Campus Life

Local business gifts $100,000 to Montana Western

Drawing of amphitheater Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan in Dillon has announced a $100,000 pledge to the University of Montana Western Legacy Campaign.

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Montana Western athletic trainer gains national recognition

The University of Montana’s Russ Richardson received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

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UM education dean to serve as interim chancellor

The dean of the education college at the University of Montana will serve as interim chancellor at the University of Montana Western in Dillon when current Chancellor Richard Storey retires on Aug. 8.

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UMW student named as 2014 Newman Civic Fellow

The Montana Campus Compact recently named a University of Montana Western student as a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow. 

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Montana Western promotes financial literacy program thanks to grant

Thanks to a generous College Access Challenge Grant, teaching University of Montana Western students how to manage their finances will be a campus-wide effort.

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Montana Western chancellor to retire in August

University of Montana Western Chancellor Richard Storey has announced he will retire from the institution Aug. 2, 2014.

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Three-generations strong: the Nellis family & StrongWomen

On an April evening in the basement of the University of Montana Western's Swysgood Technology Center, three generations of women gather for a StrongWomen workout.

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Richard Jonasen named 2013 Distinguished Alumni

With over three decades of teaching and education administration to his name, University of Montana Western alumnus Richard Jonasen will be honored with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni award.

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Lt. Gov. John Walsh tours Main Hall Feb. 7

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh was on the University of Montana Western campus to tour Montana Western’s iconic first building, Main Hall, which was renovated with over $10 million in state funding authorized by the Montana Legislature in 2007 and 2009.

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Alumnus Albert Bender dies at age 103

University of Montana Western alumnus and award-winning educator Albert Bender died on Jan. 7, 2013 at his home in Miles City, Mont. He was 103.

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UMW, local officials continue campus safety dialogue

University of Montana Western and area health and safety officials met recently in an ongoing effort to ensure safety and security for the 1,400-student campus.

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Alumnus receives young professional award for role at state park

For Jarret Kostrba, the manager of Pictograph State Park in Billings, Mont., his management role means much more than the day-to-day duties at the unique park.

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UMW's Matthew Matich wins national award

Matthew Matich, a University of Montana Western Business Administration/Health and Fitness Management student, was awarded the Outstanding Student Award at the 2012 BACCHUS Network General Assembly held in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 1-4, 2012.

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Campus Community Garden

The Campus Community Garden (CCG) serves as a learning resource for UMW students and members of the community. The CCG complex now features integrated renewable energy systems, two brand new greenhouses, a native plant trail and over 20 community garden plots.

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Montana Western Music Club sponsors pep band

The University of Montana Western Music Club is sponsoring a pep band. Membership is open to the public. Sign-up forms will be on the stairs next to the campus bookstore in the Student Union Building and at the information desk at the Lucy Carson Library. Sign-up will continue through Block 3 and rehearsals will begin Block 4. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Blackshear at (406) 660-1551 or l_blackshear@umwestern.edu.

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UMW's Tamie Laverdure to become game warden

University of Montana Western environmental interpretation senior Tamie Laverdure came to college certain she wanted to pursue a career in conservation.

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Ricki Jones named Financial Aid Professional of the Year

University of Montana Western Director of Financial Aid Ricki Jones is the Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) Financial Aid Professional of the Year.

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Tobacco-Free Policy

University of Montana Western Chancellor Richard Storey has signed a policy that will make Montana Western a tobacco-free campus beginning Aug. 1, 2011.

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Veterans' stories intertwine at UMW

On Veteran’s Day, all Americans are reminded to acknowledge the sacrifices made by U.S. veterans. For many at the University of Montana Western, every day is a reminder of those great sacrifices.

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Montana Western continues to experience record enrollment

The University of Montana Western is experiencing record enrollment for the second year in a row, Chancellor Richard Storey announced.

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New signs for new times at the University of Montana Western

A 2010 visit to the University of Montana Western campus will reveal many new sights. In addition to the ongoing Main Hall renovation, new banners and campus signage are giving Montana Western a new look for the new year.

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