Montana’s Economic Outlook Seminar is back for its 45th year. This half-day seminar highlights the latest economic trends for local economies and the state of Montana. This year’s theme is “Finding Good Workers.”
Learn more on the Economic Outlook Seminar website.
Have you been wondering how to search Contract Opportunities in beta.SAM.gov? Join Patty Cox at the Missoula PTAC to explore federal contract opportunities at beta.SAM.gov.
In November 2019, FedBizOpps (FBO.gov) was decommissioned and the contract opportunities listings were migrated to beta.SAM.gov. We will explore the features of beta.SAM.gov website and learn how to create searches. There is no charge to attend, but please register here.
All UM tenure-track faculty are eligible to be nominated for and receive the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, which will be presented during the University’s Week of Excellence.
The $3,500 award was established to encourage and reward UM faculty who impart practical, applicable principles into their classroom presentation. When Ruffatto, a retired Missoula financial consultant, and his friends and colleagues created the award in 1990, they did so to solidify the interdependent relationship between local businesses and the University of Montana.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020, to the John Ruffatto Memorial Award Selection Committee, c/o Lyndsay Holcomb, College of Business, Gallagher Business Building room 376 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must have gained practical knowledge in their teaching specialty through involvement with a Montana enterprise and/or through their work as a consultant. Successful applicants will demonstrate how this practical experience was brought into the classroom and how the students benefited.
• Completed nomination form
• Completed supporting information form
• Three letters of support (for example, from businesses, students, or former students, academic deans, or chairs). Letter writers are asked to include a phone number at which they may be reached.
• Brief, succinct supporting materials or exhibits.
• Brief resume (two pages or less).
• A cover letter.
You may also view this information and download materials on the site for this award here:
The UM campus and broader community is invited to an event focused on building advocates for workplace equity. Our goal is to share stories about issues that women confront in the workplace and develop strategies for creating a more inclusive organizational culture. We will have panel presentations, a keynote speaker and breakout discussions. Child care and refreshments will be provided.
This event is organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (sponsored by Clearwater Credit Union) in conjunction with UM’s S.E.A. Change Initiative. More details and a campuswide invitation will be sent out in mid-January. Registration is required; RSVPs can be sent to email@example.com, WLI Coordinator.
The University of Montana’s 123rd Commencement Ceremonies will take place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Adams Center.
The 9 a.m. ceremony will include all departments and programs within the College of Business, Department of Public Administration and Policy, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education, the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, and the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will include all departments and programs within the College of Humanities and Sciences, Missoula College, and the College of the Arts and Media.
Each ceremony will last approximately 2.5 hours and will feature a keynote speaker, individual recognition of every student as they cross the stage, and the hooding of doctoral students by their advisors. The official conferral of degrees and distribution of diploma covers will happen during these events.
In addition to the main ceremonies in the Adams Center, many programs and departments have a strong tradition of hosting individual celebrations for students around Commencement. The Registrar’s Office will oversee scheduling the times and locations of these celebrations. Once confirmed, the full list of these celebrations will be posted to the Commencement website.
Additional details will be posted to the Commencement website throughout the semester and the Registrar’s Office staff will communicate directly with all eligible students. Please email Gina Di Domenico with any questions or concerns about the Commencement weekend festivities.