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"We need to live up to our children's expectations." President Barack Obama -- "Jon Stewart's Moving Monologue on the Tucson Shootings" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
"Launching the Missoula BarCamp 2011 Conspiracy - You should get involved!" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Globalization Partners International
- EverLog™ Systems Newsletter
EverLog™ Systems has the solution. The home in this newsletter demonstrates our full line of products.
21st Century Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- We all benefit when global business leaders share lessons learned from their failures when translating their products to other languages
The company's slogan was once "Avoid embarrassment -- use Parker Pens." Unfortunately, when Parker Pen decided to enter the Latin American market, it translated the slogan into Spanish as "Avoid pregnancy -- use Parker Pens," apparently using the false cognate "embarazar" or "embarazo." Talk about embarrassment!
Highway 12 Ventures
- Doctors Can Play Key Role in Preparing Children for School
The researchers found that at 6 months old, the infants in the video intervention had significantly higher scores than those in the control group in all four domains of the standardized StimQ infant test, which covers parent-child interaction and preliteracy activities, such as toy interaction, reading activities, and the parent's teaching and verbal responsiveness to the child.
- Missoula County Public Schools to consider expanding International Baccalaureate program district-wide
Many students who graduate with an IB-certified diploma are awarded college credit, admitted automatically into honors programs in college, or even allowed to skip their entire freshman year altogether.
- Report shows high school graduates enter college unprepared
Experts recommend ways to better prepare high school graduates for a higher education
MSU Leadership Institute
- Do Something
"Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can". Arthur Ashe
- Goomzee Launches Mobile Solution
Goomzee Corporation, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions for real estate professionals, announced it has released what it calls one of the real estate industry's first all-in-one mobile marketing and lead capture solutions that includes two-way Text Message marketing, QR Code marketing with lead capture, and Branded Mobile IDX.
- Great Friends, Great Partners
It was a terrific couple of days. For any business partners, I think there's tremendous value in getting away from the office (and all the distractions that come along with it) and spending real time together.
- Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black To Speak, 2/9, Montana State University, Bozeman
"Black approaches both a controversial and important issue with his screenplay of MILK," said Carmen McSpadden, Director of the MSU Leadership Institute. "And recognizing and addressing issues around diversity is an essential leadership lesson, whether it be race, religion, gender, socio-economic, ethnicity, political beliefs or sexual orientation," McSpadden added.
- An Evening With Tom Brokaw, 2/28, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
As part of the event, Brokaw will be accepting an honorary MSU degree. This event is sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute, ASMSU, Office of the President and University College.
Come Home Montana
- Technology from Vision Net erases many miles for students in Montana
Without Vision Net http://www.vision.net/home.php and its video conference service, she said, many Montana children would not take a foreign language.
- Mountain West Voices Begins Airing
We invite our listeners to give an ear to the first piece in the series: a profile of one of the many Peruvian sheep herders who make their living in the Rocky Mountain West.
- Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"
Montana Economic Development
- WhoCanHelp.com Named Finalist For Washington Technology Industry Association's Best Seed or Angel Stage Company of the Year.
"It is just incredibly exciting to be recognized by the WTIA," said Carl Hicks, CEO of WhoCanHelp.com, "We know we're an original, game-changing concept and company--but the objective recognition from the experts at the WTIA lends credence to what so many already believe."
- PPL to give $1.2 million to Montana river projects
PPL Montana said Thursday that it will contribute $1.2 million this year to 41 conservation projects along the Missouri and Madison rivers.
- Wind Turbine Tools Inc. of Lincoln, Montana purchased by Transcat Inc.
Wind Turbine Tools is recognized within the wind energy industry as a premier provider of product tool kits, technical assistance, torque calibration and hydraulic services
Regional Economic Development
- RFQ: Montana Manufacturers Database Update & Enhancement
The BitterRoot Economic Development District (BREDD, Inc) is offering interested individuals or organizations an opportunity to submit a proposal to BREDD to update and enhance a database which provides information about Montana?s manufacturers, their capacity and how to contact them.
- RFQ: Economic Gardening Strategic Plan
BitterRoot Economic Development District (BREDD, Inc) is offering interested individuals or organizations an opportunity to submit a proposal to BREDD to develop an Economic Gardening Strategic Plan for Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli Counties in Montana.
- 'The Truth Behind The Jobless Recovery': Startups Can't Find Funding
Even as the nation lacks the jobs to employ millions of workers, one crucial source of job-creation is being squelched: New businesses, which, according to a new study, contribute a fifth of the nation's new jobs, often can't get off the ground.
