|Chancellor||Dr. Dan Edelman|
|626 (incl faculty) (2017)|
|Undergraduates||4315 (Fall 2018)|
|Postgraduates||355 (Fall 2018)|
|Colors||Blue and yellow|
|NCAA Division II - Great Northwest Athletic Conference|
|Mascot||Buzz - Yellowjacket|
Coordinates: Montana State University Billings (or MSU Billings) is a public university in Billings, Montana. It is the state's third largest university and it is located in Montana's largest city. Its University Campus is located on 110 acres in downtown Billings, Montana, United States. Formerly Eastern Montana Normal School at its founding in 1927, the Normal School changed its name to Eastern Montana College of Education in 1949. It was again renamed in 1965 as Eastern Montana College (EMC). It merged into the Montana University System in 1994 under its present name. Currently, the university offers over 100 specialized programs for certificates, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees through the University's five colleges. The five colleges of Montana State University Billings are Arts and Sciences, Business, Allied Health Professions, Education, and City College. The mission of MSUB is to deliver a transformative education that empowers students from diverse backgrounds to succeed, and its vision is educating students to impact an evolving global community.
- 1 Student life
- 2 Athletics
- 3 Extensions
- 4 Student services
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
With the main campus in the downtown core of Billings many cultural, service, athletic or educational activities are within walking distance of the campus. The school is host to a mix of traditional and nontraditional students. Approximately 430 students live on campus in the residence halls.
Some of the major student organizations include:
- The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings, also known as the student government. This organization is run by and for students, taking in concerns, advocating student issues and rights, and allocating funds.
- Student Activities Board, the organizers of many activities from comedians to current movies on campus.
- Student religious organizations including United Campus Ministry representing 7 Protestant denominations, other Christian non-denominational organizations, Baha'i, and Catholic groups.
- Jacket Student Ambassadors, a student leadership organization on campus which hosts many new student orientations and tours of the campus.
- The Residence Hall Association, a student run residence hall association that provides both social and educational programming for residents of Petro and Rimrock Hall.
Major structures of the main campus
- McDonald Hall
- Parking Garage / Campus Police
- Art Annex
- Apsaruke Hall
- Cisel Hall
- Alterowitz Arena / Physical Ed Building
- Avitus Group Stadium
- Tennis Courts
- Rimrock Hall
- Petro Hall
- McMullen Hall
- Student Union
- Liberal Arts Building
- Science Building
- College of Education
Petro Hall is a 500-room residence hall completed in 1965. There are 8 floors, including the first floor Petro Theater and the second floor lobby. It is connected directly to the Petro Theater on the first floor, and also connected to the Student Union Building.
Rimrock Hall is 300-room residence hall completed in 1962. There are 6 floors, including the second floor lobby and the first floor Student Union Building.
Student family housing
The student family housing consists of contemporary two and three bedroom units located on the east end of the campus.
The athletic teams are nicknamed the Yellowjackets and compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Montana State University Billings has an active athletic department, including a baseball program that has captured four regular season GNAC championships in the last five years (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019). Other sports include: men's and women's basketball (both making appearances in conference finals over the years), cross country, golf, soccer, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, indoor track, outdoor track, and women's triathlon. The official MSUB song is the Fight Song.
City College at Montana State University Billings
City College at MSU Billings is a two-year college that offers degrees and certifications in fields such as business, computer technology, health and safety, industry and transportation. It was first created in 1969 as the Billings Vocational-Technical Education Center (BVTC). Its governance was passed from the Billings School District to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in 1987, and in 1994, the BVTC was officially merged with MSU Billings and renamed the College of Technology. The name was changed to the present name in 2012 when the MUS Board of Regents voted to change the names of all the colleges of technology in the state.
MSUB Extended Campus
MSUB Extended Campus provides youth programs, community programs, professional development, continuing education (K-12 educator programs), and certificate programs. Their event calendars and course listings are available online.
MSUB Online is Montana State University Billings' Online Portal, featuring a wide array of courses and complete programs of study including certificates and associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees.
Essential departments for student service include:
- Academic Support Center
- Admissions and Records
- Advising and Career Services
- Business Services
- Campus Police
- Campus Store
- Center for Engagement
- Dining Services
- Disability Support Services
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Graduate Studies
- Honors Program
- Residence Life
- Information Technology
- International Studies
- New Student Services
- Native American Achievement Center
- Recreation Activities
- Student Government (ASMSUB)
- Student Health Services
- Student Support Services/TRIO
- Study Abroad
- Veterans' Upward Bound
- Women's and Gender Studies Center
- James Franklin Battin (Class of 1948), US Representative and federal judge
- Chet Blaylock (Class of 1948), State Senator, delegate to Montana constitutional convention, Montana gubernatorial candidate
- Jeff Cysewski (Class of 1984), founder and CEO of SupportMed Inc.
- Melony G. Griffith (Class of 1985), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, member of the Maryland State Senate
- Kristin Korb (Class of 1992), American jazz double bassist and vocalist
- Mikel Kosich (Class of 2015), Current NCAA College Men's Basketball Coach
- Monica Lindeen (Class of 1992), Montana House District 43, US Congress candidate '06, former Montana State Auditor
- Judy Martz, 22nd Governor of Montana
- Roy McPipe (Class of 1974), Drafted by the NBA in '73 and '74, played with the ABA's Utah Stars in 1975
- Chris Nelson (Class of 1985), Founder and CEO of Zoot Enterprises
- Deb Prevost (Class of 1980), played in the WBL from 1978-80 with the Minnesota Fillies and Milwaukee Does
- Kevin Red Star (Native American artist)
- Becky Reno (Class of 1977), founder and President/CEO of City Brew Coffee
- Jon Sonju (Class of 1997), former Montana State Senator and Representative
- Bently Spang (Class of 1991), Northern Cheyenne multidisciplinary artist
- Carl Ueland (Class of 1970) former president and partial owner of Actagro, LLC
- Susan Watters (Class of 1980), United States District Judge of the US District Court for the District of Montana, first female judge to serve in the District of Montana
- Angie Wong (Class of 1989), founder of Wong Global Leadership
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