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Billings student launches GoFundMe to pay for school walkout and march:


A group of Billings students have chosen to join a nationwide movement calling for "legislation that protects and prepares schools against gun violence." Clara Bentler is a Junior at Senior High School. ...


Montana women who are college sophomores, juniors, and seniors in fall 2018 invited to summer Leadership Institute:


The Montana NEW Leadership program is now accepting applications for summer 2018. The nonpartisan program, hosted by the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, is designed to educate ...


Broadband for Montana Schools Awards 2 Grants, Additional Funding Available - Schools can learn how to access funding during a Feb. 23 webinar :


Two Montana public schools have been awarded state match funds to pay for special construction charges for broadband upgrades, increasing Internet access for their students. The Broadband for Montana ...


MSU to host prospective student programs on March 9 and March 23:


Montana State University in Bozeman will open its campus, classrooms and activities to potential students during MSU Friday, the university's campus visitation program, set for March 9 and March 23. MSU ...


University of Montana Releases Spring Enrollment Numbers:


The overall headcount enrollment at the University of Montana for spring semester is down 5.4 percent when compared to spring semester 2017. The total spring headcount is 10,987, which is 628 fewer students ...


Meet the 4 candidates interviewing for Montana State University Billings' top job:


Montana State University Billings will host the four finalists for its open chancellor position this week in separate public forums. It will be the first chance for university staff, faculty, students ...


Committees weigh Montana Tech's future:


Wags and wits frequently savor skewering the often mundane dreariness of the committee experience. Celebrated automobile designer Alec Issigonis famously quipped, "A camel is a horse designed by committee." ...


President Seth Bodnar Convenes the University of Montana Planning Committee to develop a clear and intentional course for our University.:


I am pleased to announce the next step in our effort to reinvigorate the University Planning Committee (UPC). As I mentioned in my presentations to campus in January, it is time now to build upon the ...


A University of, by and for the People - Montana State University - Happy 125th Birthday:


In 1937, Maurice Hilleman had a job lined up as the assistant manager of the J. C. Penney in Miles City. In Depression-era Montana, Penney's was top-notch employment, especially to a senior at Custer ...


Rebranding the University of Montana:


Can a youthful president, controversial coach and a new message turn around the University of Montana? By Andy Viano http://flatheadbeacon.com/2018/02/14/rebranding-university-montana/ *** City ...


MGA is actively recruiting teachers to participate in the 2018 Geo-Inquiry Summer Institute at UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station:


National Geographic has launched a new interactive geography education program: The Geo-Inquiry Process. Last school year, MGA sent two of our alliance members - James Sigl and Jon Milligan - to the National ...


MSU spring enrollment sets record for 10th year in a row:


Montana State University announced its spring headcount this week: 15,496 students, a record, and one that marks 10 straight years of spring enrollment growth. This spring's number is up almost 300 ...


Proposal guarantees Montana high school grads a good job -- if they give a year of service first:


The plan focuses specifically on helping teens acquire the skills that are vital for a future workforce. It would also help Montana develop and keep a skilled workforce in the state, rather than losing ...


MSU accounting students to offer free tax help starting Feb. 12 to low-medium income families:


Accounting students from Montana State University's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship are offering free help preparing tax returns for MSU students and individuals who made less than ...


In the Red: How UM Dining's upscale restaurant 'The Iron Griz' poured nearly $1 million down the drain:


At the restaurant owned by the University of Montana, local trout are grilled whole and beheaded tableside before being butterflied over sauteed kale and shoestring potatoes. Weekly wine tastings allow ...


University of Montana planning Innovation Campus, Commons as part of larger tech, medical corridor:


In a meeting with city and county leaders on Wednesday, the University of Montana unveiled plans to craft and implement an Innovation Corridor across Missoula, stretching from the Mountain Campus west ...


Helena, Montana's Capital High School math team crowned co-national champion:


Nine hundred and thirty eight teams competed and of those teams only four United States teams received an "outstanding" designation. The CHS Co-National Champion team was comprised of Tommy Jergeson, ...


President Bodnar: University of Montana is at 'critical juncture':


The University of Montana needs to close a gap of about $10 million between revenue and expenditures over the next four years. The gap is made up of a $3.5 million "structural imbalance" and $6.5 million ...


How 'Teaming' Saved 33 Lives in the Chilean Mining Disaster - Real World Example of the Concepts of the UM Western Experience 1 Program:


In this extreme story, different clusters of experts came up with remarkably complementary pieces of an ultimately viable complex solution. Of course this didn't happen by accident, but rather was enabled ...
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School choice rally in downtown Billings promotes private alternatives for students:


"We're here to celebrate the diversity of educational experiences," said Jeff Laszloffy, the Montana Family Foundation president who emceed the event. Speakers at Friday's rally included a youth pastor, ...


$1 million Funding Available to Montana Schools for Broadband Upgrades:


This is a terrific opportunity to get your students connected to high-speed broadband, but $1 million of the funding is only available until June 2018. Every district in Montana stands to benefit ...


MSU offers Science Action Club STEM training and kits for after-school programs:


A STEM outreach project from Montana State University Academic Technology and Outreach and the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative offers free resources and training to educators who work with middle school ...


Consultants: University of Montana must "immediately" address lack of brand identity:


The University of Montana http://www.umt.edu/ must "immediately" identify its brand and change its narrative if the campus is to improve recruitment and enrollment, consultants said in a Jan. 15 report. Since ...


Western students contribute to Dillion, Montana's cultural and economic landscape :


Students of the University of Montana Western are contributing to the cultural and economic landscape of Dillon and Beaverhead County, university officials say. "The University of Montana Western student ...


Shelby, Montana Schools feeling pinch from NaturEner tax protest:


The school district has dipped into reserves and is facing a shortfall of 20 percent of the money it takes in from local taxes because NaturEner USA is protesting its 2015 and 2016 taxes. In Shelby, ...


What priorities should Billings' next schools superintendent have? Community leaders have some ideas.:


What is Billings looking for in its new superintendent of schools? That's what a search firm hired to find candidates http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/billings-school-trustees-eye-national-search-firm-to-help-find/article_25935d6d-ad49-5489-b7b4-0cd6aff08a6b.html ...


University of Montana Professors Steve Running and Ragan Callaway Listed Among 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds':


Two University of Montana Regents Professors recently were recognized as Highly Cited Researchers on the 2017 list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds." The publication, released in ...


Buckle up -- Bozeman school buses to get seat belts this fall:


Seat belts will be installed on Bozeman's school buses for the first time starting next fall, and students will be expected to use them. That's the biggest change that the public will see in the five-year, ...


Montana Tech plays key role in developing 'game changer' system for power grids - Receives Award - "Oscars of Invention":


The new smart-grid system won a prestigious R&D 100 Award in November, recognition that Trudnowski says ranks Montana Tech in the big leagues of research and development players such as the Massachusetts ...


New University of Montana President Seth Bodnar lays out goals:


The office of new University of Montana President Seth Bodnar http://www.kpax.com/story/36870162/bodnar-confirmed-as-next-university-of-montana-president has released a statement that lays out his priorities ...

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