Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Montana’s first-ever Fall Commencement Saturday, Dec. 15. The new event will take place at 9 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom.
Hosted by UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, family members will share their memories of the senator and his wife before a new plaque is dedicated to the couple.
The Max S. Baucus Institute has received an endowed gift of $1 million from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation that enables 10 University of Montana students to intern in congressional and policy-related offices in Washington, D.C., every summer.
With a new university president firmly situated and a new cabinet in place, Cathy Cole, the University of Montana's vice president of enrollment and strategic marketing, believes the wheels are turning in a positive direction, and the school's enrollment numbers will rebound by the fall of 2020.
The seven-year fundraising campaign, called Campaign Montana, aims to achieve the university’s largest monetary goal yet through donors by the end of 2020. During the campaign’s quiet stage, about $325 million for this campaign has already been gifted and pledged.
The University of Montana has added e-cigarettes to its Tobacco Free UM Policy. The policy change reflects the University’s commitment to a tobacco-free campus and providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors.