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UM News
February 25, 2013


University of Montana publications recently captured five awards in regional and national college marketing competitions.

UM’s institutional magazine, the Montanan, won a Grand Gold in writing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII, which encompasses the Pacific Northwest, western Canada and Alaska.

The award honored an article written by Nate Schweber titled “Call of the Wild,” which described the success of modern hunter-gatherer, UM alum and author Steven Rinella. The Grand Gold honors the top writing entry produced in CASE District VIII last year.

The Montanan also earned a Bronze CASE award for an article titled “The Bakken Boom” by Ed Kemmick. Both winning articles were in the spring 2012 issue of the Montanan.

“It’s great to see our writers receive such a high level of recognition,” said John Heaney, the Montanan editor-in-chief. “I think it shows how hard we work to bring compelling, relevant stories to the 100,000 alumni and friends of UM who receive the magazine.”

The Montanan also won a Silver award for external publications in the 28th annual Educational Advertising Awards, presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report. Nearly 3,000 entries were submitted to this national contest this year.

Other EAA honors were a Bronze for “UM 2020: The Strategic Plan for The University of Montana (Second Edition)” and a Merit for UM’s Research View newsletter.



Western Montana, Dailies


Contact: Cary Shimek, University Relations senior news editor, 406-243-5914,; John Heaney , Montanan editor-in-chief, 406-243-2488,