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Latest News

The University of Montana Western is proud to recognize several faculty members, Dr. Rob Thomas, Dr. Mitchell Stephenson, and Dr. Steve Mock, for their recent accomplishments and awards from national organizations and universities across the country.

Montana Western Athletics and the UMW Foundation & Alumni Office will be hosting the 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday, October 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall.

The University of Montana Western will offer two study abroad courses for students during Block 8 of the 2024 spring semester: “Geology of Greece” and “Iceland: Climate Change and Arctic Ecology.”

Contact the UMW Foundation at (406) 683-7305 or (406) 683-7306 or by email at

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.