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Montana Western hosts summer athletic camps.

Sophomore and business health & fitness management major Brandy Bookout coaches a young camper.

Summer athletic camps are underway at the University of Montana Western.

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Student hiking Glacier to raise money for trip abroad.

University of Montana Western student Alexis Brunz is hiking through Glacier National Park to raise funds for a study abroad trip to Turks and Caicos islands, southeast of Florida.

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Pima Medical Institute hosts open house.

Pima Medical Institute’s Dillon, Mont., campus will host an open house on June 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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UMW will close Curious Minds at the end of August.

University of Montana Western administrators have announced that Curious Minds, the school’s early childhood education lab school and childcare center, will close Aug. 31, 2016.

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Here's what UMW faculty are up to this summer.

Some summer updates from the faculty of Montana Western.

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Montana Western to restore hillside "M."

Professor Ridenour with her plant systemics class in the area around Dillon's hillside "M."

Work on restoring the “M” hillside letter above Dillon, Mont. has begun UMW Foundation Director Roxanne Engellant announced recently.

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UMW receives accreditation for educator preparation.

The University of Montana Western recently received accreditation for seven years through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Handlos named to athletic training hall of fame.

University of Montana Western professor of health and human performance Janelle Handlos, Ed.D. was recently inducted into the Montana Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame (MTATA).

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Incoming UMW freshman earns honors.

Even a neglected flower can bloom and flourish, if given enough love and support.

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Brent Lewis named UMW head volleyball coach.

Brent Lewis has been named University of Montana Western head volleyball coach Athletic Director Russ Richardson announced today.

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UMW's Sheila Roberts named emeritus professor.


The Montana Board of Regents has conferred the distinguished title of professor emeritus on long time University of Montana Western professor Sheila Roberts, Beth Weatherby, university chancellor, announced today.

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Local elementary school takes field trip to UMW.

Lori Valach’s first grade class came to campus today looking for bugs, but discovered something a bit different.

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Alum graduates from law enforcement academy.

Montana Western alumnus Connor Langel recently graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy as part of becoming a game warden for the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department (FWP).

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Foundation selects history scholarship recipient.

University of Montana Western junior Cody Ottman was recently selected as the first recipient of the James P. Kovatch and the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers Scholarship.

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Montana Western to award record number of degrees.

The University of Montana Western will award 481 degrees to 395 students at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, 2016, Charity Walters, the school's registrar said today.

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UMW sets record at 2016 commencement.

The University of Montana Western awarded a record 481 degrees to 395 students at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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Richardson new athletic director.

Russ Richardson, currently head athletic trainer at the University of Montana Western, has been named the university’s athletic director, Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced today.

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Distinguished Alumni Service Award announced.

University of Montana Western alumnus and library director Michael Schulz will be honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Service Award at this year's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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Chilson elected to leadership board.

Fred Chilson, professor of business and technology at the University of Montana Western, was recently elected as vice chair of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Chilson was also named a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the IACBE.

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"On the Rocks" features longtime UMW employee.

The University of Montana Western's Tom Satterly will present for the year's final installment in the "On the Rocks" series on Monday, April 25, 2016.

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Foundation announces Legacy Plaza groundbreaking.


The Legacy Plaza groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2 p.m., Montana Western Foundation Director Roxanne Engellant said today.

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Work underway on UMW's Legacy Plaza.

Construction is underway on the University of Montana Western’s new Legacy Plaza.

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Dances with Words features distinguished author.

Author and professor Michael Branch

Distinguished author Michael Branch will read from his works at the next installment in the 2016 series of Dances with Words on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

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Montana Western hosts athletic director candidates.

Two candidates for the University of Montana Western’s athletic director position have been invited to campus for final interviews.

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Gov. Bullock featured at groundbreaking.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will help celebrate the expansion of the Montana Center for Horsemanship (MCH) Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3 p.m.

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UMW hosts 10th annual research symposium.

The 10th Annual University of Montana Western research symposium is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, 2016.

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UMW junior recognized for social change efforts.

University of Montana Western junior Delaney Hansen was recently recognized as a Newman Civic Fellows Award honoree by Campus Compact.

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UMW announces speaker for 119th commencement.

UMW commencement speaker Nathan Boll.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced today that alumnus Nathan Boll will be commencement speaker for the university’s Saturday, May 7, 2016 graduation ceremonies.

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UMW alum receives prestigious teaching award.

Principal Ron Goodman working with students at Libby Elementary.

University of Montana Western alumnus Ron Goodman was recently named the 2016 National Distinguished Principal (NDP) of Montana for his work as the Libby Elementary School principal in Libby, Mont.

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UMW to honor educators at "Night of Stars."

The University of Montana Western education department and the university’s alumni office will present the fifth annual “Night of Stars,” Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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UMW Hosts Jane Helm Maddock Service Award Dinner.

The University of Montana Western will host the annual Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award dinner Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

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Montana Western presents "Rabbit Hole."

The Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series and University of Montana Western fine arts department present “Rabbit Hole,” April 14 through 21, 2016.

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UMW selects Idaho State dean as new provost.

Deborah Hedeen, currently dean of the college of education at Idaho State University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Montana Western, Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced today.

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Montana Western senior published.

University of Montana Western student Lauren Bryan's horse-themed devotional book was recently published as part of her senior thesis.

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Montana Western hosts annual rodeo banquet.

The University of Montana Western’s annual Community Rodeo Banquet is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus.

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Annual UMW student art exhibition kicks off.

The annual University of Montana Western student art exhibition will begin on March 24, 2016.

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Science and art combine to create student projects.

