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Carnegie recognizes MSU excellence

Carnegie recognizes MSU excellence

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has awarded Montana State University its community engagement classification, university officials announced today.

The classification brings national recognition to MSU's commitment to teaching that encourages volunteer service in communities and the spreading of knowledge that benefits the public.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9336

MSU breaks ground on Bobcat Stadium expansion projec

MSU breaks ground on Bobcat Stadium expansion project

The calendar read "January," yet there they were - hundreds of people decked out in blue and gold - filing into Bobcat Stadium in the early afternoon sun along with football players, cheerleaders and even a big, furry mascot. Yes, the college football season was over, but that didn't keep Bobcat fans from flocking to the Montana State University campus to celebrate groundbreaking for the biggest expansion project at Bobcat Stadium in years.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9405

ASMSU Sustainability Center wins Montana EcoStar Award for pollution prevention

ASMSU Sustainability Center wins Montana EcoStar Award for pollution prevention

Since Montana State University students voted in 2008 to fund sustainability initiatives, recycling at the university has grown from a small, disjointed program recycling mainly paper to an organized, campus-wide effort that recycles a much larger variety of items.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9493

Solar physics faculty and alumni solve mystery of sun spots

Solar physics faculty and alumni solve mystery of sun spots

Solar scientists from around the world were puzzled when sunspots recently disappeared for more than two years, but a former Montana State University physics graduate student and two collaborators have solved the mystery.

Photo courtesy of Hinode Mission.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9526

MSU Ethicats win second place in national championship

MSU Ethicats win second place in national championship

The MSU Ethicats defeated 30 teams during a grueling 14-hour day that ended at 11 p.m. Thursday, March 3, and made up the National Ethics Bowl Championship, said team adviser Kristen Intemann, assistant professor in MSU's Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Photo courtesy Ethicats.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9570

Ecology graduate student Mariah Mayfield wins EPA's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship

Ecology graduate student Mariah Mayfield wins EPA's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship

Mayfield - the recent recipient of a prestigious Environmental Protection Agency fellowship -- is studying trout numbers, habits and habitat in 120 miles of river and tributaries between the Warm Springs ponds and Missoula.

Photo courtesy Mariah Mayfield.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9594

Two Montana students, Daniel Barta and Casey Donovan, win Goldwater Scholarships

Two Montana students, Daniel Barta and Casey Donovan, win Goldwater Scholarships

A math whiz from Kremlin and a long-time dinosaur lover from Helena are the latest Montana State University students to win the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9694

MSU nursing students apply skills during trip to Honduras

MSU nursing students apply skills during trip to Honduras

Montana State University nursing student Paula Trembath is trained in using advanced nursing skills, but the highlight of a recent MSU-sponsored trip to Honduras involved simply helping an elderly woman manage pain.

Photo by Frank Kammerer.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9712

Graphic design senior, Whit Connolly, wins summer internship at People Magazine

Graphic design senior, Whit Connolly, wins summer internship at People Magazine

Whit Connolly of Ennis, a senior in graphic design at Montana State University, has won a summer internship at People Magazine as one of the top five finishers in a student design competition sponsored by the Society of Publication Designers.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9858

MSU student receives national prize for serving global, local communities

MSU student receives national prize for serving global, local communities

A Montana State University senior who helped bring drinking wells to Kenyan schools, broadcaster Tom Brokaw to Bozeman and a national trophy to MSU also received a major award for leadership in community service.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=9817

MSU Women's Rodeo Team wins team championship at 2011 NIRA College National Finals Rodeo

MSU Women's Rodeo Team wins team championship at 2011 NIRA College National Finals Rodeo

At the 2011 CNFR, the MSU women's team won the national championship with Kate Sharon leading the team with a national championship in the goat tying, followed by Robbi Nace with a reserve national title in the barrel racing, Lexy Rianda and Hannah Sharon with respectable top ten finishes in the goat tying and barrel racing and Dani Dowton, qualifying in the break-away roping.

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http://www.montana.edu/rodeo/reunion.php

Horticulture professor Tracy Dougher recognized with Teacher Fellow Award

Horticulture professor Tracy Dougher receives national Teacher Fellow Award

An associate professor of horticulture at Montana State University was recently awarded a Teacher Fellow Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Tracy Dougher received the award in June at a ceremony in Alberta, Canada.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10023

MSU residence and dining halls receive facelift for fall 2011

MSU residence and dining halls receive facelift for fall 2011

There has been a lot cooking at Montana State University's Miller Dining Hall this summer, and it wasn't just food. The entire atmosphere of the university's largest dining service was updated and brightened during a renovation that was completed over the summer. Everything from seating configurations, to new food selections and dynamic graphics were modernized during the makeover.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10139

Aspiring history teacher Jena Burke named Montana's 2011 recipient of a James Madison Fellowship

Aspiring history teacher Jena Burke receives James Madison Fellowship

Jena Burke of Bozeman said she never knew the Constitution was so interesting and relevant until she took a history course from Montana State University professor Robert Rydell.

