receive and one that will certainly grow in historical significance with the passage of time, according to William Shaman, Bemidji State special collections librarian and archivist. Ken Henriques collected the books over the course of 40 years, primarily during his many trips to the United Kingdom, according to his wife, Beverly, who still lives in Bemidji and sometimes attends classes at BSU. He got to know many antiquarian book dealers in London and Oxford personally, developing lifelong friendships and an impressive network of rare book sources including wellknown dealers such as Blackwell’s Rare Books of Oxford and many others. The collection dates predominantly from the 17th and 18th centuries but does include two books from the 16th Century. Henriques was an enthusiastic collector who focused his energies on finding books dealing with the theological, scientific and literary, topics closely mirroring his academic

interests and life experiences. He joined the BSU English faculty in 1965 after receiving his master’s degree from Greyfriars College, Oxford University, with specializations in Chaucer, Milton and the history of the English language. Prior to that he lived the life of a Franciscan friar from 1944 to 1964. In 1966, he was appointed chair of the special programs committee, which developed the University Honors Program, the Foreign Studies Program and other innovative academic options. The Oxford-Cambridge Program Henriques established when he was serving as chair of the English Department became the Eurospring program in 1979, which is still popular today. His directions were refocused in 1981 when he was appointed director of foreign studies where he established the BSU International Senior Hostel Program in 1982. Beverly and Kenneth began donating portions of the book collection to the library around the time of his retirement in 1989. She’s continued to make periodic donations to the library’s collection since her husband’s death at

A Sample of Antiquity

DESCRIPTIONS OF THREE BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION The Bible Containing the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently compared and reunited By his Majesties special commandement. London: Robert Barker, Printer to the King’s most Excellent Majestie, 1611. A 1611 (72-lines per page) edition of the first “standard” English-language King James Bible, occupying the first 555 pages of the volume. This rarity is one of the famous “He- She” Bibles, with a variant passage in Ruth, iii, 15, “... and she went into the citie.” Judging from the corrupted imprint date on the title page and other well-cataloged bibliographic deviations--all part of the book’s complicated history--BSU’s copy is a slightly later compilation, derived from original and subsequent plates. +++++ Fifty Comedies and Tragedies Written by Francis Beaumont And John Fletcher, Gentlemen. All in one Volume. Published by the Authors Original Copies, the Songs to each Play being added. London: Printed by J. Macock for John Martyn [et al], 1679. A second folio, the first complete edition of these Beaumont and Fletcher plays, containing seventeen not included in the first folio. This edition contains additional works by Ben Jonson, Nathaniel Field, Philip Massinger, and William Rowley. William Shakespeare’s last work for the stage, Two Noble Kinsmen, co-written with Fletcher and first published in 1634, is also included. The collection is a valuable source of plays important in their day but now difficult to locate in any form. +++++ The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century by W.M. Thackeray. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858 and1859. Thackeray’s sequel to Henry Esmond, Esq. (1852) was arguably among his least well received novels. This rare first edition is also the original issue, in two volumes-24 individual soft-bound, stitched fascicles, numbered serially 1-24, as issued monthly between November, 1857 and October, 1857. Advertisements, invariably removed when the original parts were bound, are intact.

age 81 in 2000. She feels BSU is the best repository for the books that Kenneth valued so much. “Ken spent 24 years at BSU, and I still take classes there on subjects that interest me. It’s always been a very precious place to us,” said Beverly, who gained her master’s degree at BSU and touched the lives of thousands of students during her 37-year career as an elementary teacher. “I spent the last 24 of those years teaching fifth-graders in the same room at the old Lincoln School in Nymore and I just loved it,” she said, adding that she’s eager for the book collection to be seen and used by as many people as possible. The Henriques Collection contains early editions of many important authors, Browning, Milton, Cave, Lever, Goldsmith, Papenbroeck, Bacon, Scott, Cardinal Bona, Butler, Thackeray, Dickens, Kipling, Burns, Dr. Johnson, Galsworthy, Pope, Irving, Dryden, and Fielding among them. The volumes that Henriques acquired tend to be quite rare but none have been identified as one-of-a-kind discoveries, based on Shaman’s research of tracing each title through the U.S. Library of Congress and the Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit computer service and research organization linking thousands of libraries worldwide. The archivist, who’s compiled a 300 page descriptive catalogue of the collection which is available for review in the special collections room, singles out the following as gems in the collection; an early edition, dating to 1668, of John Milton’s Paradise Lost and a compromised 1611 edition of the King James Bible, the first version of that Bible to be printed. Beverly said her husband’s favorites included the Milton volume and a group of Shakespeare folios. All of these early books were produced using wood or metal plates to print each full page representing the earliest printing techniques first utilized in printing the Gutenberg Bible around the mid-15th Century. The collecContinued on page 10

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Alumni Author Writing as a LABOR OF LOVE Hugh Bishop is a professional

writer who earned a living stroking keyboards ever since he graduated from Bemidji State in 1968. His discipline was built over years of daily writing, and his craft polished with stories produced for newspapers, magazines and public relations offices. Still, that first book was a formidable obstacle even with 32 years of experience telling stories through the written word. “Looking at the project from the front end is probably the most difficult part for me,” said Bishop. “It always looks absolutely daunting as I consider the work ahead. All you can do is start doing the homework, click on the computer, and begin putting words on pages. “Being involved in the research is a pleasure and translating that research into my own words goes a long way to offset those days when

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I review yesterday’s stuff and it stinks. Seeing pages become chapters is the ultimate satisfaction.” Since 2000, the resident of Two Harbors, MN, has experienced the ultimate satisfaction with the completion of three books, The Night the Fitz Went Down, By Water and Rail: A History of Lake County, Minnesota, and Haunted Lake Superior. Bishop is currently the senior writer at Lake Superior Magazine working on special projects, books and major features. He had previously served at the magazine as managing editor. After leaving BSU, his experience includes working as a newspaperman, public relations specialist, editor, and publisher. He has lived in the Arrowhead Region for more than 20 years, with the Iron Range, North Shore and Lake Superior framing his current writing interests. His first book dealt with the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a fabled ore carrier that went down amid a severe storm on November 10, 1975. His involvement in the project began when another writer couldn’t carry the story any further, leaving a manuscript that was too short for a book and too long for a magazine article. “As I worked on the research, it became interesting in itself and I couldn’t wait to plug new material into the manuscript,” Bishop remembered. “I was also involved in other projects, so it took about a year of pretty much daily but varying periods of work to produce the finished manuscript. I found as it grew that it required ever greater vigilance to avoid redundancies or clashing one fact into another. “In the end, the writing was really easier than the constant need to check facts, review sources, etc. The fact that I was dealing with a person that I had to accurately portray helped me stay involved by forcing me to analyze how I dealt with him in the book.”


n the end, the writing was really easier than the constant need to check facts, review sources, etc. The fact that I was dealing with a person that I had to accurately portray helped me stay involved by forcing me to analyze how I dealt with him in the book.” Hugh Bishop

Hugh Bishop

The central character in the book was Captain Dudley J. Paquette, an experienced seaman on the Great Lakes who guided his ship the SS Wilfred Sykes onto the Big Lake from Duluth the same day the Fitzgerald left safe harbor. The book interlaces the known facts of the sinking with Paquette’s observations of the weather, experience on the lake, analysis of the data, and knowledge of the doomed ship’s crew. The result is an intriguing tale about the disaster and its cause. By Water and Rail was commissioned by the Lake County Historical Society and relates the story of a county known for its Iron Range, enterprise on the Big Lake, and fiercely independent people. He returned to Lake Superior for this third book, published last year. Haunted Lake Superior was an extension of two previous books dealing with weird occurrences on the Great Lakes published by the magazine. The new work focuses on Lake Superior and relates tales of supernatural, unnatural or unexplained phenomenon from the body of water and the communities along its shore. His continued interest in writing about the region results somewhat from his days growing up on a farm west of Backus, MN. “Being a farm boy from the middle of Minnesota, I guess my fascination with the Iron Range and Lake Superior probably springs from the fact that it’s so different from where I grew up,” Bishop said. “Here is an ethnic stew of folks who can still speak the languages heard in the early 1900s. Here is

a body of water so vast that even the biggest ore boats disappear over the horizon in a matter of hours. Here is a history of people who supported themselves spartanly by hunting and gathering, commercial fishing, logging and digging and transporting the ore that virtually saved the world in two world wars.” For his next project, he would like to pursue a book he would call The Saints of Lake Superior. It would use a wealth of lore about the early Jesuit and protestant missionaries who became legends for their work with Native Americans and early settlers. Bishop admits that he would likely have to pursue this sometime after he retires, when he can continue his writing as a labor of love.

