Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Graduation



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.


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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.



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Costume Sale

With Halloween upon us, students are turning their attention to dressing up. Money is tight for college students in general, and the extra cost for costumes can make it worse. Reporter Ryan Widdekind and photographer Russ Curry found out how students stretch their budgets to fit in a costume.



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Controversial Author

Missoula author Sherry Jones returned home to present her controversial book. She started the story as a creative writing major at the University of Montana. Reporter Holly Baker and photographer Kelly Hanson read into why the book sparks such strong emotions.
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UM News Silver October 30, 2008

Here's this week's UM News program for October 30, 2008. The program airs on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman during the Montana Today morning news program. Today's anchors are University of Montana School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television broadcast journalism seniors Lindsay Alvestad and Holly Baker. The program was produced by Marianne McCormack and directed by Robert Norton. Happy Halloween!

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President Dennison

The man serving as President of the University of Montana has held that position since 1990--longer than anyone else. Reporter Dan Boyce and Photographer Noel Pederson recently took advantage of President George Dennison's open office hours to speak about one of his last major objectives.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

UM News Silver Preview for October 30, 2008

Reporter Lindsay Alvestad and Photographer Jordan Treece preview the upcoming UM News show for the Silver Team and uncover the hometowns and future plans of the team's members. You can watch the UM News show for the Silver Team Thursday mornings on KECI in Missoula, KTVM in Helena, and KCFW in Kalispell. (Click the video below to watch)


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Monday, October 27, 2008

Guitar Hero

UM students gathered at the University Center game room ready for battle in a video game tournament. Um News Reporter Eddie Haver and photographer Kris Hanson bring us the epic event.
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Breast Cancer



Montana state reports nearly 800 women in Montana are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Um News Reporter Crystal Bowling and photographer, Sam Bury, discover how this disease affected one University student and her family.
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Zoological Museum



UM News Reporter Liam Scholey shows us a part of the UM campus that holds over 25,000 species and recently won a design award for a promotional calendar.

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Mandy's Shoes


Basketball season has begun, and the Lady Griz will showcase their skills tonight at their first scrimmage on October 28th. As UM News reporter Breanna Roy and photographer John Denny found out, senior guard Mandy Morales has enough shoes to wear a different pair for almost every game this year.
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UM News Maroon October 28, 2008

Here's this week's episode of UM News. The program is anchored by University of Montana School of Journalism senior broadcast journalism majors Natalie Neumann and Eddie Haver. The program airs at 8:25 a.m. on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates. Ally Weller produced the program. The director was Melissa Berry.

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Montana Legislature


The election is only a week away. Reporter Alison Scheel and photographer Charles Thomas find one college student who is striving hard to represent his district.




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UM News Maroon Preview

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dirt Boarding

As autumn leaves continue to fall, many in the Montana ski community eagerly dream of falling snowflakes. But Reporter Dan Boyce and Photographer Stacy Gray found some backcountry skiers who literally can't wait for that. (Click below to watch)




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Footbridge Forum

Footbridge Forum is a University of Montana class that gives students a chance to produce, direct, and host a series of radio shows. Reporter Lindsay Alvestad and Photographer Jordan Treece visited the students behind the scenes. (Click below to watch)

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Community Pianists

The University of Montana's Music Department recently held a fundraiser event to fill in where the department budget falls short. Reporter Ryan Widdekind and Photographer Caitlin Mallory found out how a lot of community pianists have been spending their time. (Click below to watch)

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Pumpkin Run

The University of Montana Track Team takes its training off the track and into the mountains to contribute to a fundraiser.
Reporter Badria Al-Abdullah and Photographer Amy McDonald take you to the race. (Click below to watch)

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Culinary Challenge

A University of Montana chef is preparing for a culinary challenge against university chefs from all over the United States. UM News Reporter Marianne McCormack and Photographer Noel Pederson went to his cooking demo on campus to see how he is preparing for the competition. (Click below to watch)

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UM News Silver October 23, 2008

University of Montana School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television are proud to present this week's edition of UM News. The program airs on KECI-TV, KCFW-TV and KTVM-TV during the Montana Today morning news program. This week's anchors are broadcast journalism majors Ryan Widdekind and Badria Al-Abdullah. The program was produced by Greg McDonald and directed by Tyson Bierwag.

