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Education briefs for April 28

Moses Tsang to receive honor

BEMIDJI – Moses Tsang, executive chairman of Hong Kong-based AP Capital Holdings and a global board member of The Nature Conservancy, will receive an honorary doctorate from Bemidji State University during BSU’s 94th commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Sanford Center.

Tsang came to BSU in 1969 and graduated in 1972 with a degree in social work.

In 1976, after completing a master’s degree and finishing all but a dissertation toward a doctorate, a friend encouraged him to change course and consider a career in finance.

He was appointed chairman and managing director of Goldman-Sachs Asia from 1989-1994.

He became chairman and CEO of EC Investment Services Ltd. in 2000.

He was named chairman and managing partner of Ajia Partners Inc. in 2003 and was named a director of Hong Kong’s Furbon Bank in 2004. Tsang was named an independent non-executive director of China Central Properties in 2007, and in 2010, was named director of SOCAM Development.

Tsang was named a Bemidji State University Outstanding Alumni in 2000.

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Global music workshop offered

BEMIDJI – Bemidji State University is offering a “Bemidji Global Grooves” workshop beginning in June. Janice Haworth, professor of music and chairwoman of the Department of Music is leading the program.

The sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon on June 1 and 15, and July 6 and 27 in the Thompson Recital Hall in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

The workshops are titled, “The Music of Culture of Coastal Guinea,” “The Arabic Influence in the Music of Middle Guinea,” “The Sounds and Styles of the Forest Region of Guinea” and “The Mali Empire Musical Traditions of High Guinea.”

Each workshop is $29 and $22 for seniors 65 and older. Participants wishing to attend all four workshops can do so for $100. Seniors can attend all four workshops for $75.

Early bird registration is available until May 6.

There is a maximum of 35 participants in each workshop and participants must be 10 years old.

Children ages 10-14 must have parental supervision.

Registration available online at