Virtual Tour - Video Transcript
Hi I'm Rick and Iím here to give you a tour of Minot State University. So come on, letís get started.
Old Main, a grand old building at the heart of campus, has anchored the university for nearly 100 years. Inside youíll find Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, one of the finest performing halls in the region, where student and professional musicians and actors often perform.
In Old Main youíll also find College of Business and Slaaten Learning Center, which has its own trading lab and stock ticker, two boardrooms equipped for video conferencing, computer labs, and meeting rooms for student organizations.
Also headquartered in Old Main is the Division of Music, social sciences, and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, which gives students - especially first-year students - the support they need to succeed and to become engaged in the campus and the community.
The Student Center is a place to hang out, do homework, eat, drink, see live entertainment and buy books. You can even swim here! At the heart of the Student Center is the Beaver Dam, a spacious lounge where you can curl up with a cappuccino, shoot pool, play shuffleboard, watch your favorite TV show on a 20-foot screen, or simply chat with friends. Deli items and an assortment of fun foods are available in the Beaver Dam and around the corner in MSUís own convenience store.
For an upscale "all-you-care-to-eat" dining experience, head on down to the Beaver Creek Cafť, where youíll find daily grill specials, a sautť station, deli sandwiches, a soup and salad bar, a dessert bar, and a pizzeria. Buckshotís Snack Bar offers still more options, like burgers, flatbread pizza and tasty salads. For your favorite Starbucks brew visit the Java Lodge.
In the Student Centerís brightly lit atrium, Barnes & Noble sells textbooks, software, school supplies, Beaver gear, gifts, greeting cards and, of course, the latest bestsellers. The atrium is wired for Wi-Fi and equipped with laptops. Adjoining lounge areas offer pleasant surroundings for studying or meeting with classmates and friends.
Next door is the Administration Building, where you can take care of the business, like filing for financial aid, registering for classes, or paying tuition. Recruiters, enrollment services and admissions staff members are there to answer questions and can arrange campus tours.
Minot Stateís nationally recognized communication disorders program is located in Memorial Hall. Here licensed speech pathologists and their students operate one of the best vocal functions labs in the Northern Plains. In the Department of Nursingís clinical simulation center, students practice their skills on computerized simulated "patients." MSUís top-rated criminal justice, addiction studies, social work, psychology and special education programs are also housed in Memorial Hall.
With seating for nearly 10,000, the Minot State University Dome is one of the top Division II facilities in the nation. Varsity athletics include basketball, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, football and womenís soccer. Soon the Beavers will join Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Herb Parker Stadium is home to Beaver football and womenís soccer. The stadium can hold nearly 4,000 screaming fans. On the field, teams compete on some of the best artificial turf in the nation.
More students than ever before are choosing to live on campus because itís convenient, economical and a super way to make friends. First-year students live in either McCulloch Hall - all guys - or Cook Hall - all girls. All residence halls are equipped with wireless Internet, cable TV, rec rooms, kitchen and laundry facilities.
Once you have your freshman year under your belt, your on-campus housing options increase exponentially. Each hall has its own personality, nearly all feature suites with kitchens and living rooms. Campus Heights Apartments and Pioneer Hall provide apartment living for families and single students.
If you major in art, broadcasting, communication, theatre, English or a foreign language you will spend a lot of time in Hartnett Hall. KMSU-TV and KMSU Radio broadcasts reach 12,000 Minot households every week. Student actors appear in several productions each year in the Aleshire and Black Box theatres, while art students hone their skills in studio classrooms and display their work in Hartnett Hall Gallery.
The only water treadmill in the region can be found in Swain Hall, home of the Teacher Education & Human Performance Department. Swain has other high-tech athletic training equipment, including a body mass pool. Youíll find a preschool here and labs where future teachers observe and work with students.
Cyril Moore Science Center houses the Division of Science. Here biology, chemistry, geosciences and physics students assist professors with cutting-edge research and make scientific contributions through their own projects. The center is equipped with analytical instruments with capabilities that rival most undergraduate programs. And CMSC Museum hallway exhibits turn the walk to class into a learning experience.
The math and computer science departments are based in Model Hall. One of the coolest places to hang out is the robotics lab. The student to faculty ratio at Minot States is 14 to 1, so youíll get lots of personal attention and have the opportunity to really be engaged in your education. Thatís one reason we say at this university, you will ... "Be seen. Be heard."
Sometimes it takes students awhile to discover Gordon B. Olson Library, but once they do they keep coming back. This attractive building holds more than 500,000 volumes, seats more than 600, offers computer labs and study rooms, and houses an art gallery.
After a long day of classes, my favorite place to go is the Fitness Center. You can run on a treadmill, workout on the elliptical machines, lift weights, and get tips from your own personal trainer - all for free! And in the Spring of 2012, when the new Wellness Center opens, the place will be fantastic. I canít wait to get on the 30-foot climbing wall.
Thanks for spending time with me. I hope youíll come to Minot and take a real tour of this amazing campus. Come and see for yourself why Minot State is a great place to: Be Seen. Be Heard.