Thursday, December 10, 2009

New floor gives UM team a reason to dance

The Adams Center at the Univeristy of Montana is home to 14 collegiate sports as well as several atheletic groups. But during the winter season they all have to fight for space. UM news reporter Lindsey Scheetz and photographer Whitney Caldarone discovered what its like for one group to finally dance on stable ground.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Guide Dogs on Campus

U-M Students struggle everyday to keep up with their college classes and earn good grades. But Reporter Laura Wilson and Photographer Paige Browning found one student who calls upon a little extra help in the classroom.

For more information on Guide Dogs, go to Guide Dogs for the Blind at

MIFP Chinese Twins

The Holidays can make some students homesick when they are away from their families. UM News reporter Katy Harris and photographer Eri Okazaki found one Missoula family who is taking international students under their wing to make them feel at home during the holiday season.

The Missoula International Friendship Program will start matching interested host families with international students for Spring 2010.
For MIFP application and further information, please visit MIFP wibsite and Foreign Student and Scholar Services website at the University of Montana.

UM News Silver for December 10, 2009

Here's today's broadcast of UM News as presented by the Silver team. University of Montana broadcast journalism majors Lindsey Scheetz and Katy Harris anchor today's program. Ashley Korslien produced the broadcast. Today's director was Sarah Grant. This program airs across the state on the Montana Today program on KECI-TV in Missoula, KCFW-TV in Kalispell and KTVM-TV in Butte/Bozeman. Have a happy holiday season from all of us at UM News.

Carillon Bells

The historic Memorial Carillon has been silenced for almost the entire semester. UM Main Hall's recent construction added seismic reinforcement to the bell tower and now construction is complete ahead of schedule. UM News Reporter Willi Brooks and Photographer Jon G. Denny climbed the tower to hear the sounds of the season... (click below to see the story)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A new music band DARSHAN PULSE

Darshan is a Hindi word that means "an epiphany that comes about by being filled with divine light". In November a new band with a catchy name hit the stage of a local pub Sean Kelly's. Darshan Pulse sings about the world being watched and expresses their vision of today's status quo. Reporter Dariga Massenova talked to bandmates Greham Woolley and Brandt Miller about their concept album Panopticon that is planned to be released in January.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Model United Nations

Over 400 high school students gathered in the UC ballroom for the annual model united nations conference. Reporter Jennette Hoerner and Photographer Mike Houchin learned how UM political science majors are helping teens learn diversity.

UM Woodsman Team

One team at the University of Montana does it all - chopping, sawing, and climbing. UM News reporter Katrina Heser and photographer Daniel Ryan met with the UM Woodsman team and learned how the team is keeping a number of Montana traditions alive.

MFA Art Exhibit

Every year students in the Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Montana show off their work for the public. Larger-than-life ceramic figures by Kensuke Yamada call the Gallery of Visual Arts home for the next two weeks. UM News photographer Carmen Ebert and reporter Rose Stepanek look at how one student sculpts a new idea in his presentation.

Yamada's exhibit started December 3rd and runs through December 17th.
Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, visit the Gallery of Visual Arts website.

UM Triathlon Team

The UM Triathlon team is busy biking, running and swimming for their upcoming triathlon season. Team president Joshua Goldberg and team member Chris Cordingley talked to UM News reporter Marnee Banks and photographer Jaime Berg about how the team is shaping up for the 2010 season.

UM News Maroon for December 8, 2009

Welcome to this week's edition of UM News as produced by our Maroon team. University of Montana broadcast journalism majors Rose Stepanek and Katrina Heser anchor the program. Shande Wiest produced this week's program while Grant Beaudette directed. UM News airs across the state on Montana's News Station affiliates. Happy Holidays! (Click below to see the broadcast.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GED to the COT

The University of Montana's College of Technology has experienced a increase of GED applicants. Reporter Laura Wilson and Photographer Jon Denny looked into the story and found one (future) student who left high school early to enroll in college.

(Click the link below to see the story)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UM Recycling Program Gets Down and Dirty

Hundreds of students work at the University of Montana everyday, and one of the smelliest jobs is one of the most important for the environment. UM News reporter Whitney Caldarone and photographer Ashley Korslien found out how the UM Recycling Program is cleaning up, while getting dirty.

Art for all genders about transgenders

As the saying goes, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. UM News reporter/photographer Paige Browning found a University of Montana student who's art explains more than the English language can. (Click below to view story.)

Sutherland says there are at least 100 transgender students at the University, and her art features a handful of them.

Visiting Scholar From Turkey

Many students at the University of Montana are not aware of every single language program offered on campus. UM News reporter Katy Harris and photographer Eri Okazaki visited a woman who is doing her best to spread the word and knowledge of her country.

UM Modern and Classical Language and Literature Department is planing to continue offering Turkish program in Spring 2010 and the following year. For further information, please visit UM Turkish program website.