Archive for September, 2019

UM News Silver Show for September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

This week on UM News, you’ll find out what some Missoula students plan to do to bring more attention to climate change. You’ll also see why Missoula has a high national ranking when it comes to bicycling. And we’ll show what UM is doing to help fight hunger among school-age kids in the community. This newscast was directed by David Atkinson and produced by Griffin Rerucha.

UM News Maroon Show for September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

This week on UM News, you’ll meet a student athlete who’s making history running on the UM women’s cross country team. Plus, you’ll find out how volunteers at the university are helping keep some Missoula kids from going hungry over the weekend. The newscast was produced by Griffin Rerucha and directed by David Atkinson.

June Eastwood

September 27, 2019

UM cross country runner June Eastwood raced on the Men’s team for three years, but this year she’s racing on the women’s team. June Eastwood was assigned male at birth but in middle school she realized that wasn’t who she really is. Eastwood went through a year of testosterone treatment to be eligible to compete under NCAA guidelines.

Reporter Tessa Nadeau talks to June about how she deals with all the media attention that the change has brought.

Food Friday

September 26, 2019

UM volunteers are helping Missoula children get pre-packaged food donated by local organizations.

Hundreds of volunteers from the school and the community worked to help provide 1 hundred thousand meals to Missoula. The Missoula Food Bank receives the packaged food and then distributes them to children in need. The goal is to provide food over the weekend for kids who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the week.

UM parent Ian Wilson volunteered because of his daughter. He says he is happy to help the community that has been so welcoming to them.

Students Strike Against Climate Change

September 26, 2019

Missoula students say they plan to strike once a month until government officials take action against climate change.

Last week, they kicked off the climate strike with a rally at Caras Park. Students and community members gathered to listen to speeches and poems urging older generations to take climate change more seriously.

More than 150 students joined countries around the world in this international strike. Griffin Ziegert, a junior at Big Sky High School, said it was amazing to see the hills of Caras Park filled with young adults and community members coming together for the rally.

Biking in Missoula

September 26, 2019

Missoula is nationally ranked for its bike friendly streets. To accommodate the biking population the university offers maintenance classes taught by staff of the outdoor program.

Student manager and bike mechanic, Kenly Crisp, says he is happy to live in one of the top five bicycle communities in the country.

“I feel like Missoula has always been a bike friendly town, considering that Helena and great falls aren’t bike friendly in the slightest. Moving here I was excited to bike around because I feel like I won’t get hit by a car.”

Surveys found that six percent of Missoulians’ primary mode of transportation is biking, well above the other major cities in Montana.  And the university has been recognized with a gold rating for bicycle friendliness.

Written and edited by Tina Brennnan

UM News Silver – September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

On UM News this week, you’ll learn about a naval research study that took place on campus, how an event gave students tips on self-care, and how student-housing developments could be a cause for empty dorm rooms on campus. UM News was produced by Tessa Nadeau and directed by Tina Brennan.

UM News Maroon – September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

On this edition of UM News, you’ll learn how UM’s electric buses will help save money in the long run, while also improving air quality. We’ll also tell you about the economic impact that the asbestos issue had on ASUM Childcare. This week’s show was produced by Tessa Nadeau and directed by Tina Brennan.

Naval Office Training Program at UM

September 20, 2019

A naval research study that is taking place at UM looks into the progress volunteers make in physical conditioning.

The Office of Naval Research is planning on using the results to develop a personal training app.

Exercise Science Researcher Brent Ruby oversees the student and community member volunteers.

“I think we have about 35, 40 people in this particular project. It’s a very simple calisthenic based program so basically, are they getting better? At what rate?,” Ruby said.

The program is 4 months long.

ASUM Transportation Electric Buses

September 20, 2019

ASUM Transportation is benefiting the local air quality and helping UM save money. This is Due to ASUM’s electronic buses. Electric buses admit no carbon emissions and divert enough diesel fuel to fill the entire Grizzly pool. These buses cost 720 thousand dollars but will pay for themselves in about 11 years due to the amount of fuel saved.

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