The Big Sky Conference is a NCAA Division I conference which boasts a vast footprint in the West. Fourteen member institutions are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and North Dakota. The Big Sky Conference is continually looking for new ways to enhance its institution’s profiles both athletically and academically. Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal was developed to academically connect those institutions which have previously only had an athletic connection.

Skyline is an open access journal, and publishes undergraduate research in all fields by students at Big Sky Conference institutions.

Submission Deadline Information

All submissions to the Journal must have been reviewed and approved by the on-campus editorial representative. For information on your institution's process and deadline, please contact your Campus Editorial Representative.

All finalized submissions to the Journal are due June 1, 2014.

Next publication date: August 1, 2014

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2014)

Research Articles


Undergraduate Students’ Motivations for Attending Collegiate Sporting Events
Nathaniel Curi, Nathalie Dart, and Brielle Giesemann


The Efficacy of a Motivational Imagery Intervention in Distance Athletes
Jenna Deelstra, Jennifer Jordan Hamson-Utley, Lauren Fowler, and Sally Shigley

Literature Review

Creative Writing


My Canvas
Jillian M. Wilding Miss.


Tragedy of Isla Vista
Miguel A. Aceves Mr.


Entering the World Stage
Alexandra Ciaccio

Cover Art for Volume 2, Issue 1 of
2014 Cover Artwork by Jacob Amundsen, Southern Utah University