JOBZ Program Encourages Business Owners to Come Home Alumni of BSU and others are being urged to consider bringing their employment opportunities home to Bemidji or the region. The Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) program, created by the State of Minnesota to stimulate job growth and economic expansion in greater Minnesota, has resulted in over 2,000 acres designated in the Headwaters Region for JOBZ. New and expanding businesses in state-selected JOBZ sites will be free from nearly all state and local taxes for up to 12 years. The focus of the program is primarily the creation of manufacturing jobs, although each local community has discretion on how to use the program to stimulate economic growth. More information is available by contacting Susan Hoosier, Headwaters Regional Development Commission, 218-444-4732; Larry Young, city of Bemidji, 218-444-5757; Marcia Larson, city of Blackduck, 218-835-4803; or JOBZ, website http://www.deed. Community profiles and available properties can be reviewed on the MnPro website http://www. hosted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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Observing the Mysteries of BEMIDJI’S LAKE BALLS

Lake Balls

The balls nestle at the bottom of Lake Bemidji, moved by the wind’s effect on the water’s current and molded by the sandy inclines of the north shore. At their core, photosynthesis creates gasses that cause them to rise and fall similar to the substance in a lava lamp. These are the Cladophora balls of Lake Bemidji, a spherical algal growth that is formed under suitable conditions of turbulence, illumination and other factors. And Dr. Dave Czarnecki, a 1969 BSU graduate in biology and chemistry, has been watching the lake balls for nearly 40 years. Lake balls appear to be globally distributed in north temperate lakes in both Eurasia and North America. Historical records of them in North America are infrequent, and Lake Bemidji may be their last continuous record in North America. Czarnecki is a professor at Loras College in Iowa and the curator of the Loras College Freshwater Diatom Culture Collection, the largest in the world. He is a nationally recognized expert on diatoms, a unicellular kind of alga. The author of several successful grants, Czarnecki has had 30 of his articles appear over

the past decade in refereed or technical publications while he has made dozens of presentations in a variety of scientific and public settings. Another current research interest focuses on ake Bemidji may be their only remaining refuge in North America. It’s the distribution a neat novelty, one of those things you’re not aware of that’s in your backyard.” and ecology of Dr. Dave Czarnecki freshwater alThey remained curiosities to gae, especially diatoms, and the University, continued observing ecological recovery of abandoned lake balls during summer trips to Czarnecki until a few years ago coal strip mine areas in south-cen- Bemidji and began studying them when a Japanese phycologist, Dr. more seriously in 1983. tral Iowa. Isamu Wakana of Hokkaido, Ja“I find all types of organisms to pan, requested information about In 1998 he received the Friend of Science Education Award from be intrinsically worth investigat- the presence of Cladophora balls. ing; certainly the lake balls are a Czarnecki was the only person in the Iowa Academy of Science. Czarnecki’s work in the mi- curiosity, but all curiosities are North American who responded by croscopic world of diatoms is worth investigating,” Czarnecki providing living materials, which quite different from the world of said. “Biologically speaking, came from Lake Bemidji. That request created the link to lake balls, but his interest in the the phrase ‘mere curiosity’ is an phenomenon was piqued as an oxymoron, since every organism Iceland and began a remote colundergraduate when Pat Trihey, has a unique history, current ex- laboration to learn more about a professor at BSU, told him istence, and unknown future. the genetic matches of this parwhere he could wade into Lake “Given the large number of ticular alga and how it came to Bemidji, reach down, and come up aquatic environments worldwide exist in three distant locations. with a handful of golf-ball-sized and the ease with which many of Scientists from Iceland are now in spheres. their inhabitants are dispersed, I Japan studying what the Japanese Czarnecki, who earned bache- find the apparent restricted distri- call Marimo, the Icelanders have lor’s and master’s degrees at BSU bution of lake balls to be a very named Kuluskitur, and locals have dubbed lake balls. before obtaining a doctorate in intriguing phenomenon.” At a foot in diameter, the largest phycology from Northern Arizona While some types of Cladophora algae are as common as weeds, Marimo greatly overshadows its Lake Bemidji’s variety is a rarity Lake Bemidji relatives. “I believe the relatively greater that genetically matches balls in Japan and Iceland. The balls are amount of scientific and emotional frequently mistaken for clumps attraction of lake balls in both Jaof moss or other plants. But pan and Iceland compared to that their structure enables them to in the US provides a sad commeninterconnect and, riding the action tary on our priorities,” Czarnecki of wind and waves along sandy added. “Americans, for the most slopes, form green balls. part, have lost their sense of awe, “In Japan’s Lake Akan, they respect and inquisitiveness toward presently are afforded ‘National the natural world around them. “This cultural phenomenon is Living Monument’ status,” Czarnecki said. “In Iceland’s Lake quite pervasive; endeavors such Myvatn, where they are a very as organismal biology and natural conspicuous component of the history are literally pooh-poohed ecosystem, there is concern that and have been ‘scientifically’ devalued. Unless an organism poses they may be endangered. “Lake Bemidji may be their an immediate or potential threat, only remaining refuge in North or is deemed valuable for human America. It’s a neat novelty, one utilization, its existence is of little The editors of Horizons are exploring potential stories on the role Bemidji State University might of those things you’re not aware concern. have played in the building of family traditions and heritage. “In my opinion this rather arroof that’s in your backyard.” Specifically, the University needs to identify families that fall into one or both of the following categories: gant view of our natural world is •multiple generations of the same family who have attended Bemidji State; this might include grandone of the greatest threats to our parents, parents and children; it might even extend to great grandparents, or could include just parents ultimate survival.”


BSU as Part of Family Heritage

and children – especially if both parents are BSU alumni. •extended families who have attended Bemidji State; this would include a large number of individuals from the same family, including parents, uncles, grandparents, children, nieces, nephews and others. If your family fits into one or both of these categories, please chronicle the individuals and where they fall in the family lineage. The information may be emailed to or mailed to: Communications Office, Bemidji State University #2, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

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Swimming Upstream The comprehension of a billion

dollars was not foremost among Michael Roberge’s thoughts when he arrived on the Bemidji State University campus as a freshman out of Waterville-Elysian High School in southern Minnesota. Roberge chose BSU as the place he would pursue a political science degree because he liked the school size and its beautiful setting. Somewhere along the way, an interest in the stock market was rekindled, and he shifted majors to business administration and accounting. Fifteen years later, he fully comprehends the enormity of the term as he oversees a portfolio of $35 billion within a company whose investment products are sold by firms such as Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and American Express. Roberge is a senior vice president for MFS Investment Management in Boston, MA. He serves as the chief fixed-income officer, overseeing a group of approximately 70 individuals who guide the company’s strategies in municipal bonds, high grade corporate bonds, government bonds, high-yield corporate bonds, mortgage-backed bonds, emerging market bonds, and bonds on international markets. He sits on the eight-person management committee that runs the entire firm, which manages

around $135 billion in total assets. Roberge noted that he had an interest in the financial markets at a pretty young age, even though no one in his family had this background. He switched majors during his sophomore year in search of the excitement the markets might provide. After leaving BSU in 1990 with his two degrees, he enrolled in the MBA program at Hofstra University in New York, where he also began an internship at Moody’s Investors Service that became a full-time position after graduation. Nearly three years later, he moved from New York to Boston to become an analyst with the Colonial Group, an investment management company. In 1996 he joined MFS as a fixed-income research analyst and his rise through corporate waters began. A year later he became a portfolio manager; in 2000 was promoted to associate director of fixed income research; and was named as director of fixed income research in 2002. His promotion to the chief fixed income officer and director of fixed income portfolio management came earlier this year. In the financial marketplace, MFS has been among the country’s innovators. Its founders invented America’s first mutual fund, the Massachusetts Investors Trust (MIT), in 1924. This


Where We Are ... What We’re Doing


1950s DuaneWilson (‘57) and his wife, Joan, are semiretired and living in Spokane, WA. They have four grown children, Steve, Mike, Sue and Monica... Nora Stevens (‘51) was among a 10-member church group from the Bemidji area that traveled to visit their sister church in Madagascar recently. The travelers spent most of their time in or near the northern coastal city of Mahajanga... Kermit Anderson (‘59) is a founding member of the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club which hosted its 21st annual show in Bemidji this summer... Lowell Vaughn (‘56) and his wife, Shirley, of Bemidji celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 12... Harold Drescher (‘57) and his wife, Carol, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

1960s Al Kendall (‘68) was a fishing guide this summer during the 18th Annual Take a Kid Fishing event in Bemidji... Lanny Cyr (‘69), a contractor for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, spent five months

in a Sea of Sharks

working in Iraq. His crew of about 300 workmen helped build Victory Base for the Army Corps at Al Fa Palace in a Baghdad suburb. The palace is walled and had formerly served as a hunting retreat for Saddam Hussein. He and his wife, Kathryn (‘68), live in Bemidji... Vivian Sutch (‘69), a Spanish teacher at New Prague High School, retired this spring... Robert Blank (‘64) of Bemidji has filed as a candidate to serve on the Bemidji School Board... Sandy Guyan (‘65) of Bemidji, a teacher at Riverside School in Bemidji, has retired after serving 18 years in the school district... KarenAmble (‘66) is employed as a real estate agent with Realty Executives in Bemidji... Loren Solberg (‘65) announced recently that he will seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives District 3-B seat. The DFL Party unanimously endorsed him for his 12th term. District 3-B includes all of Aitkin County and the southwestern part of Itasca County. He was the first chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and is currently the lead DFLer on the committee. He also serves on the Capital Investment, Government Operation and Veteran Affairs

