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Mars geology subject of upcoming On the Rocks

Nathan Boll, a mathematics senior at the University of Montana Western, will present at the second On the Rocks of the Fall 2012 Semester at Montana Western.

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TRiO Student Support Services Director

Department: Student SuccessPosition: Full-time, 12 month contract position Wage: $38,000, full benefits Posting Date: October 2013 DESCRIPTION TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is a federally funded student support services grant program that assists low-income, first-generation and disabled college students in obtaining a post-secondary education. This is a full time, 12-month per year contract position with benefits. Continuation of this position is dependent upon funding. The director of TRiO/SSS reports to the director of student success. QUALIFICATIONS Required Educational requirements: master's degree Master's degree in personnel, counseling, education, administration, social work or other related and appropriate fields. Experience as a project administrator responsible for planning, managing or implementing programs. Experience with staff supervision. Experience and proficiency using software in managing budgets, analyzing data and writing reports. Experience managing budgets Excellent oral and written communication skills.Preferred Experience in programs related to student retention and success. Experience working with disadvantaged youth. Background similar to that of participants such as low-income, first-generation college or disabled college student. Knowledge of Montana University System entrance requirements, application process and financial aid opportunities. Experience with student software programs. Experience with grant writing. RESPONSIBILITIES Grant Management Oversee the development of funding proposals. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Complete and submit program annual performance report to the U.S. Department of Education. Staff Supervision Assume leadership for the organization, administration and supervision of the TRiO SSS program. Recruit, hire, train and supervise TRiO personnel. Development and maintenance of a program Standard Operating Procedures Manual. Financial Oversight Establish, monitor and administer budget funds. Participant Recruitment Direct procedures for recruiting student participants. Organize and direct orientation sessions for potential new participants and parents. Coordinate Delivery of Program Service Manage assigned caseload of participant services. Input grant data into Student Access program in a timely manner. Campus Involvement Participate in committees that impact SSS students such as the Academic Appeals, Financial Aid and Scholarship committees. Facilitate communication between TRiO SSS program staff, campus administration, faculty, campus staff, students and the professional TRiO community. APPLICATION Send application materials to: Ilene Cohen, Director of Student ServicesThe University of Montana WesternBox 51710 S. Atlantic St.Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598 Review of applications will begin on Nov. 22, 2013 with an anticipated start date of no later than Jan. 7, 2014. Applications must include a letter addressing the qualifications for the position, a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. Direct questions regarding the position to Ilene Cohen at 406-653-7311 or . THE UNIVERSITY AND DILLON AREA The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western's small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning. The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world. Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life. The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation. Click here for a printable version of the job description

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No. 3 Carroll College defeats Montana Western

The third-ranked Carroll College Fighting Saints defeated the University of Montana Western Bulldogs 46-17 on a pleasant but windy afternoon at Vigilante Field in Dillon on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Bulldog volleyball swept by Rocky Mountain and Carroll

The University of Montana Western Bulldog volleyball team lost matches to Carroll College on Friday afternoon, 25-18, 25-16, 25-8 and to Rocky Mountain College on Saturday afternoon, 25-7, 25-13, 25-9.

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November 2011 non-credit courses announced

The University of Montana Western School of Outreach announces its latest list of fall 2011 non-credit community classes. To register for a class, call the School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537.

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Multicultural education presentation Nov. 10

The University of Montana Western Multicultural Committee will present a lecture by renowned multicultural education professor Carlos Diaz on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) on the Montana Western campus.

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Women hoopsters sweep Lethbridge in opener

The University of Montana Western Bulldog women's basketball team opened their season with two wins against the University of Lethbridge, 70-59 on Friday, Oct. 21 and again on Saturday, Oct. 22, 74-55.

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Bulldog volleyball loses to Westminster

The Westminster College Griffins defeated the Montana Western Bulldogs 25-19, 25-16, 25-18 Saturday for a three game sweep.

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Bulldog volleyball loses in Idaho

The Lewis-Clark State Warriors defeated the University of Montana Western Bulldog volleyball squad in three sets, 25-14, 25-13, 25-5, Thursday night in the Activity Center in Lewiston, Idaho.

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UMW alumnus receives national teaching award

Aaron Richmond, a 1999 Montana Western psychology graduate, is the 2011 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award and the newly elected president of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association.

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Sliepcevich Estate donates $120,000 to Foundation

A gift by the youngest person to earn an elementary teaching certificate at the Montana State Normal School (now the University of Montana Western) will be ensuring the past 115 years of Montana Western yearbooks, student newspapers and college catalogs will be digitally archived.

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Art Gallery exhibition features Senior Thesis Project

The University of Montana Western Art Gallery announces its October 2011 exhibition, “Senior Thesis Project,” featuring the pottery of Don Watkins and the mixed media art of Emma Elson.

