DATE:����� November 14, 2000


TO:���������� Board of Regents


FROM:���� W. Franklin Gilmore

Chancellor, Montana Tech of The University of Montana


RE:���������� Campus Report for the November 16-17, 2000 Board of Regents� Meeting




�        The Professional & Technical Communication Department will receive nearly $20,000 to develop a multimedia presentation about mine waste pollution, remediation and restoration in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin suitable for primary through middle school audiences.� This grant is funded from Montana�s Natural Resource Damage Program.


�        Dr. Larry Twidwell, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering will receive the prestigious AIME Mineral Industry Education Award for 2001.


�        Montana Tech hosted a Scholarship Banquet honoring all scholarship donors and student recipients on Thursday, November 9, 2000. This year over $540,000 was awarded in scholarships. The event was sponsored by the Montana Tech Foundation.


�        Montana Tech will be offering 12 Distance Learning Classes for Spring Semester 2000-01.


�        On October 30, Senator Conrad Burns announced that Montana Tech is slated to get funding in the amount of $1.8 million for the Miner Training Program (pending signature by the President).� The grant would be to assist in providing vocational training for underground miners, laborers and mechanics.