March 2018 News
The University of Montana Western celebrated the creative work of its students during the Closing Reception of the Student Art Exhibit on March 22, 2018.
The University of Montana Western’s Equine Studies Department will hold its Second Annual Colt Challenge and Sale on April 6-7, 2018. All proceeds are reinvested in the program in order to provide scholarships to Natural Horsemanship majors at the University of Montana Western.
Twisted Ink is the University of Montana Western’s creative writing club. Each spring semester, the club publishes a new print journal which is a free collection of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry open to all Montana Western students who wish to submit their works.
On February 15, 2018, Michael Souza, an expert scientific glassblower at Princeton University, gave a public lecture and demonstration to the campus and community in the Emerick Art Studio which houses the University of Montana Western’s Glassblowing program.
Senior Eric Drissell is an avid outdoorsman and environmental conservationist. He plans to use his degrees from the University of Montana Western to pursue a career with the United States Forest Service.
Students from the University of Montana Western participated in a study published in “Biological Conservation” investigating various factors in bird-window collisions.
The Log Dawgs club was formed in the 2016-17 school year by President Erin McGowan. Having competed in timber sports for Flathead Valley Community College, McGowan immediately started work to form the new club when she transferred to the University of Montana Western.
At the end of block six, students in Professor Fred Chilson’s and Associate Professor Christian Gilde’s Human Resource Management class presented the case studies they wrote in order to learn how to identify human resource issues within an organization as part of their final projects.
The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of Montana Western students in a wide range of styles and mediums.
Cassandra Punohu came to the University of Montana Western after receiving her associate’s degree. Seeking to become a high school drama teacher in a rural school, she says she “couldn’t see herself achieving her goals any other way.”
Kolby Malesich, Business Analyst with Cargill U.S. Feed & Nutrition, visited the Montana Western campus on Feb. 21, 2018 to present as part of the “Bridges to Business” series, sponsored by Helix Business Solutions. The series aims to bridge communication and collaboration between the University and the Dillon community.
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Montana Western student, Caitlyn Corso.
Assistant English Professor Francis Davis read from his short story cycle “West of Love” on Feb. 15, 2018 as a part of the “Dances with Words” series.