Upcoming Events

Workshop Dinner & Dialogue  Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The words Dinner and Dialogue on a blue background with the TRiO SSS logo on the bottom right

On Wednesday, March 8th we will be discussing Microaggressions. We will have a food provided by MSU Catering and Food Services.

When: 4pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom D

Champ Change: 700

In collaboration with American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success and Counseling & Psychological Services, TRIO SSS is hosting Dinner & Dialogue Workshops designed to  help discuss potential changes, challenges, and strategies you may be experiencing on campus. These workshops are an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with one another, enjoy a meal together, and gain additional support, resources, and skills to enhance your experience at MSU.

Wednesday, September 27th Topic: Relationship Stress Management

Next workshop: Academic Stress Management, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 4pm - 5:30pm

Workshop Dinner & Dialogue  Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The words Dinner and Dialogue on a blue background with the TRiO SSS logo on the bottom right

On Wednesday, March 8th we will be discussing Microaggressions. We will have a food provided by MSU Catering and Food Services.

When: 4pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom A

Champ Change: 700

In collaboration with American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success and Counseling & Psychological Services, TRIO SSS is hosting Dinner & Dialogue Workshops designed to  help discuss potential changes, challenges, and strategies you may be experiencing on campus. These workshops are an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with one another, enjoy a meal together, and gain additional support, resources, and skills to enhance your experience at MSU.

Wednesday, October 18th Topic: Academic Stress Management

Next workshop: Microaggressions, Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 from 4pm - 5:30pm

Community Event Rec Center Night at the SUB Once  a month in September and November 2017

Students playing pool in the SUB Rec Center. A girl is taking a shot, while a boy watches.

Come join the TRiO staff and your fellow TRiO Scholars for a night of food, games, and prizes.

When: 5pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 8th

Where: SUB Recreation Center

Champ Change: 700+

Each month the the TRIO Student Support Services program throws a community event in which TRIO scholars, their friends and families are invited to meet, eat, play games, and interact with each other. This event is meant to foster a community of enagement between TRIO Scholars so that they can make new friends and feel more comfortable on campus. Free pizza, salad, and drinks are provided at the event. Attendees can bowl and play pool for free, but we also have a number of board games and other activities to engage in.

As an added bonus to the fun, you can win additional ChampChange points depending on your interaction and participation in activities. Some examples include: receiving points for bowling a strike or a spare; winning a game of pool, spending time playing board games, and making new friends!

Workshop Dinner & Dialogue  Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The words Dinner and Dialogue on a blue background with the TRiO SSS logo on the bottom right

On Wednesday, March 8th we will be discussing Microaggressions. We will have a food provided by MSU Catering and Food Services.

When: 4pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom A

Champ Change: 700

In collaboration with American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success and Counseling & Psychological Services, TRIO SSS is hosting Dinner & Dialogue Workshops designed to  help discuss potential changes, challenges, and strategies you may be experiencing on campus. These workshops are an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with one another, enjoy a meal together, and gain additional support, resources, and skills to enhance your experience at MSU.

Wednesday, November 29th Topic: Microaggressions

Next workshop: Will be in Spring 2018

Open Office Advising Networking TRIO Breakfasts Tuesday/Wednesday Every Week

Assortment of Breakfast foods, coffeee, and juice, on a desk in the TRiO Offices

Come join the TRiO staff and your fellow TRiO Scholars for breakfast each week.

When: 8:30 - 11:00am alternating Tuesday and Wednesday starting Jan. 18h, 2017

Where: TRiO SSS Offices, 314 Reid Hall

Champ Change: 700

Stop into the office for food, juice, and coffee in the middle of the week! Each week the the TRiO Student Support Services program holds a walk-in breakfast for Trio Scholars. The breakfast doubles as walk-in advising hours where you can be sure to meet with TRiO staff and have any questions answered. It also a great time to meet and interact with your fellow TRiO Scholars. If you need a place to study, or meet a group for class the TRiO Breakfasts are great for you.

We are alternating between Tuesday and Wednesday each week so that we can make sure to have an open time at least twice a month. So, bring a healthy appetite, any questions or concerns you may have, and a positive attitude to the TRiO Offices!

 


Past Events

Signature Event TRIO SSS Fall 2017 Kick Off Wednesday, August 30th, 2017


Group of TRIO Students

When: 4pm - 7pm on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom A

Champ Change: 2000

This is a mandatory event for TRIO Scholars.

