January 21-29, 2019


photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. imposed on a photo of the MSUB campus and campus bell.
We would like to formally invite you to join Montana State University Billings in celebrating the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Monday Jan. 21


Campus Lawn Passive Programing begins

Brings awareness to how many college students lives are taken by suicide each year.  Programing will continue all week.


Change Wars in the Residence Halls

The floor with the most change will win a pizza party.  All the change collected will be donated to Tumbleweed.

Event will continue all week.


Bell Ringing Ceremony & Reception

9:45am, Peaks to Plains Park
Main Contact: Pete Buchanan
On Monday January 21st, 2019, 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.



Time: TBD

Main Contact: Jessie Hahne


I have a Dream display on the MSUB University campus
Tuesday Jan. 22


Frank King at MSUB (keynote)

7:00pm, Petro Theater
Main Contact: Katelyn Focht
Frank King will speak about suicide prevention.


Wednesday Jan. 23


Welcome Back for Veterans

Time: 12:00pm

Main Contact: Dawn Githens

romote University Services at the Veteran’s Center. Food and snacks provided.


Know the Signs Trivia Table and Break the Stigma Photo Booth  

Time: 5-7pm, Residence Halls

Main Contact: Tyler Bradley

Residents will spin a wheel, answer a question related to suicide prevention for a chance for prizes, and then they can take a photo with props that we’ll send them that they can put out on social media to break the stigmas around mental health topics.


Thursday Jan. 24


Lunch and Learn: Suicide in College: Connecting Concern to Action

12:00pm, Beartooth Room
Main Contact: Darla Tyler-McSherry, Jessie Hahne  

“Come enjoy an interactive lunch featuring a look at the biology of mental illness and the myths that surround suicide. Join our Student Health Services Nurse, Russ, and Mental Health Counselor, Jenna for an engaging conversation.”


Game Day Sponsor at Basketball Game

5:15pm Women’s Basketball Game

7:30pm Men’s Basketball Game

Tabling with resources on suicide.


Friday Jan. 25


Eagle Staff Ceremony

Time: TBD

Main Contact: Dawn Githens and Reno Charette


Saturday Jan. 26


Service Saturday

9:30am, SUB Atrium
Main Contact: Pete Buchanan


Tuesday Jan. 29


QPR Training

Time: 12-1pm, Banquet A&B

Main Contact: Darla Tyler-McSherry


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