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.

Michael Reid has been selected as the new Chancellor for the University of Montana Western and brings with him over 30 years of experience in higher education administration.

The Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals has named Trailside Elementary School Principal, Heather Jones, as the National Distinguished Principal for 2021.

The University of Montana Western ranks number one in Montana for “Most Affordable Colleges and Universities by State” by UniversityHQ.org. University Headquarters is an industry-leading, independent educational organization that offers an all-in-one source for information on colleges, entrance requirements and career paths.

The University of Montana Western’s Fifth Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, held April 2 and 3 at the Montana Center for Horsemanship, broke previous sale records by generating more than $200,000 for the UMW Natural Horsemanship Program.

The University of Montana Western is excited to invite the community to attend a free in-person history course taught on the UMW campus from May 3-21, 2021 from 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. by UMW Professor of History, Dr. Bill Janus.

The University of Montana Western has been selected as a filming location for the feature film God’s Country, an independent film based on the short story Winter Light by bestselling Montana author, James Lee Burke.

After careful consideration, Montana Western has decided to postpone our in-person spring community rodeo banquet event scheduled for spring 2021. Although we are anxious to thank our supporters in person and share the success of the fall rodeo season, we also feel this is the best decision based on the current recommendations for hosting large events. Our priority is keeping our students, campus, and community safe and healthy.

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked as one of the best universities nationwide delivering bachelor’s degrees in Education, Early Childhood Education, and Environmental Science in Study.com’s 2021 rankings.

Inspired by their commitment to higher education, Steve and Gretchen Burke have provided a generous gift to the University of Montana Western in support of the Fund for Experience One. This fund was established in 2015 by Chancellor Beth Weatherby and her husband, Dr. Steve Kramer, in celebration of Montana Western’s ten-year anniversary of the implementation of Experience One.

Montana Western Throwback Thursday; Tim Pilgrim, From Ungowa to Poet Laureate

Throwback Thursday (TBT))! Today's TBT, we are proud to welcome Bulldog alum Glen Larum. In our piece on Tim Pilgrim a few weeks ago, we briefly mentioned the WMC underground newspaper, Red Eye. Glen looks at Red Eye a little closer, close from the inside!

Throwback Thursday; Remembering Lost Montana Western Campus Traditions, Vol. 1

Throwback Thursday; Splish Splash and Dribble, Dribble

Throwback Thursday; Remembering Woodstick?

The University of Montana Western has been awarded top ranking and most innovative status among the "Best Colleges in Montana" by Intelligent.com.

University of Montana Western alumna, Maegan Nahrgang, recently joined the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) as the new Corporate Partner Manager.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship announced, it has received a large grant to help the Center to continue the expansion of the education and event facility. The Center, whose focus is education and helping horses and people to make the most of their respective lives, says the grant will support the expansion of state-of-the-art classrooms including a veterinary/research laboratory.

Montana Campus Compact (MTCC), a seventeen campus higher education network, will be honoring eleven student-athletes, including Montana Western's Mesa King.

Botanist Dr. Delena Norris-Tull, a Professor Emerita of Science Education at the University of Montana Western, has published a website detailing the management of invasive plants in the western United States.

Brigid Reedy is a freshman at the University of Montana Western double majoring in Natural Horsemanship and English.

The Montana Student Volunteer Award is presented through a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Community Service and Montana Campus Compact campuses. Honorees of this annual award are college students across the state who demonstrate dedication to service in their communities while pursuing a college degree or certificate.

The University of Montana Western Communications Department, in partnership with ABC Fox Montana, received the E.B. Craney Award from the Montana Broadcasting Association for its commercial on the Outdoor Guide and Wildlife Outfitters business degree option.

The University of Montana Western was awarded a short-term Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant from the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in September.

Throwback Thursday Montana Western Family Tree
Connors-Rewerts family

University of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby has announced that she will retire following the May 1 Commencement after nearly 30 years in higher education.

The University of Montana Western Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Larry and Darleen Link Memorial Scholarship.

The University of Montana Western has been selected as a 2021 "hidden gem college" for the Rocky Mountain region by Collegeraptor.com.

Montana Western is thrilled to welcome alumna, Bonita Bontrager, to the Montana Western campus.

Dr. Alan Weltzien is a Professor of English Emeritus and a former English professor at the University of Montana Western. His new book, "Savage West: The Life and Fiction of Thomas Savage," will be available for sale at the end of September.

Governor Steve Bullock and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian have announced just over $2.2 million in funding to be distributed to 19 projects supporting workforce development and remote education delivery for Montanans.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the hiring of two temporary staff positions to assist UMW in its COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

The University of Montana Western congratulates alumna Heidi DuBray, who was featured today as one of Complete College America's "20 for 20" graduates.

The University of Montana Western is excited to welcome the Class of 2024 and all students to the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Study.com and Learn.org recently ranked the University of Montana Western's Early Childhood Education degree programs as some of the best in the nation.

The University of Montana Western was ranked as one of the best value schools in Montana by Bestvalueschools.org.

Throwback Thursday; Heroes and Villains.

Throwback Thursday, Ungowas!
In today’s chapter of Throwback Thursday; The Legend of the Ungowas.

Throwback Thursday, Commencement