TRIO is excited to start off the Fall 2017 semester with a thrilling Kick Off event. Faculty and Professionals from various departments and majors will be joining us to help connect you all with careers and internships in your fields. In addition, TRIO will be providing important program information and key dates for the Fall 2017 semester. Lastly, staff from the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success will be discussing financial education, career counseling and other resources. Dinner provided.

 

Community Event Rec Center Night at the SUB Once  a month in September and November 2017

Students playing pool in the SUB Rec Center. A girl is taking a shot, while a boy watches.

Come join the TRiO staff and your fellow TRiO Scholars for a night of food, games, and prizes.

When: 5pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, September 14th

Where: SUB Recreation Center

Champ Change: 700+

Each month the the TRIO Student Support Services program throws a community event in which TRIO scholars, their friends and families are invited to meet, eat, play games, and interact with each other. This event is meant to foster a community of enagement between TRIO Scholars so that they can make new friends and feel more comfortable on campus. Free pizza, salad, and drinks are provided at the event. Attendees can bowl and play pool for free, but we also have a number of board games and other activities to engage in.

As an added bonus to the fun, you can win additional ChampChange points depending on your interaction and participation in activities. Some examples include: receiving points for bowling a strike or a spare; winning a game of pool, spending time playing board games, and making new friends!

Celebration Event TRIO Awards Celebration Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A headhsot of MSU's Vice President for Student Success, Dr. Chris Kearns

 Celebrate the end of the academic year with TRiO. Yearly awards for TRiO Scholars and congratulations for graduates will be highlighted.

When: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Where: SUB Ballroom A

Champ Change: 700 points

Moving Up & Moving On

Come celebrate the end of the academic year with the TRiO Student Support Services Program. We will be congratulating the graduating TRiO Scholars, as well as, giving awards for engagement, academic performance, and other areas. We value all of our TRiO Scholars and would like to show that through this awards luncheon.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Chris Kearns, the Vice President for Student Success here at Montana State University.The VPSS oversees the Division of Student Success which is comprised of a number of offices, people, and programs working together to foster a holistic collegiate experience at Montana State University. It encompasses every facet of the student experience. Each unit in the division supports students in their academic goals and personal journeys while they work to become graduates of Montana State University.

Lunch will be provided by the University Food Services: MSU Bozeman Catering.

Signature Speaker Provost Luncheon with Bill Brown  Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Image of Bill Brown in black sweater

Bill Brown will be having a special luncheon for TRIO scholars as part of the Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: SUB 235

Champ Change: 700

Through TRIO's collaboration with MSU's Office of the Provost, we are having a special luncheon for TRIO scholars with Dr. Bill Brown. Brown will discuss the inspiration for his lifelong interest in leadership, as well as how this fascination developed in the Army and as a consultant and a professor. The lecture, “Transformations and Revelations: A Journey Through the Evolution of Our Understanding of Leadership and an Emerging Awareness of Emotional Intelligence,” will help scholars to continue building their leadership skills and help with self-advocacy.

Workshop Dinner & Dialogue  Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The words Dinner and Dialogue on a blue background with the TRiO SSS logo on the bottom right

On Tuesday, April 5th we will be discussing stress and how to manage it throughout finals. We will have food provided by MSU Catering and Food Services.

When: 4pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom C

Champ Change: 700

In collaboration with American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success and Counseling & Psychological Services, TRiO SSS is hosting Dinner & Dialogue Workshops designed to  help discuss potential changes, challenges, and strategies you may be experiencing on campus. These workshops are an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with one another, enjoy a meal together, and gain additional support, resources, and skills to enhance your experience at MSU.

Tuesday, April 5th Topic: Stress Management

Community Event Rec Center Night at the SUB Once  a month in February and March 2017

Students playing pool in the SUB Rec Center. A girl is taking a shot, while a boy watches.

Come join the TRiO staff and your fellow TRiO Scholars for a night of food, games, and prizes.

When: 5pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 28th

Where: SUB Recreation Center

Champ Change: 700+

Each month the the TRiO Student Support Services program throws a community event in which TRiO scholars, their friends and families are invited to meet, eat, play games, and interact with each other. This event is meant to foster a community of enagement between TRiO Scholars so that they can make new friends and feel more comfortable on campus. Free pizza, salad, and drinks are provided at the event. Attendees can bowl and play pool for free, but we also have a number of board games and other activities to engage in.

As an added bonus to the fun, you can win additional ChampChange points depending on your interaction and participation in activities. Some examples include: receiving points for bowling a strike or a spare; winning a game of pool, spending time playing board games, and making new friends!

