The second-ever Fall Commencement at the University of Montana will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Adams Center. Distinguished UM scholar Dr. Albert Borgmann, Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, will be the featured speaker.
More than 200 students from all UM departments and programs are expected to participate. Adams Center doors will open at 8 a.m., and candidates for graduation will line up in the West Auxiliary Gymnasium.
Tickets are not required for Fall Commencement, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campus parking will be free in most lots that day. The ceremony will last about two hours and feature individual recognition of every student as they cross the stage, as well as the hooding of doctoral students by their advisers.
The speaker, Borgmann, taught at UM for decades starting in 1970. In 1996, he was named UM’s second Regents Professor, which is the highest faculty member rank in the Montana University System. A specialist in the philosophy of society and culture, Borgmann is the author of five books, including “Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life” and “Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country.”
Now retired, Borgmann created and managed UM’s Philosophy Forum for more than 30 years, a place where anyone from campus the wider community could present their scholarly work each week. Described by his colleagues as a kind human being who is often generous with praise, Borgmann also is a forceful critic of sloppy intellectual work and bad ideas.
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The UM Jazz Program is excited to announce that it will pair up with the Downtown Dance Collective and Whitefish Woodwind Artist, Erica Von Kleist for an evening of fun holiday jazz entertainment as a fundraiser for the UM Jazz Program and the 40th Annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival.
There will be two sets to enjoy: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Silent auction and vocal selections performed by the Zootown Cabaret.
Sponsorship Table – seats four (Includes wine, hor d’oeuvres, name on program, and ’Meet the Artist’ Reception directly following the 9 PM set)
General Table – seats four (Includes wine and hor d’oeuvres)
General Admission (Limited Seating)
If you want fun for the whole family, check out Holiday Swing Sets at 2 p.m.