- Washington was 1st state to adopt such a lenient law for developers; now, sprawl dots the state
How far will Seattle's urban sprawl go, taking over forests and farms?
Business Plan Forums
- Bill Payne talks about Angel investing with Frank Peters
"Feel like you're paying too much for your deals? According to Bill Payne, you may be, depending on where you live.
Funding and Building your Business
- 5 tips for being the best at business competitions
Five steps to find and submit the best application and publicize your win.
Montana Education Excellence
- It pays to give
Allowing consumers to set their own prices can be good for business; even better if the firms give some of it to charity
- Find out whether your social media efforts are paying off
"Don't be data rich, insight poor."
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes MSU excellence
The classification brings national recognition to MSU's commitment to teaching that encourages volunteer service in communities and the spreading of knowledge that benefits the public.
- Bozeman's 'tech junkie', Paul Andersen, finalist for U.S. teacher of the year
He is one of the founders of Bozeman High's Tech Junkies, an informal group of teachers and students who look for new ways to use technology to teach kids who are "digital natives."
South Dakota Economic Development
- Idaho Schools Chief Details Agressive Education Reforms
Luna detailed his proposal Wednesday for Idaho lawmakers on the House and Senate education committees, saying it may be difficult for "the adults" in public education but will benefit students.
- Idaho expands plan to compete with private business
Are they saying that the state owning businesses seems kinda un-American?
- ISU's College of Technology receives a $1.2 million grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation to encourage GED test-takers to continue their education at ISU.
ISU is one of six Idaho colleges that received grant funding to encourage Idaho students to continue their education.
Utah Economic Development
- South Dakota's Growth Is Noticeable in the Midwestern Arena
When considering Sioux Falls to be the major hub of its region (the most proximate major cities are Omaha and Minneapolis, both over 150 miles away) it's no wonder that many people are flocking there to be a part of its thriving economy that can't be found for miles.
2011 Montana Legislature
- Global Utah - Weekly Newsletter
A panel of experts will engage participants in these topics as well as encourage the exploration of emerging markets such as Egypt, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.
- Missoula city, county set up sites to track bills in Montana Legislature
"It gives immediate access to anybody in the city who wants to know where we're at on something," city chief administrative officer Bruce Bender said Tuesday.
- Gazette opinion: Let Montana lawmakers hear about big school challenges
For many of the citizens attending, the discussion after Beeman's presentation was an eye-opener.
- Video meetings with Montana legislators start today
Participants can ask questions, hear updates and engage elected officials in a discussion about the topics important to those in the audience.
- In State of the State, Gov. Christie to Call for Education Overhaul
The overhaul of public education includes paying teachers based partly on how well they do their jobs, making it easier to fire teachers who do not perform, and closing failing schools.
- Wyoming earns mediocre grades on national report card - still better than neighboring states
Wyoming ranked ahead of neighboring states Colorado (73.7), Utah (72.4), Idaho (71.2), Montana (70.4), South Dakota (69.2) and Nebraska (68.6).
- Launching the Missoula BarCamp 2011 Conspiracy - You should get involved!
As in 2010 - Missoula BarCamp invites artists, change agents, and technologists to collaborate in building our communities. Will you help us make the event even more full of learning and networking opportunities, fun, lively, and dynamic than it was last year? Oh please - it won't take much...
- 66%Tax Hike Approved in Illinois - Neighboring States Fire Up the Recruiting Teams
The rate increase might be the biggest any state has adopted in percentage terms while grappling with recent economic woes.
Connectivity & Communications
- Jon Stewart's Moving Monologue on the Tucson Shootings
On Monday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart got serious. The comic and faux news anchor delivered a moving monologue about the tragic shootings on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
Energy and Climate Change
- Q&A: Jimmy Wales Reflects on a Decade of Wikipedia
In a wide-ranging interview with Wired.co.uk, founder Jimmy Wales talks about censorship, staying relevant, and why nothing keeps him awake at night.
- EPA Gives Break to Biomass Over Climate
The agency said Wednesday it needs more time to figure out whether biomass -- including farm waste, sawmill scraps and forest thinnings -- is really a green fuel.
- Montana State University plans to invest millions in saving energy
Montana State University wants to get started this summer on a million-dollar plan to save energy on the Bozeman campus, starting with replacing lights in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
- New Calif. governor takes away cellphones from 48K state workers
Looking high and low for money to plug California's $25 billion budget gap, Gov. Jerry Brown is taking away state-paid cellphones from half the 96,000 workers who have them, the Los Angeles Times reports. That's projected to save $20 million a year.
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