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Think Grizzly, It's Friday | March 18, 2011 | Volume 17, Number 9 | www.umt.edu

In This Issue
UM to Inaugurate President Engstrom
Harvard Philosopher Speaks on Morality
Celebrate International Week at Events
'Lessons of Our Land' Series Wraps Up
Nominate Outstanding UM Seniors
Renowned Artist, Educator Visits Campus
Students Invited to Run for Senate
Crown of the Continent E-Mag Available
Student Writes About UM in Indonesia
Science Adventure Camp Coming to UM
Artwork by American Master on View
Bitterroot College Meeting March 23
Foo Fighters, Motorhead to Play UM
SpectrUM Exhibition Visits Bitterroot
UM Offers 'Crazy for You' Musical
Dukes Take Down Grizzlies
Lady Griz Win Big Sky Tourney
Drennen Finishes Indoor Season
Women's Tennis Drops One, Wins Two
Men's Tennis Wins One, Loses Two
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"The President's Update," a video series for UM President Royce Engstrom to communicate with the campus community, is available on the President's Office website and on the official UM YouTube channel.

UM to Inaugurate President Engstrom 


UM will host inauguration ceremonies for its 17th president, Royce C. Engstrom, on Monday, May 2. The theme is "Building a University for a Global Century."

 

The Installation Ceremony will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the University Theatre. The event will include a processional, music, brief addresses by visiting delegates and members of the campus community, and remarks by Engstrom.

 

"This inauguration is an opportunity to celebrate the promise of a new era for The University of Montana. It is a time for all of our UM campuses to think about the paths to excellence in the coming years and decades," said Engstrom, who became UM president in October.

 

A luncheon will be held at noon outdoors on the Oval or inside the Adams Center in case of inclement weather. It will be followed by forums addressing the inauguration theme. A student forum will take place at 1:45 p.m. in the University Center Theater, followed by a visiting delegate and faculty forum at 3:30 p.m. in the same venue.  

Meanwhile, student exhibits and performances will be featured in the UC Atrium.    

 

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Harvard Philosopher Speaks on Morality   

 

Renowned expert on morality Amelie Oksenberg Rorty will give the next installment of the President's Lecture Series at UM on Monday, March 28.

 

Rorty will present "The Use and Abuse of Morality" at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. The event is UM's Henry Bugbee Annual Lecture in Philosophy.

 

Earlier that day from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m., Rorty will give a seminar titled "On the Other Hand: The Ethics of Ambivalence" in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

Rorty is a lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University and a visiting professor in the philosophy department of Boston University. She is the author of "Mind in Action" and has edited numerous books on philosophy and ethics. She received master's degrees at Yale and Princeton and a doctorate from Yale and has a Certificate in Professional Mediation from Metropolitan Mediation Services.

 

A longtime philosophy professor at Rutgers University before becoming affiliated with Harvard, Rorty has an international reputation for her work on the great traditions of Western philosophy.   

 

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Celebrate International Week at Events

Events to celebrate International Week at UM begin with the International Culture & Food Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the University Center.

 

The festival marks its 20th anniversary this year with "A 20-Year Milestone: A Journey Connecting Us All." Participants will have the opportunity to connect with students and friends to enjoy international food, entertainment, children's games and more. An anniversary party will follow the festival. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for children ages 3 to 12.

 

International Week kicks off at noon Monday, March 28, in the University Center Atrium. Speakers are UM Associate Provost for International Programs Mehrdad Kia; Foreign Student and Scholar Services Director Effie Koehn; and International Student Association President Alina Calianu. Unity Dance and Drum and members of the UM African dance class will perform.  

 

All International Week events, with the exception of Sunday's International Culture & Food Festival, are free and open to the public. Events run through Friday, April 1. A complete schedule is on the International Programs  website.

