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UMW's Cory Birkenbuel makes turns and headlines across Montana

 University of Montana Western business major Cory Birkenbuel is on a mission. The 33-year old Dillon, Mont. native and self-proclaimed Maverick Mountain ski bum endeavored on a whirlwind, 16-day tour of all 16 Montana ski areas to create a documentary film about the state’s diverse skiing industry and lifestyle.

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TRiO students celebrate recent successes

Two University of Montana Western students involved with TRiO Student Support Services are celebrating recent successes during their undergraduate work at Montana Western.

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Education class visits Salish Kootenai College

Students in the University of Montana Western’s Multicultural and Global Education EDU 311 class received a firsthand multicultural experience during a September 2011 visit to the Salish Kootenai Tribal College (SKC) on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Mont.

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Partnership creates outdoor education opportunities

University of Montana Western sophomore Cody Cavill will be gaining experience and college credits in a Wilderness Emergency Medical Training (WEMT) class at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyo. in early 2012.

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UMW fourth in the West for Best Regional Colleges

The 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings are in and the University of Montana Western is ranked fourth in the West for Top Public Regional Colleges, up from 2011’s fifth-place position.

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UMW student featured in Distinctly Montana

The entrepreneurial aspirations of University of Montana Western business student Cory Birkenbuel were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Distinctly Montana in an article titled “Educating Young Entrepreneurs.

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UMW professors featured in the Montana Professor

The mountain climbing and educational passions of University of Montana Western Professor of Chemistry Steve Mock were profiled in the spring 2011 issue of The Montana Professor by Mock’s colleague, UMW Professor of English Alan Weltzien.

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Montana Western TRiO program enhances student success

The diverse aspirations and abilities of the students served by the University of Montana Western TRiO Student Support Services program represent the varied educational opportunities and challenges students face in pursuing a four-year degree.

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Geology studies abound at the University of Montana Western

As the academic year came to a close at colleges and universities across the country, the University of Montana Western began preparing for an influx of college students coming to study the unique geology surrounding the Dillon, Mont. campus. 

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Spring 2011 Dean's List

The University of Montana Western announced its spring 2011 Dean's List, which includes 461 students.

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