Biology professor Michelle Anderson and art instructor Nolan Salix recently combined classes to tackle environmental issues.

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UMW student accepted into dental school.

Senior Dilan Starkel was recently accepted into the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

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UMW hosts provost candidates on campus.

The University of Montana Western has narrowed its search for a new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs to three candidates.

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Montana Western conducts colt sale preview.

University of Montana Western natural horsemanship students will preview horses they have trained for sale on March 19, 2016. 

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"On the Rocks" series presents the 1789 and 1795 Yazoo land sales.

Montana Western’s Career Services and Learning Center coordinator Brenden Kennedy will present in the latest installment of the "On the Rocks" series on Feb. 22, 2016.

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2016 Night of Stars Winners

The 2016 award winners 

Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Kuglin

Hall of Fame Awards:
Jack Hutchison
Jim Lodge
Darlene Ruble
Barby Judge

Outstanding Teacher Candidates:
Alyssa Endo
Daniel McGuire
Deanna Woodhouse
Michelle Head
Mitchell Thompson
Monica Matthiesen Schwemin

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Alumni support breast cancer awareness

Brothers Wally and Mike Feldt with the women's Bulldog basketball team.

For alumni Wally (’73) and Mike Feldt (83’), working to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer has deeply personal meaning. The Feldt brothers lost their mother Jean to breast cancer several years back and that experience ignited a focus on doing what they can to prevent others from experiencing the same loss. 

Jean Stamm Feldt was also a graduate of Montana Western (then Western Montana College), first attending in the 1940s, receiving her two-year teaching certificate. Jean returned to the university in the 1960s and completed a four-year teaching degree. She went on to teach at the elementary and high school level for the entirety of her career, teaching in Townsend, Deer Lodge and Dillon, retiring in 1990.

A lifelong basketball fan, Stamm Feldt even helped coach the Townsend High School team for awhile. According to her son, Wally, she wasn’t exactly a trained coach, but was always willing to help out when she could. Jean was a mainstay at UMW women’s basketball games during the Coach Engellant era and remained a passionate Bulldog supporter until her passing.

To honor their mother, Wally and Mike recently paid for warm-ups for the Montana Western women’s basketball Pink Zone game played on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.

“Mike and I are pleased to be able to purchase warm-ups for the women’s basketball team that will remember our mother and raise breast cancer awareness in our community,” Feldt said. "We have both been involved in raising funds for Pink Zone over the years, but being able to honor our mother has special meaning."

The warm-ups include Jean Stamm Feldt’s initials and will be worn each year for the women’s Pink Zone basketball game.

Since its founding in 2007 the Pink Zone has raised nearly $32,000 in Beaverhead County. All donations go directly to the Southwest Montana Mammography Program at Barrett Hospital in Dillon.

“It is remarkable to see so many people of Dillon coming together to raise funds to help care for women of our community,” executive director of Barrett Hospital Foundation Jim Gleason said. We have such dedicated volunteers and supporters and they are helping provide health care to women who would not have access to these services without their generous support. This program saves lives and we are grateful for the many people who make it possible."

Southwest Montana Mammography Program at Barrett Hospital provided $66,000 in services to uninsured and underinsured women in the community. The program provides screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and clinical breast exams in the fight against breast cancer in Beaverhead County.

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Dances with Words features former Poet Laureate.

Former Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe will read from her works for the first installment in the 2016 series of Dances with Words.

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Montana Western Foundation establishes history scholarship.

Jeanette Larson and James Kovatch.

The University of Montana Western Foundation recently established the James P. Kovatch and the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers scholarship.

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Renowned horseman teaches clinic at UMW.

Renowned horseman Joe Wolter recently taught a horsemanship clinic to University of Montana Western students at La Cense Montana in Dillon.

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Montana Western hosting international dinner.

The annual University of Montana Western International Dinner is scheduled Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.

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Rock legend teaches master class at UMW.

Left to right, Dave Walker and Bill Dwyer playing at UMW.

Acclaimed musician Dave Walker will teach a master class on blues rock at the University of Montana Western on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 10 a.m.

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Montana Western presents "The Diary of Anne Frank."

The Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series and University of Montana Western fine arts department present “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Feb. 18 through 27, 2016.

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Montana Western ranked among best value colleges.

The University of Montana Western has been ranked among the top 35 "great value colleges with beautiful campuses” nationally by Great Value Colleges.

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Natural horsemanship program adds instructor option.

Natural horsemanship student Shantelle Roy tending to her horse.

University of Montana Western Interim Provost Sylvia Moore announced today the addition of an instruction option to the university’s natural horsemanship program beginning in Fall 2016.

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Anne Frank exhibit on display in Dillon.

images © AFF Basel / AFS Amsterdam. Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA.

The University of Montana Western is hosting the traveling display “Anne Frank: A History for Today” from Feb. 15 through Feb. 27, 2016 on the Montana Western campus.

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Montana Western Alumni & Friends host social.

Montana Western alum and Frontier Conference Player of the Year (2011) Brandon Brown. Brown is currently playing professional basketball in Poland.  

University of Montana Western Alumni & Friends are hosting their first social of the year on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

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Southwest Montana Wine and Craft Beer Festival tickets available.

Tickets are available for the inaugural Southwest Montana Wine and Craft Beer Festival on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.

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"On the Rocks" series presents rafting in the Grand Canyon.

Local historian and University of Montana Western alumni Steve Morehouse will present a program recounting his experiences rafting through the Grand Canyon.

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Montana Western students reflect on Greece trip.

Herod Atticus Theatre in Athens, Greece. Photography by John Xanthopoulos.

Montana Western students recently spoke of their experiences and presented a slideshow about their trip to Greece.