“ t is a challenge trying to outperform other smart people in the market, but incredibly rewarding when you do.” Michael Roberge

pioneering idea was originally greeted with skepticism. But when the investment community of the 1930s saw how MIT weathered the stock market crash of 1929, the number of mutual funds increased dramatically. Since 1924 mutual funds have made the financial marketplace accessible and affordable to millions of investors. MFS played an integral part in the industry’s founding and shared in its dramatic growth. Today, it remains committed to continue

and the Rules Committees. He lives with his wife, Joan, in Grand Rapids. They have four grown children and 10 grandchildren... GerryAckermann (‘66) has retired, having spent 38 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. He is the district’s longest-serving educator, having worked under every superintendent in the district’s history... Rich Siegert (‘67) is the owner of Bemidji’s new Hampton Inn & Suites located on Lake Bemidji at the former site of the Edgewater Inn. The hotel employs 40 to 50 people and the convention center will accommodate between 250 and 325 attendees. The hotel provides 70 guest rooms and 30 suites and also houses the new Green Mill Restaurant and a gift shop, Babe’s Boutique... Ed Treska (‘69), a city administrator in Grand Rapids, was among three finalists interviewed by the Lake Elmo City Council for the position of city administrator there. Between 1990 and 2000, he worked with Anoka County in several different positions before moving into city administration in Grand Rapids... Donald Langan (‘64), superintendent for the St. Louis County Schools, has been named an Administrator of Excellence by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. He was honored at a statewide convention held April 1 in Bloomington for his leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs... Bobbi Sellon (‘69) of Bemidji recently celebrated her 80th birthday with an open house... Edith Herington (‘61) of Bemidji recently celebrated her 90th

its tradition of innovation in all areas of the marketplace: mutual funds, fixed/variable annuities, separately managed accounts, institutional money management, international products, and retirement plans. Roberge explained his firm does not provide financial counseling services but invests the money of others who use brokers or advisors not affiliated with MFS to make proper investment and asset allocation decisions. As a fixed income portfolio manager at MFS, Roberge participates in the research process and strategy discussions while maintaining overall responsibility for portfolio construction as well as final buy or sell decisions and risk management. “Fixed income is synonymous with bonds,” Roberge said. “They are securities that pay a coupon and your principal back at maturity. They are less risky than stocks, as bondholders are paid ahead of stockholders in the event of a company’s bankruptcy. As people age, have a need for more income, and want to protect their savings, they tend to allocate a larger portion of their portfolio to bonds. “The exciting thing about investing money is that while you do the same thing every day, every day is different. The markets are incredibly dynamic and change not only from day to day, but

within the day. The markets are impacted by geopolitical events, political events, general economic events, and company specific events. It is a challenge trying to outperform other smart people in the market, but incredibly rewarding when you do.” He finds his career fast-paced, dynamic and not for the faintof-heart due to the risk inherent when managing other people’s money. But the once small fish from Minnesota has survived the swim upstream. He did it by starting at the bottom, finding a niche that was comfortable and served his talents, and rising quickly to the surface after breaking into the field. He noted that BSU wasn’t well known in the talent-rich pools of the East Coast, that that name recognition didn’t come easily. “But having said that, the actual education allowed me to easily work alongside peers from Ivy League institutions,” he added. “Many of the people who work for me now graduated from some of the most prestigious schools in the country – Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and Dartmouth to name a few. “The message is that BSU provides a fantastic foundation for students when they leave the school. It is what they do with the quality degree that will dictate future success.”

birthday with an open house... Vern Treat (‘69), provost of Northwest Technical College-Bemidji, has retired after serving 10 years at NTC. His career in education spanned 35 years... AndyWells (‘66), CEO of Wells Technology, was the featured speaker at the Goodridge Baccalaureate Service in May. He is a 1961 Goodridge High School graduate, lives in Bemidji and is one of seven inventors named to the state Board of Invention. The Senate confirmed his appointment in mid-May... Carolyn Hegland (‘69) was among a 10-member church group from the Bemidji area that traveled to visit their sister church in Madagascar recently. The travelers spent most of their time in or near the northern coastal city of Mahajanga... TalleivVollen (‘64) donated a limited edition print of a painting by Gary Miller to the Bemidji Public Library. The print was donated in memory of Ruth Stenerson who was a board member and president of the Bemidji Public Library and the library foundation.

for the 2004-05 school year. She has served on that board for three years... Jan (Magnusson) MaGee (‘75) and her husband, Gene, live with their children, Sean and Erin, in Alexandria, VA. Jan is a pre-school teacher and Gene works for the U.S. Department of Transportation... Randy Brueland (‘70) has retired from a 34-year teaching career, having spent 30 of those years at the Pine RiverBackus School District teaching science to seventh-graders. He and his wife of 31-years, Ruth, have two sons and three grandchildren... Terri Otterstad (‘74) was recently elected president of the Bemidji Visitors & Convention Bureau, an organization that markets and promotes the Bemidji Area as a tourism, recreation, sports and convention center. Otterstad is the owner of the Holiday Inn Express in Bemidji... Michael Kelsey (‘73) and his wife, Pamela Kelsey (‘71) recently celebrated 30 years in the jewelry business at Kelsey’s AsYou Like It in downtown Bemidji. The business opened as a craft and jewelry store in 1974 and specializes in custom-designed jewelry. A portion of its anniversary sale proceeds will be donated to Ours to Serve House of Hospitality as a thank you to the community... Ron Johnson (‘75) is seeking re-election to the Bemidji City Council Ward 3 seat. He is the design/ promotion manager at Lakeland Public Television and lives in Bemidji’s Ward 3 with his wife, Carol, and daughter, Jennifer... Bruce Sandahl (‘70) has served as Lancaster School’s driver’s education teacher since 1970 and has taught nearly 700 students to drive Continued on page 6

1970s Elaine Hoffman (‘73) is co-owner of the new Babe’s Boutique located in the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Bemidji. The boutique offers a collection of gift and clothing items reflecting dominant north woods themes... Adele (Levchak) Munsterman (‘74) and her husband, Walt, recently attended the National Education Association’s convention in Washington, D.C., as two of more than 9,000 teacher delegates. Adele has been selected as secretary-treasurer of the College of Education’s Alumni Association at the University of Minnesota

Horizons Page 6 Wieseman to Direct Athletic Fund Raising

Lyndon Wieseman

Lyndon Wieseman has been named

the director of development for athletic fund raising at Bemidji State University. As part of the BSU Foundation staff, Wieseman will be housed in the David Park House adjacent to campus. He replaces Doug Peters, who left the University earlier this summer to accept a position in athletic administration at Valley City State. “A strong athletic program can

provide a sense of pride and unity for students, alumni, faculty and friends in the region and local community,” Wieseman said. “Athletics, in a very real sense, act as a window to the University. Much of the nation sees Bemidji State only through the performance of its teams. No other facet of the university is so thoroughly exposed to the public.” Wieseman has experience as the assistant athletic director for resource development at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. While there, he established an annual giving program for athletics and directed the school’s licensing program. He also served as the assistant athletic director for external relations and marketing at Wayne State College of Nebraska and as the development officer for athletics for the Dakota State University Foundation. His experience outside of fund raising includes working as a radio broadcaster, advertising sales representative, restaurant owner, equipment salesperson, and interim director of the

Water Quality/Property Value

Dr. Charlie Parson

Dr. Patrick Welle

Ultimately, the two professors hope the study will help create more effective land management policies, such as those adopted in Burnett County in Wisconsin. There, property owners receive tax incentives for practices that include leaving trees and maintaining a natural shoreline. “On most lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin, stricter ordinances led to improved water clarity and increases in land values beyond the market’s normal inflation rate,” Parson said. “That’s what we need in Minnesota,

Dakota State Recreation and Wellness Center. At Bemidji State, Wieseman will be responsible for major gift solicitation, fund raising for scholarships and other activities, corporate and foundation relationships with athletics, and maintenance of relationships with key groups of alumni as well as friends of athletics. He noted that the development of a strong Beaver program is underway, and it is being built on a tradition and history of competition already existing at BSU. “The young men and women who choose to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Bemidji State should receive the finest support in both their academic and athletic endeavors,” he said. “Financial support is used to underwrite the education of our student athletes. “The challenge is simple and clear cut: continue the strong traditions with successful and competitive programs of excellence. Support is the key to that future.”

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policies that recognize that investments in protecting lakes directly improves quality of life, property values and tourism. The collective value is for everyone, not just for individual property owners.” Minnesota’s structure for classifying lakes to determine allowable lot sizes as well as county shoreland ordinances have helped maintain lake quality in much of northern Minnesota, Welle noted. “But it’s not all a success story,” he said. “Too many lakes have been overdeveloped or subjected to unsustainable uses. Too many septic systems are not working properly. In some cases, we’re loving our lakes to death.” BSU has played a role beyond the water clarity study, by providing consultants and advisors on wide-ranging environmental issues from endangered species in North

Dakota to lakeshore restoration projects, including projects on Lake Bemidji. Aquatic biologists at BSU adopted best practices for lakefront management along the BSU campus and recently assisted with a shore restoration project along Highway 197 on the south side of the lake. Since its inception in 1969, the BSU environmental program has grown from a faculty of two professors to an interdisciplinary team of six representing various specialties. As the faculty numbers increase, BSU has become more aggressive in seeking research grants to enhance understanding of environmental issues and to provide more hands-on experiences for students. “It’s a net gain to society to bother with these environmental issues,” Welle said. “There’s a lot of economic benefit in protecting the lakes.”

Famed jazz musician Bobby Shew (inset, far right) joined the BSU Trumpet Ensemble (above) as a soloist at the ITG performance.

Trumpet Ensemble Blows Their Horns T

he Bemidji State University Trumpet Ensemble picked a great place to blow their horns. The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) selected the eight instrumentalists to be among 20 performing student groups from three countries at its national conference in Denver last June. The BSU troupe was the first from Minnesota afforded the honor in the past decade, and they blew away the audience, which included some of the most accomplished trumpet players in the world. Others selected to appear during the event included musicians from Arizona State, the University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, New Mexico State, and Kansas State. “This was the performance of a lifetime for this group,” said Dr. Del Lyren, professor and chair of the Bemidji State Music Department. “There is not a more pressure-filled performance venue for trumpet players. I would say it’s the equivalent of the BSU hockey team competing in the Division I national tournament.” The ITG was founded to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching and literature. It has more than 6,000 members from 64 countries. The Bemidji ensemble was featured as the opening prelude to the recital of trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti, a Grammy Award winner. They performed a number written specifically for them by Dr. Patrick Riley, BSU professor of music, as well as an original composition and an arrangement by Lyren. The performers included Davin Rosenberg, sophomore, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Katie VanDerMeer, sophomore, Bemidji, MN; Ryan Sackett, senior, Grand Rapids, MN; Kevin Kleindl, freshman, Graceville, MN; Shayla Schaefer, freshman, Willmar, MN; Graham Steeds, junior, Winnipeg; and Caitlin Weber, Estacada, OR. Tom Erdman, concert reviewer, had high praise for the Bemidji group. “This student ensemble showed how lyrically expressive playing performed with singular purpose can create exquisite music,” he said. “The ensemble always played with a unified sense of dynamic contrast aided by brilliantly moving articulated passages alternating nicely with their smooth and clearly tapered phrase work.” The audience received a surprise and a lift during the performance when Bobby Shew, nationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, joined the Bemidji State group on stage for an unannounced solo on one selection. “The students had the time of their lives,” Lyren noted. “They met many very famous trumpeters, got to talk to them, hang out with them, learn from them in clinics and workshops, and listen to them perform. They came away from the conference with memories that will last a lifetime, and with a renewed joy of trumpet playing that will carry them through the rest of their lives.”

