Monday, September 27, 2010

MSU Friday

The first MSU Friday is coming up on October 22nd. This is a great opportunity to visit campus and learn more about MSU. The day includes campus tours, sample classes, information about academic programs, facility and residence hall tours and more. There will be two more MSU Friday's offered in February 4th and March 4th. If you cannot make it to an MSU Friday you can always schedule a campus visit Monday -Friday throughout the year.

Jeff Adams an MSU physics professor leads a sample physics class.

Friday, September 24, 2010

MSU Representatives Hit the Road

Now that school is in full swing, 5 MSU Representatives are hitting the road to meet potential MSU students. We will be visiting high schools, attending college fairs and hosting pizza parties while we travel to more than 20 states this fall.

Meeting with a college representative is a great way to find out more about schools you are interested in! We have information about MSU 120 degree options, how to apply for admission, scholarship opportunities, and student life at MSU.

You can visit the MSU website to see if a representative will be in your area at,

We look forward to meeting you this fall!

Welcome back Bobcats! This fall has been quite exciting especially with Bobcat Athletics! The home opener was the "Gold Rush" game, where you will find nothing but prideful fans filling the stadium! The entire crowd is dress in their "Gold Rush" t-shirts creating an endless sea of blue and gold! The MSU football team is 2-1 and has their 3rd home game this Saturday against Eastern Washington. The Lady Cats are also off to an exciting start of the volleyball season. It is a weekend full of Bobcat "awesomeness"!

Monday, May 10, 2010

An Awesome Summer Read

Laying outside and reading a great book is one of the best things about summertime. And if you’re like me and have already finished the Twilight series, you are looking for the next great read. Well, your search ends here! “Double Take”, written by MSU graduate Kevin Connolly, is a memoir telling of his life and travels around the world. Kevin offers a one of a kind prospective as he was born without legs and has always been “an object of curiosity”. His story is not only inspiring but astonishing in how it will make you take a look at how you view yourself and others.
Double Take” will be the point of discussion at the 2010 Freshman Convocation on September 8th. All first year students are highly encouraged to attend Freshman Convocation as it is the perfect welcome to our new students. Kevin Connolly and President Cruzado will be there to greet our new Bobcats. So, start your next great read! And if you just so happen to be a part of MSU’s class of 2014, get ready for an intriguing presentation by Kevin on September 8th!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Congratulations MSU Class of 2010!!

Imagine how shocked I was today to see a packed Student Union Building on the last day of finals week! Students are busy packing all of their things out of the residence halls and loading up their cars to head home for the summer, or move into their summer appartment. On a trip to North Hedges yesterday, I also noticed that the Residence Halls were being "green" and having students donate items they didn't want to take home with them instead of throwing them in the trash. Students and community members can take any of these items for FREE. Now that is within the college student budget!

It has been a busy year, and this weekend will be no exception! Students are showing their families around the campus on this sunny Bozeman day. Of course, they are making the obligatory stop to the MSU Bookstore to load up on MSU gear before they head home! MSU will graduate nearly 2,600 students on Saturday, May 8 at 10am and this will be our 114th Commemcement.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Travel

April is a busy month in the Admissions Office with most of our spring travel occurring at this time. Currently Ren is in New England and Meg is in the Chicago area visiting high schools, college fairs and hosting pizza parties. I will be heading to Texas next week and visiting the Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Admissions Reps will be visiting several other states this month as well including Colorado, Minnesota, California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Be sure to check out our schedules to see if we will be in your area!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Campus Visits

While you are on spring break, consider making a trip to Bozeman and visiting campus! MSU has been seeing many visitors over the last few weeks, and you can arrange your visit by calling 888-MSU-CATS.

There are many things to do when visiting MSU's campus. Check out our visit website for full details.

MSU offers two campus tours Monday - Friday at 9am and 2pm. We also offer a tour of the residence halls at 11am, which will take you into 3-4 residence halls rooms across campus. Other optional tours include our newly rennovated fitness center at noon and a 12:30pm Outdoor Recreation Center tour. The ORC rents outdoor equipment to students for a very low cost!

Along with all of these daily tours, we can also arrange meetings for you with academic departments, financial aid, the University Honors Program and many more. Just call 888-MSU-CATS and we will arrange your day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Class of 2014 Facebook Group!

Are you curious what other students coming to Montana State University this fall are saying? Well join the Montana State Class of 2014 Facebook Group now and find out where everyone is living, what activities people are excited about, where students are coming from and much, much more!

A reminder to also get your housing application in as housing is done on a first come, first serve basis. Also make sure to get signed up for one of our Orientation Programs this summer as well! Good luck to everyone in the last couple of months this semester!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Big couple of weekends in Bobcat Athletics

The last couple of weekends have provided Bobcat fans plenty to cheer about with Bobcat Athletics and there is still plenty more to come with big basketball games this weekend.

Tomorrow night at our own Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, the Bobcat Men will host Portland State in the quarterfinal playoff matchup. The Cats locked up the three seed after traveling to Missoula and defeating UM in the final regular season Cat/Griz matchup. Because the game tomorrow is a playoff game, no tickets are given away to students, however, thanks to huge support from local company Harrington's Pepsi, 200 tickets were purchased to give away to our student body. Tickets are going fast and hopefully it will be another great weekend to be a Bobcat...actually every day is a great day to be a Bobcat!

Our Bobcat Women have also locked up a post season birth as well and finish up the regular season tomorrow night against Northern Arizona on the road. Last weekend, they started the sweep over our rival UM with a great road victory! They dropped a heartbreaker last night to Northern Colorado by 2, but I have confidence they'll rebound tomorrow...pun intended!

