GET YOURSELF TESTED AT HIGHLANDS COLLEGE APRIL 20 & 21 Highlands College will once again be partnering with local sponsorship and promotion of the national "Get Yourself Tested" program with two days of sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Highlands College Room 115. Participants will receive tickets for a chance to win a prize courtesy of Bill Fisher and the Butte Depot. For further information, contact Cricket Pietsch at 406.496.3730.
2015 MINING & MINERAL SYMPOSIUM MAY 8-10 The 2015 Mining ↦ Mineral Symposium will be held in Butte from May 8 to 10. The Symposieum is sponsored by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG). To learn more, view the Symposium brochure or visit the MBMG website.
CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS Montana Tech is holding cheer tryouts at the HPER on Saturday April 18 at 10 a.m. Come be part of a great team and cheer on the Diggers.
WALL STREET JOURNAL ROI RANKING The Wall Street Journal ranked Montana Tech 9th in the nation for public colleges with the highest return on investment for graduates. Read the full press release.
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING CANDIDATES The Montana Tech Geophysical Engineering Department will be interviewing three candidates on Feb. 19 & 26 and March 12.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, Dr. Marc Valee will present “Airborne Electromagnetic Survey Interpretation with Discrete Conductor Models.” On Thursday, Feb. 26, Dr. Qifei Niu will present “Capacitively-coupled Resistivity Technique: Theory, Inversion and Applications.” On Thursday, March 12, Dr. Mohamed Khalil will present "What is fun in Applied Geophysics."
All three presentations will be in ELC 202 at 4 p.m.
MONTANA TECH HONORS PROGRAM SPAIN 2016 TRIP Montana Tech Honors students, staff, faculty and their families are invited to join a short-term study abroad trip to Spain in 2016. Learn more.
NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER Montana Tech unveils plans for the Natural Resources Research Center, a state-of-the-art building supporting natural resources and energy undergraduate and graduate education and research. Learn more.
MONTANA TECH BAND The Montana Tech Band is accepting new members. Practices are every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Montana Tech Auditorium. Band may be taken for one credit (MUSI 114) and enrolled students receive a $200 scholarship. For more information, contact Pete Knudsen.
BUG BOX PRIZE COMPETITION The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Science (AIBS) have launched a $1 million prize for the individual or team that "develops a novel way to accurately and efficiently capture digital images of insect specimens and their associated data from a standard museum drawer." This prize is part of a larger effort by the NSF to digitize the vast number of biological samples stored in natural science collections, the majority of which are insects. The contest is open until Sept. 4, 2015.
MONTANA TECH PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series brings speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to our campus. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. unless specifically noted and are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, please visit www.mtech.edu/academics/public-lecture-series.
STUDENTS INVITED TO JOIN COPPER HILL CHOIR The Montana Tech Copper Hill Choir is excited to announce up to 15 qualifying students will be eligible for a $400 scholarship ($200 per semester) as members of the Choir. The course can be taken three times and qualify as one three-credit elective applied towards the Humanities electives. The choir meets on Mondays in the Library Auditorium for 1.5 hours from 5-6:30 p.m. Please give this opportunity serious consideration and register for the Copper Hill Choir: #74754 MUSI 112-02.
ASMT ACCEPTING SEVERAL POSITION APPLICATIONS ASMT is acception applications for the positions of Technocrat Editor, KMSM Station Manager, and Intramural Director. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the KMSM/Technocrat Intramural application with a cover sheet, resume, three references and submit to the ASMT Office by Friday, March 28. Interviews for the positions will be held the following week, likely April 1-4.
Seven ASMT senator positions will also be opening for the next 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested in running, please stop by the ASMT office in the SUB for more information or an application, or fill out the ASMT Election Application and turn it into the ASMT office. Applications are due no later than Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m. with interviews to follow the week after.
JOIN MONTANA TECH'S SHIFT CLUB Ready to make an impact? If you are, then Montana Tech’s Shift Club is your opportunity to be part of something greater than yourself. As a Shift member, you will be actively engaged in numerous activities promoting healthy living in all facets of life while not only improving yourself along the way but also improving the lives of those around you. Shift opens its doors to anyone, and we hope you will join us. Together, we will make a difference on campus and within the community. If you are interested in Shift, please e-mail RBTretheway@mtech.edu. Further information will be distributed as it becomes available. Hope to see YOU there!