'Lessons of Our Land' Series Wraps Up 

 

Elouise Cobell, lead plaintiff in the Cobell v. Salazar lawsuit, and Julie Cajune, executive director of the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at Salish Kootenai College, will give the final two presentations of the "Lessons of Our Land" speaker series at UM.

 

Cobell will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The series wraps up with a presentation by Cajune at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Both events will take place in Payne Family Native American Center Room 105. A reception will follow each presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the center's Bonnie HeavyRunner Gathering Place. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Cobell, executive director of the Native American Community Development Corp., will talk about her 15-year journey, which started in 1996 with a class-action lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Interior.   

 

Cajune, who was profiled in Utne magazine in 2009 as one of 50 visionaries who are changing the world, will talk about a statewide Indian land curriculum she developed that aligns with Montana state education standards.

 

The speaker series is sponsored by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, a community-based, nonprofit organization focused on the recovery, management and control of American Indian lands by Indian people.  

 

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Nominate Outstanding UM Seniors   

 

UM's Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board is accepting nominations of UM seniors to be honored at the 2011 Outstanding Senior Recognition Ceremony in May. Nominations are due by Friday, March 25.

 

The President's Outstanding Senior Recognition Awards, sponsored by the UM Mortar Board chapter, are presented to outstanding graduating seniors in academic areas and University-recognized organizations. Students are chosen on the basis of academic performance and devotion to the excellence of their departments and UM.

 

One senior from each department and each organization will be honored with an engraved medallion and award certificate at the ceremony, which traditionally is held on the Friday before Commencement. The 2011 ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the University Theatre.

 

To qualify for the awards, students must graduate within the 2010-11 academic year, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate a commitment to his or her academic discipline or student organization through professional development, leadership and service.

Nominations can be submitted through the UM Mortar Board website.

 

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Renowned Artist, Educator Visits Campus

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at UM will host "Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich, Paintings and Drawings 1990-2010," the first in-depth retrospective of the abstract painter, critic and professor, from March 24 to May 21.

 

Organized by Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., the traveling exhibition will be featured in the museum's Paxson Gallery, located in UM's Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.

 

Fendrich will present a lecture on balancing her multiple roles as artist, critic and educator at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Masquer Theatre of the PAR/TV Center, followed by a First Friday reception for the artist from 4 to 6 p.m. in the center's lobby. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Concurrent with the Fendrich exhibition, MMAC will present "Barry Hood: Flow" in the museum's Meloy Gallery. Hood, who creates sculptural glass and bas reliefs, is a UM alumnus who worked with noted ceramist Rudy Autio.

A conversation with Barry Hood will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Montana Theatre of the PAR/TV Center, followed by a First Friday reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the center's lobby. The event is free and open to the public.

 

MMAC gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For more information visit the MMAC website or call 406-243-2019.

 

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Students Invited to Run for Senate

Become a voice for the students by running for Associated Students of UM Senate. Student senators have an opportunity to make a difference, improve and reshape current programs, meet new people and gain meaningful experience.  

 

To be eligible to run for a Senate seat, candidates must be an enrolled UM student with a GPA of at least 2.0 and must be taking at least seven credits or have paid the student activity fee. Candidate petitions are available in the ASUM Office, located in University Center Room 105. Petitions must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.  

 

There are 20 ASUM Senate seats open, as well as one business manager position and the positions of president and vice president. Elections will be held April 27-28 on CyberBear.  

 

ASUM will host an open house for those interested in learning more about running for Senate from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, in UC Room 105. Current senators will be available to answer questions, and pizza and soda will be served. For more information visit the ASUM elections website.

Crown of the Continent E-Mag Available

The winter 2011 issue of the Crown of the Continent e-magazine has been released.

 

The region called the Crown of the Continent encompasses Glacier National Park and spans the Continental Divide from the Elk River headwaters and Crowsnest Pass in Canada to Rogers Pass and the Blackfoot River drainage in Montana.

