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Education Briefs for May 5

Local student attends business program

BEMIDJI — St. Cloud State University junior Molly Manske, daughter of Maureen Whelen of Bemidji, will participate in the Herberger Business School’s education abroad program in Australia during May Intersession 2013.

Participating students examine economic globalization issues in a range of business and social settings. Students will gain historical and contemporary perspectives on life in Australia while they make normal progress toward completion of their degrees. Student coursework includes the Australia Educational Tour, which is made up of on-site business visits, economic and cultural briefings and expert lectures.

Local residents added to honor society

BEMIDJI — Bemidji residents Donovan Sather and Billie Annette were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The society is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

BSU students attend math conference

ST. CLOUD — Thirteen Bemidji State University students attended the 34th annual Pi Mu Epsilon conference April 12-13 at St. John’s University in St. Cloud. Iva Bilanovich of Bemidji, a senior in mathematics, was one of the 13 students.

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among academic institutions.

Student inducted into Honor Society

RED LAKE — Desirie Wilson of Red Lake was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Wilson is pursuing a master’s degree in tribal administration and governance at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Wilson has been employed by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians since 1989 and currently serves as executive assistant to Tribal Secretary Don Cook Sr., of the Red Lake Tribal Council.