Talking to the Media online workshop @ Montana Media Lab Tickets
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Talking to the Media online workshop @ Montana Media Lab

Join long-time journalists and Montana Media Lab instructors Courtney Lowery Cowgill and Anne Bailey for pro tips on how to convey your story to the media.

Learn best practices for contacting journalists, what to do when a reporter calls for an interview and what information television, radio and newspaper journalists really need from you to convey your message accurately. Through practice and feedback, we’ll help you become more comfortable with being interviewed both on- and off-camera.

*UM staff get 20% off registration with coupon code GOGRIZ at checkout.*

Professional Development Session: LinkedIn Learning Demo @ Online; RSVP for meeting link Tickets
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Professional Development Session: LinkedIn Learning Demo @ Online; RSVP for meeting link

Learn how to use LinkedIn Learning (now available to all UM employees) to take charge of your professional development goals. Alyssa Rowe from LinkedIn Learning will demonstrate how to personalize your own learning and quickly find relevant and helpful resources using their vast library of over 15,000 online courses. Bring your questions!

RSVP and meeting link will be emailed to you.

Submittable Webinar @ Online Tickets
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Submittable Webinar @ Online

Join UM’s Submittable account manager, Liz Boeheim, for an overview of Submittable’s robust submission management software. The UM-specific agenda will include:

– Taking Submittable to the next level for your team.
– New ways to use Submittable in response to COVID-19.
– New features.
– New resources.
– Q&A.

Register for the webinar here.

Public Service Academy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law Tickets
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 12:45 pm
Public Service Academy @ Alexander Blewett III School of Law | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Max S. Baucus Institute’s Department of Public Administration and Policy is hosting its second annual Public Service Academy. The Public Service Academy is open to any public or nonprofit sector employee with the goal to advance skills for your current profession. Participants will learn from leading experts in the field. Taking place August 6-7, 2020, on the University of Montana’s campus, the theme this year is Forward Thinking for our Public and Nonprofit Sector Futures. Speakers include Kathy Crego, Tracy Stone-Manning and Denise Juneau. For more information, including a detailed schedule and speaker bios, visit the Public Service Academy page.

NEW this year! Participants are eligible for the First Annual Baucus Innovation Challenge. The Baucus Innovation Challenge is an annual event that highlights exciting new strategies for advancing knowledge and/or improving programmatic efficiency or effectiveness. UM’s Baucus Institute and the Department of Public Administration & Policy invite your department, agency or program to join a pitch competition in honor of Ambassador Max Baucus’s commitment to public service. He believes public service is “the highest calling” and appreciates innovative thinking to continue to solve public and nonprofit sector problems.

If your department/program/agency’s innovative approach (e.g. research, solving a public or nonprofit sector problem) is selected as one of the 3-5 finalists, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to present your idea at the 2020 Baucus Innovation Challenge Lunch at the Public Service Academy
  • A chance to win a $500 award to launch or further develop your innovation
    A representative from a public sector program, agency, or department must:

  • Have developed an innovative approach to enhance public service, address an unmet need, advance understanding in the field, and/or improve programmatic efficiency or effectiveness.
  • Submit a written overview (500 words or fewer) telling the judges what you are doing and how it works.
  • Submission deadline is July 15, 2020. Finalists will be notified in advance and should be prepared to give a short presentation of your idea and answer questions posted by a panel of expert judges at the 2020 Baucus Innovation Challenge Lunch from noon – 1:00 p.m. on August 6, 2020.

    9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium @ Double Arrow Lodge Tickets
    Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
    9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium @ Double Arrow Lodge

    The 9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium will occur Sept. 18-20, 2020, at the Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, MT. The Symposium provides us with the unique opportunity to come together as a research community to discuss the latest research in our laboratories supported by CBSD. The Symposium includes keynote seminars by outside speakers, lectures by Project Leaders who are supported by the CBSD NIH CoBRE grant, and a selection of short talks by pilot project leaders and graduate students. We especially encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a poster session. We also have presentations from our Computational, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Integrated Structural Biology, and BioSpectroscopy Core Facilities so attendees can learn more about how these facilities can help take their research projects in new directions.

    Registration will open in June 2020. Contact Sara Jestrab with questions or to be added to the email communication.

    Election Day @ University of Montana Tickets
    Nov 3 all-day
    Election Day @ University of Montana

    No classes; UM offices closed.