Exponent Explains: MSU Alumni Foundation

January 18, 2017 by . News, The Exponent Explains

Every student attending MSU can expect to hear from the Montana State University Alumni Foundation (MSUAF) after graduating. In fact, according to 2015 data from VAESE (Voluntary Alumni Engagement in Support of Education), 49 percent of alumni foundations send 16 or more emails a year to “most or all of their alumni.” MSUAF’s mission is stated on their website: “We cultivate lifelong relationships and secure private support to advance Montana State University.” A small fee ($45 for a single and $55 for a dual membership) allows members access to an alumni directory, discounts on everything MSU — gear, game tickets, Museum of the Rockies admission, even Bozeman hotels and restaurants — and regular updates about campus news and events.

Wilson Hall room numbers

February 4, 2016 by . News, The Exponent Explains

Wilson Hall: best described by Department of English Professor Josef Verbanac as “a disservice to architecture everywhere.” Where the excuse “sorry I was late, I could not find this classroom” is all too common, and there should be a sign on the stairwells to the second floor reading “abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” However, it is not impossible to navigate, nor is the floor plan and room numbering scheme without logic and reason, if time is taken to thoroughly study it.