BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A worker is recovering after falling about 30 feet (9.1 meters) down an elevator shaft at an administrative building on the campus of Montana State University.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has concluded that a former play-by-play broadcaster for football and men's basketball sexually harassed a woman who was a reporter for the...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has agreed to pay $120,000 to a former student who claimed school officials discriminated against him when they expelled him for allegedly...
Data shows higher professor salaries at Montana State
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Data indicates that professors at Montana State University earn about $19,000 more on average than professors at the University of Montana.
Montana State officials plan to rebuild collapsed gyms
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The two gyms on the Montana State University campus that collapsed last month have been demolished and officials say they plan to rebuild them.
Montana State University Billings to cut 37 programs
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University Billings will cut 37 programs in an effort to align its coursework with student and workforce needs.
Crews begin demolition of MSU gyms where roofs collapsed
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Crews have started demolishing part of a Montana State University gym complex where two roofs collapsed following heavy snowfall earlier this month.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The engineering college dean at Montana State University says he doesn't see the collapse of two gym roofs on campus as a failure by engineers who designed the...
Committee supports nearly $80M in infrastructure bonding
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative committee is supporting a plan to borrow nearly $80 million to pay for state building projects and maintenance, along with local infrastructure.
Second gym roof collapses at Montana State University
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A second gym roof has collapsed at Montana State University as officials had expected.
The North Gym's roof collapsed Saturday evening, two days after the student...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University officials assessing the damage after a gym roof collapsed say the roof of a connected building is also likely to fail.
Roof collapses on Montana State University campus
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Part of the roof at a Montana State University fitness center in Bozeman has collapsed.
The university says the collapse occurred early Thursday morning at the fitness...
Montana State University reports record spring enrollment
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment for the spring semester at Montana State University has set a record for the 11th consecutive year with 15,694 students.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports enrollment this year increased by nearly 200 students from last spring. Enrollment is up by more than 4,300 students from spring 2008.
Montana State University fraternities ban hard liquor
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials say the seven fraternities at Montana State University have voluntarily given up hard liquor.
Montana State raises $413 million in eight-year campaign
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has completed its most successful fundraising campaign ever, raising more than $413 million in eight years.
Japanese internment take focus in new college course
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Heart Mountain looms above the Cody, Wyoming-area landscape, visible from miles around.
Its namesake World War II-era Japanese internment camp is less apparent.
Montana State announcer resigns amid harassment claims
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University's play-by-play broadcaster for football and men's basketball has resigned after the university investigated a reporter's complaint that he sexually harassed her, an allegation that he denies.
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MSU asks if professor-student romances should be banned
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State University task force is surveying campus to determine if romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students should be banned.
Montana State settles lawsuit over sexual harassment
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has agreed to pay $175,000 to a former student who filed a civil lawsuit alleging the school was negligent in hiring a convicted sex offender as a music teacher.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports MSU did not admit liability and settled the case earlier this month to avoid further litigation.
Regents approve 2 percent raises for top administrators
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a 2 percent pay raise for 13 top administrators within the Montana university system.
Montana State University President Waded Cruzado, University of Montana President Seth Bodnar and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian will be paid just over $320,000 a year, beginning Feb. 1.
Montana State gets $12M for Native American center
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University officials say a $12 million donation will be used to build a center on campus for Native American students.
MSU President Waded Cruzado made the announcement Monday during an Indigenous People's Day celebration, saying "a promise to Native American people will be kept and a dream will be fulfilled."
Campus safety report: MSU reports more rapes than UM
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Campus safety reports show that students at Montana State University were arrested or cited last year for violating drug and alcohol laws 10 times more often than their counterparts at the University of Montana.
Montana State University enrollment nears 17K
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University continues to set enrollment records, with nearly 17,000 students this fall.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the university in Bozeman saw its enrollment increase by 199 students over last fall, to 16,902 students — a 1.2 percent increase.
Montana justices side with university in professor sex case
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a university accused of hiring and supervising a music professor despite sexual-misconduct allegations.
The high court ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by saying a former student should win her case without trial because Montana State University destroyed email evidence.
MSU officials propose regulating drone use on campus
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University officials are working on a policy that would restrict drones use on campus for hobbyists, researchers and commercial operators.
Montana State Title IX head leaves in midst of lawsuit
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The administrator responsible for upholding protections against sex discrimination at Montana State University has left her position in the midst of a federal lawsuit accusing her and the university of bias.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana university is installing an elevator in a historic campus building, ensuring that students with disabilities can reach administrative offices.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources.
MSU asks regents to try again for Romney Hall
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University leaders want to ask the Legislature again for millions of dollars to renovate historic Romney Hall and create 1,000 classroom seats for its growing number of students.
The state Board of Regents is meeting next week in Havre and will vote on 10 major construction projects to forward to Gov. Steve Bullock, in hopes that he will add them to his budget recommendations to the 2019 Legislature.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University faculty members have voted against establishing an economic research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Montana State awarded $378K in suicide prevention grants
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University received $378,000 in suicide prevention grants to expand two programs.
