April 2019 News
Lee Harry, Road Scholar instructor through the University of Montana Western’s School of Outreach, was featured in the March 2019 Road Scholar Newsletter for his commitment and passion to lifelong education through the outdoors and UMW. Harry first got involved with Road Scholar programs about 12 years ago due to his interest in teaching others about nature and the great outdoors.
The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, as part of the 2018-19 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, presents its final production of the season, “Crazy Town” by Jonathan Rand. Performances will be held at UMW in the Small Auditorium (Main Hall 314) May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee to be held on May 3 at 1 p.m.
The University of Montana Western’s 122nd Annual Commencement, held on Saturday, May 11, will feature speaker Casey Winn Lozar, a member of the Montana University System’s Board of Regents.
Reilly English, molecular biology major at Montana Western, traveled to Ghana, West Africa with the Montana Dental Outreach Team (MDOT) during spring break 2019.
Montana Western alumni had a strong showing during the Montana State High School basketball State Championships. Across Class AA, A, B and C girl's and boy's basketball, there were 14 teams that appeared during the state tournament who had a UMW graduate at the helm as their head coach. Notably, Wes Holmquist coached the Bozeman High Hawks to the Boy's State AA Championship and Jim Stergar led the Billings Central Rams to the Class A Boy's Basketball State Championship.
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Laura Young and UMW students Russell Kujala, Cole Davis, Kelsie Gray, Tanner Lehr, Sabrina Durnez and Gabrielle Moeller attended the Northwestern American College of Sports Medicine (NWACSM) conference in Bend, Ore. March 1-2, 2019.
On April 9, 2019, Spruce Schoenemann, Assistant Professor of Environmental Geochemistry and Climate Science at the University of Montana Western, was featured in the online journal, Nature Communications, for his collaborative research on warming summer temperatures in northwestern Canada.
The University of Montana Western’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, held on Saturday, May 11, will honor Susan Jones with the University’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Dr. Ashley Carlson, Associate Professor of English at the University of Montana Western, has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and lecture at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar for a full academic year starting in November 2019.
The University of Montana Western Business Department is welcoming Kent Miller, department manager for Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), as a guest presenter for the Bridges to Business Speaker Series. Miller will speak at 7 p.m. on Tues. April 23, 2019 in the STC Great Room.
On Thursday, April 18, 2019 Mary Clearman Blew will visit the University of Montana Western to read from her personal works as a guest author. Roger Dunsmore will share a reading from his poetry collection on Thursday, May 2 to conclude the spring semester “Dances with Words” series.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the University of Montana Western Women’s Basketball Team for winning the NAIA Division I National Championship.
The Chancellor’s Leadership Scholars Award is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded to exceptional students residing in the state of Montana who will be attending the University of Montana Western in the fall.
On the House floor yesterday, Congressman Greg Gianforte celebrated the women’s basketball team from the University of Montana Western for winning the 2019 NAIA national championship.
Missoula based artist, Jennifer Reifsneider, presented on her collection “Divided by the Whole” on March 28, 2019. Following Reifsneider’s talk, a closing reception was held in the Corr Gallery.
The third annual UMW Colt Challenge and Sale, held March 29 and 30 at La Cense Montana, drew the largest crowd ever with 450 people in attendance. UMW Natural Horsemanship students trained the colts donated to the program. Nineteen colts sold for an average of $5,723 bringing in a total of $108,750, which is the most the sale has ever generated.
On April 16, 2019 Montana Western will honor two outstanding community members for their service and support at the annual Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Awards Ceremony. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewis & Clark Room, located in Mathews Hall on the UMW Campus.