The Bozeman Public Library has finally reopened its doors to the public after being closed for over four months due to the pandemic. Gallatin County’s low infection numbers and increasing vaccination rates made it possible for the library to safely resume in-person services on Tuesday, March 30. Read more

A recent study conducted by MSU researchers discovered that the landscape of Lower Geyser Basin, located in Yellowstone National Park, was altered by hydrothermal activity about 3,800 years ago to form what is the mostly treeless landscape we see today. This evidence was discovered when scie… Read more

A little-known gem that comes out of our very own Bozeman, Montana is the “missed connections” section of the Bozeman Craigslist page, found under the “community” tab. Here, lonely Bozeman residents post about lost dreams and could-be-love-affairs as opposed to going up to the people they fi… Read more

In honor of Bozeman being named “the best ski town in America” by Wikipedia, MSU will be constructing a 900,000-square-foot indoor ski resort, making it the largest indoor ski resort on the globe. The Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski Resort, located in China, comes in a close second. MSU’s “Super Dom… Read more

On Wednesday, March 24, during an editorial staff meeting at the Exponent, Editor-in-Chief Grace Larsen and nine other members of the team were arrested by campus police. There is limited information available at this time, but the MSU Police Department (UPD) released a short statement last … Read more

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that, as of Friday, March 26, 80% of the country had been vaccinated and we have indeed reached the nationwide goal of herd immunity against Sars-CoV-2. People across North America are rejoicing as life is returning to its pre-CO… Read more

MSU junior Jessica Brito is one of 212 students across 39 states to be named a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow. The national honor, given to campus leaders who exhibit a commitment to discovering solutions for challenges facing local, national and international communities, and who are attending on… Read more

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion-dollar American Rescue Plan stimulus package is one of the largest relief bills in American history and is the third economic relief bill passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike previous iterations, college students and other dependents ove… Read more

Located in the Little Belt Mountains, Showdown Montana is the place where the show truly goes down, and it just so happens to be the oldest continually-operating ski area in Montana, having opened in 1936. Former owner George Willet sold the ski area in Sept. 2020 to his daughter, Katie Boed… Read more

Ranked the fastest-growing city of its size by the U.S. Census Bureau, Bozeman, dubbed “Boze-Angeles” by native-Montanans, has become the tech and trend-setting epicenter of the Treasure State. Nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, just under an hour from the nation’s largest ski resort … Read more

We all understand the ever-changing weather of Montana, and now MSU’s Renne Library is offering a new podcast series that will explore how the weather has influenced the history, culture and literature of central Montana. The podcast series, “The Wind from Eden: Montana Weather Stories,” is … Read more

Following a meeting on Friday, March 12, the Gallatin County Board of Health voted to change the local health rule that governs gathering sizes to increase the limit on group numbers for indoor and outdoor venues. The decision comes  amid  a downward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases in … Read more

The 67th regular session of the Montana Legislature convened on Monday, Jan. 4, for a 90-day legislative session. The state congress is tasked with combating the ongoing pandemic, organizing the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, distributing federal aid to at-risk people, implementing a recently… Read more

The MSU programs Continuing Professional and Lifelong Learning and Yellowstone Writing Projectare partnering to provide a summer journalism camp for rural high school students through the program Academic Technology and Outreach.Continuing Professional and Lifelong Learning  offers non-credi… Read more

Heart of the Valley (HOV) is a nonprofit animal shelter in Bozeman for cats and dogs. On Saturday, March 6, the shelter hosted an annual fundraising event called the Snowshoe Shuffle —an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your beloved four-legged friends. In previous years the event was … Read more

Former Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford retired from his position in Sept. 2020, leaving a need for a new chief. Crawford retired to accept a new position working as the Chief of the Narcotics Bureau in Montana’s Department of Justice. The city has narrowed the field of potential police c… Read more

The student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at Montana State will host its first ever spring conference, presented by Prime Incorporated, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) on Friday, March 12, and is available to students nationwide. Speakers from Google, MRM, Kimberly-Clark… Read more

Their size may deceive you, but bees easily earn their reputation as a vital component in agricultural and natural systems. Honey bees pollinate numerous fruits, nuts and vegetables, and the bee industry has an estimated annual value of $15 billion. Read more

Missoula County and the cities of Missoula, Helena and Bozeman have agreed to pursue 100% green energy by the year 2030. On Monday, Feb. 8, Helena was the last of the four local governments to disclose the interlocal agreement to advance clean energy goals through a green tariff.  Read more

In 2015, 21 plaintiffs aged 11-22 started a legal battle with the U.S. government over their rights to a safe climate. The case sheds light on over 50 years of the government knowing about the dangers of climate change, forcing our country into a fossil fuel dependent infrastructure and prio… Read more

“The Search for Life on Mars and Beyond,” presented by Carol Cleland, Ph.D., and Sarah Johnson, Ph.D., focused on the ways we find evidence for and classify life on other planets. The lecture was presented by the Science, Technology, Ethics and Society (STES) center as part of its Science Ma… Read more

While numerous experiments occur on our home planet, MSU’s Space Science and Engineering Laboratory (SSEL) has focused its experiments beyond Earth’s surface with its new satellite. On Saturday, Feb. 20, a bread loaf-sized satellite referred to as IT-SPINS, designed and built by MSU, launche… Read more

The MSU Police Department (UPD) worked in conjunction with the Bozeman Police (BPD) and Fire Departments (BFD) last fall to support rural fire departments in Gallatin County. A few years ago, the county updated its radio infrastructure and left the smaller, rural departments worried that the… Read more

