2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

University Facilities and Support Services cont'd

Academic Support Center

(406) 657-1641

The Academic Support Center provides services to support the academic success of Montana State University Billings students.  The Learning Lab provides tutors to assist all students in completing math and writing assignments.  Graduate students may be particularly interested that writing tutors are available to assist students in the utilization of APA standard format.  The Academic Support Center Learning Lab is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Disability Support Services

Academic Support Center, (406) 657-2283 (V/VP)

Disability Support Services assists in creating an accessible university community where students with documented disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.  We coordinate the provision of reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible and amenable learning environment, and promote self-determination for the students we serve.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to identify themselves and request appropriate accommodations.

Montana State University Billings Alumni Association

(located at 2712 Normal Avenue)
(406) 247-5780

The Montana State University Billings Alumni Association serves as a link between the University and its graduates.

While strengthening the University by bringing alumni to a better awareness of the progress and growth taking place at Montana State University Billings, it also brings to the attention of the University the types of programs that will address the needs of alumni in their communities.  The Alumni Association’s programs and activities are funded in part through Alumni Gold Circle membership dues.

Montana State University Billings Foundation

2615 Virginia Lane, (406) 657-2244

The Montana State University Billings Foundation receives and administers gifts, grants and bequests to support scholarships and special needs of the University which cannot be met through public funds.  It is incorporated in the State of Montana as a nonprofit organization for charitable and educational purposes.

Jackets and Company

SUB, (406) 657-2121, 800-201-3794

Jackets and Company operates two retail outlets located on campus and provides the campus community with textbooks, supplies, and supplemental learning tools required in academic courses.  Jackets and Company also carries a wide selection of school and office supplies, imprinted apparel, computers, software, gifts, greeting cards, and sundries at competitive prices.  You can visit Jackets and Company on line at www.jacketsandcompany.com.

Physical Education Facility

(406) 657-2370

Students majoring in Health and Physical Education can draw on the facilities of the Physical Education Building.  The building includes a 3,300-seat gymnasium with a varsity basketball court, two regulation volleyball courts, badminton and tennis courts; the south balcony which has space for indoor archery, golf, and baseball pitching and batting; the north balcony, with a combatives area; two handball courts, usable for racquetball and squash; a 25-yard swimming pool equipped with one and three meter diving boards, a spectator gallery, and an underwater observation window; dressing rooms for men and women with disabilities and an elevator with direct access to the swimming pool; men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with showers; training room with built-in whirlpool; human performance lab used for physical fitness testing and studies; and a fitness center with aerobic, selectorized, and free weight equipment.

The facility also includes an annex which has a large gymnasium divisible by curtains into two sections, each with a high school-sized basketball court; two tennis courts; three volleyball courts; six badminton courts; four racquetball-handball courts with glass back-walls and an instructor’s gallery; and a suspended running track, 14 laps to the mile.

Recreational Activities

PE 016, (406) 657-2881

The MSU Billings Recreational Activities Program offers a wide range of activities.  It provides all students, faculty, and staff with recreational opportunities in competitive and noncompetitive events as well as organized and informal activities as regularly as their time and interest permit.

Intramural Sports
Competition is scheduled for individual, dual, and team sports.  Participation is generally arranged in men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions for each activity.  These range from the traditional team sports of flag football, volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, and softball, to the popular individual and dual sports such as racquetball, tennis, golf, and disc golf..  Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of experience or skill.

Leisure Recreation
This informal activity allows those not wishing to be a part of a structured program to make use of our fine recreational facilities.  The Physical Education Building includes two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, four racquetball/handball courts, a new fitness center, an indoor jogging track and locker rooms.  Outdoor activity areas include two playing fields, a new softball field, and four lighted tennis courts housed inside an all-weather bubble.

Yellowstone Public Radio

406 Marbara Lane, (406) 657-2941

Yellowstone Public Radio (YPR) is a public radio network licensed to Montana State University Billings.  The broadcast signal originates from the Joseph S. Sample Studios on the MSUB campus as KEMC-FM and can be heard on 10 stations and twenty-six translators throughout Montana and northern Wyoming.  YPR provides regional, national, and international news and information and public affairs programming, as well as programming focusing on the arts and humanities, classical music, jazz, folk/bluegrass, and other musical genres to a weekly audience of more than 45,000 listeners.

Yellowstone Public Radio is affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM), and the WFMT Fine Arts Network.

Yellowstone Public Radio can be heard at these frequencies in the following MONTANA communities:  Ashland 89.1, Big Sky 95.9, Big Timber 89.3, Billings 91.7, Bozeman/Gallatin County 102.1/Bozeman 95.9, Broadus 91.9, Chester & the Sweetgrass Hills 100.1, Colstrip 88.5/88.9, Columbus 88.5, Conrad 91.3, Cut Bank 88.9, Emigrant & Paradise/Shields River Valleys 91.1,  Forsyth 91.1, Glasgow 91.9, Glendive 88.5, Hardin 91.7, Havre 91.7, Helena 96.7/89.1, Livingston 88.5/90.1, Miles City 90.7, Red Lodge 89.1, Shelby 90.3, Stanford/Lewistown 89.5, Terry 91.9, Wolf Point 88.3.
And in the following WYOMING communitiesBuffalo 91.9, Cody 88.5, Greybull, Lovell & Powell 91.5, Sheridan 88.1, Worland 88.5, Yellowstone Park 103.9.

Yellowstone Public Radio can also be heard online at ypradio.org

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