Track competes at the Indoor National Tournament, article by Tanja Staben

Rocky Mountain College athletes participated in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship Tournament, which took place from Feb. 28 to March 2 in Brookings, South Dakota. Students Elijah Boyd, Brenden Leaming, Joseph Vanden Bos, and Isaac Petsch represented RMC. Isaac Petsch qualified in the one-mile run and Elijah Boyd qualified in the 800-meter run.[…]

How Rocky’s Writing Center tutors can help you, article by Madison Siebenaler

Nestled in the northwest corner of Rocky Mountain College’s library is an academic resource available to all students: the Writing Center. Organized by RMC English professor Nick Plunkey, the Writing Center provides students who are drafting essay assignments with opportunities to receive assistance from writing consultants in one-on-one tutoring sessions. In comparison with other tutoring[…]

RMC English class visits New York for Spring Break, feature by Sierra Hentges

Over spring break, eight Rocky Mountain College students traveled to New York City with English professor Ashley Kunsa as a part of the Writing and Publishing course. During the trip, students met and interviewed Harper-Collins representatives and other representatives in the publishing industry. The class first met with Ellen Schecter, a children’s book author, former[…]

Rocky hosts 6th annual International Week, feature by Tanja Staben

Rocky Mountain College’s sixth annual International Week took place last week from March 18-22. The International Programs and Rocktivities offered many events for students coinciding with the theme of “embracing the world around us.” Amber West Martin, director of International Programs, explained the motto. “The theme ‘embracing the world around us’ is open ended,” West[…]

Rose Park Elementary launches inclusive playground project, article by Sierra Hentges

The Rose Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Association recently presented a proposal to build a new playground. The project, called the Every Child Plays Inclusive Playground, is raising money for an all-inclusive playground to provide a place where all of Rose Park’s children can explore the world through unencumbered play. Currently, children with special needs[…]

Rocky hosts annual indoor soccer tournament, sports article by Tanja Staben

  From Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3, Rocky Mountain College hosted its annual indoor soccer tournament. Twenty-three alumni, student athletes, coaches, and high school teams competed against each other in a total of 52 games during the three days. Head soccer coach Richard Duffy stated, “The primary purpose for hosting the tournament is[…]

Spotlight on RMC’s Black Student Association, article by Roman Jones

  In honor of Black History Month, The Summit is spotlighting Rocky Mountain College’s Black Student Association, a student-run organization formed in 1971. According to library archives, the BSA was founded in order to voice a “basic concern for Black consciousness” and “expose the campus to some aspects of Black life, particularly the awareness of[…]

Rocky prepares for International Week, feature by Kayla Solis

  Rocky Mountain College’s sixth annual International Week is next month, and Rocky needs its students to vote for this year’s theme. Amber West-Martin, director of international programs, and Tracy Mouser, the student activities coordinator, have been working together to set up the week long event. Each year, there is a theme for International Week[…]

Rocky celebrates 109th Candlelight Dinner, article by Jocelyn Anderson

The Candlelight Dinner has been an annual tradition since the start of Billings Polytechnic Institute, now called Rocky Mountain College. The founders, Ernest and Lewis Eaton, wanted to celebrate the college and its students. Due to construction, the opening of the college was delayed. This forced students to take classes in downtown Billings for the[…]

RMC custodian receives AIMHO service award, editorial by Roman Jones

  Laurie Thompson, a Rocky Mountain College custodian, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers after being nominated by RMC Residence Life last year. Thompson has performed maintenance and custodial duties at Rocky for 15 years. She just started her 16th year last month. Housing director Shaydean Saye spoke about[…]

The life of a working college student, editorial by Kajlea Richards

Many believe that it is the work students do while in class that is important for their success, but often the work students are doing outside of class makes the larger impact. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “In 2007 nearly half (45 percent) of ‘traditional’ undergraduates worked while enrolled.” Rocky Mountain College’s[…]

Leading by example: a spotlight on Tim Lohrenz, article by Paul Quinn

Rocky Mountain College’s Director of Outdoor Recreation, Intramurals, Student Activities and New Student Orientation, Tim Lohrenz, fills many roles centered around activities on the RMC campus and beyond. Lohrenz is a graduate of RMC who met his wife, Cara, while they were both attending the college. As an RMC instructor, Lohrenz has a reputation for[…]

Meet Brad Coffield, RMC’s newest librarian, article by Kayla Solis

Coffield poses in front of library shelves. Photo by Kayla Solis.   Rocky Mountain College recently hired Brad Coffield as an assistant librarian for the Instruction and Web Developer position.   Coffield started working at RMC last May. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Coffield has a bachelor of arts in creative writing and philosophy and a[…]