This week on UM news Ally Barry and Braly Whisler show what to expect when preparing to head into the snow for winter activities. Community members give back to students by bringing dogs to campus during the week before finals. Grizzly Service gives back to the community this holiday season by holding its first annual coat drive. Reporter Kempson Cross joins us in the studio to show how the men’s Griz basketball team brings back the Zoo to their games. A holiday classic is brought to the stage when Missoula Community Theatre preforms A Christmas Story.
This week on UM news Kempson Cross and Ally Barry talk about one classic Christmas movie coming to life on stage, and what the Griz Basketball team is doing to bring back the Zoo. Reporter Braly Whisler joins us in the studio to talk to us about the Airlines affecting Missoula. The show is produced by Jack Ginsburg and directed by Ryan McKinley.
More flights will be available at the Missoula airport this holiday season thanks to the amount of traveling students. UM reporter Braly Whisler and photographer Chelsea Reichard went to see how it was effecting the Missoula community.
Kayle, a food delivery service, is bringing students and the community healthy meals. UM News Reporter Ally Barry found out how the service is expanding and bringing unique meals to the University area.
Montana Griz basketball is bringing back “The Zoo.” UM News reporter Kempson Cross and photographer Spencer Jakobi tell us about plans to pack Dahlberg Arena for every home game. Students get into home games free with their Griz Card and schedules are available online…but the team wants all of Zootown behind them.
The community came to the University Center to help students relax and stress less for the upcoming finals week with therapy dogs. Students are able to pet and hang out with the dogs between their classes. Pet Partners brought the dogs and are just one of the organizations that have been coming to Stress Less for more than 7 years. Handlers say the dogs play an important role in student’s positively during finals week.
The Missoula Community Theater is bringing one of the most beloved Christmas stories to the stage, A Christmas Story- The Musical. Since 1977 the Missoula Children’s Community Theater has been gifting people with a change to step out of their ordinary lives, and step into a world of magic. This world of magic includes a certain leg lamp, dares that involve licking a frozen flag pole, and of course a red rider bb gun with compass and a thingy that tells time A Christmas Story- The Musical goes through the 18th of December.
PE Teachers in Montana cities are facing a decline in available positions. Budget cuts have led to general teachers teaching PE despite not being certified. UM reporter Braly Whisler went out to see how this is effecting future teachers looking for jobs.
Veterans around the Missoula area are reacting to Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) move up in the Veteran’s Affairs Committee. Veterans in the community are doing their part to support each other and get the resources they need.
This week on UM News, reporter Ally Barry and photographer Spencer Jakobi found out why the Big Brother Big Sister wait list is growing. We also check in with student veterans to see how they are hoping John Tester’s new position will bring improvements. We also find out one UM student group is helping create a better community in the University District. This newscast was anchored by Braly Whisler and Ally Barry. Behind the scenes, Caryn Foehringer produced while Chelsea Reichard directed.