Workshop Dinner & Dialogue  Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The words Dinner and Dialogue on a blue background with the TRiO SSS logo on the bottom right

On Wednesday, March 8th we will be discussing Microaggressions. We will have a food provided by MSU Catering and Food Services.

When: 4pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Where: SUB Ballroom C

Champ Change: 700

In collaboration with American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success and Counseling & Psychological Services, TRiO SSS is hosting Dinner & Dialogue Workshops designed to  help discuss potential changes, challenges, and strategies you may be experiencing on campus. These workshops are an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with one another, enjoy a meal together, and gain additional support, resources, and skills to enhance your experience at MSU.

Tuesday, March 8th Topic: Microaggressions

Next workshop: Stress Management, Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 4pm - 5:30pm

TRiO Campus Event TRiO Days Open House Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Picture of TRiO Students in the SUB Ballroom A

Come celebrate the accomplishments of TRiO's first year on campus. We're highlighting students success and showing appreciation to all the people and programs that have help us! See you there!

When: 2pm - 5pm on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Where: 3rd Floor of Reid Hall

Champ Change: 700

TRiO is a Department of Education funded program that operates within MSU's Division of Student Success. It collaborates with various campus programs, services, and resources to serve high-potential students. The annual Open House is designed to inform the campus and Bozeman community of TRiO SSS's services and mission. The event highlights student achievement and success, as well as, recognition of the efforts of various campus programs, staff members, and faculty. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Please join us for the festivities!

Signature Speaker TRiO SSS Spring 2017 Kick Off with Gary Collins  Friday, January 20th, 2017

Portrait of Gary Collins

Gary Collins, Retired Vice President of IBM and military veteran, who was a first generation college student from a low-income background.

When: 4pm - 7pm on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Where: SUB 233/235

Champ Change: 2000

This is a mandatory event for TRiO Scholars.

TRiO is excited to start off the Spring 2017 semester with a thrilling Kick Off event. Retired IBM Vice President and 2011 US Black Engineer of the Year recipient, Gary Collins will be a special guest speaker as he shares his professional experience, motivation, and unique perspective on how to be excel and be successful. IN addition to the keynote, TRiO will be providing important program information and key dates for the Spring 2017 semester. Dinner provided.

Speaker Info:
Gary Collins has over 20 years of career experience int the sale and technical delivery of application development, maintenance, planning, and assessments. As Vice President and North America Service Line Leader for Application Management Services at IBM Corporation, he took responsibility for a $4 billion book of Application Management Services (AMS)  business on August 10, 2010 - expanding on his $750 million telecommunications, energy and utility, and media and entertainment industries portfolio to include financial services, industrial, distribution, general business, and public sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Collins also served as an air combat intelligence chief station in Okinawa, Japan while in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Concert Event Jasmine Tate  Friday, November 18th, 2016

Album cover for Jasmine Tate's album: Life & Love

Life & Love (2014) is packed with songs that will hit you at your core. This edgy mix of soul, folk, and pop will leave you hungry for more with its deep lyrics and compelling arrangements.

When: 1pm - 3pm on Friday, November 18th, 2016

Where: Black Box Theatre

Champ Change: 700

Jasmine Tate is a talented new up-and-coming musician and song writer who uses her craft to influence and encourage the world around her. TRiO SSS will be hosting a special live coffee house concert and panel discussion with this influential and vibrant artist.

Following in the sonic and social footsteps of Tracy Chapman and Lauryn Hill, Jasmine has spent the past three years bringing heartfelt song of life, love and justice to college campuses and coffee shops throughout America, building a solid fan base and brand. "I want every song to feel like a one-on-one, heart-to-heart moment between the listener and I. That said...I really just want to touch those who are living without color."

To learn more about Jasmine Tate, and listen to her music visit here website here: http://www.jasminetate.com/

Signature Speakers Jordan Kennedy and Michael Ruiz  Wednesday and Thursday, October 26 & 27th, 2016

A picture of Michael Ruiz in his lab coat looking through a microscope at vertebrae

Michael Ruiz ('16) recent graduate of MSU's Anthropology program is now conducting research at Harvard University as a PhD candidate.

When: 3pm - 4:30pm on 10/26, and 11:30am - 1:30pm on 10/27

Where: The Procrastinator on 10/26, and Plant Bioscience Building Rm 108 on 10/27

Champ Change: 700

Jordan Kennedy ('14) and Michael Ruiz ('16) are are both recent graduates of Montana State University who have become PhD candidates in the respective fields of study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. As undergraduates, they both conducted high-level research through the TRiO Ronald E. McNair program, the American Indian Research Opportunities program, and MT-INBRE. Both have presented their research at numerous conferences and have published papers as well. Michael Ruiz is also an alumni of the TRiO Student Support Services Program here at MSU.

