It’s a good day for bouldering boys and babes. MSU’s beloved bouldering wall has reopened in the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center. The MSU climbing gym is a great place to learn about climbing, practice your bouldering skills, meet new people, reduce stress and have fun. The staff of our cherish… Read more

MSU reached the fundraising goal for a new addition to the football stadium. The Bobcat Athletics Complex (BAC) will be constructed on the north end of Bobcat Stadium and will be the new home for the MSU football program. The 40,000-square-foot space will house locker rooms, training spaces,… Read more

As many students recall, a large portion of the roof of the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center collapsed this past spring due to excessive snow build-up. All of the public court space within the fitness center was lost to damage, and the entire fitness center shut down for the rest of the academic year.  Read more

A cacophony of conversation filled the ballrooms of the SUB on Sept. 25 as the Office of Student Engagement, along with the Office of International Programs, put on the annual Involvement and Study Abroad Fair. The event consisted of a myriad of informational booths displaying information ab… Read more

Romney Hall, centrally located on MSU’s campus, has long held the reputation of being the school’s original gymnasium. Recently undergoing $32 million worth of renovations, the 97-year-old building will be transformed into a modern academic facility with 19 classrooms to seat upwards of 1,00… Read more

Would you like to show your partner or special someone new moves on the dance floor? MSU SwingCats club is hosting the annual Swing+ dance workshop on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6. The three-day swing dance crash course, focusing on the Lindy Hop style of dancing, will consist of ei… Read more

In the library, one often hears business and engineering students complaining that there is no room in their program-designated building for them to do their work. With their spacious study rooms, a large quantity of windows, and wildly comfortable chairs, both Jake Jabs Hall and Norm Asbjor… Read more

In the past week, bulletin boards across campus have seen the addition of copious amounts of small green flyers advertising an opportunity for students to volunteer abroad. The Growth International Volunteer Excursions (GIVE) organization is behind these flyers. This organization is dedicate… Read more

Every college student can agree that this is one of the most difficult periods in life. Between homework, achieving good grades, balancing relationships, plus jobs and extracurriculars, life gets stressful. All this stress can negatively impact your mental health. While suicide is an issue t… Read more

Undergraduate research expert Jenny Olin Shanahan will be hosting a lecture at MSU on Saturday, Sept. 14. The lecture titled “Transforming Your Future through Undergraduate Research”, will focus on the scope and importance of undergraduate research. Shanahan’s lecture connects to the Year of… Read more

Calling all Bobcat fans: There is a new way to celebrate Montana State football any day, any week, any month of the year. MSU and Harrington Pepsi Company recently announced the release of Gold Rush Huckleberry Lemonade. “This new beverage combines two great Montana traditions: the Bobcat Go… Read more

MSU graduate and vaccinologist, Maurice Hilleman celebrates his 100th birthday as of one of Montana State University’s most notable alumni. The Hilleman Scholars Program will also be celebrating four years of providing student scholarships. The program will be sustained for future years than… Read more

Tara Westover, bestselling author of the autobiography, “Educated,” was this year's Freshman Convocation speaker. Her story is one of perseverance — escaping the clutches of a family who kept her from receiving public education and finding a way to educate herself. She attended Brigham Young… Read more

Following last year’s success, the annual Bozeman Monologues returned this year to provide laughs as well as community support. Hosted at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture on Wednesday, April 17, this community event brought together people from all stripes and allowed them the space t… Read more

Students from the MSU Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) claimed the podium in five events, as well as finished in the top 20 out of 388 international chapters at the annual AMA International Collegiate Conference held April 11-13 in New Orleans. The 15 students from Montana… Read more

Peter Fox, the Exponent’s professional advisor, is stepping down after eight years. His guidance and dedication to this newspaper for close to a decade has helped to increase visibility and strengthen editorial standards beyond a normal college newspaper. Fox advised the Exponent staff conce… Read more

I am excited to announce that I have been selected as the Exponent’s Editor-in-Chief for the 2019-20 academic year. I began working for the Exponent as a sports writer in the fall of 2017 on a whim. I had always enjoyed following MSU athletics, and was urged by current Editor-in-Chief Julia … Read more

MSU’s Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) is holding up past traditions with the celebration of Gay Blue Jeans Day, a unique day celebrating coming out by wearing blue jeans. QSA is one of the oldest clubs on campus — early in its inception, the club started out holding secret meetings. Read more

Coming to campus at the end of this semester is the first ever Residence Hall Rollover Program. This student-designed and student-implemented program allows students to donate their used microwaves, mini fridges and other college appliances for the incoming freshman. The appliances will be s… Read more

Many are familiar with the delicious, but terribly crumbly, gluten-free granola served in the dining halls. But, what most don’t know, is that some students are on Mission: Brittle Impossible. Last week, in the Hannon Hall Culinary Art classroom, volunteers gathered to take part in a gluten-… Read more


Taylor Blossom, alongside running-mate Sophia Elias, has been reelected as ASMSU president after securing 1,092 votes. Blossom and Elias beat out opposition Courtney Stutheit and Justin Johnson, who earned 616 votes. There were 1,887 total votes cast this election, only 12 percent of the MSU… Read more

Five teams of MSU students attended a statewide entrepreneurship and startup competition in Missoula on March 8. The 30th Annual John Ruffatto Startup Challenge was held at the University of Montana (UM) and was open to Montana public university students with creative plans for business star… Read more