Where We Are ... What We’re Doing Continued from page 3 through the years... Jack Plattner (‘70) retired recently having spent 34 years teaching in both the Gary and Norman County East School Districts. He taught industrial arts and was also the instructor for the building trades program through the Pine to Prairie Cooperative. He also coached junior high basketball for 28 years and junior high football for 30 years... Jayne Clark (‘70), an elementary teacher at Magelssen Elementary School since 1971, has retired. She and her husband, Jerry (‘73), recently sold their home in Fosston and relocated to the Grand Rapids area. Their son, Troy, lives in Reno, NV... Bruce Greendahl (‘71), an elementary teacher at Magelssen Elementary School since 1971, has retired. In addition to teaching fifth- and sixth-graders, he also coached in a variety of assignments during his career and refereed high school basketball and volleyball for 25 years. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children, Randy, Pat, and Wendy, all of whom pursued careers in education... TomWelle (‘72), of First National Bank, Bemidji, has been named to the 2004-05 Minnesota Bankers Association Board of Directors... Tim Morgan (‘70) of Cokato retired this year from a 34-year career of teaching fifth grade. His wife, Janet, retired at the same time from 35 years of teaching second grade... Mike Herbert (‘79), a former Wadena County deputy, recently accepted a full-time position as an assistant professor in the BSU Criminal Justice Department after spending more than 20 years in law

enforcement. He hopes to complete his doctorate degree next year. He and his wife, Deb, have two children, Michael, 17, and Mallary, 13... Jim Balfour (‘78) has been hired as director of marketing for Spectrum Health Co. of Virginia. He was most recently employed by the JPG Group in Virginia... AllenAaseby (‘70) has been named the 2004 Entrepreneur of theYear by the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce. Prior to devoting all of his efforts to his business, Aaseby Metalworks, he was a teacher in School District 564 for 25 years. Aaseby Metalworks manufactures production machines, machines that quite frequently make machines, for clients such as Arctic Cat and ODC... Donald Holcomb (‘77) lives in St. Paul... Marsha Machacek (‘70) retired from a 32-year teaching career in the Pine River-Backus School District. She and her husband of 27 years, Jim, have two children and five grandchildren... Judy Johnston (‘71), an elementary physical education teacher in Backus for 33 years, has retired. She and her husband, Bob, who also taught at Backus, have two grown children, Heather and Rob, and two grandchildren... Arlen Larson (‘74) of Bagley has been awarded an Advocacy Achievement Award by Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota for his work as a judicare attorney. Legal Services serves low-income and elderly residents of 22 northwestern Minnesota counties. One attorney or firm is selected from each of four Bar Association Districts in the 22 counties to receive the award. It’s

given in recognition of outstanding legal work making a difference to the disadvantaged. Larson has been a judicare panel member since 1984... SusanAlstrom (‘76), a teacher from International Falls and a traveler, talked about her travels this spring at a fundraiser for the Falls Education Foundation called “Supper With Sue.” Her travel credits include climbing two of the world’s highest Seven Summits, rafting in Costa Rica, cycling through Alaska and traveling to all seven continents... JoeAitken (‘72) was named the Honored Educator for 2003-04 by a group of Twin Cities higher education institutions that hosted the 18th Annual Graduation Banquet to honor American Indian graduates in the metropolitan area. Each year they recognize the special contributions one individual has made to the success of Indian students. Aitken has been instrumental in helping thousands of American Indian students attend and graduate from post-secondary institutions by providing access to school through his work with the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program. He is currently employed as a high school counselor, driver’s training instructor and golf coach at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School on the Leech Lake Reservation... Barry Prichard (‘76) and his wife, Joan, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May with an open house held at Concordia Language Villages... David Thompson (‘71) is retiring after spending 33 years at Red Lake Elemen-

tary... Ron Koetter (‘75) has retired from the Bemidji Fire Department after serving 28 years as a career firefighter. He became fire captain in 2001 and also served 22 years as a member of the Bemidji Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department... Eileen Floura (‘71) and her husband, Wayne, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20... Margaret Tully (‘76) has been teaching fourth grade in the White Bear School District for 21 years. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, Jenny 23, and Theresa, 19, and live in Stillwater... Sharon Botelle-Sherman (‘74) is semi-retired and tutors seventh-graders. She and her husband, Norman, live in Woodbury and have three grown children, Brett, Leslie and Kathy... Al Nohner (‘70) and his wife Peggy (Siegmund) (‘92) had their son Michael named as the Junior Usher for the 2004 Commencement at BSU. The junior male and the junior female with the highest GPA in their class are chosen to usher the senior class into the fieldhouse for the ceremonies. Michael was the second in the family selected for this honor as older brother Matt (‘03) was the 2002 junior usher. It was the first time that two brothers had earned this distinction. Both Al and Peggy work at BSU and live in Bemidji... Edward Coyle (‘75) of Blackduck is teaching in Kelliher. He’s divorced and has two children, Nolan, 21, and Kimberly, 19... A. Fredrickson (‘79), a teacher living in Anoka, is developing a novel on 12th Century architecture and writing a paper on

theoretical physics... Beryl Blashill (‘72) of Bemidji recently married Myron Wernberg... Jim Clark (‘75) tied for low score of the day in Bemidji’s Birchmont Golf Tournament’s men’s championship division, shooting an opening round of 69... Bob Kobilka (‘76) of Bemidji played in this year’s Birchmont Golf Tournament, shooting a 77 in opening round executive division action.

1980s David Harrington (‘82) took the title in the corporate division for the Bemidji Woolen Mills at the Hackensack canoe races this summer... Kirk Karstens (‘80) performed in the Bemidji Community Theatre dinner theater play entitled “Remedial Surveillance,” presented in early June at the Blue Moon Classic Restaurant north of Bemidji... Megan Lescarbeau (‘88) and her husband, Tim (95), return to Bemidji every summer to compete in the Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic... Todd Lescarbeau (‘89) and Mark Lescarbeau (‘87) return to Bemidji every summer to compete in the Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic and get together with their brother,Tim, and his wife Megan. Todd is a teacher in Bloomington who also spends the summer months as a fishing guide on Lake Vermilion and Mark lives in Minnetonka and works in sales. The Lescarbeau brothers were all members of the BSU men’s hockey team during its undefeated national

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Legacy Builders BSU Foundation Receives $125,000 Bequest

In Memoriam


argaret H. Johnson, BSU class of 1941, passed away September of 2003 and has left her mark at Bemidji State University. In 2000 she made donations of almost Margaret H. Johnson $39,000 in cash and stock to the BSU June 13, 1908 - September 3, 2003 Foundation to establish the Margaret H. Johnson Endowment, which provides scholarships each year to sophomore, junior or senior students attending BSU and majoring in education. After living a full, exciting and vibrant life, Johnson passed away at the age of 95. But her legacy lives on through another $125,000 she left as a bequest in her will. Those dollars were added to her named endowment, providing scholarships forever for students attending Bemidji State University. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Johnson came to America at the age of five with her parents and three-year-old sister. The family moved to northern Minnesota, where she graduated from Northome High School. She then attended and graduated from Bemidji Teachers College and went on to teach junior high mathematics in Brainerd, MN, for forty-two years. She loved Sweden and traveled there on many occasions, keeping in contact with her distant Swedish relatives by letter and telephone. As a result of her love of her homeland, she also provided another bequest to The American Swedish Institute. “Margaret was truly a caring, loving individual who felt it was her turn to give back to the University,” stated Sue Kringen, BSU Foundation director of major gifts and planned giving. “She was so appreciative to BSU for ‘being there for her.’ She placed a high value on the education she received, which, in turn, allowed her positively influence the lives of literally thousands of students throughout her 42-year teaching career. “Her contributions to her alma mater and, as a result, her support to BSU students will endure forever. The Margaret H. Johnson Endowment Fund and Scholarship is her legacy.”

championship season of 1983-84... Kevin Prosser (‘88) of Bemidji recently won the $10,000 Pay Day promotional prize from Paul Bunyan Broadcasting... Karie Hougard (‘80) recently played organ in a recital at Bethel Lutheran Church as part of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians 2004 summer recital series... Karen Filardo (‘81) and her husband, John, are the new owners of UpNorth Mississippi Landing, LLC, at 303 Railroad Street, Bemidji. UpNorth Misssissippi Landing has rental properties, green space and a marina with 12 slips and 24-hour gas and plans to offer camping in the future... JeffWeaver (‘87), band director at Blackduck High School, was voted Blackduck’s Teacher of theYear. He’s been teaching for 17 years, nine years in Clearbrook-Gonvick and the last eight in Blackduck. He and his wife, Janet (‘87) have three children. Janet teaches band at the Bemidji Middle School... Stephanie Gerhardson (‘89) teaches at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls and this spring directed its theater production of “Shrew.” She had previously taught at Fergus Falls High School but said she enjoys the flexibility of teaching at the college... Roy Booth (‘89) will have more than a dozen scripts cited in the upcoming third edition of “1/2/3/4 For the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays.” The book by Lewis W. Heniford will list more than 700 scripts in multiple languages in various media consisting of one-act plays for four or fewer actors and is considered the premiere resource of

BSU Alumnus Jeff Baumgartner ‘77 stands with BSU President Jon Quistgaard near the street clock Jeff recently donated to the University. The clock has been installed in front of the David Park House, across from the A. C. Clark Library on the BSU campus. Jeff owns American Time and Signal, a national clock manufacturing company.

