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MSU microbiology graduate student Kristen Brileya works with the new confocal microscope in the Engineering Physical Sciences facility at the Bozeman campus.

Montana State's new microscopes advance understanding of microbes

One of the nation's most advanced confocal scanning laser microscope arrays has finished its first semester of work at Montana State University and exceeded researchers' expectations in advancing our understanding of the role of bacteria in everything from infection to industrial corrosion to basic science.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10694

MSU presents "Dinosaurs under Montana's Big Sky" at 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

MSU presents "Dinosaurs under Montana's Big Sky" at 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

Montana State University, the state's first land-grant university, is participating in the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. celebrating the 150th anniversary of the nation's land-grant university system and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Photo by Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11122

Members of MSU's heavy civil construction team: Cole Jensen, Nick Smith, Derek DeJong, Brandon Nowlan, Clayton Morrell and Will Morgan.

MSU Engineering Students Excel in Competition

For a fifth time in 10 years MSU's College of Engineering is home to the first-place trophy for its students hands-on ability to estimate a multi-million dollar project and produce a real-world bid in the heavy civil engineering category of the Associated Schools of Construction, held in Reno in February.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11094

Serena Johnson from Conrad, Mont. is a medical student in the WWAMI program.

With help from MSU office, students post strong acceptance rates to health professions schools

One resource made a huge difference to Serena Johnson as she was applying last year to medical schools: Montana State University's Health Professions Advising Office.

The office - and particularly Sheila Nielsen-Preiss, the woman who directs it - shared a checklist of important deadlines with Johnson, who was then an MSU student.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11050

Students fill their plates with food from MSU's University Food Services.

MSU's University Food Services now buys nearly one-fourth of its food from Montana

Those who wander into one of Montana State University's dining halls may notice a change is in the air, and it's not just the scent of the freshly baked bread on the menu.

Nearly a quarter of the food MSU's University Food Services buys each year now comes from farmers and producers in the state.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11049

Julian Collins holds a trophy DOC received as a regional winner for the CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Awards. Also pictured are Sheree Watson and Heidi Sherick.

MSU College of Engineering program wins award

Designing Our Community, a program aimed at recruiting and retaining Native American students for the College of Engineering at Montana State University, was recently honored by the College Board as a regional winner for the CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Awards.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10974

Eighth graders Troy Harmon, Brandon Richter and Justin May try to determine the route that climbers featured in a National Geographic movie will take as they ascend Mount Everest.

Montana students learn challenges, thrills of climbing Mount Everest

More than 1,000 students across Montana are following the 2012 Mount Everest Expedition, sponsored by The North Face and National Geographic, which involves Montana State University geologist David Lageson, MSU student Travis Corthouts and The North Face global team athlete Conrad Anker, who is from Bozeman.

Photo courtesy of Deb Wickum.

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MSU freshman Matthew Handley, left, and SSEL Director David Klumpar watch as information is downloaded from MSU's orbiting satellite.

MSU satellite surpasses goal; NASA taps MSU to queue up for another launch

The Montana State University satellite that rode into space on a NASA rocket has now gathered information longer than the historic U.S. satellite it was built to honor, says the director of MSU's Space Science and Engineering Laboratory (SSEL).

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10907

MSU launches new internationalization initiative

MSU launches new internationalization initiative

MSU is one of nine colleges and universities across the country that are part of the newest group of institutions participating in the American Council on Education's Internationalization Laboratory.

The first step in the program is garnering feedback from faculty, students and staff about current MSU international programs as well as experiences they'd like to see in the future.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10735

Montana 4-H featured in new MontanaPBS documentary

Montana 4-H featured in new MontanaPBS documentary

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of 4-H, MontanaPBS created a documentary that follows six Montana kids who participate in 4-H, the youth development program of MSU Extension. The program is the largest out-of-school youth development program in Montana. One in six Montana kids are involved.

Photo by William Marcus.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11343

Maurice Hilleman

MSNBC profile: In Montana, small changes spur nation's biggest jump in college graduates

Montana State University and the Montana University System are at the heart of a profile on MSNBC entitled "In Montana, small changes spur nation's biggest jump in college graduates." The story, by writer Jon Marcus, explores efforts being made at MSU and across the state to help students stay in school and graduate.

Photo courtesy of Lorraine Hilleman.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11330

Towne's Harvest wash house

Towne's Harvest wash house displays fruits of collaboration

A dozen MSU graduate architecture students designed and built a produce wash station at the popular Towne's's Harvest Garden in an unusual collaboration. The onsite wash house prevents loss of water and soil from the garden which previously occurred due to the vegetables being transported for washing after harvest.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11364

MSU breaks record for research dollars

MSU breaks record for research dollars

Montana State University had a record $112.3 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30. Almost $10 million more than last year and $2.8 million more than the previous record set two years ago, the record reflects the university's continued strength in biomedical sciences, energy, and the environment, administrators said.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11420

Students walk on MSU campus near Montana Hall

MSU sets new enrollment record with 14,660 students

Montana State University officials announced today that 14,660 students are attending classes at MSU this fall, a new enrollment record for the university.

MSU's fall census indicates that the 2012 MSU headcount is up 507 students, or 3.6 percent, from last year's record of 14,153 students.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11503

Ash sets win record for Bobcats

Ash sets win record for Bobcats

Rob Ash now stands alone atop the list of winning football coaches at Montana State.

The Bobcats raced to a 59-10 halftime lead before beating Portland State 65-30 on the frozen turf at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday. The win raised MSU's record to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

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Joe Thiel

MSU's Joe Thiel wins Rhodes Scholarship

Whether through the prism of student government, the Montana Board of Regents or Montana State University's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, MSU student Joe Thiel has a keen interest in how groups go through the process of making difficult decisions.

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http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11617

Skiing Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships

Skiing Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships

Montana State closed out the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships on Saturday with an impressive seventh place finish. Over the course of the four-day competition, the Bobcats amassed five All-American performances, contributing to their 502.5 total points.

Photo by Neil Hetherington.

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http://www.msubobcats.com/news/2012/3/10/MSKI_0310123332.aspx

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