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One University of Montana college isn't getting cut, but the dean isn't celebrating:




Motana State University releases TV ad featuring women in engineering:


Montana State University has released its latest television commercial, highlighting the university's efforts to increase the number of women in the traditionally male-dominated fields of engineering ...


Special Report: Montana State University President Waded Cruzado:


The sun shines on the campus of Montana State University and the sidewalks are void of students as they enjoy spring break, but upstairs in Montana Hall - history. Waded Cruzado is the first woman ...


STEM contest that has given thousands to rural Montana schools reopens:


Today, other local schools can enter the 2018-2019 contest https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/ for a chance to win part of the $2 million prize. This year, Samsung will donate to the first ...


University of Montana: Applications from prospective students up 123 percent:


Before she took the job, Cathy Cole, University of Montana vice president for enrollment management and strategic communications signed up her dog as a prospective student at UM to see the type of material ...


A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces:


While administrators weren't sure whether makerspaces would take off this year, teachers have been quick to demand more gear, ready to build on the summer's momentum. Their energy is transforming classrooms. by ...


MSU Orser Executive Speakers Forum Hosts David B. Orser, 10/17, Bozeman:


David B. Orser, a former president of a large international oil company and the founder of Montana State University's Orser Executive Speakers Forum, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in ...


Funding does not guarantee retention of University of Montana Global Leadership Institute Program students:


The Franke Global Leadership Initiative https://www.umt.edu/gli/ is aimed at top-tier students with a track record of success, but it is having trouble keeping them in the program despite incentives ...


Hall Passages: New Flagship after school program in Missoula offers academic, emotional support for students:


"It's not so much focused on homework," said Nicole Miller, Flagship's http://www.flagshipprogram.org/ program director. "It's more focused on skill building and the whole child." On Wednesday, ...


Join The Montana State Society For The DC Area Cat-Griz Game Watch Party - 11/17 - Washingon, D.C.:


It's time for the 118th Brawl of the Wild on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Kickoff is at 2:00pm EST! Doors open at Noon. Join the Montana State Society at our annual Cat-Griz watch party at Crystal ...


Montana Tech chancellor Don Blackketter to retire:


The chancellor of Montana Tech will be leaving his post as head of the Butte university next summer. Don Blackketter is expected to officially announce his retirement at noon Monday in the student ...


MSU announces $12 million gift for American Indian Hall:


Montana State University will receive a major portion of funding to build a state-of-the-art American Indian Hall thanks to a $12 million pledge from a private grant-making foundation with a long history ...


University of Montana enrollment VP: 'We're going to get it right':


The University of Montana spends a bit more money to recruit than other institutions of a similar size, $659 per student compared to $623, according to a UM vice president. Despite that, the number ...


University of Montana Launches Most Ambitious Fundraising Campaign in its History:


Asia Caluori's four years at the University of Montana were busy ones. A management information systems major, she served as a peer adviser, Mansfield Center intern and member of the MIS Association. She ...


Longtime MSU technician reflects on internet's origins - The Dark Ages:


More than 30,000 people visit Montana State University's homepage on a typical day in 2018, and they can thank Mike Hitch for its iconic and easily remembered web address -- www.montana.edu. Hitch, ...


Governor Bullock Celebrates Progress Connecting Montana Students to Broadband:


Montana sees 20% increase in the number of districts with broadband or fiber "I am pleased to see that 98% of Montana schools are connected to the high-speed internet that students need to compete ...


University of Montana Earns $10M Contract to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine:


The National Institutes of Health have awarded a $10 million contract to the University of Montana to develop a new universal flu vaccine. The five-year award went to Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM's ...


Montana State University invites feedback about final draft of new strategic plan:


Montana State University invites feedback about the draft of its new strategic plan prior to a vote later this fall on its adoption. The draft of the plan will be presented at a meeting of MSU's University ...


University of Montana releases budgets showing cuts, some growth to departments:


The budgets, presented Thursday morning by Provost Jon Harbor, show how much each department needs to cut or grow its spending to make a total $5 million cut to faculty by 2021. While most departments ...


Montana University System to host 'Montana's Research Roadshow' in 25 towns in October:


What does honey bee health have to do with human health? How can a playground swing lead to independence from non-renewable energy? What can hawks tell us about the health of our environment? These are ...


October to highlight business as part of MSU's 125th anniversary:




Celebrate The Arts! - 9/28- Missoula:


As many of you have heard, on September 21st the Dean of the School of Music and College of Visual and Performing arts was told in meeting with Provost Jon Harbor that the CVPA is facing a significant ...


Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana Retracts Warning About Deep Cuts to UMArts:


In a new email message, Stephen Kalm, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana, clarified misinformation sent by the director of the School of Music over the ...


Understaffed University of Montana financial aid office hurts student retention:


Keeping students enrolled long-term and improving retention at UM may be more difficult than planned due to an understaffed financial aid office. Located in the Lommasson Building, the financial aid ...


Montana State University sets fall enrollment record, sees increases in retention and graduation rates:


Montana State University has set a new enrollment record, with 16,902 students on campus this fall, while keeping students in school and graduating them on time at the highest rates in modern university ...


GREAT UPDATE - Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana Retracts Warning About Deep Cuts to UMArts:


In a new email message, Stephen Kalm, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana, clarified misinformation sent by the director of the School of Music over the weekend ...
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Excellent Video: UM's marketing vs. MSU's :


MSU has nearly double the recruitment budget of UM. To see how that translates into the life of a high school senior, we requested information from both schools. Video by Quinn Corcoran http://www.montanakaimin.com/multimedia/videos/um-s-marketing-vs-msu-s/youtube_88c5c374-2baf-11e8-a380-7f4606dda115.html *** As ...


University of Montana Enrolls Just Under 11,000 Students for Fall Semester - Excellent Video: UM's marketing vs. MSU's :


As predicted by UM officials, enrollment is down across the institution, which includes student enrollment at Missoula College, Bitterroot College and the central mountain campus. http://news.umt.edu/2018/09/092118enrl.php *** Excellent ...


Cowboy Boots Meet Big Data: New App Revolutionizes Rangeland Monitoring:


Rangeland covers more than 1 million square miles in the United States - about a third of the country. These iconic grazing lands help feed the nation; act as recreational hubs that provide important ...


Helena Public Schools to offer real-time bus tracking app:


Technological advances coming in October will make it easier for parents to keep track of school buses in Helena. At the end of October, parents should be able to download software on their phones ...

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