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Montana is "where my soul will rest forever." Words from master painter Clyde Aspevig
Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Marketing/ $90,000+ - Montana CDC http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana World Affairs Council
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Over 200 students from Montana's High Schools showing how much they know about the world beyond our borders - Montana World Affairs Council Academic WorldQuest, 2/23, Missoula, Montana
AWQ is an exciting 'global gauntlet' challenge engaging students in international affairs as teams compete for the opportunity to represent Montana at the national competition in Washington D.C., a trip made possible with the generous support of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
- You should watch the best show about international relations on television right now
At less than 10 hours, with a fair amount of English dialogue, "Occupied" is the perfect binge-watch for world politics enthusiasts during a late winter weekend. Check it out.
Arrow Solutions Group
- MCPS bringing more technology to the classroom
"We're really excited, there's a lot of growing interest in the kids, they get excited about technology and the things you can do with programming and all the related fields," Lande said. "The demand is pushing us to grow quick."
Energy and Climate Change
- TecNet Bozeman - Kickoff Reception, 03/24, Bozeman, MT
Join us for an evening with all your fellow information technology professionals building the business of tomorrow in companies large and small, new and old, across Bozeman and the surrounding region. Meet your peers to share some great conversation, connections, IT war stories, and complimentary local food and beverages (and prizes...awesome prizes).
Come Home Montana
- Utilities See Distributed Generation as a Challenge--and Owning It as the Solution
Only 3 percent of utility executives said they believe their company's business model does not need to change
- Utilities get aggressive against solar industry - The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power
Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth.
- Idaho eyed as potential site for small nuclear reactors
"Today's announcement is a part of the Department of Energy's ongoing commitment to strengthening nuclear energy's role in America's low carbon future." Lynn Orr, under secretary for science and energy at the agency
- Today's TED Talk - Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change
"That is why we're going to win this."
- Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries
The increasingly routine tidal flooding is making life miserable in places like Miami Beach, Charleston, S.C., and Norfolk, Va., even on sunny days.
- Bill Gates: Young People Should Tackle Energy Problem
Bill and Melinda Gates want young people to get involved in not only finding innovative solutions to problems like the need for clean energy, but changing norms about how unpaid work at home is distributed between men and women.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Marketing/ $90,000+ - Montana CDC
Montana CDC is seeking an experienced Director of Marketing to drive company growth, profitability and fulfillment of its mission. This position will design, implement, and analyze all marketing strategies for Montana CDC's products and services across two states.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Director of Support Services, Administrator of Business Support Services, School Psychologist and more...- Helena Public Schools
The mission of the Helena Public Schools is to challenge and empower each student to maximize individual potential and become a competent, productive, responsible, caring citizen.
Montana Economic Development
- Beyond the Chalk Brings the Power of Google to Montana Schools
Jeff Crews - the co-founder of Beyond the Chalk - and his partner Dean Phillips, travel to schools across Montana, showing teachers how they can use Google tech to supplement learning.
- Liz Song - I'm an inspired co-creator who loves to create design solutions.
Think you and I might be a good fit? I'd love to chat about how we can create together.
- KOA's (Kampgrounds of America Inc.) top boss guiding company through new challenges in digital world
"We're a family-oriented company. It makes sense. You want to attract good people. ... You want to make sure the employees feels good about staying home, and can stay home."
- Montana's Cash Cow and a Sack of Heartache
According to Montana's constitution, gambling remains an illegal activity, as it has been since 1889.
- Kayle - Entrepreneurs start healthy food delivery business in Missoula
"The focus is on fast, fresh and healthy meal options for Missoula. We keep our menu rotating so it's not the same day after day. It's always something new for the customer."
- Proposed regulations threaten Missoula child care landscape
These regulations will increase operation costs to child care centers across the state without supplying them with additional funding to meet them.
- SURVEY - How can public policy best accelerate Montana's advanced industries
The goal is not to capture feedback on what would improve Montana in general, but rather the public policies that may best serve to grow the tech economy.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- 10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional intelligence.
City Club Missoula
- Plan for faster downtown Missoula broadband moving along
"We want a business to be able to locate wherever the best place for them to locate is in the downtown, or anywhere else for that matter, and not have to be worried about the internet, broadband connectivity that they're going to get at that place," said Ward 1 councilman Bryan Von Lossberg stated.
