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MSUB career fair slated for Oct. 30

Montana State University Billings will hold the seventh annual Career Services job fair on Oct. 30.

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Sheridan College revamps remedial courses

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan College is changing the way it teaches remedial math and English courses after administrators determined one-third of all first-year students start their track to a degree with those classes.

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University of Wyoming Faculty Senate affirms stance against guns

University of Wyoming Faculty Senate affirms stance against guns

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering taking a formal stance against allowing firearms on campus.

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UW starts tracking stalking, domestic violence

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The inappropriate use of social media is a major contributor to increasing stalking incidents on the University of Wyoming campus, UW Police Chief Mike Samp said.

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UW dedicates new drilling simulation lab

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming students now have a special teaching laboratory to learn about oil and gas drilling rigs.

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UM panel seeks to strengthen programs with low enrollment

UM panel seeks to strengthen programs with low enrollment

MISSOULA — The president of the University of Montana has charged the school’s faculty with identifying ways to strengthen academic programs and better promote the importance of a liberal arts education to students and their parents.

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UW gets $4.25 million grant to explore wind energy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a $4.25 million grant to the University of Wyoming for wind energy research.

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Feds give $14.9 million to Montana for health care workforce development

Health care education across Montana got a significant boost on Monday with the announcement that 15 colleges will receive a total of nearly $15 million in federal grants to help train students for health care jobs.

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US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

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MSU enrollment up 1 percent, UM falls 3.9 percent

HELENA — Montana State University announced a record enrollment of 15,421 students this fall while the University of Montana reported a 3.9 percent decrease to 13,952 students.

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Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the $1.4 billion budget for the entire system, a number that includes budgets for the 16 universities, colleges and other institutions within the system.

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Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved two-year education plans, discussed new student programs and got updates on grants and other programs from campuses across the system on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Veterans' program at UM grows to over 300 degree plans

Veterans' program at UM grows to over 300 degree plans

More than 300 degree plans submitted by University of Montana students receiving Veterans Affairs educational benefits have been filed this semester, marking the progress of a program implemented last year.

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Eastern Wyoming College president on paid leave

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees has placed President Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave.

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Enrollment at UW inches up

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming is climbing despite earlier predictions that it was falling because of economic conditions.

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Preliminary UW enrollment up slightly

Preliminary UW enrollment up slightly

LARAMIE, Wyo. — First-day enrollment for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming is up nearly 100 students from last year.

September 05, 2014 4:20 pm Photos

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MSU-Northern names interim chancellor

HAVRE — The dean of the College of Technical Sciences at Montana State University-Northern will serve as interim chancellor after the resignation of Chancellor James Limbaugh.

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Alcohol education now mandatory at all Montana universities

Alcohol education now mandatory at all Montana universities

MISSOULA — Students at the University of Montana who aren’t old enough to purchase alcohol are required to take a new statewide tutorial this semester on the dangers and consequences of drinking.

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MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

Montana State University Billings and Japan’s Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK) extended by three years on Monday a long-running agreement that includes exchange student programs, immersive language programs and faculty education opportunities.

August 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

Mark Nook, Montana State University Billings’ newly hired chancellor, laid out on Thursday morning his vision and goals for the upcoming school year, citing a desire to focus on student issues, strategic planning and fundraising for a massive renovation of the science building.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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