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Montana Western professor teaches at Khumbu Climbing Center.

UMW professor Steve Mock on one of his many excursions.

Chemistry professor Steve Mock has begun his seventh trip to to Phortse, Nepal where he will spend a month at the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC), just 15 miles from the base of Mt. Everest.

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Montana Western hosts avalanche awareness presentation.

Montana Western’s School of Outreach and The Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center will offer an avalanche awareness presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

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Natural horsemanship students published in national magazine.

Natural horsemanship major WesleyAnn Johnson was recently published in Cowgirl magazine.

University of Montana Western natural horsemanship students WesleyAnn Johnson and Kelly Wieman were recently published in Cowgirl magazine.

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We wish you the happiest of holidays and a joyous new year...

...from Chancellor Beth Weatherby and Steve Kramer, and the faculty, students and staff of the University of Montana Western.

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Nourse named Bulldog head football coach.

Ryan Nourse moves from athletic director to head football coach.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced today that current athletic director Ryan Nourse has been named head football coach replacing B.J. Robertson who resigned earlier to become an assistant coach at Montana State University.

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Youth Challenge graduates 74 cadets on Montana Western campus.

Chancellor Beth Weatherby congratulates a MYCA graduate.

Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby joined Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in celebrating the graduation of the 33rd class of the Montana Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) on campus Saturday.

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UMW senior recognized for academic and athletic achievements.

UMW Senior Jesse McCloud.

University of Montana Western senior Jesse McCloud recently received recognition for his accomplishments on and off the football field.

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Bulldog head football coach accepts position with MSU.

Bulldogs head football coach from 2013-15, BJ Robertson

University of Montana Western head football coach BJ Robertson has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Montana State University Bobcats football program.

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Montana Western campus and community holiday celebration Dec.15.

The annual University of Montana Western campus and community holiday celebration will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Mathews Hall of the Lewis and Clark room on the UMW campus.

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Chancellor Beth Weatherby appears on Home Ground Radio.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby will appear on the radio show Home Ground with Brian Kahn on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

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UMW business department hosts project management expert.

Project management expert Rebecca Winston speaking to UMW business majors.

The University of Montana Western business department recently hosted project management expert Rebecca Winston who spoke to a class of UMW business majors.

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UMW grad named head football coach of MSU Bobcats.

MSU Bobcats head football coach Jeff Choate

University of Montana Western graduate Jeff Choate has been named head football coach at Montana State University.

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UMW ranked among top in country for online ed program.

The University of Montana Western’s online bachelor’s in early childhood education (ECE) program has been recognized by Online Colleges as being one of the best choices for students in 2016.

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Alum arranges gift to Montana Western Foundation.

UMW alum Arlie Albeck.

An avid proponent of public education, alumnus Arlie Wirth Albeck made sure to arrange a planned gift to the University of Montana Western Foundation for elementary education scholarships.  

Albeck grew up poor in rural eastern Washington and joined the U.S. Coast Guard at age 17. Using his veterans benefits, he graduated from Montana Teachers’ College (now Montana Western) with a degree in elementary education. Arlie’s teaching career spanned 38 years, ranging from a Hutterite community to over 30 years at Adams Elementary School in Seattle. In addition to his teaching degree, Arlie held Master of Education and Master of Science degrees. He spent summers as a VISTA volunteer with migrant children, and as an actor in Seattle Children’s Theatre. 

Arlie was known to be compassionate. When he learned that his neighbors had dropped their aging dog off at the Humane Society, he adopted the dog the next day. He was also known for his great sense of humor. Like so many outstanding teachers, he was a life-long learner. Among his broad areas of interest were handcrafted log cabin construction without nails, perspective drawing, and archaeological digs.  

The March 9, 2015 edition of the Seattle Times published four letters submitted by readers on the subject of effective teaching. One started, “My best teacher ever was Arlie Albeck, my fourth-grade teacher in the 1960s. He made us laugh while we learned.  His heart was big, his kindness flowed throughout the classroom. Up until that year, I had been quite shy and somewhat reserved. When I left fourth grade, I felt capable and accomplished as a learner. On Teacher Appreciation Day last year I thought about finding [him] to thank him. Sadly, I found he had died the year before.”  

Arlie remembered the University of Montana Western in his will because education opens doors. It prepared him for a lifetime of work worth doing. His gift now opens doors for other UMW students who will, in turn, open doors for many children, some of whom will remember them with gratitude 50 years later.

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Alumni Profile: Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams, a '06 graduate of UMW and his wife Erika flying over Oregon wine country.

Marcus Williams came to Montana Western to play football and major in business administration.

Little did he know that transferring from the College of the Redwoods would launch him on the career of a lifetime.  

Originally from California, Williams came to UMW just as the university was transitioning from traditional scheduling to the block system known as Experience One (X1).

He credits X1 with making him a better student and allowing him the flexibility and time to not only play football, but serve as an residence assistant, work as a deejay on KDWG radio, manage concessions for athletic events and hold down a job in dining services.  

“X1 was a natural fit for me and enabled me to accomplish a lot more during my time in school,” Williams, a 2006 graduate, said. “Being able to focus on a single class at a time and learn through experience gave me the focus and determination to begin a successful career in athlete management.”  

During his time as a football player, Williams realized he had an interest in athletic scouting as a career. Former vice chancellor Tom Yahraes helped connect Williams with former UMW head football coach Bob Beers who had gone on to NFL scouting. With their recommendations, Williams applied and was accepted into an internship at Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) in Portland, Ore. He was later hired as the assistant director of football operations for SMWW in 2006 where he worked for eight years. 

