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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 20 items )  

Alumnus Donates $2 Million to UM's Mansfield Library
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 7 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: University of Montana alumnus Richard Lee Merritt was fond of books. So fond, in fact, that thousands of them filled his San Francisco home. The retired newspaper librarian visited bookstores wherever his travels took him, from London and Paris to Marseille and Algiers. As much as he enjoyed collecting, he loved sharing even more. Over a quarter century, Merritt donated more than 1,300 books to UM's Maur  more

CFG Action Montana Launches New TV Ad on No-Show Tester
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Club for Growth issued the following news release: Today, CFG Action Montana launched its fourth ad as part of its seven figure television campaign highlighting Sen. Tester's dishonest and liberal Washington record. The ad will run on broadcast, cable, and satellite TV across the state. "Missing" continues to highlight Sen. Tester's betrayal of Montana values in favor of the Washington, D.C. swamp. While Montana families work hard to make ends meet, Sen. Tester has n  more

Computer and Biology Pioneers to Be Honored Sept. 21 at MSU
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 5 -- Montana State University issued the following news: A former astronaut, a digital device pioneer, a bark beetle ecologist and an oceanographer will be honored at the annual George R. Stibitz and E.O. Wilson awards at Montana State University. A free public forum honoring the awardees will be begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Strand Union Building ballrooms on the MSU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. and early arrival is encouraged. The awards are given by th  more

DNC Issues Statement on President Trump's Comments on Ben Jealous
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement by Northeast Regional Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda on President Trump's comments on Ben Jealous, Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland: During a rally in Montana last night, Donald Trump attacked Ben Jealous for his proposal to make community college tuition-free for all Marylanders, including Dreamers. "It's never been more clear that Ben Jealous has Republicans like Donald Trump and Larry Hogan   more

Grizzly Scholarship Association at UM to Host Montana Wine & Beer Festival
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 6 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The Grizzly Scholarship Association and Summit Beverage will hold the 13th Annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival in support of GSA from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Adams Center at the University of Montana. The popular social event includes fine wine and beer tasting with food samples from some of Missoula's top restaurants and caterers, as well as Montana artists displaying and selling art on si  more

Health Education Center at UM to Celebrate 10 Years
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 5 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The Western Montana Area Health Education Center at the University of Montana will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Missoula College, located at 1205 E. Broadway St. The WMT-AHEC, one of five Montana AHEC offices, connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. "The health care workforce needs of today and  more

MSU Alum Teaches Fundamentals of Investing Course for Community Members
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 4 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Montana State University's Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning will offer a non-credit course this fall on the fundamentals of successful investing. The course meets Tuesday evenings, Sept. 18 through Oct. 9, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at MSU. Parking is free on campus after 6 p.m. The course is designed for people who want to start investing or who want to better understand investments already in place. T  more

MSU Earns Spots on Forbes Lists of 'America's Top Colleges' and 'Best Value Colleges'
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 5 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Montana State University has earned a spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of "America's Top Colleges," which ranks universities based on factors important to students, such as finding success in a chosen field and winning scholarships. MSU was ranked 452nd in the listing, which includes 650 public and not-for-profit private institutions. MSU was the highest-ranked Montana institution on the list. For the rankin  more

MSU to Offer Fumigant Trainings Dec. 18 and Dec. 19
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 4 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Montana State University's Pesticide Education Program will offer two trainings to assist applicators in effectively managing pests with phosphine fumigants while using the fumigants safely. Phosphine gas applicators may attend the fumigant training sessions on Dec. 18 in Havre or Dec. 19 in Miles City. The half-day sessions will focus on managing rodents with fumigants and managing insects in agricultural structu  more

MSU to Offer Pest Management Tour Oct. 2-4 Across Northwestern Montana
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 4 -- Montana State University issued the following news: The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators at six locations across northwestern Montana from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, including managing rodents, invasive grass management, why pesticides may not work properly, crop insect pest management, effectively utilizing biocontrol agents, understanding the Work  more