Elsie Aune (‘69) - Gatzke, MN Roger Bryan (‘64) - Chanhassen, MN Arlene Ernster (‘63) - Wadena, MN Laura Erwin (‘42) - Ruston, WA Gero C. Keller (‘72) - Bullhead City, AZ Carol Laduke (‘59) - Laporte, MN George E. Lillquist, Sr. (‘41) - Mpls, MN Philip Parizino (‘70) - Stillwater, MN Richard Schafer (‘61) - Grand Rapids, MI Arlyn Stomberg (‘51) - Blackduck, MN Samuel Chen, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Alhambra, CA

CAET model (left) and construction.

$300,000 in Matching Funds For Equipment To help equip the new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies (CAET), $300,000 has been made available in matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis through a new program at the University. As a result, all new or increased annual donations of $1,000 or more dedicated to equipment will be matched. Estimated total equipment cost for the CAET is $1.3 million dollars, which would place the new facility at a level comparable to other technology centers across the country. Other gifting options include naming opportunities for classroom and laboratories in the new facility. The first phase is under construction and scheduled to open next spring. State funds are being sought for the second phase, which would complete the facility that will house current academic programs now located in Bridgeman Hall. These include: industrial technology, design technology, construction management, prototype engineering/model making, career and technical education, technology education, manufacturing management, manufacturing technology, and controls engineering technology; a master’s degree in technology/career and technical education, a master’s degree in industrial technology; and a certificate program for teacher coordinators of work-based learning.

its kind... Monte Draper (‘80), a photographer with The Pioneer newspaper, Bemidji, claimed two awards in the 2003 Minnesota Associated Press Association contests. He won second-place in feature photography for an entry entitled “Takes a leap” featuring a dog jumping into the Mississippi River and third place in personality/portrait photography for an entry entitled “Tanker sprayer try-out” from a Boy Scout weekend at Lake Bemidji State Park... Vivian Morgan (‘89) showed her exhibit entitled “Portraits of Coincidence” at the Uptown Caffe in Bemidji during May. Portraits in this exhibition are video stills, selected from thousands of recorded stills from an interactive exhibit that Morgan set up in October at the Bemidji Community Arts Center. The exhibition was funded by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council... Michael Korpi (‘86), a sergeant with the Minneapolis Airport Police Department, has been assigned to perform the duties of administrative patrol sergeant for an anticipated term of three years. Duties include scheduling and monitoring of checkpoint staffing, as well as tracking, completing and submitting Transportation Security Administration reimbursement requests and maintaining the department’s court calendar. He’s been with the Minneapolis department since 1990... Jim Sackett (‘87) of Bemidji won the amateur division of the Professional Walleye Trail Lund Pro-Am held on Cass Lake this summer. He claimed the prize of a 17-foot Lund boat with a 50 horse Mercury motor and Eagle electronics, a package valued at

$17,000... Paul Thompson (‘80), a public defender with the Ninth Judicial District’s Bemidji office, has received the 2004 William McGee Public Defender Award of Excellence from the Minnesota State Bar Association. He’s been a managing attorney in the district since 1995, is responsible for caseload distribution for two counties and has worked as a public defender since 1983... Rob Noren (‘85) competed in the 26th annual Wells Fargo/Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament, a benefit for BSU athletics, held at the Bemidji Town and Country Club earlier this summer... Barbara Meuers (‘88) is seeking reelection to the at-large position on the Bemidji City Council. She was elected to her first two-year term in November of 2002. She lives with her husband, Michael (‘78), along the Mississippi River in Ward 5. The couple has two grown daughters and two grandchildren... Cindy Rogers (‘85) has spent the past 10 years working with the early childhood education programs in the Cass Lake-Bena School District. She and her husband, Dan (‘02), live in Guthrie with their children, Linda, 15, and Laura and Wesley, both 13... Ron “Termite” Jones (‘86) of Fridley was critically injured on April 24 when his motorcycle was struck by a car that had been hit by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. As of June 21, he remained in Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he is in rehabilitation for brain injuries and multiple fractures. His progress can be tracked online at where his wife, Rosa (Bailey) Jones (‘86), posts

frequent progress reports. The couple has one child, Raelynne, 1. Ron is a systems analyst for 3M and Rosa is the propane contract coordinator for CHS, Inc. She also is on the stats crew for the Minnesota Timberwolves and is the official scorer for the Minnesota Lynx... Robert Shoemaker (‘87) of Henderson was recently named the 2004-05 Minnesota Science Teacher of theYear... Pat Reynolds (‘88), along with her husband, Jack, co-chair the 2004 fund raising campaign for The United Way of Bemidji. She is a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Bemidji and has been involved with The United Way as a donor and volunteer since 1980. Jack is the chairman of the Professional Education Department at BSU... Tom Ziemann (‘82) and his sons, Zach and Ben, played together in Bemidji’s Birchmont Golf Tournament men’s championship division.

1990s Kathy Huschle (‘99) of Thief River Falls was recently honored as Faculty of theYear by the Graduation Committee of Northland Community and Technical College. She began teaching at Northland in the fall of 1993 as an adjunct first-aid instructor and now teaches classes in environmental science, microbiology, astronomy, biology and first-responders. Huschle spent six years as an assistant coach for Pioneer volleyball, five years as an assistant softball coach and for the past three years has been head coach for Pioneer women’s

softball. In addition, she’s been involved with the Thief River Falls Community Education program, as pool director for nine years and as an instructor in lifeguard training and water safety. She moved to Thief River Falls in 1992, when her husband, Gary, was transferred in his work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They have three children, Sarah, Lacey and Cody... Aaron Bray (‘97) of Maple Grove teaches English at Mound-Westonka High School... Heather (Flannery) Giese (‘95) and her husband, Jason, of Appleton announce the May 21 birth of a son, William Jason. They also have a two-year-old daughter, Madeline. Heather has been employed as a social worker at Lac qui Parle County Family Services in Madison since 1998... Kristin Lindstrom (‘96) has been employed as a special education teacher at Franklin Junior High in Brainerd for the past seven years. She and her husband, Scott, live in Brainerd with their children, Serianna, 5, and Gunnar, 2... Eric Luedtke (‘99) recently closed his business, Basic Creations Consulting, to pursue a full-time opportunity as a seminar coordinator with the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, TN... Rhonda Bender (‘93) is a nursing instructor at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji and holds a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota, specializing as a family nurse practitioner... Brett Wyman (‘90) is employed with Nortech Systems, Inc. in Bemidji... Nancy Erickson (‘90) is seeking re-election to the Ward 5 post on the Bemidji City Continued on page 8

Horizons Page 8 Matching Dollars Available for Scholarships A new program has created a matching opportunity for all new or upgraded pledges of $1,000 or more that are made to scholarship funds in connection with the BSU Foundation’s annual campaign. The matching program at the University allows for comparative funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis for each $1,000 or more raised by new donations or interest from a new endowment in excess of $20,000. As a result, a $1,000 donation for each of five years would result in a $5,000 gift. That would then be matched for a total of $10,000 made to scholarships. Likewise, an endowed gift of $20,000 to start a scholarship will generate $1,000 in earnings each year. The earnings would qualify for the match for the next five years to generate a total of $10,000 in scholarship funds. Endowments and donations will assist the BSU Foundation in achieving its goal of raising $3.5 million this year. Donations may be made to support specific scholarships or general scholarships through the University Fund, while 100 percent of the matching gift will support general scholarships for the University unless directed otherwise. Individuals interested in joining alumni or other friends in making donations eligible for matches may do so online ( or by calling 1-888-234-5718 to request a pledge form.

Golf Outings Provide Fun Ways for Funding Over 500 friends and alumni of Bemidji State University participated in three golf outings this summer helping BSU athletics raise over $50,000. The 27th annual Wells Fargo/Gordy Skaar Memorial was held on a chilly June 18 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. The action was hot for the five-person Texas scramble format that featured 220 players. Bobby Caraway, Jim Day, Wade Moen, Brian Stull, and Steven Richer took home the trophy firing a low net total of 48.2 for the day. State Farm’s Joe Dunn was recognized as the Wells Fargo/Gordy Skaar Honorary Chairman for his efforts with Beaver Pride and the BSU Foundation. “Jerry Philips, Scott Robbins, and the rest of the committee did an outstanding job,” said Dunn, “It was a great time even though our team’s score wasn’t too hot. I may need some new partners next year.” The seventh annual Galen Nagle Memorial golf tournament, held on July 16, was a chance for friends of BSU hockey to come together to not only raise funds for Beaver Hockey but to also remember a lost teammate and friend, Galen Nagle, a goalie on the undefeated 1984 BSU National Championship hockey team who died from cancer several years ago. The tournament was sponsored by American Time & Signal and Merit Care Cancer Center. “We could not have picked a better day,” said tournament chairman and former Galen Nagle teammate, Bob Fitzgerald, “We were bursting at the seams with the number of participants, but the day went well.” The tournament hosted 187 golfers and was held at Castle Highlands Golf Club in Turtle River. The low score of the day belonged to Trey Bowman, Anne Bowman, Ken Raw, Greg Rosten, and Rick Grand as they fired an 18 under par 54. The 21st annual First National Bank Bemidji/BSU Women’s Golf Tournament, held on August 6 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club, included 122 participants. “We make a weekend of it,” said former BSU basketball player Paula Hedlund of East Grand Forks, MN. “We’ve been coming to this tournament for a while and love to come back to Bemidji. Our team needed a new outfit for next year and I think we have them now with the Bucky’s Bunch t-shirts we won.” It may have been a good thing Hedlund did show up because she and her team won more than just the highly coveted Bucky’s Bunch t-shirts. Hedlund along with Linda Waale, Debra Schantzen, RoxAnne Moore, and Sheila Schreiner took home top honors with a low net score of 52.8. Dates and times for all three golf tournaments next summer will be solidified in the coming months. For information regarding next year’s tournament, contact the Beaver Pride office at 1-888-234-5718 or 1-218-755-2827.

