Events

Montana Western graduates over 300 students

The University of Montana Western’s 117th graduating class included students graduating in summer and fall 2013, and in spring and summer 2014. Commencemet took place May 10, 2014, on the Montana Western campus. 

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Montana Western honors education alumni and students

The University of Montana hosts its annual Night of Stars education hall of fame awards ceremony on Saturday, April 26.

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Montana Western honors Distinguished Alumna at commencement

The University of Montana is slated to present this year’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award during the 117th commencement on May 10.

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Montana Western hosts John N. Maclean

The University of Montana hosts well-known author John N. Maclean Thursday, April 24.

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Montana governor to be Montana Western commencement speaker

University of Montana Western officials have announced that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will serve as commencement speaker in ceremonies Saturday, May, 10, 2014.

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Montana Repertory Theatre presents Miracle Worker

The University of Montana Western is slated to host the Montana Repertory Theatre on Jan. 29.

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Montana Western to host Helena Artist

The University of Montana Western is scheduled to open an exhibition featuring a Montana artist Suzy Holt Nov. 21-Jan. 17.

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Governor visits the University of Montana Western

Montana Governor Steve Bullock made a stop at the University of Montana Western as a part of his statewide “Back to School” tour of education institutions throughout the state. 

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Jason Pepos presents senior thesis at UMW Gallery

University of Montana Western fine arts senior Jason Pepps will presenting ceramic and sculptural glass work from his senior thesis at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery from Monday May 6 to Saturday, June 15.

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Montana Western 116th Commencement May 11

Former Montana State Senator and Senate Minority Leader Carol Williams and her husband, former U.S. Representative Pat Williams, will both address the 2013 graduates at the 116th University of Montana Western Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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'Stepping Out on Broadway' April 18, 19 & 20

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department will be presenting a musical performance, “Stepping Out on Broadway” on April 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium on the UMW campus.

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Second annual Night of Stars on Friday, April 26

The University of Montana Western Education Department and the University of Montana Western Foundation will be honoring distinguished education alumni and students at the second annual Night of Stars awards ceremony on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Montana Western’s Beier Auditorium.

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UMW Fine Arts presents 'Canterbury Tales'

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department presents Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” on April 4, 5, 6 and 8 in the Beier Auditorium on the Montana Western campus.

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Mark Gibbons at March 28 Dances with Words

The next University of Montana Western Dances with Words reading of the spring 2013 season will feature Missoula, Mont. poet Mark Gibbons on March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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Montana Western presents annual student art show

The University of Montana Western presents its annual student art show from Feb. 28 to March 29 at the UMW Art Gallery.

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Heritage Dance at Beier Sunday, March 3

The University of Montana Western, Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for the Humanities present Heritage Dance on Sunday, March 3 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium on the UMW campus.

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Professors Mock and Thomas receive Montana Ambassador award

University of Montana Western professors Steve Mock and Rob Thomas will be honored as the Mike Malone Educators of the Year at the 2013 Montana Ambassador Annual Awards and Conference on Thursday, Feb. 21.

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UMW music presents recital and masterclass

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department will present a two-day vocal recital and masterclass led by Drake University professor and acclaimed vocalist Leanne Freeman-MIller.

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UMW Art Gallery welcomes Deborah Mitchell

Artist Deborah Mitchell will conclude the fall exhibition season at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery with an exhibit entitled “The Lonely Road” on display from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.

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Geology of the World at On the Rocks

On Monday, Dec. 10, University of Montana Western Professor of Environmental Sciences Rob Thomas will present “Geology of the World: A Semester at Sea” at the final On the Rocks of the Fall 2012 semester.

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UMW Fine Arts Department presents 'Little Women'

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department will present six holiday performances of “Little Women” on Thursday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Small Auditorium on the Montana Western campus.

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Photographer & filmmaker Audrey Hall to visit UMW

Audrey Hall ‑ a photographer and filmmaker based out of Livingston, Mont. ‑ will present a screening of three short films at the University of Montana Western on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) Great Room.

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UMW music professor holds album release party

University of Montana Western Associate Professor of Music Brent Poe McCabe recently released a classical guitar album entitled “Evocación.” McCabe will host a CD release party at the Bookstore in downtown Dillon on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

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Montana Western students to present living history

University of Montana Western environmental interpretation students will give a living history of the Birch Creek Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Michelle Anderson to lead On the Rocks

University of Montana Western Assistant Professor of Biology Michelle Anderson will present the third On the Rocks of the Fall 2012 semester.

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Student director presents 'The Boys Next Door'

University of Montana Western student Ryan Backus will be directing Tom Griffin’s comedy “The Boys Next Door” from Thursday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Three upcoming School of Outreach community presentations

The University of Montana Western School of Outreach presents three upcoming educational opportunities for the community.

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Jennifer Bardsley reception at UMW Gallery Sept. 27

Visual artist and Montana native Jennifer Barsley will be the featured artist at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery from Sept. 27 through Nov. 2, 2012 with an opening reception this Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Fall 2012 Dances with Words schedule

The fall 2012 Dances with Words series will feature poets and authors from Idaho, Missouri and Montana.

