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Admissions Representative I

Department: AdmissionsPosition: Full-timeWage: $10.793/hour with full benefitsUnion Affiliation: Montana Public Employees AssociationPosting Date: April 2013 Description The University of Montana Western is accepting applications for an Admissions Representative I position. This position is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of qualified and talented students. Responsibilities include extensive travel to high schools and college fairs primarily in the West and Northwest states, interviewing prospective students, building relationships with families, public speaking, application review and follow-up, coordination of campus visit programs, database management and other admissions-related duties. The position reports to the Director of Enrollment Services. Qualifications A bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required. A demonstrated ability to meet goals and substantive involvement with university life or other university-related work experience (or equivalent customer service, database management and event planning experience) is required. Experience in an admissions office is preferred. A working knowledge of the block schedule (Experience One), the environment of southwest Montana and the majors offered at Montana Western is preferred. The successful candidate should have excellent demonstrated abilities in: Building and maintaining working relationships with college-aged students; Data entry within the Banner program; Working knowledge of Windows Access and Excel databases And organization of on- and off-campus activities and projects. Application Applications will be accepted beginning April 22, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. The priority deadline for the first round of reviews is April 29, 2013. Applicants must also completely fill out the State of Montana Employment Application found at: http://my.umwestern.edu/administration/business/hr/page3.htm. Send a letter of interest, resume, a photocopy of a valid driver’s license and the names, phone numbers and addresses of three professional references to: Director of Enrollment Services, The University of Montana Western, 710 South Atlantic Street, Dillon, MT 59725. Send application materials to: Director of Enrollment ServicesThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic St.Dillon, Mont. 59725 The University & 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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Management Analyst/Administrative Associate

Department: School of OutreachPosition: Full-time, classified position with Montana University System benefits packageSalary: $12.066 – $14.479 per hour, depending on experienceUnion Affiliation: Montana Public Employees AssociationPosting Date: April 2013 Description The University of Montana Western School of Outreach invites applications for an ambitious, energetic and creative management analyst/administrative associate. The position provides mid- to high-level administrative support for up to seven staff members working on discrete programs with the shared mission to provide high-quality learning opportunities to citizens of all ages. The position utilizes advanced analyst skills to evaluate and improve administrative processes. The position reports to the Dean of Outreach. Responsibilities Process and track travel forms, invoices, Procard expenses and reimbursement requests. Manage centralized filing system and perform routine clerical tasks. Answer a multiline phone system. Utilize advanced features of word processing and data management software (e.g., form creation, data analysis using pivot tables and advanced formulas, cross document links, importing and exporting database reports). Coordinate staff schedules, program offerings and course registrations. Maintain content on School of Outreach website. Manage multiple program demands in a high-profile environment with frequent interruptions. Build and maintain positive relationships with administrative offices, academic departments, faculty, students and the general public in a friendly, discrete and professional manner. Must develop general knowledge of campus office functions (Registrar, Business Services and Admissions), program requirements, and registration and fee payment procedures. Utilize enterprise software applications to market programs, enroll students, deliver services, track enrollments and monitor departmental successes. Must already possess strong Microsoft Office skills and be willing to learn publication (InDesign), learning management (Moodle), program enrollment (Banner and El-star), communications (SharePoint) and web management (Joomla!) software applications. Must interface with Information Technology Services Office to model data and processes, refine reports, automate business processes and create user stories. Identify, analyze and prepare data and system information with the goal of improving administrative processes. Work as a team member, accepting unit tasks as assigned.  Qualifications Two years of administrative experience. Evidence of strong writing skills. Experience writing online content for the web or electronic media is preferred. Evidence of strong organizational, time-management, customer-service and problem solving skills. Attention to detail. Demonstrated proficiency utilizing advanced features of Microsoft Word and Excel, data management and web software. Experience utilizing enterprise software is preferred. Application Send resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references with telephone numbers to The School of OutreachThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic St.Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598 Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2013. The University & 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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Associate Director, Technology Services