MSU Wonderlust to Host Sept. 14 Forum on Top 10 Events in Yellowstone History
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 7 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Montana State University Wonderlust will host a Sept. 14 Friday Forum called "Top 10 events in the History of Yellowstone National Park: Major events from 1871-1995." This month's forum is part of Our Yellowstone, a series of arts and cultural programming, speaker and exhibits in celebration of the country's First National Park. Lee Whittlesey, who recently retired after a 50-year career with Yellowstone National  more

MSU's First-Year Outdoor Orientation Program Blends Backcountry With New Beginnings
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 6 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Nick VanDinther, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who plans to major in accounting and fly fish "as much as possible," said his time backcountry camping in the Spanish Peaks mountain range in a new Montana State University outdoor orientation program created unexpected, deep friendships - especially during a particularly loud thunder and lightning storm "right on top of the group one night." "We played a lot of icebre  more

National Council of Nonprofits Elects New Directors and Officers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Council of Nonprofits issued the following news release: The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announces the election of respected nonprofit leaders from across the country to its Board of Directors. At the Council of Nonprofits' annual meeting, the following board members were re-elected: * Doug Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation * Liz Moore, Executive Director, Montana Nonprofit Association * Donna Murray-Brown, Preside  more

New Documents Reveal Government Plans to Spy on Keystone XL Protesters
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 4 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Montana today released documents corroborating reports of collaboration between state and federal law enforcement officials ahead of the anticipated Keystone XL protests by environmental activists and indige  more

Researchers Study How Wolf Predation Shapes Elk Antler Evolution
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 4 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: What happens when you mix a biologist who studies beetle horns with scientists who spend their time exploring predator-prey dynamics? You get a better understanding of why elk shed their antlers much later than males of any other North American species. University of Montana researchers and their partners recently published a study in Nature Ecology and Evolution chronicling an evolutionary tie between   more

Survivor of Virginia Tech Mass Shooting to Speak Sept. 25 at MSU
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 7 -- Montana State University issued the following news: A woman who survived being shot three times during the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech will speak about her experience and about gun violence prevention during a September visit to Montana State University. Kristina Anderson will deliver "Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in MSU's Strand Union Building Ballrooms. The event is free and   more

UM Accounting Program Ranks Nationally for CPA Exam Pass Rate
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 4 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana accounting program has a long-standing reputation for preparing top accounting graduates. Now it boasts a new impressive statistic: In 2017, UM students and graduates passed the certified public accountant exam at a rate higher than any other four-year public school in the West. UM's 69.5 percent pass rate on the four-part exam is the highest in Montana and well above the nation  more

UM Journalism Dean Named Special Adviser to Provost, Interim Appointed
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 7 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: In an effort to serve students better at the University of Montana, Larry Abramson, dean of the School of Journalism, will become special adviser to the provost starting Sept. 10. In this new capacity, Abramson will provide UM's new Executive Vice President and Provost Jon Harbor with guidance and assistance for cross-cutting university priorities in which he has key knowledge and experience - one of whi  more

UM Marketing Professor Named Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 6 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The Montana Ambassadors recently named a University of Montana professor in the College of Business the Mike Malone Educator of the Year. Regents Professor of Marketing Jakki Mohr, who also serves as the Poe Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the UM College of Business, received the award at the Montana Ambassadors Innovate Montana Symposium last month in Billings. "Jakki delights in mentoring the n  more

Vietnamese Delegation to Present Seminar at UM on Sept. 10
MISSOULA, Montana, Sept. 5 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana will host three Vietnamese delegates who will present a special seminar on Monday, Sept. 10, about tourism, reforestation and human-wildlife conflicts in their country. "Conservation and Education in the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam" will be held at 4 p.m. in Social Science Building Room 344. The seminar is free and open to the public. Presenters will be Dr. Huoung Tu Vu,  more