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MSU president: MSU-Great Falls Tech college sets good example enrollment

Great Falls leading way in offsetting declining By holding night classes, offering courses over the Internet and building partnerships with the private sector, MSU-Great Falls College of Technology is doing what the rest of the…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Superintendent of Public Instruction Linda McCulloch to take off on bus tour

HELENA — For most of next week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Linda McCulloch and several members of her staff will be traveling central Montana in a big, yellow school bus. IR State Bureau Beginning Monday,…

Rural schools consider technology levies

Several rural Gallatin County schools are taking advantage of a new state law that authorizes them to ask taxpayers for money to buy and keep up computers. By NICK GEVOCK Chronicle Staff Writer "We figured…

Gamble sees bright fuure for MSU

Even with a possible budget cut of $1 million to $4 million looming, Montana State University President Geoff Gamble exuded confidence and optimism Monday in his state of the university speech. By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle…

Creating commerce-Gonzaga U’s Hogan program offers entrepreneurial direction for students in any discipline

When Gonzaga University student Sarah Taylor was in high school, she knew she wanted to study marketing. By Rob McDonald Spokesman-Review Staff writer She had watched her dad run his own marketing and sales business,…