Department: Technology ServicesPosition: Full-timeWage: $51,000 to $56,000 (depending on experience) plus full benefit packageUnion Affiliation: NonePosting Date: April 2013 Description The Associate Director of Technology Services manages, performs and coordinates infrastructure support services. Primary responsibility focuses on academic computing services on campus. The position includes campus-wide management and training for student access to computing services, coordination of software and hardware acquisition, management and self-help training to further technology awareness and adoption. This also includes maintaining Windows server environments plus managing the campus’ core and perimeter network system including wired and wireless technologies. This position supports core server functionality including DNS, backups and restores, policies and permissions, storage management, SharePoint and shared documents, upgrades, virtualization and troubleshooting. In addition, duties include working with specialty applications as deemed appropriate to help meet the campus mission. The position is also responsible for all network infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. This includes firmware and security updates on switches, firewall configuration, bandwidth monitoring, data hookups, hardware replacement/upgrades and resolving connectivity issues in wired, fiber and wireless environments. The position also works with residence life staff in establishing and maintaining student access to campus computing services via residence halls. This includes access policy generation and enforcement, system connectivity support and monitoring system usage. Qualifications Candidates must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree in business, information technology, information systems or a related field, or equivalent directly related experience; The ability to design and expand a Windows 2008+ virtualized server environment; Demonstrated experience with Microsoft exchange server and server policy management; Demonstrated experience with wireless and wired network installation and configurations; Knowledge of network hardware management and configuration; A good understanding of current Microsoft application environment, including Windows, Office and Access; Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, provide department analysis, gain buy-in and implement process improvements and policy recommendations for technology services; Knowledge of server and network troubleshooting tools and techniques. Preferences Direct experience with Microsoft 365 and PowerShell scripting for automation The ability to work as a team member and with all levels of the campus Experience with Cisco and Aruba switches and Aruba wireless controllers Wireless access point trouble-shooting, testing and installation and management Work involving a higher education environment Experience with unique server applications such as media servers and databases Experience working and succeeding in an unstructured environment Application Applications will be accepted at the time of receipt starting April 26, 2013. The application process will close on May 23, 2013. This may be extended at the university’s option. The tentative start date will be June 3, 2013. To be considered for this position, please submit the following: 1) A letter of application stating reasons for interest in the position and addressing the desired qualifications; 2) A resume listing educational background and employment; 3) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Send application materials to: Dorothy SeymourThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic St.Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598 Please send electronic copies (limit to six PDF pages) of all application materials to:  . The University & 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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Culinary Services Supervisor I (Convenience Store Assistant)

Department: Dining ServicesPosition: Full-time, varying scheduleWage: $10.106 per hour, full benefits, Montana Public Employees Association union positionUnion Affiliation: Montana Public Employees AssociationPosting Date: April 2013 Description The Culinary Services Supervisor I reports to the convenience store manager and is responsible for assisting the manager in the daily operation of the Bark-n-Bite convenience store and grill. Responsibilities include food preparation; cleaning and sanitizing equipment, utensils and coolers; properly storing items according to health codes; cash and meal plan account transactions and reconciling; training and supervision of part-time and student workers and assisting the manager in theordering of goods. This position requires a varying work schedule. Qualifications The successful candidate must hold two years of commercial food service experience. Candidates must be skilled in the operation of various types of food service equipment in addition to possessing the ability to communicate well with others both orally and in writing. Physical requirements include lifting up to 40 pounds, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, long periods of standing and exposure to heat, cold and cleaning chemicals. The knowledge, skills and abilities described here are typically acquired through a combination of a high school diploma and two years of commercial food service experience. A Serve Safe certificate is required within six months of employment and can be acquired on the job. Application To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter including three professional references and a completed State of Montana Government Job Application (available at  http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through the Montana Job Service) to: Dorothy SeymourHuman ResourcesThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic StreetDillon, Mont. 59725 For additional information, call (406) 683-7998. Review of applications will begin in May and continue until the position is filled.  Start date is July 1, 2013. The University & 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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Bulldog basketball signs Kurtis Parsons

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced Kurtis Parsons, a 6-foot-7 forward from Great Falls, Mont., is transferring to Montana Western from Rocky Mountain College.

