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Oct. 7, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 23 |  

Welcome to ForUM, the e-newsletter for University of Montana staff, faculty and administrators. ForUM is published weekly during the academic year except during scheduled academic breaks.

National Correspondent, Author to Lecture at UM


Mark Leibovich, acclaimed journalist and author of The New York Times and The Washington Post bestselling book "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral -- Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! -- in America's Gilded Capital," will deliver a lecture and seminar at the University on Wednesday, Oct. 9, as part of the President's Lecture Series.


Leibovich's lecture, "How Self-Service has Replaced Public Service in the Gilded Capital," will be held at 8 p.m. in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. His seminar, "The Role of the Media in the National Carnival," will be held from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Both events are free and open to the public.


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The East Broadway site will be the new home of Missoula College.
Missoula College Will Move to East Broadway Site

UM President Royce Engstrom has announced that the East Broadway site will be the location for the new Missoula College building.


Engstrom made his selection after months of public comments, meetings and forums with interested UM students, University employees, elected officials and community members.


"I believe the East Broadway site will give us a distinctive opportunity to make a bold statement about UM and the role two-year education plays in the Missoula community and western Montana," Engstrom said. "We will be able to implement more fully the Missoula College mission to serve the educational and work force needs of this region while placing a state-of-the-art facility in a showcase location near the entrance to Missoula and along the Clark Fork River. This places UM and Missoula College strongly in the public eye," he said.


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UM Hosts T-Shirt Design Contest Featuring M-Pulse

The University calls all artists, designers and T-shirt lovers to create a one-of-a-kind design using UM's M-pulse.


The designer with the winning submission will be awarded a $500 cash prize and earn one of the limited-edition T-shirts. The shirts will be printed only once, and all sale proceeds will support future T-shirt design contests.


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Mansfield Library Begins Strategic Planning Process

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library invites UM students, faculty, staff and community members to strategic planning orientation sessions Thursday, Oct. 10. The Mansfield Library Strategic Planning Core Group and a consultant will explain the library's strategic planning process and timelines and how you can be involved.


Orientation sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. in the Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room on Level Four.


Focus group sessions will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1, and specific times will be announced soon. For more information email Mansfield Library Dean Shali Zhang at

Apply Now for International Activity Funding

The Office of International Programs will accept applications for its Faculty and Staff International Activity Funding Programs until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. 


The programs help members of the University community pursue a wide variety of overseas activities, including short-term collaborative research, overseas research conference attendance and international student research supervision. 


Significant changes have been made to the way these programs are run than in the past. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the information posted online 


For more information call International Programs Development Officer Peter Baker at 406-243-6142 or email

UM-Exclusive Winter-Driving Course Offered 

Demand for the free winter-driving course has been huge, and classes in Missoula filled up quickly. To meet the demand for the UM community, a class that is restricted to UM staff, faculty and students will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Physical Plant back Conference Room. 


If you already have registered for one of the courses in Missoula, you are encouraged to re-register for the class taking place at UM as long as it works with your schedule, so the other classes can open those seats to other state agency employees located in Missoula.


To cancel out of the other class, call John Duezabou at 406-243-0195 or email or call Kathy Krebsbach at 406-243-2700 or email .


To register for the course on campus, visit this websiteIf this class fills up, one may be arranged on campus in late November or early December.


More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Manage Your Research With RefWorks," 3:10-4 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 283.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Series: "JET to Japan!" 12:10-1 p.m., Mansfield Center Room 454.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9: Philosophy Forum: "The Role of the Media in the Washington Carnival," Mark Leibovich, 3:10 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10: Professional Development Series: "Moodle Show and Share," 11:10 a.m.-noon, Phyllis J. Washington Education Center Room 241. RSVP Online
  • Friday, Oct. 11: Professional Development Series: "Flipping the Classroom: Video Made Simple," 2:10-3 p.m., Phyllis J. Washington Education Center Room 112. RSVP Online.
  • Friday, Oct. 11: Mansfield Library Death, Dying and the Afterlife Lecture Series: "Death and Immortality in Native Culture," UM Instructor Rosalyn LaPier, 5:30 p.m., Mansfield Library East Faculty Office Area.
  • Saturday, Oct. 12: Mansfield Library Death, Dying and the Afterlife Lecture Series: "Hospice" Panel, 5:30 p.m., Mansfield Library East Faculty Office Area.

Faculty/Staff/Retiree Afternoon Receptions

Receptions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every other Friday in the Davidson Honors College Lounge. Autumn semester dates and event sponsors are:

  • Oct. 11: College of Arts and Sciences/College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Oct. 25: Office of the President
  • Nov. 8: College of Forestry and Conservation/School of Business Administration
  • Nov. 22: College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences/Information Technology
  • Dec. 6: UM Dining
Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Monday: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Tuesday-Saturday: Play: "Avenue Q." Read more
  • Tuesday: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: GRIZ eRecruiting/Get Involved Workshop. Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Wednesday: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more
  • Thursday-Saturday: 14th Annual Festival of the Book. Read more
  • Thursday: Faculty Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Friday: Youth Camps: Date Night Rec Care. Read more
  • Friday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Southern Utah. Read more
  • Friday: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more
  • Saturday-Sunday: UM Dancers on Location. Read more
  • Saturday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Northern Arizona. Read more
  • Saturday: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more

To view more events, visit the official UM Events Calendar online.

News about U
news about u

Geosciences Professor and Director of the UM Paleontology Center George Stanley was an invited participant in an iDigBio workshop on digitization of biological materials. The National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop was held Sept. 24-25 at Yale University's Peabody Museum.


Koehn, Peter H. 2013. "Evaluating Sustainability Education: Lessons From International Development Experience." Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-013-9669-x.


Glow, S.D.; Colucci V.J.; Allington, D.R.; Noonan, C.W. 2013. "Managing Multiple-Casualty Incidents: A Rural Medical Preparedness Training Assessment." Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Volume 28, Number 4: pp. 334-341.


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