UM alumna Julie Ammons

Recent Graduate Wins Grand Prize in State Department Story Contest

Julie Ammons, a 2016 UM graduate and Missoula native, won a grand prize in the “Share Your Story Challenge” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs....

Skaggs Building at UM

$1.25M Gift Endows Scholarship for Native American Pharmacy Students

The ALSAM Foundation to permanently its Skaggs Scholars Program scholarship at UM. With their $1.25 million gift, they are ensuring that UM can continue to attract and support Native American...

Sheila and Hal Stearns

UM President, Spouse Earn 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards

UM President Sheila Stearns and her husband, Hal, received 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards during a Jan. 26 ceremony at the State Capitol in Helena. The couple earned the awards for teaching,...

Tamara Gaurdipee reaches for the basketball in a game against Idaho State

Selvig Put His Faith in Montanans

Robin Selvig made dreams come true for hard-working Montana girls. It was always a point of emphasis for the Outlook native, who cleaned out his desk at the end of August after 38 years as head...

Former UM Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig speaks at a news conference

Selvig's Impact on Big Sky Conference Hard to Measure

If the most sincere form of flattery is indeed imitation, recently retired Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig must be smiling somewhere. The legacy he has left, not just on the Montana women's...

The Oval at UM after a snow storm

Community Invited to Mid-Year State of the University Presentation

UM President Sheila Stearns will address the campus with a State of the University presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the University Center Ballroom. Stearns will take the opportunity to...

UM President Sheila Stearns

Sheila Stearns Finds ‘Star Power’ at UM

To lead UM that way, new UM President Sheila Stearns aims to celebrate and broadcast UM’s academic excellence; govern collaboratively, with clear communication and shared responsibility; and make...

collage of UM highlights in 2016

Research, Fundraising and Academic Success Highlight UM in 2016

The year 2016 proved another big one at UM, one highlighted by groundbreaking research, scholarly success and record fundraising. Missoula Current takes a look at UM’s biggest successes this past...

UM alumna Becca Boslough

UM Graduate Awarded Marshall Scholarship

UM alumna Rebecca Boslough has that rare quality of being able to listen well and understand nuance. Recently those traits it helped earn her a 2017 Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship offers...

Becca Boslough (Photo by Rylan Boggs)

Alumna Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in UK

Rebecca Boslough, a 2014 UM graduate in resource conservation, has won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The award offers graduate study opportunities at British universities to about 30 young...

Google Doodle of author James Welch

Google Features Late Native American Author, UM Alumnus James Welch

The Nov. 18 Google Doodle marks the birthday of James Welch, who would have been 76 today. The renowned Blackfeet author graduated from UM in 1965 and later taught here for many years. His most...

UM mascot Monte performs at a football game

Former Monte Hired as Mascot for NBA's Houston Rockets

After 5 1/2 years as Montana's most beloved mascot, Monte has turned pro. The former University of Montana student who portrayed the Grizzlies' mascot is now in Houston performing as Clutch the...

Selvig coaches his squad – which ended up being his last group – this past winter.

That’s All, Folks: A Look Back at Coach Selvig’s 38 Years Leading the Lady Griz

Robin Selvig saw a wide range of young women come through his program. All of them – or at least 99 percent of them – traced very similar paths, playing at UM for one demanding, demonstrative...

Jennifer Adams cuts the ribbon to officially open the Moss Adams Student Lounge

Moss Adams Student Lounge Opens to Business Students

The School of Business Administration at UM celebrated the grand opening of the Moss Adams Student Lounge in the Gallagher Business Building on Oct. 6. The much-needed lounge renovation was funded...

Visiting Associate Professor Barbara Weinlich uses new technology in the Liberal Arts Building to teach

Liberal Arts Building Updated for 21st-Century Learning

The University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences celebrated the grand opening of six newly remodeled classrooms in the Liberal Arts Building on Sept. 30 and announced the next stage...

UM’s 1929 Yell King, center, and his Yell Dukes and Duchess

UM Has Traditions Unlike Any Others

Traditions abound at UM. It’s really not officially fall on campus until Homecoming, which is a weeklong celebration full of traditions such as the parade, the Hello Walk, and the Friday night pep...

Under the Big Sky: Homecoming 2016

Reconnect ‘Under the Big Sky’ at UM Homecoming This Week

The University of Montana Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to gather “Under the Big Sky” during Homecoming 2016, Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

the city of Missoula

Retaining College Grads Key to Missoula’s Economic Growth

As thousands of students begin a new school year at UM, we not only say “welcome,” but “plan on sticking around for a good, long while.” Whether freshman or senior, born and bred here or a...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
Kelly McBroom shows off a repurposed ski pole turned plunger

Alumna Turns Capstone Marketing Project into Plunger Business

A voracious fan of Rocky Mountain big dumps, alpine skier and UM alumna Kelly McBroom has dropped into more bowls than anyone in the Bow Valley. Now, she's turning her excitement over double...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
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Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

In an announcement that lacks any of the surprise of Robin Selvig's retirement two weeks ago, the best player in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history has been chosen to take over the...

Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig

Former Lady Griz Player Asks: How Do You Thank a Legend?

“I would run through a wall for that man. We all would.” Former Lady Griz player Katie Baker pays tribute to coach Robin Selvig, who recently announced his retirement.

The Grizzly Battalion ROTC cannon sits in front of Schreiber Gymnasium.

Behind the Boom: The History of UM’s Legendary Cannon Tradition

The ROTC cannon first appeared at Griz games in the late 1980s, just after Washington-Grizzly opened, and has celebrated nearly every Grizzly score since.

UM alumna Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone’s Blackfeet Identity and UM Roots Keep Her Grounded

When “Certain Women” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January, Lily Gladstone’s performance was singled out for praise by Rolling Stone and Variety. Now the UM alumnus awaits her next...

Tins full of Cold War-era survival biscuits and hard candy sit on a table in Aber Hall

Boxes of Fallout Shelter Supplies in Aber Hall on Their Way Out

Up an elevator, through a locked door and up another two flights of stairs to the roof of 11-story Aber Hall at UM, there’s a small, concrete-walled storage room. Packed inside are survival...

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UM Hires Director of Communications for the Office of the President

UM has hired a new director of communications for the Office of the President. Paula Short, chief of the Forestry Assistance Bureau at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, will...

UM campus

Six UM Students Earn Fulbright Funding to Study Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has offered grants to six University of Montana graduate students to study abroad during the coming year. Chase Ellinger, Jordan Krause, Max Kaisler, Selena...

UM students at Commencement

2,459 Students Earn Degrees from UM in Spring Semester 2016

UM had 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2016. To view a list of Montana students or out-of-state students who are degree candidates, visit...

UM's new Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building

UM Opens New Facility for Executive Education

UM celebrated the opening of its newest campus facility, the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building, on May 12. Generously funded through private donations, the 31,411-square-foot building is home...

UM graduate Zack Aschim

Brush with Death Gives Theater Graduate a New Appreciation for Life

Two years ago, UM student Zack Aschim collapsed in the shower and was considered medically dead after not breathing on his own for 40 minutes. This week, he graduates from UM.

UM alumnus J.K. Simmons conducts the UM band during Homecoming

Student to Star: UM Alumnus J.K. Simmons Reflects on Family, Fame, Missoula

Since graduating with a music degree from UM in 1978, J.K. Simmons has become one of the most recognizable and famous locals around. He frequently returns to the Garden City and is slated to...

UM graduate Jolene Glueckert

Wildlife Biologist with Rare Disease Hopes to Inspire Children

This Saturday, Jolene Glueckert will graduate with a degree in wildlife biology. Even just last year, Glueckert was far away from reaching this milestone with the College of Forestry and...

UM students in mortar boards at their Commencement ceremony

UM Commencement Set for May 14

UM will graduate more than 3,000 students this spring, and most of those will participate in the 119th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Academy...

glass windows of the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Receives $1 Million Toward Endowed Professorship

UM announced it has received a $1 million donation toward an endowed professorship in finance. The donation comes from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on behalf of the late Carol Jean Byrnes.

UM alumnus William Finnegan surfing at Cloudbreak, Fiji, in 2005

Recent Pulitzer Winner Shares About His Experience at UM

This past Monday, UM almunus William Finnegan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his memoir, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life." The 63-year-old New Yorker staff writer said in an email his time in...

Reporter Dorothy Rochon Powers at work

UM Alumna and Legendary Journalist Makes Seven-Figure Estate Gift

Legendary newspaperwoman and UM alumna Dorothy Rochon Powers broke glass ceilings throughout the course of her storied career. Even after her passing in 2014, Powers inspires others to make a...

Mars

The Last Best Space: UM Grads Unlock the Mysteries of Space

Montana isn’t exactly the epicenter of the space industry, but four UM alumni have made careers shedding more light on the vast darkness of space and discovering where we fit in the grand mystery...

Um alumnus and artist George Gogas

Annual Celebration of Alumni Artists to Honor George Gogas

George Gogas has been selected as the 2016 honoree for “Odyssey of the Stars” at UM. To accompany Saturday's ceremony, there's also a 40-year survey of Gogas' art at the Montana Museum of Art and...

UM students visit with employers at job fair

Explore Career and Employment Options for Majors at UM

UM’s Career Services, with the assistance of various academic departments, has developed a series titled “What Can I Do With A Major In...” which addresses career options for many UM majors. Each...

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