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An Invitation from Chancellor Richard Storey

Chancellor Richard Storey

Greetings from the campus of the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont.

Montana Western is Montana’s educational gem. Please allow me to explain.

A class of its own

This is an exceptional place to live, learn and earn a degree. Our faculty and staff are truly dedicated to students and the institutional mission of experiential learning as practiced through Experience One (X1), our innovative model of delivering classes one at a time. 

In 2005, Montana Western became the first American public university to fully implement a block scheduling program. Under this system students take, and faculty teach, one course during a block lasting three and a half weeks followed by a four-day break between blocks.

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Upcoming Non-credit Community Classes

Strong Women Program

The StrongWomenTM program is designed for each person’s fitness level and one-on-one feedback will be provided. Once learned, all exercises can be done at home. Exercise equipment (dumbbells, hand weights, ankle weights and a chair) will be provided. Comfortable clothing and sturdy, closed shoes or sneakers should be worn. Pre-program paperwork is required before participating for new participants and guests. Participant ages range from 20’s to 90’s.

Certified Instructor: Jeanette Pittman
Fee: $50
Location: UMW Library Room 001
Dates: Mondays & Thursdays, Beginning June 2, 2014
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Student Limit: 15

Kids Gargoyle Theatre Camp

Unleash your creative energy! Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of drama and acting. Learn the craft of play production with Professor Larry Brazill and UMW Drama students. At the end of the week, perform your play for an audience. No experience necessary, materials included, and bring a sack lunch.
Ages 4th grade – 12th grade. 

Instructor: Larry Brazill
Location: Small Auditorium, Main Hall 314
Dates: July 14-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $80
Student Limit: 20

X Camp

X-Camp is a learning camp for students entering 2nd through 6th grades.
Join us for experiential learning coordinated by teachers for students, keeping kids engaged through the long summer days.

Each week of this 4 week camp is dedicated to a specific learning area. 

History - July 14th - July 18th
Arts - July 21st- July 25th
Language - July 28th- August 1st
Outdoors/Science - August 4th- August 8th

Choose one or all weeks or mix and match weeks to suit your child's interests.

Time: 9 am- 10 am drop off and 3 pm- 4 pm pick up at the Beier Auditorium entrance to Main Hall.
$85 per week - Monday through Friday

Early registration not required but strongly encouraged.
Please contact Wendy Dumke at the School of Outreach at 406-683-7537 or email at for more information and to register your child(ren).




 For more information or to register for a non-credit course, contact Wendy Dumke at (406) 683-7537 or

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Montana Western Conference and Events Services is your complete source for quality catering and event planning.
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Birch Creek


Hold a company retreat, educational outing or family reunion amid the grandeur of the Pioneer Mountains.