DATE:�������������� 20 March 2001

TO:������������������ Board of Regents 

FROM:������������� G. M. Dennison, President, The University of Montana

RE:������������������ Campus Report for the March 2001 Board of Regents� Meeting 

�         Barbara Hollmann, Vice President for Student Affairs, has been selected to participate in the 2001 Fulbright U.S.-German International Education Administrators Seminar.� She will spend two weeks in May visiting German universities in Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Hamburg. 

�         The University of Montana�s institutional theme, The Discovery Continues, won the highest honor awarded in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).� Out of over 300 entries, UM�s submission in the Public Relations category was one of only six Grand Gold winners in consideration for the Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award for CASE District VIII.� This marks the first time a Montana school has won the Grand Crystal Award.� CASE is the largest educational organization in the world. 

�         In additional CASE news, Bill Johnston, Executive Director of the Alumni Association and State Legislative Lobbyist, was elected Chair-Elect for the District VIII Board of Directors.� This is the first time that an advancement professional from Montana has been so honored. �It is also the first time a professional from a state other than Washington or Oregon has served in this position. 

�         Montana Public Radio News Director Sally Mauk has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio/Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).� Winning entries were for "Fires of 2000," "Native Games," and "Copenhagen Jazz."� Regional winners advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Award competition in June. 

�         Kathy Crego, Director of Human Resource Services, and Mark LoParco, Director of Dining Services, were recently named co-directors for the Montana University System Achievement Project (MAP).� MAP, a new compensation and classification structure for staff within the Montana University System, serves as the foundation for change in leadership expectations, accountability, and communication among staff and managers. 

�         In February, a 53-foot semi-tractor bearing a giant Montana Grizzlies logo earned UM-M a Merit Award from HMR Publications Group in a national advertising awards competition.� The traveling billboard advertises the University and the Grizzlies. 

In the same competition, UM-M won a Bronze Award for the 1999 President�s Annual Report.� University Relations produced the report in which UM-M�s new institutional theme, The Discovery Continues, was introduced.  

�         A four-person team of UM law students won the regional championship at the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition held 4 March 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona.� The competition included 16 teams from ten law schools, including the University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University.� The regional win qualifies the UM team to compete in the national finals on 22 March in New Orleans.� Montana teams have advanced to the national finals seven times in the last 13 years and won the national championship in 1992. 

�         David Aronofsky, UM Legal Counsel, received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach law and provide higher education consulting to the University of Montevideo in Uruguay this summer. 

�         The University of Montana ranks 21st in the nation for the number of graduates who are currently serving abroad as Peace Corps volunteers.� Thirty-seven former UM students are now in the Peace Corps.