Come enjoy downtown Billings’ Winter ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 2. Galleries, studios, museums and other “art-worthy venues” in downtown Billings open their doors to the public.  

Now in its 23rd season, Artwalk Downtown Billings features artists in attendance, new works by emerging and established artists, refreshments, gallery talks, music and mingling, an opportunity to purchase original art and celebrate the creative spirit that thrives in the Yellowstone Valley region. Maps are at each participating location and on the website, ArtWalkBillings.com.

For more information, contact Virginia Bryan, ArtWalk president, 406.696.7121 or virginiab@downtownbillings.com.

See you at the ArtWalk!

Eighth Annual Sweet Success Fundraiser Set for March 10

The eighth annual Sweet Success fundraising event, benefitting Dress for Success Billings, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 27 N. 27th St. 

Invite your girlfriends and enjoy fashion by local boutiques, delicious food and drink, silent auction items and more while supporting training opportunities for women as they enter the workforce. 

To purchase tickets, please visit

MSUB Yellowstone Science Building Project Gets Major Boost from The Sunderland Foundation

The completion of the MSU Billings Yellowstone Science & Allied Health Building took another major step forward with a grant of $150,000 from The Sunderland Foundation. This is the second gift that MSU Billings has received from The Sunderland Foundation for the building for a total of $225,000. 

The Sunderland Foundation was created in 1945 by the Sunderland family who has been associated with the successful management of the Ash Grove Cement Company since 1909 and created the foundation to provide a much-needed source of funding for established nonprofits that need new or improved facilities.

The Yellowstone Science and Allied Health Building project is MSU Billings’ initiative to expand and renovate the current science building which was built in 1947. The goal is to incorporate the science and allied health programs, curriculum and technology into a state-of-the-art facility where students get multidisciplinary experience. 

Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance Terrie Iverson Retires After 33 Years of Service to 
MSU Billings

Terrie Iverson, Montana State University Billings vice chancellor of administration and finance, retired in December after 33 years of service. 

Iverson’s tenure gave her vast institutional knowledge and made her an asset to the university. Her distinguished career dates back to when the institution was known as Eastern Montana College.

Iverson graduated from EMC in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in accounting. Following graduation, she worked as an auditor in the Legislative Auditor’s Office. Iverson returned to her alma mater two years later as a grants and contracts accountant. 

During her time as a university employee, Iverson served in the positions of general accounting supervisor and director of internal operations before becoming the vice chancellor of administration and finance in 1991. In this role, she was responsible for the business and financial operations of the university. She was also charged with the plans, staff organization and leadership for business services, facilities services, human resources, financial services, information technology and university police.

Iverson has been actively involved in the Billings community and state organizations. She is a member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Montana Association of Female Executives, and a graduate of Leadership Billings in 1992. Iverson was one of the creators of the Montana Business Incubator and served as secretary-treasurer, vice chair and as a board director for eight years.

A proud Yellowjacket, Iverson has volunteered as an MSUB Alumni Advisory board member and has raised funds as a member of the People Pride and Promise Campaign. She was an active committee member for the MSUB/EMC 75th Anniversary Celebration and played a strategic part in the merger for EMC/VoTech. On a state level, she served as a member of the OneMSU team and as a member of the Montana University System Recruitment and Retention Committee.

Iverson declared her intent to retire more than a year ago. The formal search process for Iverson’s replacement is currently progressing.