May 6, 2019


Buzzin Beyond MSUB

MSU Billings hosts free public events during tour of eastern Montana 

MSUB will be Buzzin’ Beyond Billings this May



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266

MSU BILLINGS NEWS — Montana State University Billings is launching its second Buzzin’ Beyond Billings tour of eastern Montana to take place May 7-9. The community, alumni, and friends of the university are invited to alumni social events at four tour stop locations.

Meet with Yellowjacket staff, faculty, and administrators from a variety of campus departments. Representatives from athletics, recruitment, development, alumni and others will be available for questions and MSUB updates.

MSU Billings Chancellor Dan Edelman will be on tour and hopes to meet people from all over eastern Montana as the group travels to Lame Deer, Colstrip, Miles City, Glendive, Sidney, Poplar, and Glasgow throughout the three days.

MSU Billings is stopping in the following communities during the Buzzin’ Beyond Billings tour:
• Lame Deer – May 7: MSUB will visit Chief Dull Knife College as well as the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Office to meet with education and tribal leaders. Students at Lame Deer High School will also be able to hear from the university during science presentations.

• Colstrip – May 7: The next stop on the tour is Colstrip High School. Science presentations will be made while participants enjoy lunch with students. The university’s provost and deans will also be present to talk with school leaders.

• Miles City – May 7: In Miles City, science presentations will be held at Custer County District High School. For the evening’s events, all are invited to attend an alumni social at Stockman Bank West from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Glendive – May 8: The bus will make several stops in Glendive. First, science presentations will be made at Dawson County High School. Meanwhile, Chancellor Edelman and others will visit Dawson Community College to speak with administration and strengthen partnerships. Guests are invited to the Stockman Bank Community Room for a free alumni luncheon held from 12 to 1 p.m.

• Sidney – May 8: The bus will then travel to Sidney High School for faculty science presentations. The community is invited to an alumni social from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stockman Bank.

• Poplar – May 9: Following a leadership visit and presentations at Poplar High School and Fort Peck Community College, there will be a community breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. at FPCC in the Greet the Dawn Auditorium. Hear updates from the university and meet with the group while enjoying a free meal.

• Glasgow – May 9: The tour will conclude with a visit to Glasgow. Participants will visit Glasgow High School for faculty science presentations. Meanwhile, Chancellor Edelman and others will visit the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park as well as make a stop at KLTZ Radio.

The science presentations will be hosted by MSUB faculty, with the help of The Atomic Circus and Molecular Midway. The group is excited to hear from and meet people from all over eastern Montana as they travel the region.

“Many MSU Billings students and alumni have deep roots in eastern Montana. Often they’ve had to come to Billings to learn about the great things we’re doing on campus. Now, we’re coming to them in force – to meet them on the plains of our state face-to-face. We want to connect with Eastern Montana communities as well as the families and friends of our Yellowjackets, past and future. Our aim is to raise awareness, entice prospective students, and strengthen relationships with the people who matter most to our university,” said Chancellor Edelman.

Tour activities are sponsored by the MSU Billings Foundation, MSU Billings, Fort Peck Community College, Stockman Bank, Cross Petroleum Service, and Smith, Lange & Halley.

RSVP’s for the alumni events are appreciated, but not required. To RSVP, call (406) 247-5781 or email

For more information about the Buzzin’ Beyond Billings tour, visit or contact Gillette Vaira, director of alumni relations at (406) 657-2253 or