Bemidji State University will offer a bachelor's program in technology management through interactive television course offerings to Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples this fall.
Courses are open to anyone who has graduated from a two-year community college or technical college with an associate degree or certificate in technology.
"This program is designed for working professionals who want to advance their professional qualifications, assume greater leadership within their organization, complete a bachelor's degree or prepare themselves for new career opportunities," said Lynn Johnson of the BSU Center for Extended Learning.
Classes in the bachelor's of applied science in technology management program cover such topics as human resource development, quality assurance, industrial organization and leadership, project management and safety.
Most ITV sessions are scheduled in the evenings or weekends to be more accessible to working professionals. ITV typically has 5-15 students per classroom and include opportunities to interact with the professor as well as students in other locations.
Courses in technology management may meet face-to-face only once or twice with the balance of the work completed on an independent basis for even greater flexibility.
The fall semester at BSU begins Aug. 29. Applicants must be admitted to BSU to begin courses.
For information about course offerings and the application process, contact the BSU Center for Extended Learning at 1-800-852-7422, visit distance.bemidjistate.edu, e-mail email@example.com or mail Deputy Hall 333, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN, 56601-2699.
Motorcycle ride Aug. 27
JENKINS -- The Good Samaritan Motorcycle Ride to benefit Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River will begin 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Jenkins VFW. A tax-deductible entry fee of $15 per person is required, with a T-shirt going to the first 50 paid entrants. The entry fee and donations will go toward a new van for Whispering Pines residents. Door prizes, brunch and a 4 p.m. supper will be available.
Contact Roxanne Frederick at (218) 587-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Nisswa Citizen of the
Year nominees sought
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for Nisswa Citizen of the Year.
Anyone may nominate a person for this award. A nominee does not have to be a business person, a Nisswa chamber member or a full-time Nisswa resident. Summer residents qualify for nomination. A nominee may be awarded the honor for a major project within a specific year or for ongoing participation in community affairs, and should be someone whose energies are focused on the betterment of the community.
A five-person committee of previous citizens of the year and two chamber of commerce members review the nominations, and the individual chosen as the 2005 Citizen of the Year will be recognized at the Nisswa chamber fall dinner Oct. 6 at Zorbaz on Gull.
Previous Nisswa Citizens of the Year include: Wendell N. "Dell" Graves, 2004; Robert M. "Bob" Holland, 2003; Dick Carlson, 2002; Ingrid Anderson, 2001; Harold Kraus, 2000; Jerry and Ruth Peltier, 1999; Mark Ronnei, 1998; Bernice Hinkie, 1997; Bob Sheplee, 1996; Terry McGaughey, 1995; Jack Warden, 1994; Marv Koep, 1993; Howard Wallentine, 1992; Bob Hurst, 1991; Dick Cook, 1990; Jim Dullum, 1989; and Scott Mike Thurlow, 1988.
All nominations must be in writing and received by the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce no later than Sept. 13. People nominating someone must include in a letter the reasons why their candidate should be considered for the 2005 Citizen of the Year along with his/her own address and telephone number in case further information is requested.
Mail nominations to: Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 185, Nisswa, MN 56468 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Classic cars sought
for car show
CROSBY -- Classic cars are sought for Crosby's Heritage Days Classic Car Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Hallett Community Center.
For more information, call (218) 546-2616.
Pequot Lakes All-Class Reunion slated
PEQUOT LAKES -- Several classes will reunite in Pequot Lakes this weekend, including the Class of 1955 at its 50-year reunion Saturday. Members of the class will be honored Sunday at the All-Class Reunion.
An informal gathering will take place at the Pequot Lakes Legion Club for everyone after individual class reunions Saturday.
All-Class Reunion activities will begin at noon Sunday with a social hour followed by a potluck luncheon. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Meat, buns, beverages and utensils will be furnished. A brief business meeting will follow with presentation of the Class of 1955.
The Pequot Lakes Historical Society will open the museum Sunday afternoon.
For more information, call Kathleen Tusa at 828-1655 or Shirley Robideaux at (218) 568-4205.
Ladies Aid raffle slated
LINCOLN -- The Lincoln Ladies Aid will hold its annual raffle, white elephant, craft, and bake sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Scandia Valley Town Hall on County Road 3, one mile north and two miles east of Lincoln.
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