 

UM launched the Crown of the Continent Initiative to provide an educational catalyst for collaboration between UM and Glacier National Park. The initiative continues to grow and now includes many groups, organizations, agencies and institutions beyond the park in Montana, Alberta and British Columbia.

 

The initiative publishes three color-filled e-magazines each year, allowing people to get up-to-date information about issues driving decisions and research in the Crown. The magazines cover everything from the physical and historical geography of the Crown to interesting scientific research on the region's wildlife, climate, rivers, glaciers and more.

Student Writes About UM in Indonesia

Olivia Purba, a Southeast Asian student leader who attended the institute on global environmental issues held at UM last summer, may now be the best advocate for UM and Montana in her homeland.

 

Purba recently published a two-page, full-color photo essay on the touristic aspects of her Montana experience in CosmoGirl Indonesia.

 

The Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues, hosted by UM's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, brought 19 student leaders from Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to Montana to take part in the U.S. Department of State initiative designed to promote a better understanding of the United States abroad and to help develop future world leaders. Institute leaders are UM environmental studies Professors Len Broberg and Robin Saha.

 

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Science Adventure Camp Comes to UM

Registration is now open for "MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle," a summer camp for children ages 6 through 12 and their grandparents hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM.  

 

The science day camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 18-19. Participants will learn from one another in scientific exploration through classroom and field experiences, starting with the "Mr. G Science Show" with Glenn Govertsen, who has taught physics at Missoula's Sentinel High School for more than 30 years and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

 

The summer camp costs $100 per adult and child pair. A $20 MOLLI membership also is required for adults who wish to participate. Full summer camp course descriptions, information about instructors and registration forms are available on the MOLLI website.

Artwork by American Master on View

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at UM will host "Hands and/or Feet (Part One Hat/Gun/Bird)" by artist John Baldessari in UM's Main Hall President's Office lobby through June 10. The artwork can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except University holidays.

 

A wonderfully representative work by Baldessari, this large-scale three-dimensional print is on loan to MMAC from an anonymous lender. The museum brings artwork by internationally known artists to campus annually as part of its Visiting Artworks program.

 

Baldessari is an enormously influential American artist whose art and teaching career at The California Institute of Arts and the University of California, Los Angeles, have profoundly affected a generation of artists.

 

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Bitterroot College Program to Meet

 

The steering committee for the Bitterroot College Program of UM will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Human Resource Council Building Meeting Room, located at 316 N. Third St. in Hamilton.  

 

The BCP steering committee is a public board and welcomes members of the public to observe and participate at its meetings.

 

Agenda topics will include operational, educational planning and fiscal issues. The meeting agenda is available on the BCP website (click on "Meetings" under "Steering Committee") by calling BCP Interim Director Victoria Clark at 406-375-0100 or e-mailing victoria.clark@umontana.edu.

Foo Fighters, Motorhead to Play UM 

 

The popular rock band Foo Fighters will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Adams Center at UM.

 

General admission tickets are $49.50, plus applicable fees. They are available at all GrizTix outlets, including the Adams Center Box Office, The Source in the University Center, Worden's Market and Southgate Mall, or by calling 888-MONTANA.

 

British heavy metal band Motorhead and Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro will open for the band.  

SpectrUM Exhibition Visits Bitterroot 

 

UM's spectrUM Discovery Area will bring its popular "Hands on Health" exhibition to Hamilton next week.

 

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Hamilton School District will participate in guided field trips of the exhibition Monday through Friday, March 21-25, at Westview School. The exhibition will be free and open for the public to explore from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24.  

 

"Hands on Health" features interactive science exhibits and activities exploring health professions and sciences, including a giant runny nose and broken bones that students can diagnose, guided cow eyeball and heart dissections, and a life-size medical teaching torso for simulated surgery activities.

 

Hamilton is the first of spectrUM's two stops in the Bitterroot Valley. "Hands on Health" also will travel to the Victor School District beginning March 28 for four days of outreach.