Golf Outings

ABOVE: Winners of the 2004 First National Bank/ BSU Women’s Golf Tournament were (left to right): Debra Schantzen, Sheila Schreiner, Paula Hedlund, RoxAnne Moore, and Linda Waale.

Pictured are 48 BSU Hockey alumni who participated in the 2004 Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was sponsored by American Time & Signal and Merit Care Cancer Center.

LEFT: Joe Dunn was named as the honorary chairman of the 2004 Wells Fargo/Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament for his commitment to Beaver Pride and the BSU Foundation. The tournament raises funds for BSU student-athlete scholarships.

Where We Are ... What We’re Doing Continued from page 7 Council as the conclusion of her first four-year term approaches. She has four grown children and eight grandchildren... Peggy (Seigmund) Nohner ('92) and her husband Al ('70) had their son Michael named as the Junior Usher for the 2004 Commencement at BSU. The junior male and the junior female with the highest GPA in their class are chosen to usher the senior class into the fieldhouse for the ceremonies. Michael was the second in the family selected for this honor as older brother Matt ('03) was the 2002 junior usher. It was the first time that two brothers had earned this distinction. Both Al and Peggy work at BSU and live in Bemidji ... Mia Reynolds (‘97) has been teaching English at Bagley Jr.-Sr. High School for the past six years... Gerri Carlstrom (‘91) retired this spring. She had been teaching in the Chisholm School District for the past 26 years and most recently taught second grade and served as the Chisholm Community Education coordinator. Her career began in Hopkins in 1968 where she served as an elementary music specialist for nine years. She came to Chisholm in 1977 as a substitute music instructor and the following fall was offered the second-grade teaching position that she still held at retirement. She and her husband of 35 years, David, live in Chisholm and have two grown sons... Suzi Rhae (‘92) displayed a metal sculpture this summer as an installation in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk at the

corner of Sixth Street and Minnesota Avenue NW. The work, titled “Madeline Takes Flight,” is crafted of metal and Plexiglas along with a plaster casting... Kristin (Dahlberg) Brovold (‘95) and Ryan Brovold (‘95) live in Becker. Kristin is employed as a social worker with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Ryan is a computer careers instructor at St. Cloud Technical College... Steve Pfleger (‘98) teaches second grade at Northern Elementary in Bemidji... Susan Richards (‘92) teaches fifth grade at Northern Elementary in Bemidji... Rick Mikesh (‘90) was selected as Post-Secondary Counselor of theYear by the Minnesota School Counselors’ Association. He’s employed at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids... Leah Bratlien (‘98) is the director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area... Nadene Kruger (‘95) and Brad Page were married June 26 in Bemidji. Nadine is employed as a special education teacher with the Blackduck Schools and Brad is self-employed as a carpenter. The couple lives in Blackduck... Marlene (Stout) Holden (‘98) and Todd Clawson were married February 28 on Paia Beach in Maui... Steven Savard (‘94) and Lisa Michalson were married June 12 in Bemidji. Steven is employed by Bemidji Welders Supply and Lisa works with Complete Title Services, Bemidji... Lyle Meulebroeck (‘94) is an instructor of model design with the BSU Industrial Technology Department... Alice Larkin (‘93) is co-owner of the new Babe’s Boutique located in the new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel complex in

Bemidji. The boutique offers a collection of gift and clothing items reflecting dominant north woods themes... Louise Mengelkoch (‘90) performed in the Bemidji Community Theatre dinner theater play entitled “Remedial Surveillance,” presented in early June at the Blue Moon Classic Restaurant north of Bemidji... Scott Fadness (‘95) has worked since 1986 as a professional artist, commissioning fine art work and murals and offering individual and group art instruction. He exhibited new works in June at the Uptown Caffe in Bemidji. The title of the show was “Accidental Vision”... Nick Neeb (‘95), his wife, Roz Eaton-Neeb, and their son Peter, 2, live in Northfield and are anticipating the birth of a second child this summer... Tim Lescarbeau (‘95) and his wife, Megan ('88), return to Bemidji every summer to compete in the Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic. Tim spends the majority of his time as a guide on Lake Vermilion and works part-time for Hibbing Taconite... Devlyn Brooks (‘97) has accepted a position with the Huckle newspaper chain as the editor of both the Faribault Daily News and the Northfield News... Melissa Hoover (‘98) is employed as a real estate agent with Realty Executives in Bemidji... Chris Kvam (‘94) is employed as a real estate agent with Realty Executives in Bemidji... Frank Fairchild (‘95) lives in Swan River and works for Hawkinson Construction Company of Grand Rapids. He and Dawn Hadrava are planning a late summer wed-

ding... Karen Morrissey (‘98) and Steve Stellrecht were married July 24 in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Police Department as a full-time officer. He spent more than three years with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as an employee development 2000s specialist, has been a volunteer with the Bemidji Fire Department for the past 12 years and part-time Tina (Houser) Flaim (‘03) lives in Virginia and deputy with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s is employed as the marketing director of aYMCA. Department... BrettArenz (‘01) and DevinArenz She and her husband, Gene, have a three-year(‘01), brothers from Bemidji, took the professional old son, Gavin... Justin Sherwood (‘03) was division title at the Hackensack canoe races this recently hired as a part-time Bemidji firefighter. summer. Devin also took third in the singles class... He’s volunteered with the Bemidji Fire DepartTracy Loken (‘02) is employed as a technology ment for the past two years, living in the fire hall specialist with the Cass Lake-Bena School District dormitory... Karisa Strande (‘03) and Nicholas …Greig Dahlke (‘02) of Richfield has re-enlisted Doyle (‘02) were married March 14 in Phoenix, in the Army Reserves as a print journalist. He’d AZ... Anita Merritt (‘03), a graduate student, been working in Apple Valley as a standardized is working with county and state agencies in a test scorer... Melissa Proulx (‘00) lives in Maple program to restore Lake Bemidji’s southwestern shoreline with native vegetation. Dr. Richard Koch, Grove and teaches elementary school in Big Lake... Amber Blecken (‘01) of Grand Forks will pursue Bemidji State University assistant professor of biology and the George W. Neilson Endowed Chair a master’s degree in speech-language pathology in Wetlands Ecology, and the Beltrami County Soil this fall at the University of North Dakota... Julia Darnell (‘03) and NathanWisehart (‘03) were and Water Conservation District prepared a grant married June 19 in Bemidji. The couple plans to to design and implement the restoration. Merritt is live in Duluth... Paul Quinn (‘03) and Janell Rook working with Koch on the project which includes researching and identifying plants, site preparation, were married June 12 in Bemidji. The couple lives riprap installation, topsoil and plant placement and in the Duluth area where Paul is employed as an analyst with United Healthcare... Chris Lehman development of an educational walkway... Mark Haugen (‘03) of Park Rapids is the new coordinator (‘02) and Sarah Stensland were married June 19 in for the Hubbard County 4-H Program which serves Bemidji. The couple lives in Bemidji where Chris is employed by Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge and the about 220 youth in clubs located in Nevis, Akeley, Dorset, Hubbard, Laporte and Park Rapids... David LaZella (‘03) was recently hired by the Bemidji

Minnesota Twins

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Blake Dotson (above), son of BSU alumna Leann Dotson ‘71, was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game on Saturday, August 2. BSU won the opportunity to throw the first pitch by selling the most tickets to the game as part of the Twins Alumni World Series promotion. The Bemidji State University Alumni Choir (below), under the director of professor emeritus of music Dr. Paul Brandvik, performed the National Anthem at the game.

From left to right: Jim & Nancy Bensen, co-chairs of Legacy Society advisory committee; Wes Winter, new member; and BSU president, Jon Quistgaard

Legacy Society Welcomes New Members Six new individuals were welcomed into the Legacy Society during its annual banquet July 22 in Bemidji. The new members are Beulah Gregoire, class of 1940, Hudson, WI; Tom and Sandy Richard, both class of 1966, Bemidji; Duane and Celeste Sperl, classes of 1965 and 1966, Puyallup, WA; and Wes Winter, professor emeritus of physics, Bemidji. Each was recognized during the banquet by Dr. Jon Quistgaard, BSU president, as well as Jim and Nancy Bensen, current co-chairs of the Legacy Society advisory committee from Bemidji. During the event, which followed an America the Beautiful theme, the Bensens noted that the Society currently includes 113 members, up from 46 members only two years ago. They noted that anticipated future gifts to the University, realized and unrealized, by Legacy Society members is approaching $10 million. The co-chairs also gratefully thanked all members for their current and future loyal and most generous support of their alma mater, Bemidji State University. The Bemidji Brass Quintet, including Del Lyren, chair of the BSU Department of Music, Paul Loxtercamp, Melinda Schoeneck, Joel Pugh, and Joe Skillen, performed patriotic numbers during the social hour. In addition to the Bensens, members of the Legacy Society advisory committee, who coordinated all facets of the event, include Jack and Delphine Jacobsen, Bemidji; Maury and Lorna Sullivan, Bemidji; Ted and Ardis Gillett, Bemidji; Glen Lindseth, Bemidji; Caroline Andrican, Hibbing; Joanne Provo, Minneapolis; and Norman and Judy Nelson, Anoka. The mission of the Legacy Society is to assist those who seek to create a legacy through a program of planned giving which will support Bemidji State University. For information on becoming a member of the Legacy Society or how to provide a planned gift to Bemidji State University, contact Sue Kringen, BSU director of planned giving, by calling 755-3991 (local) or (888) 234-5718 (toll free).

