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UMW to host morality-themed panel discussion

The University of Montana Western will host a panel discussion presenting questions of morality titled: “How do we know right from wrong? What motivates to try and be better people?”

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Dances with Words fall series begins at Montana Western.


The first installment in the 2015 fall series of Dances with Words will feature Montana Tech professor Henry Gonshak and his new book, “Hollywood and the Holocaust."

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Montana Western student presents wild mustangs experience.

Montana Western natural horsemanship student Kelly Wieman recently spoke to Dillon, Montana’s local rotary club about her experience observing Montana’s wild mustangs.  

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UMW to host annual "Hall-o-ween" trick or treat.

University of Montana Western student tour guides will lead K-5th graders through the campus residence halls for trick or treating and a “haunted house," if they dare.   

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Grad honored among nation's top principals.

Montana Western alumnus W.H. Aaron Griffin is among 59 outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation.

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Montana Western promotes student health.

Montana Western students received free flu shots and learned about local health resources during the annual health and wellness fair on campus this week.  

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GE Capital director speaks to Montana Western students.

Business and technology students and the business club at Montana Western had the unique opportunity to listen to former GE Capital managing director Allan Wieman talk about intrapreneurship, how to be an entrepreneur inside a large corporation.

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Performing Arts series puts on 10-Minute Play Festival.

The Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series presented by the University of Montana Western fine arts department continues its series with a 10-Minute Play Festival beginning Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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Montana Western professor reflects on fatherhood in latest book release.

University of Montana Western English professor Shane Borrowman recently released his latest book, "Mistakes Were Made: Reflections on Being a Mediocre Father."

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Montana Western professor attends global conference


Christian Gilde, business professor at the University of Montana Western, recently returned to his native country of Austria to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar with a full fellowship.

The conference titled “The Search for a New Global Balance: America’s Changing Role in the World” was held Sept. 24-29, 2015.

Gilde said, “I want to bring back what I learn and teach it in my classrooms in order to expose my student to diverse experiences and ideas.”

The seminar discussed how modern America acts, reacts and interacts with other countries and what effects that has on our universities and education system.

“It was a lot of hard, concentrated work,” Gilde said, “but realistic and effective changes are accomplished, which is hard to come across these days.”

Gilde learned about the global significance of the Seminar from Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby who attended the the Seminar in 1993 to discuss the importance of education's sustainability.

The Salzburg Global Seminar has taken place in the three hundred-year-old castle of Schloss Leopoldskron since 1947, the filming location of "The Sound of Music" in 1964.

The seminar is described as a place for current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. The goal is to instill meaningful and effective global change by posing the underlying questions that hold the key to human progress and kickstart conversations and connections that will continue beyond the seminar.



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