On-campus residents and commuters alike often find themselves taking advantage of the many dining options MSU has to offer. Regardless of where one chooses to eat, MSU’s Culinary Services puts tremendous effort into making the dining halls, including Miller and Rendezvous, and the shops in t… Read more

The Bozeman Running Company’s Marathon weekend attracted both avid and casual runners from every corner of the nation in what promised to be an exciting two-day event running from Saturday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 12. For those who wanted to participate but found themselves daunted by the… Read more

Maurice Hilleman, Ph.D. is one of the world’s most respected scientists for his work in vaccine development, which has saved millions of lives. Hilleman graduated first in his class from MSU in 1941 with a dual degree in chemistry and microbiology. In recognition of his success, MSU establis… Read more

Although COVID-19 may seem like old news, there is currently an alarming rate of cases and hospitalizations throughout Montana. The Gallatin City-Council Health Department announced during its press conference on Friday, Sept. 3, that Montana had 6,086 active cases of SARS-CoV-2 —the number … Read more

While the return to MSU this semester was near normal for many, Residence Life (ResLife) continuously adapted to changing policies and local case spikes of COVID-19. From Saturday, Aug. 21 - Tuesday, Aug. 24, thousands of first-time and returning students participated in this year’s “Move-In… Read more

For those who dread driving around the busy streets of Bozeman, fret no longer. Streamline Bus Services recently revamped its offerings to accommodate the growing community. Transportation was one of three major priority areas in the city’s equity analysis revealed last month, along with hou… Read more

As students make their way back to Bozeman and summer comes to an end, the town is bustling with new and returning Bobcats. The university is in the process of hosting its annual series of events known as MSU Debut to welcome all students back to campus. MSU Debut features around 50 differen… Read more

Bozeman city commissioners appointed Christopher Coburn to fill the vacant seat on the commission on Tuesday, April 6. Coburn is much younger than his colleagues and is the first Black and openly gay person to sit on the Bozeman City Commission.  Read more

As temperatures rise and summer nears, Yellowstone National Park is preparing for its summer spike in guests with the phased reopening of roads, which began on Friday, April 16. There are five entrances to the park—the North Entrance in Gardiner, which is open year-round for Cooke City acces… Read more

Former President of Ireland and United Nations (UN) High Commissioner Mary Robinson spoke from across the pond during an MSU live event that took place on Thursday, April 9. Robinson’s presentation focused on leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered who are disproport… Read more

The Gallatin County Health Board voted on Monday, April 5, to extend the county’s mask mandate until Thursday, May 27. Rising COVID-19 case numbers in March guided the board’s decision to extend the mask mandate, which would have otherwise expired on this coming Tuesday, April 20. The board … Read more

Over the course of this year, the city of Bozeman has worked on developing a preliminary design and fiscal plan to expand Kagy Boulevard. The tentative plan includes expanding the road to four lanes and adding separate bike and pedestrian lanes along with roundabouts at major intersections. … Read more

MSU will host its 134th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, in-person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The ceremony will be held in Bobcat Stadium for the first time and will consist of two separate outdoor programs to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staf… Read more

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

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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

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