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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

Amy Rae Pearson, a writer from Kalispell, Mont. will be sharing her work at the “Dances with Words” series on Nov. 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cup, Montana Western’s coffeehouse located below the library on campus.

Montana Western faculty members Jack Kirkley, Michelle Anderson and Rob Thomas presented their research in this year’s Montana Research Roadshow which was organized by the Montana University System’s Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. These events feature the innovative research being conducted at Montana’s public universities.

Sally Prasch, a visiting glass artist from Montague, Massachusetts, will present a public artist’s lecture on Thursday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the Mary Baker Emerick Art Annex Lecture Room at Montana Western. With a background in both scientific glassblowing and fine art, she will be working with UMW students in class November 5-9.

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