Friday, October 30, 2009

Consequences from Parking Fees

Parking fees at the University of Montana changed this school year. UM News reporter Willi Brooks and Paige Browning talked with a student facing some consequences because of parking fees.

Parking fees can be paid at Facilities Services on campus.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Take Back The Night

The University of Montana's Student Assault Resource Center reports that one in four college women will be the victim of an attempted or an actual sexual assault during their college years. That number is five-percent greater than other U.S. campuses. UM News photographer Mark Wilson and reporter Willi Brooks found out what local groups are doing to fight violence.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Climate Change

Lauren Hipshear and others gathered on the UM Oval to show their support for lowering carbon emissions in the atmosphere to less than 350 parts per million. UM News reporter Katy Harris and photographer Buddy Cowart bring you the story.

Intramural Basketball - Web Exclusive

The University of Montana's intramural basketball teams provide opportunities for students to play an organized sport for fun. It also provides jobs for students who know the game. Photographer Sarah Grant and reporter Cole Johnson found out what it's like for Jenny McVeigh to be an intramural babasketball referee.

UM Student balances responsibilities outside of college

Many University of Montana students face obstacles while completing their degrees. UM News reporter/photographer Sarah Grant discovered one student who sees those challenges through a unique set of eyes.

UM international student experiences first Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and many people are preparing to celebrate the holiday and its traditions. UM News reporter Ashley Korslien and photographer Paige Browning found one UM student who is experiencing her first “American” Halloween.

UM News Silver for October 29, 2009

UM News for October 29, 2009, as presented by the Silver team, is anchored by University of Montana broadcast journalism seniors Willi Brooks and Cole Johnson. Today's newscast was produced by Lindsey Scheetz and directed by Jon Denny. The program airs during the Montana Today program on KECI-TV in Missoula, KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman and KCFW-TV in Kalispell. UM News is a presentation of the Radio-Television Department in the UM School of Journalism.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

UM Silver Preview

This is the preview for UM Team Silver for the week of October 28, 2009. Lindsey Scheetz producing and Jon Denny directing...

Monday, October 26, 2009

UM's Receives Sustainability Grade

The University of Montana is getting a grade of its own on going green. UM News reporter Katrina Heser and photographer Jaime Berg found out how the campus ranks on the College Sustainability Report Card. The report card "provides in-depth sustainability profiles of colleges in all 50 states and Canada." Grades for other schools involved in the report across the state of Montana, the nation, and Canada can be found by clicking here. (Click below to watch the story.)

Fencing Club Online Exclusive

A.J DeWees talks about the different fencing blade types.

A.J gives advice for beginners.

A.J shares some memories of fencing, and why he loves it.

University of Montana Fencing Team

The University of Montana Fencing Team is taking student athletics to whole new levels of skill and grace. UM News photographer Scott Youngbauer dropped by practice and discovered a swashbuckling student's love for the sport.

YWCA Bookstore is a Secret to Students

The YWCA Secret Seconds Store is located just a block from The University of Montana Campus. The store offers students a wide selection of used books and all sales support the YWCA's mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. Reporter Jeanette Hoerner and Photographer Mike Houchin went to the bookstore to see what secrets it has to offer.

Dumpster Dive

A student group on campus decided to promote climate change awareness by spreading garbage all over the Oval. Climate Action Now! participated in Global Climate Change Week by completing a dumpster dive. A dumpster dive involves taking a sampling of garbage from dumpsters on campus and sorting out the recycling from the true trash. More specifically, the group was looking for recyclable plastics, tin, and aluminum- all materials commonly thrown away on college campuses. Photographer Dariga Massenova and reporter Drew Trafton help "sort out" the story.

Women's Weightlifting

As spring semester registration rolls around, students may be looking for a fun and unique way to earn a credit. One class on campus offers women a way to get in shape while getting familiar with the weight room. Reporter Rose Stepanek and photographer Carmen Ebert went to the UM Fitness and Recreation Center and found how bicep curls are for the girls.

