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Coordinates: 45°47′48″N 108°31′26″W / 45.79667°N 108.52389°W / 45.79667; -108.52389 ( Montana
Montana
State University Billings) Montana
Montana
State University Billings (or MSU Billings) is a state university. Its main campus is located on 110 acres in downtown Billings, Montana, United States.[1][2] Formerly Eastern Montana Normal School when it was founded in 1927, it was then renamed in 1949 to Eastern Montana
Montana
College of Education. In 1965, it became a full-fledged four-year college as Eastern Montana
Montana
College. It merged with Montana
Montana
State University in 1994 under its present name.[3] Currently, the university offers associate’s, bachelor's and master's degrees through the University’s five colleges.[4] The five colleges of Montana
Montana
State University Billings are Arts and Sciences, Business, Allied Health professions, Education and City College.[5] It has the third largest campus population in the Montana
Montana
State University System.[6] Unlike the two bigger universities in the state, MSU Billings has a large proportion of non-traditional students: 40 percent.[7]

The main Campus of Montana
Montana
State University Billings sits at the base of the Rimrocks

Contents

1 Student life

1.1 Major structures of the main campus 1.2 Petro Hall 1.3 Rimrock Hall 1.4 Student family housing

2 Athletics 3 Extensions

3.1 City College at Montana
Montana
State University Billings 3.2 MSUB Extended Campus 3.3 Distance learning

4 Student services 5 Notable alumni 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Student life[edit] 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 student body. Approximately 600 students live on campus in the residence halls. Some of the major student organizations include:

The Associated Students of Montana
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.

Full List of Organizations Major structures of the main campus[edit]

The Liberal Arts Building

McDonald Hall Parking Garage / Campus Police Art Annex / Poly Building Apsaruke Hall Cisel Hall Alterowitz Arena / Physical Ed Building Cenex Stadium Tennis
Tennis
Courts Academic Support Center Rimrock Hall Petro Hall McMullen Hall Student Union Library Liberal Arts Building Science Building College of Education

Petro Hall[edit]

Petro Hall

Petro Hall is a 500-room residence hall completed in 1965.[8] 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[edit]

Rimrock Hall

Rimrock Hall is 300-room residence hall completed in 1962.[9] There are 6 floors, including the second floor lobby and the first floor Student Union Building. Student family housing[edit] The student family housing consists of contemporary two and three bedroom units located on the east end of the campus.[10] Athletics[edit] Main article: Montana
Montana
State Billings Yellowjackets The athletic teams are nicknamed the Yellowjackets and compete in the NCAA's Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Montana
Montana
State University Billings has an active athletic department, including a newly reformed baseball program that captured the 2015 and 2016 GNAC conference championships.[11] 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, tennis, indoor track, and outdoor track. The official MSUB song is the Fight Song. Extensions[edit] City College at Montana
Montana
State University Billings[edit] City College at MSU Billings is a two-year college that offers degrees and certifications in fields such as business, computer technology, transportation, nursing, and safety.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] The university currently runs a free shuttle for students between its main campus and the City College.[15] 1,336 students (all undergraduates) were enrolled at the City College during the 2012 fall semester.[16] MSUB Extended Campus[edit] MSUB Extended Campus provides conference facilities, workforce and professional development, personal enrichment, kids' camps, outreach and a Senior Academy for ages 55+. Their event calendars and course listings are available online. Distance learning[edit] MSUB Online is Montana
Montana
State University Billings' Online Portal, featuring a wide array of courses (over 240 classes) and complete programs of study ranging from certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Student services[edit] Essential departments for student service include:

Academic Support Center Admissions, Records and Registrar Advising Center Beezer's (formerly the Book Depot) Business Services (Cashier, Fee Payment) Campus Police Career Services and Cooperative Education Child Care & Enrichment Center Dining Services Disability Support Services Financial Aid and Scholarships Graduate Studies Honors Program Housing & Residential Life Information Technology International Studies Jacket Student Ambassadors Multicultural Student Services Office for Community Involvement Office of Research Compliance Parking Recreational Activities Student Government (ASMSUB) Student Health Services Student Opportunity Services/TRIO Student Union & Activities Veterans' Upward Bound Women's and Gender Studies Center[17]

Notable alumni[edit]

