Get Involved with the UMFLAT Project

Help design the UM FLAT sustainable home! There will be an informational presentation about how the project has evolved and a discussion about how you can become involved in the design and retrofit of the future home for the UM FLAT organization. The event will be Wednesday Oct 29th in UC Room 207 at 4:00. For more information check out the FLAT online: or email

Day of Dialogue Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 30th the COT will hold a panel discussion from 11:45 - 12:30 in the COT Commons Area entitled "Gender & Careers: Diversity in the Workforce". Local professionals will examine the issues of gender diversity within career fields. These pioneering men and women will discuss their experiences related to entering careers as the minority gender. Lunch will be provided at a discounted price.

The Day of Dialogue (Thursday, October 30th) is a campus-wide symposium focused on the topics of race, gender, ethnicity, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, employment hierarchy and academic discipline. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members will deliver presentations, performances, workshops, and more throughout the day.

For more information or the complete list of scheduled events on the Main Campus please visit

Registration for Spring Semester 2009 Begins October 22, 2008

Check out the ACE Department Advising Center. Here you will find suggested schedules, course completion checklists, and course catalogs. Contact your advisor soon to discuss your Spring schedule. Remember to register early to get the classes you want!

Montana Green Campus

Governor Brian Schweitzer and the state Board of Regents have unveiled a Web site that gives those interested in "green" energy a way to learn about industry opportunities. It also allows them to find online classes to prepare for jobs in the field.

Schweitzer says the new Montana Green Campus allows a worker in rural Montana to go online and learn about green energy job opportunities in the state and to sign up for Internet classes to retrain for those jobs.

The site includes a map showing where 38 green energy projects are already under way around the state. It also has information about university research on fuel cells, hybrid energy, carbon sequestration and green construction. The site's address is

Growing Green Jobs Panel Discussion

On Saturday, October 25th from 7 pm -10 pm there will be a two part panel discussion on "How to Build Green Homes and Growing Green Jobs". This event will take place at the Bedford Building located at the Hamilton City Hall, 223 South 2nd Street. A donation of $3 at the door will be greatly appreciated.

Speakers include local builders and designer Lee Kierig, Ran Pigman of Pigman Builders, Ray Tipton of Big Sky Builders and Paul Wilson of Tamarack Builders. These gentlemen will share their experience with green building techniques and materials. The second half of the discussion features speakers with businesses and interests in the recycling, conservation and sustainability industries. These gentleman are Sonny LaSalle, Rick Wishcamper of Sustainable Living Center, Mark Hammond of Ravalli Services and Matt Heisel of Home Resources. They will talk about how their green oriented work creates more jobs while improving the well being of people and the planet.

For more information, please call Laura Craig, event coordinator, at 961-0004.

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Montana Oilseed and Biodiesel Producers Workshop

On January 28-29 there will be a Montana Oilseed and Biodiesel Producers Workshop at the MSU-Billings College of Technology.
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Small-Scale Biodiesel Production Efficiency Workshop Offered in Miles City

This is a short session for those who teach, who are interested in making, or have made biodiesel. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Room 313 at the Miles Community College, 2715 Dickenson. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. This event is the day after “All Things Considered in Biofuels” (, 406 785 3722) at the same site.

People who attend this workshop will learn new information on Montana biodiesel production and co-product markets; efficiencies that can be gained making on-farm and small scale commercial biodiesel and its co-products; permitting and taxation issues for biodiesel production and the availability of fuel quality testing.

For more information on, or to register for, this event, contact DEQ 406 841 5200, or e-mail or visit the DEQ website at