January 16-21, 2023

We are excited to welcome campus and local community members to join us in celebrating Power of One Week at MSU Billings! This year's theme is "Celebrating Diversity".

 January 16-21  mlk jr. day  Bell ringing ceremony Monday, January 16 9:45 AM-11:00 AM Peaks to Plains Park  One person's actions can make a positive difference in the world. Join us for a week of diversity-themed programming including movie nights, jeopardy!, and a tailgate (women's basketball game). The schedule below is subject to change.

Downloadable version of the week's calender available here.

RSVP required: indicated with an *; food included: indicated with an F; tailgate requires a meal plan

Diverse themed Menu by MSUB Dining Services:

Mon: European; Tue: Asian; Wed: African; Thu: North American; Fri: Indigenous

Monday, Jan. 16th

Bell Ringing Ceremony

Annual Ceremony honoring the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring words from Campus Minister Dwight Welch.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM | Peaks to Plains Park

(F) Bell Ringing Reception

Continuing the discussion on Dr. King and how we at MSU Billings strive to follow his values. Speakers will include Chancellor Hicswa, special guest Clark Stirgus, ASMSUB President David Russell, Deputy Mayor Mike Boyett, and messages from the Offices of Senator Daines and Senator Tester. Refreshments provided.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | SUB Atrium

Tuesday, Jan. 17th

(F) Snack Packs (residence hall students only)

Join us for Snack Packs, an educational program helping students learn about those with different socioeconomic statuses.

All Day | Petro and Rimrock Halls

(F) Diversity Movie Night (Crazy Rich Asians)

Representation in media is important. Join Student Activities Board for this film viewing and bring or make new friends! Candy will be available for the first 100 students!

7:00 - 9:00 PM | Petro Theatre

Wednesday, Jan. 18th

(F) Diverse Book Showcase

Drop into the Library and "check out" some of their diversity-themed titles. Learn more about the world around you. Refreshments will be available to fuel you on your first day of classes.

All Day | Library

(F) Women & Gender Studies Info Booth

Women’s and Gender Studies supports programs and research which examine the status, expectations and achievements of women on a local, regional and national level - and more!

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM | LA Building 2nd Floor Lobby

(F) City College Resource Booth

Stop by the Commons and learn about the resources in your community to assist and support those from diverse backgrounds.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Tech Building Commons

(F*) Cocoa & Culture: Deaf Culture & ASL

Cathy Copeland will lead a seminar on Deaf culture and ASL. Join us to broaden your understanding of deafness. Cocoa and snacks will be provided. Please click here to RSVP for Cocoa & Culture

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | SUB Beartooth

(F) Diversity Jeopardy!

Join the Library for a fun night of food and Jeopardy!. Bring your friends.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | SUB Glacier

Thursday, Jan. 19th

Apsaalooke and Northern Cheyenne Native Trunk Exhibits

Learn about Native culture through these experiential art and culture exhibits (two unique exhibits - locations below).

All Day | SUB Glacier & Tech Building Commons


Come learn about LGBTQIA+ issues and resources in the Billings community and here on campus.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | SUB Atrium

(*) Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQIA+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Please click here to RSVP for Safezone.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | SUB Beartooth

Women's Basketball Tailgate

Support the Yellowjackets and tailgate before the women's basketball game to get a free shirt!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Rimrock Cafe

(F) Women's Basketball Game

Power of One Week-themed game.

7:00 PM | Alterowitz Gymnasium

Friday, Jan. 20th

Apsaalooke and Northern Cheyenne Native Trunk Exhibits

Learn about Native culture through these experiential art and culture exhibits (two unique exhibits - locations below).

All Day | SUB Glacier & Tech Building Commons

(F) The Importance of Diversity

More information coming soon.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | SUB Atrium

Hispanic Outreach Lotería (Mexican Bingo)

Play Lotería with Hispanic Outreach!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | SUB Glacier

Autism 101

An introduction to Autism at MSU Billings.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | SUB Yellowstone

(F) Diversity Movie Night (Raya and the Last Dragon)

Are you a fan of Disney movies? Bring family and friends for some free candy and refreshments!

7:00 - 9:00 PM | SUB Glacier

Saturday, Jan. 21st

(F) Service Saturday | Partners: Montana Rescue Mission Bargain Center, Western Native Voice, 406 Pride.

Put what you have learned into action and help your community at this final Power of One Week event! Service Saturdays are a tradition at MSU Billings and we welcome anyone and everyone to volunteer with us for two hours on Saturday morning at various community organizations that serve diverse and underprivileged Billings citizens. Donuts provided. Sign up for Service Saturday here!

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM | SUB Atrium