Archive for November, 2019

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

Health Officials Urge Students To Get Vaccinated

November 13, 2019

The Missoula County Health Department says it’s vital for students to get a flu shot because they live and study in close proximity, which makes it easier for the flu to spread into the community. Reporter Tessa Nadeau talked with a UM Pharmacist and students to understand why students do or don’t get vaccinated.

UM News Maroon Show for November 8, 2019

November 7, 2019

This week on UM News, reporter Griffin Rerucha talks about a new space at UM that brings technology into a collaborative environment. Also, an event held on campus taught community members about drone safety. This weeks show was directed by Briane White and produced by Tessa Nadeau.

UM News Silver Show for November 8, 2019

November 7, 2019

On UM News this week, we’ll tell you about how one UM student planned a blood drive to make up for the fact that she can’t donate because of health reasons. A UM alum helped organize another event involving glass recycling at Imagine Nation Brewing. Also, some UM students are putting their degrees to work in an upcoming Anthropology field trip to help out the Bridge River Indian Band. This show was directed by Briane White and produced by Tessa Nadeau.

Archaeology Field Schools

November 7, 2019

In 2020, the University of Montana’s School of Anthropology will be sending students on a field school excavation of a pit house occupied for 17 generations in British Columbia by the Bridge River Indian band. Meanwhile, graduate students are in the lab processing findings from the field school conducted at the Moon-Randolf historical homestead over the summer of 2019.

Doctoral candidate Nikki Manning led the field school over the summer. Manning took UM News on a tour of the homestead and discussed some of the findings from the site, as well as giving us a close-up look at how archaeologists process artifacts and other findings. Manning says that while the work done with the Bridge River band will be physical, much of the School of Anthropology’s work with local Native American groups involves oral and written histories.

Story by David Atkinson

Innovation Factory

November 7, 2019

In this story Griffin Rerucha tells us a little bit about the new space opening up in the UC. Co-director of the Innovation factory Brad Allen says this spot was created so students could chase their dreams in an environment with all the resources necessary. This new space will do tutorials on how to use tools like laser cutters, 3D printers and more. After completion of these classes you can get a badge that says you know how to use this piece of equipment. The Innovation Factory is located above the bookstore in the UC and is open now.

Campus Blood Drive

November 6, 2019

Blood donations decrease during the winter season with only about three percent of eligible people donating but one university student is hoping to change that.

The Davidson Honors College and American Red Cross hosted a blood drive on campus. UM student Teigan Avery says she planned the event hoping to make up for the fact that she can’t currently volunteer because of a health issue.

The university will host multiple blood drives through November. The next one is set for  November 12th.

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

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