- City Club Missoula March Forum - Refugee Resettlement, 3/14, Missoula, Montana
What are the implications of welcoming refugees to Missoula?
- Boise's Black Sage Technologies can detect, track and blind drones so they can't take photos or video
Celebrities, the rich and powerful, football stadiums and airports have something in common: They're potential customers of Boise's Black Sage Technologies.
- Idaho economic growth depends on better schools
While voters strongly support providing incentives to companies to create jobs in the state, they are unaware of where Idaho is positioned compared to neighboring states when it comes to both our tax and economic climates.
- The city of Fairfield, Idaho is creating a class to train citizens on 3D printers and to attract businesses to the area.
"What we came out wanting to do was identify what skill sets were lacking in the community and decide how to train for those positions," Stelma said. "We hope to attract new employers and to help fill current open positions."
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- In high demand: 2-year trades jobs, as touted at Butte High career fair
Despite the cultural push for new high school graduates to attend a four-year college, a movement is afoot for students to consider studying trades in order to meet their true interests and, in many cases, earn a better wage than their bachelor-degreed counterparts.
- How Finland broke every rule -- and created a top school system
Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava's fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform - if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American "education reformers" think we should do in classrooms.
- FREE to ALL Montana schools! - Time to Sign Up! Brain Awareness Week
At We Are Montana in the Classroom's distance-learning Brain Awareness Week, UM faculty members from an array of academic disciplines will share their research and lead hands-on and minds-on activities in the study of the most complex organ in the human body.
Montana Education Excellence
- How to Help More College Students Graduate
A CUNY program doubled the three-year graduation rate and also increased the proportion of students who went on from a two-year community college to a four-year institution. The program is now being replicated at colleges in Ohio.
- A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding
Higher-education funding should not be "based on butts in seats, but on how many of those butts can get jobs." Gov. Patrick McCrory of North Carolina
- 7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) - Stanford could be free as well.
Tuition rates were always low in Germany, but now the German government fully funds the education of its citizens -- and even of foreigners.
- Montana's school building crisis: The complete five-part series
Montana ranks near the bottom nationally for the state's share of funding for school construction and repair -- and education leaders say that has caused differences in the quality of education statewide that might run afoul of the law.
- Why public education matters most
In this private-public fight that is emerging in Helena, we have to guard against anything that would weaken the system that continues to do the most good for the most kids.
- University of Montana budget director and analyst laid off amid budget crisis
Next semester, the budget will move up to the Office of Administration and Finance and be under the control of Beckie Christiaens, the associate vice president of administration and finance.
- University of Montana School of Business Administration Entertainment Management Newsletter
"On the surface, my story is how NOT to have a career in entertainment, but, in actuality, it's the journey that is important."
- Petition - Ban Styrofoam Take Out Food Containers in Missoula
Styrofoam is something that is not only dangerous to the environment but dangerous to us.
- Series to begin on mysterious absentee owners in Hill County, Montana
For the last few years, a mysterious group of investors, going by the name Sunrise Financial among other names, has been acquiring every type of property in Hill County - Havre especially - and neglecting them.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Male Sellers on eBay Have an Edge Over Women, Study Finds
"The basic point -- that people have different expectations of women versus men and so we treat them very differently in the world -- it's fascinating and depressing."
- Geotagged social media analysis for local user engagement
Local measure works by filtering and aggregating geo-tagged and geo-fenced social media content, so businesses can use it to gain fast and accurate customer data.
- Missoula Downtown Gift Cards Now Accepted at Downtown's New Parking Meters and Other Helpful Tips
The cards can be load ed for any amount, and they can be utilized just like a credit card.
- From 'Traffic' Planning to 'Transportation' Planning: Toronto's Pivot to the Future
Millennials are moving beyond the automobile and cities need to catch up.
- The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles
The oil and gas industry may have thought it had killed the electric car, but sales -- boosted by generous government subsidies -- rose dramatically between 2010 and 2014, and energy giants are worried the thing may have come back to life.
- Survey finds support for tax increases to improve Missoula transportation infrastructure
"I'm really enthusiastic that without any campaign to raise awareness about funding needs or funding challenges that there's that much support," said Ward 2 City Council member Jordan Hess, who sits on the Transportation Policy Coordinating Committee. "That underscores our need to look at the state Legislature to diversify our sources of revenue."
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