Williams is currently the president of his own firm, 1st Class Athletes, a national full-service athlete management and marketing company he started in Portland, Ore.

The firm serves an exclusive client base through a combination of representation and personalized marketing strategies tailored to the needs of each client. 

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Montana Western student receives national award.

Montana Western junior Brandon Piazzola

The University of Montana Western student Brandon Piazzola recently received a national award for his efforts toward raising awareness for student health.

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Montana Western students visit Rocky Mountain Laboratories.

Ken Pekoc assists student Desiree Dhanens with putting on a Level 4 lab suit

The University of Montana Western biology club recently sponsored a trip to Hamilton, Mont. to tour the National Institute of Health's Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML).

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UMW class produces mining and geology map

Rob Thomas' structural geology class checks data while preparing a map of the Argenta area.

University of Montana Western students from professor Rob Thomas’ structural geology class recently spent part of their block mapping the Argenta quadrangle in Beaverhead County for the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

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"On the Rocks" series presents: Travels to the Russian far east.

Andrea Easter-Pilcher and Brian Pilcher

Former University of Montana Western staffers will present in the latest installment of the “On the Rocks” series on Nov. 30, 2015.

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Montana Western senior recognized for volunteer service.

Montana Western senior Shayla Wood was recently  named the “Volunteer of the Game” during a Montana Western home football game.

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UMW and Dillon Middle School launch collaborative effort.

Dillon Middle School teachers and University of Montana Western education faculty recently completed the first session of a new five-part professional development project.

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Acclaimed ceramics artists visit Montana Western.

Visiting ceramics artists Jeni Hansen-Gard and Kyungmin Park recently lectured and gave demonstrations to a Montana Western introductory ceramics class.

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UMW displays new banners on campus featuring students, faculty and staff.

New banners recently went up around the Montana Western campus which include the experiences and thoughts of current and former students, faculty and staff about Experience One and UMW.

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UMW to host morality-themed panel discussion

The University of Montana Western will host a panel discussion presenting questions of morality titled: “How do we know right from wrong? What motivates to try and be better people?”

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Dances with Words fall series begins at Montana Western.

 

The first installment in the 2015 fall series of Dances with Words will feature Montana Tech professor Henry Gonshak and his new book, “Hollywood and the Holocaust."

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Montana Western student presents wild mustangs experience.

Montana Western natural horsemanship student Kelly Wieman recently spoke to Dillon, Montana’s local rotary club about her experience observing Montana’s wild mustangs.  

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UMW to host annual "Hall-o-ween" trick or treat.

University of Montana Western student tour guides will lead K-5th graders through the campus residence halls for trick or treating and a “haunted house," if they dare.   

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Grad honored among nation's top principals.

Montana Western alumnus W.H. Aaron Griffin is among 59 outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation.

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Montana Western promotes student health.

Montana Western students received free flu shots and learned about local health resources during the annual health and wellness fair on campus this week.  

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GE Capital director speaks to Montana Western students.

Business and technology students and the business club at Montana Western had the unique opportunity to listen to former GE Capital managing director Allan Wieman talk about intrapreneurship, how to be an entrepreneur inside a large corporation.

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Performing Arts series puts on 10-Minute Play Festival.

The Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series presented by the University of Montana Western fine arts department continues its series with a 10-Minute Play Festival beginning Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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Montana Western professor reflects on fatherhood in latest book release.

University of Montana Western English professor Shane Borrowman recently released his latest book, "Mistakes Were Made: Reflections on Being a Mediocre Father."

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Montana Western professor attends global conference

 

Christian Gilde, business professor at the University of Montana Western, recently returned to his native country of Austria to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar with a full fellowship.

The conference titled “The Search for a New Global Balance: America’s Changing Role in the World” was held Sept. 24-29, 2015.

Gilde said, “I want to bring back what I learn and teach it in my classrooms in order to expose my student to diverse experiences and ideas.”

The seminar discussed how modern America acts, reacts and interacts with other countries and what effects that has on our universities and education system.

“It was a lot of hard, concentrated work,” Gilde said, “but realistic and effective changes are accomplished, which is hard to come across these days.”

Gilde learned about the global significance of the Seminar from Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby who attended the the Seminar in 1993 to discuss the importance of education's sustainability.

The Salzburg Global Seminar has taken place in the three hundred-year-old castle of Schloss Leopoldskron since 1947, the filming location of "The Sound of Music" in 1964.

The seminar is described as a place for current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. The goal is to instill meaningful and effective global change by posing the underlying questions that hold the key to human progress and kickstart conversations and connections that will continue beyond the seminar.

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Montana Western tops enrollment expectations.

Officials at the University of Montana Western said that based on official 15th day enrollment figures the university has exceeded expectations and enrolled the largest entering class since 1921.

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Montana Western counselor honored for distinguished work

Long-time Montana Western counseling program director Lynn Weltzien recently received the Montana College Counseling Mike Franklin Memorial Award at the Montana College Counseling Association held in Helena, Mont. 

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Montana Western inducts new hall of fame members

The University of Montana Western kicks off its Homecoming weekend Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 with a social held at the Beaverhead Golf club from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. New members will be inducted into its athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 26. 

Montana Western will induct Jason DesJarlais, Wally Feldt, West Hernandez, Bobbi Suhr Konen, and the 1991-92 Men’s Rodeo Team during a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Lewis and Clark Room on the University of Montana Western campus. Inductees also will be introduced during halftime of that day’s football game versus Carroll College.

