Accessible Navigation. Go to: Navigation Main Content Footer

Think Grizzly, It's Friday
Think Grizzly, It's Friday | April 29, 2011 | Volume 17, Number 14 | www.umt.edu

 
In This Issue
'Walk N Roll Week' at UM May 2-6
Business Plan Competition at UM May 12
Noted Artist to Speak About Glass Art
UM Sophomore Named Kimmitt Intern
MMAC to Participate in National Program
Support UM Student with Cancer
UM Educator Advances Quake Science
Journalism Students Tops in Competition
Submit Day of Dialogue Proposals Now
Lumberjacks Take Down Grizzlies
NAU Ends Men's Tennis Season
Golfers Take Fourth at Championship
Griz Women Best Cats at Dual Meet
Campus Links

Recent UM Publications

Join Our Mailing List
Griz Greetings!

Welcome to TGIF News. This email newsletter is provided weekly, except during the summer and scheduled academic breaks, to subscribers who include students, alumni, employees and friends of The University of Montana.
 
 

"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.

'Walk N Roll Week' at UM May 2-6


UM will participate in Missoula's Bike Walk Bus Week by hosting "Walk N Roll Week" Monday through Friday, May 2-6.

 

Volunteers will hand out raffle tickets to those who arrive on campus using options besides driving alone. Raffle tickets can also be picked up at the University Center for those who use other means of transportation and don't find a "Walk N Roll Week" volunteer where they enter campus.

 

Raffle prizes include a cruiser bike, bike trailer, headlights, locks and numerous other donated gifts by Missoula businesses. The raffle drawing will take place at noon on Friday, May 6, on the Mansfield Mall, located near the UC. Along with the raffle, the band Stellarondo will perform.

 

For more information or to volunteer, call Nancy Wilson, Associated Students of UM Office of Transportation director, at 406-243-4599 or email nancy.wilson@mso.umt.edu.  

Business Plan Competition at UM May 12


The UM School of Business Administration will host the 22nd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition on Thursday, May 12, in the Gallagher Business Building. The event showcases the entrepreneurial aspirations of students across the state.

 

Faculty from higher education institutions across Montana will identify 30 teams to be considered for the competition. A distinguished group of judges then will select and invite 15 teams to compete in the semifinal round. This year the teams will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.

 

The prestigious panel of judges consists of venture capitalists, angel investors, bankers, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives. They will offer feedback on the business plans chosen for the semifinal round, which begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. During the round, judges will narrow the field to four finalist teams, and each will present to a larger audience. Appetizers and beverages will be served throughout the evening.

 

Read more

Noted Artist to Speak About Glass Art


The Montana Museum of Art and Culture at UM will present "A Conversation with Barry Hood" at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Montana Theatre of UM's Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in conjunction with an MMAC exhibition of Hood's sculptural glass titled "Barry Hood: Flow" on display in the museum's Meloy Gallery through May 21.

A First Friday reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the PAR/TV Center lobby will follow Hood's talk. Music will be provided by Montana favorite Tom Catmull.

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

 

Read more

UM Sophomore Named Kimmitt Intern


Emily Cross, a UM sophomore from Glendive, will travel to Washington, D.C., this summer as the recipient of the 2011 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship.

 

Cross, who majors in philosophy and pre-law with a minor in music, will serve as a summer intern for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. At the same time, she will be enrolled in The Washington Center internship program. The Kimmitt internship includes a $1,500 stipend.

 

The internship is a public service opportunity for UM students established to honor J. Stanley Kimmitt, former secretary of the U.S. Senate and aide to Sen. Mike Mansfield. It rotates among all three members of Montana's congressional delegation. 

 

Read more

MMAC to Participate in National Program


The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at UM has received a national award to participate in the 2011 Conservation Assessment Program. 

 

CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation specialists to identify needs and improvements to permanent collections and historic buildings through a site assessment. Program assessors spend two days surveying the site and then prepare comprehensive reports that identify conservation priorities. 

 

MMAC will host two assessors: a professional conservator and an architect who specializes in historic preservation. They will make recommendations to improve collection and building conditions. Assessors will visit the UM campus this summer.

 

Read more

Support UM Student with Cancer

 

"Score Big for Paul," a T-shirt fundraiser for a UM student battling stomach cancer, is slated for Tuesday through Friday, May 3-6, in the University Center.

 

Austin Walker, UM student and event organizer, and members of the University's Marketing Club will sell T-shirts for $12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the UC Atrium.

