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2020 News Listing

Montana Tech Experiencing Highest Retention Rate in Years


Montana Technological University released its fall semester enrollment figures this week. The university's north campus is experiencing one of the highest retention rates in years, and the south campus, Highlands College, is also seeing an increase. The north campus retention rate is at a high of 81%, while Highlands College increased from 57% in the fall of 2019 to 65%. ... Read More

Montana Tech Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day


Montana Technological University will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020 on October 12, 2020, with various cultural and educational events. Traditional indigenous meals will be served in the Marcus Deli all day for the campus to enjoy. ... Read More

Montana Tech Faculty Members Named MUS Teaching Scholars


The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education selected 14 faculty members and instructors for the Montana University System’s Teaching Scholars program. Two Montana Tech faculty members, Hilary Smith Risser and Glen T. Southergill, received the honor. ... Read More

Young Named 2020-2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer


Montana Technological University’s Dr. Courtney Young has been named a 2020 - 2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer based on his presentation Chalcopyrite Depression with Orfom D8 of Cu-Mo Bulk Concentrates During Trial Runs at this past year’s SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) in February. ... Read More

Dr. John Ray has Peer-Reviewed Article Published


Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech's Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department has had a peer-reviewed article entitled “Hegel’s Political Philosophy of Self-Knowledge: How Knowing Thyself Necessarily Occurs in a Political Community” published in the Spring/Summer edition (2020) of Hegel-Jahrbuch Sonderband published by the International Hegel Society—Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin and the Freie Universitat Berlin. ... Read More

2020 Constitution Day Lecture Scheduled at Montana Tech


Montana Tech’s Office of Student Affairs has scheduled the annual Constitution Day Lecture for September 17, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Room 128 of the Natural Resources Building. Dr. John M. Garic will offer this year’s Constitution Day Lecture. ... Read More

Montana Tech Nursing Named a Top RN to BSN Program


Montana Technological University’s nursing program was named one of the top RN to BSN programs in the western region by, an online resource that simplifies access to nursing education and career information for students. ... Read More

Montana Tech Nanotechnology Laboratory Team Honored


The Montana Tech Nanotechnology Laboratory (MTNL), directed by Dr. Jack Skinner, Montana Technological University Mechanical Engineering department head and associate professor, was chosen as the recipient of the Best Paper Award from the 2019 November/December issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B (JVSTB). ... Read More

Thomas Camm has article published


Montana Technological University Mining Engineering Professor Thomas Camm's article "The Dark Side of Servant-Leadership" was published in the International Journal of Servant-Leadership. ... Read More

Montana Tech Announces Spring 2020 Honor Rolls


The following Montana Technological University students have been placed on the Honor Roll (HR), Dean's List (DL), and Chancellor's List (CL) for the spring semester 2020 at Montana Technological University in Butte, Montana. ... Read More

Montana Tech Expanding Nursing Program


Montana Technological University has received approval from the Montana State Board of Nursing to expand its bachelor of science nursing degree program. The nursing program will admit an additional ten students each semester beginning in fall 2020. ... Read More

Montana Tech 3D Printing Masks and Shields


(Story by Kristine DeLeon and photos by Meagan Thompson with The Montana Standard) An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Montana Technological University is bringing its tools and various fields of expertise to the effort to get personal protective equipment to clinicians who are treating patients with COVID-19 on the front lines. ... Read More

Montana Tech Events Going Virtual


Typically, spring brings throngs of prospective students to Montana Technological University’s hilltop campus in Butte for tours and recruitment events. ... Read More

Magician Coming to Montana Tech Virtually


Montana Tech Campus Life has teamed up with celebrity magician Daniel Martin to bring his Magic Night In to the campus and community. Daniel will teach magic tricks online while everyone spends quality time inside. ... Read More

Dr. John Ray has Article Accepted for Publication and Paper Accepted for Presentation


Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech's Liberal Studies Department has had a peer-reviewed article entitled “Hegel’s Political Philosophy of Self-Knowledge: How Knowing Thyself Necessarily Occurs in a Political Community” accepted for publication in the Hegel-Jahrbuch Sonderband published by the International Hegel Society—Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin and the Freie Universitat Berlin. ... Read More

Montana Technological University Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow


Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization's 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes Hilary VanVleet, a student at Montana Technological University. ... Read More

Montana Tech Researchers Growing a Sustainable Water Treatment System


Montana Tech Environmental Engineering assistant professor Katherine Zodrow along with Christina Eggensperger, Montana Tech Environmental Engineering graduate student, Marcus Holland, Montana Tech Environmental Engineering graduate student, and Mattia Giagnorio and Alberto Tiraferri from Politecnico di Torino, and Jessica Schiffman and Kerianne Dobosz from University of Massachusetts Amherst have recently published a paper, Sustainable Living Filtration Membranes, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. ... Read More

Mindfulness Course Offered at Montana Tech


Montana Tech Counselors, Cricket Pietsch, LCSW, and Amy Lorang, PCLC, are offering a 4-session course on Mindfulness. The course gives students the skills to manage stress and enhance their general well-being. ... Read More

Theresa Rader Named College Board Regional Fellow


Montana Tech's Theresa Rader has been named a College Board Regional Fellow. Rader is the Director of TRIO Support Services with the Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech. She has served in this role since 2015. ... Read More

Purse Strings 2019 a Huge Success


The Women of Montana Tech presented Safe Space with a donation of $36,003.50 on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The funds were raised from the Women of Montana Tech’s Purse Strings purse auction and brunch held in October at the Copper King Hotel. The event brought together around 300 people to support Safe Space of Butte and enjoy time together with family and friends. ... Read More

Highlands College Launches First-Ever Apprenticeship Program


In the spring of 2020, Montana Tech’s Highlands College and the Department of Labor (DOL) launched the first-ever apprenticeship program at Highlands College. With this partnership, Highlands College provides the educational component, and the DOL provides oversight, support to faculty and the employer, and the administration of the program. ... Read More

Robolution Takes Home Top Honor at Robotics Competition


In January 2020, Robolution, the FTC robotics team sponsored by the Upward Bound program of the Institute of Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech, received the top honor INSPIRE award at the FIRST Tech Challenge held on the campus of Montana State University. ... Read More

Montana Technological University Students and Faculty to Present at NCUR 2020


Twenty four Montana Technological University undergraduate students along with their faculty mentors have been accepted to present their research at the 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2020). The event will see more than 4,000 students from around the world on March 26-28, 2020 at Montana State University. Faculty and students will share their scholarly research, network with their peers and faculty mentors, and meet with graduate school and corporate recruiters. ... Read More

Montana Tech Hosting Health Fair


The Montana Tech Student Wellness Task Force is sponsoring a spring wellness fair titled “For the Health of It!” It is scheduled for January 27, 2020, from 10-1:30, in the Copper Lounge of the Student Union Building. ... Read More