Instead of heading for lunch on Wednesday at Billings West High School, 17-year-old Ashley Barrett and seven of her classmates were in an upstairs computer lab getting some help as they applied to colleges.
The Montana University System Board of Regents approved two-year education plans, discussed new student programs and got updates on grants and other programs from campuses across the system on Wednesday.
MISSOULA — Students at the University of Montana who aren’t old enough to purchase alcohol are required to take a new statewide tutorial this semester on the dangers and consequences of drinking.
Institutions of higher learning offer everything from two-year associate degrees on up in a wide range of fields.
The fourth and final Montana State University Billings chancellor candidate said on Friday during an open forum that the university’s options — offering two-year, four-year and master’s degree programs and a strong online program — set it apart.
Ricardo Maestas, one of four finalists for Montana State University Billings’ chancellor position, said Thursday that he resigned from a Texas university presidency in 2013 because he felt he’d done what he was hired to do and it was time to move on.
Dawson Community College, in Glendive, will give high school students the chance to get a feel for and learn more about attending college in March.
Billings West graduate Mary Osborne competed for Stanford in 1980 and made the U.S. Olympic team. She never got to go Moscow, however, when President Jimmy Carter ordered a boycott of the Olympics due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Higher education officials in Billings have been anticipating that this academic year would bring decreasing enrollment — which is exactly what happened — and are working to prevent similar outcomes in the future.
MSU Billings basketball, golf and softball players help Alyssa Radue move her storage containers into her dormitory room as the dorms opened Sunday. Team members Sami Everett, Breanna Wilson Jesyka MacDonald and Bradley Harrelson helped the family with the move.
Students and staff members filled RMC's Fortin Center Auditorium for a panel discussion with astronauts, a biophysicist and moderator. Astronauts attending were Col. Walter Cunningham, second from right, Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt, second from left, and Dr. Loren Acton, right. The attending…
Students and staff members fill RMC's Fortin Center Auditorium for Friday's panel discussion.
Flowers and photos of Jim Krumm and Heidi Arnold from the memorial service held for the couple sit around the Foucault's Pendulum in the Wold Science Center at Casper College.
Memorial messages to Jim Krumm and Heidi Arnold sit outside the classroom where Krumm was killed as part of a makeshift memorial at Casper College.
Wyoming defensive end Miraldo Michel celebrates a sack in the first quarter against Air Force during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Laramie, Wyo. Air Force won 28-27. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Kyle Grantham)
Wyoming quarterback Jason Thompson (17) tries to break away from Air Force's Alex Means (9) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Laramie, Wyo. Air Force won 28-27. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Kyle Grantham)
Students at Montana State University Billings head to classes and lunch Monday. The number of students attending the university this fall dropped slightly from last year, to 5,081.