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Community Invited to Series of Events in February

February 12, 2019

The community is invited to attend a wide variety of events in February at the University of Montana Western including a Bridges to Business Speaker Series, an alumni appreciation red out game, and a fun run fundraiser supporting the UMW and Beaverhead County High School (BCHS) cross-country and track program.

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Bridges to Business Welcomes Lawrence Morrisroe

Please join the University of Montana Western Business Department in welcoming Lawrence Morrisroe, Director of Product Marketing from Quiq Inc. as the featured speaker for the Bridges to Business Speaker Series.

Quiq Inc. is a business messaging platform that allows customers to communicate with companies. Morrisroe’s role focuses on strategy, positioning, and marketing content, as well as drive programs for field awareness, enablement, and customer success around Quiq’s portfolio.

The lecture will be held on Feb. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the STC Great Room, located in the upstairs.

Olie Else and Alumni Appreciation Red Out Game

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, wear red to the Bulldog basketball games against Montana Tech and get in for free. The Woman’s team plays at 5:30 p.m. and the Men’s team plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium.

Olie Else, UMW’s former rodeo coach, will be acknowledged at halftime of the Women’s game for her recent Montana Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame honor.

Students have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $100 scholarship. Alumni will have a chance to enter a drawing to win Bulldog Swag and be a part of the halftime fun.

Cupid Shuffle 5K

All are invited to a fun run fundraiser supporting the UMW and BCHS cross-country and track program. The run will be an out and back 5K on Blacktail Road starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2019.

If you register early at for $25, you are guaranteed a t-shirt. You can also register by filling out this form and mailing a check.

Dances with Words Event

Poet Tami Haaland, Professor of English at MSUB and a former Montana poet laureate, will be with us for a reading from her new poetry collection on Feb. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cup, Montana Western’s coffeehouse located below the library on campus.

Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, “What Does Not Return,” “When We Wake in the Night,” and “Breath in Every Room,” which won the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award.

“Dances with Words” is produced by English Professor Alan Weltzien. The series, free and open to the public, provides the community with a unique opportunity to listen to writers reading their own works, including Montana Western student writers.

TRIO Pint Night

Join us in celebrating National TRIO Day on Feb. 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Beaverhead Brewery for a fundraiser. The fundraiser advances awareness for the services Montana Western’s TRIO program provides for students who are low income, first generation or have a disability.

Fifty cents from every pint sold will be donated by Beaverhead Brewery to the TRIO program. Funds raised will help the TRIO program reach their financial goals so more services can be offered to students in higher education.

Trifles Opening Night

The Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, presented by the University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, has scheduled an upcoming production of “Trifles.” The play will be performed Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019.

All shows in the series are performed on the Montana Western campus in Main Hall 314, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. Montana Western students are admitted free of charge.

For a list of all of Montana Western’s upcoming events, please visit our events calendar.