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Student Survey Places UM Among Princeton Review's 'Best' Colleges:


The University of Montana recently was named to the Princeton Review's 2018 list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America. "The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition" was released in August. ...


MSU's success with out-of-state students a boon for budget, campus growth:


Eight hundred incoming freshmen students and parents gathered in Montana State University's ballrooms for a summer orientation session and when an admissions officer asked them to stand and shout out ...


Faculty leave growing programs at the University of Montana :


"How are we supposed to recruit the numbers we're supposed to recruit when there's no money -- and I mean zero money -- budgeted for the outreach?" University of Montana http://www.umt.edu/ ...


Lauded climate scientist Steve Running takes buyout from University of Montana:


Professor Steve Running, whose work on climate science shared in a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, accepted a buyout offer and retired in July from the University of Montana. At UM 37 years, he launched ...
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Search for new University of Montana president narrowed to 13:


A search committee selected 13 semifinalists -- nearly half are women -- to interview in person as candidates for president of the University of Montana. Kevin McRae, deputy commissioner of communications ...


Helena student-athletes learn life skills at Leadership Summit:


36 student-athletes from Helena and Capital High Schools came together at Camp Child Monday, to train physically and mentally. "This is a great group up here," said Carl Straub, a health teacher and ...


Montana State University triples internet bandwidth, hosts national conference on research networking:


Montana State University has completed an upgrade to its campus network, more than tripling the bandwidth available for students, faculty and, especially, researchers. The upgrade will make sure MSU ...


Announcing the Summer issue of The Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Magazine:


So, an Irishman and a logger walk into a Seattle bar. Imbibing spirits, they bond over their interest in knives, solve the world's problems, and by the end of the night the two new BFFs think that with ...


Please help support the Sun River Robotics Team "Among the best in world" - They didn't just win, they crushed the previous competition record:


Robotics win 'like landing on comet' Local high schoolers pulled off the "kid equivalent of landing a spacecraft on a comet" as they battled their way to the world robotics title in New Hampshire. The ...


New Magazine Examines Crown of the Continent, Yellowstone Issues:


The latest issue of a University of Montana e-magazine delves into a potential gold mine near Yellowstone National Park, sculptures in the wild near Lincoln, the threat of invasive mussels to area waterways ...


All are Invited - MSU 2017 Convocation - Take The Higher Ground With Bryan Stevenson, 8/24, Bozeman:


Bryan Stevenson, a social justice activist, public interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative is called "the Nelson Mandela of America." Convocation is free and open to the ...


Montana STEM Summit, 8/8, Bozeman, Montana:


Dear Colleague: Given our complex and changing world, Montana needs today's youth to be critical thinkers who can tackle modern challenges. Expanding learning in science, technology, engineering ...


University of Montana Sets Research Funding Record for Third Straight Year:


Research continues to surge at a record pace at the University of Montana, with the institution setting a record for external funding for the third year in a row. Scott Whittenburg, UM vice ...


University of Montana receives 98 applications for presidency:


The University of Montana http://www.umt.edu/ has a first look at who might become its next president, drawing interest from candidates in 38 states and five other countries. "We're very pleased with ...


University of Montana Paleontology Center Collections Manager Kallie Moore and science writer Blake de Pastino team with Hank Green to Launch YouTube Channel:


The University of Montana Paleontology Center has partnered with internet producer Hank Green to launch EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth. ...


Regents' votes mark end of one Tech Park dream, start of second:


Montana State University won permission Tuesday to move campus offices into the Nopper Building, despite protests from five small high-tech companies that getting kicked out of the Advanced Technology ...


How big should Montana State University grow?:


Will MSU keep growing? What does university growth mean for the Bozeman community, economy and housing market? And what could slam the brakes on MSU's growth? What challenges lie ahead? By Gail Schontzler ...


Free Tech Camp For Native American Students, 7/10-13, Pablo, Montana:


A free four-day technology camp http://tech4good.skc.edu/ begins Monday for Native American students interested in developing their computer skills. The camp will be held at the Salish Kootenai ...


New private high school, The Bozeman Field School opening in Bozeman, Montana:


The Bozeman Field School http://bozemanfieldschool.org/ will focus on "place-based, expeditionary learning," said Andy Harris, co-founder and board chair. "This town, this state, the northern Rockies ...


Cure for small Montana university campuses won't be simple:


It comes as no surprise that advocates for the smaller Montana State University campuses in Billings and Havre are complaining they are neglected by the administration of the main campus in Bozeman. Both ...


Montana Gear Up Summer Camp for Young Native American Students at the University of Montana - September 2017:


Some Native American children in Montana are getting a big boost. That boost comes from a grant in the form of summer camp from Montana Gear Up https://mus.edu/gearup/. Montana Gear Up is an organization ...


Legislators from Billings and Havre frustrated that MSU's in charge of their hometown campuses. :


Legislators from Billings and Havre say their communities are frustrated with the way the Montana University System is organized and governed, which puts Montana State University in Bozeman in charge ...


After a recent study, a Manhattan, Montana dairy farmer shows us where chocolate milk actually comes from:


You probably heard the recent survey, that 7% of adults think brown cows produce chocolate milk. That's why Montanan who work in agriculture stress that knowing where your food comes from is important. If ...


University of Montana Family Medicine Residency Program to Graduate 8 New Family Physicians:


Residents in underserved areas will gain eight new medical doctors on Sunday, June 25, when the University of Montana graduates its second class of family physicians from the Family Medicine Residency ...


UM Receives Grant to Support Native American Faculty in STEM:


University of Montana research team has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to promote professional success for Native American faculty in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The ...


Public comment invited for Montana State University reaccreditation:


The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is inviting public comment about Montana State University during its seven-year regional accreditation process. MSU is currently accredited by ...


Montanans have choices in making college more affordable:


In Montana, you don't have to be at the top of your high school class to be accepted to a flagship university. A 2.5 grade point average is adequate. The Montana University System is for the public, ...


Missoulian editorial - Montana should focus on expanding financial aid for college students in need :


Last month, the Montana Board of Regents voted to raise tuition for most universities and colleges in the state. The increases, while modest, still mean that a larger number of prospective students, both ...


Other states, schools, have different models to help students get college degrees:


If you're a Montanan bound for college and short on money, you might be better off applying to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill than a flagship at home. Or even a small private school in ...


Kids learn better when Bozeman teachers make parents part of the team:


Kids' reading and math skills can improve dramatically when teachers and parents work together on the same team. Two Hyalite School teachers delivered that message recently to the Bozeman School Board, ...

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