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Events, services available to MSU students

August 26, 2009 -- From MSU News Service

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Welcome back to all students, faculty and staff. You'll find a calendar of activities and useful links below to help you get started with the semester.

Wednesday, Aug. 26
MSU's ninth annual Move-In Day. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the MSU campus. MSU faculty and staff and community members help more than 1,700 students move into the residence halls.

Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 26-28
"Catapalooza." This three-day festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day on MSU's Centennial Mall, welcoming more than 2,000 first-year students, returning students and parents to campus. Past activities have included a climbing wall, pizza, information about clubs and lots of give-aways. http://www.montana.edu/catapalooza/

Monday, Aug. 31
First day of class

Tuesday, Sept. 1
Shakespeare in the Parks, "The Tempest"
6 p.m. at Valley West, 4204 Tilton Street (Near The Ridge Athletic Club). Free. http://www2.montana.edu/shakespeare/

Saturday, Sept. 5
Shakespeare in the Parks, "The Tempest"
4 p.m. at the Big Sky Town Center. Free.

Sunday, Sept. 6
Shakespeare in the Parks, "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
1 p.m. at Grant Chamberlain Park. Free.

Monday, Sept. 7
Labor Day Holiday. No classes. University offices closed.

Wednesday, Sept. 9-10
"Into the Streets" Community Involvement Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day on MSU's Centennial Mall. Non-profit organizations and school representatives present ongoing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to serve as volunteers, interns or paid work-study student. http://www.montana.edu/comminv/programs/intothestreets/index.html

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Freshman Convocation, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of "The Soloist," Steve Lopez, will deliver the keynote presentation for the 2009 Freshman Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=7405&pid=2

Friday, Sept. 11
Blue and Gold Tailgate Cook-off, fundraiser for the MSU Bobcat Club. Wines from around the Northwest and various microbrew and imported beers will be featured, as well as Bobcat drawings, live and silent auctions, and dancing to The Beatniks. Cost is $50 per person or $100 per cook-off team. See http://www.msubobcats.com/boosters.php

Saturday, Sept. 12
MSU's first home game of the season, the Gold Rush Game, will begin at 1:05 p.m. at the Bobcat football stadium. MSU plays Dixie State.

Friday, Sept. 18
MSU College of Business Open Benefit Golf Tournament will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Country Club. Proceeds will fund College of Business programs, student development and scholarships. Cost is $125 per golfer or $500 per team (four-person teams). The tournament provides opportunities for networking between the College of Business and area/regional businesses. For more information, contact Audrey Lee at (406) 994-7026 or Audrey.lee@montana.edu or see http://blog.montana.edu/cob/2009/08/03/support-the-8th-annual-cob-classic-open-benefit-golf-tournament/

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Jason Mraz concert. 7:30 p.m. in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. For more information, see
http://www.brickbreeden.com/events/mraz/

Thursday, Oct. 1
MSU Career and Internship Fair allows MSU students and alumni to meet potential employers and learn about job and internship opportunities. The event is sponsored by Career, Internship and Student Employment Services. For more information, see http://www.montana.edu/wwwcp/events/student_info/fall_fair_09.html

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 8-10
MSU Homecoming. MSU plays Northern Arizona at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. For a full schedule of events, see http://alumni.montana.edu/events/homecoming/index.php?page=schedule

Friday through Sunday Oct. 30-Nov. 1
MSU Parent/Family Weekend. All families of current students are invited to attend. Events include a downtown Bozeman scavenger hunt, Museum of the Rockies tours, Bobcat football and more. For a full schedule, see http://www.montana.edu/pfa/documents/2009PFAWeekendSchedule.pdf

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Academic Advising Center. The Academic Advising Center, a service of University Studies, is open to all MSU undergraduate students. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in 418 Reid Hall. Make an appointment by calling 994-3532 or drop in.

Alerts:
MSU Alert: Want to get a text message warning you of danger on campus? Register for MSU Alert. It's free. You won't get spammed and it might save your life.

Ask Us: Have a question about ANYTHING... call Ask Us at 994-INFO (4636).

ASMSU: Meet your student government or get involved.

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Bobcat Bulletin:
Bobcat Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring the most recent and relevant news about Montana State University directly to friends and neighbors via email. Click here to learn more and subscribe.

Bobcat gear:
Where to buy Bobcat Gear: Find Bobcat gear in Bozeman, around the state or online.

Bobcat Gear on campus: You can find it at the MSU Bookstore.