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Bulldog hoops sign two Montana recruits

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of two Montana Class C players, Ben Christiaens and Devin Thomas, to Frontier Conference/NAIA Letters of Intent.

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Bulldog basketball signs three Montana players

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Bryson Smith, Colin Hollow and Zane Tams to Frontier Conference/NAIA Letters of Intent.

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Alumna breaks gender barrier as firefighter

One year after becoming only the second woman to ever work at the Great Falls Fire Department, Maren Olsen, a 2005 University of Montana Western graduate, says when she was a child growing up in a small Montana town she didn’t even realize being a professional firefighter was an option.

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Athletic Director Mark Durham headed to Bozeman

University of Montana Western Athletic Director Mark Durham will be leaving his position as of June 1, 2012.

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Bulldogs sign point guard Maazin Butler

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Maazin Butler, a 6-foot point guard from Tacoma, Wash., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent.

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Women's rodeo team wins in Missoula

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs women’s rodeo team scored 465 points and won the Big Sky Region spring rodeo held at the University of Montana in Missoula on May 4-6.

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Bulldog basketball signs Kris Collins

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Kris Collins, a 6-foot-1 guard from New Orleans, La., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent.

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UMW equestrian compete in North Carolina

Four athletes from the University of Montana Western equestrian team competed at the Intercollegiate National Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C. May 3-6.

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Bulldog basketball signs Josh Schultz

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball Coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Josh Schultz, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Stevensville, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent.

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Bulldog basketball signs Keegan McCarthy

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball Coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Keegan McCarthy, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Butte, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent.

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Rodeo teams compete in Glendive

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs men’s and women’s rodeo teams competed at the Big Sky Region rodeo at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Mont. on April 29, 2012.

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UMW student wins national civic award

University of Montana Western student Ashley Barreras has been honored with Campus Compact’s 2011 Newman Civic Fellow Award.

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Summer 2011 non-credit community classes

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

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Tad Henningsen featured at UMW Art Gallery

The University of Montana Western Art Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the ceramic sculptural work of Tad Henningsen in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont. Henningsen’s Exhibition, “Artistic Tolerance,” will be on display from June 1 through Aug. 5, 2011 in the Montana Western Art Gallery

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Equestrian athletes return from national competition

Four University of Montana Western equestrian student athletes recently returned from Lexington, Ky. after competing in the Intercollegiate National Horse Show.

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Women's basketball signs three Montana players

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of three new players to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent. Kelci Boyd, a 5’7” guard from Wilsall, Mont., Theresa Banks, a 5’5” guard from Butte, Mont., and Vanessa Jense, a 5’6” guard from Anaconda, Mont., will join the Bulldog basketball program next fall.

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Men's basketball signs Zach Smith

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Archbishop Murphy High School's Zach Smith to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent.

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Men's basketball signs three players

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of three players to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent.

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Women's basketball signs McCall Hasquet

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of McCall Hasquet, a 5’11” forward from Missoula, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent.

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Women's basketball signs Bozeman's Jenna Banks

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Jenna Banks, a 5’4” guard from Bozeman, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent.

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Women's basketball signs Kebra Kallstrom

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kebra Kallstrom, a 5’11” forward from Cokeville, Wyo., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent.

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114th Montana Western Commencement May 7

The 114th University of Montana Western Commencement took place on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium of the Montana Western campus.

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Bulldog football signs five prep all-stars

University of Montana Western head football coach Rich Ferris announced the signing of Tyler Bergren of Darby, Mont., Kelly Houle of Columbia Falls, Mont., Trevor Stoos of Florence, Mont., Torrey Vezina of Dillon, Mont., and Mitch Wassum of Columbia Falls, Mont. to Frontier Conference/NAIA letters of intent.

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UMW Foundation director in Leadership Montana

Amberly Pahut, executive director of the University of Montana Western Foundation and director of development and alumni relations, will join the seventh class of Leadership Montana, a statewide collaboration of higher education, community and business leaders.

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School of Outreach presents steam boiler operators' workshops

The University of Montana Western School of Outreach presents Low and High Pressure Steam Boiler Operators’ Workshops from July 19 to 23, 2010.

