The University of Montana Western Cantabileers, a select choral group, are excited to announce their Winter Concert to be held on Tuesday, December 6. The concert will be held in the Beier Auditorium on the Montana Western campus at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre Department is pleased to announce The Marvelous Wonderettes to be held December 1-4 as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

Officials at the University of Montana Western said current headcount for the fall semester shows the university’s total fall semester enrollment is 1,347 students, with this year’s incoming class the largest since fall 2017. The number of full-time equivalent students is 1,170.

Remembering Hall of Fame Basketball Player and Football Coach George Nelson

The University of Montana Western Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bill and Gerta Mular Scholarship.

The University of Montana Western has been selected as a 2023 Hidden Gem College in a recent announcement by College Raptor, a leading college planning platform.

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre Department is pleased to announce Montana Western’s 20th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival to be held October 6-10 as part of the Bank of Commerce (BOC) Performing Arts Series.

With scenes filmed at the University of Montana Western, “God’s Country” will be released later this month across 500+ theaters nationwide.

The Fine Arts Department of the University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Performing Arts Series, sponsored by the Bank of Commerce. Each exciting performance will take place on the Montana Western campus.

The University of Montana Western Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ed and Eileene Armstrong Education Scholarship.

The Montana Western Alumni Association and Athletics Department is proud to announce that five new members will be inducted into the Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame on October 1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis and Clark room on the UMW campus during a special induction ceremony and brunch. This year the Hall of Fame welcomes Dr. Janelle Handlos, Tommy Lee, Rob Hankins, Becky Kurtz (O’Neil) and Nick Rewerts.

DILLON, Mont. – Montana Western continues to honor the 50th Anniversary year of the passing of Title IX by sharing the stories and history of women's athletics at UMW.

Cooke City School educator, Lara Belice, was named the 2022 Montana Rural Teacher of the Year this spring at the Montana Association of County School Superintendents award ceremony in Lewistown, Montana.

The University of Montana Western’s 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 7, will honor J.P. Gallagher with the University’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award

The University of Montana Western’s Sixth Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, held April 1 and 2 at the Montana Center for Horsemanship, generated more than $200,000 for the UMW Natural Horsemanship Program.

The University of Montana Western’s 125th Annual Commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, will feature speaker Tara VanDerveer, legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach, the all-time winningest coach in women's basketball.

The University of Montana Western has received the 2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools Designation and silver ranking.

Two students from the University of Montana Western’s Department of Environmental Science, Torie Bollinger and Kori Mooney, have received positions as Seasonal Hydrologic Technicians for the United States Forest Service in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

On April 6, 2022, Montana Western will honor three outstanding community members for their service and support at the annual Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Awards Ceremony. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room, located in Mathews Hall on the UMW campus.

Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named 173 student civic leaders who will make up the organization’s 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Brooklyn Suden, a student at the University of Montana Western, will join students from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form the cohort.

The University of Montana Western Foundation has announced that over $2.2 million has been secured, roughly half of the goal for a new Sports & Activities Complex on the UMW campus.

The University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office, in partnership with Stockman Bank, present the Ninth Annual Night of Stars, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 on the Montana Western campus

Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 George M. Dennison Scholarship Award, including University of Montana Western student, Morgan Duncan.

University of Montana Western alumna, Lacey Morrison, excels in Montana's mining industry.

The Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, hosted by the University of Montana Western and the Montana Center for Horsemanship, will take place April 1-2, 2022, at the Montana Center for Horsemanship in Dillon, Montana.

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education is pleased to announce it has selected 11 faculty members and instructors to be honored as Montana University System Teaching Scholars, including Montana Western Professor of Education, Estee Aiken, Ed.D.

The Montana Association for Career and Technical Education recently announced that Denise Holland, Professor of Business at the University of Montana Western, has been selected as the 2021 Montana Career and Technical Education Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Senior wide receiver Nate Simkins was named Associated Press (AP) NAIA Second Team All-American.

