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Photo Essay: UM Homecoming 2017 kicks off

October 10, 2017

The University of Montana kicked off Homecoming 2017 this week with a special performance at Southgate Mall. UM’s drum line accompanied the spirit squad and dance team in their routines at the clock in the mall. After dancing to “Cotton-Eye Joe” the students invited the kids in the audience to join them in learning a cheer. They gave some of the kids their pom-poms to practice with and taught them what to cheer. Parents gathered around to take photos of their kids yelling “Go Griz, Go!” alongside the teams. The mall also hosted a raffle, giving away items like Griz gear and game tickets to pump people up for the upcoming week.

 

 

UM News Silver for October 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

This week on UM news, we go inside the classroom to see how younger Spanish classes are making UM reconsider it’s curriculum. Plus we look at how three UM grads are making an impact and the beer business and the Universities prize hamburger is in the running for an award. Matt Skillman and Aunica Koch anchor while DJ Stewart produces and Tiffany Folkes directs.

UM News Maroon Show October 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

This week on UM News Matt Skillman and Meghan Bourassa will explore how UM and Missoula Parks and Recreation are trying to prevent fires in the upcoming years. We will dig into how the community is banding together to restore Jeanette Rankin Park and later we will explore how the increase of language immersion programs in grade schools could impact future classes at The University.

 

Photo Essay: Award-Winning Violinist Performs with Missoula Symphony

October 5, 2017

Held at the Dennison Theater at University of Montana, the Missoula Symphony performed on September 30th and October 1st with the help of a special guest. Mayuko Kamio, an award-winning violinist from Japan, appeared with the Symphony for the two performances, both of which were called “Starstruck”. Kamio was the gold-medalist in the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and has performed around the world with various symphonies as a soloist.

The Missoula Symphony has been in existence since 1955, and has a mission of “assuring cultural enrichment essential to the quality of life in the Missoula area”, according to their website. On certain occasions, they have the opportunity to bring in guest performers like Kamio, exposing Missoula to classical music talent from beyond our community.

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UM Dining Shoots for NYC Award

October 4, 2017

UM Dining is stirring things up by taking the every day cheeseburger and turning it into one of their own. The mushroom beef mixed burger is very popular on UM campus and because of its popularity, UM Dining submitted their burger for the James Beard Award, based out of New York City. Our Meghan Bourassa took a taste of this burger.

UM Grads Hope to Make it Big in Montana Brewing Industry

October 4, 2017

 

Three UM graduates started Ten Mile Creek Brewery in Helena two years ago.  The trio showcased their beer with other breweries at the Montana Brewers Fall Rendezvous.  Matt Skillman caught up with one of the co-founders on how they hope to make it big in the Montana brew business.

Elementary Spanish Immersion

October 4, 2017

Paxson elementary just started its fourth year of language immersion classes. With so many students becoming fluent in Spanish, the program has the University of Montana reconsidering its own language classes. Aunica Koch has the story.

Forest Thinning on Mount Sentinel Helps Defend Future Fires

October 3, 2017

With fire season winding down, the University of Montana is already preparing for next year’s season on Mount Sentinel. UM News reporter Maria Anderson reports how forest thinning helps protect the mountain from future disasters.

Community members give neighborhood park extra love

October 3, 2017

Reporter Meri DeMarois finds out how Jeanette Rankin Park is being refurbished thanks to the efforts of the University District Neighborhood teaming up with Missoula Parks and Recreation, the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The groups are participating in volunteer gardenings to plant native plants in the park.

UM News Maroon for September 27, 2017

September 28, 2017

This week Maria and DJ talk on local foods on campus, special olympics volunteers and native heritage week.

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