A $221,000 grant will improve a program that offers online videos that teach adults coping strategies to reduce anxiety and depression. The videos offered under the Thrive-Montana program are chosen based on the person's answers to a series of questions.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.
The former student claims in a lawsuit Montana State University is to blame for hiring convicted sex offender Shuichi Komiyama.
Montana District Court Judge James Reynolds ruled Wednesday the university damaged the former student's case by failing to preserve all relevant emails concerning Komiyama.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years of probation, all suspended, after pleading guilty to giving a Montana State University student a powerful synthetic drug, leading to the student's death.
Montana State University photography professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship
BOZEMAN — Montana State University photography professor Ian van Coller has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship for his photographs that document deep time and paleoclimatology worldwide.
BOZEMAN — Mervin Gunderson passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2018. in his home just outside of Bozeman. Mervin Gary Gunderson was born on Dec. 16, 1947, to Martin Tilfred Gunderson and Muriel Anne (Wells) Gunderson, in Malta. They moved to Great Falls, where Merv attended C.M. Russel high school and was in the first graduating class of the school. Merv attended a year at Great Falls Community College, where he met Patricia Jane Patterson. They were married on Aug. 3, 1968. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Korea as a crew chief "SP5" on the Bell UH-1B and the UH-1D (Huey) helicopter. After his service, Mervin attended Montana State University and received a Bachelors in Sociology with a Police Science option. He then spent the next 30 years working for the Montana State University police department, and finally retiring as a Lieutenant.
An event in its 50th year will at the same time mark a new era for one department at Montana State University Billings.
The occasion is the annual powwow, a university-sponsored event that has found a home at the Alterowitz Gymnasium. The powwow is steeped in Native American tradition and bursting with color and dance.
This year marks a half-century of the event at MSUB.
GOP challengers to Tester meet in first US Senate debate
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Each of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Montana's U.S. Senate election this fall said Thursday that he has the best shot of ousting Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.
Businessman Troy Downing, former District Judge Russell Fagg, state Sen. Al Olszewski and State Auditor Matt Rosendale spent most of their first debate introducing themselves and establishing their conservative bona fides for the crowd at Montana State University.
The Latest: GOP candidates meet in Montana Senate debate
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat (all times local):
Each of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Montana's U.S. Senate election this fall says he has the best shot of ousting Democratic incumbent Jon Tester this fall.
Businessman Troy Downing, former District Judge Russell Fagg, state Sen. Al Olszewski and State Auditor Matt Rosendale met in their first debate Thursday night at Montana State University.
MSU Northern settles with Native American student group over discrimination charges
Montana State University Northern has agreed to address diversity issues and improve outreach to Native American students as part of a settlement with a student group.
The Sweetgrass Society, a Native American student group, launched complaints last year against the university with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.
This Montana State University Billings chancellor candidate is no stranger to financial hardship
Carmen Simone's goal had always been to work in education.
“I knew through my entire academic career that I wanted to be a teacher,” she said.
She did just that in 2000, when the Watford City, North Dakota, native took a job as a professor at Casper College. She rose again to administrative positions that led to her current job as president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado.
Montana State University professors open debate over center
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University faculty members have opened debate on whether to establish an economics research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Montana State University breaks spring enrollment record
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has set a new spring enrollment record for the 10th year in a row.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Wednesday that the university enrolled 15,496 students this semester. That's up 272 students from last spring's enrollment.
The university set an enrollment record in the fall with 16,703 students, bolstering its position as the state's largest campus.
Montana State University photography professor Ian van Coller's efforts to shine a light on climate change have resulted in a series of art books documenting diminishing glaciers, including one that is on exhibit at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Montana State fraternity to be shut down for 3 years
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will be shutting down for the next three academic years.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that university officials on Tuesday reached an agreement with the fraternity's national headquarters.
University Dean of Students Matt Caires says the decision follows years of incidents that endangered student health and safety.
Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who said an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.
Yellowstone superintendent to receive honorary degree at MSU
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent is set to receive an honorary doctorate degree in letters from Montana State University.
Dan Wenk, who has been the park's superintendent since 2011, manages more than 2.2 million acres (0.9 million hectares), millions of visitors and a staff of about 800.
Regents approve new UM president, MSU dorm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The state Board of Regents has approved the hiring of the new University of Montana president and Montana State University's plan to spend $58 million on a 480-bed dormitory.
Montana campus leaders promise no faculty furloughs
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University's President is promising that faculty and staff won't be furloughed though the state university system faces $4.5 million in budget cuts.
Montana lawmakers wrapped up a special session this week intended to fill a state budget shortfall. The Montana University System anticipated a $44 million budget cut without a special session.
BOZEMAN — Fans attending this weekend’s Cat-Griz football game should plan extra time to enter Bobcat Stadium due to added security measures for the annual rivalry game.
Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with kickoff at noon. Montana State University police advise fans to enter the stadium between 11 and 11:15 a.m. to ensure they get to their seats before kickoff. Arriving later may mean long lines, MSU Police Chief Frank Parrish said.