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University of Montana creative writing program at tipping point as budget cuts loom:


UM touts its creative writing program as the second oldest in the U.S., and students are drawn to Missoula for its muscular tradition. The minutes flew by as seven students critiqued personal essays ...


Carroll College research festival speaker Dr. Hilton Lewis oversees 2 of the world's largest telescopes:


Dr. Hilton Lewis, the head of the W.M. Keck Observatory http://www.keckobservatory.org/ in Hawaii, was this year's speaker. Lewis's observatory houses two of the most powerful telescopes in the world ...


You're Invited To Join Montana ILEAD, University Of Montana To Celebrate International Coaching Week - 5/6-12:


May 6-12, 2018, is International Coaching Week (ICW) and will be celebrated all around the globe. Every year, local International Coaching Federation Chapters and professional leadership coaches ...


Campus and community encouraged to comment on University of Montana budget changes:


Now is the time for the campus, and the broader community to say what they think. University of Montana President Seth Bodnar is encouraging not only faculty, staff and students to weigh in on the ...


University of Montana Launches Effort to Redesign Missoula College, Extended Learning Offerings:


University of Montana officials announced April 18 the launch of a new effort to redesign how the University delivers its two-year, digital and extended learning opportunities. UM President Seth Bodnar ...


University of Montana president's wife seeks 'extremely confidential' info for recruitment, outgoing VP says:


Chelsea Elander, the spouse of University of Montana President Seth Bodnar, has been playing a significant role in the flagship's preparation for a recruitment project with The Messina Group, records ...


Support a Montana classroom. Build a future. DonorsChoose.org:


Teachers all over the U.S. need your help to bring their classroom dreams to life. Choose a project that inspires you and give any amount. Founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx, ...


UM President Announces Preliminary 'Strategy for Distinction' Plan:


The University of Montana released the draft of a proposed plan on April 17 that has major implications for the future of UM. Titled "University of Montana Strategy for Distinction," the preliminary ...


Montana State University selected for membership in prestigious space research association:


MSU was selected due to its status as a premier research university, with programs in solar-terrestrial physics and astrophysics and its space science research in extreme gravity phenomena, such as ...


Missoulian editorial - Regents wrong to grant University of Montana Foundation right to withhold public information :


Without explanation or even a public discussion, the Montana Board of Regents has decided to grant a university foundation the ability to significantly delay the release of public information by a public ...


Maintain investment in Montana's schools:


As I enter the spring of my third year as the superintendent of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS), I am proud of the success I see in every corner of our district. Our nine elementary schools, three ...


Click here to support Decrease HelenaMT School Lunch Debt :


The Helena (MT) Public School District has indicated its intention to send 100K in student lunch debt to collections. This decision has been made in spite of the fact that the district cannot say ...


Senator Jon Tester discusses education funding in Great Falls:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) hosted a press conference in Great Falls on Thursday to talk about funding for public education. One parent spoke about her son, who she says would not be where he ...


University of Montana College of Business Spring 2018 Newsletter:


Welcome to the spring 2018 issue of our e-newsletter! I love spring because our graduating students are pursuing and accepting the first jobs of their careers. Seeing their years of hard work as well ...


Tufts University administrator Mark Ranalli named dean of MSU business college:


An administrator and professor from Tufts University will be the next dean of Montana State University's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. MSU officials announced today that Mark ...


UM President Seth Bodnar involves students in drive to "academic excellence":


University of Montana President Seth Bodnar is making a concerted effort to involve students as he leads the school into a major re-thinking of how it does business, and what kinds of graduates it produces. During ...
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Montana iLEAD is seeking a coalition of Montana Coaches and Leader-Development Training Experts for International Coaching Week - May 7-12, 2018.:


Our goal is to make leadership training and professional coaching accessible through free pop-out leader workshops and pro-bono coaching sessions. We also want to highlight the valuable contribution ...


University of Montana Commencement to Feature NIKE Chief Operating Officer Eric Sprunk:


The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the University of Montana on Saturday, May 12, will feature words of wisdom from speaker Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc. Sprunk, ...


UM Names Dr. Jon Harbor Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost:


University of Montana President Seth Bodnar announced April 2 that Dr. Jon Harbor https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/harbor.html will serve as the new executive vice president for academic ...


$1M Gift to Jumpstart Health and Medicine Initiative at University of Montana:


Montana has a looming health care crisis. According to economist Bryce Ward, Montana will need approximately 16,000 new health care workers in the next decade as baby boomers retire from the health care ...


Interview - University of Montana President Seth Bodnar Hired To Increase Attendance In Missoula:


The new president of the University of Montana stopped by the Voices of Montana studios Tuesday to introduce himself to the staff at northern broadcasting and to the state of Montana on our statewide ...


University of Montana Reorganizing Administration to Focus on Enrollment:




Updated: Finalists for MSU business college dean position to hold candidate forums March 26, March 27 and March 29:


Three finalists for the position of dean of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University will interview on campus March 26, March 27 and March 29. As part of their ...


MSU has brighter budget outlook than most campuses:


Montana State University http://www.montana.edu predicts enrollment will grow next fall by more than 200 students and that will contribute to a $9 million boost in its budget. The Montana Board of ...


Better marketing, more career training should be goals for Montana State University Billings, task force says:


A task force aiming to improve Montana State University Billings called for more focus on industry-specific training, a "systematic and continuous marketing strategy," stable leadership and getting a ...


Bozeman schools see skills gap for poor kids and boys:


Low-income Bozeman kids are falling behind their more affluent classmates in technology skills, especially if they have less than an hour a day to use computers at home. That was one of the achievement ...


Finalists for MSU business college dean position to hold candidate forums March 26, March 27 and April 2:


Three finalists for the position of dean of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University will interview on campus March 26, March 27 and April 2. As part of their ...


Major medical training center coming to Uptown Butte:


Through friendship and a deep desire to leave a legacy to their hometown, two "Butte boys" are establishing a $35 million medical training center here to bolster hands-on health care in rural areas of ...


John Cech Selected as Carroll College's President - Montana's current deputy commissioner of higher education:


John Cech, deputy commissioner at the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, has been selected as Carroll College's next president. Cech was selected by a search committee and the ...


UM accounting program ranked among the nation's best; job placement high:


Every time she sees new graduates struggling to pass the certified public accountant exam, Sara Campbell is reminded of a distinct advantage she had early in her career. Even before she entered the ...

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