Archive for November, 2019

UM News Silver Show November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

In this UM News show we talk to some ROTC cadets about a tradition at the football games at the Washington Grizzly stadium. Then we check in with Briane White on how forestry students are preparing for the forestrers ball. Lastly we go to a comedy sock fundraiser at the Badlander. This show was produced by Griffin Rerucha and directed by Sydney Hansen.

UM News Maroon show November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

In this weeks UM News show we talk to ROTC cadets to see what they are doing to help the community and serve their country. Than we go to the Blackstone launchpad’s new location and talk to them about how they can help potential businesses. This show was produced by Griffin Rerucha and directed by Sydney Hansen.

Laugh Your Socks Off

November 22, 2019

Jokes and birthday cake filled The Badlander last week for a night of philanthropy and comedy. The cost of admission? A pair of fresh socks.

The Badlander hosted “Laugh Your Socks Off,” a stand-up comedy show that uses a pair of clean socks as admission. Crystal Koosman, a volunteer DJ for UM’s KBGA radio station, worked with revival comedy team to organize the show as a way of celebrating her birthday. “I just wanted to host a show because I really like hosting, and then I wanted to do something that would give back to the community,” says Koosman. “I wanted to, instead of trying to get stuff on my birthday, I wanted to give something.” \

This was the second annual sock drive comedy night Koosman has organized.

Story by David Atkinson.

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

UM’s ROTC Program Helps Out in the Community

November 21, 2019

Members of The University of Montana’s Reserve Officer Training Corps prepare to serve in the military while also spending their time volunteering in the community. Next month they’re holding a fundraiser. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased from any ROTC cadet.  Reporter Tessa Nadeau talked with cadets about how the money will help them and how they are trying to give back.

UM News Silver Show November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

In this weeks UM News show we talk about the flu season and flu shots. We check in with the competitive canned food drive between MSU and UM. Then we hear about how a science center that is moving to the Missoula public library. This show was directed by Graham Garner and produced by Griffin Rerucha.

UM News Maroon Show November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

In this UM News show reporter Tessa Nadeau talks to some UM students about why they do or don’t get their flu shots. Then Tina Brennan goes to some of the diverse U events and talks about diversity at the University. This show was directed by Graham Garner and produced by Griffin Rerucha.

Can the Cats Food Drive

November 14, 2019

For two decades, the Missoula Food Bank has competed with the Bozeman Food Bank to see which can collect the most food in the Can the Cats, Can the Griz food drive during the Brawl of the Wild. This year’s food drive will benefit the food bank as well as the new UM Food Pantry. Bozeman has won for the last sixteen years, but events director Amanda Ceaser says Missoula will crush the competition this year.

“This is really a food drive where the whole town gets involved. It’s this fun competition where like, the football scene and the Griz scene and the giving scene of like, food bank donors all get to come together for one big, big competition,” says Ceaser.

Last year Missoula collected four hundred four thousand pounds of food while Bozeman collected roughly forty thousand pounds more. Can the Cats will end on Saturday, November 23 at the Brawl of the Wild.

Story by David Atkinson.


SpectrUM Discovery Area

November 14, 2019

The University of Montana SpectrUM discovery area is collaborating with the Missoula Public Library and the Children’s Museum to come together under a single roof. It is working to increase accessibility within the community.    

The hands-on science center is designed to promote learning within the public. It is instructed by UM students and other members of the community to inspire the youth to pursue higher education and careers in science.

Caitlin Ervin, the museum program coordinator at SpectrUM, says that this move the library will help the center be more accessible to the public. Ervin says in addition, they hope this will engage the program more with the university by providing a live lab for science students to work.

SpectrUM hopes to be open in its new place this coming summer.

Health Department Provides Free Flu Shots at Local Breweries

November 13, 2019

Missoula’s flu season is off to a slow start, but Missoula County Health Official Pam Whitney says it’s still important to get vaccinated. She recently went to Imagine Nation Brewing to give free flu shots to people without health insurance. Whitney said they plan on going to other breweries around Montana in the next couple of months.

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