Good Neighbor Committee

Connecting the communities of MSU AND Bozeman

What: The Good Neighbor Committee (GNC) is a collaborative effort between Montana State University, the City of Bozeman and other community partners. The focus is promoting positive neighborly behaviors and encouraging engagement between community residents and students.
Leadership Opportunities: The largest opportunity that the GNC offers is involvement. It is necessary that students are communicating positive engagement ideas and learning opportunities through email or public comment. There is also potential for involvement in the recent Walk this Way initiative for student volunteers.
Meeting: The good neighbor committee meets once a month at various locations. (Fire house, City Hall, and at the university) Please contact people below for date and location of next meeting.
Contact:
Jessica Johnson, Neighborhood Coordinator (jjohnson@bozeman.net)
Haleigh Hurst, ASMSU Senator (hursthaleigh@gmail.com)

http://www.bozeman.net/Departments-(1)/Administration/Neighborhoods/ Good-Neighbor-Committee

GNC

Diversity Initiative 

What: Are you interested in making Montana State University a more diverse community? Are you unsure what diversity is? Come talk to Senator Falls Down and give your ideas.

Leadership Opportunities: Participating in focus groups and panels, speaking with university leadership, making an impact on others

Meetings: No formal meetings yet. Come talk to Senator Falls Down during his office hours which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Timeline: N/A

Contact: Kade Falls Down, ASMSU Senator

Outreach and Engagement Council

Join the Outreach and Engagement Council Today

What: Promote Engagement by discussing and implementing outreach strategies between the university and other communities within the Bozeman area!

Leadership Opportunities: Foster Leadership both within the university and within yourself through dialogue, gained experience, and leadership opportunities! Facilitate Service by creating an environment where students can take their acquired knowledge from MSU then apply it on campus and in communities throughout the world!

Meetings:  First Tuesday of Every Month from 9:00 - 10:30 AM in EPS 128

Service Saturday

Romney Hall Project

What: Built in 1922, Romney Hall was one of the first buildings on the campus of then Montana State College. The building is at the intersection of four of the most utilized buildings on MSU’s campus (Library, Gaines Hall, SUB and Fitness Center). Currently, the building is extremely antiquated and is in dire need of renovation. Of only four classrooms in the building, just one is accessible to students with disabilities. MSU is asking the state of Montana for $28 million to fund the renovation of Romney Hall. The renovated building will include over 1,000 classroom seats, up from just over 100 currently. It will house a new Veterans, Disability & Re-entry Services Center, the Math Learning Center and an additional satellite location of the Writing Center. The renovation will also add another badly needed Technology-Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) classroom to campus. This project is crucial for Montana State, which has hit historic enrollment levels over the past decade. With 16,440 students enrolling for fall semester of 2016, the additional classroom space provided by the Romney renovation is vital to ensuring the high-quality education students have come to expect from Montana State University.
We need students to champion this initiative with the Legislature this session. If you are interested in getting involved with the project,
Contact: Garrett Leach, ASMSU President, at asmsupres@montana.edu.

Romney

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

What: The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a small group of students who are committed to improving health resources for students on the MSU campus. We work closely with the Student Health Service to provide health information for students, including sexual health, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, nutrition, and other preventative healthcare. We are also involved in psychological and counseling services.
Leadership Opportunities: Membership is by application only.
Meeting: Twice a month for members.
Timeline: Currently, we are working towards building a new student health building on campus.
For more information, or to apply to be a member of SHAC, please send us an email at msu.shac@gmail.com.

Bicycle Task Force

What: The Bicycle Task Force is composed of MSU faculty, staff, and students committed to promoting and improving bicycling to, from, and around the Bozeman campus. For more information visit http://www.montana.edu/sustainability/biking/index.html

Leadership Opportunities: educating students on cycling issues, possible League of American Bicyclists Course Instructor certification, ride leader, community liaison

Meeting: no set schedule. Please email bikemontanastate@gmail.com for more information on meeting times and locations.

Timeline: unknown

Turf Field Project

Turf Field Project
What: This year, student government will be leading the charge to build a synthetic turf field on campus, which would provide students with the opportunity to play sports outdoors year round. The field would be lined for rugby, soccer and lacrosse, but could be used for a variety of other purposes. The project also includes the construction of a small support building, which would house restrooms, storage, and an outdoor pavilion.
Leadership Opportunities: There will be plenty of leadership opportunities for students throughout the year on this project. We will need students to help us sell this project to the student body, which will start with the formulation of a marketing campaign during the fall semester of 2016.
Timeline: This project will go to the ASMSU Senate this fall for a vote. If it passes, then the student body will vote on a fee, estimated to be $17.30 per student per semester, to fund the project in March. If that is successful, it will be elevated to the Board of Regents for consideration. If it is approved by the Regents, planning and design will occur during the spring and summer months of 2017 with a target completion date of late fall 2018.
Contact Info: Interested in getting involved with this project? Contact Garrett Leach, ASMSU President, at asmsupres@montana.edu.

Turf Field Project