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University of Montana baits summer students with free rent :


Summertime at UM seems made for marketing--at least that's the view of Tom Crady, the University of Montana's vice president for enrollment and student affairs. Missoula is packed with events, ...


University of Montana looks to save $4 million with buyouts:


The University of Montana aims to save $4 million a year with a set of buyout offers that might be only the first round of incentives to reduce faculty, according to a higher education official. ...


Opinion: Medicaid cuts would badly damage public schools:


Yesterday, as every day, teachers called the names of more than 140,000 students, as they took attendance in Montana's 821 public schools. For the thousands of children who file into our classrooms, school ...


Free Summer Meals for Montana Kids and Teens:


The School Nutrition Programs unit administers school-based child nutrition programs throughout Montana on behalf of the Office of Public Instruction's Health Enhancement and Safety Division. Program ...


Making a (business) pitch: Lacrosse gear made from recycled plastic impresses Judges In Great Falls, Montana High Schools "Shark Tank":


Reduce, reuse, Re-Lax--there's a new sustainable lacrosse head on the field. Young entrepreneurs Colton Rasmussen and Trent Cavanagh, seniors at C.M. Russell High School, added another accolade to ...


MSU growing, UM shrinking in latest estimates:


Budget recommendations going to the Montana Board of Regents this week forecast two more years of growth for Montana State University and two more years of pain for the University of Montana. Enrollment ...


Gazette opinion: The much bigger problem at MSU Northern:




Commissioner recommends 8.5 percent resident tuition increase at University of Montana:


The Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education is recommending tuition increases for University of Montana undergraduates for 2017-2018 academic year, including an average increase of 8.5 ...


Washington Elementary school program in Billings, Montana builds bridges in special education:


This year at Washington http://www.billingsschools.org/washington.html , special education classrooms were moved into the building's annex, a separate, adjacent group of rooms. Teachers decided to make ...


Missoula Writing Collaborative - 'Poetry saves lives':


The Missoula Writing Collaborative http://www.missoulawritingcollaborative.org/ , created in 1994, has brought creative writing instruction to approximately 39,000 students in 28 schools in western Montana. Our ...


Ideas Needed - Sentinel High School's Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering class is looking for ideas for a green engineering final project.:


There are 24 smart and energetic students that want to make their mark and do something to 'green up' Sentinel's http://www.mcpsmt.org/sentinel campus. Last year our class built a 10x10 2L bottle ...


University Of Montana Computer Science Students Demo Night, 5/4, Missoula :


Five teams of students from the University of Montana's Computer Science department will present their projects. Many of these students are graduating seniors, while others are motivated juniors. Each ...


Montana Girls STEM Collaboration Forum, 05/16, Great Falls:


The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project will host a STEM Collaboration Forum on Tuesday, May 16 at Great Falls College MSU. The event is hosted by STARBASE, Great Falls College MSU Lifelong Learning ...


"Failure?" was the topic of the first University of Montana School of Business Administration Ted-style talks to students, alumni and advisory boards. :


The Business Advisory Council members who were scheduled to rotate off of the Council were challenged by Dean Shook to talk about the topic of "Failure?" in five-minute Ted-style talks. "Too often ...


Simms, Montana's Sun River Robotics achieves 1st Place at Worlds Robotics Championship:


The team returned from placing in the top bracket out of 128 teams at an international robotics competition in Houston earlier this week. Team members say they have been building their robot, named ...


MSU student wins NSF fellowship, hopes to fuse engineering and international development :


Montana State University senior Carol Baumbauer has won a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which she hopes will allow her to weave together her passions for technology ...


MSU students' research ranges from brain waves to Carnegie rating controversy:


Debra Kraner spent two years figuring out how farmers can do a better job growing medicinal herbs so they're as potent as wild herbs, and now she's sharing her results with national and international ...


Montana teachers gather for S.T.E.A.M education workshop:


Teachers from all across Montana gathered in Helena to expand their knowledge of science on Friday. The S.T.E.A.M education workshop, short for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics, ...


University of Montana wants to buy out as many as 100 employees, mostly faculty:


The University of Montana is hammering out options to offer buyouts or early retirement to 80 to 100 employees, primarily longtime faculty, a state higher education official confirmed Wednesday. UM ...


Drummond High wins Montana F1 championship:


The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge was held at Highlands College over the weekend, and a western Montana high school came out on top. This victory means a bigger trip is in the works. "The way it's designed, ...


Simms, Montana's Sun River Rednek Robotics headed to Worlds Robotic Competition in Texas:


It's the ultimate battle of the bots at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas starting Wednesday. FIRST stands for 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology'. And one team ...


Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor Cooney Recognize Montana's SMART Schools:


Schools recognized for leading the way to improve energy efficiency and save taxpayer dollars http://governor.mt.gov/Newsroom/governor-bullock-and-lt-governor-cooney-recognize-montanas-smart-schools *** XQ ...


Strategic plan for University of Montana's future released - Public meetings today (Friday 4/14) to discuss:


University of Montana officials released an updated version of the strategic plan http://www.umt.edu/strategy/strategic-vision/default.php Thursday, just a day after a controversial draft http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/university-continues-to-adjust-strategic-plan-after-criticism/article_3c7b3aa2-1fe0-11e7-ae0c-079aee2d5c13.html ...


Five Montana Teams Advance to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge "Cup of the Americas" U.S. National Championships:


The Montana Office of Public Instruction in conjunction with the Highlands College of Montana Tech and Downshift Into STEM recently hosted the Montana F1 in Schools competition. Five Montana high school ...


The public is invited to attend the University of Montana Friday Medical Conference (FMC) - A weekly Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunity for physicians, healthcare professionals, and several healthcare student programs.:


This 'Grand Rounds' style lecture series provides a cross-section of recent advances in medicine along with clinical etiology, diagnosis, and management information. During its long tenure, and ...


UM Pharmacy Program Ranks No. 2 Nationally for Salary-Debt Ratio:


The University of Montana pharmacy school ranks No. 2 nationally for "providing students the best bang for their buck," according to a prominent lender and student loan refinancing company. The SoFi ...


Young women from across Montana receive technology awards:


High school students from around Montana have been honored, as part of a nationwide effort to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology. Fourteen girls received the state Award for Aspirations ...


Budget trouble at the University of Montana has long term consequences:


In recent years, UM's budget has taken hits since enrollment has fallen, and some students and faculty have denounced departmental cuts - and warned against them. But actual cuts aren't the only problem. Departments ...


Montana to Recognize Fourteen High School Women for Computing Achievements:


As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), NorthWestern Energy, and Carroll College will recognize ...


Montana Tech Cyber Defense team wins regionals, heading to national competition :


Montana Tech cyber hawks grasped full control at a recent competition. The Tech Cyber Defense Club placed first at the regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in Madison, South Dakota. Now ...

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