Archive for the ‘UM Academics’ Category

Montana Calls Jordan Sullivan Home

By JOEL CARLSON - Sometimes it takes being away from home, a long way from home, for a girl to get some clarity on what’s important in life. And what she needs to do about it.... more

Crittenden Set For “Academic Heisman” Ceremony

Montana defensive end and Rhodes Scholarship finalist Derek Crittenden is one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. Read more about the Press Conference/Award.... more

Crittenden Named to Academic All-America First Team

By ERIC TABER-Montana Grizzly football captain and senior defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2015 Academic All-America® Division I football first team.... more

Brains & Brawn

BY DILLON TABISH - From Whitefish to Missoula, Derek Crittenden has developed into one of the smartest student-athletes in America.... more

Crittenden a Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

By ERIC TABER-University of Montana football team captain and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist Derek Crittenden is officially one step closer to becoming a Rhodes Scholar.... more

Crittenden a Finalist for College Football’s Premiere Scholar-Athlete Award

By ERIC TABER - Montana football team captain Derek Crittenden has been announced as one of 12 finalists for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy.... more

Crittenden Named Semifinalist for “Academic Heisman”

By ERIC TABER-Montana senior defensive end and Rhodes scholarship nominee Derek Crittenden has been recognized as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.... more

Griz Senior Profile: Meet Chris Lider

By ERIC TABER-When Montana senior punter/kicker Chris Lider walked into Washington-Grizzly Stadium as a freshman, there weren’t many familiar faces to welcome him.... more

Griz Senior Profile: Meet Derek Crittenden

By ERIC TABER-Griz senior Derek Crittenden is in fall camp, getting ready to finish his fifth full year at the University of Montana as a member of the football program.... more

Missoula – A River Runs Through It

Missoula - a river does indeed run through it. In 1992, the Oscar-winning feature film A River Runs Through It brought notoriety to a town in the Pacific Northwest and the world was introduced to Missoula, Mon... more

Montana Tops League in Academic All-Big Sky Conference Selections

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana’s spring sports placed a league-high 62 student-athletes on the recent Academic All-Big Sky Conference teams giving the Grizzlies a record 155 selections for the 2014-15 academic yea... more

Pasternak is the 2015 Northern Rockies Physical Therapy Scholarship Recipient

Northern Rockies Physical Therapy (NRPT) is proud to announce Sentinel High School Graduate, Sydney Pasternak, as the 2015 Northern Rockies Physical Therapy Scholarship recipient.... more

Saint Mary’ Peak Trail

By CHAUNCEY LISTON-How did I get into this fix? It started with my packing. That afternoon I decided I was going to climb the 9,300-foot peak that is Saint Mary’s in the Bitterroot Mountain Range. ... more

MacLay Flats Nature Trail

By MALLORY KERENSA WELLS - It was a quiet Thursday evening and after a long week I knew that a hike was not only a wanted but a needed.... more

Tower Street Trails: A Bold Dinner Date

By BRENDEN SPERR - I see trees. Trees and squirrels everywhere, squirrels that are so bold they get right next to me then turn and run as if they’re playing chicken.... more

Blue Mountain Folf Course: Too Much Fun to Hike Past

By DEVIN SLATER-It seems like if there is anything you want to do outdoors you can find it at Blue Mountain. But honestly, I wouldn’t know those trails. I never get past the folf course. ... more

The Clark Fork River Walk (VIDEO)

By CATHERINE ORFANOS: The Montana campus was quiet. The Oval, empty. Puddles formed across the sidewalk and my path through campus zigzagged between them. ... more

Rattlesnake Valley: Wood’s Gulch to Sheep Mountain

By REBECCA KEITH- I lean up against Jasmine; my red, secondhand mountain bike and stew in frustration. The 11-mile ride from Wood’s Gulch to the top of Sheep’s Mountain was kicking my butt. ... more

Kim Williams Trail: The Unexpected Wilderness in My Backyard

By MARTHA KREBILL- Walking the Kim Williams Trail that night had been a spur-of-the-moment decision, and I was captivated by the natural beauty of what I can describe literally as my backyard.... more

Rattlesnsake Recreation Area

By MEGAN FRANZ - I made it to the Main Rattlesnake Trailhead, locked up the bike, swung my beat up sack over my shoulder and started trekking along the old road that follows the creek. ... more

My Most Spectacular Failure Was a Gift

By SHELLI JOHNSON - Former Lady Griz hoopster, Shelli Johsnon tells how getting cut from the team and losing her scholarship was a game changer that led her to an Epic Life! ... more

Greenough Park Trail: A Journey Into Art and Nature

By PARKER BRIXEY - I’m cruising into Greenough Park on my bike, entering the park at its southern end, closest to town. I’ve got my headphones in, and Wiz khalifa bumping loud. ... more

Randolph-Moon Homestead Trail: Pushing Back Against Doubt and Disease

By GARRETT SLADE - It wasn’t until I had topped the final crest in the North Hills that my anxiety about the day fled. From my vantage point over Missoula the stress of the past two weeks began to melt away.... more

Mount Jumbo – Daylight Turns to Dark, Marvel Fades to Fear

By By NICK MERTES- Our eyes locked. He reared back and then quickly struck the ground with his hooves, like he was revving his engine, looking to fight. He was ready to go, but was I?... more

North Hills – Making Peace With the Rural-Urban Medley

By BELLE GASH-GILDER - There are a number of different places to begin to explore the North Hills. I started at Mountain View Trail which literally literally starts in someone’s yard. ... more

