MEMO TO:��� Montana Board of Regents


FROM:���������� Stephen T. Hulbert, Chancellor


SUBJECT:�� Campus Report for July, 2001, Board of Regents� Meeting



�        Two hundred ninety-five students were named to Western�s Spring Semester 2001 Dean�s List.� To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full-time or for 12 semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade point average (GPA).� In addition, 354 scholarships and awards were presented to students, staff and faculty.� Scholarships totaled in excess of $140,000.


�        UM-Western has entered the 2001 Summer Conference Session with the 54th Annual Montana Boys State.� Boys State has been at Western since its inception in Montana and always kicks off the summer conference season.� By the close of the current season, 5,000 plus individuals will have visited Western and Dillon attending general conference programming, Elderhostel, sports and coaching clinics, among others.


�        On Saturday, June 23, 2001, twenty-five South African 5th Grade teachers arrived at Western for an intensive four-week session.� Western is in the second year of a Fulbright Teacher Exchange grant from the United States Department of State.� The grant�s purpose is to help South African primary teachers learn new teaching methods in math and science.� It is named Tlhatloga, which is a South African word for �Reach for the Sky,� a play on Montana�s Big Sky.� To date the program has trained over 200 teachers in South Africa, with twenty-five different teachers being selected to attend special summer training at Western.


�        Western Honors Program students earned recognition in the top rankings for the total number of scholarly submissions for Scribendi 2001:� A Forum for Collegiate Art and Literature.


�        UM-Western will receive more than $800,000 over the next four years to provide additional academic and advising services to educationally disadvantaged students.� The funds will come from a U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services grant.� Student Support Services is a TRIO program that assists low-income and first-generation college-bound students to succeed in obtaining a college education.� More than 80 percent of Western�s student population is eligible for program services.� The program services will include individual needs assessment, orientation, academic monitoring, basic skills instruction, academic counseling and referral, personal counseling and referral, tutoring services, and peer mentoring.