Last weekend also saw the 2010 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by Montana State University at the Brick. The MSU Men took second and the Women took fifth with 20 student-athletes earning medals! Junior Asa Staven earned the honor of being Field Athlete of the Meet which is voted on by the coaches from around the conference.

Congrats to all of our student-athletes for making MSU proud with their performances in and out of the classroom! Go Cats!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heading to Seattle & Portland!

I will be leaving for Seattle/Portland tomorrow and will be busy at college fairs and visiting high schools. If you live in the Seattle/Portland area and I am not visiting your high school, I will also be hosting a few pizza parties in Bellevue, Tacoma and Portland.

Pizza parties are a fun way to learn a lot more about MSU! Usually 20 - 40 students and families attend pizza parties and there is a presentation about academics, campus life, admission requirements and of course scholarship opportunities. Check out my complete schedule to see if I will be in your area! I would enjoy the opportunity to talk to you about MSU!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Career Fair

Today is the "Almost" Spring Job and Internship Fair at MSU. There are over 100 employers at MSU today to talk with our students about job and internship possibilities. This event is run by our Career Services office, a great resource on campus. They host several career fairs throughout the year including general and specialized career fairs. They also help current students find jobs on campus and in Bozeman and internships for the summers. Another great service they offer are workshops and career counseling to help students get ready for their future careers. The workshops include topics such as writing resumes, interviewing and how to search for a job. Check out a video for the career fair on our YouTube channel.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Study Abroad Fair 2010

The Office of International Programs had their spring study abroad fair yesterday in the Strand Union Building. MSU offers over 250 study abroad programs to over 50 countries. The Office of International Programs works with international students studying at MSU as well as MSU students interested in studying abroad. Below are a couple of videos we shot at the fair so you can get an idea of the options available.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

MSU's Aviation Program

Did you know that MSU offers an Aviation program? That's right! MSU offers an associate degree through our College of Technology for Aviation which started in 2006. Hilja, Kelsy and I were luck enough to be shown around Gallatin Field (Bozeman's airport) and even go on a quick flight around the city!

Superb flight characteristics, speed and an incredible safety record make the Diamond planes a perfect choice for flight training. MSU's planes are all less than three years old and have state of the art equipment like a Garmin GPS navigation system and even XM Radio!

Through MSU's program students earn 4 certifications; private pilot's licence, instrumentation licence, commercial licence and we are one of the only programs in the country to offer a twin-jet engine certification!MSU Students can pair the aviation program with any of our 120 degree options! What are you thinking about studying at MSU?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spring Semester

Spring semester has started! The steam whistle on the campus heating plant signaled the start of classes at 8:00am on Wednesday. This is a campus tradition marking the beginning of the semester and commencement. With the start of the spring semester campus is again bustling with students.

There are many events coming up on campus and in Bozeman. President Waded Cruzado will be making her first campus address on Friday. There will also be events next week to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, starting with a community celebration on Monday and then on January 20th Kevin Powell a poet, journalist and hip-hop historian, and cast member of the first season of The Real World will be speaking on campus about race and ethnicity issues in America. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will also be stopping in Bozeman January 22nd and 23rd. Of course many students are also taking advantage of the outdoor opportunities around Bozeman as well. The MSU Outdoor Recreation Center recently moved in to a great new facility and will be offering various outdoor related classes, outings and rental equipment. Also don't forget the next MSU Friday is on January 29th!

Residence Life @ MSU is the Good Life!

Living on campus is such a great experience! You will probably never live with as many people your same age in your lifetime. It is a great opportunity to meet tons of new friends and get familiar with MSU's campus and the Bozeman area. If you are a high school senior who has already applied to MSU, now is a great time to submit your MSU housing application!

Residence Life at MSU is the Good Life:

Free Cable Television
Including but not limited to MTV, TNT, ESPN, ESPN 2, FX, A&E, DISCOVERY, LIFETIME, and DISNEY
High Speed Internet Connection
Up to 300 times faster than a conventional modem
24 hour Computer Labs-Fitness Facilities in Residence Halls
Convenience Stores
Located in the basement of North Hedges, the "Hedge Hog"offers a variety of snack, grocery, drink, and deli items including sandwiches, soup, pretzels, pizza, frozen yogurt, hotdogs, donuts, fountain drinks, and much more! There is also a mini store in South Hedges
Academic Tutorial Centers
A great way to store your suitcase outside of your room
Most halls have kitchen facilities, which are available for recreational cooking. In fact, when I lived in the halls, our floor started a tradition of cooking "Sunday night dinners" and the task of cooking dinner rotated through each room. It was a fun bonding experience with everyone on my floor!
Laundry Facilities
Washers and dryers are located in laundry rooms found either in the basement or on individual floors of the hall, depending on the building. The machines are easily accessed by using your student Cat Card.

For more information about MSU's Housing, check out Which hall is your #1 pick for next fall?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

I cannot believe how quickly winter break went by! School starts in exactly one week! Students are already starting to make their way back to campus and Bozeman. The residence halls open on Sunday, January 10th and classes start on Wednesday, January 13th. I am really excited to have everyone back on campus, but am not so excited to give up my front row parking spot!

New year, new semester, new president! MSU says goodbye to outgoing President Geoffrey Gamble after he served nine years in the position. Luckily, Dr. Gamble will not be going far. He has joined the faculty and will be teaching courses in the Anthropology Department. We are excited to welcome MSU's 12th President, Dr. Waded Cruzado. President Cruzado comes to Montana from New Mexico and is MSU's first female president. She will be a great addition to the MSU community!