The last month of the year is upon us, along with the holidays and chill in the air it is time to gear up for another season of winter sports.
Big Sky Resort is now open and I figured it’s only fitting to place a link to find an update on snow conditions http://www.bigskyresort.com/the-mountain/conditions-and-snow-report.
According to Bridger Bowl’s website, they have a projected opening date of Friday, December 6th. That’s this week people! Here’s a link for some more information as well as snow conditions and other things to reference http://bridgerbowl.com/.
Now if skiing or snowboarding isn’t your cup of tea there are a varieties of ways to stay active this winter, and if you don’t have the gear, never fear. Students on campus can rent outdoor equipment for a bargain through our outdoor rec center located on campus. Here is a link to a list of some possible items that students can rent http://www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/equipment.php.
Don’t french fry when you should pizza, keep your tips up and every other skiing saying imaginable!
This past weekend was the annual CAT/griz football game between Montana State University and the University of Montana. The excitement and VIM could be felt in the air with events like the “Undie Run” where students braved the 20 degree weather with a quick jog around campus in their skivvies followed up that evening by an amazing concert from the Zac Brown Band on campus and the football game between MSU and UM. While the game didn’t go the Cats way, Bozeman and MSU was able to win the annual “Can the Griz/Can the Cats” food drive bringing in over 100,000 pounds of food compared to Missoula/UM’s 56,000 pounds of food, although there are no losers in that competition as it is for such a wonderful cause.
Before the game kicked off, both Cats and Griz were united to celebrate one nation with the singing of our National Anthem and the unveiling of the field sized American Flag. You can take a look at the video by going HERE.
As students are busy enjoying their break, now is a great time to get your APPLICATION for admission submitted to MSU!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and as always… GO CATS!
Did you know that there are numerous ways you can connect to Montana State University through social media? Besides our blogs you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! All of these sites provide a great way for you to stay updated about all of the exciting things happening at MSU.
If you are a high school senior considering MSU, you can join our Montana State University Class of 2018 group to meet your future classmates! The MSU Class of 2018 page also receives updates about the admissions process that are helpful during the college decision process.
Be sure to also follow the Montana State University Facebook Page and the Admissions Twitter account @admissionsmsu to stay up to date about all the events and news happening on campus.
Love seeing pictures of MSU and Bozeman? Then you will want to follow us on Instagram @admissionsmsu! Use hashtags like #montananstateuniversity and #montanastate to connect your conversations and pictures on Twitter and Instagram to other Bobcats!
When asking someone at MSU what there is to do for fun in town you might hear them say, “If you’re bored in Bozeman, you’re doing something wrong.” Whether you are heading downtown to get some coffee or have a backpacking trip planned for the weekend the fact of the matter is you don’t have to travel far to your destination. However our students don’t even need to leave campus to get involved with a club or recreational organization! Did you know that MSU has more than 300 clubs and organizations?
There really is something for everyone! I’d like to highlight a few of our unique clubs but be sure to take a look at the list using the link below to see them all.
The Dead Lizards Society
Do you love dinos? Are you constantly on the look out for fossils? Do you want to discuss literature, opportunities, and paleontology? Look no further than this cretaceous club!
Tactical Action Gaming (T.A.G.)
Have you ever wondered how long you could last in the zombie apocalypse? Wonder no more! Join this club to take part in the campus-wide epic survival game of humans vs. zombies and more!
Global Culture Club
If you want to travel the world and love learning about cultures all over the world join this club to take part in activities with like minded individuals.
These are obviously only a few of so many different types of clubs. There are sports, lifestyle, support clubs and honor societies so be sure to look over the list to find your favorites!
(MSU’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team)
Over the past couple of seasons, Montana State University has been spoiled with Quarterback DeNarius McGhee’s play on the field. McGhee has lead the Bobcat’s to shares of three consecutive conference titles, has the opportunity on November 23rd to join an almost unheard of group of individuals that have lead their teams to victories over the Grizzlies in three out of their four seasons in uniform, and has ushered in a new era of success for the Bobcat Football program.
