Nonprofit Networking Lunch - MSU Connections

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Honors Presents is partnering with MSU Connections to host a lunch to connect students with nonprofits. Food will be provided, and a wide range of organizations will be represented. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon! 

Why You Should Attend:

  • Expand Your Network: Connect with nonprofit leaders and like-minded peers passionate about making a difference.
  • Find Your Path: Explore diverse career and volunteer opportunities within the nonprofit sector.
  • Make an Impact: Learn how you can contribute to local and global causes that matter to you.
  • Enjoy Good Food: Did we mention there will be delicious lunches and treats?

Attending Organizations:

CASA/GAL of Gallatin County (Glenda Noyes)
Join us to meet Glenda Noyes from CASA/GAL of Gallatin County, an inspiring nonprofit dedicated to supporting children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Their volunteers advocate for children’s best interests in the court system, providing a voice for those who need it most. Discover how you can be part of this critical mission and make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Learn more about their impactful work at CASA/GAL of Gallatin County.


Child Care Connections (Sam Talsma)
Child Care Connections, represented by Sam Talsma, is at the forefront of ensuring quality child care and safety for families across several counties. This organization advocates for children's well-being by supporting early childhood professionals and families. If you're passionate about contributing to the development of children and supporting families, don't miss the chance to connect with Sam and learn more. Explore their initiatives at Child Care Connections.


Reach Inc. (Jacy Widhalm)
Meet Jacy Widhalm from Reach Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering adults with developmental disabilities. Since 1974, Reach Inc. has been providing services that enable individuals to attain their goals and aspirations. This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in advocacy and support roles within the disability sector. Find out how you can get involved by visiting Reach Inc..


MSU VOICE Center (Anna Slown)
Anna Slown from the MSU VOICE Center will be joining us to share how their organization provides crucial support for individuals impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. The VOICE Center is a beacon of hope, offering confidential services, advocacy, and prevention education. If you're drawn to supporting survivors and advocating for change, Anna's insights will be invaluable. Learn more about their mission at MSU VOICE Center.


Advancing Opportunities in Madagascar (Annie de Meij)
Annie de Meij will represent Advancing Opportunities in Madagascar, a nonprofit striving to improve the lives of Malagasy children and their families through education and economic opportunities. This organization’s work is a testament to the power of education and community support in transforming lives. If you're interested in international development and education, this is your chance to learn from their experiences. Dive deeper into their story at Advancing Opportunities in Madagascar.

Contact Information:

Honors Presents Lecture Series

[email protected]


Student Resource Fair

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm

Malone Centenial Mall


This Student Resource Fair includes several university offices who will be available to help students navigate barriers that may pop up at during the semester. The resources at the fair are directed towards four areas: safety, wellness, paying for college, and academic help.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Joyce or Chris Pruden

Division of Student Success

[email protected]

406-994-1625 or 406-994-5821

MSU Graduate School & Compassion Project Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2024

3:00pm - 5:00pm


Friday, March 8th • 3-5pm • Jabs 103
Friday, March 29th • 3-5pm • Jabs 103
Friday, April 12th • 1:30-3:30pm • SUB Ballroom A

The MSU Graduate School and Compassion Project are offering three 2-hour workshops to support graduate student well-being through art, mindfulness, and community-building.

Workshops are led by trained Compassion Project volunteers that are also in the Graduate Mental Health Counseling Program. As fellow students juggling work, school, families, and their broader lives, they understand the challenges graduate students face and are excited to connect with their fellow Bobcats.

Compassion is a skill and practice that increases resilience, boosts well-being, helps us navigate conflict, and strengthens relationships. Guests can expect to be led in a group mindfulness practice, creative art activity, and small-group discussion.

We hope guests take away strategies for filling their compassion bucket, connection with others in similar circumstances, and a deepened commitment to resourcing themselves and others in sustainable ways to enact long-term positive change. All graduate students are welcome - we hope you join us! Sign up here.

Visit our website to see other MSU Graduate School Wellbeing Initiative events.

Let's Explore! Moving from Undecided to Decided - Major Exploration

Thursday, April 4, 2024

11:00am - 12:00pm



Spend an hour with University Studies Academic Advisors exploring MSU's major exploration tools and resources. If you have a laptop or tablet, please bring it with you. We'll provide snacks! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, February 12th at 1pm in 143 Gaines Hall. 

History is a Joke

Friday, April 5, 2024


Museum of the Rockies

To celebrate April Fool's Day, Bozeman's finest comedians and historians will engage in a series of amusing challenges to determine who can provide the most entertaining hot takes on famous and notorious historical figures, locations, and incidents. At the conclusion of the event, the audience will choose the top three funniest performers for valuable and amusing awards.

Purchase Tickets via this link.
Age 18+


Contact Information:

Alicia Harvey

Museum of the Rockies

[email protected]


Museum of the Rockies


Lunch and Learn: Becoming an Advocate for First-Generation College Students

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:00pm - 1:00pm

MSU Library , Heathcote Classroom

Join the First-Scholars Team for our third and final lunch and learn of the semester. Bring your own lunch and learn how to become a advocate for first-generation students! Please RSVP as spaces are limited.

