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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

Rebekah Levine, geomorphologist and assistant professor in the Environmental Sciences Department at Montana Western, collaborated on a watershed research project with the Nature Conservancy. Their joint research was published in “Earth and Space News,” a publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Montana Western’s 122nd Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium, will mark the introduction of the University of Montana Western Chancellor’s Medallion.

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby announced that the University’s 122nd Annual Commencement will take place Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus.

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