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!