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UM Weekly: News from UM

Sept. 6, 2013 | www.umt.edu
Griz players celebrate following their 30-6 win over Appalachian State under the lights in Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Aug. 31. 

UM Ranked Among Top Schools for Research, Service, Social Mobility

UM recently made the top 100 in a list of universities ranked by research, service and social mobility. Washington Monthly magazine, a nonprofit publication, gave UM an overall ranking of 90th among 284 schools. The national magazine rates schools based on their contribution to the public good through recruiting and graduating low-income students, producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.Ds, and encouraging students to give something back to their country. Read more

Photo courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
UM College of Forestry Celebrates 100 Years

UM's College of Forestry and Conservation will celebrate its centennial this year with three days of events. All alumni and friends of the college are invited to events taking place Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21.

The college formally opened on Sept. 8, 1914, with 25 students and one degree program. It since has grown to offer five undergraduate degrees, four academic minors, five master’s of science degrees and three doctoral programs to nearly 1,000 students. Read more

Professors Team to Bring Three NEH Exhibits to UM

In each of the past three years, two UM faculty members have garnered National Endowment for the Humanities awards. The collaboration between political science Associate Professor Rob Saldin and history Associate Professor Tobin Miller Shearer has resulted in successful bids to bring three NEH-sponsored exhibits to UM. Read more

Student Art Featured on UM Parking Pass

UM parking passes feature a special touch this year, highlighting the artwork of a UM student. 

Angela Brooker, a sophomore in the UM School of Business Administration, won a contest last spring seeking student photography or illustrations for the 2013-14 parking pass. The Office of Public Safety sponsored the contest, asking students to create an image representing a positive experience at UM. Read more

Earn Raffle Tickets for Sustainable Commutes to Campus

UM invites students, faculty, staff and the public to head to campus using any mode of transportation other than driving a car alone during the week of Sept. 9-13.

As part of Missoula’s Bike Walk Bus Week, the Associated Students of UM will sponsor “Walk N Roll” week. Volunteers will hand out raffle tickets for prizes to all participants at the entrances to campus, including bus stops. Raffle tickets also will be available at the University Center. Read more

Professor Honored with Family Communication Award

The National Communication Association recently awarded UM Professor Alan Sillars the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication. Read more

Journalism Student Wins Prestigious Jim Murray Scholarship

UM student Dustin Askim recently earned a Jim Murray Scholarship, a top national award for excellence in sports writing. Askim, a senior in the UM School of Journalism, was one of five essay-competition winners from across the country. Read more

Publisher Announces Poetry Series to Honor Life and Work of UM Student

Independent publisher Tavern Books recently announced The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series to honor the life and work of former UM student and poet Greta Wrolstad. Wrolstad, a graduate student in the UM Creative Writing Program, passed away in 2005 at the age of 24. 

The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series will champion exceptional literary works from young women poets through a book publication in The Living Library, the Tavern Books catalog of innovative poets ranging from first-time authors and neglected masters to Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel laureates. Read more

Athletics at UM:

Griz Open Season with Impressive 30-6 Win Over App State

Griz Soccer Hosts Montana Cup at South Campus Stadium

Cross Country Teams Open Season Friday

Montana Football Moves Up to 13th in Sports Network Poll

Men's Basketball to Host 16 Home Contests in 2013-14

Volleyball Falls to Virginia in Title Match at Tourney

Upcoming Events:

First Friday Event Celebrates Launch of the Big Sky Brain Project

Missoula Artist Freedman to Lecture Sept. 10

Math Professor to Deliver Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Creative Writing Program Hosts Fifth Annual Writer’s Fall Opus

Guitarist to Play Benefit Concert for Environmental Studies Program

Ice Cream Social Scoops up Fun Sept. 15

UM Hosts Constitution Day Lecture Focused on Dissent Sept. 16

First-Year Reading Experience Author to Speak Sept. 9
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