Foresters Ball Preperation

November 22, 2019

UM’s Forestry club is preparing for the one hundred and third Foresters ball which helps raise money for scholarships and student field research.
Club members practice swing and line dancing every Thursday in preparation for the event. The event brings community members and students together for an Old West themed dance, student Madeline Damon said the club prepares for the ball all year but it is worth all the hard work.
“It’s just this super cool thing to have here that goes back, and the alumni always come back for it. It’s just a really cool thing we have here,” Damon said.
The twenty-twenty Foresters Ball will be February Seventh and eighth, tickets are on sale now through GrizTix online.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Diversity at University of Montana and in the Community

November 13, 2019

One of the university’s goals is to promote diversity and equality on campus and in the community.

“Diverse U” coordinator Joseph Grady says UM’s annual event is aimed at starting a dialog among students and community members.

He says the best way to do that is through in-person conversations.

“What we are trying to do here is get people away from the computer screen and to engage personally. Looking at each other and saying, you know, I think we all need a place to land, I think change is going to be possible we have to be willing to sit down and have that face to face dialog and be willing to be uncomfortable”

Grady says some Missoula businesses help continue the conversation off campus by hosting community discussions.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Imagine Nation Brewing and Recycling Works

November 6, 2019

One um alum is getting is putting their environmental degree to work at imagine nation brewing. Ian finch, the community engagement coordinator, helped orchestrate an event with recycling works where community members could drop off their glass bottles. Finch says the work he does through Imagine Nation helps to encourage a dialog among patrons.

“When it comes to sustainability and environmentalism it takes a lot of introspection and a lot of personal change. We are all in this ship together, and so it is about having dialog about what we need and short comings that Missoula still has and you should do it in a very peaceable sort of way where we can actually make it happen as a community.”

Finch said one way community members can be more environmentally conscious is by buying locally and ethically sourced products.

Imagine nation will be hosting a craft’s fair in mid-December which will feature locally made items such as jewelry and cleaning soaps.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Photo Essay: Live Music at Free Cycles

December 11, 2017

By Wayne Stevenson

Local bicycle shop Free Cycles hosted an event on Friday, December 15th which brought two local bands to the stage inside their shop. Jackson Holte and the Highway Patrol, an Americana band, played late in the evening. Opening for them was Edgar Allan Kubrick, a folk and alternative band partially comprised of University of Montana students. Admission was free, but donations to Free Cycles were welcome. When not hosting events like this, Free Cycles is a bike shop that is open for community members to repair their own bicycles. Volunteers and staff assist visitors in learning how to fix their two-wheeled transportation, and classes are available as well. For more information, visit their website.









Photo Essay: Skeleton Skedaddle

October 27, 2017

The Skeleton Skedaddle is an evening filled with fun, food, and Halloween running. A 5k cross-country track at the University Golf Course takes runners through autumn leaves in the Fall twilight. Costume contests and top finisher prizes accompany a post-race meal of soup and cornbread with apple cider. All proceeds benefit the UM Physical Therapy Student Association. “Run for your bones!”

Photo Essay by Aunica Koch





Photo Essay: Bike Maintenance Class

September 20, 2017

Tomorrow is the last day of the Bike Maintenance Class that is being held by the Outdoor Program. This class is a hands-on introduction to bicycle maintenance and mechanics. You will be able to fine tune your derailleurs, brakes, bearing and learn the art of wheel truing. This class is held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Outdoor Program tomorrow, September 21st. Cost is $50.




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