After last year’s success, MSU’s Diversity Symposium returned this year to showcase people from minority and marginalized groups. According to MSU, the Symposium is made to “create a space and time that recognizes, validates and appreciates all the services, research and knowledge offered at… Read more

MSU has introduced a never-before-seen concept for athletic activity. Dubbed “The Open Sky Fitness Center,” the newest addition to the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center (MHFC) has been nothing short of a smash. Once university officials discovered MSU students were growing tired of exercising and… Read more

With the ASMSU elections approaching and the Diversity Symposium on March 27 shining light on all the various clubs and identities MSU represents, there was one group of people glaringly missing: vegans. From all the food that is available on campus, vegan options are noticeably underreprese… Read more

Early Thursday, March 7, many woke up to the unfortunate news that the roof of the South Gym in the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center had collapsed overnight. The Bozeman Fire Department was first to the scene, responding to a call at 2:20 a.m. Read more

Montana’s largest indigenous gathering, the annual MSU American Indian Council Powwow,  will take place Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30. The event is open to all at no cost. The traditional observance has a special place in the hearts of all who put the event together as it is dedicated… Read more

On March 7, Professor Anna Kirkland, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan held a lecture titled “Improving Academic Campus Climates and Cultures Around Sexual Harassment” in the Norm Asbjornson Hall. The lecture was geared towards faculty with the intention of raising awareness of situation… Read more

A team of MSU scientists have discovered a diverse microbial community hidden deep in Yellowstone National Park. The microorganisms were found in a high elevation hot springs more than 10 miles into the backcountry. The sapphire blue hot springs pool, named Smoke Jumper 3, or SJ3, sits 8,600… Read more

Montana’s fishing has been reeling in anglers and nature lovers for years. MSU’s mountain of data on aquatic insects and fish gathered over the last 100 years confirms this. Sadly, these valuable specimens and field notes haven’t been the easiest to access, but this will change thanks to the… Read more

Underage drinking: Is it caused by peer pressure? Society? The American culture? Whatever it may be, the greatest influence determining if youth will engage in risky behavior is actually their parents. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services saw parents as a more realistic… Read more

In today’s political, social and economic climate, it is more important than ever to be engaged and informed on current affairs. To help MSU students and community members learn more about how to combat relevant issues, MSU is instigating two new courses that will allow engagement and insigh… Read more

On Thursday, Feb. 14, MSU hosted the 31st annual Bug Buffet in the SUB with a diverse selection of edible bugs, created by David George Gordon and Amber Wivholm. The dishes were made with traditional ingredients and different types of bugs, ranging from insects to larvae. They varied from fr… Read more

When studying in Renne Library, walking on Centennial Mall or sitting in a 300-person lecture in Leon Johnson Hall, students can expect to see many unfamiliar faces. They are likely to run into new people on the daily with a campus as populous as MSU’s. This is connected to an unprecedented … Read more

Mark your calendars for this upcoming Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1–5 p.m. as the VOICE center will be hosting its Violence Prevention Workshop in SUB Ballrooms B and C. The VOICE center has been organizing these workshops for the past five years every September and February. “After the Violence Pr… Read more

Tax season is upon us, and the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Beta Alpha Psi are sponsoring free tax filing sessions for students beginning Feb. 11. For international students and MSU employees, filing assistance begins Feb. 25. The help sessions are staffed by accoun… Read more

Reducing stress, relaxing and healing might sound like a dream as the semester and snow continue to bury what spare time there once was. Reiki, a Japanese-style energy practice based on the idea of transferring energy through one’s palms, was quite a topic to take a bite out of during the Sa… Read more

For an MSU organization that’s barely a year old, the Black Student Union (BSU) has done quite a bit. Lyla Brown, the president of the club, as well as board members of BSU, recently held the club’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event. Last year, the group attended University of Montana’… Read more

The U.S. government recently ended the longest shutdown in history, and caused mayhem to government employees who live paycheck to paycheck. For 35 days, Washington had been at a standstill and non-essential government employees were left in the dark. All over the country, many government wo… Read more

The Alps, traversed by few and revered by many, holds in its terrain a plethora of feats. With triumph comes incredible stories, one of which was told here at MSU by a happy couple who not only made the long haul through the Alps from Vienna to Nice, but they did it on skis—in 36 days. Read more

For decades, Maire O’Neill Conrad has dedicated herself to her craft and to the historic preservation of agricultural buildings in the Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley area. The volume and impact of the MSU architecture professor’s work have not gone unnoticed, particularly by the Montana His… Read more

MSU has topped the charts yet again as one of the leading American universities in research for 2019. The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research placed MSU in the nation’s top three percent in the category of doctoral research, distinguishing MSU in the “very high research acti… Read more

With the beginning of each new semester, MSU hosts a plethora of activities and events for students returning to Bozeman as well as for students entering their first semester of college — the biggest of which is the MSU Debut. This is a collection of events that spans from Jan. 7- 31. Activi… Read more

Cradled in the main hallway of the SUB, the Exit Gallery is currently unveiling its newest exhibit of the year: “Pollinating Crops.” Entrancing upon entering, the walls are decorated and divided by three series, each depicting a delicate story inspired by the life and experiences of Megan Ha… Read more

The Ceramics Guild held their 2018 Fall Chili Bowl sale in the Dean’s Gallery on Nov. 7 and 8. All bowls were hand made by ceramics students and were available to purchase for $20. Although they did not take inventory of how many bowls were made in total, it was assumed that in a guild of 40… Read more

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