Jason DesJarlais graduated from the University of Montana Western in 1995, known then as Western Montana College.  While at UMW, Jason played football from 1992 to 1995, and was part of Conference Champion teams in ’93 through ’95.  He was named Defensive MVP of the 1996 National All-Star Game and is a member of the 1994 Western Montana College Hall of Fame Team. After earning his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1995, he went on to receive his master’s degree in kinesiology from Humbold State University in 1999. Jason began his coaching career at Western Montana in 1996, serving as Defensive Line Coach.  He went on to coach at Humboldt State University, University of San Diego, Jacksonville University, Yale University and has been a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2007.  Jason and his wife, Dana, have two children, Makala and Tanner. 

Wally Feldt earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Western Montana College in 1973.  Wally began what would become a long career in radio and sports writing in Laramie, Wyoming in 1975 and had stints in Las Vegas, Idaho Falls, and Boise.  In 1988 Wally made it back to Dillon, Montana to work for KDBM as program, sports and music director, sales person and on-air personality.  Wally returned as “Voice of the Bulldog” during his time at KDBM.  Feldt began writing for Montana Western in 1990 as a sports information writer and added news and publication duties to his list of responsibilities and held that position until 2009.  Wally has served as the director of media relations for the Frontier Conference since 1993 and currently holds that position today.  He can also be heard announcing Bulldog football, volleyball and basketball games. 

Bobbi Suhr Konen earned her bachelor’s degree in business communications with an emphasis in computer technology in 2003.  Bobbi played women’s basketball at Montana Western from 1999-2003. During her time at UMW, Bobbi was part of a team that won three conference titles. Bobbi earned three conference MVP awards, a Second Team All-American and two Kodak All-American First Team awards. Additionally, she is Montana Western’s women’s all time leading scorer, was “Athlete of the week” numerous times, and was featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the crowd.”  Bobbi currently resides in Dillon with her husband, Kevin and four children, Kale, Kylie, Kaitlyn, and Kesslee. 

West Hernandez graduated from the University of Montana Western in 2003 with a bachelor’s of business and communications.  During his athletic career at UMW, West played on the men’s golf team and men’s basketball team.  He was a member of the All-Frontier First Team for men’s golf multiple years, Academic All-Conference Men’s Basketball, and received the Vanderzanden Award for men’s basketball, all while making the Dean’s List throughout his sports career at Montana Western.  Since 2007, West has worked at Northwest College in Powell, WY as admissions manager, where he’s also assisted with the men’s basketball team.  West and his wife, Katie, have three children, Landon, Emery and Paxton. 

The 1991-1992 men’s rodeo team was the first Montana Western rodeo team to be crowned Regional Champions since the early 1960s. They went on to place fifth in the College National Finals Rodeo. Jesse Peterson placed first in the nation in steer wrestling. Pete Peterson placed second in the nation in steer wrestling and Jess Martin placed third in the nation in saddle bronc.  Coached by Wayne Else, the team consisted of Jess Martin, Dan Mulkey, Shannon Worthman, Pete Peterson, Jesse Peterson and Lari Sluggett. 

This year’s inductees will be honored during a brunch ceremony in the Lewis and Clark Room in Mathews Hall. Tickets for the brunch ceremony are available for $10. Call the UMW Alumni Office at 406-683-7305 to reserve tickets.

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Montana Western attends high tech jobs summit.

UMW business and technology professors Christian Gilde (left), Fred Chilson and Kevin Engellant join Chancellor Beth Weatherby and State Senator Debby Barrett at the recent high tech summit.

Chancellor Beth Weatherby and University of Montana Western faculty and students attended the inaugural Montana High Tech Jobs Summit in Bozeman recently. 

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Welcome Fair showcases clubs and organizations.

UMW student Shilo Miller tackles the climbing wall at the recent ASUMW Welcome Fair.

University of Montana Western students, faculty and community members attended the recent Associated Students of the University of Montana Western (ASUMW) Welcome Fair. 

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UMW ranked among top western public colleges.

The University of Montana Western has been ranked among the top five Regional Public Colleges in the West by the 2016 U.S. News & World Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 9, 2015. 

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UMW student volunteers at special olympics.

University of Montana Western early childhood education major Krystal McDougall traveled to Los Angeles this summer to volunteer at the Special Olympics.

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Montana Western begins record-breaking year.

Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby (right) helps parents move their students into Davis Hall.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby said the university is expecting the largest freshman class in the school’s history.

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Kids Theatre Camp presents play about Greece.

The Montana Western School of Outreach’s Kids Theatre Camp recently performed the play "Greece." 

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Collegiate Stockgrowers teach Dillon third graders about cattle.

Mike Rose, Collegiate Stockgrowers Club president.

The University of Montana Western’s Collegiate Stockgrowers Club taught third graders about livestock care and handling at the Mussard Feedlot earlier this year. 

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Early childhood professor receives national award.

Julie Bullard, Montana Western early childhood education professor.

Longtime University of Montana Western early childhood education professor and program director Julie Bullard has been named the 2015 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator by the National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECTE).

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Kids learn horticulture at community garden.

Professor Linda Lyon (right) shows Emma Lovaas a student-made beehive at Montana Western's community garden.

University of Montana Western X Camp kids visited the campus community garden this week with Environmental Science Professor Linda Lyon. 

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Chinese high school students visit Montana Western.

Annabelle Cho and John Zhang, Chinese high school students, visit Montana Western.

The University of Montana Western welcomed six high school students from China recently as part of the Yellowstone English Environmental Studies Program International (YESPI). 

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Montana Western professor to attend art retreat.

University of Montana Western Assistant English Professor Francis Davis has been awarded a full fellowship to participate in the Vermont Studio Center community Aug. 2-23, 2015.

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Committee plans inaugural celebration.