Photo by Tyler Busby.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10019

MSU architecture students win design competition for ice climbing tower

MSU architecture students win design competition for ice climbing tower

A team of Montana State University students has won a competition to design an 85-foot ice climbing tower as part of an attempt to lure the 2013 world cup of ice climbing championship to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds in Bozeman.

Photo courtesy Bozeman Ice Tower Foundation.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10063

Bobcat Stadium dedication celebrates completion of construction

Bobcat Stadium dedication celebrates completion of construction

The public dedication ceremony for the renovated Bobcat Stadium was held at the stadium on the evening of Friday, September 9, 2011.

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Holland, Thayers, Pulfreys honored in Bobcat Stadium improvements
Slideshow: Fans celebrate Bobcat Stadium

Gold Rush in the newly enhanced stadium ends in a victory over the Hornets

Gold Rush in the newly enhanced stadium ends in a victory over the Hornets

When UC Davis marched 77 yards for a touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff, Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee knew the challenge had been issued.

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http://www.msubobcats.com/news/2011/9/10/FB_0910111958.aspx

MSU opens new Veterans Center in fall 2011

MSU opens new Veterans Center in fall 2011

"The vet center is a place to help veterans with the transition to higher education, Montana State University through the support of many, including President Cruzado and Vice President of Student Success Allen Yarnell, clearly demonstrates this commitment to our country's vets." -- Brenda York, MSU's director of Disability, Re-Entry and Veterans Services

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10188

MSU sets new fall enrollment record with 14,153 students

MSU sets new fall enrollment record with 14,153 students

The 2011 headcount is 594 above last year's record year of 13,559. Enrollment increases occurred in Gallatin College Programs, the freshmen class, Native American students and veterans. An increase was also seen in average ACT scores. This is the fifth time in six years that MSU has set an enrollment record.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10311

MSU also sets new international student enrollment record in fall 2011

MSU also sets new international student enrollment record in fall 2011

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Office of International Programs

Centennial Mall dedicated in honor of MSU's 10th president, Michael P. Malone

MSU dedicates Centennial Mall to honor Michael P. Malone

The campus pedestrian mall's new name honors the university's 10th president for his accomplishments as president and as a historian of the American West.

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Honoring Michael P. Malone

College of Business receives $25 million gift from MSU alumus Jake Jabs

College of Business receives $25 million gift from MSU alumnus Jake Jabs

A Montana State University alumnus announced today that he will give an unrestricted $25 million gift to MSU's College of Business. It is the largest private gift made in the history of the Montana higher education system.

Photo by Parker Hilton.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10394

MSU Library unveils renovated Creative Commons study space

MSU Library unveils renovated Creative Commons study space

Tamara Miller, dean of the MSU Libraries, said the $600,000 renovation completed at the end of summer transformed the first floor, which had been traditionally a reference area and shelving area, into a flexible learning space that is now called the Library Commons.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10139

Bobcat fans knit a larger than life letterman sweater for Spirit

Bobcat fans knit a larger than life letterman sweater for Spirit

Montana State University's bobcat sculpture at the center of the school's Alumni Plaza was looking a bit cooler FridayŚwell, warmer actually.

Photo by Julie Kipfer.

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http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/

Student-built satellite launched on NASA rocket reaches orbit

Student-built satellite launched on NASA rocket reaches orbit

Montana State University now has a satellite in space, and it's already talking. Within three hours of launch, ham radio operators in France, England and The Netherlands had reported hearing from the satellite. A few minutes later, the satellite was heading over the North Pole toward Alaska

Photo courtesy SSEL.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10458

Land resources and environmental science graduate student Jason Baldes wins EPA fellowship to help reintroduce buffalo on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming

Land resources and environmental science graduate student Jason Baldes wins EPA fellowship to help reintroduce buffalo on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming

Montana State University graduate student who shares his father's dream for reintroducing buffalo to a Wyoming Indian reservation has received a national fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10479

MSU wins C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award for Engineers Without Borders' work in Kenya

MSU wins C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award for Engineers Without Borders' work in Kenya

Montana State University today was named the winner of the prestigious C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, beating out some of the largest universities in the nation.

Photo by Dolan Personke.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10524

Students show their spirit in the annual Undie Run, despite cooler temps

Students show their spirit in the annual Undie Run, despite cooler temps

Sometimes Bobcat fans get so excited they just need to strip down to their skivvies and run through the streets. On Friday, just after the clock struck noon, Montana State University students ran through campus in their underwear, from the Centennial Mall's east gate to the Bobcat Spirit sculpture, down to the west gate and back again.

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http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/

Record amount of food donated through MSU's annual 'Can the Griz' food drive

Cats "can" the Griz in food drive competition, raising 58,000 pounds of food and $31,000 in donations.

Montana State University and the Bozeman community rallied for a huge, record-setting victory in the 12th annual "Can the Griz" food drive, raising nearly 58,000 pounds of food, plus more than $31,000 in monetary donations, to help provide food for local individuals and families in need.

Photo by Alexandra Black.

Read more at:
http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10576

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