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MSU Professor Dies On Nepal Trip

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University staff and students are devastated after one professor passed away.

Associate professor of Education at MSU, Betsy Palmer died on Monday after sustaining injuries in a landslide while traveling in the back country of Nepal.

Palmer was in Nepal leading a group of 16 students on a course offered by the University's Honors Program, no students were harmed.

She taught at the University since 2001 and her unexpected death has affected many on campus.

"She was a very popular teacher. She made great friendships here at the University. She was really admired for her energy for her enthusiasm," said Tracy Ellig, University Spokesperson. "We're just devastated that she's gone."

The University is working with the US Embassy, Senator Baucus' Office and Emergency Transport Services in Nepal to get the students back to the United States as soon as possible

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