Webinar Description:

While large numbers of current undergraduate students identify as first-generation, this population continues to earn baccalaureate degrees less often than continuing-generation peers. Yet, first-generation students are shown to have stronger academic and completion outcomes in environments where their needs are understood and thoughtful relationships are established. This live briefing will focus on opportunities for student and academic affairs professionals of all functional areas and levels to become individual and institutional advocates for first-generation student success.

First-generation college student: “a student for whom neither parent attended college or a student for whom neither parent attained a baccalaureate degree” (Ward, Siegel & Davenport, 2012, p. 3). First-generation college students are more likely than their continuing-generation college students to have pre-college characteristics that ultimately place them at an immediate disadvantage to college success (Stebleton, Soria, & Huesman, 2014). However, first-generation college students and higher education leaders have the opportunity to reframe these pre-college characteristics and shift the paradigm to view them as ways to manage stress and ultimately thrive and succeed within the college environment (Stephens, Townsend, Hamedani, Destin & Manzo, 2015). Before first-generation college students even begin attending their first college course, a number of factors will already impede their likelihood of succeeding when compared to their continuing-generation peers (Somers, Woodhouse, & Cofer, 2004). Engle, Bermeo, and O’Brien (2006) stated that “Preparing for and going to college is a “leap of faith” for these students because no one else in their families has done it before them” (p. 5).  

Thus, first-generation college students commonly have no or lower aspirations to pursue a postsecondary education compared to continuing-generation college students (Engle, Bermeo & O’Brien, 2006).

Colleges and universities have an opportunity to shift the paradigm of support for first-generation college students from a deficit approach.  First-generation college students take great pride in succeeding and graduating (Gibbons & Woodside, 2014). However, first-generation students “who dropped out of college believed they needed to figure out how to do college on their own” (Lightweis, 2014, p. 466). Instead, when higher education institutions shift this paradigm, they have an opportunity to not only improve retention rates but also provide a holistic support system for student success. According to Tibbetts, Harackiewicz, Canning, Boston, Priniski, & Hyde (2016), “When the university culture was depicted as more interdependent (with an emphasis on working together, participating in collaborative research, and learning from others), first-generation students performed as well” as continuing-generation college students (p. 636).

Community Rec Night

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Strand Union Recreation Room

Join the TRIO SSS, GEAR UP, ASMSU, and OSE for a night of bowling, pool, shuffle board, foosball, and board games! Friends and family are encouraged to attend. We will provide shoe rentals, food, drinks, and popcorn. You provide the excitement! 

Bobcat Pounce 5K: Run, Walk, Stroll

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00am - 12:00pm

Norm Asbjornson Hall

The Bobcat Pounce: 5K Run, Walk, Stroll
from the College of Education, Health and Human Development

Get outside and join us for the Bobcat Pounce: 5K Run, Walk, Stroll on Saturday, April 27, starting at 10:00am. Race starting point and check-in tables will be at MSU underneath the walkway that connects the parking garage to Norm Asbjornson Hall. 

All of the proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for students in the College of Education, Health and Human Development.

This event was created in memory of long-time educator, Nancy Hopkins. Thanks to all of your support at last year's event, we were able to create an ongoing scholarship that we can award every year called the Nancy Hopkins Memorial Scholarship.

This year, we are using the proceeds to support 4 different scholarships within our college:

  • Nancy Hopkins Memorial Scholarship (for Education undergraduate students)
  • Betsy Palmer Fund (for Education graduate students)
  • Dr. Rosemary Newman Memorial Scholarship (for Health and Human Development students)
  • General EHHD Scholarships Fund (for all EHHD students)

When you go to pay your registration fee, you can choose which scholarship you would like to support.  

Registration for the run is only $20.00 per person. You must be registered by Friday, 4/26, by 10:00am.

For MSU students, there is only a suggested donation of $20.00 - otherwise, students are free!

If you missed the deadline for registration, don't worry!
In Person Race Day Registration is 9:00am - 9:45am on 4/27/2024 and is $25.00.


1: Put in your RSVP to get registered.


This info will also be included in your RSVP confirmation email.

Want to participate and support EHHD Scholarships, but aren't in Bozeman? You can join us remotely! Just donate your $20.00 and do the 5K in your neighborhood!

For in-person participants: Check-in is from 9:00AM-9:45AM to sign your waiver and pickup your bib. Prior to the race, EHHD student clubs/organizations will host informational tables and activities for runners and guests.

Top three finisher will get awards, and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win prizes. 

Click here to get more information and see the route map.

There will also be long-sleeve Bobcat Pounce t-shirts for purchase at the event for $20.00/each. Sizes range from Small to 4X. 

We would love to see your photos from the event! Share your run photos with us by posting to social media using #BobcatPounce5K.

Get outside, see friends, get some exercise, learn about EHHD clubs and organizations throughout your run, and support a good cause. See you all on April 27th!


De-Stress Fest

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

10:00am - 2:00pm

Strand Union Building , Ballroom A

We know that finals week can be stressful. Student Wellness is here to support you! Take some time to enjoy De-stress Fest & relax with free snacks, giveaways and stress-reducing activities.

Contact Information:

Cristina Chiotti

Office of Health Advancement

[email protected]