Thursday, December 9, 2010

Griz Fan

One loyal Lady Griz fan has a front row seat at every game. UM News reporter Katie Mansfield and photographer Khushnuda Shukurova found how William Potter has enjoyed every single home game for the last 40 years.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Some UM Students are trying a cool winter hobby called thrashing! Reporter Emily Adamson found how the snow and ice can make thrashing more about falling than flying.

UM News Silver Show December 8th, 2010

On our last edition of UM News, we take a look at how some students are picking up a new winter sport called "thrashing". Also, we find out how some low-income students at a grade school are getting some help for the winter. This show was anchored by Gillette Vaira and Emily Adamson. It was produced by Chenelle Smith and directed by Drew Stanley. Happy Holidays!

Indoor Track and Field Season Kicks Off

More than eighty athletes make up the UM track and field team. Last week the team kicked off their indoor season which runs until February. Reporter Shaun Rainey found out how an individual sport is all about the team.

Brian Qvale

UM senior Brian Qvale says he never takes a day for granted as a Grizzly basketball player. Reporter Vince Bagby and photographer Alison Kilts got a glimpse of a day in the life of this star athlete.

Needy Closet

Montana had about a 14 percent poverty rate in 2008, rolling in as the 17th highest in the U.S. Reporter, Gillette Vaira, and photographer, Sheya Rivard, discovered how UM social work students are filling a closet at DeSmet Public School in Missoula to help kids who might not otherwise afford warm clothes this winter. Contact the school at 406.549.4994 to find out how to donate to the closet.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

UM News Maroon 6 December 2010

On this last edition of Maroon's UM News, we look at how crew's on campus are dealing with the arrival of winter weather. Also we take a look at different challenges that students face, from food intolerance's to sensory disabilities. This show was anchored by Jake Stevenson, and Kaelyn Kelly.  It was produced by Amy Quinlivan and Keith Hensley directed.

Winter at the Poverello Center

The number of homeless people seeking shelter at Missoula's Poverello Center doubles over the winter months. Reporter Jake Stevenson and photographer Cody Johnson found out how the shelter is helping its residents survive this brutally cold winter.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow Removal on the UM Campus

There are over 50 acres of land on the UM campus, and this winter has covered the entire campus with heavy snowfalls. This much snow can cause dangerous conditions all around campus and can cost the University thousands of dollars. Reporter Garrett Browne and Photographer Erin Schermele learned more about the crew responsible for clearing the path.

Sign Language Interpreters

Disability Services for Students has four sign language interpreters who assist five students on campus. Reporter Kaelyn Kelly and Photographer Dan LaDue found out how these interpreters bring the language of learning to hearing impaired students.

Thesis Exhibition

A graduate student in the School of Art at UM's College of Visual and Performing Arts is taking a different approach to terrorism. She explores social and global ramifications of what it's like to live in age of terrorism..
Reporter Kristina Matsalak found out how the artist is trying to bring awareness through her work.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Food Intolerances on Campus

The Curry Health Center says Celiac Disease potentially affects 1 in every 133 people in America. Celiac Disease is an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. While most college students enjoy pizza and tacos, those with food allergies and intolerances have to be careful of what they eat. Reporter Brittany Wooley and photographer Ava Shearer found out how UM accommodates students with special dietary needs.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Model United Nation

High school students from across the state and Idaho attended the 45th annual Model United Nations conference at the University of Montana. Students learned valuable negotiation skills and wrote resolutions for their assigned countries. Reporter Chenelle Smith caught up with a third year delegate.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Griz for Kids

Montana Grizzly Football Team participated in "Griz for Kids" donation program where they signed autographs and accepted toy donations. Reporter Vince Bagby and photographer Khushnuda Shukurova found how community and football team were involved in the event.
Local mixed martial arts gym known as the Dog Pound is growing in Missoula. Reporter Katie Mansfield found out how one University of Montana student fighter is punching his way to the top.

UM News Silver Show

In this edition of UM News, you'll see the Griz Football team, but off the field with Griz for Kids; a toy drive supporting local children. See how the College Republicans are helping troops overseas. Finally you'll see how tough it is to be Monte, UM's mascot, and howMissoula's professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters are making it big. Anchors Vince Bagby and Shaun Rainey took the hot seats in this segment while producer Brad Peers and director Matt Seder led the way.

