BSU Attends Regional Honors Conference “Wherever you are, be there” was the theme for the Upper Midwest regional Honors Conference MArch 23-25

Bemidji State University sent four honors students along with the honors faculty to the 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference March 23-25 at South Dakota State University.

Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music (featured upper left), and Dr. Season Ellison, director of Bemidji State's honors program (right), accompanied the students to the conference.

Jordan Leith, a senior psychology major from West Branch, Iowa, presented “Rape and Sexual Assault Reporting by Male Victims.”

The conference featured over 100 student and faculty presentations, round tables and poster sessions.

There was opportunities for social interaction and networking with other honors students, faculty and staff from across the region.

Meghan Newberry, a senior nursing major from Maple Grove, Minn., presented “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Methadone as Treatment for Heroin Use Disorder.”

Grace Young, a senior biology major from Minnetonka, Minn., presented her poster poster session “Determining the Effects of Palmitoylation on Rho Family GTPase TCL GTP-Binding Activity using Palmitoyl Co-A.”

Young won the top award for the Health and Biological Research category for her research with professor of biology Dr. Michael Hamman.

Gabriela Lara, a junior science education major from Otsego, Minn., presented “Running with the Beast”, about her experiences running in a marathon.

Lara's presentation was mentioned as one of the strongest related to the conference theme of “Wherever you are, be there” at the deans' and directors' meeting.

At the conference, the students made tie-blankets for a local shelter, an idea that they will continue at BSU.

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