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UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When NASA’s Orion spacecraft left its launch pad mounted atop United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., last week, two University of Wyoming alumni watched from the ground as their efforts ascended into orbit.

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MSUB committee will look for ways to retain students

MSUB committee will look for ways to retain students

Montana State University Billings has taken the first steps to identify what its students need to succeed and find ways to improve student retention rates.

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MSUB projects $4.4M budget gap for next school year

MSUB projects $4.4M budget gap for next school year

Montana State University Billings could face a $4.4 million budget shortfall for the 2015-2016 academic year, and school officials said Monday they’re already working to find a solution.

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From dropping out to doctorate

From dropping out to doctorate

Even as a kid, Kevin Majewski had always known that he wanted to go to college.

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West High student credits Upward Bound with love for science

West High student credits Upward Bound with love for science

Going into high school, Billings West High senior Erica Noble thought she knew the career she wanted to pursue but that quickly changed with her involvement in the local arm of a federal program designed to prepare some students for college.

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Upward Bound helped actress find college, career

Upward Bound helped actress find college, career

To date, 2005 Billings Skyview High graduate Marie Burke has been featured in a trio of national commercials, three television shows and two films.

December 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

As Marissa Henthorn and Alice Zeeb — both seniors at Billings Senior High — tapped away on laptops, Michelle Watson offered advice and tips on the tricky and sometimes exhausting process of finding and applying for college scholarships.

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UW Faculty Senate favors gun-free campus

UW Faculty Senate favors gun-free campus

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate has approved a resolution supporting a gun-free campus.

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Gillette dorm construction could begin in spring

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Construction could begin in the spring on a new dorm building at Gillette College.

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Guest opinion: Southern Baptist leader: Listen to fears in Ferguson

On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina.

November 23, 2014 10:25 am
Wyoming Catholic College a candidate for accreditation

Wyoming Catholic College a candidate for accreditation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Catholic College in Lander is seeking federally recognized accreditation.

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No community college tuition hikes in 2015

No community college tuition hikes in 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Students attending Wyoming's seven community colleges will not see their tuition increased next year.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina but they plan more steps to make sure doesn't happen.

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Tuition hikes concern some UW faculty, students

Tuition hikes concern some UW faculty, students

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Some faculty and students at the University of Wyoming question whether the tuition increases approved last week by UW trustees put too much of the college’s financial burden on students.

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Yellowstone Christian College receives $50K scholarship donation

Billings’ Yellowstone Christian College announced this week that it has received a $50,000 donation for student scholarships.

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MSUB rolls out new pre-engineering program

MSUB rolls out new pre-engineering program

You won’t find anyone with an engineering degree from Montana State University Billings, but there’s a good chance that in a few years, there’ll be plenty who took the first steps toward earning it there.

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Frigid temperatures don't hinder medicine wheel ceremony at MSUB

Frigid temperatures don't hinder medicine wheel ceremony at MSUB

As she used a bowl filled with smoldering tobacco to smudge rocks adorned with the names of American military veterans, Montana State University Billings student Kaja Anderson listed off the names she hoped to add to the rocks.

November 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss with state lawmakers in next year’s legislative session, UW President Dick McGinity said.

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Guest opinion: Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: “Millions of young people are just stuck. They can’t buy homes, they can’t buy cars ... all because they are struggling under the weight of student loan debt.”

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