Inaugural festivities include ceremony, Experience One showcase and scholarship fundraiser.

The University of Montana Western has announced that the institution will celebrate the inauguration of its new chancellor and the phenomenal success of Experience One on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. 

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UMW receives $1.24 million to serve student needs.

TRIO student Kelly Wieman (left) meets with SSS advisor Nicole Nygren.

The University of Montana Western will receive $1.24 million over the next five years to continue providing academic and support services to low-income, first-generation and disabled students.

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Montana Western professor to address national leadership institute.

UMW Geology Professor Rob Thomas.

University of Montana Western Environmental Science Professor Rob Thomas will participate in the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute in July 25-30.

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Business professor elected to accrediting board.

Fred Chilson, professor of business and technology at the University of Montana Western, has been elected to the board of directors of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accreditation organization. 

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Former Montana deputy commissioner named UMW's interim provost.

Montana Western's Interim Provost Sylvia Moore.

Chancellor Beth Weatherby has appointed Sylvia Moore interim provost at the University of Montana Western.

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Geology camps choose Montana Western.

Universities from across the country (like the University of Washington above) visit Montana Western each summer to conduct geology field camps. 

Geology departments from universities across the country started coming to the University of Montana Western to conduct their geology camps in the mid 1960s. 

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Montana Western in collaboration with PMI to offer vet tech programs.

Learning how to give injections and take blood samples are two important skills all veterinary technician students gain at Pima Medical Institute on the Montana Western campus.

Montana Western and Pima Medical Institute will collaborate to offer a veterinary technician associate degree and veterinary assistant certificate program.

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UMW grad headed to the University of Denver.

Recent Montana Western graduate Taeler Rodriguez has been accepted to the University of Denver’s graduate program.

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Chancellor Weatherby creates student art collection.

Chancellor Beth Weatherby (left) and student artist Jessica Bach with initial collection piece in background.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby has established a student art collection to display work across the Dillon, Mont. campus.

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Students complete comprehensive survey of local waterway.

Sara Maslen (right) points out a feature of the Poindexter Slough to fellow student Zachary Reimnitz.

University of Montana Western environmental field studies students have completed a 476-page study of Poindexter Slough, a world renown trout fishery near Dillon, Mont.

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Students to be inducted into honor society.

Eleven University of Montana Western students will be inducted into the Montana Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room in Montana Western’s Mathews Hall.

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Art department to host 220 high school students.

The University of Montana Western art department will host the annual Montana Art Interscholastics this weekend on the university campus.

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UMW business club attends TEDx Missoula

Ten students from the University of Montana Western's Business Club attended the TEDx Missoula event on Feb. 20 with marketing professor Christian Gilde.

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Montana Western alum helps assess dam safety

While Cody Clark was a student at the University of Montana Western, he made the most of the opportunities given to him and now he is in important member of the federal Bureau of Reclamation.

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Montana Western recognizes 2014 Fall Dean's List students

The University of Montana Western Fall 2014 Dean's List includes 496 students.

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UMW Business Club sees success at Startup Weekend

A group of four University of Montana Western students from the Business Club traveled to Billings this past weekend, January 23-25, to attend Startup Weekend.

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UMW library director speaks at forum in China

The University of Montana Western’s library director took a trip halfway around the world to get a global perspective on his trade.

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Montana Western alum receives service award

The Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) recently recognized a University of Montana Western alum with a prestigious leadership award.

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Montana Western ranks in nation's top 100 colleges

The University of Montana Western recently was ranked in the top 100 colleges in the nation by Education to Career (ETC).
 

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Montana Western student earns sports medicine award

A student from the University of Montana Western recently received the Northwest American College of Sports Medicine Outstanding Undergraduate Award.

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Montana University System reports significant increase in UMW enrollment

University of Montana Western enrollments have increased 44.3 percent over the past ten years, according to a Montana University System report released at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Great Falls.

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UMW begins exchange program with Russian university

Starting this spring, the University of Montana Western will host a group of students from across the world as the university kicks off the beginning of a study abroad exchange program.

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Montana Western wins five in a row

University of Montana Western Professor of Political Science Sara Glasgow is the Carnegie Foundation 2013 Montana Professor of the Year.

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Curious Minds welcomes new education director

Early childhood educator Linn Veen recently joined the staff at the University of Montana Western’s Curious Minds as the early childcare center’s director.

Veen comes to the center with 40 years experience in early childhood education including teaching, program administration and curriculum design.

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The University of Montana Western moves up in U.S. News Rankings

The University of Montana Western climbed up a spot this year and is ranked as the third Top Public Regional Colleges of the West in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings. 

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Spring 2013 Dean's List

Four-hundred and seventy-eight students were named to the 2013 Spring Semester Dean’s List at the University of Montana Western.

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Alumnus Gerald Gray chairs Little Shell Tribal Council

A flip of the coin led University of Montana Western alumnus Gerald Gray to Dillon, and he says it was a stroke of good luck.

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Business majors take second at national competition

Four University of Montana Western business majors earned second place in a national case-study business competition in Orlando, Fla. held from April 16 to April 19, 2013.

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The University of Montana Western Class of 2013

The 116th University of Montana Western Commencement took place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus.

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Nathan Boll heads to NASA internship, Ph.D. position

Montana Western mathematics honor grad Nathan Boll is spending his summer as an intern at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center.

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UMW chapter of Kappa Delta Pi inducts 31 members

The University of Montana Western Education Department inducted 31 new members into the Mu Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the International Honor Society in Education.

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UMW leads MUS in new freshmen enrollment

The University of Montana Western (UMW) leads all state higher education institutions with a five-year 32 percent increase in Montana first-time degree-seeking freshmen, based on recently released statistics from the Montana University System (MUS).

