March 2020 News
It wasn’t the way it was planned, but it was a great success- the annual, national Colt Sale of the University of Montana Western, traditionally held every spring in Dillon, Montana. But this year was different. When the Coronavirus crisis hit, one of the nation’s leading equine education centers – the Montana Center for Horsemanship in partnership with the University of Montana Western, who coordinate this sale, were faced with a dilemma – 30-plus colts, well-trained and ready for the sale - what to do about the live auction scheduled at the end of March?
Dr. Michelle Anderson, Montana Western biology professor, and four UMW students, Mike Grover, Kayla Coleman, Mark Mastrofini and Will Larson, attended the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) annual conference in Butte, Mont., held earlier this year.
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization's 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes Tristan Stockton, a student at the University of Montana Western.
Please find below a message on how the Montana University System is addressing the potential of COVID-19 becoming present in Montana. The University of Montana Western has aligned and will continue to coordinate plans for our campus with the MUS in relation to COVID-19 planning and response. Montana Western will be sharing plans specific to our campus in future communications.
In March 2020, every household in America will receive an invitation to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. If you are a student going to college in Montana and living off campus, you should be counted as a Montana resident, because unlike your on campus classmates, you haven’t been counted through campus housing.