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!