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UM Presidential Candidates - Seth Bodnar: University of Montana should be premier flagship in the West :


"I'm in the people development business," Bodnar said. "My passion, my purpose, my energy in life has come from working to develop teams and helping people reach their full potential." KEILA SZPALLER ...


Opinion: From the frying pan into the fire: How the UM president search went off the rails before it even started:




Cutting teachers for dummies: How to maximize pain and minimize profit at UM :


"I thought I was pretty set, being teacher of the year and all," he told Lucy Tompkins of the Montana Kaimin. "Guess again." Kevin McManigal is a lecturer in the geography and forestry departments ...


University of Montana Presidential Finalist: Andrew Feinstein:


UM's four presidential finalists are in town, this week and next, for on-campus interviews. We are taking a look at each finalist as they arrive in town. Monday, we showed you Mirta Martin, an advisor ...


All are Invited - Grand Opening Of The New Missoula College - 9/22 - Missoula:


The University of Montana will celebrate the grand opening of its new Missoula College Building at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Members of the public are invited to the festivities at 1205 E. Broadway. Speakers ...


Most Montana college grads find jobs in state:


Montana's job market needs more college graduates in computer fields and automotive technology, and far fewer "general studies" majors. That's one highlight of a new report by the state Department ...


University of Montana presidential finalist Mirta Martin favors growth, not cuts:


Mirta Martin said she believes it's time to stop cutting to try to solve the University of Montana's budget problems. Rather, she said it's time to start growing to meet UM's needs, and she said she ...


Public Forum On Future Of The University Of Montana - 9/21 - Missoula:


With the UM in a major crisis, students and faculty will be hosting a forum about the future of the University of Montana. The panel will be discussing the UM presidential search, tuition hikes, ...


University of Montana Listed Among Nation's Top 150 Public Universities:


The University of Montana ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. In U.S. News' "Best Colleges 2018" guidebook, UM tied for 113th place ...


Board of Regents approves $492 million for university system, cuts expected:




University of Montana President Candidate Andrew Feinstein listens well, raises morale:


Andrew "Andy" Feinstein brings the skills he learned in the hospitality industry in higher education. Feinstein, provost at San Jose State University, sat in on nearly 50 classes his first year there ...


University Of Montana To Host European Union Ambassador To US David O'Sullivan Sept. 28 - Missoula:


The University of Montana will host David O'Sullivan, European Union ambassador to the United States, for "A Conversation with Ambassador David O'Sullivan" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Montana ...


University of Montana Grant to Boost Native American STEM Education:


The University of Montana has been awarded a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch a pilot project to enhance American Indian participation in science, technology, engineering ...


Open to all - Schedule of UM Public Forums for Four Final Presidential Candidates Starting Sept. 18 in Missoula:


Monday, September 18: Mirta M. Martin Public Forum: 3:30 PM, UC Theater Reception: 5:15 PM, UC Ballroom Wednesday, September 20: Andrew "Andy" Hale Feinstein Public Forum: 3:30 PM, UC Theater Reception: ...


University of Montana President Candidate Seth Bodnar driven by service, believes in education's ability to transform lives:


Seth Bodnar appears to be an unorthodox candidate to serve as president of the University of Montana. He's a senior executive at General Electric, not president or provost at another campus. And he ...


Carroll College ranked top college in the West:


Carroll College https://www.carroll.edu/ is the top rated regional college in the west for the seventh straight year according to rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Carroll received a ...


Charles Ambrose is ready to lead a flagship, the University of Montana:


Charles "Chuck" Ambrose counts a record enrollment growth of 27 percent in six years as one of his achievements at the University of Central Missouri, according to his resume http://www.umt.edu/president/Presidential%20Search/Ambrose-Resume.Fall-2017-2.0.pdf ...


University of Montana President candidate finalist Mirta Martin believes in higher education, University of Montana:


When Mirta Martin wanted to go to college, she didn't have money for the application fee. "I remember people giving me a chance. I remember a teacher actually wrote the check to apply that got me to ...


MSU researchers developing storytelling as way to help teach computing skills:


Researchers at Montana State University have begun an interdisciplinary project to use storytelling - an important part of American Indian tradition - to engage American Indian and other middle school ...


International Festival of Champions Winning Sun River Valley School District Robotics Team Ready To Challenge for Supremecy Again:


Every year, the international competitive high school robotics governing body, First Robotics, reveals their new program and this year it's called "Relic Recovery." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V5qlOpSZCY ...


Montana State University considers need for dental school:


Access to dentists is so poor in parts of rural Montana, people have health problems like those in "a Third World country," says Dr. Kathy Jutila. "It is really horrifying," she said. By Gail ...


Montana State University focuses priorities on students, research, pay:


Out of dozens of goals Montana State University has set for itself, the Bozeman campus plans this year to target five objectives. This year's five objectives will focus on strengthening research, ensuring ...


Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus:


The search for the University of Montana's next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. "The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus," ...
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University of Montana readies institute focused on Senator/Ambassador Max Baucus' legacy:


After a career in Congress and public service, Max Baucus has laid out tools for others to follow in his footsteps. The new Baucus Institute in the University of Montana's Blewett School of Law aims ...


"Ivan Doig Country: Imagining Montana And The West" - 9/13-16 - Bozeman:


Family, friends and scholars who study the life and work of the late novelist Ivan Doig will be featured during a four-day symposium scheduled for Sept. 13-16 at Montana State University. "Doig ...


Governor Bullock Highlights School Broadband Innovations During Back to School Week:


Bullock: "If we want our kids to compete in the 21st century economy, we need to give them a 21st century education" Governor Steve Bullock today visited Red Lodge High School to highlight statewide ...


Flathead Valley Homeschoolers Producing Feature-Length Film - Concerning Queens and Laundry Maids to be released in February 2018:


"In public school, you don't have time for this kind of thing," Brown says. "When you're homeschooled, you can just dream up something, and then everyone who's interested can do it." Full Story: http://flatheadbeacon.com/2017/08/27/local-homeschoolers-producing-feature-length-film/ *** Yes, ...


Northwest Montana's Higher Education Advocate Robert Nystuen:




Video: Montana Western chancellor discusses record breaking enrollment:




Governor Bullock, Superintendent Arntzen, Commissioner Bucy Showcase Continued Success of Jobs for Montana's Graduates Program:


Governor Steve Bullock, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, and Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy today announced that Jobs for Montana's Graduates http://jmg.mt.gov/ ...

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