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Montana's Sweet 16 to premier Sept. 29 & Oct. 5

“Montana’s Sweet 16,” a film about skiing all 16 of Montana’s ski resorts in 16 days, will premier at Maverick Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 29 and again at UMW’s Beier Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 5.

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Andy Hackbarth Band to perform at UMW

The Andy Hackbarth Band will be coming to the University of Montana Western on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Poker and golf tourneys to raise money for UMW basketball

Saturday, Sept. 29 marks the inaugural Lion’s Den Casey Keltz Memorial Golf Tournament at the Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon, Mont. The four-man scramble, shotgun start entry fee is $40 for Beaverhead Golf Course members and $65 for non-members. Play begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds will help fund the Casey Keltz scholarship for men’s basketball.

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10th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Sept. 16-18

The 10th Annual University of Montana Western 10-Minute Play Festival will take place this Sunday, Sept. 16 through Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Lucy Capehart at UMW Art Gallery Aug. 27-Sept. 19

Artist Lucy Capehart will begin the fall exhibition season at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery with an exhibit entitled "The Story of Things" on display from Aug. 27 through Sept. 19.

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Idaho authors to read at Sept. 6 Dances with Words

The University of Montana Western Dances with Words fall 2012 series will begin on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. with professors and authors Georgia Tiffany and Ron McFarland of Moscow, Idaho.

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Booster Bash set for Sept. 8

The 21st Annual University of Montana Western Bulldog Booster Bash will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus.

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Inaugural Night of STARS alumni event a sucess

The University of Montana Western Education Department and the UMW Foundation held an inagural event — Night of STARS — to honor education alumni and current Montana Western teacher candidates on Friday, April 20.

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Mike Miller receives 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award

University of Montana Western alumnus and Education Director of Field Services Robert Michael (Mike) Miller is the 2012 UMW Distinguished Alumni.

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Jamie Ford to read at April 26 Dances with Words

The final University of Montana Western Dances with Words reading of the 2011-2012 academic year will feature Great Falls, Mont. author Jamie Ford on April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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Montana Western to honor education alumni at Night of STARS

The University of Montana Western Education Department and UMW Foundation are partnering for an inaugural event to honor education alumni on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21.

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Dublin Gulch, Tiernan Dancers at Beier April 13

The traditional Irish quartet Dublin Gulch will perform with the Tiernan Irish Dancers at the Beier Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. as a benefit for a University of Montana Western class trip to Ireland in May 2012.

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UMW Rodeo Banquet set for March 30

The University of Montana Western’s annual Community Rodeo Banquet will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 in the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus.

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Annual UMW Polynesian Club Luau set for Saturday, April 21

The University of Montana Western Polynesian Club is hosting the sixth annual spring luau on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus.

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Montana Western Fine Arts presents 'Oklahoma!'

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” with performances on Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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National Day of Service and Remembrance events at UMW

The University of Montana Western Camps Corps is hosting a series of events on Sept. 13, 14, 15 and 17 to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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2nd Down & Weekend party on Friday, Sept. 9

The University of Montana Western is throwing a party to celebrate a healthy campus and the start of a new academic and athletic year on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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The University of Montana Western 114th Commencement

Scenes from Montana Western's 114th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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Regent Angela McLean to address Montana Western Commencement

Montana Board of Regents member and University of Montana Western alumna Angela McLean will address the 114th graduating class at Montana Western on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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West Fest to celebrate 10 years of KDWG 90.9 college radio

The University of Montana Western’s radio station, KDWG 90.9, is turning 10-years old. To celebrate, the station is featuring West Fest on April 15, 2011 on the Montana Western Tundra.

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Campus Corps students contribute to Beaverhead County history

Every year, hundreds of college students travel to Dillon, Mont. from near and far. Many of them have probably never seen Dillon before they arrive, much less know anything about the town they will be living in while attending the University of Montana Western.

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Angela McLean appointed to Montana Board of Regents

Award-winning educator and Montana Western alumna Angela McLean was appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer as the newest member of the Montana Board of Regents. Her appointment is effective immediately.

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Montana Western alumna reads at national gathering

Montana Western alumna Denise McRea took her poetry to the national stage as a performer at the 2010 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko, Nevada from Jan 23 to 30.

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Reception for Montana Western's Professor of the Year

The 2009 Outstanding Baccalaureate Professor of the Year, Rob Thomas, returned to Dillon and the University of Montana Western for a reception on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Click here for the full story.

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A photo gallery from Montana Western's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

On Sunday, Nov. 8, the Montana Western Departments of Drama and Music presented their last showing of "Little Shop of Horrors."  

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LAMBDA Alliance marks National Coming Out Day

Montana Western students may have been greeted by faces of Pink, Neil Patrick Harris, or Lance Bass on their way to class last week. Those three celebrities were only a few examples of people chosen by LAMBDA Alliance to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community for National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, at UMW.

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National Day of Service at the University of Montana Western

The University of Montana Western marked the 9/11 eighth anniversary and National Day of Service and Remembrance with a campus-wide call to service on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

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Angela McLean receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Anaconda educator Angela McLean is the recipient of the 2009 University of Montana Western Distinguished Alumni Award.

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