Beginning his Freshman season, in which he beat the in-state rival Grizzlies AT WASHINGTON GRIZZLY STADIUM, DeNarius has brought a confidence to Bobcat Football comparable only to the seasons of legendary Bobcat QB, Travis Lulay, who also topped the Grizzlies on the road in his Freshman season. In fact, there is an endless list of comparisons between the two Quarterbacks, but possibly none is more impressive than the list of ELITE Quarterbacks that DeNarius joined Lulay on last week during the 34-16 Bobcat victory over Weber State University. With a 35 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, McGhee became the 14th college quarterback in HISTORY to throw for more than 10,000 yards, while rushing for more than 1,000 in his career. With only 14 players on the list in the history of college football, it should be noted that Montana State University is the only school with two players on the list.
This weekend, DeNarius will lead the Bobcats against The University of California – Davis, who joined into the Big Sky Conference just last year.
Thanks for reading, and as always…
For those of you not living in Bozeman, MT the temperatures are taking a turn downward. As a result, the campus as well as the entire valley has witnessed the leaves start to change color.
This means a number of things, a higher frequency of flannel shirts seen, hot beverages, and snow in the higher elevations. Snow equates to skiing/snowboarding and skiing/snowboarding equates to FUN! For all you snow sport enthusiasts winter is just around the corner, and no matter what season it is, Go Cats!
This week marks one of the oldest collegiate traditions as Homecoming has descended on Bozeman and Montana State University! This week sees current students, alum from all over the country and the Bozeman community come together to celebrate MSU! The events kicked off this evening with the first annual Blue and Gold “Dye Hard” Fun Run; continues with the Hike to the M where students hike to Mt. Baldy to paint our college M; the Homecoming Pep Rally tomorrow night and finally the Homecoming Parade and Bobcat Football game against Northern Arizona! The wonderful traditions like the “Hello Walk” and the selling of yellow mums at the football game by our student AdvoCats are just small parts that help bring past and present Bobcats together even though they may be generations a part. Homecoming is a way to come together as one big Bobcat Family and celebrate all that our Alumni have accomplished and all our future Alumni will do! Bobcat Born, Bobcat Bred, Bobcat until the day I’m dead. Go Cats!
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”- St Augustine
Interested in travel? Then you should check out the Study Abroad program at MSU! Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to take courses at another university in a different country while maintaining their MSU student status. Students can elect from numerous destinations allowing them to experience other cultures and histories while making progress on their MSU degree. In the past students have gone to locations like Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and many other places. Students can do their study abroad starting their sophomore year but it’s never too early to start thinking about it and planning!
It’s an incredible opportunity and I hope you consider it! Be sure to check out the Study Abroad website for more information!
Taken by: Amy Young
Last week I packed close to 50 pounds of Ski Posters, scholarship fliers and applications into my suitcase and jumped on a plane headed for Burlington Vermont. You know what that means don’t you? It’s travel season and MSU Representatives are coming to you!
We couldn’t be more excited!
In the next few months we five representatives will be visiting a few hundred high schools, standing behind the tables at quite a few college fairs and hosting special events in 16 states. So check out our schedules online and come out to hear about all the exciting things happening at Montana State. We’ll be sharing facts and statistics, offering special insight to over 150 academic areas of study, and handing out tons of informational materials, including applications!
If we aren’t visiting your area don’t worry, you can contact any of us to ask some questions and learn about MSU.
I’m hoping to show you all why every day is a great day to be a Bobcat!
See you soon!
As I sit down to write this blog, I am looking out the window at a beautiful 70 degree day. With another (possibly) record breaking class on campus things are in full swing, and off to, yet another, wonderful start at Montana State University.
Classes have started up, the football team has already chalked up a win at our annual Gold Rush game, and tonight we will celebrate the beginning of the academic year with our annual Convocation festivities.
While things are already rolling on campus, the Office of Admissions is ready to hit the ground running towards the Fall of 2014. Keep an eye on this blog and we will be sure to keep you up to date on all the happenings throughout the year.
As always, thank you for reading, and…