Montana's Favorite Grizzly

Montana's most beloved grizzly bear Monte aims at the camera with his T-shirt gun. But being Monte isn't all about fun and games. Reporter Shaun Rainey and photographer Drew Stanley found out the hard work that goes in to being one of the most popular mascots in the country.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Soldier Care Packages

Students at the university are showing their support for the troops. Reporter, Gillette Vaira, and photographer, Alison Kilts, interviewed the College Republicans to find out more about the care packages they send to soldiers deployed to Iraq.

The group is taking donations to help provide care packages for soldiers. Email them at to find out how to help.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Animeals is offering a "Home for the Holidays" adoption promotion. Reporter Amy Quinlivan and photographer Erin Schermele found one UM alum who is bringing a furry cat to her home.

Animeals from Erin Schermele on Vimeo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

International Week

International Week celebarates all the things that the various international programs bring the University of Montana. Whether its an International Students attending the UM or programs that allow UM students the chance to study abroad. Reporter Garrett Browne found one international student stealing the show at the opening ceremonies with some helpful words for students thinking about Traveling overseas.
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Maroon Show November 22, 2010

Wrestling rings and academic excellence, headline Maroon News on November 22, 2010. Kristina Matsalak and Jake Stevenson anchored the show. Tyler Velin produced, and Katrina Shull directed. Enjoy!

Frontier States Wrestling School

A UM student is teaching wrestling fans how to take a hit like the pros at the new Frontier States Wrestling School. Reporter Kaelyn Kelly and photographer Cody Johnson found out what it takes to survive in the ring.

Kyi-Yo Club

    The Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association is raising money for this year's Pow Wow event that attracts native American tribes from the community.
    Reporter Kristina Matsalak and photographer Keith Hensley found out how the club plans to prepare for an event.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bump, Set, Study

Student athletes at The University of Montana show their hard work whether they're playing in a game or hitting the books. Reporter Jake Stevenson and photographer Dan LaDue learned how these athletes keep their grades above average.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Max Wave Fundraiser

People around the Missoula community are raising money in hopes of building another man-made kayaking spot similar to Brennan's Wave by Caras Park. Reporter Brad Peers and photographer Matt Seder found out the challenges with trying to raise half a million dollars.

Hair Fever

University of Montana drama students are getting ready for their role in the upcoming play "Hay Fever" by cutting their hair for a 1920s look. The excess hair was donated to create wigs for cancer patients that have undergone chemotherapy. Reporter Vince Bagby and photographer Drew Stanley went to see a drastic change that one student went through to prepare for her role.

Hair Fever from Drew Stanley on Vimeo.

Silver UM News 11.17.10

Welcome to UM News for November 17th, 2010! Join the Silver team as they bring you news on the Brawl of the Wild, explore how UM actors are giving back, and much more. This program is anchored by Chenelle Smith and Katie Mansfield, produced by Emily Adamson, and directed by Sheya Rivard.

Cat/Griz Ticket Sale

3,100 students waited to get Cat/Griz tickets on Sunday, but the line started at 6:30pm on Saturday, because the first 400 are eligible for guest passes. Reporter Chenelle Smith and photographer Alison Kilts waited with the student for the clock to hit 3pm, when the tickets officially went on sale.

Blood Drive

Fans, students, and alumni gathered in the UC for the fifth annual Brawl of the Wild Blood Drive, a competition between UM and MSU. Reporter Katie Mansfield found out why some rolled up their sleeves for the griz.


Some UM students have hopes for Hollywood... and others are finishing work for local screens. Students in the School of Media Arts are writing, directing, and editing their own movies. Reporter, Gillette Vaira, discovered what one graduate student is creating.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Benefit for Pakistan

A number of concerned groups gathered at the University of Montana to help bring relief to Pakistani flood victims.  The benefit was a fundraiser for PODA, a Pakistan based advocacy group for the welfare of women and children. Reporter Amy Quinlivan, and Photographer Keith Hensley went to see why so many organizations were there to lend a hand.


The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formally known as food stamps has grown 50% in the past two years. Reporter Jake Stevenson and photographer Erin Schermele found one UM student who is benefiting from the program.

SNAP from Erin Schermele on Vimeo.

UM Maroon Show

This week, UM Maroon Team reporters found out what the University is doing to prepare for the flu season.  Reporters also discovered that UM is lacking scholarships for foreign students.  Amy Quinlivan and Kristina Matsalak anchored the show. Brittany Wooley produced and Ava Shearer directed the newscast.