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UM News Silver Preview - October 23rd

Reporter Holly Baker and Photographer Rob Norton preview the upcoming UM News show for Team Silver. You can view the show on Thursday mornings on KECI in Missoula, KTVM in Helena, and KCFW in Kalispell.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

SpectrUM Museum


Little scientists are emerging from the University of Montana from an interactive children's museum. Photograhper Teal Kenny and reporter Natalie Neumann take us there.



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Dandy Lions


Intramural sports offer a great way for UM students to make friends, stay in shape, and have fun!Reporter Allyson Weller and photographer Melissa Berry found one team who meets up weekly to play volleyball.


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Olympic Lifters


Most UM athletic programs receive full funding from the University.
Reporter Crystal Bowling and photographer Charles Thomas found two University athletes that aren't funded by the University.



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IBEX Spacecraft


Two UM scientists helped create major research tools aboard the IBEX spacecraft launched on Sunday. UM reporter Eddie Haver and photographer Kris Hanson bring us the story.



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UM News Maroon for October 21, 2008

Here's the UM News broadcast for October 21, 2008. The program airs on KPAX-TV and other Montana's News Station affiliates at 8:25 during the CBS Early Show. Senior broadcast journalism majors Alison Scheel and Eddie Haver anchor this week's show. The program was produced by Amanda Ferrucci and directed by Owen Brown.


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Friday, October 17, 2008

UM News Maroon Preview


Reporter Breanna Roy and photographer Liam Scholey preview what's coming up on UM News next week. Watch the upcoming show on KPAX Tuesday morning.



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Heart Walk

This past week a variety of U-M groups walked for a cause.
Reporter Lindsay Alvestad and Photographer Amy McDonald caught up to see what they're donating their time to.




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Kayaking

The University's Outdoor program encourages Missoula residents to take advantage of the many opportunities to get outside.
Reporter Ryan Widdekind and photographer Tyson Bierwag found a safe place to learn how to kayak.





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Gay and Lesbian Community Center Anniversary

This year the Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center celebrates its tenth year in Missoula.
Reporter Holly Baker and Photographer Dan Boyce discover what challenges the center still faces.





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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Maulers

Joe Frechette appears to be your average College of technology student. He's a part-time student with a very unique full time responsibility.
On weekends he suits up for the Missoula Maulers hockey team.
Reporter Greg McDonald and photographer Rob Norton were bring you the action


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Meet UM News - Silver Team!

A brief introduction to our team . . .
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Special Connection

The University of Montana basketball teams are getting ready to start their seasons. UM News reporter Marianne McCormack and photographer Jordan Treece went to practice to find out about a special connection between two Griz athletes.



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UM News Silver October 16

Here's the silver team's edition for this week's UM News. The program aired on KECI-TV's Montana Today program on October 16, 2008. This week's anchors are Marianne McCormack and Ryan Widdekind, both seniors in the University of Montana School of Journalism's broadcast journalism program. The program was produced by Kelly Hanson and directed by Russ Curry.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

New Science Building Partially Complete

The College of Arts and Sciences is expanding with a new building under construction on the south side of the University of Montana campus.
UM News reporter Allyson Weller and photographer Kris Hanson toured the building and found it will provide labs for students in all fields of science.

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Grant For Native American Education

One University of Montana professor takes Native American learning outside of the classroom - where she believes it belongs.
UM News reporter Amanda Ferrucci and photographer Teal Kenny caught up with professor Heather Bruce to find out what she plans to do with a $10,000 grant.


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Rounding Up The Bison

What would "home on the range" be without the bison? The National Bison Range has managed a single herd of bison since 1908, ensuring it lasts well into the future. UM News reporter Breanna Roy and photographer Melissa Berry take you to the annual roundup where workers monitor the herd's health.

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Weatherizing Your Home

As leaves begin to fall and temperatures dip, many UM students are dreading their winter utility bills. UM News reporter Crystal Bowling and photographer Owen Brown have some tips to lower your heating bill.
For energy efficient products, Ace Hardware recommends these options.

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Housing Market

While housing prices fall, sellers worry buyers won't meet their asking price. UM News reporter Natalie Neumann and photographer Liam Scholey found out how the housing slump affects one University of Montana student.




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Griz Football Exclusive

University of Montana equipment room manager Steve Hackney gives reporter Greg McDonald and photographer Tyson Bierwag an exclusive look at the contents of a Griz Football travel bag.
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