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Women faculty members showcased at MSUB event

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Montana State University Billings scholars will talk about their current research in an accessible way during the second annual “Showcasing Women’s Scholarship” event. The “TED Talk”-style presentations will be delivered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in Liberal Arts Room 205. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinion: For MSU Billings, the day of reckoning has come

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The impending departure of Montana State University Billings Chancellor Mark Nook to become the president of the University of Northern Iowa raises the question of whether Montana and Billings are really invested in the future and success of MSU Billings. In the past decade, MSUB has had four chancellors, four provosts and four deans of the College of Business. It also saw the departure of a long-time director of libraries. The MSU Billings Foundation has its third president in three years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Competitive twins on the way to early college graduation

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Brenna Hoffman is planning to graduate this spring from Montana State University Billings with a degree in finance. Graduation is scheduled for May 4, meaning she will be graduating from college a little less than a year since she graduated from Billings West High School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Montana colleges rank near middle of pack

Montana colleges and universities posted mediocre results in Washington Monthly’s annual rankings, which came out Monday. The University of Montana ranked 115th nationally in the overall rankings. It was the only Montana school to make the list, which included more than 300 colleges and universities. In the “Best Bang for the Bucks” listing of colleges in the West, only the University of Montana Western campus in Dillion cracked the top 40. Montana Tech in Butte was listed 49th. Continue Reading →

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New video celebrates downtown Miles City

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If you’re a fan of Miles City—and if you’re not I’m going to have to assume you haven’t been there—you’ll probably enjoy this 90-second video highlighting what downtown Miles City has to offer. “The Heart of Home” video was created by Spotlight Productions for the Miles City Downtown Urban Renewal Agency and the Tax Increment Finance District Board. The video was the result of one idea cooked up by marketing students from Montana State University Billings, who worked with the the agency and the TIF board on ways to promote the downtown business area. The drone footage of the downtown and areas around town was filmed by Matt Hanvold. The video will be featured in television ads airing in Eastern Montana and will be posted on social media, too. Continue Reading →

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Billings churches prepare ‘welcome kits’ for refugees

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In January, between semesters at Montana State University Billings, sophomore Carter Knight spent two weeks in Memphis, helping the World Relief organization in its efforts to resettle foreign refugees. This summer, the Billings native will spend three months in Africa, part of the time in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, helping people with disabilities and then working with refugees in several other countries. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Professor looks at trendy leek, and its ‘hillbilly’ roots

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Even the humble wild leek provides fuel to keep alive centuries of stereotypes of Appalachian Americans, according to a Montana State University Billings professor. Melissa Boehm was speaking Tuesday evening in “What’s Cooking? Exploring American Food, Culture, Politics, and History,” a series of six lectures in the MSU Billings Library Lecture Series. The series started last week with a talk by Sam Boerboom on “Americans at the Table: The Political Language of Food.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Friday reading kicks off celebration of poetry, Pulitzers

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A reading of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets on Friday kicks off the All Spring Pulitzer Campfire, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. Anna Paige, a Billings poetry slam-winning poet who co-hosts Friday night’s event, said the celebration is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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At project’s end, a close look at the Yellowstone River

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The Yellowstone River is “one of the most glorious rivers I’ve ever worked on,” a symposium speaker said in Billings on Thursday, but he warned that he has learned through study that “it wasn’t the pristine river that some people thought it was.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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