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UMW education class reflects on Peru trip

Although University of Montana Western sophomore Jess Lammi recently volunteered her time and energy helping elderly citizens of a poverty-stricken suburb of Lima, Peru, the elementary education major/literacy minor says she received far more than she gave.

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Fall 2012 Dean's List

The University of Montana Western Fall 2012 Dean's List includes 496 students.

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UMW equine student finishes Brazil internship

Raised on a ranch in Boulder, Mont., Kindle McCauley grew up around horses. Last summer, the 22-year old University of Montana Western senior found herself working with horses on the other side of the equator.

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Cody Cavill to serve internship in Nepal

When University of Montana Western junior Cody Cavill took professor Steve Mock’s beginner rock climbing class as a freshman, little did he know the experience would eventually take him to the highest mountains on the planet.

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Montana Western enrollment continues steady climb

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Montana Western is experiencing increased enrollment numbers.

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Mike Morrow named Montana Professor of the Year

University of Montana Western Professor of Biology Michael Morrow is the Carnegie Foundation 2012 Montana Professor of the Year.

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Montana Western enrollment continues steady climb

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Montana Western is experiencing increased enrollment numbers.

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Montana Western climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Montana Western again climbed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, jumping to 17th in the Best Regional Colleges West category.

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Nathan Boll sets his sights on Mars and beyond

Nathan Boll, a mathematics major at the University of Montana Western, took part in a special live viewing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing video feed in Pasadena, Calif on Aug. 5.

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Spring 2012 Dean's List

The University of Montana Western announced its Spring 2012 Dean's List, which includes 485 students.

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Biology alumna gets into DVM/Ph.D. program

Amanda Kortum, a 2011 University of Montana Western biology graduate, will be attending the DVM/Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University beginning in the fall 2012 semester.

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The University of Montana Western Class of 2012

The 115th University of Montana Western Commencement took place on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus.

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25 UMW students inducted into Kappa Delta Pi

On Tuesday, April 10, the University of Montana Western Education Department inducted 25 new members into the Mu Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the International Honor Society in Education. It was the 40th Kappa Delta Pi initiation at Montana Western.

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Partnership offers UMW education degree in Butte

A collaboration between the University of Montana Western and Montana Tech is offering students the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in elementary education from Montana Western’s renowned education program by taking classes through UMW at the Montana Tech campus.

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Sixth Annual Research Symposium April 13 & 14

The Sixth Annual University of Montana Western Research Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) Great Room on the UMW campus.

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English students inducted into International Honor Society

Eight English students from the University of Montana Western have been inducted into Alpha Epsilon Iota, the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International Honor Society.

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Julie Bullard 2011 Montana Professor of the Year

For the third time in as many years, the University of Montana Western has a Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year: Julie Bullard, professor of education and director of early childhood education at Montana Western, is the 2011 Montana Professor of the Year.

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Fall 2011 Dean's List

The University of Montana Western announced its fall 2011 Dean's List, which includes 527 students.

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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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UMW mathematics students win regional code breaking competition

Three University of Montana Western students cracked the code — three codes, to be precise — on their way to winning a regional cryptanalysis competition.

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Recent graduate celebrates multiple publications

As she plans for a new journey after graduating from the University of Montana Western, Rebecca Davis is also celebrating the recent publications of two poems in an online journal.

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Students make an impression at national convention

University of Montana Western professor of human health and performance Megan Chilson and eleven of her students recently attended the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s (AAPHERD) 126th annual national convention and expo in San Diego, Calif.

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Mountain West Voices spotlights UMW student

University of Montana Western business management major Norb Lorenzen was featured on the March 23, 2011 episode of Montana Public Radio's Mountain West Voices.

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Montana Western professors reflect on travel to Nepal

For University of Montana professors Steve Mock, an avid and well-accomplished climber, and Rob Thomas, a renowned geologist, a trip to the Himalayan country of Nepal presented a perfect opportunity for an educational adventure.

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Environmental sciences to present 'Costa Rica Live'

On Wednesday, April 6, University of Montana Western students and faculty will present a slideshow and discussion on a recent class trip taken to Costa Rica. The presentation, "Costa Rica Live: Geology, Biology and Ecotourism/Adventure Tourism," begins at 7 p.m. in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) Great Room on the UMW campus.

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UMW Education Department brings technology to rural students

In the University of Montana Western Department of Education, aspiring teachers are learning to use innovative technology to enhance their teaching methods and implement those methods firsthand in the unique Rural Fridays education partnership with rural grade schools.

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Montana Western senior publishes two poems

University of Montana Western senior Katie Redfield is enjoying the recent success of having two poems published in an online journal titled the ScissorTale Review.

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Montana Western announces fall 2010 Dean's List

The University of Montana Western announced its fall 2010 Dean's List, which includes 490 students.

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UMW students inducted into English honor society

Six English students from the University of Montana Western have been inducted into Alpha Epsilon Iota, the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

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Alan Weltzien to publish poetry chapbook

University of Montana Western Professor of English Alan Weltzien is celebrating the successful publication of “To Kilimanjaro and Back.” The poetry chapbook was recently accepted by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Rob Thomas named Montana Regents Professor

The Montana Board of Regents has bestowed it’s highest honor on University of Montana Western Professor Robert Thomas.

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University of Montana Western climbs national rankings again

The U.S. News & World Report 2011 Best Colleges rankings are in, and the University of Montana Western continues to receive high marks for quality and value, surpassing its 2010 rankings.

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Business professors present workshop in Zurich

Two University of Montana Western business professors will be presenting their work on marketing in higher education at an international conference in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 15 and 16.