KMSM CAMPUS RADIO SEEKS STAFF, DJ POSITIONS
KMSM, Montana Tech's campus radio station, is hiring for two part-time positions: Music Director and Promotions Director. Applicants must be full-time students, have previous radio experience, be a team player and possess a solid work ethic. Positions will be paid by a monthly stipend and require a work schedule of 10 hours per week. Federal work study students are preferred. To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Caleb Arbaugh at email@example.com
KMSM is also looking for volunteers for both daytime and nighttime DJ positions. If interested, please stop by the SUB office and fill out an application or e-mail station manager Caleb Arbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spots are filling up quickly, so apply today. DJs receive training, a free t-shirt and VIP entrance at all KMSM events.
BECOME A CHANCELLOR'S AMBASSADOR The Montana Tech Foundation is inviting students to be part of a brand new tradition at Montana Tech: the Chancellor’s Student Ambassadors. The program will launch in fall 2013. This Program will provide a selective group of Montana Tech students an opportunity to promote the University at a variety of events. Click here for detailed information. Click here for the application.
DIGGER DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE The Montana Standard Digger Discounts coupon book is now available for students. The booklet includes lots of coupons with great deals at many local businesses.
MONTANA TECH PARTNERS WITH YMCA Montana Tech is partnering with the YMCA again this academic year. As in the past, students will be expected to swipe their Digger Card at the front desk. The Montana Tech pool may be available late spring semester at the earliest. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Peterson at or (406) 496-4316.
THE TECHNOCRAT SEEKS WRITERS, BLOGGERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Technocrat is Montana Tech’s student-run newspaper, and the staff is currently looking for writers, bloggers or photographers to join the team. If you enjoy writing or photography and would like to earn extra money, then apply today!
For more information, please e-mail the Technocrat at email@example.com.
DIGGER DOLLAR$ NOW AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS
Digger Dollar$ can now be used in the Montana Tech Business Office, Student Union Office and Mail Copy Center. In the Business Office, students may use Digger Dollar$ to pay for items on a student account such as tuition, fees, fines, rent, transcripts and more. In the Student Union Office, use Digger Dollar$ to pay for field trips, faxes, lockers and copies. In the Mail/Copy Center, use Digger Dollar$ to pay for copies, postage and shipping fees. To manage your DiggerCash, log on to the DiggerCard Cash Center.
PARKING REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE To register for parking online, visit http://webapps.mtech.edu/decal and fill out the form, review your entry and print your receipt. Bring receipt, money AND a copy of vehicle registration to the Physical Plant Office in order to receive a decal. The first week of school decals will be sold in the Student Union Building across from Marcus Deli. The times will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the SUB across from the Marcus Deli. Decals will also be available in the SUB Tuesday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Aug. 30 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Computers will also be available for online registration.
Beginning Sept. 3, decals will only be available at the Physical Plant Building. The Physical Plant Building is not ADA accessible, but assistance is available at (406) 496-4268.
PARKING REGULATIONS UPDATED All parking tiers on campus are now open. For current parking regulations, please click here.
BUTTE-SILVER BOW BUS SCHEDULES Find out about the bus times and fares for Butte-Silver Bow by clicking HERE.
STUDENT PRINTING AT MONTANA TECH (PLEASE READ) Montana Tech is one of the only Montana campuses that does not charge students for printing in computer labs. In order to continue to offer this benefit to students, the campus invested in the Pharos printing system. The purpose of the Pharos system is to manage and optimize printing resources, which includes tracking the number of pages being printed each semester by each student. Montana Tech wants to ensure that each student is able to equitably have access to printing resources and that no individual student is printing more than their fair share of copies. In the Pharos system, each student is given a $500 Pharos credit that is loaded onto their Digger Card for campus printing. This Pharos credit has no real cash value and cannot be used for anything other than printing. This $500 Pharos credit is not an additional charge to the student. Student fees did not increase at all in order to implement this system. This credit represents an allocation of printing resources to each student, designed to maximize the student fees that have already been paid, and to eliminate the abuse of excessive printing in campus labs. However, if a student exceeds the number of pages allowed, they must add Digger Dollars for additional printing during the semester. If you have questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact Jackie Amaya at 496-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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