The Stitt Era Begins

By DILLON TABISH - Longtime Division II coach makes the jump to Montana to take over one of the most successful college football teams in the FCS.... more

Mount Jumbo – Rising Above a Rude Awakening

By HENRY CRIST- Sometimes, little adventures change your entire perspective, and you’re a different person because of them. My adventure wasn’t a heart racing one, but it was just what I needed.... more

Crazy Canyon – An Easy Climb in Nature’s Cathedral

CHARLES EARLY - I decided to hike Crazy Canyon with a friend in early Fall. Although this is a popular hike, we didn’t see another person, which only added to the beauty of the trail.... more

Ch-paa-qn Peak

By KIAN BERTIN - People from all over the world have summited this mountain. “Pride of Britain,” one of the rocks has written into it. Another one reads, “I hate this damn wind.”... more

Crazy Canyon

By LIONE CLARE - I was happy to be back in the woods about to climb a mountain, an activity much more accessible and frequent in my hometown of Sitka, Alaska.... more

Pengelly Ridge

By CARLY STINSON - I love hiking, but as I spun in circles running from class to class this semester, I just couldn’t find time for the Pengelly Ridge Trail hike.... more

Smokejumpers’ Trail

By COLIN BRUST - We trudged up the steep and rocky path, leaving the Kim Williams riverside trail below us. Even though there was a great view of the Missoula Valley behind us, I felt uneasy.... more

Life is One Big Adventure

By NADIA WHITE - This last fall, 21 first-semester freshmen joined me at UM's School of Journalism in a class about adventure writing. We defined adventure loosely, and they wrote stories that described who the... more

Griz Post Another Strong Semester in the Classroom

By JOEL CARLSON - The Montana football team had a GPA of 2.87 in the fall, a solid effort for a group of 103 student-athletes whose season began four weeks before the first day of class and ended the weekend be... more

UM’s Crittenden Named to 2014 Division I Capital One Academic All-American Team

UM's Defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football second team. He maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while majoring in Chemistry.... more

Crittenden & Rehm Receive Academic Honors

By DAVE GUFFEY-UM defensive linemen Derek Crittenden and Trevor Rehm have been named to Co-SIDA’s 2014 Capital One All-District Academic Team.... more

$1 Million Gift Highlights Academic Center Groundbreaking

By JOEL CARLSON-Ground was broken Wednesday on the UM campus for a new athletics academic center, and a $1 million gift gift was announced that will go toward additional facility improvements.... more

Hill and Sullivan Not Done With Basketball Yet

By JOEL CARLSON-Torry Hill and Jordan Sullivan, seniors on last year’s Lady Griz team, both were raised on basketball, and even though their college playing days are over, their basketball careers are not. ... more

UM Dining Wins NACUFS Grand Prize for Sustainability

UM Dining’s commitment to limiting our impact on the environment earned national recognition at the 2014 National Association of College and University Food Services Conference.... more

Not Your Grandfather’s Beekeeping Course

If your grandfather kept honeybees, chances are he didn’t read trade journals, attend conferences, or keep up with the latest developments in honeybee research. He didn’t have to. Things are different toda... more

Grizzly Cup Winners Highlight Annual Lindsay Banquet

By JOEL CARLSON - Brock Coyle and Jordan Sullivan were named recipients of the 2013-14 Grizzly Cup Tuesday night at the 22nd annual Robert O. Lindsay Scholar-Athlete Honors Banquet.... more

Griz Place 29 on Big Sky All-Academic Teams

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana seniors Kellee Glaus and Jordan Sullivan both became four-time Academic All-Big Sky Conference selections when the league announced its winter all-academic teams last week.... more

UM’s Ty Timmer is a Success Story for Griz Football & the University

By DAVE GUFFEY - Ty Timmer’s football career at the University of Montana took a different path than he’d hoped – but it’s a success story nevertheless. ... more

Jamar Leaves Quite an Imprint at UM & Griz Basketball Program (Photo Gallery)

By DAVE GUFFEY-Montana’s Kareem Jamar will soon play his last game in front of Griz Nation. He came to Missoula as a 17-year-old high school star but will be leaving a lot more than his legacy as a player.... more

Mansfield Library Exhibit Documents History of Women in Montana

This year marks the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Montana, and the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana is showcasing exhibits documenting the history of women in Montana.... more

UM’s Gregory Named to All-District Academic Team

By DAVE GUFFEY - UM's Jordan Gregory has been named to the College Sports Information Director’s of America (Co-SIDA) Capital One Academic All-District NCAA Division 1 basketball team.... more

Crittenden Maintains 4.0 GPA and is Named to All-District Team

The University of Montana’s Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Division 1 first team with 4.0 GPA.... more

New Athletics Academic Center in Final Design Phase

By JOEL CARLSON - By the fall of 2015 anyone arriving on campus via Sixth Street will be faced with the Adams Center, Washington Grizzly Stadium and the ALL NEW Academic Center.... more

Missoula Scientists Study Wind Flow and the Affects on Firelines

By MARK VOSBURGH - Researchers at the UM Flight Lab and the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab are analyzing birds in flight in order to understand wind flows and their affect on fire lines.... more

Missoula – A River Runs Through It

Missoula - a river does indeed run through it. In 1992, the Oscar-winning feature film A River Runs Through It brought notoriety to a town in the Pacific Northwest and the world was introduced to Missoula, Mon... more