Go online ... find a friend Your intentions were good. You planned to keep in touch with friends and Bemidji State University after graduation, but life got busy. You moved every year, your address book got out of date, you found a job, got promoted, changed careers, started a family, got a palm pilot but never did get that old address book updated and ... you just lost touch. Whatever your story, now is the perfect time to get back in touch with friends and BSU. With the launch of the BSU alumni online community, keeping in touch just got easier. The BSU alumni online community is up and waiting for you. Log on to find someone, check out the news from BSU or just update your own personal profile and see what happens. It’s easy. Here’s how: STEP ONE: Visit the BSU alumni website -- STEP TWO: Click on Alumni Directory and select First Time User. Log on with your name, graduation year and the last four digits of your social security number, or click on the manual authorization button and the Alumni Office will authorize your access within three business days. That’s it. Just two steps will take you to the registration pages and you’re off - reconnecting with friends and BSU.

couple lives in Edina... Amanda Hubbard (‘03) started working in June as a photographer with the Park Rapids Enterprise. She’d previously worked as a reporter/photographer at the Independent News Herald in Clarissa …Rebecca Focken (‘00) has graduated from North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy with her doctor of pharmacy degree. She’s accepted a one-year pharmacy residency position through the University of Minnesota at the Paynesville Area Health Care System …Dan Rogers (‘02) is teaching seventh-grade life science in the Cass Lake-Bena School District. He lives in Guthrie with his wife, Cindy ('85), and children, Linda, 15, Wesley and Laura, both 13... Ed Hanson (‘00) manager of the Palace Casino and Hotel, Cass Lake, recently presented a $5,500 sponsorship check from the casino to the Bemidji State University Athletic Scholarship Fund... Teresa Znajewski (‘02) and her husband, Stan Habinski, live in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada... Mary Thayer (‘02) is a registered nurse... April Baumgartner (‘02) and Francisco Elias were married October 17 and reaffirmed their marriage vows in a religious ceremony August 7 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Puposky... Gunner Geller (‘03) and Sara Schwarzrock (‘02) were married this summer in Bemidji. Gunner is employed by the DQOC as a computer programmer in Chaska and Sara is employed as a physical education teacher at Belle Plaine High School. They live in Shakopee.

Campus Scholarship Drive Donations and Participation Continue to Grow


Bemidji High School. Sarah works at MeritCare Clinic... Molly Tatge (‘03) and Brian Smith (‘03) were married June 19 in Bemidji. The couple plans to live in the Minneapolis area following their honeymoon to Jamaica... Sara Erickson (‘00) and Austin Spicer were married June 5 in Bemidji... Nicole Grosfield (‘03) and Jonathon Carlson, both of Bemidji, were married June 26 in Bemidji. Nicole is employed with Lutheran Social Services and Jonathon works at the Bemidji Town and Country Club... WilliamWard (‘02) and Samantha Chastek were married June 19 in Bemidji. He will be teaching at the Becker Middle School this fall and Samantha is employed by Park Avenue Salon in Park Rapids... Steve Booth (‘03) and his family will leave their lakeshore home in Laporte this August to live in a duplex in Halesowen, England, as participants in a year-long Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. He is one of four Minnesotans awarded the grant. Steve, a third-grade teacher of 19 students at Laporte Elementary School will be teaching 30 first-grade students at a state primary school in Birmingham through the exchange. Accompanying him will be his wife, Kristi, who is district manager for Minnesota Public Radio, and their children, Erin, 9, and Jackson, 6... Andrew McBride (‘03) and Melinda Sukert (‘03) were married May 1 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel in St. Paul. Andrew is employed at McBride Insurance Agency and Melinda works in the St. Paul Public Schools. The

Participation in and donations to the annual Campus Scholarship Drive continued to grow as the 2004 effort produced increases in both areas. The Campus Scholarship Drive enabled Bemidji State University faculty and staff to show their commitment to BSU and its students by making a gift to the BSU Foundation. Completed last spring, the campaign resulted in faculty and staff pledges or donations of $64,713, up from $60,430 in the previous year, while the participation rate increased from 76 to 77.5 percent. “This is an impressive affirmation of the commitment from the campus community to Bemidji State and its students,” said Bekki Babineau, director of annual giving within the BSU Foundation. “Their gifts also demonstrate that they, who know the university best, are dedicated to ensuring a future of continued excellence.” While faculty and staff had the option of designating their support to other scholarships, the historical priority of the drive has been to support the Campus Honors Scholarship earmarked to students who would be enrolling at BSU as first-time freshmen. These one-time, $600 scholarships are awarded to all high school graduates in the top 15 percent of their class with an ACT composite of 23 or higher. “To know that the faculty and staff at BSU so graciously give back to their educational community, greatly influenced my decision to attend the university,” said Mandei Evans, a junior marketing communication major who is a past scholarship recipient. “Not only did the scholarship help me financially, but it showed me first-hand how generous and giving the Bemidji State community was, and led me to realize that this was the place my abilities could be shared and enjoyed by those around me.”

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Rod and De Pickett are Winners for BSU Hockey

tion also includes a set of unbound fascicles, complete with the advertising inserts of that era, which can provide a more comprehensive look at the culture of the times in which they were published. Shaman explained that early books were generally printed in segments in this pamphlet-like format. Readers would collect the fascicles one-by-one and, if financially able, have them bound later at which time the advertising pages were usually removed. The availability of the books housed at BSU provides scholars and students with the opportunity to see first hand examples of how the earliest publishing was accomplished and what some of the earliest books looked like in both their unbound and bound states. Shaman observed that it is relatively rare for a university to receive this type of collection and it represents an asset that would likely never be acquired in any other way due to budgetary limitations. Although the books are not allowed to leave the special collections room of the library, visiting alumni, teachers, school classes or others interested in seeing the collection are encouraged to contact the special collections librarian to set up an appointment to examine the books or arrange for a group presentation geared to the age or special interests of the audience. In retrospect, Beverly said she wishes she’d discussed Ken's interest in collecting and the importance of the various books to a greater degree with her husband at the time he was acquiring them. But the house was always full of all kinds of books and, as with the hobbies of so many spouses, the collected books sort of blended into the daily landscape of their lives. “I really want people to remember Ken and all the good things he did for BSU during the 24 years he was there,” she said. “He always lived life the way he wanted. And that’s something not everyone is able to say.”

BSU Retirees The following Bemidji State University faculty members retired during the past year: Dr. Gordon Lindgren, professor of physics, 41 years; Bob Peters, professor of physical education, health and sport, 37 years; Linda Blanchard, associate director of the student union

and activities, 34 years;

Warren Gumeson, catalog librarian, 33 years; Carol Bodien, collection development librarian, 29 years;

and Gwen Salner, reference librarian, 27 years.


Alumni and other visitors are invited to an open house September 24 from 2-4 p.m. for the former Phil and Betty Sauer residence that now contains the offices for alumni association staff. The Alumni House is located next door to the David Park House and across from the A.C. Clark Library on Birchmont Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. The house was previously owned by the late Dr. Phil Sauer and his wife, Betty. It was purchased by the Alumni Association and the BSU Foundation last year. Now renovated, the facility houses some of the foundation staff in addition to the alumni offices. The house was built in the late 1930’s by Nasvig Construction, the same contractor that built the David Park House next door. Both houses were built using the same construction techniques that reflected an art deco architectural style with poured concrete walls and floors.

Bill Maki Named Vice President Bill Maki has been named vice president for finance and administration at Bemidji State University. Maki was the chief financial and facilities officer with the Northeast Higher Education District, which includes Itasca Community College, Rainy River Community College, and Vermilion Community College in northeast Minnesota. His responsibilities encompassed such areas as budget, facilities, planning, safety, student life, food service, housing and bookstores. He has also served as the dean of student and administrative services, the director of finance and facilities, business manager, and business officer at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids. Maki received master of business administration as well as bachelor of accounting degrees from UMD, and is currently a candidate for a doctorate in educational administration at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation topic explores the role a chief financial officer plays in implementing institutional plans at rural higher education institutions. He received a Certificate of Public Accountancy in 1994. Maki replaced Tom Faecke, who left the University in the summer of 2001 to accept a position at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates. Gerry Amble had served as the interim vice president since that time.

Rod and De Pickett have made a commitment that will create a winning environment for Beaver hockey. The Picketts will provide a $5,000 hockey scholarship for each of the next five years. A matching program at the University that allows for comparative funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis for each new scholarship donation of $1,000 or more will result in a $50,000 impact on the program from their gift. Rod made plenty of saves between the pipes at St. Cloud State in the early 1960s, enough to be ushered into the Husky Athletic Hall of Fame this fall along with his undefeated 1961-62 team. “I’ve just developed so many friendships in Bemidji and at Bemidji State over the last 40 years,” Rod said. “It’s been such a part of my life that I wanted to give back and be able to help give someone else a chance to experience college hockey like I did.” After graduation, the Baudette, MN, native coached high school hockey for one year at Osseo before deciding to move back north. “I wanted to get closer to home for hunting and fishing,” he explained. Rod settled in Bemidji in the mid 1960s and stayed close to the game while working in the insurance business until retirement. He coached youth hockey in Bemidji for 10 years and was also a high school and collegiate hockey referee. He said one of the most exciting moments wearing the stripes was officiating the high school state hockey tournaments in 1973-1975. “It was pretty exciting being there with 15,000 screaming fans,” Rod said. “I just have so many great memories from the game of hockey and Bemidji State hockey. BSU athletics is in dire need of funding and I hope my gift can prime the pump for other gifts to follow.” “A gift like Rod’s speaks volumes for what kind of person he is and what the game of hockey, Bemidji State, and the local community means to him,” said Tom Serratore, BSU men’s hockey coach. PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN MCRAE, BEMIDJI PIONEER

Henriques Collection Continued From page 2

Reunion of 1979 and 1980 NAIA National Hockey Champs The BSU Alumni Association, Beaver Pride and the men’s hockey program will celebrate the 25-year reunion of the 1978-79 and 1979-80 NAIA National Hockey Championship Teams. The reunion will be held October 22-23, the same weekend of the first games of the 2004-05 Beaver hockey season against Ferris State. For more details, visit the Alumni website at

Left to right: hockey coach Tom Serratore, former hockey coach R.H. “Bob” Peters, Rod Picket, and athletic director Rick Goeb.