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English class raises money for Humane Society

University of Montana Western Professor of English Rebecca Knotts and her service learning class recently raised $550 through a dog biscuit sale for the Humane Society of Beaverhead County. The class, Writing 101: College Writing  - Learning to be an Advocate for Animals, featured reading material, video, and firsthand experience with animals.

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Education class explores childhood environments

University of Montana Western education professor Julie Bullard finished the last block of the spring 2010 semester by taking her Exploring Rich Early Childhood Environments class on a tour of early childhood facilities in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington April 19-23.

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University of Montana Western accreditation reaffirmed

The University of Montana Western today announced its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The accrediting body, the largest in the country, includes 163 colleges in a seven-state region.

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Science students survey Dillon trees

Three University of Montana Western students are giving Dillon a better picture of the city’s public tree population, and their inventory could provide a blueprint for future greening efforts, including participation in a national tree planting effort.

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Montana Western alumna Rural Teacher of the Year

Lydia Mild, a 2002 graduate of the University of Montana Western, was just named the 2010 Rural School Teacher of the Year by the Montana Small School Alliance and the Montana Association of County School Superintendents.

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Kappa Delta Pi inducts new students

Thirty-four new students from the University of Montana Western were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, UMW's honor society for educators and education majors, on April 12, 2010.

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Students collaborate on Nevada/Virginia Cities sign project

Five students from a University of Montana Western environmental interpretation class are making a lasting mark on two of Montana’s most famous historic mining towns, Virginia and Nevada Cities.

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Montana Western professors teach in Grenada

Two professors from The University of Montana Western recently took their teaching abroad to the Saint George’s University School of Arts and Sciences on the island nation of Grenada.

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Rob Thomas selected 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year

University of Montana Western environmental sciences professor Rob Thomas has been named Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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475 students earn place on Dean

Four-hundred and seventy-five students were named to the 2009 Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Montana Western — an 18 percent increase from the fall of 2008.

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Montana Western ranks second nationally for value

The University of Montana Western is making national news in U.S. News & World Report again, this time as the second-ranked university on a list of “Colleges that Offer Small Classes on a Budget.”

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Gov. Schweitzer congratulates U.S. Professor of the Year

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer made an impromptu visit to the University of Montana Western to congratulate the 2009 Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year Rob Thomas on Friday, Dec. 11.

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Montana Western science alumni pursuing Ph.D.s

Three alumni from Montana Western’s distinguished science departments have either earned or are in the process of earning doctorate degrees at prestigious American universities.

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A rural education tradition continues at Montana Western

In the basement of the University of Montana Western Lucy Carson Library, kindergarten through third graders from Glen, Montana’s Reichle Elementary excitedly build rainforests inside shoe boxes. One girl is so excited about a snake she made she explains the pipe-cleaner creature’s hunting technique to anyone who passes.

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Montana Western 2009 Convocation

The University of Montana Western commenced its 116th academic year by welcoming the 2009 incoming freshman class Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. The convocation has become an end-of-summer tradition on campus.

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UMW in top tier of U.S. News & World Report college rankings

A just-released national college survey demonstrates that the University of Montana Western continues to enhance its reputation nationally, giving the college plenty to be proud of going into its 116th year.

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Early Childhood Education Professor Published Third Textbook

Julie Bullard, director of early childhood education at Montana Western, released her third book, a textbook for early childhood education students.

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Montana Western graduate leads a remarkable life

Whether it’s battling with a 1,300-pound saddle bronc for eight seconds, fighting insurgents in Iraq, enlightening middle school students to the mysteries of math, or managing often contrary draft horses at Denver’s National Western Stock Show, Brian Dawson’s life can be summarized by one word, remarkable. 


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Montana Western biology student receives grant

Montana Western's Amanda Kortum joins the elite group of Space Grant Scholars and Fellows nationwide.

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Montana Western praised for X1 at research forum

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Montana Sen. Jeff Welborn both praised the University of Montana Western's block scheduling program, Experience One, at a Montana University System research forum.

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Montana Western business program receives IACBE accreditation

The business and technology department of the University of Montana Western received accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) becoming one of only two universities in Montana to have an IACBE accredited program.

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"On the Rocks" to feature Yellowstone wolf specialist

The last On the Rocks presentation of the academic year will take place Monday, April 20 at 4:15 p.m. in Block Hall 311 with a talk about wolves in Yellowstone National Park by Dough Smith.

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$6 million proposed in house bill for renovation of Montana Western's Main Hall

The University of Montana Western’s Main Hall renovation project would receive $6 million over two years based on a bill proposed by Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and sponsored by House Appropriations Chair Jon Sesso.

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Rural School Science Fair lets students from small area schools compete

Rural southwest Montana elementary students met at the University of Montana Western arena to display their science projects and compete for prizes at the Rural Science Fair on Friday March 6.

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On the Rocks to address Hantavirus

The Hantavirus is the subject of the next On the Rocks presentation at the University of Montana Western Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.

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Experience One works well for equestrian studies

Experience One's block scheduling allows equestrian students to truly connect with the horses they work with.

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Montana Western professor featured in Montana magazine

University of Montana Western's Alan Weltzien recently published an article about Thomas Savage, a novelist who wrote about and from Dillon, Mont. Pick up the latest Montana, the Magazine of Western History, to see Weltzien's article.

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Montana Western English professor experiences prolific year of publishing

Montana Western English professor Alan Weltzien is celebrating several new publishing successes, "The Norman Maclean Reader," "A Father and An Island: Reflections on Loss" and "Thomas Savage, a Forgotten Novelist."

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