Thursday, December 4, 2008


Reporter Eddie Haver and photographer Charles Thomas take a look at a new way to give during the holiday season with the Adopt-a-Vet Program run through the Valor House, Poverello Center and Office of Civic Engagement.

Model United Nations

Reporter Ryan Widdekind and photographer Jordan Treece take us to this year's Montana Model United Nations Conference. Where High School students from across the state to participate.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Black Friday

Reporter Greg McDonald and photographer Russ Curry go to Vann's appliences, to see how the biggest shopping day of the year went.


Reporter Marianne McCormack and Amy McDonald see where the cookies, cakes, and muffins that are in the UC Market and the Country Store come from.

Habitat for Humanity

Community members of Habitat for Humanity team up with the University Chior to help fundraise money for the cause. Reporter Lindsey Alvestad and photographer Holly Baker meet with a couple team that make it worth their while.

Letters of Love

Reporter Badria Al-Abdullah and photographer Caitlin Mallory visit a group who write letters to children in who live in Iraq.

UM News Silver for December 4, 2008

Here's this week's broadcast of UM News for December 4, 2008 from our silver team. Led by producer Kelly Hanson and director Noel Pederson, the program was anchored by Holly Baker and Marianne McCormack. This program airs on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman during the Montana Today morning news program. This program marks our final episode of 2008 year. From our entire Silver Team, thanks for all your support and have a great holiday season.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Campus Construction

The University of Montana Admissions markets its pristine landscape to entice prospective students. But as reporter Natalie Neumann and photographer Teal Kenny found out, tour guides say all the campus construction is taking away from students' first impressions.

Overcoming Obstacles

A Missoula woman was among more than 500 triathletes who competed in the XTERRA World Championship in Hawaii on Oct. 26.
As UM News reporter Breanna Roy and photographer Liam Scholey found out, Megan Fisher overcame a bigger obstacle than the grueling race.

UM News Maroon for December 2, 2008

Here's this week's UM News broadcast--our final program of the semester. Today's program airs on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:25 a.m during the local break in CBS News' The Early Show. Today's anchors are Allyson Weller and Breanna Roy. The show was produced by Allison Scheel and directed by Melissa Berry. The University of Montana School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television would like to thank you for your support this semester. We'll see you again next fall. Have a great holiday. (Click on video below.)

International Education Week

The University of Montana hosted International Education Week from November 17 - 21. Students had the opportunity to learn about studying and working abroad. Outside of this event, UM International Programs offers three weekly, one-hour sessions throughout the year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Griz/Cat Tickets

Student tickets went on sale Sunday evening at the University Center for the annual Cat/Griz football game.
As reporter Holly Baker and photographer Caitlin Mallory found some students think the tickets were well worth the wait.

Turning Down the Heat

The University of Montana is turning down the heat as part of gov. Brian Schweitzer's 20/10 innitiave, which calls for state agencies to scale back energy use by 20 percent by the end of 2010. GM and JT have more.

Blood Drive

The gridiron game isn't the only matchup between the M-S-U Bobcats and U-M Grizzlies this week.
Reporter Lindsay Alvestad and photographer Ryan Widdekind found another contest that has the two schools drawing blood.

Beetle Lab

While many students are busy writing book reports or cramming for math exams, the staff at UM's Beetle and Bug lab are studying behaviors of some of the world's biggest insects. Reporter Dan Boyce and Photographer Noel Pederson check out the lab's groundbreaking research into the rhinoceros beetle.

santa paws

As Christmas approaches many people are shopping for gifts.
But the Humane Society wants you to remember to give back this holiday season.
UM reporter Kelly Hanson and photographer Rob Norton find out how the shelter raises money towards it's $350,000 annual budget.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

UM News Silver for November 20, 2008

It's Thursday and that means UM News as produced by our Silver Team. University of Montana senior broadcast journalism students Holly Baker from Choteau and Dan Boyce from Lewistown anchor today's broadcast. Tyson Bierwag directed while Stacy Gray was the producer. The broadcast airs on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman on the morning program Montana Today. We'll be off next week for the holiday. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Squash Off

The University Center held it's first squash off cooking competition.
Sponsored by Students for real food, the group set out to encourage the use of local foods on the university campus.
Reporter Alison Scheel and photographer Charles Thomas discovered what was cookin' and serves up the story.

