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VIDEO: Face the State - Rural Education in Montana:


In this special edition Face the State we'll go to three Class C schools; Augusta, tucked alongside the Rocky Mountain Front, Hot Springs, in a remote part of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Dutton/Brady, ...


MSU releases television commercial about rural education:


Montana State University will debut its latest television commercial on Saturday, Nov. 18, highlighting MSU's efforts to address the need for teachers in Montana's rural schools. The ad tells the story ...


Montana's fragmented University System struggles to pull together:


Montana's colleges and universities originated 124 years ago as separate, distant, often competing campuses. For the last 24 years, higher education leaders have been trying to pull the state's eight ...


University of Montana is western Montana's largest employer:


It is no secret that the University of Montana is a major driver of Missoula's economy. Not only is it the largest single employer in western Montana, but the students and visitors it attracts spend money ...


Missoula College boosts economy by making sure grads are positioned for jobs:


There is a strong demand for certain kinds of workers in Missoula, and local educational leaders are trying hard to keep up the pace of the supply. Officials at Missoula College http://mc.umt.edu/ ...


Montana campus leaders promise no faculty furloughs :


Montana State University's President is promising that faculty and staff won't be furloughed though the state university system faces $4.5 million in budget cuts. Montana lawmakers wrapped up a special ...


University of Montana's new president Seth Bodnar is an outside-the-box pick:


The Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to hire Seth Bodnar as the University of Montana's next president, a decision applauded by campus leaders from Missoula to Bozeman. The regents voted ...


Prioritization process challenges transparency at the University of Montana:


The project to set priorities at the University of Montana highlights a gap between UM President Sheila Stearns' stated commitment to transparency and the actual availability of information to the public. Comments ...


Public education rules Montana's economy:


I know it. Most Montanans know it. At its core, the strength of Montana's economy and our way of life relies on the power of a strong public education system. Nowhere is that more clear than on a road ...
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Steve Running will return to University of Montana on grant:


Steve Running, who accepted a retirement buyout this summer from the University of Montana, plans to return to campus in January on a NASA grant. "I probably won't draw any salary from it," Running ...


University of Montana will focus on retention; 'micro-grants' are one way to help:


One of the big questions college students face is whether they can even afford to stay enrolled from one semester to the next. "I think it's astounding that for many students, it can be $200 or $400 ...


Montana campuses commit to improving outcomes for students:


Higher education has been a priority in Montana, but a shift is taking place. "I think the game is changing a bit from really, how many students can we enroll, to how many students can we retain and ...


Meet Helena College's two dean finalists at upcoming community forums 10/30 and 11/6:


Helena College will choose its next dean from two finalists after hosting a pair of community forums over the next two weeks. The school received 56 applications for the open position after Dean Daniel ...


Great Falls, Montana Immersion Program teaches Native history, culture to improve attendance, graduation:


Samantha Henderson starts her school day with a smudge ceremony. A year ago, she was living on her own, wondering each night where she would sleep. At 14, she was taking care of her younger brother, ...


Community input wanted in Helena superintendent search:


Community members will have opportunities this week to share what they want to see in Helena's next school superintendent. "We have nine school board members, and rather than have those nine school ...


Free tuition at MSU: Who benefits? :


There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but for thousands of Montana college students, there's something even better - free tuition. This year the Montana University System expects to offer tuition ...


Missoula College to Host Cybersecurity Awareness Week - Oct. 23-27:


The Missoula College Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, in conjunction with Alter Enterprise LLC and LMG Security, will host Cybersecurity Awareness Week this Monday through Friday, Oct. ...


UM Western recognized as top 25 university in western region:


0 UM Western recognized as top 25 university in western region Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:42 AM MST Updated: Oct 18, 2017 8:42 AM MST By John Emeigh - MTN News Connect The University ...


Nonprofit program aims to improve critical thinking and writing skills of Hamilton students:


Hamilton High students worked on developing critical thinking and expressing their thoughts with clarity and conviction as part of a workshop Thursday with Writing Coaches of Montana. The community ...


Montana State University Billings will form a search committee to find its next chancellor:


Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education John Cech will chair the search committee to find a permanent chancellor at Montana State University Billings. Montana State University President Waded Cruzado ...


Bozeman schools aim to bring STEM into all classrooms:


In an effort to get STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into all the Bozeman classrooms early, "Project Lead the Way" has been selected as the curriculum to attract more girls and minorities ...


Missoula's Sentinel High School students learn how to learn in new, advanced course:


Sentinel is the first high school in Montana to offer the AP Capstone program launched by the College Board in 2014 as part of a new effort to equip "students with the independent research, collaborative ...


You should plan on having lunch at The Blackfoot Cafe at the new Missoula College on the river. :


The Blackfoot Cafe http://mc.umt.edu/New-Building/Blackfoot%20Cafe/default.php is managed by Missoula College Culinary Arts students and faculty. Located on river level, students, staff, faculty, and ...


A Message from UM's Incoming President, Seth Bodnar:


I am thrilled and honored to join the University of Montana team! While my wife, Chelsea, and I are admittedly still processing the exciting events of the past 24 hours, we cannot wait to get to Missoula ...


Missoulian editorial Welcome, University of Montana President Bodnar:


This week the University of Montana announced that the new year will bring a new president to campus: Seth Bodnar, currently a senior executive at General Electric, has been selected by the Board of Regents ...


Incoming University of Montana president: Reactions from students, faculty, community:




MSU invests $1 million to attract more grad students as enrollment slips:


For years Montana State University has been trying to enroll more graduate students in its master's and doctoral degree programs, but despite those efforts this year's total is down. That's why MSU ...


MSU offers Cloud Quest STEM training and kits for after-school programs; application deadline is Oct. 10:


A STEM outreach project from Montana State University Extended University and the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative offers free resources and training to educators who work with middle school students ...


What's Happening at the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana:




The University of Montana Hires Seth Bodnar as 18th President:


Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November, Bodnar ...

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