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UM News Maroon for October 18, 2017

October 20, 2017

This week on UM News, you’ll see how students are helping make sure the Missoula Food Bank is meeting its demands. Plus find out why faith-based groups are growing and how UM is responding to the state’s climate change assessment. This week’s newscast was produced by Meri DeMarois and directed by Tiffany Folkes. The anchors are Aunica Koch and Wayne Stevenson

The Missoula Food Bank Reaches Out to Community After Increase in Demand

October 19, 2017

The Missoula Food Bank is relying on food donations and the entire Missoula community due to an increase in demand over the past two years. UM has extended a helping hand through class fundraisers, student volunteers and food drives like Can the Bobcats. Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb finds out how the community is banding together to make sure you and your neighbor have food on your table.

Faith-Based Groups Continue to Grow in Missoula

October 17, 2017

Missoula and the University of Montana are seeing an increase of faith-based groups. Fields of Faith for athletes stopped in Missoula for the first time this month and student groups are peaking on campus. UM News Reporter Aunica Koch has the story.


UM News Silver for October 11, 2017

October 12, 2017

This week on UM News we look at Missoula’s transportation emissions, a Griz football player and his relationship with his Californian pen pals, and the new culinary school. This show is produced by Aunica Koch and directed by Natasha Woodworth.

Missoula Focuses on Carbon Emitted from Transportation

October 10, 2017

A recent report from Climate Smart Missoula, says transportation emits the largest portion of carbon for Missoula. The community is focusing on this 37% for the month of October. UM has reduced its emission of fossil fuels by purchasing two electric buses over the past two years. The University continues to work towards sustainability through addressing transportation along with reducing its energy consumption and improving its recycling program. UM Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb checks out progress.

State Program MonTECH Continues to Serve Despite Budget Cuts

October 10, 2017

The state assisted technology program MonTECH at UM provides equipment loans, demonstrations and financial advice to make life easier for disabled Montanans. Maria Anderson reports how its continuing to help the community.

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.


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.

UM News Silver Show September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017


This week on UM News DJ Stewart and Meri DeMarois show how UM is helping veterans receive credits for their service. They also give information about Native American Heritage Week and the long-term effects of smoke from recent wildfires on Missoula residents.

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