God’s Country, with scenes filmed at the University of Montana Western last spring, has been selected to premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January in Park City, Utah.

Mike Richardson, longtime Frontier Conference basketball and football official was honored Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 in Dillon, Mont. prior to the Montana Western-Carroll College men’s basketball game.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce that Dr. Johnny MacLean, currently Associate Provost at Southern Utah University (SUU), has been named the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs after a national search. He will begin his new position at Montana Western on January 3rd, 2022.

Dr. Arica Crootof and Dr. Rob Thomas of the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana Western have both received grants to continue their work on the Upper Clark Fork drainage in the Deerlodge Valley of Montana.

What does a great customer experience look like? That’s the question that Professor Kevin Engellant’s students answered as part of his block three class “Introduction to Web Design.” Helix Business Solutions (Helix), a global customer experience firm, conducted a Customer Experience & Web Assessment Module within Engellant’s class, giving students the opportunity to learn the business principles of customer experience.

Area author Thomas Savage grew up a rancher in Horse Prairie, writing what he knew through 13 books over a 44-year period.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the appointment of Bethany Hauer as Director of Student Success.

University of Montana Western students, Mana Bryant and Will Larson, will travel to Portland, Oregon to present their results from a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Pioneer Mountains research project at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Connects 2021 Conference October 10-13.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Feuling to the position of Athletic Director and Development Officer.

The University of Montana Western and Helena College are pleased to announce the hiring of Tricia Fiscus as the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance for UMW and the Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs for Helena College.

The Montana Western Alumni Association and Athletics Department will induct four new members into the Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis & Clark room in Mathews Hall on the UMW campus.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, in partnership with the University of Montana Western, is hosting the first national Natural Horsemanship conference, Of Horse, Human and Nature, September 9-11, 2021. This public event is focused on Natural Horsemanship education in the 21st century.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, Equus International Film Festival, and the University of Montana Western have announced this year’s annual Equine Icon and Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Dr. Temple Grandin and Iola "Olie" Else.

The University of Montana Western has announced the hiring of Tara Jones as Director of Dining Services.

University of Montana Western Interim Director of Athletics, Janelle Handlos, has announced the hiring of JT Robbins as the university’s next head rodeo coach.

Top collegiate horsemanship teams competing in the Days of ’47 Rodeo and Road to the Horse Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge held on July 23rd and 24th at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center in South Jordan, Utah exhibited exceptional horsemanship, hard work, determination and skill that was truly a testament to each program.

Last fall, the University of Montana Western Foundation awarded the Department of Health and Human Performance financial support from the Fund for Experience One to purchase Innovision’s Motion Capture Package for use in kinesiology courses at Montana Western. This innovative collection of technologies, often used in advanced scientific, private industry, and military research, represents the pinnacle of two-dimensional movement analysis and is used in a variety of medical assessments to predict and prevent injury and to assist in rehabilitation.

Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson announced the 2020-2021 conference end of the year awards and the conference nominees for NAIA awards. Montana Western's Casey Parrott was selected Frontier Conference's Sports Information Director (SID) of the Year.

With the recent departure of Athletics Director Bill Wilson from UMW, Dr. Janelle Handlos has been named Interim Director of Athletics. Handlos, an Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance, will assume her new role starting July 5, 2021.

The University of Montana Western and Stockman Bank recognized the 2021 Outstanding Teacher Candidates at Commencement earlier this spring. These inspiring UMW graduating seniors will be teaching and enriching their communities this fall.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce that Dr. Ashley Carlson, currently Professor of English and Division Chair for the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at UMW, will begin a new role as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

Emily Engen, a UMW senior and English major, recently received a Sigma Tau Delta scholarship for the upcoming fall semester. The $1,000 "Regents: High Plains" scholarship was awarded to Engen based on her excellence in academics. The Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society awards its scholarships to members based on the quality of their writing, academics, and community service.