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Montana State research expenditures top $200 million for first time

“The vast majority of these dollars come from the federal government and are won through  incredibly competitive granting processes,” said Alison Harmon, MSU’s vice president for research and economic development. “This record is a credit to the work ethic, competitiveness and high caliber of our faculty.”

City College at MSU Billings and Accelerate Montana announce fast track to construction jobs

The Job Site Ready course is designed to quickly train Montanans in the entry-level skills needed to join Montana’s booming construction trades.

AGATE – Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education

We empower students who are gifted and talented by promoting best practices and partnering with  educators, parents, administrators, legislators, community leaders and the general public.

City Club Missoula explores democracy, teacher pay and ‘equity’ – Hosts ‘Getting Schooled’ forum

Several times, panelists stressed the power of local school boards in Montana. Rep. David Bedey, R-Hamilton, said community members can have robust discussions with their trustees, including about requirements for civics and fiscal literacy. And…

Missoula Food Bank spreads word of free and reduced lunches for students

Statistics show that 25% of Missoulians look to the food bank for meal assistance.

The 20th Anniversary University District Ice Cream Social! Beginning Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12:30 pm in Bonner Park, Missoula

Ice cream building connections between the University of Montana and its neighbors!

University of Montana plans college restructure within next year

Mahdavi, who started at UM this summer, said there will be no budget or staffing cuts. She added that the management structures of the newly configured schools will be coordinated with the Union Faculty Association, the union of all professors, and each school’s deans.

Montana Federation of Public Employees, others also object to elimination of ‘trauma’ from educator standards

“I advocated for the inclusion of the words ‘well-being’ instead of ‘health’ because I wanted the focus to be on the whole child,” said Schoening, who served on a committee that worked on the language; she’s now head of graduate studies in education at Whitworth University in Spokane. “There was never a discussion about removal of ‘trauma-informed.’ As educators, we all need to be looking through that lens.”

The dark dawn of a new day in Montana: The dismantling of our public schools by design

Choosing a private education for their child is every parent’s choice to make and ours to honor, but funding it is neither in the public interest nor within the public’s means. Teaching children to divide should be left to the math curriculum, not public policy.

Missoula’s Five Valleys Flying – Experimental Aircraft Association – Raffle Is Now Live

We’re also pleased to announce that we have kicked off our 2022 Fundraising Raffle! Proceeds help us to provide free airplane rides for local youth (Young Eagles), support our scholarship program for aspiring young pilots, and help us support the hangar space that we share with our local community!