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HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week at BSU

BEMIDJI—In January 2015, Hannah Rolschau, then a 19-year-old Bemidji State University student, was found lying in the snow about a block from the school's campus after a party.

Rolschau's story is a reminder of the dangers of drinking and a valuable lesson to never leave friends behind, according to organizers for BSU's celebration of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

The campaign is designed to promote responsible decisions and change students' attitudes toward drinking and drug use.

Rolschau's mother is scheduled to speak about her daughter's harrowing experience in the Crying Wolf Room at Hobson Memorial Union and Hagg-Sauer room 100 on Tuesday, Oct. 30, but that's only one of several scheduled forums, panels, parties, and more scheduled during the multi-week campaign.

The slate of events includes:

Tuesday, Oct. 23

• 2 to 3 p.m. Student Senate Safety Forum at the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

• 7 p.m. STRAIGHT TALK Panel at the American Indian Resource Center. Panelists will share their personal testimonies of triumph over adversities related to chemical dependency.

Thursday, Oct. 25

• 8 p.m. Sean Bott, the Mentalist, in the Beaux Art Ballroom - "A crazy blend of Jack Black and Criss Angel. Amazing!" - The L.A. Times.

Saturday, Oct. 27

• 1 to 7 p.m. The Annual Council of Indian Students Bemidji State University Powwow in the BSU Gymnasium

• 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. A Mocktails Halloween Costume Party and Dance at the 2nd Floor Oak Hall Lounge

Tuesday, Oct. 30

• 12 p.m. Hannah's Story, told by her mother in the Crying Wolf Room. Her story serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with drinking and of the valuable lesson to never leave your friends behind.

• 7 p.m. Hannah's Story, told by her mother in Hagg-Sauer 100.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

• 11 to 1 p.m. Be-Wise-Er held in the Hobson Memorial Union. Lifestyle Educators will provide tips to stay safe at the Halloween party.

• 11 to 1 p.m. Decorate your own Halloween Cookies at Lakeside in Hobson Memorial Union.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

• 7 p.m. Opioid Crisis: The Face of Addiction Addiction is a serious, potentially life-threatening illness, but there is hope for a meaningful life. Held in Hagg-Sauer 100.

Northern Minnesota Math Contest is Oct. 23

BEMIDJI—Bemidji State University's Mathematics Program is hosting the 46th annual Northern Minnesota Math Contest on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Gillett Wellness Center. There will be approximately 750 high school students participating.

The contest includes:

• A one-hour, 40-question, multiple-choice exam for 9th and 10th graders.

• A one-hour, 40-question, multiple-choice exam for 11th and 12th graders.

Participating schools will compete in class A or AA, according to Minnesota High School League classification, for team awards. Team awards will be given to the top four teams in class A and the top two places in class AA in each division.

Plaques, medals and T-shirts are used as awards for team and individual winners.