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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.

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Department presents “Bag and Box Theatre: Holiday Plays for Children” as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series held November 8-11 on the University of Montana Western campus.

In March 2018, a group of students from Montana Western’s Education Department traveled to Seattle, Washington, to gain first-hand experience working in diverse urban schools as part of a unique travel course being offered for the first time. The students were led by three members of the department’s faculty: Dr. Estee Aiken, Dr. Laura Straus, and Dr. John Xanthopoulos.

The University of Montana Western Cross Country team hosted their first-ever home meet on Friday, Oct. 19 with both teams finishing in third place.

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery continues with its schedule of exciting shows set for the fall semester, including an opening art show that featured the Clay Studio of Missoula’s exhibition of contemporary ceramic work from a diverse group of their affiliated artists in September, followed by the gallery’s current exhibition of printmaker Jason Clark.

The University of Montana Western and Blackfeet Community College have been awarded a $1.4 million-dollar Indian Education Professional Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The University of Montana Western rodeo team closed out the fall portion of the 2018-19 schedule at home in Dillon, Mont. over the weekend.

The University of Montana Western has announced its Hall of Fame, Alumni Weekend, and Homecoming activities for Oct. 4-6, 2018. This festive time for alumni, friends, students and community members is an exciting opportunity to gather and enjoy a series of events hosted by Montana Western Alumni and Friends, Bulldog Athletics and the Associated Students of the University of Montana Western.

Chamique Holdsclaw, mental health activist, WNBA vet, NCAA Player of the Year, and Olympic Gold Medalist spoke at the Big Sky Behavioral Health Summit on Sept. 13, 2018 at the University of Montana Western.

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked among the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and was also ranked in the top five “Best Colleges in Montana for 2018” by Best Colleges.

The University of Montana Western Foundation is honored to announce the Forever M.J. #18 Scholarship, established by the Simkins family.

Instructors and students in the University of Montana Western’s Natural Horsemanship program participated in several international teaching opportunities over the summer.

Founders of the Beaverhead Marathon Cory Birkenbuel, Dylan Zitzer and Casey Parrott have announced the establishment of a new scholarship for Cross Country student athletes that will be awarded for the first time in spring 2019.

The University of Montana Western in partnership with Stockman Bank hosted the annual Night of Stars ceremony where alumni are recognized for their contributions in the field of education.

Montana Western Ranked Among the Best Colleges in America

The “125 Objects for 125 Years” art exhibit was held in conjunction with several events celebrating the University of Montana Western’s continued innovation over the past 125 years.

Justinn Lahaye, a 2015 Montana Western graduate, is currently completing her clinical rotations in rural communities across the state.

The University of Montana Western announced the appointment of Matt Raffety to the position of Director of University Communications.

The University of Montana Western in partnership with Stockman Bank hosted the Night of Stars ceremony where alumni are recognized for their contributions in the field of education.

The University of Montana Western held its annual Legacy Plaza Celebration and Commencement Ceremony on May 4 and 5, 2018, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018.

For the first time in 23 years, the University of Montana Western has a new rodeo coach.

The University of Montana Western celebrated its 125th anniversary and Alumni Weekend 2018 with several events that featured the university’s history of innovation and its goals for the future. One of these events was the 125th Community Time Capsule Celebration.

On April 11, 2018, the University of Montana Western honored outstanding community members and students for their service and support at the annual Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Awards.

The University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office in partnership with Stockman Bank present the Seventh Annual Night of Stars, to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 on the Montana Western campus.

The University of Montana Western’s 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 5, will honor Norman Jacobson with the University’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

The University of Montana Western’s Second Annual Colt Challenge and Sale was a huge success for the university and community.

The University of Montana Western will hold several special community events to celebrate Montana Western’s 125th anniversary and Alumni Weekend 2018. The events are hosted by Montana Western Alumni and Friends and the University of Montana Western Foundation.

Callie Kanthack believes the University of Montana Western is the best place she could go to kick-start her dream of becoming a future lawyer.

The University of Montana Western’s annual Community Rodeo Banquet will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Keltz Arena on the Montana Western campus.

Twisted Ink is the University of Montana Western’s creative writing club. Each spring semester, the club publishes a new print journal which is a free collection of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry open to all Montana Western students who wish to submit their works.

Students from the University of Montana Western participated in a study published in “Biological Conservation” investigating various factors in bird-window collisions.

The Log Dawgs club was formed in the 2016-17 school year by President Erin McGowan. Having competed in timber sports for Flathead Valley Community College, McGowan immediately started work to form the new club when she transferred to the University of Montana Western.

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of Montana Western students in a wide range of styles and mediums.

Kolby Malesich, Business Analyst with Cargill U.S. Feed & Nutrition, visited the Montana Western campus on Feb. 21, 2018 to present as part of the “Bridges to Business” series, sponsored by Helix Business Solutions. The series aims to bridge communication and collaboration between the University and the Dillon community.

Assistant English Professor Francis Davis read from his short story cycle “West of Love” on Feb. 15, 2018 as a part of the “Dances with Words” series.

The Chancellor’s Leadership Scholars Award is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded to exceptional students residing in the state of Montana who will be attending the University of Montana Western in the fall.

Dr. Crystal Redgrave shared a model for Native American education with the University of Montana Western and the community during a special day of events and presentations on February 13, 2018, hosted by the Montana Western Multicultural Committee.

Guest actor Rob Holter is playing the role of Robert in the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series production of the play “Proof” and is a visiting instructor currently teaching an introductory arts course focusing on the study of art across cultures. He brings a wealth of knowledge to Montana Western as both a professional actor and a theater technology specialist.

The University of Montana Western’s Ski Club offers students various opportunities to ski in a stress-free environment where skiers of all levels are welcome to improve their skills.

The community of Dillon is in full-swing with preparations for the 2018 Night of Stars - Education Hall of Fame event presented by Stockman Bank and the University of Montana Western that will be held on April 21, 2018 at Montana Western.

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked nationally among the top five “Best Colleges for Environmental Science Degree Programs 2017-18” by Schools.com, an online education resource.

Hunting, fishing, and hiking are the most popular activities on Montana's acres of public lands. However, there is another use for some of those wide-open spaces. Welcome to one of the largest classrooms in Montana.

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked nationally among the “Best Colleges for Child Development Degree Programs 2017-18” by Schools.com, an online education resource.

The University of Montana Western Announces 125th Founders Day Activities

Students of the University of Montana Western are contributing to the cultural and economic landscape of Dillon and Beaverhead County.

Adrianna Pittman’s tenure at the University of Montana Western could not have gotten off to a better start. She was the only freshman awarded with the Montana Campus Compact’s 2018 Civic Engagement Scholarship.

Montana Western Alum and Wyoming Physical Education teacher, Shannon Hill goes big in small town Thermopolis by earning a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

The University of Montana Western Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan (PFS & L) Association Scholarship honoring Phyllis and Tom Welch.

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