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"Leadership and learning are Indispensable to each other" John F. Kennedy - "Our experience working with hundreds of students allows us to identify key leadership skills and traits and suggest ways to greater mastery, so that they may be more effective at leading, thus becoming 'a natural born leader,'" Carmen McSpadden, Director, Montana State University Leadership Institute "Are leaders born or made? Innovative Montana State University Leadership Institute programs tap into students' potential to lead." http://matr.net/articl ... .html
5 Secrets to Launching a rural Economic Gardening program and...Can it work? http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Missoula Schools Excellence
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Vote 'yes' for education and Montana's future
We ask you to vote "yes" on your mail-in ballot for elementary and high school mill levies.
- Writing coaches just one benefit of MCPS levy
As writing coaches who see vital learning taking place in our public schools, we urge you to vote "yes" on May 3.
Arrow Solutions Group
- High School Internship - Medical Research
The 6-week research internship provided high school students entering 12th grade the opportunity to perform biomedical experiments in a research laboratory of their interest.
- Program teams with hospitals to give students job experience
"Where the average high school student can typically walk into a job after high school, this program provides a level playing ground for students with disabilities."
- Why Principals Should Support Quality Pre-Kindergarten
A new report highlights the benefits of high quality preschool and pre-kindergarten, suggesting it could cut the achievement gap by 20 percent, boost test scores and even improve behavior at school.
- A Trial Run for School Standards That Encourage Deeper Thought
In three years, instruction in most of the country could look a lot like what is going on at Hillcrest, one of 100 schools in New York City experimenting with new curriculum standards known as the common core.
Highway 12 Ventures
- What Not to Say in a Job Interview
It's not all that difficult to completely blow a job interview.
Big Sky Commerce
- OK Boise: Now What?
I'd love to hear from anyone and everyone who are going to get more involved in our collective efforts and how they're going to do it.
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
- Big Sky Commerce is supporting the Caras Park Capital Campaign in Missoula, Montana..
Big Sky Commerce is privileged to serve clients all over the country. We encourage you, wherever you are, to support your downtown... the core of your city's energy.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Montana Education Technology Conference Newsletter April 2011
Register today at http://www.blackfoot.com/etc and secure your place at the 2nd Annual Education Technology Conference on August 2-5, 2011 at the University of Montana!
MSU Leadership Institute
- Do the implications of hiring independent contractors differ state to state? Read more: Do the implications of hiring independent contractors differ state to state?
The federal IRS has guidelines it applies when examining this issue, and there are state agencies that apply their own differing standards.
- The Keys to Authentic and Effective Leadership
We wish we had a dollar for every time we've been asked, "How do I motivate employees?"
- Are leaders born or made? Innovative Montana State University Leadership Institute programs tap into students' potential to lead
"Our experience working with hundreds of students allows us to identify key leadership skills and traits and suggest ways to greater mastery, so that they may be more effective at leading, thus becoming 'a natural born leader,'" Carmen McSpadden, Director, MSU Leadership Institute
The Burton K. Wheeler Center
- Optimizing Regional Businesses Through Internet Technology, Various Dates And Communities In Montana
When businesses improve their online presence, they can increase their revenues.
- Wheeler Center launches think tank for young professionals interested in Montana's future
The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy is launching a summer colloquium for young professional leaders under 35 years of age with a five-day river expedition where participants will brainstorm on ideas to advance the future of Montana.
Come Home Montana
- "Wings Across The Big Sky" - Montana Audubon's Bird Festival, 6/3-5, Glasgow, Montana
See a lot of cool birds and learn about opportunities to protect and enhance habitats for many rare and declining birds inhabiting the region via our pre-festival workshops, field trips and afternoon presentations!
Three Cups of Tea - The Central Asia Institute
- Montana Career Opportunity - Business Strategist - Great Falls Development Authority
Progressive, innovative economic development firm seeks a business strategist to help established businesses' senior leadership improve internal processes in operating activities.
- What can make Bozeman better?
Implement economic development plan.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Engineers - Northwestern Energy
NorthWestern Energy has immediate openings for a number of Engineer positions in our Engineering and Planning and Gas Sys. Integrity groups.
Warren Miller Freedom Foundation
- Greg Mortenson & Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Tea wasn't a co-written book, but you share a byline with the main character, Greg Mortenson. How did that come about?
- Pakistanis say Mortenson's story is filled with lies
Mortenson's charity is under investigation by U.S. authorities. He has admitted only to "some omissions and compressions."
- The Greg Mortenson We Knew
Defending the embattled head of the Bozeman, Montana-based Central Asia Institute.
