On Wednesday, the University of Montana will celebrate Charter Day, commemorating the institution's founding 120 years ago in 1893.

And so, the University is inviting students, faculty, staff and the general public to explore  teaching and learning at the University during “Celebrate Academics on Charter Day” from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the University Center.

Assistant to the UM Provost Claudine Cellier says “Celebrate Academics on Charter Day” gives participants an opportunity to learn about the ideas and work happening inside and outside the classroom by UM’s faculty members and students.

Peter Schmidt, director of studies at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, N.J., and recent winner of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Build Your Own College” contest, will deliver a keynote address, titled “Climbing a Different Mountain,” about his work developing new models for higher education based on experiential learning.

The public is invited to enjoy the whole day on campus, from attending classes to seeing student projects at the Missoula College. There is no admission charge.

Assistant to the UM Provost Claudine Cellier