UM Health Fair

   Flu season is in town and the University of Montana is trying to promote healthy living on campus.
Reporter Kristina Matsalak and Photographer Cody Johnson found out how students can learn about their health.

International Scholarships

There are currently 430 International Students from more than 70 countries enrolled at the University of Montana. But despite that diversity, there is only one scholarship specifically for international students offered through UM. Reporter Tyler Velin and Photographer Katrina Shull found out more on a program hoping to boost international scholarships.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cool Pool

The Climate Action Plan calls for UM to reach carbon neutrality by 2020. Reporter Kaelyn Kelly found out how driving to school can still be Eco-friendly.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leaf Raking

Students from fraternities and sororities around the University area went to houses to rake yards for donations to the food bank. Reporter Brad Peers found out how they are lending a helping hand.

UM News-silver

In this UM News edition you may find many interesting stories such as Equestrian, Can the Cats, or Theft Bikes anchored by Brad Peers and Gillette Vaira and produced and directed by Shaun Rainey and Khushnuda Shukurova.

Missoula Mountain Biking

The geography and scenery surrounding the University of Montana is a major factor in attracting students. Reporter Vince Bagby rode up to the Rattlesnake Wilderness to see how a couple UM students are spending their afternoons doing what they love.

Can the Cats

UM students and Missoula residents are hoping to beat the Bobcats this month in more than just football. Reporter Emily Adamson and Photographer Drew Stanley found out how one group is turning the Brawl of the Wild into a project to help out the Missoula community with the 11th annual Can the Cats food drive.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UM Equestrian Team Hosts Fall Showcase

UM students participate in many outdoor activities. Some students jump right into the action while others take off trotting. Reporter Chenelle Smith and photographer Sheya Rivard found out how the equestrian team mixes its love of animals with the thrill of competition.

UM Bike Thefts

Students are dealing with bike thefts on campus, and the UM Police are keeping track of each reported case. Students can register their bikes with the Office of Public Safety to help them if their bikes get stolen. Police suggest using U-locks instead of cable locks to secure bikes. Reporter, Gillette Vaira, and photographer, Matt Seder, discovered how one student has dealt with the loss of his bike outside the University Center on campus.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Timber Sale

Forestry students are helping the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation plan the harvest of nearly 1 million board feet of timber. The senior level class Timber Management gives students real world experience outside of the classroom. Reporter Jake Stevenson and photographer Cody Johnson caught up with the class deep in Montana's back country.

UM News 11/8/10

In this edition of UM News find out how The University of Montana plans to distribute future loan refunds, and how one University group is reaching out to the community on behalf of adult autism awareness. Tyler Velin and Amy Quinlivan bring you these stories and more. Garrett Browne produced and Dan LaDue directed.

UM News 11/8/10 from Dan LaDue on Vimeo.

UM Debit Cards

UM is going paperless with UM-themed debit cards. The new program will help to electronically disburse all future financial aid and refund payments. Reporter Kristina Matsalak and photographer Keith Hensley found out what changes UM students are going to face.

The University of Montana offers a variety of dance classes for students to enjoy. Most of the classes are for introductory level students in a casual setting. But reporter Tyler Velin found out that there is nothing casual about the quality of teaching, as he met Missoula's very own Dancing Queen.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Raking Leaves for Autism Awareness

The UM Neuro-Networking Club is raking leaves to raise awareness of adult autism.   Reporter Brittany Wooley and photographer Ava Shearer found out how the fundraiser is connecting adults with autism to the community.

COT Welding

The COT at UM has earned national recognition for student welding projects. Eleven students in the welding program won awards from the James F. Lincoln Foundation for projects they created. Reporter Amy Quinlivan and Photographer Katrina Shull found one award winner who placed second for an aluminum drift boat.

The Nutcracker

The Garden City Ballet keeps the tradition of the holiday season alive with their annual performance of the Nutcracker. This is their 25th anniversary putting on the show. Reporter Brad Peers and photographer Matt Seder found out what makes the show so special.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Speech and Debate

UM students are having fun while working with local speech and debate teams. Reporter Chenelle Smith found out how Missoula high school students are benefiting from the collaboration with younger coaches. This weekend Missoula will be hosting a speech and debate competition at Big Sky and Sentinel High Schools.Judges wanted.