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Tech vice chancellor: Interim tag dropped by Patton

Susan Patton will stay in the office she’s occupied for the past year: she was officially named Montana Tech’s vice chancellor of academic affairs and research Wednesday. By Barbara LaBoe, of The Montana Standard Patton,…

Business, education interaction launched in Billings

Billings’ business and education communities moved a step closer to meeting each others’ needs Wednesday with the launch of the Greater Yellowstone Business and Education Council. The group aims to help employers meet their needs…

Campus Compact Ceremony set for May 20 in Helena

The Montana Campus Compact (MTCC), http://www.umt.edu/mtcompact/default.htm a statewide higher education organization that supports campus-based public service, will hold its annual Ceremony for Civic Engagement Monday, May 20, in Helena. The 3 p.m. event will be…

Scholarships aimed at budding entrepreneurs

The NFIB Education Foundation (www.nfibeducationfoundation.org) launched a $100,000 annual scholarship program for high school seniors "who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative." Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, applicants…

Venture firm bets on university research

Seed capital targets schools in Colorado and across the nation The bleak economy makes Chad Brownstein smile. By Jennifer Beauprez Denver Post Business Writer A partner with Los Angeles-based ITU Ventures, Brownstein has been spending…

Montana’s top educator links education to state’s economy

DILLON — Linda McCulloch dis covered this week that the issues facing Montana’s schools aren’t much different in Harlowton than they are in Dillon or Twin Bridges. By Perry Backus of The Montana Standard On…

Caltrans seeks engineering students

OAKLAND — Caltrans is accepting applications for its Summer Engineering Institute, a free, two-week seminar for high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in engineering careers. FROM STAFF REPORTS Bob Haus, the agency’s public…

Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

Do you know a high school or college student who wants to start a business? Does our education system give that young woman or man an opportunity to learn what it takes to start and…

‘Innovation’ Key to New Jersey Prosperity

New Jersey’s economy outperformed most other states during the 1990s, based on factors such as average wages and worker productivity, but the state risks losing ground unless industries here strive for constant innovation, a leading…

Missoula ranks #5 Nationwide for Best College Town among Small Cities

GREAT COLLEGE TOWNS ePodunk study targets cultural and economic centers Your definition of a great college town probably depends on whether you’re a student, faculty member, townie, retiree or tourist. As more Americans look to…