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UM Club does Extra Work to “Can the Cats”

November 15, 2017

Every year the University of Montana and Montana State University compete against each other to see who can raise the most food leading up to the Brawl of the Wild game. Misssoula has only won twice in the past seventeen years. Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb tells us what one UM program is doing to make sure the Griz Can the Cats this year.

Best Buddies International Comes to Montana

November 14, 2017

A new Missoula group pairs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a friend in the community. Best Buddies International has finally made its way to Montana with the help of University of Montana student volunteers. Aunica Koch reports.

UM News Maroon Show November 8, 2017

November 11, 2017

This week on UM News, we check out how one student is leaving her mark in the global music scene. Also, we explore the growing sport of curling in Missoula and how students are helping keep the University District clean after football games. This show is produced by Aunica Koch, directed by Drew Cox-Koulman, and anchored by DJ Stewart and Mederios Whitworth-Babb.

UM Student Groups Keep Surrounding Neighborhoods Clean

November 8, 2017

Every Sunday after home Griz Football games, the Sunday Sweepers clean up any trash in street surrounding UM that was left over from the day before. This program is run by ASUM’s Renter Center on Campus. It’s goal is to bridge the divide between students and the community by picking up garbage and asking residents if they have encountered any issues like noise complaints or vandalism. Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb went to campus to find out how ASUM is making sure Missoula’s streets are clean and neighbors are happy.

Photo Essay: UM Jazz Band Breaks it Down at the Break

November 7, 2017

Small groups from University of Montana’s Jazz Program performed at the Break Espresso as part of Jazz at the Break. The bands played music from Thelonious Monk as well as showcased original arrangements by students. Concert goers filled the coffee shop and enjoyed a variety of percussion and music as they sipped on beverages. Jazz at the Break is part of the UM Jazz Series. The next performance will be the Fall Percussion Concert on November 28.

Photo Essay by Maria Anderson

UM News Silver Show November 1, 2017

November 2, 2017

This week on UM News, the Missoula community came to the rescue of the UM Marching Band’s members who were told they couldn’t travel to Bozeman for this year’s the Brawl of the Wild game, Circle K is shifting its fundraising focus locally instead of nationally, and The Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater kicked off its fundraiser for its annual Ballet Beyond Borders event coming in January. This show was produced by Mederios Whitworth-Babb, directed by Tiffany Folkes and anchored by Meghan Bourassa and Matthew Skillman.

Photo Essay: Skeleton Skedaddle

October 27, 2017

The Skeleton Skedaddle is an evening filled with fun, food, and Halloween running. A 5k cross-country┬átrack 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

 

 

 

 

UM Encourages Kids to Pick Up a Book With First Read With the Griz Program

October 26, 2017

UM Athletics Department is trying to get students K-8 to start reading more often by giving them an incentive. October was the first month for the Read With the Griz program. Kids will compete against other students and class to see who can read the most books. Students can participate in this program either individually or as a class. UM awards prizes each month to students who have read at least seven books. Classes that read the most books each month will also get a special class appearance from UM’s mascot Monte. UM will also award grand prizes at the end of the year. Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb went to Franklin Elementary to see how the first month of the reading program went for one 3rd grade class.

New Flu Vaccines Come to Montana

October 24, 2017

Students and members of the community are both worried about flu season. Aunica Koch looks into what they are doing to avoid the virus and new versions of flu vaccines that are available this year.

UM News Silver October 18, 2017

October 20, 2017

This week UM News explores how local environmental group Climate Smart isn’t changing its mission despite the repeal of the federal Clean Power Plan, how the Food Bank is responding to a spike in need and the cause of a rise in faith-based organizations on campus. This week’s show is produced by Maria Anderson, directed by Alex Kim and anchored by Meghan Bourassa and Aunica Koch.

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