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Alan Weltzien to publish poetry chapbook

University of Montana Western Professor of English Alan Weltzien is celebrating the successful publication of “To Kilimanjaro and Back.” The poetry chapbook was recently accepted by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Rob Thomas named Montana Regents Professor

The Montana Board of Regents has bestowed it’s highest honor on University of Montana Western Professor Robert Thomas.

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University of Montana Western climbs national rankings again

The U.S. News & World Report 2011 Best Colleges rankings are in, and the University of Montana Western continues to receive high marks for quality and value, surpassing its 2010 rankings.

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Business professors present workshop in Zurich

Two University of Montana Western business professors will be presenting their work on marketing in higher education at an international conference in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 15 and 16.

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English class raises money for Humane Society

University of Montana Western Professor of English Rebecca Knotts and her service learning class recently raised $550 through a dog biscuit sale for the Humane Society of Beaverhead County. The class, Writing 101: College Writing  - Learning to be an Advocate for Animals, featured reading material, video, and firsthand experience with animals.

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Education class explores childhood environments

University of Montana Western education professor Julie Bullard finished the last block of the spring 2010 semester by taking her Exploring Rich Early Childhood Environments class on a tour of early childhood facilities in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington April 19-23.

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University of Montana Western accreditation reaffirmed

The University of Montana Western today announced its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The accrediting body, the largest in the country, includes 163 colleges in a seven-state region.

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Science students survey Dillon trees

Three University of Montana Western students are giving Dillon a better picture of the city’s public tree population, and their inventory could provide a blueprint for future greening efforts, including participation in a national tree planting effort.

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Montana Western alumna Rural Teacher of the Year

Lydia Mild, a 2002 graduate of the University of Montana Western, was just named the 2010 Rural School Teacher of the Year by the Montana Small School Alliance and the Montana Association of County School Superintendents.

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Kappa Delta Pi inducts new students

Thirty-four new students from the University of Montana Western were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, UMW's honor society for educators and education majors, on April 12, 2010.

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