James Franklin Battin
James Franklin Battin
(Class of 1948), US Representative and federal judge[18] Chet Blaylock (State Senator, delegate to Montana
Montana
constitutional convention, Montana
Montana
gubernatorial candidate)[19] Melony G. Griffith, member of the Maryland House of Delegates[20] Monica Lindeen
Monica Lindeen
( Montana
Montana
House District 43, US Congress
US Congress
candidate '06, Montana
Montana
State Auditor)[21] Judy Martz, 22nd Governor of Montana[22] Roy McPipe (Drafted by the NBA in '73 and '74, played with the ABA's Utah Stars
Utah Stars
in 1975)[23] Chris Nelson (Founder and CEO of Zoot Enterprises)[24] Deb Prevost (played in the WBL from 1978-80 with the Minnesota Fillies and Milwaukee Does)[25] Kevin Red Star (Native American artist)[26] Bently Spang (Northern Cheyenne
Cheyenne
multidisciplinary artist)[27] Mikel Kosich
Mikel Kosich
(Current NCAA College Men's Basketball
Basketball
Coach)[28]

See also[edit]

List of college athletic programs in Montana

References[edit]

^ "General Information". Msubillings.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17.  ^ " Montana
Montana
State University Billings". Geographic Names Information System. United States
United States
Geological Survey.  ^ "History & Overview of MSU Billings". General Information. Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 5 January 2013.  ^ "Degrees, Programs & Minors". Future Students. Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.  ^ "General Information". Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 16 January 2013.  ^ "Fiscal Year Enrollment - Summary Report" (PDF). Montana
Montana
University System. Retrieved 17 January 2013.  ^ http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/montana-state-university-billings-interim-chancellor-focuses-on-nontraditional-students/article_cb412f9c-e2ee-5ea2-85f6-01d4cd85c6b3.html ^ "Campus Maps and Buildings - Petro Hall". Msubillings.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17.  ^ "Campus Maps and Buildings - Rimrock Hall". Msubillings.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17.  ^ "Campus Maps and Buildings - Student Family Housing". Msubillings.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-17.  ^ http://billingsgazette.com/sports/college/gnac/msu-billings/msub-captures-regular-season-gnac-title/article_9e7a63cc-e20b-5682-b2e3-4221daebb92e.html ^ "Degrees & Programs". Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "About the College". Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ Pickett, Mary (21 October 2012). "College of Technology to officially become City College at MSU Billings". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "MSUB Jacket Shuttle". Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "Full and Part Time Enrollment". Institutional Research. Montana State University Billings. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.  ^ http://msubillings.edu/wgsc/ ^ "BATTIN, James Franklin, (1925 - 1996)". Biographical Directory of the United States
United States
Congress. Retrieved October 14, 2012.  ^ "Outstanding Alumni of the 1990s". Montana
Montana
State University Billings. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "Melony Ghee Griffith". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "Monica J. Lindeen". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ " Montana
Montana
Governor Judy Martz". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 14, 2012.  ^ "Roy McPipe". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 14, 2012.  ^ http://www.zootweb.com/executive_biographies.html ^ " Montana
Montana
State Billings Women's Basketball
Basketball
Honors" (PDF). MSUB Sports. Retrieved 18 January 2013.  ^ "Kevin Red Star". Montana
Montana
Arts Council. Retrieved 5 January 2013.  ^ Rod, Luann (11 March 2011). " Bently Spang examines culture with humor in Emerson installation". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Bozeman, Montana. Retrieved 19 December 2012.  ^ "Assistant Coach Mikel Kosich". St. Mary's College of Maryland Athletics. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 

External links[edit]

Official Montana
Montana
State University Billings Website Official Montana
Montana
State University Billings Athletics Website

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Colleges and Universities in Montana

Public: University of Montana
Montana
System

University of Montana–Missoula
University of Montana–Missoula
(Missoula)

Missoula College UM–Western Montana
Montana
Tech Highlands College UM–Helena COT Bitterroot College

Public: Montana
Montana
State University System

Montana
Montana
State University (Bozeman)

MSU-Billings MSU-Northern MSU COT–Great Falls Gallatin College City College

Private institutions

Carroll Great Falls Rocky Mountain

Tribal institutions

Aaniiih Nakoda CC Blackfeet CC Chief Dull Knife Fort Belknap College Fort Peck CC Little Big Horn Salish Kootenai Stone Child College

Community Colleges (CC)

Dawson CC Miles CC Flathead Valley CC

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Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Members

Alaska Nanooks Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Central Washington Wildcats Concordia–Oregon Cavaliers Montana
Montana
State Billings Yellowjackets Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks Saint Martin's Saints Seattle Pacific Falcons Simon Fraser Clan Western Oregon Wolves Western Washington Vikings

Affiliates

Azusa Pacific Cougars Humboldt State Lumberjacks Mary Marauders

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Montana
Montana
State University

Affiliates

Montana
Montana
State University–Bozeman MSU–Billings MSU–Northern Great Falls College Montana
Montana
State University

Athletics

Men's basketball Women's basketball Football Bobcat Stadium Worthington Arena Football rivalry Fight song

Media

The Exponent KGLT KNMC
KNMC
(90.1 FM) KUHM KUSM KYPX

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