Archive for the ‘UM Academics’ Category

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

“Experience Montana” Reinvents the Classroom

Sign-up to snoeshoe the Swan Valley and identify animals by their tracks in SELL's “Winter Animal Tracking” course. It's a two-day field course offered January 26-27.... more

How UM Soccer Standout, Tyler Adair, became a YouTube Sensation

The storyline is as old as Adam and Eve. Girl meets boy. Girl falls for boy. Boy breaks girl’s heart. Girl writes breakup song and posts it on YouTube. That's UM soccer standout, Tyler Adair's YouTube story.... more

Missoula’s Iconic Top Hat Set to Undergo Major Renovation After Sale

By KELLEN BECK - Although emotions around the sale of the Top Hat in Missoula are high, its former owner has confidence in the new owner and hopes for a bright future.... more

The Story of Missoula’s “M”

By MAKE IT MISSOULA. At 620 feet above the city of Missoula and and elevation of 5,158 on the slope of Mt. Sentinel sits a symbol that has become synonymous not only with the University of Montana, but also th... more

Missoula Home to World Champion Cribbage Player

By ALYSE BACKUS - The best cribbage player in the world is DeLynn Colvert. He's one more example of the many intriguing, unique people who call Missoula home.... more

Firm Ground: Black Coffee Makes Its Mark in Missoula

By DILLON KATO - Black Coffee Roasting Company, started in 2010 by Matt McQuilkin and Jim Chapman, has been carving a niche in Missoula's gourmet coffee world.... more

Living Laboratory: State Arboretum at the University of Montana

On April 4, 1991, the Montana legislature and the Board of Regents designated the arboretum at the University of Montana. Today, three stories of plants reach to the ceiling of the University Center.... more

Missoula Marijuana Prosecutions Resume, Despite ‘Lowest Priority’ Initiative 2

By DANIEL VIEHLAND - Two months ago, the Missoula County Attorney's office decided to resume prosecuting misdemeanor marijuana offenses. Daniel Viehland examines the impact.... more

Multimedia Feature: Sewing Ministry a Labor of Love, Support, Fabric, and Yarn

By RACHEL A. SEIDENSTICKER - The Martha Sewing Ministry is more than just a charity - it's an outlet for members of Christ the King Church to celebrate, mourn, laugh, cry, and commune with one another. ... more

Missoula St. Pat’s Life Flight Program: We Will Find You

By RUSSELL GREENFIELD - St. Patrick Hospital’s Life Flight paramedics, nurses, and pilots often find themselves in remote corners of Montana. Russell Greenfield takes a look behind the scenes of this elite pr... more

It’s a Funny Thing: Missoula a Starting Point for League of Talented Comedians

By TOR HAUGAN - While Missoula's comedy scene may lack the scale of a larger city's, the Garden City circuit has served as a starting point for a growing group of successful comedians.... more

Folk Musician Chris Bathgate Plays at the UM FLAT

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER - Last Monday, my band The Trees had the privilege of opening for Michigander folk musician Chris Bathgate and his band. I must say, I'm still giddy from the show. ... more

Snowbowl Set to Expand, Make Public Freestyle Terrain Park

By BILLIE LOEWEN - Montana Snowbowl ski area is preparing to expand their terrain park to bring freestyle skiing in western Montana to new heights.... more

Playing in a Missoula Band Called “The Trees”

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. So I'm in a band now. We're called The Trees. I know what you're thinking: “The Trees? Really?” Yes. We're The Trees. ... more

A Marriage of Music: Successful Jazz and Pop Artists Make Missoula Studio Work

By RACHEL A. SEIDENSTICKER - After recording seven jazz CDs and headlining clubs in Chicago, appearing on ABC’s “The Commish,” and performing, acting, and modeling across the world, Eden Atwood found hers... more

Bluegrass Music Growing Missoula Roots

By ALANYA CHERKIS - Last month, Missoula hosted its first ZooGrass festival at the Top Hat lounge downtown. Live bluegrass has recently taken hold of the music scene in Missoula, with its upbeat energy, foot-st... more

Multimedia Feature: California Street Tag Wall Becomes Home to Missoula Graffiti Artists

By ANNELA ROVA and BILLIE LOEWEN - When Missoula business owner and artist Dan Tabish posted a sign on the gigantic wall surrounding his property, he created the only space in the city free and open to graffiti... more

A Message from Missoula’s MMA Fighters: All Blood Spilled Must Be Wiped Up

By RUSSELL GREENFIELD, UM Student Journalist. On the night of Aug. 13, Jason Zentgraf, a Missoula mixed martial arts fighter, entered the caged ring at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes, Washington. Across fro... more

Out in Missoula: An Open, Visible, and Generally Accepted LGBT Community

By TOR HAUGAN, UM Student Journalist. In the early ‘80s, people would drive from Helena to Missoula to hang out with the gay bartender at AmVets, Missoula’s now-defunct bar claimed by the LGBT community. Th... more

Urban Bees in Missoula: Neighbors Against Neighbors While Drafting New Rules

By DANIEL VIEHLAND. UM student and citizen journalist Daniel Viehland reports on the conflict between an urban beekeeper and his neighbors in Missoula. Will it prompt changes to local beekeeping laws?... more

Thomas the Tarantula

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. I spent the summer volunteering for Missoula's Summer Arts and Leadership Camp, a free camp for 68 homeless and at risk of being homeless kids in Missoula. There I met Thomas the Tarantula.... more

Power Shift

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. A Day in the Life of a UM student: traveling to Washington D.C. for a national youth conference on climate change. The conference was called Power Shift, and about 10,000 young people from ... more

Migratory Notions and Desert Solidarity

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. A Day in the Life a UM student--backpacking in the desert of Utah. If there's one thing I've learned from my backpacking journeys, it's that things rarely go exactly according to plan. Tha... more

Bear Wrestling and Farm Work

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. As I sit typing this, according to my fancy computer thermometer, it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I'm quite positive this measurement isn't accounting the windchill factor from the hur... more

Art Studios and Lebowskifests

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. After a long week of struggles in the studio, I celebrated the completion of my winter session course by heading over to Lebowskifest at the Wilma theater on Saturday night. This movie wil... more

The Facts of Life

By VERINA PALMER MARTIN. If I were to name two things I learned during my college years that have resonated with me throughout my life, it would be these: 1. Always check your facts. 2. Never forget how little ... more

Zen and the Art of Stacking Wood

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER. So, I've been living at home in Helena with my parents for the last few weeks for winter break, which basically means I get to live there free of rent for my devoted and uncomplaining slave... more

The Year of Missoula

By CLAY SPRINMEYER. Happy holidays and blessings of the new year, dear reader. As we flow forward in the river of time into 2011, I've been reflecting on some of the adventures that 2010 brought me.... more

Yes, Verina, There is a Santa

By VERINA PALMER MARTIN. Every December I swear up and down I won’t get sucked into watching another marathon of sappy Hallmark Channel movies that end with snowflakes falling on cue in a freaking Christmas m... more

When Aliens (and Cryptosporidium) Attack

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UM STUDENT. Blog by Clay Springmeyer. I have aliens chewing on my intestines. Ever seen that cult classic, Alien? Remember that part where the alien baby bursts out of the guy's stomach ... more

Confessions of a Desert Diva

11/12 Blog by Verina Palmer Martin. I really hate to admit it, but I’m not the same Montana girl my daddy raised. More precisely, I’m not the tomboy he took camping, hunting, fishing and competitive trapsho... more

Zoo Town Night Life

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UM STUDENT. Blog by Clay Springmeyer. Goodbye Day Light Savings! Don't you love getting to sleep in an extra hour? Well, readers, so much has happened in the last week that I don't eve... more

Sports Fan Paradise

Sports fan? Missoula is a great place to be! For a city of its size, Missoula offers a wealth of spectator sports opportunities. From minor league sports to a bevy of UM athletic events, there are sporti... more

Missoula in Motion

Missoulians embrace green living and you'll find sustainable transportation options readily available in the city. Missoula in Motion aims to promote the city’s popular sustainable transportation system and i... more