October 2017 News
Miss Rodeo Hawaii, Lorrie Ann Smith, comes from Laie, Hawaii. She grew up on her family's Gunstock Ranch, where she lived and worked the Paniolo lifestyle.
Montana Western alum Brandon O’Halloran and his family practice organic farming and "field to table" methods at their Lewistown, Mont. restaurant to market organic produce.
On October 12, 2017, the University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery hosted an event featuring faculty artists Joe Hadden, Suzy Kitman and Aja Mujinga Sherrard, who is also the Fine Arts Gallery coordinator. The three artists each presented examples of their work and described their creative process to an audience of art students and community members.
The University of Montana Western’s Environmental Sciences department held their annual “Birch Creek Civilian Conservation Corps Camp: A Living History” on Oct. 15, 2017 at the Birch Creek Center.
The University of Montana Western in partnership with Stockman Bank hosted the Night of Stars ceremony where alumni are recognized for their contributions in the field of education.
Assistant Professor Wendy Ridenour’s Biology 101 class recently engaged in a hands-on service learning project.
The University of Montana Western was recently ranked among the “25 Best Western Regional Colleges for 2017” by College Choice, an online education resource.
In Block Five, the University of Montana Western’s Outreach office, in partnership with Yellowstone Forever, will once again offer their Yellowstone Winter Studies course. Taught by full-time Yellowstone Forever instructor Joshua Theurer, the class takes place entirely in Yellowstone National Park from Jan. 21- Feb. 1, 2018 in beautiful Gardiner, Mont.
Dr. Rob Thomas, Professor of Geology and Regents’ Professor at Montana Western, was recently published in the journal, “Lithosphere”, a publication of the Geological Society of America, the largest professional organization of geoscientists in the world.
Psychology Major and University of Montana Western junior Roberta Irvin interned at the University of Pennsylvania over the summer. She worked with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, aiding researchers in their studies on the transmission of HIV.
The Montana Center for Horsemanship (MCH) and the University of Montana Western held an Open House Celebration on Oct. 5, 2017.
The Montana Western Rodeo Team closed out the fall portion of their schedule with a strong performance at the Harry Andrus Arena Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2017.
University of Montana Western offensive lineman John Munger has been selected as one of the semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy which recognizes the best scholar-athlete in the nation, the National Football Foundation recently announced.