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April 4, 2014 | www.umt.edu
Despite starting the day in chilly, wet conditions, the Montana track and field teams opened their 2014 outdoor season in impressive fashion on March 29 during the Al Manuel Invitational at Dornblaser Field in Missoula. Lindsey Hall, pictured here, won the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump and finished second in the high jump and the javelin. Read a complete recap of the meet on www.gogriz.com. 

UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

UM student Mara MenahanCampus Compact recently honored UM student Mara Menahan as a Newman Civic Fellow. Menahan, a senior from Helena, is one of eight Montana students recognized this year.

More than 190 students representing Campus Compact member colleges and universities were chosen from 36 states and the District of Columbia for the 2014 Newman Civic Fellow class. The recognition honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change in communities throughout the country.

Menahan is double majoring in environmental studies and geography with minors in climate change studies and wilderness studies. She was one of three UM students to attend the United Nations international climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, last November, and in 2013 she received a prestigious Udall Scholarship. She also is actively involved with the UM Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology, also known as UM FLAT, the University’s environmentally focused living and learning community. 

Read more: UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Harvard Scholar to Lecture on Tiananmen Square Protests

Rowena Xiaoqing He, a lecturer in Harvard University’s Department of Government, will deliver a talk titled “1989 as Watershed: China Since Tiananmen” as part of the UM President’s Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre.

She also will deliver a seminar earlier that same day in collaboration with the UM Philosophy Forum. “Romance and Revolution: China Since Tiananmen” 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, and the evening lecture is presented in collaboration with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center.

Read more: Harvard Scholar to Lecture at UM About China Since Tiananmen Square Protests

Conference to Address Plight of Human Trafficking

Leading experts, government officials and civic leaders from around the world will gather at UM Tuesday through Thursday, April 15-17, to discuss the prevalence and challenges of human trafficking during the 2014 Mansfield Conference: “Fight for Hope and Freedom: Human Trafficking, Montana & the World.” The conference will address how people can get involved in the fight against this international crisis. 

Read more: 2014 Mansfield Conference to Address the Plight of Human Trafficking

Students Invited to Forum on AISS Director Search 

The American Indian Student Services director plays a critical role in fostering a campus community that supports Native American students in their transition to college and throughout their academic career. President Royce Engstrom, Vice President of Student Affairs Teresa Branch and Provost Perry Brown invite UM students to a forum to share their ideas and perspective on the University’s search for a new AISS director.

The forum will be held on Friday, April 11, from 2-3:30 p.m. in The Payne Family Native American Center Room 105. The search for the new AISS director currently is open and accepting applications. Initial screening of applications begins April 14. 

Read more: American Indian Student Services director position description

Undergraduate Research on Display at Conference

The UM Conference on Undergraduate Research will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, on the third floor of the University Center.

The daylong conference, which is free and open to the public, offers opportunities for UM students of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship through oral presentations, posters, performances and exhibits.

Read more: Conference At UM Features Undergraduate Research

More News

New Personal Enrichment Courses Offered at UM
Global Grizzlies Host Auction, Race to Raise Funds for Cameroon Trip
Indian Law Week Features Lectures, Indian Child Welfare Act Conference

UM Delivers Programs for Students, Children with Autism
Media Event Scheduled to Discuss Climate Change Threats to Grizzly Bears
UM to Host 55 Upward Bound Students During Six-Week Summer Program
University Villages Plans Herbicide Application

ATHLETICS AT UM

Women's tennis falls to Utah 7-0

Tracksters continue outdoor season in Bozeman

Men's tennis loses rain-shortened match in Vegas

Golfers close with a 318, take 11th in Georgia


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Film Debuts April 8, Highlights Students’ Wilderness Journey

UM Hosts Career Fair for Educators April 13-14

Acclaimed Poet Bob Pack to Read April 17

Montana Institute on Ecosystems to Present UM Lecture April 17

ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center to Host Housing and Community Resources Fair
 
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