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Bulldog men hoopsters down Lethbridge

The University of Montana Western opened the season against Canada’s University of Lethbridge Friday night in convincing fashion.

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Montana Western men's basketball preview

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs men’s basketball team opens the 2011-12 season at home with two games against the University of Lethbridge on Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus.

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Montana Western equestrian successful in Idaho

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Montana Western football routs Montana Tech 55-16

The University of Montana Western Bulldog gridiron squad outscored the Montana Tech Ordiggers 42-0 in the second half and cruised on for a convincing 55-16 victory for their first conference win of the season.

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UMW rodeo finishes up fall season

The Montana Western Bulldogs men’s and women’s rodeo teams hosted the Big Sky Region – University of Montana Western rodeo in Dillon, Mont. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

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UMW equestrian teams win opening competitions

The University of Montana Western equestrian team opened the season with their home show held at J & S Sporthorses in Dillon, Mont. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

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UMW basketball signs Tyler Miller

The University of Montana Western basketball program signed Tyler Miller, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard/forward from Chandler, Ariz.

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Deirdre McNamer featured at Dances with Words

University of Montana English professor Deirdre McNamer will be the featured reader at the Nov. 1 University of Montana Western Dances with Words reading, 7:30 p.m. at The Cup.

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On the Rocks features UMW students and professors

The second On the Rocks science speaker series event of the fall will feature professor and student presentations from the Geology of the American West and Camp Cooking classes at the University of Montana Western. The presentations will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 in UMW’s Block Hall Room 311.

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Craig Finberg Memorial Tournament Returns

The University of Montana Western men's basketball team will host the 2nd Annual Western States Craig Finberg Memorial Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30.

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Bulldog women's basketball opens season at home

The University of Montana Western women’s basketball team will open the 2010-2011 season with a pair of home games this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30.

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UMW equestrian opens show season in style

The University of Montana Western Equestrian Team successfully began their show season by capturing the leading regional position in Western over the Oct. 23 and 24 weekend.

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UMW rodeo athletes make Academic All American list

Three University of Montana Western rodeo student athletes qualified for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association 2010 Academic All American list.

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Broadway Cares brings AIDS/HIV awareness to UMW

Broadway Cares, a theatre-based AIDS and HIV awareness group based in New York City, N.Y., will be coming to the University of Montana Western on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.

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First harvest at Montana Western's new campus garden

The University of Montana Western campus garden is reaping the results of hard work with the arrival of the garden’s first harvest.

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Bulldog Booster Bash Saturday, Oct. 23

The University of Montana Western 19th annual Booster Bash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Dillon, Mont.

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UMW students raise money for African well

The University of Montana Western’s Resident Assistants (RAs) and Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship recently finished a fundraiser for The Water Project for the second year in a row.

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Montana Western receives NAIA Five Star Award

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized the University of Montana Western with the Champions of Character Five Star Award.

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Tyler Wines elected new MAS President

University of Montana Western’s Tyler Wines is the new president of the Montana Associated Students.

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Dramatic Influence returns Maori culture to UMW

A New Zealand Maori performance art group will be visiting Dillon and the University of Montana Western from Oct. 8 to 10, 2010 with a public performance on Friday, Oct. 8.

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Montana Western equestrian in Idaho

The University of Montana Western equestrian team will compete in their first horse show of the season on Oct. 9 and 10.

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Recent UMW Alumni appointed to Foundation Board

Taylor Nahrgang, a 2010 graduate from the University of Montana Western’s business program, was recently appointed to the UMW Foundation board.

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Bulldogs fall to No. 2 Carroll College

Carroll College used a tough defense and a balanced offense to down Montana Western 26-10 in a Frontier Conference football game.

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Bulldogs roll over Multnomah

Montana Western used balanced scoring to post a 127-66 over Multnomah University in the second game of the Finberg Memorial Tournament.

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Bulldog women host Eastern Oregon

The Montana Western women's basketball team makes their 2009-2010 home debut when they host Eastern Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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UMW science majors present internship work

University of Montana Western science seniors Krystal Schwartz and Alex Head presented their internship work on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in Block Hall Room 311 on the Montana Western campus.

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UMW graduate launches outdoor website

University of Montana Western graduate Zachary Pitts and two boyhood friends are taking social networking to the the great outdoors.

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Finberg Memorial Tournament tips off Oct. 30-31

Montana Western is hosting the first annual Craig Finberg Memorial Men's Basketball tournament, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31

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Montana Western named Champion of Character Institution

For the second straight year, Montana Western was recognized by the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association as a Champions of Character School.

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Bulldogs host Tech in final home match

The Bulldogs look for their first conference win of the season as they host Montana Tech in the final home match at the University of Montana Western.

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Bulldog named offensive football player of the week

Montana Western sophomore running back Charlie Dotson was named then Frontier Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24, 2009.

