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UM News Silver Show for September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016


silver-still-sept-23This week on UM News, reporter Braly Whisler and photographer Colter Lairy traveled to Polson, Montana to get the story about a new marine biologist. We also check in with reporter Tasha Cain and photographer Grant Herzog as they check out the new food truck scene on and off campus. This newscast was anchored by Braly Whisler and Jack Ginsburg. Behind the scenes, Chelsea Reichard directed while Caryn Foehringer produced.

UM Students Among Hundreds of Annual Bike Theft Victims

September 23, 2016

BikeTheft The City of Missoula Police Department recently recovered parts of nearly 100 stolen bikes. UM News reporter Kempson Cross tells us more about crime that affects hundreds throughout the Garden City each year. There’s really no way to guarantee that your bike won’t get stolen. However, locking your bike up in a high-traffic area can help prevent theft and purchase databases can help recover stolen bikes.

Food Trucks Drive Into the Streets of Missoula

September 23, 2016

Food trucks are sweeping the streets of Missoula. Reporter Tasha Cain and photographer Grant Herzog explored the world of mobile food.

The cost efficient way to open a restaurant has entrepreneurs driving into the convenience of trucks. The University of Montana invested in it’s own food truck as well. Students like Nicolas Petrini say they are excited to have a convenient way to get food around campus. Other food truck owners say they are excited to use the food trucks to explore business opportunities.

UM Planetarium creates unique viewing experience

September 23, 2016

From the streets to the stars, Montana is known as the Big Sky state.

But what’s beyond the sky is much closer than you might expect, thanks to UM’s new state of the art planetarium.

Located in the Payne Family Native American Center, The self-funded planetarium is only in it’s first year of operation. Astronomy professor Mike Reiser says the setting will make a lasting impact on visitors.

UM News Silver Show for September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

um-news-silver-stillThis week on UM News, reporter Caryn Foehringer and photographer Chelsea Reichard track down where UM’s food comes from and how it benefits the Missoula community. We also check in with UM’s Blackstone Launchpad as it continues to help students reach their business dreams.

This newscast was anchored by Caryn Foehringer and Tasha Cain. Behind the scenes, Colter Lairy directed while Ethan Fitzgerald produced.

UM News Maroon Show for September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

maroon-still-9-16-16This week on UM News we visited one UM Alumnus who uses his love of ice skating to keep kids active in an after school program. Reporter Ellie Baty also reported on the $5 million dollar gift that the University of Montana received from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust.  Finally UM News got the details on exactly how much the city of Missoula benefits when the Griz football team plays at home. Produced by Ally Barry and Directed by Grant Herzog.

UM Alum Keeps Kids Active on the Ice

September 16, 2016

SkateUSAOne University of Montana alum is using his love of skating to provide Missoula kids with a safe place to stay active after school. UM News reporter Kempson Cross got the story over at Missoula’s Glacier Ice Rink. The Missoula Figure Skating Club offers multiple sessions of the newly-updated Learn to Skate USA program throughout the calendar year.

Volunteer Fair Breaks Campus to Community Barriers

September 16, 2016

volenteer-stillOver 30 non-profit organizations from the Missoula area present volunteer opportunities for students. University of Montana students find their passion for volunteering at a bi-semester volunteer fair. Associate Director of Community Engagement says that finding a cause students are passionate about,breaks the campus to community barriers many students feel when they get caught up in classes and homework.


UM program helps stimulate local farming economy

September 16, 2016

9-16localfoodThe University of Montana is helping stimulate the economy by purchasing local food from around the state. UM garden manager Stasia Orkwiszewski harvests the garden twice a week. That food is distributed to campus and to the Iron Griz Restaurant. Since 2003, The UM Farm to College Program has been dedicated to purchasing more local food. UM News reporter Caryn Foehringer dug up the story.

New Auditorium Coming to UM

September 16, 2016

v-aliauditoriumThe University of Montana will be getting a new auditorium where teachers, legislators, researchers and students can gather to be inspired and equipped to learn.

Ali Auditorium will be connected to the west end of the Education building on the university.

The Alice Lee Lund Charitable trust gave a 5 million dollar gift to the college to make expanding its facilities and building Ali Auditorium possible.

The auditorium will soon be the largest classroom and presentation venue at UM.

It will provide a dynamic, stimulating environment for numerous statewide, national and international seminars, conferences and lectures.

Additionally, it will be open to departments across U-M’s campus and local community groups, making it a valuable addition to the region as a whole.

Communications and outreach director at the college of education, Peter Knox, says they are incredibly grateful for this opportunity that the Lund trust has provided the university.

“It’s incredibly powerful to have somebody give a very substantial gift like that and feel so powerful about their experience at UM and part of our education program. It says a lot about what we do here and the type of graduates and students we have in our program who feel compelled to give back to their field and the organization that got them to where they are,” said Know.

Knox said the construction date for the auditorium is still to be determined, anticipates groundbreaking could be early next year or in to 2018.

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