BSU Haiti project featured on Sports in the Round
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
BSU Haiti project featured on Sports in the Round
BEMIDJI, Minn.  -- The weekly radio show, “Sports in the Round,” which is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at The Ground Round, will this week feature the Bemidji State University “Open Hearts for Haiti” project. Guests for the show are BSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor Laurie Bitter and student Corinne Milien.  

Milien, an athletic media relations student worker, student-assistant coach for the women’s basketball team and president of the Physical Education and Heath Sciences (PEHS) Club, and her family were hit hard by this tragedy. Milien has teamed up with Bitter and SACC to create the project “Open Hearts for Haiti.”

Open Hearts for Haiti is an initiative to collect much-needed items for the victims of the recent natural disaster. All items collected will be packaged and will accompany Milien and a few others from the athletic department on a trip to Haiti in May after graduation. They will be collecting the new or gently used items for men, women and children.

Also appearing on the show are Bemidji State’s Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week. This week, the male athlete of the week is junior Nick Jelacie (OF, Brainerd, Minn.) from the baseball team. The female athlete is sophomore goaltender Alana McElhinney (Calgary, Alberta).

As always, the hosts for the “Sports in the Round” are Brian Schultz, Kelly Schultz and Brian Bissonette. The two-hour program can be heard on WMIS 92.1 The River or online at

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).