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Red Star donates work to RMC, says more to come

Red Star

Kevin Red Star, 74, has been making art for 50 years. That’s not quite long enough. Red Star just finished a showing with his daughter, Sunny Sky Red Star, at the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery at Rocky Mountain College. This week, he donated a 20-by-20-inch portrait called “Thunder Bear” to the college. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky lecture series looks at civility in contentious times

Mason

The subject of a series of lectures to be presented at Rocky Mountain College in early March was chosen nearly a year ago, but it seems more timely than ever now. The Wheatley Lectures, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, will focus on the theme of “Creating Community in Fracturing Times: Returning Civility to Civil Dialogue.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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MSU Billings-Rocky ROTC program has benefit dinner

Cadets

For the seventh year in a row, cadets in the Montana State University Billings-Rocky Mountain College ROTC are hosting a dinner to benefit the program. The dinner, which will include a silent auction, live auction, dessert auction and raffle, is set for Friday, Feb. 9, at the Radisson Hotel. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to support the Stars N Stripes Wrestling program for kids, which is coached by military veterans; the rest will help fund the ROTC program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky Mountain College’s first Ph.D. program OK’d

RMC

The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities has approved and accredited what will be Rocky Mountain College’s first doctoral program. In a press release from Rocky, Stephen Germic, the school’s provost and academic vice president, said the commission approved and accredited the college’s plan to begin a doctor of occupational therapy degree program, effective January 2019. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky students learn to think big in negotiation class

Class

It took some time, but the 20-some students in an upper-division negotiation class at Rocky Mountain College recently came to an agreement under which North Korea will give up all its nuclear weapons. Better yet, the international community agreed at the last minute that universal nuclear disarmament was a good idea, too, so all nations will eliminate their stocks of nuclear weapons within 10 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky students lead the way in Montana turtle study

Kayhan

Six years ago, during a walk along the Yellowstone River, I caught a glimpse of something I had never seen before. It was obviously a turtle, but with a shell unlike any I had ever seen before — a shell that looked like a pancake. One second this beautiful creature was there, sunning itself on a muddy beach, and then the next all I saw were ripples where it slid into the water to escape me. I found out later it was a spiny softshell turtle – a shy, elusive reptile that is found in the river systems of southeast Montana and about which wildlife biologists know little. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College freshman, mad about ice cream, launches business

Van

The new ice-cream man in town is a young woman, but don’t look for her in a three-wheeled cart blaring calliope music. Bailey Scott, a 19-year-old freshman at Rocky Mountain College, will be driving a big sky-blue van with pink trim, and she’ll mostly be doing special events and private parties. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky debaters take on Ireland’s best

One way to judge a team is by the quality of its opponents. By that standard, Rocky Mountain College’s debate team has to rank with the best. RMC takes on a national champion team from Ireland on Saturday in a parliamentary-style debate. The Irish team is on a six-city tour of the United States after rising to the top in a country where debate has a long and honored tradition. The teams square off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the Great Room of Prescott Hall at RMC. Continue Reading →

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Bookstore board has good news, but struggles lie ahead

Store

Owner-members of a cooperative bookstore in downtown Billings heard a bit of good news at the store’s annual meeting Wednesday night, but also some sobering statements about what might lie ahead. Carrie La Seur, board president for This House of Books, said that after months of losing money, the store had enough money last month to pay the rent and meet payroll without borrowing money, for the first time in three months. (more…) Continue Reading →

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