- Lessons for Donors from 'Three Cups of Tea'
It isn't easy being a donor--as the latest controversy over a high-profile charity demonstrates.
Montana Economic Development
- Students, city profit by nurturing entrepreneurship
We don't need to wait for government to change the curriculum. It's within the power of local business leaders to help boost a worthwhile program to introduce students to the idea of being an entrepreneur.
Regional Economic Development
- U.S. to Host 2011 APEC Trade Talks in Montana Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members represent more than half of global economy
"The American West has always been a place of limitless possibility."
- Relocation Services an Important Part of Economic Development
"Businesses see us as extensions of themselves so we work hard to provide individualized services to ensure their employees will make smooth transitions and be happy in their new environment."
- EIGHT New Grant announcements
- Internships Have Value, Whether or Not Students Are Paid
Academic internships are three-way partnerships among an institution of higher education, the internship site, and the student. They have an irreplaceable role in the liberal arts by providing hands-on learning opportunities, allowing students to collaborate closely with faculty, and strengthening ties between the college and the community.
Funding and Building your Business
- 5 Secrets to Launching a rural Economic Gardening program and...Can it work?
#1 - There are no secrets.
Montana Education Excellence
- Social Entrepreneurs Don't Need Profit For Success
In the simplest of terms, these are people who seek to generate "social value", rather than profits, and use traditional business principles to create and manage a venture to make social change.
- What to look for in your first hires
When I look back at our first 20 hires, the ones who are much more valuable now are the ones who also have the ability to be pretty dynamic.
- Businesses start to die when business model innovation stops
Too many owners, CEOs and leadership teams assume you can win tomorrow's business with today's business model.
- 13 Ways To Pull Off A Killer Demo Day Presentation
My presentation had one sentence at most per slide with an accent color highlighting what was a really important word for the audience to understand.
- Kitty Saylor says MSU aided transformation from aspiring musician to CEO of national company
"I am thrilled to be reconnected with my university again," she said. "I've taught college courses, but I was in my early twenties then. What did I know? Now, I could actually teach something--how communication really works in international organizations. I would love to talk to university students about that. And to come back to MSU? Well, that would be my dream."
- Reimagining Yellowstone - MSU students, faculty and grads help brainstorm the future of one of America's greatest treasures
It's about time
- The Montana State University Mountains & Minds Magazine Spring 2011
Are leaders born or made?
- Ednetics makes major investment in Post Falls, Idaho
The business will be hiring specialists in data applications and network engineering.
- While other states flounder in debt, Utah stands as one of most fiscally fit in nation
In Utah the big issue is public education.
- Legislature Establishes New Online University for Washington State - WGU Washington
WGU Washington is a wholly-owned subsidiary of nationally and regionally accredited Western Governors University.
- Fidelis College Raises Money to Actually Support Our Troops
Gunnar Counselman may not only have one of the best entrepreneur names I've ever heard, he may also have come up with one of the first Silicon Valley-based, venture-backed online education startups that will help students, make money, and not be crushed by the lame-brain education establishment.
- State auditor: Use competition for state printing jobs to save $5 million-plus yearly
The State Auditor estimates these changes could result in savings of $5 million - $13.6 million a year.
Connectivity & Communications
- Ohio is spending $1.4 billion to attract jobs. Will it work?
Ohio has launched what appears to be the biggest intervention in the private economy by a state government since at least the Great Depression,
Energy and Climate Change
A continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.
- Discovery Could Make Fuel Cells Much Cheaper
"For all intents and purposes, this is a zero-cost catalyst in comparison to platinum, so it directly addresses one of the main barriers to hydrogen fuel cells."
- Energy Ecosystem of the Future Hinges on Many Sources - Idaho-based Solar Roadways
Imagine driving on a road paved not with asphalt but with glass. And within this glass are photovoltaic cells that transform sunlight into electricity and send it directly to the homes lining the street. That's the aim of an Idaho-based company called Solar Roadways http://www.solarroadways.com/ .
- U.S. study says rising temperatures put Western water supplies at risk
This report assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western United States.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- 11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."- Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee
- Plastic, Heal Thyself: Scientists Invent Smart Polymers
A new kind of plastic repairs itself when exposed to ordinary light.
- Butte-based National Center for Appropriate Technology looking for alternative funding
Kathleen Hadley, NCAT's executive director, said NCAT will work to generate revenue to meet operating costs while Congress debates next year's budget. Some options include increasing private donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, as well as charging a fee for technical publications.
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