Bobcat Spirit Contest: Want to show your MSU and Bobcat spirit? Build an exciting display in your community, submit a photo and have a chance to win a sports weekend in Bozeman.

Bus Service:
Steamline Bus Service: Need a lift around Bozeman? Streamline Bus Service can get you around town and to Belgrade for free.

C:
MSU Calendars: Calendar of Events, Term Calendar and Streamline Bus hours and schedule.

Campus Map: Looking for something? Check out this map.

Career Services and Student Employment: Career Services can offer help in getting internships, polishing your resume or working on your interview skills. Need help setting goals and finding the job of your dreams after graduation? They can help. Looking for a job while in school? They can help.

Cat Card Office: You must have your Cat Card to utilize all the student facilities so get a new card or replace your card here.

Community Involvement: Make a difference through the Office for Community Involvement, everything from volunteering around Bozeman, to helping out in the local schools, to spending your spring break on a service project outside of Montana.

Student Computer Labs: Locate a computer lab near you and learn more about what equipment is available.

Concerts, Lectures, Theatre and Current Events: Find out what's happening now and what events to plan for at MSU Today.

Core 2.0: Answer all of your Core 2.0 questions here.

Counseling and Psychological Services: All undergraduate students who are enrolled for 6 credits or more are eligible to use this facility at no charge and all enrolled, undergraduate students who have paid the Student Health Service medical fee.

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Desire2Learn: MSU's online learning system for courses.

F:
MSU Facebook Page: Need we say more?

MSU Family Newsletter: We know that sending a loved one to college can be a little overwhelming, so we've pulled together a wide variety of resources to help you get information on everything from paying fees and privacy laws, to understanding campus lingo.

First Year Initiative: Get study tips or chat with an adviser directly.

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Leadership Institute: Are you a leader? The institute works towards developing leaders and problem solvers.

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Movies:
The Procrastinator Theatre: MSU's student-run, second-run theatre, showing the best in silver-screen entertainment at a low, low price.

MSU Myspace Page: Need we say more?

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Outdoor Recreation: Rent equipment, take kayaking or avalanche safety classes and get help planning your own adventure in the great outdoors.

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Parent Family Association: The PFA supports parents and families as their students navigate the campus of MSU. We provide programs and activities, develop resources, communicate with university administration and raise funds for scholarships and other functions which directly support student success.

Parent Family Association Newsletter: Check out the latest newsletter.

Parent hotline:
MSU Parent Hotline: Parents, if you have any concerns, questions, or requests for, or about, your student, you can call our HOTLINE and get answers. We know how hard it is to navigate the university system and our HOTLINE is intended to help you get the answers you need.

MSU Parking: All cars on campus must have a valid hangtag purchased through MSU Police or a $50 ticket will be issued. Get your permit today.

Passwords:
Did you know that you are now able to reset both your MyMSU Portal and MSU Domain passwords plus your MyInfo PIN via the web? Use the Password Help Page.

University Police: No need to worry... get a safety escort, your car unlocked or even a jump for your car.

Postcards:
MSU Virtual Postcard: Choose an MSU e-postcard to send to your friends and loved ones.

The Procrastinator Theatre: Is MSU's student-run, second run theatre, showing the best in silver-screen entertainment at a low, low price.

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Recreation:
ASMSU Recreational Sports and Fitness: Check out the new fitness center. Get pricing, hours, schedules for classes ranging from yoga to self-defense; intramurals too.

Residence Life: They can answer any of your room and board questions. The site also has info about fall events, a term calendar, and employment.

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Sports and Fitness:
ASMSU Recreational Sports and Fitness: Check out the new fitness center. Get pricing, hours, schedules for classes ranging from yoga to self-defense; intramurals too.

Strand Union Building: Check Rec Center hours or ask any general questions about the SUB.

Steamline Bus Service: Need a lift around Bozeman? Streamline Bus Service can get you around town and to Belgrade for free.

Student Activities Office: Join a student club: Get involved today in any club you can think of: politics, dance, cultural. Or help organize a new club.

Student Affairs Office: Student affairs supports students across a huge range of activities. Find links to Financial Aid, Greek Life, Intramurals and much more here.

Student Code of Conduct: Have a question on school policy? Find your answer here.

Student Health Services: Don't waste time being sick. Get immunizations, pick up a prescription or schedule an appointment with a doctor.

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Weather and Road Conditions: Latest road reports and weather advisories, as well as the daily weather.

Women's Center

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu