Thursday, December 6, 2007

UM NEWS SILVER SHOW 12-6

UM News Silver show was broadcast on KECI-TV on December 6, 2007 with anchors Maritsa Georgiou and Megan Taylor. This was the last show for the year 2007 and was produced by Melanie Overcast and directed by Byron Norris.



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Swing Into Finals

While many people ring in the holiday cheer come December, college students celebrate the approach of the end of the semester.
But before any celebrating can begin, students must push through the last weeks of studying, papers and tests.
Reporter Katie Stukey found out how some students deal with the stress of finals.


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Are you stressed? UM's Curry Health Center has more tips and exercises to help you cope.

Running the Dogs


The snow has melted for now but it will be back in no time. Oone University of Montana professor can't wait to take advantage it. UM News reporter Jackie Bartz looks at one "chill" sport.




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Other than dog sledding, Professor Carla Coxloves to take advantage of the outdoors in many other ways. She enjoys running, hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and gardening.

Rockstar

Christmas is just around the Corner and students want the hottest gifts of the season.
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Want to know more about Guitar hero? Click here for the latest!

Ice


The snow may have melted but it's only a matter of time before it returns. Reporter Maritsa Georgiou investigates an icy situation with the new Don Anderson Hall.




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UM Gaelic Classes

A unique class and a unique teacher are getting UM students interested in their Irish Heritage.
UM News reporter Ashleigh Ebert explores how ancient Gaelic is being revived at the University of Montana.



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The Irish Gaelic class is part of the Irish studies minor.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

UM News Maroon Show December 4, 2007


UM News Maroon Show was broadcast on KPAX December 4, 2007 with anchors Irina Cates and Brandon Gondeiro. This was the last show for the year 2007 and was produced by Rob Ashley and directed by Aricka Turner.



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From all of us here at UM News we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Be sure to look for more UM News next fall.

Adopt a Family

UM's Civic Engagement office and the Salvation Army help needy families receive holiday cheer through and Adopt a Family program. Reporter Kerry McKay and photographer Brandon MacDonald found out how people can help out this Christmas season.


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Monday, December 3, 2007

Santa Fundraiser

For a couple days Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit the UC. Reporter Kim Cosgrove found how sitting on Santa's lap could help bring a nice Christmas to one Missoula family.
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Daisy

Two UM alum have teamed up on a project that will change the way blind people will access the written word. Reporter Amanda Harris and photographer Layne Fisher found out this computer program will accompany the 2007 edition of Microsoft Word.


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Stadium Expansion

Two thousand seats will be added to the east side of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Construction will begin Monday, December 3. UM News reporter Wayne Stell and photographer Jason Hendrickson found out how the UM campus will be impacted with this development.



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Holiday Art Sale

UM ceramic students are selling their work to help with class expenses. This year they're participating in the Holiday Art Sale starting Thursday December 6th through Sunday December 9th in the UC Center. Reporter Brandon Gondeiro along with Photographer Chris Spence went behind the scenes of this festive event.




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Thursday, November 29, 2007

UM News Maroon Preview Show

Reporter Kim Cosgrove finds how Santa Claus is helping local Missoula families during the holidays.
Reporter Kerry McKay and photographer Brandon MacDonald find one University student who is helping to give a needy family a happy holiday.
Reporter Brandon Gondeiro and Photographer Chris Spencer visit with a University of Montana ceramics class during there annual holiday art sale.
Reporter Wayne Stell, along with Photographer Jason Hendrickson, investigate how the stadium expansion will affect campus life in the next few months.
and reporter Amanda Harris and photographer Layne Fisher talk with two UM alumni about their project that will grant greater information access to those previously denied it.

The show will be aired on KPAX in the morning on December 4th.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

No Shave November

November brings traditions such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and sometimes the first snowfall. Reporter Brandon Gondeiro found a tradition that some say dates back to the Middle Ages being celebrated today at U-M.






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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Myspace Background Checks



Employers are catching on to Myspace and Facebook to do background checks on future employees. Reporter Megan Taylor and Photographer Cristin Rennick went to see exactly how many businesses use this process.
To visit Myspace or Facebook, click on the links.
For more about The University of Montana Career Services click on the link.



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American Indian Student Services

American Indian Student Services at UM promotes academic success, while addressing the educational and cultural barriers that Native students face. Reporter Eric Allen discovered how the AISS program helps UM's Native students. 







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Religious Speech

Each week at UM students gather, listen, and voice their opinions to a controversial religious speaker.
UM News Reporter Jackie Bartz found out what happens when students exercise their free speech.




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Freshman 15

Along with stressful class loads and living away from home for the first time, college freshman face the stereotypical "Freshman 15."
Reporter Katie Stukey uncovers the truth behind the famed weight gain.



