Beverly Edmond, UM's new interim provost

UM Hires Interim Provost

The University of Montana has appointed Beverly C. Edmond to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2016-17 academic year. She will succeed Provost Perry Brown, who will...

UM English faculty member Amy Ratto Parks

English Faculty Member Wins National Poetry Contest

A UM faculty member’s poem rose to the top of more than 50 submissions from across the country in the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences Poetry Contest.

UM music student Emily Silks

Sound Inspires Music Student Born with Severe Hearing Impairment

Emily Silks was born 95 percent hearing impaired. Now, she's a percussion performance major at UM, a musician in the community, and she's an organist, composer, singer, artist, and ukulele player.

UM Associate Professor Rebecca Bendick

Researcher Creates Natural Resource Disaster Website for Missoula

If you've ever wondered what risks western Montanans face when it comes to natural disasters, there is now a website for that. "Hazard Ready" was developed at the University of Montana and...

a dancer performs at UM's 46th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration

Generations Gather at UM for Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow

Eye-popping colors swirled and drums reverberated throughout Dahlberg Arena as thousands came to the 48th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow at the University of Montana on Friday and Saturday.

UM adjunct instructor Iva Cross teaches

Native American Sign Language Studies Flourish at UM

Kelli Hobi is studying Native American sign language at the University of Montana, and not just to communicate. "Learning about culture is the main thing," Hobi said.

UM student Abretia Crandell stands with Teresa Branch, UM vice president for student affairs

UM Names Student Employee of the Year

An exercise science major who works for Campus Recreation is UM’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. Abretia Crandell, a UM senior from Kalispell who works at UM’s Fitness and Recreation Center as...

UM students Nicky Ouellet, left, and Katy Spence

Students Awarded Fellowships to Tell Crown of the Continent Stories

UM’s School of Journalism has awarded two student-mentor teams fellowships to tell richer stories about climate change, communities and conservation in the Crown of the Continent.

UM senior Sarah Harmsworth, UM graduate student Adam Sears and Hellgate High School student David Harmsworth.

Music Student Trio Takes Third in National Competition

Two UM School of Music students and one Missoula Hellgate High School student recently won third place at the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition in...

Shakespeare First Folio, 1623

UM to Be Exclusive Montana Host Site of Shakespeare’s First Folio

As good luck would have it – words penned by William Shakespeare – a rare opportunity to see the actual book that contains the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is coming to...

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM

Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator Wins National Award

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM, recently was named the 2016 recipient of the Clean Energy and Empowerment Education (C3E) Award from the U.S. Department of...

UM student Mackenzie Lombardi

UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Mackenzie Lombardi, a communications and political science major at UM, recently was named a Newman Civic Fellow. She is one of 10 students across Montana to earn the honor.

A picture of the Gallagher Business Building

UM Programs Help Grow Montana Businesses

The Montana World Trade Center is just one of several programs that are powerful partners for Montana businesses. Others include Blackstone LaunchPad and the Montana Technology Enterprise Center.
graphic showing top search terms and site visits on UM home page

Montana Kaimin: Homeslices Like UM's Home Page

UM’s home page is looking pretty sleek these days, with large visuals and clear navigation portals that take you to parts unknown, or into the nitty-gritty of UM’s online presence.

Media Arts student Tom Attwater poses with a special effects moose.

UM Media Arts Students Gain Professional Film Experience

UM School of Media Arts Professor Andrew Smith, working with his twin brother Alex Smith, recently completed principal photography on “Walking Out” with help from 12 media arts students who gained...

UM student Lillian Alvernaz

UM Law Student Wins Congressional Udall Internship

A UM law student is among a select group of students to earn the Udall Native American Congressional Internship this summer in Washington, D.C. Lillian Alvernaz and 11 other American Indian and...

UM's Payne Family Native American Center

UM Ranked Among ‘Best Deals on Colleges for Native American Studies’

Great College Deals recently ranked University of Montana’s Native American studies among the top 20 best-deal colleges in the nation. The organization, which was published in a full report on its...

UM freshman Bridget Creel ascends the rock climbing wall in the Fitness and Recreation Center

Climbers ‘Rock the Rec’ at Annual Competition

Chalk dusted climbers' heads as their competitors reached higher and higher. About 35 climbers competed in the third annual Rock the Rec, a rock climbing competition held Sunday at the UM Fitness...

James Elser, right, with outgoing director Jack Stanford

New Director Starts Work at Flathead Lake Biological Station

The dream has officially come true for James Elser. The world-renowned freshwater ecologist moved into his new residence March 1 and began his on-site tenure as director of the century-old...

