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An Invitation from Interim Chancellor Roberta D. Evans.bobbie

Welcome to the University of Montana Western. You will learn about the tremendous legacy of our university that has bridged a meaningful history to a vibrant present with an anticipation of even more growth.

Montana Western was established in 1893, one of the first post-secondary institutions in Montana created by the third legislative assembly. At its inception, the university was devoted primarily to education. When Montana communities wanted to provide educational opportunities for their children, our graduates were there to play the key role in building a very well-educated public. Now our teacher candidates continue to advance that worthy cause as they pursue careers both in Montana, where our school systems are among the nation's highest-performers, as well as nationwide in schools and other education-related organizations.

Today, our mission has expanded far beyond teacher education. We offer programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as professional degrees in business and natural horsemanship. This rich array has greatly expanded our institutional vision and influence. Most importantly, each major provides unique learning opportunities through Experience One, where world-class professors focus on the needs of a single small group of students studying together. Experience One allows students to focus on one class at a time, for three hours a day, for about three weeks before moving on to the next one. Our faculty are always dedicated to working closely with our students, both inside classrooms and far beyond these walls. Their dedication has ensured Experience One is the nation's premier educational opportunity.

And what does all this mean for your future? First, that you will find yourself fully immersed and engaged in all of your classes, leading to both a strong foundation and many career options upon graduation. Second, you will find this great university gave you a high-caliber education and also taught you how best to learn, making your future achievements a certainty. Come see how you can fulfill your dreams at Montana Western!

Roberta D. Evans
Chancellor (Interim)

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