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UM Weekly: News from UM

Sept. 27, 2013 | www.umt.edu
Art history and criticism Professor H. Rafael Chacón strikes a pose during his TEDxUMontana talk Sept. 19, in the Masquer Theatre. Chacón discussed his experience as a Cuban participating in the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

Reconnect at UM Homecoming

The community is invited to join the festivities during UM’s 2013 Homecoming Week, set for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, with a full schedule of traditional events.

This year’s Homecoming theme – “Up With Montana!” – comes directly from UM’s fight song, penned in 1914, and celebrates both the rich past and rising future of UM. Read more

UM Named to Best Buy College List

UM was named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., an independent research and consulting organization that helps recruit and retain students for institutions of higher learning.

UM was the only Montana university to make the list, which was released Sept. 20. The full report is online at http://www.100bestcollegebuys.com. Read more

University Releases Fall Enrollment Figures

UM announced a headcount enrollment of 14,525 for fall semester, which exceeds UM projections but remains lower than a year ago.

New-student recruiting yielded 3,418 new students, which is three more than a year ago. UM President Royce Engstrom said the total headcount decline is due primarily to smaller classes of new students and larger graduating classes in the past two years. In response to last year’s lower enrollment, UM launched a series of initiatives to improve outreach to prospective students and their parents. Read more
University of Montana: Come Find Your Place With Us

Come Find Your Place at UM

UM is more than institution of higher learning. It's a place where lives are transformed every day through education, advocacy, research and adventure. It's a place to thrive. Watch UM's new commerical on the UM YouTube channel here.

UM Among Top Colleges for Advancing Women in STEM Careers

The Online College Database recently ranked UM 43rd on its “50 Colleges Advancing Women in STEM” list. UM offers 66 science, technology and math programs, and the 450 women enrolled in them make up 56 percent of STEM students.

The list identifies public, fully accredited higher education institutions that graduate a high number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and successfully encourage female students’ participation in a variety of STEM programs. Read more

Paleontologist to Conduct Research Fellowship in Japan

UM Professor and Director of the UM Paleontology Center George Stanley will conduct research at Kumamoto University in Japan during October and November as part of the Japanese Society for the Promotion and Science BRIDGE Fellowship program. Read more

Stadium Event Encourages High School Freshmen to Graduate

In Missoula County, 2.4 percent of high school students drop out each year, limiting their future paychecks and employability.

In an effort to encourage students to graduate and boost their potential, more than 940 freshmen from Missoula County Public Schools will gather Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the third annual Graduation Matters Freshman Rally at UM. Read more
     

Athletics at UM:

Volleyball Heads West for First Big Sky Matches

Road Trip Opens Conference Play for Soccer Team

Griz Football Travels to Flagstaff to Face the Lumberjacks

Montana Moves to 3-0 with Decisive Win Over Oklahoma Panhandle State

Golfers Finish Ninth at Cougar Cup

Women's Tennis Opens Strong in Boise

Griz Harriers Earn No. 12 Mountain Region Ranking

Upcoming Events:

Students Explore Cultural Differences in Ongoing Workshop

Theatre and Dance, School of Music Present 'Avenue Q'

Acoustic Guitarist Andy McKee to Play UM Oct. 3

Missoula Symphony Opens Season with 'Nordic Lights'

'The Price is Right Live!' Comes to Dennison Theatre Oct. 2

Reel Rock Film Festival at UC Theater Oct. 3
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