UM music Professor Bob Ledbetter leads a recent practice

Percussion Ensemble Combines Old and New to Delight Listeners

A cacophony fills the room in the basement of the Music Building before rehearsal begins. Music students roll marimbas as big as small dining room tables into the classroom one after another.

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...

UM Commencement in Washington-Grizzly Stadium

UM To Award Two Honorary Doctorates at May Commencement

UM will award honorary doctorates to Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and former U.S. Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas during its May 14 Commencement exercises. Simmons will serve as...

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...

Students dine in the Food Zoo at UM

UM Dining Ranks No. 1 in State, 84th Nationally in Campus Food Survey

Whether it's the handmade meatloaf, macaroni and cheese or the abundance of fresh produce, those surveyed after dining at UM report a greater satisfaction than most college students.

LMG Security employee Geoff Curtiss works in his office in downtown Missoula

Report Finds High-Tech Industry is Outpacing State Economy

Employment and revenues are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a study released last week that was conducted by UM’s Bureau of Business and Economic...

Forest Service fire expert Mitch Burgard teaches UM students how wildfire changes the landscape.

Scientists, Citizens and Students Discuss Changing North Fork Valley

UM geography Lecturer Rick Graetz recently took 18 UM seniors from diverse disciplines to Polebridge for six days of “experiential learning.” Hobnobbing with scientists, citizens and land...

Missoula Food Bank employee sorts canned goods

Center for Environmental Health Sciences Launches Food Drive

This year, UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences decided it wanted to get involved with the community, Kassandra Widhalm said recently, and they decided that supporting the Missoula Food...

Lady Griz player McCalle Feller

Finding Feller: Lady Griz Star Finds Family On and Off the Court

If you ask Lady Griz guard McCalle Feller, she believes she’s a great player because of the hours spent training with her dad in Lewistown gyms. But McCalle knows some things can’t be...

UM Oval in winter

Charter Day Events Celebrate UM’s Birthday, Honor Awardees

UM will celebrate its 123rd birthday on Thursday, Feb. 18, with a noon-hour party and an evening Charter Day awards ceremony and reception. The festivities are held each year to celebrate the...

Elton John performs in Billings in 2015

Montana Graduates Crucial in Building Entertainment Scene in State

The number of successful Montanans working in entertainment industry keeps expanding, thanks to UM’s Entertainment Management program, which got off the ground 15 years ago with help from in...

UM student works in a lab

UM Creates New Health and Medicine Initiative

UM provides more health career programs than any other campus in the state, and now the University has launched a new UM Health & Medicine initiative to promote this fact and foster new advances...

UM student receiving advising assistance at the Advising on the Go counter

UM Now Offering Students Advising on the Go

The Office for Student Success at UM now offers students a service called Advising on the Go in the Lommasson Center’s Griz Central. UM students can stop by the new advising counter from 10 a.m....

UM campus in fall

UM Ranked No. 8 Great Value College with Beautiful Campus

Great Value Colleges recently ranked UM No. 8 of 35 for offering a great value on education in a beautiful setting. UM earned the No. 8 position for the number of awards and recognition the campus...

fast-charging electric bus by Proterra

UM Orders Zero-Emission Electric Buses for UDASH Fleet

The Associated Students of UM is “going electric” with the purchase of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. UM's student-led transit agency will be the first in the U.S. to bring fast-charging...

Mark Burnham ’84, left, and Eric Sprunk ’86 pose for a photo with their families

Alumni Philanthropy Supports Future Dean of UM Business School

UM now has its first endowed dean’s position, thanks to the generosity of Mark Burnham ’84 and Eric Sprunk ’86 who together with their families have each made a $1 million contribution to create...

Kayli Julius, Optimal Bear coordinator, poses with a bag of all-natural tortilla chips

Healthy Choices Now Highlighted at Corner Store at UM

After a successful first year at the University of Montana’s UC Market, the Optimal Bear Approved program run by Curry Health Center’s Wellness department is expanding to the Corner Store on...

Veterans Memorial at UM

UM Earns Top Military School Designation for Veteran Education

UM has been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition 2016 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities, a searchable online database that measures institutions based on best...

Hawthorne Elementary kindergarten students study biology and the human body.

UM, MCPS Collaborate to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment

Three years ago, UM partnered with Missoula County Public Schools in a groundbreaking effort to ensure students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed. Now the program is...

Ryan Duarte is co-founder of Montana Root Applications

App to Detect Dangerous Sunlight Radiation Wins UM Pitch Competition

A team of local entrepreneurs that developed a smartphone app to fight skin cancer has won UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, a program designed to encourage innovation and...

UM defensive end Tyrone Holmes

Holmes Named FCS Defensive Player of the Year

Tyrone Holmes has a long list of accolades for putting together one of the best defensive seasons in Montana history last season. Now, he can add the crown jewel of FCS football awards to his...

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