Montana State University–Northern

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Montana State University–Northern
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Type Public
Established 1929
Endowment US$3,254,000 (FY2005)[1]
Chancellor Greg Kegel.[2]
Vice-Chancellor Neil Moisey, Ph.D.[3]
Students 1,105†[4]
Undergraduates 1,037†[4]
Postgraduates 68†[4]
Location Havre, MT, USA
Campus Rural[5]
Colors Maroon and Gold          
Athletics NAIAFrontier Conference

Men's: Northern Lights

Women's: Northern Skylights
Affiliations NWCCU, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, ABET
Mascot Polar Bears (Aurora & Boris)
† Fiscal Year 2015, Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Montana State University–Northern (also known as MSU–Northern, or Northern) is a public state university, part of the Montana State University System, located in Havre, in the U.S. state of Montana. Montana State University–Northern was known as Northern Montana College prior to the restructuring of Montana's public university system. It has an operating budget for fiscal year 2007 of $12,540,000.[6] In 1913, the Montana State Legislature approved the establishment of the Northern Montana Agricultural and Manual Training School at Fort Assinniboine, six miles southwest of Havre, but no money was actually appropriated. The State Legislature amended their original act in 1927 to include certain academic subjects and in 1929, the Legislature appropriated funds to establish the college as a branch of the University of Montana (later renamed the Montana University System). Northern Montana College opened its doors in September 1929 in temporary quarters in Havre High School, and moved to its present campus in 1932.

In 1994, the Montana University System elected to realign its smaller campuses with the two main universities, University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman. Northern Montana College was renamed Montana State University–Northern on June 1 of that year.


Montana State–Northern (MSU-N) athletic teams, nicknamed athletically for men as the Lights (as in Northern Lights) and for women as the Skylights, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Frontier Conference. Men's sports include basketball, football, golf, rodeo and wrestling, and cross country while women's sports include basketball, golf, rodeo, cross country, and volleyball.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Net assets or fund balances of Montana State University - Northern Foundation, "Foundation Center - 990 Finder". Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Havre Daily News Article". 
  3. ^ "Havre Daily News Article". 
  4. ^ a b c "Montana University System - Annual Average Student FTE, FY05 - FY15" (PDF). Montana University System. 
  5. ^ "America's Best Colleges, 2008". US News and World Report. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Montana University System Operating Budgets" (PDF). Montana University System. pp. 291, 295. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  7. ^ "Coach Profile". Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  8. ^ A Northern Tidbit, Bill Lanier, Northern Network News, the official newsletter for MSU–Northern, April 20, 2007, p. 4.
  9. ^ [1], Sherdog web page
  10. ^ Michael Rao's Biography VCU Web Page
  11. ^ A Northern Tidbit, Bill Lanier, Northern Network News, the official newsletter for MSU–Northern, April 17, 2015, p. 11.
  12. ^ "Selective Service System". Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. 
  13. ^ Emmett Wilson's Biography, Win Magazine
  14. ^ Welch's Biography "ipl2 Native American Authors" Check |url= value (help). 
  15. ^ "Havre Daily News Article" (PDF). 

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Coordinates: 48°32′31″N 109°41′19″W / 48.542071°N 109.688662°W / 48.542071; -109.688662