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University of Montana President Bodnar's inauguration absent pomp, full of circumstance:


"If you want to find your life you must first learn to give it away." Bodnar gets it, as even a casual glance at his resumé reveals. Servant leadership lies at its core. His inauguration was yet ...


MSU plans online program to help address rural schoolteacher shortage:


A new one-year, online master's degree program in teaching that Montana State University expects to offer soon aims to provide more access to education and help solve a critical schoolteacher shortage ...


Revitalization at University of Montana :


This week will be an exciting one at the University of Montana -- there are many reasons to take notice. While the Brawl of the Wild enthralls our state, we'll also be hosting the Montana University System ...


Montana universities eye tighter rules for in-state tuition:


The Montana University System is considering tightening the rules for out-of-state students who want to gain in-state residency status that can cut thousands of dollars from their tuition bills. ...


Montana uses data about job needs to help decide what colleges should teach:


"Why haven't we been doing this all across the country?" asked Gov. Steve Bullock, who is also chairman of the National Governors Association. "It seems like common sense, but not enough states have ...


University of Montana researcher receives $10 million to develop a universal flu vaccine:


UM will continue to work on developing a new universal flu vaccine thanks to a five-year, $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health. The award was given to the director of the UM Center ...


Montana State University approves new strategic plan:


Montana State University leaders voted today to approve a new strategic plan that will guide the university's efforts for the next seven years. The new plan, called "Choosing Promise," articulates ...


Montana Educator Brings Mars Lesson Close to Home:


This year, Montana took a leap toward bringing the Next Generation Science Standards to the state's K-12 teachers by kicking off its first state science teachers conference. This pilot meeting brought ...


UM Will Retain Most Programs Despite Slimmer Budgets:


Crediting deans, chairs and faculty members for their hard work and dedication to students, University of Montana Provost Jon Harbor today announced the next steps in implementing a campuswide realignment ...


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Hall Passages: Missoula schools join nationwide celebration of after-school programs:


Flagship http://www.flagshipprogram.org/ serves more than 1,700 students in Missoula each year, with more than 400 free after-school and summer programs. Students from eight different Missoula County ...


Montana State University online program delivers to rural Wyoming students:


Working in the wilds of Wyoming, Jennifer Malavasi and Leewood Oakley had more than the usual concerns when they decided to enroll in graduate school at Montana State University. Even though they signed ...


Glitchy software hinders University of Montana recruitment efforts:


Prospective students of the University of Montana did not consistently receive recruitment information they wanted while enrollment dropped due to a software glitch, according to Cathy Cole, UM's enrollment ...


Montana students expand leadership skills at 25th annual LEAD conference:


From Dillon to Nashua, students across the Big Sky state were in Helena on Tuesday for Jobs for Montana's Graduates (JMG) 25th annual LEAD Conference. 250 students from 34 schools took part in the ...


List of 125 Montana State University 'Extraordinary Ordinary Women' who contributed to university history now on display:


They touch every area of the university, ranging from Montana State University's first female mathematics teacher to one of the country's first Extension poultry experts to MSU's first female president. ...


New Seamless OneMSU initiative aims at easing transfers and simultaneous enrollment:


Students attending Montana State University campuses in Bozeman, Havre, Great Falls and Billings will have an easier time transferring, enrolling between campuses and finding courses to help complete ...


A UM calling: University of Montana president's inauguration marks dedication to service:


More than 300 volunteers crowded tables wearing gloves and hair nets in the University Center Ballroom to pack over 8,000 meals for families in Missoula. The event was part of University of Montana http://www.umt.edu/ ...


Montana Tech receives $2.75 million in Army Research Lab funding:


On a recent morning, Jack Skinner, head of Montana Tech's department of mechanical engineering, led a visitor through an airlock and into the university's state-of-the-art nanotechnology laboratory, before ...


One University of Montana college isn't getting cut, but the dean isn't celebrating:




Motana State University releases TV ad featuring women in engineering:


Montana State University has released its latest television commercial, highlighting the university's efforts to increase the number of women in the traditionally male-dominated fields of engineering ...


Special Report: Montana State University President Waded Cruzado:


The sun shines on the campus of Montana State University and the sidewalks are void of students as they enjoy spring break, but upstairs in Montana Hall - history. Waded Cruzado is the first woman ...


STEM contest that has given thousands to rural Montana schools reopens:


Today, other local schools can enter the 2018-2019 contest https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/ for a chance to win part of the $2 million prize. This year, Samsung will donate to the first ...


University of Montana: Applications from prospective students up 123 percent:


Before she took the job, Cathy Cole, University of Montana vice president for enrollment management and strategic communications signed up her dog as a prospective student at UM to see the type of material ...


A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces:


While administrators weren't sure whether makerspaces would take off this year, teachers have been quick to demand more gear, ready to build on the summer's momentum. Their energy is transforming classrooms. by ...


MSU Orser Executive Speakers Forum Hosts David B. Orser, 10/17, Bozeman:


David B. Orser, a former president of a large international oil company and the founder of Montana State University's Orser Executive Speakers Forum, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in ...


Funding does not guarantee retention of University of Montana Global Leadership Institute Program students:


The Franke Global Leadership Initiative https://www.umt.edu/gli/ is aimed at top-tier students with a track record of success, but it is having trouble keeping them in the program despite incentives ...


Hall Passages: New Flagship after school program in Missoula offers academic, emotional support for students:


"It's not so much focused on homework," said Nicole Miller, Flagship's http://www.flagshipprogram.org/ program director. "It's more focused on skill building and the whole child." On Wednesday, ...


Join The Montana State Society For The DC Area Cat-Griz Game Watch Party - 11/17 - Washingon, D.C.:


It's time for the 118th Brawl of the Wild on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Kickoff is at 2:00pm EST! Doors open at Noon. Join the Montana State Society at our annual Cat-Griz watch party at Crystal ...


Montana Tech chancellor Don Blackketter to retire:


The chancellor of Montana Tech will be leaving his post as head of the Butte university next summer. Don Blackketter is expected to officially announce his retirement at noon Monday in the student ...


MSU announces $12 million gift for American Indian Hall:


Montana State University will receive a major portion of funding to build a state-of-the-art American Indian Hall thanks to a $12 million pledge from a private grant-making foundation with a long history ...

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