Education

Department of Education Graduate Student (DEGS) Club

The Department of Education Graduate Student Club is designed to  provide a space along with events and activities that serve to bring together graduate students in education at MSU so that they may share information, educate, and support one another in their graduate education and professional  lives along with educating the larger community on issues in the field of higher education.

This student club is open to anyone, but graduate students within education fields at MSU may be most interested in this club.

Working groups are available and open for additional members:

  • Graduate student mentor program
  • Educational events
  • Faculty/student socials
  • Mission and logo development

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings held the third Friday of every month, 12-1pm. 

Club President

Amber King - [email protected] 

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Bryce Hughes - [email protected] 

Contact Information

Facebook: Department of Education Graduate Student Club

Aspiring Educators of MSU

Our student chapter is composed of students preparing and advancing their skills to become exceptional future teachers. We focus on professional development though service projects, conversation about current events in the teaching realm, and attending the various professional development conferences for educators around the state.

We are a group for ALL educators: preschool, elementary, secondary, and all areas of concentration. 

Meeting Schedule

Spring 2024: 

  • Destress/Crafternoon - March 20, 1-2pm, in Reid 201
  • Principal Panel - March 20, 5-6pm, in Reid 301
  • Teacher Contracts/MFPE - April 10, 5-6pm, in Reid 301
  • Resume sharing+tips - April 17, 1-2pm, in Reid 201
  • End of semester party! - May 1, 1-2pm in Reid 201

Club Co-Presidents

Camille Sampley - [email protected]

BJ Cross - [email protected]

Faculty Advisor

Suzi Taylor - [email protected]  

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @aspiringeducators_msu

MFPE official website: https://www.mfpe.org/

Science Olympiad Club

Our mission is to involve Montana State students in the planning and organization of the Montana Science Olympiad tournament hosted annually in the Spring semester. This tournament, currently organized by the Science Math Resource Center, invites Montana High School and Middle School students to the MSU campus to compete in STEM-related events. Some of these events included building a mouse trap vehicle, constructing a trebuchet, or testing their knowledge of fossils. The tournament is a rewarding experience for Montana youth, student volunteers, and club members. Many of these students go on to pursue STEM-related careers, some even choosing to attend Montana State! There are so many opportunities for club members to contribute to the organization of the tournament! No prior experience or knowledge of Science Olympiad is required. 

Meeting Schedule

Every 2-3 weeks on Tuesdays at 5pm in Reid 415. Specific meeting dates are posted on CatsConnect

Club President

Addie Rohlman - [email protected]

Club Advisor

Jill Joyce - [email protected]

Contact Information

[email protected]

Health & Human Development

 

Montana Student Dietetics Association

The Montana Student Dietetics Association strives to enrich the well-being of students with a common interest in food and nutrition by emphasizing student involvement in the community, providing resources to promote academic success, offering insight into professional and advanced education opportunities, sharing up-to-date nutrition research with members, and assisting in the preparation of students for application to a dietetic internship program and the licensure examination to become a Registered Dietitian.

Meeting Schedule

Every other Monday from 9 - 10 a.m. (location TBD).  First meeting will be Monday, Sept. 11th, 2023.

Club President
Savanna Delger - [email protected]
 

Faculty Advisor

Jessi Peterson - [email protected]


Contact Information

Instagram: @montanastatedietetics
Website: msda-msu.webs.com

Dues

$15 for t-shirt and membership 

Exercise Science Club at MSU

The mission of the Exercise Science Club at MSU is to bring together students within the HHD realm. During the semester, we hold regular meetings during which professionals within the community and graduate students are asked to come and give presentations to the club. This helps our students explore possible health careers. Every year we hold our annual Trick or Trot 5K race which helps fund our trip to the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, as well as other conferences. Our club really allows students the opportunity to connect with professionals, attend sports medicine conferences, and volunteer within the Gallatin Valley community!
 

Meeting Schedule

Every other Wednesday at 6:30pm in Romney 206 


Club President

Brooke Weatherly - [email protected]

Faculty Advisor

Dawn Tarabochia - [email protected] 

Contact Information

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U)

Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence.

  1. Recognize and promote academic excellence;
  2. Enhance qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service; and
  3. Encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences related areas.

