University News
UP College Discovery Camp
Do you have a child interested in attending college? The University of Providence will offer a five-day program this summer to explain what college is all about and how to navigate its challenges.

College Discovery Camp is intended for rising high school junior and seniors who plan to begin college in Fall 2020 or Fall 2021. Providence St. Joseph Health caregiver dependents are especially encouraged to attend. The University of Providence is a ministry of PSJH.

College Discovery Camp will teach participants about college life, explore degree possibilities and explain how to apply to and pay for college. Camp will be fun, too. Campers will have a chance to explore the beautiful area around Great Falls, Mont., and enjoy outdoor and cultural activities.

Camp sessions are June 16-20 or July 7-11. Registration is open now, and there are discounts for early birds:
  • Register Feb 1- April 30 - $400
  • Register May 1- June 30 - $500
UP Moves to Drive Enrollment and Strengthen Financial Health
After hours of conversation and extensive consideration of all the factors involved in a decision of this magnitude, the University of Providence Board of Trustees voted today to approve the recommendation to close several of the university’s programs. As a result of the decision, the following programs will close: Accounting (including the graduate program), Art, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Health and Physical Education, English, History, Sociology, Theater and Business Arts, and Theology. All students in the affected programs will be given the opportunity to graduate from their program and their scholarships will be maintained. Students and faculty are already engaged in teach-out plans, which are individualized transition plans utilizing existing faculty, adjuncts, resources at other universities, and independent studies.
Argos Giving Back by Alumnus, Nick Budeski
Back row left to right: Myles Mazurkiewicz, Michael Hader (Columbia Falls), Casey Park (CMR), Taylor Vaughn (Lincoln County HS), Nick Budeski (CMR), Justin Whitman (Flathead), Michael Kummer (Bozeman), Nicholas Schmidt (CMR), Robert Hazenburg (Simms), Sears Tiernan (North Middle School), Josh Beeman (Billings Senior), Eric Hinebauch (Great Falls Central), Brendan Decock (Fergus High).
Front row left to right: Joe Casey (Anaconda), Adam Monroe (Great Falls High), Jaren Berlinger, Jason Harrington (Libby/Troy), Luis Carranza (Great Falls High), Patrick Neal (Corvallis), Johnny Blaisdell (Stevensville).
The electric atmosphere during the Montana State Wrestling Tournament is hard to describe. I have sat in every corner of the Rimrock Auto Arena and assumed many different roles; each one having its own special place in my heart. This year I had a new experience, thanks to the University of Providence, formerly the University of Great Falls.
Alumni Spotlight
Alumnni, Ed and Dianne Coghlan 
The University of Providence changed our lives.

It’s where we met.
It’s where we learned.
It’s where we fell in love.
It’s where we met friends who are still that today.

We came from different geographies but similar backgrounds---Ed, a San Franciscan from St. Ignatius High School who wanted to experience a different lifestyle, and Dianne, a Butte Central grad whose sister preceded her at (then) CGF. San Francisco and Butte are contrasting backgrounds, but yet, both of us came from large (real large) Catholic families raised by fathers who were second generation and mothers who were third generation Americas.
Upcoming Events
Presidential Alumni Tours 6-8 p.m.
         March 7- Uptown Café, Butte, MT
        March 19- The Museum in Central School, Kalispell, MT
         March 20- Iron Horse, Missoula, MT
         May 15- Palisade, Seattle, WA
         May 16- The Davenport, Spokane, WA

March 20- Social Science Fair from 11-2 p.m. in the Career Center. Job seekers and career explorers welcome.

March 21- Jason Deshaw concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre. Free for UP students, $5 for kids, and $10 for adults. For more information contact Emily Merritt-Phillips at 406.791.5215.

March 26- Physical Science Fair from 11-2 p.m. in the Career Center. Job seekers and career explorers welcome.

March 26- Senior Alumni Networking Social 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the UP Student Center. Come enjoy an opportunity to network with fellow alumni and the senior class. We will be serving food and having the pleasure to hear from three alumni panelist speakers: Chief David Bowen, Kassie Longfellow, and Katie Kotynski. Please RSVP to Katelyn at 406.791.5290 or

March 30- Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Fundraiser. For more information contact Kay Seilstad at 406.791.5212.

May 3-4- Big Sky Regional Rodeo Finals at 7 p.m. both nights in the Four Seasons Arena. Purchase tickets at the Four Seasons Arena.

May 3- Baccalaureate at 6:30 p.m. in Trinitas Chapel.

May 4- UP commencement. Please join in celebrating the class of 2019 in a reception outside the UP Library at 12:45 p.m.

June 21- Argo Athletics Golf Scramble at Eagle Falls Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit Argo Athletic programs to include Argo Scholarships, which directly impacts Argo student athletes.
This exciting tournament will feature 36 teams in a handicapped four-person team scramble, and is an exciting opportunity to meet many of our great Argo coaches and student athletes. Teams will compete for cash prizes! For more information call Mark Schulte at 406.791.5916 or 406.899.9241.

Sponsorship/Registration Levels:
  • $650 - Team of 4 - Includes play for four in tournament, two golf carts, awards presentation & meal after play.
  • $100 - Tee Box/Green Sponsor- Business recognition on a Tee Box/Green Sponsor.

Mass is offered at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Visit for the schedule of sporting events.
Did You Know?
Dean of Students, Jake Clark
The Dean of Students role is a unique one for the campus. I oversee the student code of conduct, student engagement, and residential life. To put it another way, I am tasked with keeping students involved and active in campus life while trying to help them stay out of my office. I hear from students, parents, professors, coaches, and academic support staff on a daily basis. I spend a lot of my time working with folks on campus to create a better student experience on the whole as well as for specific students. Even though the Dean of Students is usually the villain in every 1980’s movie, that part of my job is actually pretty small. The project I am most excited about right now is developing a new model for residential life we call our “community learning model.” This model should really improve the residential learning environment so that our students get the most out of their four years living with us.
Argo Community
University of Providence
Annual Buddy Cobb Memorial Beef Raffle

Enter for a chance to win a Charolais beef "traditional" quarter generously donated by the Cobb Family Ranch.

Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.
Raffle ticket sales will end May 31, 2019 .
Four winners will be drawn on June 4, 2019.

All proceeds benefit UP Alumni Association Scholarship.

Winners must pick up their processed and wrapped beef ¼ at , Dubachas Outdoors Meat Processing and Butchering, 501 Glacier Avenue, Shelby, MT 406.424.8009.

For more information, contact Nano McCluskey 406.791.5310 |  or Katelyn Farrington 406.791.5290 |
A Message from President Tony Aretz
Much of this month I will be touring around the state of Montana with the university advancement staff. We will be highlighting the exciting future of the university, as well as faculty, staff and student achievements. I firmly believe that to be a successful university, we must have the support of an engaged alumni base to serve as ambassadors, philanthropists, recruits and volunteers. Our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for our alumni and local communities to learn more about UP. These events are complementary, so if you find yourself in the area or know of alumni and friends in the area, please join us and share the details. We would love to see everyone there!
 University of Providence Advancement Office