UM Offers 'Crazy for You' Musical

 

The UM School of Theatre & Dance and the School of Music present "Crazy for You," an exuberant, crowd-pleasing musical comedy, at 7:30 p.m. March 22-26 and March 29-April 2 in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. A matinee also will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26.  

 

This three-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do playboy in the 1930s whose dream in life is to dance despite the protests of his mother and his girlfriend. The production is a funny, high-energy love story with dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.


Tickets cost $20 for the public and $10 for children. They are available at the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the PAR/TV Center or by calling 406-243-4581. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before to performances.   

Dukes Take Down Grizzlies

 

The Montana Grizzlies could not overcome a 22-point first-half deficit and fell to the Duquesne University Dukes 76-87 in first-round action of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament held March 16 at UM's Dahlberg Arena.

 

Freshman guard Kareem Jamar scored a career-high 22 points to lead all scorers. Junior guard Jordan Wood also had a career-high 14 points and senior center Brian Qvale added 15.  

 

Qvale had three blocks to give him 95 on the season and push him past Idaho State's Slim Millien for the single season Big Sky Conference block record set in 2005-06.  

 

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Lady Griz Win Big Sky Tourney

 

No. 4 Montana logged a 62-58 upset of No. 1 Portland State University and took the 2011 Big Sky Conference tournament championship on March 12 at PSU's Stott Center. The win earned the Lady Griz their 19th NCAA tournament berth.

 

To get to the title game, Montana beat Idaho State 66-53 on March 10 and defeated Northern Colorado 55-46 the next night. Defense was the key in those two wins, as the Lady Griz held Idaho State 14 points below its season scoring average and kept Northern Colorado 20 below its average.

 

Senior guard Stephanie Stender earned tournament MVP honors for Montana. She entered the tournament averaging 7.8 points per game. She scored a career-high 18 against Idaho State, posted her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Northern Colorado, and matched Kenzie De Boer with a team-high 11 points during the game against Portland State.

 

Montana will face UCLA at 4:30 p.m. MDT Saturday, March 19, in Spokane, Wash., in a first-round game of the 2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. The game will be played at Gonzaga's 6,000-seat McCarthey Athletic Center and broadcast on ESPN2.

 

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Drennen Finishes Indoor Season 

 

Montana senior Katrina Drennen finished sixth in her heat of the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held March 11 in College Station, Texas. Drennen's time of 4:41.27 was not fast enough to qualify for the March 12 final.

 

The race concluded a four-year indoor career for Drennen, who was making her first appearance at indoor nationals. Drennen, who is a junior in eligibility for the coming outdoor season, advanced to outdoor nationals last spring in the 1,500 meters.


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Women's Tennis Drops One, Wins Two

 

The Montana women's tennis team fell 6-1 to PAC 10 team Washington State in Pullman, Wash., on March 11, dropping their second consecutive match to a ranked Northwest opponent.   

 

Lauren Gibson defeated Jessica Gomez 6-1, 6-3 for Montana's only point in the match.

 

On March 12 against Seattle and Lewis-Clark State, the Montana women went 18-0 in matches won over the two opponent teams. With the result, Montana pulls even for the second time this spring with a record of 8-8 in dual play.

 

The women will get a break before returning to play on March 26 against Sac State in Sacramento, Calif.

 

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Men's Tennis Wins One, Loses Two

 

The Montana men's tennis team fell 6-1 on March 11 to a Portland squad that has taken only a single loss in dual play this season. Montana's lone point went to Josh Smith, who beat Geof Hernandez in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

 

Montana split a doubleheader March 12 with a 5-2 win over Seattle followed by a 7-0 loss to the Texas-San Antonio squad.

 

The Grizzlies will rest again following the full weekend, playing their next match March 25against Big Sky opponent Northern Colorado.

 

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Jennifer Sauer, TGIF editor
The University of Montana

e-mail: jennifer.sauer@umontana.edu
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