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Bemidji State University Buries Centennial Time Capsule


SEVERE AS THE CURRENT SITUATION.>>>A CENTENNIAL THEMED TIME CAPSULE WAS PLANTED IN THE GROUND AT BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY TODAY, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, A 101-YEAR-OLD CAPSULE WAS UNVEILED. REPORTER MALAAK KHATTAB HAS MORE. ♪ ♪>>FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS, BSU HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ITS 100 YEAR HISTORY, AND THE CAPSULE COMMEMORATED THE END OF ITS CELEBRATION.>>THIS IS REALLY A MILESTONE. IT’S A POINT AT WHICH THE UNIVERSITY GETS TO LOOK BACK AND CONSIDER WHAT IT’S DONE AND WHERE IT’S BEEN, BUT ALSO TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT IT WANTS TO BE AND WHAT IT CAN BE.>>THE TIME CAPSULE WAS FILLED TO THE TOP WITH ARTIFACTS, MEMORABILIA, LETTERS FROM THE BEMIDJI COMMUNITY, BSU APPAREL SUCH AS HATS AND T-SHIRTS, A CURRENT MAP OF THE CAMPUS, A HOCKEY PUCK AND A LETTER FROM THE UNIVERSITY’S PRESIDENT. AL NOHNER WAS A STUDENT DURING THE UNIVERSITY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN 1969 AND 25 YEARS WHILE WORKING AT THE COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING OFFICE HE WAS INVOLVED ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY.>>WHEN THEY OPENED THIS UP IN 100 YEARS, THEY WILL LOOK AT IT AND SAY, THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO PUT THESE THINGS IN, EVERYTHING IN THIS MEANS SOMETHING TO AN INDIVIDUAL.>>MATTHEW SAUSER THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT SAYS IT IS COOL TO BE PART OF HISTORY AND HE HOPES TO BE ALIVE WHEN THEY TAKE OUT THE TIME CAPSULE.>>DEFINITELY CONNECTS TO US THE PAST. YOU CAN SEE THAT THROUGHOUT TIME, NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON, BOTH, YOU KNOW, AT HOME, AT SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, NATIONALLY, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THAT LIKE PROGRESSING, WE’RE HERE NOW.>>TWO WEEKS AGO THEY DISCOVERED A TIME CAPSULE FROM 1918 IN DORNERSTONE OF WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS DEPUTY HALL.>>THE INTERESTING THING IS WHEN WE FIRST OPENED IT UP THE FIRST THING WE SAW WAS A DOCUMENT THAT INDICATED WHO HAD ACTUALLY CREATED AND SEALED THE BOX >>THE 101-YEAR-OLD TIME CAPSULE HAD SOME NEWSPAPERS INSIDE FROM BEMIDJI, MINNEAPOLIS, AND DULUTH. IT HAD POSTCARDS OF BUILDINGS AROUND TOWN, SOME PICTURES AND OLD DOCUMENTS. THE CAPSULE THAT WAS PLANTED TODAY WILL BE TAKEN OUT IN 100 YEARS, AND THIS WILL ALLOW FUTURE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO OCTOBER OF 2019. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, MALAAK KHATTAB, LAKELAND NEWS.>>YOU CAN SEE THE 1918 TIME CAPSULE ON DISPLAY AT THE RAMSEY GALLERY OF BSU’S BANGSBERG FINE

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