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Equine sports medicine team at UMW Tuesday

The Copper Springs Ranch (CSR) equine sports medicine team will be featured in the first free speaker presentation of the University of Montana Western Equine Studies Department on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.

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Prageeta Sharma to read at Dances with Words

Missoula poet Prageeta Sharma will be featured at the next installment of the University of Montana Western’s Dances with Words series on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Sharma is the director the University of Montana MFA writing program.

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Two UMW students to attend Florida conference

Two University of Montana Western students will attend General Assembly, a Bacchus Network student leadership conference in Orlando, Fla, Nov. 5-8. Brett Christian and Austin Lord will both go as student leaders of Montana Western’s Tobacco Free Task Force (TFTF).

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Bulldogs football defeats Lights

The University of Montana Western beat the University of Montana State-Northern in a Frontier Conference matchup Saturday at Vigilante Field.

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Bulldogs lose in three to Carroll College

Montana Western lost in three straight sets Friday night to Carroll College

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Bulldog volleyball to host Carroll and Rocky

The Bulldogs will be looking for their first conference win when they host league-leading Carroll College in a Frontier Conference match from the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Booster Bash held Oct. 24

The Montana Western Booster Club's 18th Booster Bash was held Saturday, Oct. 24.

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Bulldog comeback falls short

The Bulldogs' comeback bid falls short against Eastern Oregon in Frontier Conference football.

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Lethbridge nips Bulldogs in non-conference action

The Bulldogs dropped a 78-75 non-conference men's basketball game Saturday afternoon from the Straugh Gymnasium

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Bulldogs open new hoops season with win

Bulldogs down University of Pronghorns 80-74 in men's basketball season opener.

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Bulldog men tip off new hoops season

The Bulldog men's basketball team hosts the University of Lethbridge in a pair of non-conference basketball games from the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Montana Western professor releases latest book

Montana Western English professor Di Francis will be signing copies of her newest book at the Bookstore in Dillon on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Self-hypnosis class comes to Montana Western

Patrick Marsolek, a clinic hypnotherapist from Helena, Mont., will present a self-hypnosis class on Saturday, Oct. 17 on the Montana Western campus.

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New faculty faces

Montana Western is proud to introduce the last five profiles of new professors.

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Copper Spring Ranch donates to UMW

Copper Spring Ranch of Bozeman, Mont. recently made a generous donation to the UMW Foundation and rodeo team.

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The Campaign for Montana Western

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the University of Montana Western Foundation launched an unprecedented five-year comprehensive capital campaign, "Inspired by the Past. Building the Future. A Campaign for Montana Western."

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Bulldogs drop close one to Montana Tech

The Bulldogs fell 16-7 to Montana Tech in a defense-dominated Frontier Conference football game on wintery afternoon.

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Bulldogs face Orediggers in conference football game

The Bulldogs face Montana Tech in Butte to open the second half of the season in Frontier Conference football.

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Frederic Chiu to unveil UMW's renovated piano

Internationally acclaimed pianist Frederic Chiu will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Montana Western’s Beier Auditorium to showcase the university’s newly renovated 1952 Steinway Model B piano.

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Roberts named player of the week

For the second time this season, Montana Western junior Andy Roberts was named the Frontier Conference player of the week.

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Kid's college begins with the birds

Area children have the opportunity to learn about birds including the Montana state bird in the first Kid College class.

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Painting pumpkins made easy at UMW

Children will learn how to add their own special touch to pumpkin painting in a class at Montana Western.

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The basics of estate planning workshop

Everything you wanted to know about estate planning will be discussed at a two-day workshop at Montana Western.

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Altered Books gives old books new life

Altered book art combines several types of artistic techniques into one unique art form. Learn more in a special class from the School of Outreach.

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UMW students raise money for clean water in Africa

Students from Montana Western raised over $700 dollars for a clean water well project in Kenya, Africa

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Bulldog men win fall rodeo

The Montana Western men's team captured the team title at the 2009 fall rodeo.

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Montana Western loses in three sets to UGF

The University of Montana Western lost in three straight sets to the University of Great Falls volleyball team.

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Bulldogs score come from behind win

Montana Western came from a 20 point deficit to edge Rocky Mountain College 21-20 in a Frontier Conference football game.

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Bulldogs drop match to MSU-Northern

Bulldogs fall to MSU-Northern in a Frontier Conference volleyball match from the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Bullogs host Rocky in homecoming football

Bulldogs look for second win of season as they host Rocky in Frontier Conference football.

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Wildlife biologist to discuss National Elk Refuge

United States Fish and Wildlife Service veteran and elk expert Bruce Smith will discuss Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge at the next installment of the University of Montana Western’s On the Rocks science speaker series, Monday, Oct. 5, 2009.

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Montana Western hosts fall rodeo

Rodeo teams from the Big Sky Region will be competing at the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in the Montana Western fall rodeo.

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