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Think Grizzly, It's Friday | Oct. 14, 2011 | Vol. 17 No. 23 |


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Day of Dialogue

Day of Dialogue Events Slated for Thursday, Oct. 27

UM's sixth annual Day of Dialogue will take place Thursday, Oct. 27. Read more

Higher Education Leaders Gather for Discussion on Transitions in Leadership

UM President Royce Engstrom, former UM President George Dennison and Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns will gather for a panel discussion about transitions in leadership at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park in Missoula. The talk is free and open to the public. Read more 

Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program Hosts Open House, Keynote Address

UM's Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program will host an annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 19. This year's event will feature a keynote address by author K.J. Joy at 4:30 p.m. in The Payne Family Native American Center Room 103. Joy's lecture, "Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making," will be based on his 2009 book of the same title. Refreshments will follow in the Bonnie HeavyRunner Gathering Place. Read more

Dean's Panel Slated for Family Weekend at UM
UM will host a deans' panel from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the University Center Theater as part of Family Weekend 2011, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15. Read more

Nominations Open for 2012 Pantzer Award
Nominations are now being accepted for UM's Robert T. Pantzer Presidential Humanitarian Award, presented each year to a person from the University or state who has substantially contributed to making campus a more open and humane learning environment. Read more

Allies Program Announces Fall Training Dates 

The UM Allies Program has announced it will hold its autumn semester training sessions Friday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Nov. 4. Read more

Montana World Trade Center Receives Grant

The Montana World Trade Center at UM recently received a $298,814 grant to support its private-public partnership intended to help Montana businesses increase exports. Read more

Health Professions Career Fair Oct. 19
Company recruiters from local, regional and national employers will be on campus to meet with UM students and alumni during the seventh annual Health Professions Career Fair from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the University Center Ballroom. Read more 

PT Students Host Fall Massage Clinics

The UM Physical Therapy Student Association will offer 20- and 40-minute massages during clinics in October and November. Read more

Pollner Lecture at UM Oct. 17
Foreign Correspondent to Give Pollner Lecture Oct. 17
Karen Coates, a freelance journalist who spent more than a dozen years reporting from Southeast Asia, will deliver UM's T. Anthony Pollner Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17,  in the University Center Theater. Read more
Irish Christmas in America
'Irish Christmas in America' Tour Heads to Montana
"Irish Christmas in America," a popular show celebrating the customs, lore and traditions of Christmas in Ireland through music, song and dance, is coming to Montana. Read more
Red Dress Gala
Alpha Phi Hosts Fundraiser for Cardiac Care Research

The UM chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority will host its annual Red Dress Gala and Casino Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Read more

Grants Available to Help Students Promote Diversity

The UM Diversity Advisory Council offers grants of up to $1,000 to help student groups host events and activities that promote various diversity causes. Grant proposals must be written by UM students. Events must promote and enrich diversity and impact both the campus and Missoula community. Read more

University Completes Environmental Analysis for Biomass Steam Plant

UM has completed an environmental analysis of the proposed Biomass Steam Plant to be constructed on the Missoula campus. This detailed analysis was required by the Montana University System Board of Regents as a requirement before construction of the plant could commence. Read more

Grizzly Football Dominates in Idaho
The UM defense is always a force to be reckoned with, but last week the Grizzlies put up their most dominant performance of the season in a 33-0 win over Idaho State. Read more

Montana Spikers Host Sacramento State

The UM volleyball team will conclude its opening round of Big Sky Conference matches at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at home against Sacramento State. Read more 

Warren's Streak Leads Men's Tennis in Boise
Andrew Warren lost his first match in Boise, Idaho, last weekend, but the junior didn't lose another set on his way to the consolation championship of the Blue draw. Read more
Griz Harriers Prep
for Meet in Spokane
The UM cross country teams will compete for the final time prior to the Big Sky championships Friday, Oct. 14, at the Inland Northwest Classic in Spokane, Wash. Read more
UM Soccer
Montana, PSU Soccer Teams Play to 2-2 Draw

The Montana and Portland State soccer teams played to a 2-2 draw Oct. 9 at South Campus Stadium in Missoula. The Grizzlies received goals from junior Erin Craig and redshirt freshman Ashley Robertson in the first half. Read more 

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