40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1964 Members of the Class of 1964 are invited to celebrate your 40-Year reunion at Bemidji State University, which will be held in conjunction with Homecoming 2004. Members of the wrap around classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited to attend. 40-Year Reunion Brunch Saturday, September 25 - 9:00 - 11:00 am Crying Wolf Room, Hobson Memorial Union, BSU Campus

Registration Materials will be coming in the mail soon! Questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 877-278-2586 (toll free), 755-3989 (local) or via email at

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Schedule of Events Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend October 15–16, 2004

A celebration of the rich tradition of athletics at Bemidji State University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Marc A. Hamren ’72


Deb Hegquist ‘76

Gymnastics, Track and Field Sherry Hill ‘83

Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball Tom Holmes ‘71

Track and Field, Cross Country Gerald L. Nichols ‘47

Track and Field, Football, Boxing Gary Ross ‘78


Raymond Sauer ’72


Charlie Scanlon ’75


Friday October 15

Saturday October 16

11:30 a.m.Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall - $6 per person

9:30 a.m. State of the Athletic Department Address

1:30 p.m.Beaver Pride Golf Tournament Bemidji Town and Country Club Hosted by Beaver Pride BSU alumni, coaches and friends are invited to play in a friendly nine-hole golf tournament. You can either sign up a team of four, or sign up as an individual and you will be put on a team. $15 per golfer or $25 per player and cart. Payable at the course. 5:00 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Member Reception American Indian Resource Center Current Athletic Hall of Fame members and 2004 inductees are invited to attend this reception in their honor. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony / Banquet

Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union Help celebrate the induction of the 2004 Class. Open to the public - $20 per person. Advance registration is required by Friday, October 8.

Malika Starr ‘75

by President Jon Quistgaard and Sport Update by Head Coaches

John Glas Fieldhouse All former athletes are invited to join the athletic department for a brief address by the President on athletics at BSU. Then join other alumni from your sport in a conversation with the head coach. 11:00 a.m. Green & White Hockey Game / Skills Competition

John Glas Fieldhouse Watch the men’s hockey team in an intrasquad scrimmage and skills competition. 12 noon Beaver Pride Tailgate Party Diamond Point Park Join Beaver Pride for food, beverages and fun prior to the football game. Open to the public. $6 per person payable at the event. 1:30 p.m. Football Game vs. U of M Crookston Chet Anderson Football Stadium Hall of Fame members will be introduced during a brief halftime ceremony. 6:00 p.m. All Sport Alumni Reunion Northern Inn Hotel Join BSU alumni, coaches and friends for an evening of fun, storytelling and reminiscing. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cash bar. $10 per person. Pre-registration encouraged.

Basketball, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Tennis Carol Stromberg ‘74

Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis

Athletic Hall of Fame Team Induction BSU Men’s Division II Hockey Teams 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971


Event Registration – Advance registration can be done online at Select Calendar of Events and then Event Registration. Or, fill out the form below and mail it with your check or credit card information to the BSU Alumni Office at the address listed at the bottom of the form. The deadline for reservations to the AHF Induction Banquet is Friday, October 8, 2004.

Advance Registration Form: Name _____________________________________________________ BSU Grad Year _____ Name of Spouse / Guest__________________________________________ BSU Grad Year _____ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City________________________State______Zip ___________________________________ Home Phone ( )_____________________ Work Phone ( ) _____________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________________

I/ we wish to golf in the Beaver Pride nine hole golf tournament. ($15 each payable at the course) If you have a team, please list member’s names. Player #1 ____________________________ Player #2 ___________________________ Player #3 ____________________________ Player #4 ___________________________

I/ we wish to attend the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet _____ Reservations at $20.00 each = ______________________________ Guest’s Names ________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Mail registration with payment to: BSU Alumni Association, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, #17, Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Motel Reservation – A block of rooms has been reserved at the Northern Inn in Bemidji. The discounted rate is $65.99 per night, which includes a hot continental breakfast. For reservations, dial 800-667-8485 and mention group #3008. The reservation deadline for this rate is Friday, October 8, 2004.

I/ we wish to attend the All Sport Reunion _____ Reservations at $10.00 each = $ _____________________________ Please list the sports you participated in: Alum #1 - Name ________________________________________________ Sport #1 ______________________ Sport #2 ______________________ Sport #3 ______________________ Sport #4 ______________________ Alum #2 - Name ________________________________________________ Sport #1 ______________________ Sport #2 ______________________ Sport #3 ______________________ Sport #4 ______________________ Enclosed please find my payment of $ ________________________________ (please make check payable to BSU Foundation) Please charge my payment of $________ to VISA MasterCard AmExpress Diners Club Discover Card # ____________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date __________________________________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________________________

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Voting Places/Times for King and Queen: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lower Hobson Union with free ice cream! 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Walnut Hall

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Voting Places/Times for King and Queen: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lower Hobson Union 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Walnut Hall 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Wacky Wax: Lower Union


Coronation and Pep-fest: PE Gymnasium THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 8:00 PM

Sami Dore, Hypnotist: Hagg-Sauer 100

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Beaver Pride Luncheon:

Walnut Hall. $6 per person. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alumni House Open House: Tour the new Alumni House. Refreshments provided. 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Outstanding Alumni Member Reception:

American Indian Resource Center. For all Bemidji State University Outstanding Alumni. 6:30 PM BSU Alumni Association Honors Banquet: Beaux Arts Ballroom Join alumni, faculty and friends of Bemidji State University for the presentation of the 2004 BSU Outstanding Alumni awards. Award recipients include: Melanie Benjamin ’88; Dr. Daniel DeKrey ’80; Mardy Karger ’72; Rachel (Reabe) Nystrom ’76; Judge Alan F. Pendleton ’77; Barb (Goehring) Stoflet ’84; Thomas E. Welle ’72; Andy Wells ’66; Dr. Mark Yorek ’76 6:30 PM Social Hour 7:00 PM Banquet 8:00 PM Awards Program $20.00/person. Advance registration required. See registration information on the right. 7:00 PM Women’s Volleyball – BSU vs. MSU Moorhead: BSU Gymnasium 9:00 PM – Midnight Dance to Johnny Holm: Memorial 100. Tickets available at the door. Students $5 with BSU ID, non-students $7.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Lutheran Campus Center Open House and Continental Breakfast: 1221 Birchmont

Drive NE. All alumni and friends of the ministry are welcome. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1964: East Beaux Arts Ballroom – Hobson Union. Members of the class of 1964, as well as the wrap-around classes of 1963 and 1965 will come together for a reunion brunch. Cost is $10 per person. Advance reservations required. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Homecoming Tailgate Party: Diamond Point Park. Music, entertainment, food, beverages and FUN! $6.00 entrance fee. Co-sponsored by the BSU Alumni Association, Beaver Pride and KBUN/ KB101/KZY/Z99-FM Radio. 1:00 PM BSU Women’s Soccer vs. Upper Iowa University: BSU Soccer Field 11:00 AM – 1:30PM

David Park House And Alumni House:

Open house with tours of both buildings. Refreshments available. Located across from the A.C. Clark Library. 1:30 PM 2004 Homecoming Football Game: Chet Anderson Stadium. The BSU Beavers will be taking on the Concordia St. Paul Golden Bears. 3:00 PM BSU Women’s Volleyball vs. Northern State University: BSU Gymnasium 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Post-game Pig out! American Indian Resource Center. Alumni, students, parents and friends of Bemidji State University are invited to attend this post-game celebration. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Cash bar. $5 entrance fee.

7:30 PM Pump Boys and Dinettes: Bangsberg lower theater, BSU Theater Department production. Open to the public. Tickets are available at the door. $12 adults, $6 children 12 and under.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 11:00 AM Holy Spirit Newman Center Mass and Brunch: Speaker and presentation

of 2004-05 Cardinal Newman scholarship and service award winner, Robert Jarrett. All Welcome! RSVP: 444-4762 or via email at 3:00 P.M Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert: Beaux Arts Ballroom, BSU Campus. Tickets available at the door. $5 adults, $3 senior citizens, students free.

Additional Information during Homecoming: University Bookstore Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Campus Tours: Weekdays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM; BSU Admissions Office, 755-2040 (local calls) or 877-BEMIDJI (toll free) Gillett Recreation & Fitness Center: Open Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Come enjoy a great workout with family and friends at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center during Homecoming Weekend. Simply show your BSU Alumni membership card at the door and you and your family will be admitted free of charge, or stop by the Alumni Office to pick up a pass. KB101/KBUN Chat-a-bout: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 12:30 PM Locations across campus

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Alumni Association Honors Banquet has limited seating available. Advance registration is required. Advance registration is also required for the 40-year reunion brunch. The deadline to register for both events is Wednesday, September 15, 2004. Register online at and choose CALENDAR OF EVENTS and then EVENT REGISTRATION or call the BSU Alumni Office at 755-3989 (local) or 877-278-2586 (toll free). Registrations will be accepted over the phone if payment is being made with a credit card.

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