Tag: University of Montana

UM Native American Group Fundraises for 50th Pow-Wow

December 6, 2017

Kyiyo Student Association is reaching out to the community to keep one of their oldest traditions alive. UM Reporter Mederios Whitworth-Babb tell us what events the group is planning to reach it’s fundraising goal of 10,000 dollars for the 50th Pow-Wow on April 21st and 22nd.

UM Students Fundraising for Kids and Families at St. Jude’s

December 5, 2017

A group of University of Montana students are halfway to their goal of $45,000 for kids and families at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Their latest event, Up Til Dawn brought out just under 200 people to celebrate the funds they’ve raised so far and to spread the word about St. Jude’s work. Reporter Meri DeMarois went to Up Til Dawn to find out what inspires the group. They’re accepting donations through the end of April 2017. To donate visit www.fundraising.stjude.org/montana

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.

Songwriter prepares for debut album release

November 7, 2017

Singer/songwriter Chloe Gendrow is releasing her debut album at the end of this month. She’s hard at work getting her music recorded and edited for the project, right here in her hometown. Reporter Meri DeMarois sat down with Gendrow to talk about the album. The Top Hat is hosting a release party on Nov. 30 at 10:15 p.m. for Gendrow, and it’s free to the public.

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.

Local ballet theatre kicks off fundraising for international dance event

October 31, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is fundraising for their annual event, Ballet Beyond Borders. It brings dancers from across the globe to Missoula to compete and connect with each other. This year the event will take place Jan. 8 through Jan. 13 on the University of Montana campus, and is free to the public. Reporter Meri DeMarois took a turn through the fundraiser kick off.

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