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Bozeman schools see results teaching kids social-emotional skills:


Teaching Bozeman school kids skills to cope with social and emotional problems is showing positive results, school leaders say, and it could even make schools safer. But they worry that this is the ...


An Evening In Science, 10/20, Bozeman:


On October 20th, we're hosting an "Adult Science Fair" called Evening in Science. The evening will feature some of the coolest tech happening in Bozeman by professionals, MSU departments and local ...


New initiative grants full scholarships to Montana Tech to local, first-generation college students:


Heather Martin cried when she found out. Josh Hedrick skipped. Sadie Starcevich was so shocked she was speechless. Their reactions were different, but the extremity of their responses was similar and ...


MSU announces lineup for sixth annual Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series:


Montana State University has announced the lineup of faculty members who will deliver lectures during the 2018-19 academic year as part of the university's sixth annual Provost's Distinguished Lecturer ...


"Montana Proud" series celebrate American Indian success stories:


The Montana Office of Public Instruction is highlighting American Indian success stories with a new series of "Montana Proud" posters. Each poster features a young American Indian, along with their ...


University of Montana CIO Matt Riley Leaving for the University of Oregon:


Matt Riley will join the University of Oregon on Sept. 17 as the new chief technology officer. Riley comes to the UO from the University of Montana, where he served as chief information officer for ...


University of Montana's new provost Jon Harbor wants to serve students from A to Z:


"You can't make good decisions without good data," he said. "How are we making sure that we're thinking through all of the opportunities to help a student shape their life?" Harbor wants to understand ...


MSU's Cruzado optimistic, expects moderate growth in coming year:


Ask Waded Cruzado if she has any plans to retire from Montana State University, and she laughs. She points out that 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently suggested she may stay on the U.S. Supreme ...


Carroll College's Early Access provides free college for high school juniors and seniors:


Earlier this summer, Carroll College and the Helena School District announced the launch of Early Access, a partnership between Carroll College and area high schools which allows qualifying high school ...


New VP of University of Montana enrollment Cathy Cole: "You're going to see some different things here":


The walls are still bare in Cathy Cole's office at the University of Montana, less a few sticky notes arranged in neat, linear rows. Her family has yet to arrive, and her desk is void of personal effects. Over ...


University of Montana Foundation Newsletter - Summer 2018:


School of Journalism Launches Media Lab, Hires Founding Director Anne Bailey Science for All: Private Support Spurs New Programs at Bio Station $1 Million Gift from Madrona Hill Foundation Jumpstarts ...


SKC Receives Grant for Early Childhood Education, Native Teacher Development:


Tribal college seeks to promote young STEM learners, increase ratio of Native American teachers The American Indian College Fund administers the program, called "For the Wisdom of Children: Strengthening ...


Is 80 hours enough? Amid opposition, Montana's education board creates new path for teaching coding:


There's broad agreement that schools need to offer more computer science classes. But a split between university faculty and K-12 advocates highlights the complexity of getting more teachers trained to ...


Whitehall, Montana principal Hannah Nieskens named one of three finalists for national Principal of the Year award:


When Whitehall's Hannah Nieskens learned she'd been selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious National Principal of the Year award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals, ...


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University of Montana Rural Institute Awarded $4.3M Grant for Research and Training Center to Improve the Lives of Rural People with Disabilities.:


The University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities has earned a five-year, $4.3 million grant to support its Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. The grant ...


Bozeman schools make progress in STEM goals, struggle with early reading:


Bozeman's public schools are having success in expanding STEM lessons for elementary kids and in creating more career opportunities for high school students, but are struggling to raise critical reading ...


Montana University System still pays executives less compared to peers - Regents chair outlines directives to Montana University System leaders in region:


Top executives in the Montana University System still earn less than many of those at peer institutions. But salary increases for presidents of the Montana flagships are growing fast. A recent Chronicle ...


University of Montana restructuring staff with goal of improving services for students:


Earlier cutbacks to staff positions have the largest college at the University of Montana forging a new structure to boost "front line" administration and fill other gaps. UM officials said the restructure ...


Montana regents give high marks to university presidents, commissioner:


The regents who lead Montana's University System believe the top three executives are doing a fine job, and have asked them to find new ways to make the far-flung campuses operate as "One MUS." The ...


University of Montana, Inimmune land $5.4M NIH grant to pursue bacterial fighting vaccine:


The University of Montana and a Missoula startup Inimmune have landed a $5.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel vaccine to fight bacterial infections in patients. The ...


Governor names Bozeman's Dugan to Board of Regents:


"I was so fortunate to grow up here," Dugan said, where a great, free, public education in Montana's K-12 public schools left her better prepared for college than most of her fellow Notre Dame students. "I ...


UM Honors College to Welcome Best and Brightest Students This Fall:


The University of Montana's Davidson Honors College is an increasingly popular choice for the best and brightest high school graduates from Montana. After drawing a record-breaking class of 209 new honors ...


MSU recognized on list of top colleges and universities where alumni are most likely to land jobs:


Montana State University has been recognized on a list of the top colleges or universities in each state where alumni are most likely to land jobs. The career-guidance site Zippia put together a new ...


Annual MSU Bus Tour to visit northeastern Montana June 19-21:


Montana State University deans, administrators, faculty and student leaders will visit the northeastern corner of the state as part of the seventh annual MSU Bus Tour on June 19-21. This year's tour ...


Defining 'right' size and mission, as University of Montana-MSU enrollment gap widens:


The University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman may look more different than ever this fall, with enrollment disparity between the flagships likely at its widest ...


"Kindergarten coders" might surprise you this summer:


If your kids suddenly start organizing your vacation schedule this summer, or coming up with amazingly efficient ways to pack the car for a trip, chances are it's because of what they've been learning ...


MSU's mechanical engineering programs ranked among best in nation:


Montana State University's mechanical engineering degree programs have been recognized nationally. Schools.com ranked MSU No. 5 on its annual list of the best American colleges for mechanical engineering, ...


More students deciding to stay in Montana for college:


There are many factors as to why more Montana residents are staying in state, but many consider a specific one. By Emma Hamilton - MTN News http://www.kpax.com/story/38362076/more-students-deciding-to-stay-in-montana-for-college In ...


Remind graduates that college is smart investment:


To Montana's graduating high school seniors: the choices ahead are big and consequential. But that's a good thing--you are capable of embracing this new and uncertain chapter. The University of Montana ...

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