For years it has been known that attracting women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is difficult; however, a new study conducted by MSU higher education professor Bryce Hughes, Ph.D., reveals this is also the case for LGBTQ+ undergrads. Hughes’ research, publi… Read more

The MSU Center for Science, Technology, Ethics and Society (STES) is a new addition to MSU that offers tools to help students evaluate scientific claims and consider the ethical, social, and policy implications of science and technology. The center is based out of the Office of Research, Eco… Read more

The Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) sponsored a survey studying the impact of COVID-19 on the food security of Montanans. The project collected responses from 1,944 participants between April and Sept. 2020. “The survey was the first of its kind in Montana to repo… Read more

Bringing in a total of $438,878 from 1,521 donors, the second-annual MSU Giving Day well exceeded its goal. The 29-hour campaign began on Thursday, Feb. 11, and concluded Friday, Feb. 12. Over 50 teams participated to raise support for scholarships, research, internships, travel, competition… Read more

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The Bozeman Public Library and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU hosted a Webex forum to discuss “A History and Future of Native Sovereignty: Controversies and Perspectives” on Friday, Feb. 12. This talk was presented by Alex Harmon, an assistant professor of English and Am… Read more

Dana Longcope, Ph.D., head of the Department of Physics at MSU, won the Arctowski Medal for his work in the field of solar physics. Longcope’s work focuses on the magnetic fields of the sun and related phenomena. He has been a professor at MSU since 1996. Read more

An MSU research team led by Lee Spangler, the MSU Energy Research Institute Director, has been awarded $3.5 million from the Army Research Lab for battery development. The team’s goal is to create new advancements in energy storage. Read more

MSU hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, free-of-charge, for students eligible for  Phase 1B of vaccine distribution in Gallatin County on Saturday, Feb. 6. University Health Partners is working with the Gallatin County Health Department to target high-risk individuals in the MSU community … Read more

During the month of February, the MSU Renne Library, the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a book display to recognize the history of Black Americans who have struggled to achieve equality as well as the important people and ev… Read more

With a 45 foot-long Tylosaurus suspended from the ceiling and numerous marine creatures greeting you at the entrance, the new “Savage Ancient Seas” exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies will not disappoint. The exhibit opened on Saturday, Jan. 23, and features more than 30 prehistoric casts a… Read more

At MSU’s College of Letters and Science 16th annual Author Reception, eight faculty authors were recognized for their published books. Disciplines of the awarded faculty range from Earth science to philosophy and English. The virtual event took place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7 - 8 p.m. an… Read more

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders. The orders targeted several key areas he focused on during his campaign including climate change, immigration and the pandemic. Read more

A team of students studying mechanical engineering at MSU invented and designed a device that will help NASA study microbial buildup in water pipes. Read more

The people of Bozeman will have the opportunity to speak in a series of virtual public meetings to address parking issues in the downtown and residential areas of the city this month. Read more

In a year marked by tremendous challenges and pressures for those working in the medical field, Leesha Ford, a nurse and clinical instructor for MSU, has been recognized for her efforts by receiving the Distinguished Nurse of the Year award. Students may recognize Ford from the classroom whe… Read more

At the 31st annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge last fall, four MSU entrepreneur teams competed to secure business funding. Each team earned awards and monetary awards to support their various business ventures. Read more

As Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration begins, the 2021-22 state budget is at the top of the agenda. On Thursday, Jan. 7, Gov. Gianforte released his proposed state budget, with a total of $100 million in cuts compared to former governor Steve Bullock’s budget. Amidst these reductions is a … Read more

Administration of the COVID-19 vaccine on campus continues this week as MSU finishes vaccinating the last of their frontline healthcare workers. MSU received authorization from the state Department of Public Health and Human Services to vaccinate students enrolled in clinical programs late l… Read more

MSU campus leaders joined together on Friday, Jan. 15 to host a virtual celebration acknowledging one of the greatest social activists the world has ever known —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ph.D.  Read more

In his first press conference as newly-elected governor, Greg Gianforte announced his administration’s plan for approaching the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine distribution. During his speech, he emphasized two key changes in Montana’s COVID-19 policy. Read more

For students new to campus this spring semester or those just looking for something fun to do outside their heavy academic schedules, MSU Debut offers many activities and events to welcome students back to Bozeman. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all events have been modified to comply with loca… Read more

As another semester begins amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Board of Regents approved additional COVID-19 funding for MUS (Montana University System) campuses. During a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, board members approved the allocation of federal and state COVID-19 funding, b… Read more

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases across Gallatin County, the Board of Health met on Friday, Nov. 6, approving new restrictions on businesses designed to subdue transmission throughout the community.  Read more

MSU will host a series of virtual events throughout the week to celebrate Veteran’s Day, which fell on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The events started on Monday, Nov. 9 and end on Thursday, Nov. 12. “We’re really appreciative of veterans and everything they’ve done for us. To be able to serve them, j… Read more

Despite reaching a record high for new coronavirus cases in Gallatin County, Bozeman elementary schools transitioned back to five days of in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 2. Elementary schools are the first of the three school levels to welcome students back to the classroom full time sinc… Read more

MSU student Anthony Cordero has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Butte alleging that MSU broke a contractual agreement with its tuition-paying students when classroom instruction was moved online last spring. Cordero, represented by Adrian A. Miller and Michelle M. Sullivan of S… Read more

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