UM News Maroon for October 27, 2009

University of Montana senior broadcast journalism majors Rose Stepanek and Jannette Hoerner anchor this week's Maroon team broadcast of UM News. The program was produced by Marnee Banks and directed by Daniel Ryan. This program airs on Montana's News Station affiliates across the state.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Maroon Promo for 10/27

Fusion Concert

Music students at the University of Montana are coming together for the first time to showcase their musical diversity. UM News reporter/photographer Whitney Caldarone takes us behind the scenes for a sneek peak of what they're working on.

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Hunters for Hunger

Every year big game hunters across the state prepare for the general hunting season which begins October 25th. UM News photographer Mark Wilson and reporter Lindsey Scheetz caught up with one local hunter who plans to help others through his kills.

For more information on the hunters against hunger program you can call the Montana Food Bank Network at 406-721-3825 or click on the Montana Food Bank Network link.

BAC Outreach

Have you ever wondered what your Blood Alcohol Concentration is? Maybe after a drink? Maybe after six?
The Missoula Police Department and the Missoula County DUI Task Force were at the Griz Game Tailgate armed with BAC meters to help fans know "when to say when".
UM News Reporter Cole Johnson and photographer Jon Denny went along to see what constitutes "impairment."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

UM News Silver for October 22, 2009

Today's UM News program for Thursday, October 22, 2009 is anchored by Katy Harris and Cole Johnson, senior broadcast journalism majors at the University of Montana School of Journalism. Laura Wilson produced the newscast. Senior Radio-TV major Eri Okazaki was the director. The program airs on Montana Today on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman. (Click video below to watch the newscast.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Silver Promo for Thursday 10/22

This is Team Silver promo for Thursday October 22nd. Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Effects of Speech Therapy

A year ago two year old Tyler Schrekendgust fell from a three story building triggering two seizures, and damaging the left side of his brain. Reporter Marnee Banks and Photographer Daniel Ryan learned how UM's Communicative Science Disorders program is educating students so they can help children like Tyler overcome the impossible.

Homecoming quilt

Homecoming came to an end last week but it doesn't mean the "coming home feeling" has to end. Reporter Jannette Hoerner and Photographer Dariga Massenova found a way for someone to take a piece of Homecoming with them.

Tickets sales last up through November 14th and can be purchased at the Alumni office, home and away griz football tailgates, other event locations or by calling 243-5211. The proceeds go back to the Alumni Association to pay for Homecoming events and activities. Prices for tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Media Arts education sparks new company

One former UM student is using life experiences to shape the career he's embarking on. Sean McCormick, along with college his college friend, Jesse Spaulding, are starting a production company called Scratch Media. The company hopes to someday make commercials for Missoula businesses. UM News reporter/photographer Jaime Berg shows us how McCormick is working his way fromthe ground up using his media arts digital filmmaking degree. (Click below to see story.)

UM Heating Plant Strives to Conserve Energy

A Greener UM
The Heating Plant distributes steam heat to every building on campus through a network of underground tunnels. Upgrades are currently being made to the facility to help make it more energy efficient. UM News Reporter Rose Stepanek and photographer Mike Houchin went deep below campus to see what improvements are being made to the underground tunnel system.

Aber Day Keg Documentary

May 16, 2009 marked the 30th anniversary of the last Aber Day Kegger. Homecoming weekend in Missoula marked the premiere of "Kegger," a feature-length documentary re-living the huge party in Missoula during the 1970s. UM News reporter Katrina Heser and photographer Carmen Ebert catch up with the executive producer of the film, attend the film's premiere and find that the kegger is still giving back.

UM News Maroon for October 20, 2009

University of Montana broadcast journalism majors Katrina Heser and Jannette Hoerner anchor this week's UM News broadcast. The show was produced by Shande Wiest and directed by Grant Beaudette. This program airs Tuesday, October 20th on KPAX-TV in Missoula, KBZK-TV in Bozeman, KTVQ-TV in Billings and KRTV-TV in Great Falls. (Click below to see the news program.)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1,000 New Gardens

Despite cold temperatures, one local non-profit organization is hard at work producing locally grown food. UM News reporter Katy Harris and photographer Mark Wilson found out the dirty side of making Missoula beautiful. (Click below to see story.)