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Theresa Bennett to play in international competition

Theresa Bennett, a 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter for the University of Montana Western Bulldog volleyball team, was selected to the USA Athletes International team competing at the Bajan Goodwill Series May 31 through June 7.

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Bulldog volleyball signs Oregon transfer

Bulldog volleyball coach Katie Howell's newest addition to her 2010 recruiting class is Kelly Lester, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter from Nampa, Idaho. Lester transfers from Southwest Oregon Community College.

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Women's basketball lands Montana prep star

The newest member of Cara Cocchiarella's 2010 recruiting class is Sammi Bignell, a 5-foot-10 all-state guard from Helena Capital High School.

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UMW equestrian makes history at nationals

The University of Montana Western equestrian team sent two students to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Finals held in Lexington, Ky. May 6-9, 2010.

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Montana Western summer athletic camps

The University of Montana Western athletic department will offer youth instructional camps for football, volleyball and, boy’s and girl’s basketball during summer 2010.

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Bulldog basketball signs Twin Bridges star

Austin Mailey, a member of the 2009 Twin Bridges High School state championship team, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Montana Western.

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Governor's office recognizes UMW Campus Corps

Today the Governor’s Office of Community Service recognized Montana colleges for their participation in the Donate Life Today campus registration challenge. The Montana Western Campus Corps won the "medium campus" category, but also took first overall with 176 registrants, beating the larger campuses of Montana State University and The University of Montana.

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The 113th UMW Commencement

On Saturday, May 8, the University of Montana Western held its 113th Commencement. The 2010 class was the third class to graduate after fully studying under Montana Western's Experience One block scheduling system.

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Nicole Yost competing in Miss Montana

University of Montana Western 2010 graduate Nicole Yost will compete for the title of 2010 Miss Montana in Glendive during the week of June 13-19.

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Bulldog women's basketball sign four

Montana Western women's basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of three Montana prep standouts and one junior.

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'Power Sewn Quilts' closing reception Aug. 17

A closing reception for Dillon, Mont. artist Michelle Milo Ryan’s “Pedal to the Metal: Power Sewn Quilts” will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery.

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Annual Dillon Classic set for June 6 and 7

The annual Dillon Classic girl's basketball tournament will take place June 6 and 7, 2009 in the Montana Western P.E. Complex.

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Montana Western's biology department receives over $1 million in research grant

Montana Western's biology research lab is busy with several National Institute of Health funded projects. Recently, biology professors Mike Morrow and Mike Gilbert have each received over $500,000 in funding for their biomedical research.

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Bulldog basketball signs Whitehall student athlete

Steve Keller announces that Levi Simon has signed to play for the Montana Western Bulldogs next season. Simon plans to major in education.

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New memorial scholarship created and awarded

Fourth generation alumni Wally and Mike Feldt set up a memorial scholarship to honor their mother and benefit student athletes.

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Ferris signs four new out-of-state football recruits

Four student athletes from Idaho and Washington have signed NAIA letters of intent to play football for Montana Western next season.

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112th commencement ceremonies

Montana Western's class of 2009 is the second class to graduate fully under Experience One. This year's graduation ceremony featured author John Maclean, and honored educator Angela McLean as 2009's Distinguished Alumni.

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Self-hypnosis class coming to Montana Western sponsored by P.E.A.C.E.

Unleash the power of your mind in a self-hypnosis class Wednesday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Award re-named and presented to business and educator

 Bramlette and Company Realtors and Linda Reiten receive the new Dr. Jane Maddock Service Award.

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Fundamentals of Horsemanship Festival scheduled for May 29-31

The second annual Fundamental of Horsemanship Festival 2009 is slated with activities for the entire family.

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Three Montana student athletes sign to play basketball for coach Cocchiarella

Laura Geis, Clancey Fertterer and Mariah Newell have signed letters of intent to play basketball for Montana Western.

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The block is making the transition to college as smooth as possible

Linked-courses are making the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible for incoming freshmen.

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Di Francis to sign new book May 7

Author Di Francis will give a reading and signing of her new book May 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at The Bookstore.

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