Town-halls to be held for Romney renovation

Adapted from MSU News

Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to express their ideas and wishes for the possible renovation of Romney Gym at two town-hall meetings on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Both in SUB Ballroom C, the first meeting will take place from 12-1 p.m., and the second from 4:30-5:30 p.m. All members of campus are encouraged to attend and learn about the potential transformation of Romney into a student-centered facility.

ASMSU Vice President Lindsay Murdock stated, “Right now, there are…a lot of silly rumors going around.” She added, “People think decisions have already been made, but they haven’t.”

MSU will request $20 million from the Montana Legislature for Romney, which is in need of repairs and renovations. However, President Cruzado explained that students will have normal access to the building this spring for their activities, as legislative funding will not be decided before May and work on Romney would not begin for another year.

Murdock encourages students, faculty and staff to attend the town-halls to learn how to get their organizations or offices space in Romney if it were to be renovated into a student center.

For more information, contact Walter Banziger, director of Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction, at, or Joseph Bleehash, project architect, at