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Photo Essay: Skeleton Skedaddle

October 27, 2017

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

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 and anchored by Mederios Whitworth-Babb and DJ Stewart

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.


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