March 2019 News
The University of Montana Western invites the community to attend the variety of exciting events planned for the month of April.
Lowell Jaeger, a poet from Kalispell, Mont., shared poetry at the “Dances with Words” series on Mar. 21, 2019 at the University of 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.
Sheila Kirkpatrick Massar has been a supporter of the cowboy way of life for many years. She began building cowboy hats over 40 years ago and her business, Montana Mad Hatters located in Twin Bridges, Mont., is known for creating fine custom cowboy hats. Massar will be honored at the annual Rodeo Club Banquet on March 29 for her continued support of UMW’s rodeo team.
Camas Neville, originally from Idaho and Maggie Blandford of Colorado, completed a four month internship at the Ecole du Domaine du Possible where they taught horsemanship classes. Ecole du Domaine du Possible is an alternative school that teaches 150 students grades K-12 using the Waldorf method.
The UMW Fine Arts Gallery will display the work of Missoula based artist, Jennifer Reifsneider, Feb. 19-March 29, 2019. Accompanying the exhibit will be an artist’s lecture on March 28 from 5-6 p.m. in Main Hall 319 followed by a closing reception at 6 p.m. in the Corr Gallery.
Dear Montana Western Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends, Good morning! Please join me in loudly and proudly congratulating the Montana Western Women’s Basketball Team on last night’s great accomplishment!
With 40 seconds remaining in the game, Freed-Hardeman (FHU) held a six point lead and looked like they were going to return to their second straight national championship game. The Bulldogs and the large crowd in red and black seemed almost stunned that UMW's impressive season was about to end.
Lowell Jaeger, a poet from Kalispell, Mont., will share poetry at the “Dances with Words” series on Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Montana Western Associate Professor of Business and Technology and UMW alumnus, Kevin Engellant, was recently named the Montana High School Association (MHSA) Girl's Basketball Official of the Year. Fellow Bulldog, Pat Armstrong Jr., was named Montana Boy's Basketball Official of the Year. Armstrong will soon be graduating with a teaching degree through a grant program partnership between UMW, Blackfeet Community College and Browning Public Schools.
Jamie Wines, a junior majoring in Natural Horsemanship and Business, represented Montana Western as an equine intern at the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) held in Billings, Mont., in October 2018. Her experiences at the NILE have tied in with the lessons she is learning as she trains her first colt in preparation to sell at the third annual UMW Colt Challenge and Sale March 29-30, 2019.
The University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office, in partnership with Stockman Bank, present the Eighth Annual Night of Stars to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 on the Montana Western campus.
Kody Lahaye, Montana Western’s head rodeo coach is getting ready for the Rodeo Club Banquet. The annual event will be held March 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keltz Arena. Lahaye rodeoed for UMW under former head coach Iola ‘Olie’ Else, and as he takes the reins from his mentor, Lahaye looks forward to continuing the program she built.
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Montana Western’s own Adrianna Pittman.
Montana Western senior guard Brianna King was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Year and Lindsay Woolley was named the Frontier's Coach of the Year to lead the Bulldogs in Frontier Conference postseason awards. Additionally, Britt Cooper was named First-Team All-Conference and Cierra Lamey was All-Conference honorable mention.
Lorrie Ann Smith, a Natural Horsemanship major originally from Hawaii, completed an internship with the Deutsch Quarter Horse Association (DQHA). Smith traveled to Germany with Head Horsemanship Instructor Eric Hoffmann and fellow Natural Horsemanship student, Tess Turk. The trio conducted horsemanship clinics at two different equine facilities in the country.
Montana Western’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) staff and mentors planned a week of activities in celebration of National TRIO Week Feb. 18-22, 2019. Events included a Just Dance Tournament, Advocacy Day and an annual Pint Night Fundraiser.