The Retort (Billings, Mont.) 1955-2014, April 12, 2013, Image 1

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ed Head Woman Dancer and MSU Billings student Heath- er Takes Horse and Burt Med- icine Bull as the Head Man/ Gourd Dancer who is also an MSUB alumnus. This year, the Powwow had a great turnout at MSUB \I'm really glad it's back on cam- pus. This is the fifth year that it's back on the main campus and it's important because this is the MSUB Powwow,\ Rondeaux stated. People interested in learn- ing more about the Powwow can contact Reno Charette at 657-2144 or Tammy Rea at trea@msubillings.edu . The 45th Annual Powwow featured dancing, singing and national vendors. otos Pa r Century kiwi 1_2_2013 AISUI3n3tortAn___ Volume 89, Issue 3 ASMSUB SPRING ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED E lections were held for student body President, Vice President, and Senators on March 19 and 20. The voter turnout was high- er than anticipated, reaching 7.6%, unprecedented in an un- contested election. Consider- ing that MSUB student elec- tions generally average a vot- er turnout of between three and five percent, this election 'cle is considered to have ..ad a \high\ voter turnout. Following the official elec- tion into office of Ryan Shore and Mary Owen, the two were interviewed for reac- tions to the election and what they most look forward to in the coming academic year. \I was surprised at a larg- er voter turnout than expect- ed because of the uncontest- ed race, and am pleased with the results. Mary and I are ex- cited to serve the community of Billings and the students of MSUB, and we are excit- ed to serve with the new EC and to use the PR commit- tee to go out and have a pos- itive effect on the lower in- come districts of Billings. We also want to address the issue of being severely underfund- ed compared to MSU and U of M with local politicians sur- rounding Yellowstone Coun- ty.\ — incoming ASMSUB President Ryan Shore \I am really excited about all the possibilities next year has in store. Ryan and I have some really cool ideas of how we can give back to the stu- dents on our campus and to the Billings community as a whole. We will be working with a talented group of sen- ators and EC members, and we hope to strengthen part- nerships with other campus and community groups, as well as legislators.\ — incom- ing ASMSUB Vice President Mary Owen Elected Main Campus Sen- ators: Jordan Jones - Junior, His- tory Education Quincy Linhart Junior, Communication Dan Barnhart - Sophomore, Political Science Ali Iverson - Sophomore, Criminal Justice and Sociol- ogy Ashlee Rangitsch - Senior Human Services and Crimi- nal Justice Alex Furois - Freshman, Business Management Brock Boender - Sopho- more, Music Matthew Dockter - Sopho- more, Criminal Justice Chase Slade - Senior, Mar- keting & Management Megan Dolezal - Sopho- more, English Education Stephanie Thome - Junior, Accounting Garth Demaree (received write-in vote for City College) The Executive Commit- tee consists of the following three positions: Student Resolution Offi- cer. Sonja Choriki (Returning 2012-13 SRO) Sustainability Coordina- tor: Jamie Slaugh Business Manager: CUR- RENTLY VACANT On Wednesday, April 17th, ASMSUB will be hosting the first ever State of the Union speech delivered by cur- rent ASMSUB presiden Isa- iah Garrison and a rebuttal by Shore.. The speeches will be followed by questions asked by a four-person panel and questions from the audience. The event is planned to take place at 2:30pm in the Student Union Building Atrium. MSUB HOSTS 45TH ANNUAL POWWOW TORT STAR News Writer M ontana State Uni- versity Billings held its 45th an- nual Powwow on Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th. The Alterowitz Gymnasium came alive with the bright colors, the steady beat of the traditional music and the per- cussion of dancers' feet on the floor. The annual Powwow is a time for tribes around Mon- tana to gather, reconnect, and celebrate American Indian culture. The Powwow was also a great opportunity to raise funds for scholarships through MSUB's American Indian Outreach office. \I re- ally want the community to know that it is open for every- one and we're not just target- ing Natives. You don't have to be Native to dance in the dances; anyone can partici- pate,\ Charlie Rondeaux, an MSUB student member of In- tertribal Indian Club, stated. While entrance to the event was free, t-shirts, food, and crafts from around the region were sold. The event requires about 120 volunteers and they are made up of MSUB students, alumni and their spouses. Performers includ-

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