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The University of Montana Western is always looking for nominations for the following recognition events in order to acknowledge our outstanding alumni and friends. If you know an outstanding individual who meets the criteria of the following categories, please share your nomination with us today. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award, Education Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Service Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. See criteria and nominate here.

News & Notes

Jacob Fishman, an electrical engineer, artist, and educator will be a visiting artist at Montana Western where he will be teaching students in class Jan. 22-25, 2019. His visit will include a guest lecture at the Emerick Art Building, Jan. 23. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Celine Beaucamp-Stout, an Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor at Montana Western, taught Introduction to Geology 101 during block two, which was in session Sept. 24 – Oct. 17, 2018. The course focused on the geology surrounding southwest Montana. For one day of the course, students also looked at ways they could be more sustainable.

Lowell Jaeger, a poet from Kalispell, Mont. will read from his published work at the “Dances with Words” series. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2019.

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