Toy Drive

This year is going to be a tough holiday season for many.
This give the UM Football payers the oppotunity to spread joy to kids who need toys for chirstmas.
Reporter Amanda Ferrucci and Photographer Owen Brown went to the UC bookstore to find the scoop.


At the beginning of each semester at UM students get excited as they move into their new houses or apartments for the year.
But by the end of the semester when students move out the feeling isn't always a happy one.
Reporter Allyson Weller and Photographer Liam Scholey found out what legislation is in the works to help out renters


With the holiday season approaching the University hosts a variety of arts and crafts fairs.
Reporter Natalie Neumann and photographer Melissa Berry take us to one booth that helps a community in Africa.

UM News Maroon for November 18, 2008

Here's this week's UM News as produced by our Maroon team. The program airs at 8:25 a.m. on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates. Today's program was produced by Eddie Haver and directed by Sam Bury. Allyson Weller and Amanda Ferrucci anchor the broadcast. Just a reminder. We will not have a UM News broadcast. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Carillon Bells

One University of Montana student says his volunteer job makes him feel like the hunchback of Notre Dame.

Reporter Stacy Gray and photographer Rob Norton climbed Main Tower to see how the bells are played.

Horseback Riding at UM

The University of Montana offers classes in almost every subject and sport. But some come with a hefty price tag. UM News Reporter, Kelly Hanson and photographer Noel Pederson find out how one horseback riding class allows students to work off their bill to hop in the saddle.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Griz in Miles City

Reporter Dan Boyce and Photographer Amy McDonald took the long trip to Miles City to see what Griz fans are up to on the eastern side of the State.

Reporter Greg McDonald and Photographer Tyson Bierwag went to the University pool to check out how the UM ROTC is preparing for under water combat.

ROTC Water Training.

UM News Silver for November 13, 2008

Here's this week's UM News program produced by the University of Montana Radio-Television Department students. The program airs on KECI-TV and the Montana Today show. Greg McDonald and Kelly Hanson anchor today's newscast. Badria Al-Abdullah was the producer. Russ Curry directed the newscast.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Silver Preview

See what Team Silver is
working on this week for
UM News with anchor
Holly Baker.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day

Today is a special day to be remember and be recongize the men and women who fought for our country.
Veterans day is the holiday that once a year allows Amercians to show there appreciation for these soldiers.
The ROTC Programs at the University of Montana is home to veterans of all wars.

The Soup Kitchen at the Pov'

The weather is changing outside and a hot meal is much appreciated, especially for those in need.
Reporter Allyson Weller and photographer Jon Denny visited a local soup kitchen to see what they were dishing out.

DNA wildlife

Lectures and DNA don't always register excitement in one's mind. Reporter Alison Scheel and photographer Sam Bury took a visit to the Montana natural history center to learn what one enthusiastic UM professor specializes in.

Gettin' Healthy at the UM Health Fair

People are gearing up for flu season which means getting a flu shot and staying healthy. The Curry Health Center at the University of Montana offers students and faculty discounted flu shots along with other free health screenings. Reporter Crystal Bowling and Teal Kenny discover what students can learn from the UM Health Fair.

Big Sky Brewery

Reporter Owen Brown takes us to the Big Sky Brewery where Co-founder Bjorn Nabozeny wrote the business plan for brewery as a class project.

UM News Maroon for November 11, 2008

Here's the Veterans Day edition of UM News for Tuesday, November 11, 2008. University of Montana School of Journalism broadcast journalism seniors Eddie Haver and Amanda Ferrucci anchor this week's newscast. The program was produced by Breanna Roy and directed by Kris Hanson. The program aired on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates at 8:25am.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maroon Team Preview

UM News Reporter Eddie Haver and photographer Melissa Berry give you a glimps into the Maroon Team's November 10th show.

More Parkour Action!