On Wednesday, October 26th, Jordan and Michael will be giving a special lecture on each of their current research projects, followed by a panel discussion, for faculty, staff and advisors on how to help support students undergraduate research endeavors. Refreshments provided.

On Thursday, October 27th, TRiO SSS will be hosting a special luncheon for TRiO and McNair Scholars to meet and speak with Jordan and Michael regarding their paths to research and graduate school.

Signature Speaker Julie Cajune  Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A picture of Tuff Harris in a black suit in front of an NFL Player's Association board

Cajune was named one of the 50 visionaries for changing your world. She is a performer, educator, and historian who received the 2011 Montana Governor's Humanities Award.

When: 4:15pm on Friday September 23rd, 2016

Where: Alumni Legacy Lounge (Stand Union Building)

Champ Change: 700

Join us for on American Indian Heritage Day for a dialogue with visionary educator, Julie Cajune. Julie Cajune (Salish) has been working in education for over 20 years. Her first teaching job was in a bilingual program for K-4th graders. This position inspired Julie to return to college and obtain a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in bilingual studies. She then went on to serve her tribe and worked as a curriculum specialist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for five years. She returned to public education and worked as a school administrator for six years, serving the Ronan School District as their Director of Indian Education. During this tenure with the Ronan School district, Julie was awarded the Milken National Educator Award. Ms. Cajune has worked on culturally responsive educational materials for the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, the National Park Service, the Montana Historical Society and numerous other entities. She recently completed a three-year project developing tribal history materials funded by the Montana State Legislature. In 2009 Utne Reader named Julie as one of “50 visionaries changing your world.” That same year, she was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Kellogg grant was housed at Salish Kootenai College. Grant activities focused on documenting community histories of tribes in Montana and across the country. Julie is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and a recipient of the 2011Montana Governor’s Humanities Award. During 2012, Julie co-wrote, produced, and performed a one-woman play Belief. She worked with Emmy-nominated pianist David Lanz, world flutist Gary Stroutsos, violin virtuoso Swil Kanim, and world percussionist David Revelli to create an original music score for the play. Belief premiered at the Big Fork Center for Performing Arts in Montana, and has been performed throughout the state, as well as in Hawaii and Spain. 

Signature Speaker Clyde Aspevig  Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A Clyde Aspevig painting of trees in late winter with snowcapped mountains in the background.

Clyde Aspevig paints landscapes that are key to his experience. Come learn about how and why he became successful in his craft.

When: 5pm - 7:30pm

Where: SUB Ballroom C

Champ Change: 700

Join us for a lovely dinner and conversation with world renowned artist, Clyde Aspevig. He started out as as a kid from the northern plains of Montana where he "Grew up in a vacuum in Montana. I wasn't taught the cliches." Instead, he studied the power of nature and landscape before him. He fearlessly departed the traditional art scene whenever he felt the call, and resisted early attempts by Western art dealers to label him and restrict him to the saleable panoramic scenics. He proved them wrong because his paintings now sell for around $100,000.  

A few more seats are still available, but let us know you're coming! RSVP here.

Research Event 2016 MSU Research Celebration Friday, April 15th, 2016

2016 MSU Student Research Celebration. Friday, April 15

Come experience undergraduate student research presentation and learn how you can get involved in research.

When: 11am - 4:30pm

Where: SUB 233 and the SUB Ballrooms

Champ Change: 700

Celebrating Research and Creativity in All Academic Disciplines!

The 2016 MSU Research Celebration highlights undergraduate research thst has been done here at MSU. THe TRiO SSS Program, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Scholars Program and the McNair's program, is offering a unique event during the celebration for TRiO Scholars only! In an effort to expose TRiO Scholars to research opportunities, they are invited to the McNairs oral presentation in at 11am, followed by a lunch ad presentation about how to get involved in research as an undergraduate student. Lastly, scholars are encouraged to walk around the poster symposium and view the research presented by their peers. Research is a wonderful way to connect your academics to real-world applications, build your resume and skill sets, and potentially make money as an undergraduate.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

11:00 - 12:30pm: Attend the McNair presentation session
12:30 - 12:45pm: Break
12:45 - 1:30pm: Lunch/Info session on undergraduate opportunities
1:30 - 4:30pm: Visit the Research Poster Symposium

To view other Research Celebration activities, and see a full day schedule of events, please visit the following link: http://www.montana.edu/usp/student_research_celebration.html