Mina May, a UM communicative sciences and disorders graduate student from Honolulu, recently was selected to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s competitive Minority Student Leadership Program. She also earned a national award from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Read more about how May’s hard work and enthusiasm earned her these honors.
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The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. The big scientific question is, why is that the case? And there is no single answer. Yet. Art Woods, an associate professor of biology at UM, is studying these marine giants as part of a U.S. Antarctic Program-supported team. The Antarctic Sun reports on Woods’ research.
Libby and Troy are beginning a campaign to re-brand themselves as places to live, visit and invest in – trying to shake off more than a decade-old economic shadow. The Kootenai River Development Council has teamed up with UM’s School of Business Administration, Lincoln County, and a Missoula ad agency to tell the community’s new story. Montana Public Radio reports.
UM’s 54-35 victory in Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild wasn’t the only win for Missoula. The city also topped Bozeman as part of Can the Bobcats/Can the Griz, the 16th annual food drive competition. Missoula hadn’t beat Bozeman since the first year of the drive but brought in more donations this year, with 196,160 pounds of food and $85,227 in donations for the Missoula Food Bank. Read more in the Missoulian.
Without intending the pun, Morgan Solonar said the upcoming production of "Treasure Island" has been unexpected and exciting. "The whole process has been an entire adventure from the beginning," she said. She's only in the fall semester of her freshman year in UM’s Department of Drama and Dance and she's already landed a lead role. Read more about the production in the Missoulian.
Montana football wraps up the regular season this weekend in Bozeman against rival Montana State. It’s the biggest game of the season, but there’s a good chance 23-year-old co-captain and defensive end Derek Crittenden will miss it. He has a bigger competition to face. Crittenden flies to Seattle on Nov. 19 for two days of challenging interviews with the regional committee that will select two Rhodes Scholars on Saturday. Read more about Crittenden in the Flathead Beacon.
Snow returns to the Missoula Valley as Thanksgiving nears. There are no classes at UM on Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 25-27, and offices also will be closed Nov. 26-27. Enjoy a happy and safe holiday weekend.