Meeting Schedule

Fall: Thursdays at 4:30pm (biweekly)
Spring: Thursdays at 4:30pm

Club President

Layla Lorenz - [email protected]

Faculty Advisor

Whitney Craven - [email protected] 

Contact Information

Website: www.phiu.org/

Membership Requirements

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be majoring in family and consumer sciences or one of its related areas in an institution where a chapter is established. Must exhibit the potential for professional and community leadership.

Dues

$60.00 upon initiation, $5.00 for every new semester after initiation

Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS)

Meeting Schedule

TBD

Club President

Trinity Atterson - [email protected]

Faculty Advisor

Whitney Craven - [email protected] 

Contact Information

Chi Sigma Iota: Mu Tau Sigma

Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
 

Meeting Schedule

3rd Tues. of the month 12:30pm Herrick Hall lounge

Club President

Kelcy Jensen-Coon - [email protected] 

Faculty Advisor

Sarah Mendoza - [email protected]

Membership Requirements

  • GPA - 3.5 or higher
  • One 30-60 minute meeting per month
  • Student in the Counseling Master's program

Dues

  • $50 Membership
  • $10 Dues
  • $40 2nd year membership

Friends of Local Foods (FLF)

Friends of Local Foods was formed in the fall of 2006 to bring passionate students, faculty, and community members together to raise awareness, create academic opportunities, and conduct research related to local food systems and food quality at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The Friends of Local Foods club originally started the MSU student farm, Towne's Harvest Garden (THG). Although THG is now a separate entity from FLF, the two organizations remain in partnership. Our club enjoys sharing and preparing meals at the farm and collaborating together on other projects and events throughout the year.

Our goals are to: 

  1. engage with local growers and producers
  2. learn about what local produce is available in our community
  3. participate in food justice programs
  4. volunteer where needed
  5. build a student community around local food
  6. learn how to harvest, process, prepare, and preserve food

Meeting Schedule

TBD

Club Presidents

Cally Ward - [email protected] 

Faculty Advisor

Mac Burgess - [email protected] 

Students Raising Children 

Students Raising Children (SRC) is hoping to become a student organization for people at MSU who have diverse and specific needs that are endemic to being a student and raising a child at the same time. We are building a village of support to serve the needs for connections with other students raising children, strong academic and care providing support systems, authentic conversation on student and child rearing experiences, provide opportunities to pool resources and a warm and welcoming community. 

All MSU students on diverse paths of what it means to be a student and raise children are welcome.

Meeting Schedule 

TBD 

Club Presidents

Rachelle McLain - [email protected] 

Faculty Advisor 

Sidrah Watson - [email protected] 

Currently Inactive:

Health Enhancement Major's Club

The Health Enhancement Major's Club's purpose is to provide an opportunity for students in our major to work cooperatively with other majors and to volunteer in the community for fundraising with events like Little Bobcat Track. This club also sends members each year to the National SHAPE America Conference that takes place each spring in a different part of the country. This helps build connections across the nation for students pursuing a career in Health Enhancement!


Meeting Schedule

TBD

Club President

TBD

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Karie Orendorff - [email protected] 


Membership Requirements

Must be a Health Enhancement major to join.
 

Hospitality Student Association (HSA)

The purpose of our ogranization aims to increase awareness around the new hopsitality management program at MSU while providing opportunities for current members through networking events hotel site visits, restaurant tastings and guest lectures.

Meeting Schedule

TBD

Club President

Rebecca Soule - [email protected] 

Faculty Advisor

Marcy Gaston - [email protected] 

Contact Information

Email: [email protected] 

Society of Indigenous Educators (SINE)- Inactive

The goal of the Society of INdigenous Educators is to increase opportunities for American Indian students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program at Montana State University.  By providing academic, personal, career, and financial support and guidance to our American Indian students we are contributing to the recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement of American Indian teachers and improving the diversity of the k-12 teaching corps.

Club President

TBD

Faculty Advisor

Jioanna Carjuzaa, PhD - (406) 994-4941, [email protected]

  • Executive Director, Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Facilitator for Indian Education for All Professional Development
  • Co-Advisor, American Indian Council
  • Recipient of 2013 G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year Award