UM Marching Band

For the University of Montana marching band, every week presents a tiring schedule, and new challenges. Band members Cori Smith and Roy Mckenney share a passion for performance that has made the two of them grow closer. Reporter Laura Wilson and Photographer Buddy Cowart explore why the marching bands hard work pays off, both on and off the field.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Garden City Fungi, Farm to College Program

Reporter Lindsey Scheetz and photographer Paige Browning met mushroom farmers in Western Montana. Garden City Fungi is one of over 50 farm involved in the Farm-to-College Program.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

UM Post Office Delivers

Hundreds of letters and packages come to the University of Montana each day. But who's responsible for delivering the mail on campus. This week, UM News photographer Eri Okazaki and reporter Willi Brooks took a look inside UM's personal postal service. The department is a separate entity from the U.S. Postal Service and delivers same-day mail throughout the campus. (Click below to see the story.)

UM News Silver for October 15, 2009

Thanks for joining us for today's newscast of UM News presented by the Silver team. Today's anchors are University of Montana broadcast journalism majors Lindsey Scheetz and Willi Brooks. The program was produced by Ashley Korslien and directed by Whitney Caldarone. The program airs during Montana Today on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Silver Promo for 10/15/09 Show

U-DASH Bus Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

The U-DASH bus, or as some call it "the drunk bus," has been offering UM students a free ride home for twenty years now. One U-DASH bus driver found out there is more to the job than just driving the bus. UM News reporter Mike Houchin fell off the wagon, but hopped on the bus.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Alumni and friends flooded back to campus for Homecoming. One UM graduate came all the way from the White House. UM News photographer Carmen Ebert and reporter Katrina Heser met up with President Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and talked about issues facing college students. Messina graduated from the University of Montana in 1993 and says he hopes to return to Treasure State when his time at the White House is done.

How are students staying involved now that the campaign is over?

When / how will the job market recover?

Why has President Obama paid so many visits to Montana?

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Day in the Life of President Dennison

President George Dennison carries the responsibility of the University of Montana on his shoulders. Reporter Marnee Banks and Photographer Jaime Berg followed President Dennison around for a day to find out what his daily duties include.

PART FOUR: Web-Exclusive with President Dennison

PART THREE: Web-Exclusive with President Dennison

PART-TWO: Web-Exclusive with President Dennison

PART ONE: Web-Exclusive with President Dennison

What does winter have in store?

Missoula is starting to get colder and the winter season is right around the corner. Reporter Shande Wiest and photographer Grant Beaudette asked the National Weather Service what this year has in store for snow conditions and what the UM Outdoor Program has available for students who want to have fun in the cold.

There will be a used outdoor gear sale Oct. 15th from 12pm to 5pm at the UC. Snowboard maintenance class Nov. 4 at 6:00 pm for $5.00, Ski maintenance class Nov. 18th at 6:00pm

UM News Maroon for October 13, 2009

Here's today's newscast of UM News for the Maroon team that airs on October 13, 2009. Today's program was produced by University of Montana broadcast journalism senior Drew Trafton of Billings and directed by UM Radio-Television senior Scott Youngbauer of Lewistown. The anchors are UM broadcast journalism seniors Katrina Heser of Billings and Marnee Banks of Helena. Today's program airs on KPAX-TV in Missoula, KBZK-TV in Bozeman, KTVQ-TV in Billings and KRTV-TV in Great Falls.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Every year people all across the world observe the Jewish Holy Week of Sukkot. UM News reporter Lindsey Scheetz and photographer Whitney Caldarone found out what the Univeristy of Montana and Missoula community are doing to celebrate the harvest holiday.

Meet Jeff Bendremer and his family; his wife Danielle Wozniak and their two children Solomon and Eliana as they celebrate Sukkot.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sorority Centennial

Homecoming kicked off this week at the University of Montana and two sororities are celebrating their one hundred year anniversaries. Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma are honoring the centennial milestone by inviting alumni back to campus for a week long celebration. Alumni had the chance to meet current members and take part in the Homecoming activities. Both sororities began in 1909 and hope to continue a strong Greek life on campus. UM News reporter Ashley Korslien and photographer Paige Browning found out what Homecoming means to the "sisters."

