Community Invited to Series of Events

The community is invited to attend a wide variety of events to close out the fall semester at the University of Montana Western including a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a downtown study abroad fundraiser and a special art show featuring UMW’s own visual arts faculty.

Julius Caesar

Aila Peck as Mark Antony delivers a speech during the Montana Shakespeare in the Schools production of Julius Caesar. Photo by Adrian Sanchez Gonzalez.

Montana Shakespeare in the Schools to Present Julius Caesar

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as part of the 2018-19 Bank of Commerce sponsored Performing Arts Series. The shows will take place on December 6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium, and are presented by Montana Shakespeare in the Schools.

Tickets will be available at the door; $10 general admission, $5 seniors and youth, and $2 per student in student groups (recommended for grades 6 and above). Please contact judy.ulrich@umwestern.edu for additional information.

Antarctic Presentation and Silent Auction

Please join us for a silent auction and presentation downtown on December 7, 2018 to benefit Montana Western students traveling to Iceland in March 2019.

The Silent Auction will be hosted at Sweetwater Coffee from 6-9 p.m.

Starting at 7 p.m., Patagonia will close the store to shopping, offer refreshments, which will then be followed by a presentation on Antarctica at 7:30 p.m. by UMW Assistant Professor, Spruce Schoenemann titled “Secrets of the Ice: Climate Research in Antarctica.”

For more information, please email spruce.schoenemann@umwestern.edu.

Holiday Celebration

Annual Montana Western Holiday Celebration

The students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana Western invite Dillon and area communities to the Annual Holiday Celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 11 in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall. Please join us for dinner and refreshments.

A collection box for the annual Toys for Tots Drive will be available for guests to donate a toy for children at the event.

UMW Winter Concert

The Montana Western music program presents its winter concert featuring the UMW Concert band, Concert choir and signature ensemble, The Cantabileers on December 11 at 7 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium.

This concert will showcase traditional repertoire along with new and exciting holiday arrangements. Admission is free to the public.

For more information, please email Brent.McCabe@umwestern.edu.

Dances with Words

Author Doug Ammons, from Missoula, Mont. will be sharing his nonfiction work at the “Dances with Words” series on December 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Each performance in the series takes place at The Cup, Montana Western’s coffeehouse located below the library on campus.

Ammons grew up in locations across Montana and has explored Montana by scuba diving in Flathead Lake, backpacking and climbing in the Bitterroot, Glacier, and Pintler mountains, and participates in many outdoor activities, including kayaking the world’s rivers.

He has now turned his adventure story-telling toward re-creating the dramatic historical events of the Western United States, with a focus on Montana’s colorful history.

His recent book, A Darkness Lit by Heroes, is about the Speculator Mine Disaster of 1917 and was published last year in conjunction with the event’s 100th Anniversary. Ammons received the High Plains Book Award for Creative Nonfiction for the book in October of this year.

For more information, please contact Alan Weltzien by email at alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or call 406-683-7431.

Faculty Art Show

UMW Visual Arts faculty will display their work during the upcoming reception on December 13 in the Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery.

Fine Arts Gallery Reception: Faculty Show

Please join us for a celebration of the Visual Arts Faculty through this exhibition of faculty work, titled “Make no Mistake,” on December 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Featuring full-time faculty members Eva Mastandrea, Michael Hengler, and Aja Mujinga Sherrard as well as visiting faculty Crista Ann Ames, Karl Schwiesow, Nathaniel Freeman, Suzy Kitman and Tyler Nansen.

The reception will also feature live music by Professor Brent McCabe.

The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served. The Gallery is located at the south end of Main Hall. For additional information, please contact Aja Mujinga Sherrard by email at aja.sherrard@umwestern.edu, or call 406-683-7313.

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