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Community Invited to Several Events in April

March 29, 2019

The University of Montana Western invites the community to attend the variety of exciting events planned for the month of April.


Dillon Concert Association Presents: Lysander Piano Trio

The Lysander Piano Trio, consisting of a piano, violin and cello, takes its name from the character in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Proactively its members commission new works and create programs that mix the music of today with well-loved masterworks. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Dillon Concert Association membership grants admission into all 2018-19 performances. Single event tickets will be sold at the door: adults $15; UMW Students $10; student/youth $6.

For further information, please contact Laurie Hagenbarth at 683-5050.

Good Kids to be Performed at Montana Western

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, as part of the 2018-19 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, with special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., presents “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka. Performances will be held in the Beier Auditorium April 4-8 at 7:30 p.m.

The production features twenty Montana Western students. Some act in the play and others serve in roles including lighting designer, assistant director, stage manager, technicians, and more, in true learning-by-doing experiences. The play is directed by Larry Brazill and costumes are by guest artist Bethany Mason.

Based on an actual event, the play was chosen as a way to raise awareness and prevention of sexual assault. By providing an optional “talk back session” after each performance facilitated by UMW Student Counseling Services, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about this important issue.

According to Brazill, “It explores the variety of reactions among the community and the individuals who were actually involved. It is much more than a didactic fable with a moralistic ending. It is the story of how a major incident like this affects the lives of the characters. It is also incredibly relevant in that it brings to light the role of technology and social media to our culture. I hope that this play will generate productive discussions about this relevant subject, and lead to a deeper understanding and knowledge of ways to help and support others.”

The content in “Good Kids” is similar to that of an “R” rated film due to its mature themes. The play is not recommended for children as it contains subject matter that may be emotionally triggering and is accompanied by strong, suggestive language.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for Montana Western students. For more information, please email [email protected], or call (406) 683-7038.

Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award Dinner and Ceremony

The UMW Alumni Office will be honoring individuals and organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary service to our university and community. Honorees will be presented with the Dr. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award on April 16, 2019.

The community is invited to a no-host social beginning at 5:30 in the Lewis and Clark room, located in Mathews Hall on the UMW campus, with dinner and award ceremony to follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for UMW students and $15 for general admission.

For more information about the event, please email [email protected].

Climb the M Fundraiser Run

On April 20, 2019 at 9 a.m. there will be a Climb the M fundraiser run which will benefit UMW cross-country and track and the Beaverhead Trails Coalition.

There are both 5K and 15K events covering a beautiful desert landscape along a 5K loop with several challenging hills. The run will start at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead, located just outside of town.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Bridges to Business Speaker Series

On April 23, 2019 the University of Montana Western Business Department is welcoming Kent Miller, Department Manager for Battelle Energy Alliance, as the featured presenter. His talk will be in the Swysgood Technology Center Great Room beginning at 7 p.m.

Miller will speak to his experiences managing the Environmental Support and Service Organization at the Idaho National Laboratory

For more information about the Bridges to Business Speaker Series, please call Kevin Engellant at 406-683-7404 or email [email protected].

13th Annual All Campus Research Symposium

On April 26, 2019 the Student Research Symposium will begin in the Swysgood Technology Center Great Room at 3:30 p.m. The event will continue on April 27.

This exciting event will showcase Montana Western student research, internships, course projects and other academic endeavors.

The two-day symposium will feature poster sessions, oral presentations and a keynote speaker.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration

Terra Verde Club and the City of Dillon will partner for the annual Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration on April 27, 2019.

Participants will meet at the Depot Park at 9 a.m. to start the city cleanup project. The group will then meet back at the Depot Park from 12-3 p.m. for music, lunch, presentations and activities.

For more information, please email [email protected]

Please visit UMW’s event calendar to stay up to date on all the events happening around campus.