power of one week

Reaching Resilience

January 15-20, 2018


We would like to formally invite you to join Montana State University Billings in celebrating the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


2018 Featured Speaker

Frank Warren from PostSecret


Monday Jan. 15


Bell Ringing Ceremony & Reception
9:50am, Peaks to Plains Park
Main Contact: Aaron Like (Housing)

On Monday January 15th, 2018, Montana State University Billings will commemorate Dr. King’s Jr. life with a Bell Ringing Ceremony. The ringing of the bell symbolizes the quest for peace, along with justice, human rights, and social and economic progress for all people. The symbol of the bell also embraces America’s historic Liberty Bell, the representation of independence. Montana State University Billings has been honoring Martin Luther King Jr. for over 20 years.


Tuesday Jan 16


PostSecret Live at MSUB (keynote)
7:00pm, Petro Theater
Main Contact: Amanda Olson (SUB)

Frank Warren is the creator of PostSecret, a collaborative art project that celebrates the transformative power of telling our stories. It started when Frank invited people to mail him artful secrets on postcards. Over the years, more than a million have arrived at his suburban home anonymously from around the world. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, the secrets reflect complex issues of intimacy, stigma, meaning, humor, and desire.


Wednesday Jan 17


DIY Stress Relief Craft
11am-1pm, City College
Main Contact: Amanda Olson (SUB)

Students can take a break between classes to make their own stress relief ball.


Inside Out Film Screening
6:00pm, Petro Theater
Main Contact: Amanda Olson (SUB)

Emotions run wild in the mind of a young girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness each have their own ideas about how she should handle her new surroundings.

This film screening will help us continue the conversation of reaching resilience, navigating emotions, and making this a conversation that is no longer stigmatized. This event is Junior Jackets approved.


Thursday Jan 18


DIY Stress Relief Craft
11am-1pm, LA Building
Main Contact: Amanda Olson (SUB)

Students can take a break between classes to make their own stress relief ball.


“What’s Next?” a Workshop for Reaching Resilience and Setting Goals (Workshop)
6:00pm, Beartooth Room
Main Contact: Kristin Peterman (SUB)


This workshop will help increase student resilience in moving past their secret and facilitate goal setting in order to do so.  Students who attend this workshop will receive a free e-book, “What’s Next” by Karen Grosz.


Saturday Jan 20


Service Saturday
9:30am, SUB Atrium
Main Contact: OCI


photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. imposed on a photo of the MSUB campus and campus bell.


»» 2018 Power of One poster



Promotional Video

Check out the student created promotional video for Power of One Week.




I have a Dream display on the MSUB University campus