 

Paul Nonnenmacher, an education and music major and former Grizzly Marching Band drum major, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Forced to postpone his last two semesters of college to undergo treatment, Nonnenmacher is now in recovery and plans to return to UM in the fall. All money raised will go toward costs affiliated with his medical treatment.

 

For more information call Walker at 406-231-8370 or email austin1.walker@umconnect.umt.edu.

UM Educator Advances Quake Science

 

Rebecca Bendick Kier, a UM geosciences assistant professor, was one of a select number of renowned U.S. scientists invited as delegates to the 2011 bilateral workshop under the Sino-U.S. earthquake studies protocol.

 

The high-level scientific exchange for earthquake science and engineering, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, took place April 20-25 in Chengdu, China, the capital of Sichaun and the site of the destructive and deadly Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. The workshop is the second in a series aimed to coordinate needed collaboration between U.S. and Chinese scientists to reduce earthquake-related disasters.

 

Bendick Kier co-chaired a workshop session titled "Tectonics of Continental Deformation" and gave a talk on mechanical heterogeneity in continental deformation. The presentations addressed where and why earthquakes happen on continents. 

 

Read more

Journalism Students Tops in Competition

 

UM School of Journalism students won 25 awards in the regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition -- more than twice the awards of any school in a region that includes Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

 

Fourteen UM students won first-place awards. Their entries will be judged in the national SPJ competition in May.

 

Read more

Submit Day of Dialogue Proposals Now

 

The Day of Dialogue committee has issued a call for proposals for the sixth annual Day of Dialogue to be held Thursday, Oct. 27, in the University Center at UM.

 

Day of Dialogue aims to encourage conversations about diversity-related topics, including race, gender, ethnicity, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, class social hierarchy and privilege. UM students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to submit a proposal on the Day of Dialogue website.

 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 23.

For more information call Jinann Bitar, Day of Dialogue student coordinator, at 406-243-5622 or email dayofdialogue@mso.umt.edu.

Lumberjacks Take Down Grizzlies

 

The Montana women's tennis team fell 4-3 to Northern Arizona University in a midnight Big Sky semifinal match held April 23 at the Bobcat Tennis Center in Bozeman.

 

The match, which finished in the wee hours of Easter morning, was a rematch between UM senior Rebecca Bran and Edit Suhajda at No. 1. Just a week before in the Missoula meeting between the two athletes, Bran fell 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 position. 

 

Bran came in with a vengeance in her singles match, winning her first set 6-3. Suhajda responded with a 6-1 set of her own to split with Bran. The third set was a 7-6 battle between the two stars -- a battle Bran won with a 7-4 tiebreaker for her 49th and final win in the Grizzly uniform.

 

Bran's win, along with victories by Whitney Paluch and Heather Davidson, combined for a 3-2 UM advantage by 1:30 a.m. But NAU players won the last two singles matches to end Montana's season.

 

GoGriz.com

 NAU Ends Men's Tennis Season

 

The Montana men's tennis team fell to Northern Arizona University in a 4-3 result in the Big Sky Tournament's semifinal round held April 23 in Bozeman. 

 

Grizzly upperclassmen David Cysneiros took two match victories on the day, while senior Josh Smith and junior Carl Kuschke took their matches at Nos. 1 and 2.

 

The NAU win, which eliminated Montana from the Big Sky Championships, was considered an upset after the Grizzlies handed the Lumberjacks a reciprocal loss a week ago in Missoula. 

 

GoGriz.com

Golfers Take Fourth at Championship 

 

Montana sophomore Ashli Helstrom took all-tournament honors after finishing fourth April 20 at the Big Sky Championship Tournament played at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.

 

Montana fell one place in the final round, finishing fourth behind Northern Colorado, for a total of 914. Portland State won the tournament, and Northern Arizona placed second.

 

GoGriz.com 

Griz Women Best Cats at Dual Meet

 

The Montana women's track and field team won seven of the nine running races and swept both relays on its way to a 105.5-90.5 victory over Montana State at the annual Griz-Cat Dual held April 23 at Dornblaser Field in Missoula.

 

The win was the second straight for the Grizzlies over the Bobcats and their fourth win in the last five years.

 

Montana State dominated the men's dual, posting a 116-77 victory. The Bobcats won 13 of the meet's 17 individual events and pulled off a first/second-place sweep in eight of those events.

 

The Grizzlies compete Friday, April 29, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.  

 

GoGriz.com 


Jennifer Sauer, TGIF editor
The University of Montana

email: jennifer.sauer@umontana.edu
phone: 406-243-4878
web: http://www.umt.edu
The University of Montana | The University of Montana | 32 Campus Drive | Missoula | MT | 59812