100 Years of Free Speech in Missoula

UM News reporter Mark Wilson traveled back in time, joining free speech supporters while they reenacted a 1909 free speech battle that took place right here in Missoula. Members of the Industrial Workers of the World organized the open forum soapbox, the reenactment, and the screening of the film "Jailed for Their Words".

Griz Bye-Week

Some "hardcore" Griz fans took advantage of the bye-week to take the field with some of their favorite players. Special Olympians were treated to football drills courtesy of Grizzly Athletics.

While most fans took advantage of the bye-week for a day of rest, Griz players Tyler Palmer and Andrew Glueckert hit the fields to give back to the fans.

(Click link at bottom to see the video)

The Griz football team had a bye game last weekend, but that didn't stop players from heading over to Washington-Grizzly Stadium last Saturday. UM News Reporter Laura Wilson and photographer Jon Denny found out how two Griz players spent their weekend off.

Beginner Intramural Volleyball Players

Intramural sports season has just kicked off at the University of Montana for those who love sports. UM News reporter Katy Harris and photographer Eri Okazaki found that one team is trying to compete in a new sport.

UM News Silver for October 8, 2009

University of Montana broadcast journalism seniors Laura Wilson and Katy Harris anchor today's UM News program for the Silver team. Cole Johnson produced the newscast. Sarah Grant was the director. The program airs on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman. (Click below to see today's newscast.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Clintons Concert

The Clintons played a free concert on the University of Montana campus celebrating the ban on smoking in all Montana bars, casinos, and restaurants. Band members John McLellan and Josh Keehr teamed up with the IGNITE program encouraging the movement toward a smoke free campus. Reporter Katrina Heser and photographer Daniel Ryan tuned in to hear the message behind the music.

Birds and Bees LLC.

Professor of Human Sexuality Dr. Lindsey Doe has opened Montana's first sexual health center. Doe feels that sexuality is an integral part of a person's health and wellbeing. Her misson is to guide people to a happier and healthier sexuality. Reporter Shande Wiest and photographer Carmen Ebert found out where Missoula can learn more about sexual health.

Bird's and Bee's LLC offers workshops, private counseling, support groups, films, referral services, sex coaching, body therapy, a lending library, and special events for sexual expression.

for more information on classes and events you can visit or call 406-544-1019

Disability Services

With all the construction on campus students are having a difficult time getting to class. UM student Mark Boatman is no stranger to taking different routes to get tot class. Reporter Jaime Berg looks into how accessbile the UM campus is for disabled students.

Looking for love in three minutes flat.

We live in a fast paced world constantly defined by how quickly we can accomplish tasks.In 1998, a Rabbi from Los Angeles took this a step farther when he invented speed dating to allow local singles in his community the opportunity to meet and scout out perspective partners.A little over a decade later, speed dating has spread across the world, and in doing so, has made it's way to the University of Montana. Over the past month, the University Center on campus played host to two separate speed dating events.Photographer Grant Beaudette and reporter Drew Trafton followed a University sophomore around one of the events to see if he could find "the one".

Web Extra
Hate Crime Advocate and former SARC volunteer Jenny Shuyler speaks about healthy and unhealthy traits to look for in relationships.

UM News Maroon for October 6, 2009

This week's episode of UM News for the Maroon team was produced by Jannette Hoerner and directed by Dariga Massenova. University of Montana broadcast journalism majors Shande Wiest and Katrina Heser anchored the newscast. Today's program airs on KRTV-TV in Great Falls, KBZK-TV in Bozeman, KPAX-TV in Missoula and KTVQ-TV in Billings. (Click below to see today's newscast.)

Community Gardens

As the weather is getting colder, Missoulians are harvesting carrots, cucumbers, and kale from a secret garden. The ASUM Community Garden rents out plots behind Lewis and Clark Villages on a first come first serve basis. The University owns the land, provides the water and tools, but uses people with a green thumb to tend the soil. Reporter Marnee Banks and Photographer Scott Youngbauer dug up the dirt on some eco-friendly gardeners.