Looking for more Parkour?? Well you have come to the right place. Click below to see extra bonus footage and learn more from the Parkour group in Missoula.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hate Wall

It's not often students are encouraged to write derogatory words on campus.
But this Writing on the Wall served to introduce the Day of Dialogue.
Reporter Badria Al-Abdullah and photographer Stacy Gray learn how a fraternity project helps collapse a wall of oppression.

Folk Dance

Two times a year the University Center Ballroom fills with dozens of folk dancers, all looking to kick up their heels.
Reporter Lindsay Alvestad and photographer Tyson Bierwag swung in to bring us the sights and sounds of the annual Town and Gown Dance.

Ticket Donation

Each week The Griz Kidz foundation provides between 30 and 50 tickets to kids around the state.
Photographer Russ Curry and reporter Greg McDonald met some of those kids last weekend and this is what they found.

Trade Fair

UM tries to use products that pay a living wage to the people that make them.
University Dining Services uses these Fair Trade and sustainable local goods as much as possible.
Reporter Holly Baker and photographer Amy McDonald look at one product that smells as good as it tastes.

Water Polo

After a few semesters of hardly any participants in Water Polo, this semester it's seeing some benefits from one student's recuriting.
UM News Reporter Kelly Hanson and photographer Caitlin Mallory find out who's responsible for putting this team together.

UM News Silver for November 6, 2008

It's Thursday and time for another edition of UM News. This week's newscast from the Silver Team airs on KECI-TV's Montana Today program on November 6th. Today's anchors are University of Montana senior broadcast journalism majors Lindsay Alvestad and Holly Baker. The newscast was produced by Ryan Widdekind and directed by Jordan Treece. We hope you enjoy this week's show.

Silver Preview

Reporter and online maverick Dan Boyce takes you on a warp-speed tour of UM News Silver's November 6th show. You can catch this show during KECI's Thursday morning program.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wolf Keep

Reporter and photographer Owen Brown shows us a wildlife sanctuary. The goal of this sanctuary is to allow people to view wolves in a semi natural state and form their own opinions of them.
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Hybrid Truck

Students and Professors at the UM College of Technology West Campus took a look at the future during a Peterbilt presentation of its new hybrid truck. UM News reporter Eddie Haver and photographer Kris Hanson bring us the story.
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Performing Arts Series

Exciting shows are on the horizon as UM Productions, the University of Montana's entertainment source presents the 2008-2009 performing arts series. Reporter Alison Scheel and photographer Melissa Berry were traveled back to the fabulous forties at the opening show and learned about the series that includes something for everyone. (Click Below to Play Video.)


As students prepare for the 2008 presidential election, some organizations are hoping to further inform them on some important issues. Reporter Crystal Bowling and photographer Teal Kenny find out what one organization did to help students cast a more informed vote. (Click Below to Play Video.)

For more information on voting in Missoula, click here. Don't forget to VOTE!! Tuesday, November 4th.


An international craze travelling through the Internet is popping up in Missoula. It began in France with a man named David Belle who claims he's been doing it his whole life, but it's only recently jumped into the US. UM News reporter Breanna Roy and photographer Sam Bury introduce us to a creative form of exercise. (Click Below to Play Video.)

UM News Maroon for November 4, 2008

Here's the UM News program from the Maroon team for Tuesday, November 4. The program airs at 8:25 a.m. on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates. University of Montana School of Journalism broadcast journalism majors Alison Scheel and Allyson Weller anchor today's broadcast. The program was directed by Liam Scholey and produced by Natalie Neumann.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

UM News-Maroon Preview for 11/02/08

UM News reporter Amanda Ferucci digs into her bag of tricks and pulls some of the news stories airing this week on UM News.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Usually students put on their cap and gown in May... not October.
Reporter Stacy Gray and Photographer Tyson Bierwag met one student who got to celebrate his graduation early.

Jazz Thriller

When The Day of the Dead is around the corner, dance students brush up on their 80's moves for a performance. Reporter Badria Al-Abdullah and photographer Caitlin Mallory learn how a Michael Jackson classic takes a new twist.