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UM Drug Testing

Recent arrests of three Griz football players on drug related charges have some questioning the effectiveness of UM's drug testing policy.
Reporter Melanie Overcast takes a closer look at athletic drug testing.







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Monday, November 26, 2007

Sigma Nu Hazing Laws


The Sigma Nu Fraternity says it has always been against hazing of its members. But recently the University of Montana Chapter took this belief one step further, redefining hazing in an attempt to eradicate the practice all together. Reporter Lauren Pedrick and Photographer John Zimmerman take a closer look at the changes.



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Mandy Morales


There is a Lady Griz basketball player from Billings tearing it up on the court this year.Reporter Wayne Stell and photographer Aricka Turner paid a visit with her.


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To see the Lady Griz basketball schedule click here

UM News Silver Preview for Thursday Nov. 29th, 2007

UM News Silver Preview for 11/29/07
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S.A.D.



As the holidays approach, not everyone is filled with the joy of the season.Reporter Rob Ashley and photographer Layne Fisher found out how winter leaves some people feeling blue.


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To see what activities are going on visit UM"s event calendar.

Kenya Orphanage



This week at UM there are over 700 people wearing orange T-shirts, reporter Kim Cosgrove looks into the reason behind the lastest fashion trend.



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Click here to help with Kenya Orphanages

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

UM News Maroon Team November 20


UM News Maroon Team November 20, 2007. Anchored by Wayne Stell and Brandon Gondeiro. Produced by Kerry McKay and directed by Brandon MacDonald.







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Jubileers in concert... a little extra jazz!

The Jubileers entertain a crowd in the University Theater. Extra content provided by Adam Winger.
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Selvig family tradition continues at UM

"Selvig" is not an unknown name to Grizzly Basketball...that's because it just keeps on coming back again and again.
Reporter Irina Cates tells us how the Selvig legacy continues today.


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Monday, November 19, 2007

Maroon Preview

Coming up this week on UM News. This show will air on Tuesday, November 27 on KPAX during the morning show.

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Toilet Day

National Toilet Day is Monday November 19. Reporter Lauren Pedrick and photographer Chris Spencer investigate this unsung hero or waste disposal.








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Culinary School

The Culinary school at the UM College of Technology is the only nationally accredited cooking school in the state. Reporter Amanda Harris met some budding chefs and found out the school is growing and improving as much as its student.









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Food Bank

Cat Griz competitions aren't just limited to the gridiron. Reporter Rob Ashley and photographer Aricka Turner investigate the Food Bank throw down.










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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

UM News Silver Show for: 11/15/07

UM News Silver for November 15, 2007
Anchored by Megan Taylor and Eli Hermann
Directed by Ryan Corwin
Produced by Ashleigh Ebert
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UM Jubileers

The Jubileers are the University of Montana's vocal jazz ensemble that perform a variety of jazz and popular styles of music.
UM News reporter, Eric Allen, opened his ears to the "Jubes" latest performance.


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File Sharing

Many students use file sharing software to off set the cost of CDs.
But illegal downloading is a thorn in the side of the Recording Industry Association of America and many music artists. University policy does not directly address illegal file sharing, The closest it gets is condemning using too much bandwidth, which can slow down the network.


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Curry Health Center

Curry Health Center cares for University of Montana students every day. But some say they're leaving less than happy.
UM News reporter Melanie Overcast and photographer Byron Norris finds out how disgruntled students can make their voices heard.(Click link below.)




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Student Midterm Stress

When midterms and snow clouds are on the horizon, many students reach their pinnacle of stress.
UM News reporter Maritsa Georgiou and photographer Andrew Granbois look into some ways to alleviate this common University ailment. (Click link below.)




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Black Friday

Holidays are fast approaching and stores across the nation are getting ready for the biggest shopping day of the year.
UM News reporter Megan Taylor and photographer Oliver Sommerauer talked to a few store owners and students on how they prepare for this busy day. (Click link below.)




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UM News Silver Preview


Check out what UM News Silver has coming your way soon...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ping Pong Club

The Associated Students at the University of Montana sponsors nearly 200 club activities. UM News reporter Brandon Gondeiro met the newest club's founder who brings an international flavor to his group. (click on video link below)



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Thursday, November 8, 2007

UM News Maroon Team Preview

Please click the video to see a preview of our next show that will air on November 19, 2007. (produced by Layne Fisher with reporter Wayne Stell)

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Driving Highway 93

The phrase, "Pray for me, I drive 93," may ring true a bit more these days due to a new speed limit increase. Reporter Maritsa Georgiou and photographer Andrew Granbois give us an update on how the new speed is doing. (Click video link below.)

For more information on Highway 93 click on the weblink below.
www.Mdt.mt.gov


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