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Oct 4, 2013 |
In celebration of Native American Heritage Day on Sept. 27, UM students show Hellgate High School students taking a Native American Studies class how to raise a teepee on the Oval. 

UM Selects East Broadway for New Missoula College Building

UM President Royce Engstrom announced Oct. 2 that the East Broadway site will be the location for the new Missoula College building.

Engstrom made his selection after months of public comments, meetings and forums with interested UM students, University employees, elected officials and community members. 

“I believe the East Broadway site will give us a distinctive opportunity to make a bold statement about UM and the role two-year education plays in the Missoula community and western Montana,” Engstrom said. Read more

Homecoming Events Span the Weekend

UM's 2013 Homecoming Week kicked off Sept. 29 and continues through the weekend with a full slate of events that include the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception, the Yell Night Pep Rally, the All-Alumni Social and Dance, tailgates, the Homecoming Hustle 5K and, of course, the Griz football game against Portland State University on Saturday. Read more 

The UM Homecoming Parade will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Higgins and Broadway. Parade entries will line up on Broadway, so spectators should plan to be south of Broadway on Higgins for the best viewing. Read more

UM will honor five recipients with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming this year, and the colleges and schools from which those alumni graduated also will host special afternoon receptions on Friday, Oct. 4. Read more

The annual University Center Homecoming Art Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct.3-4, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the UC Atrium. Read more

UM T-shirt Contest
Compete for Graphic Design Glory in UM T-Shirt Contest

UM launched a T-shirt design contest this week. The University calls for artists to design a T-shirt that will be printed and sold in The Bookstore at UM.

The designer with the winning submission will be awarded a $500 cash prize and will earn one of the limited-edition T-shirts. The shirts will be printed only once, and all proceeds from the sale will support future T-shirt design contests.

This past April, UM unveiled its new logo and brand identity. The new visual mark – an outline of the mountains located on the main campus – is known as the M-pulse. The contest calls for artists to create a design using the M-pulse mark, which can be downloaded on the contest’s Web page at

National Geographic, Brutus Visit Washington-Grizzly Stadium

"America the Wild" host Casey Anderson brought Brutus the grizzly to UM’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium to study how bears travel in the dark. Watch the video here.

Students Receive Grant to Restore Rock Creek Property

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently awarded University of Montana students a $15,000 grant to work with Five Valleys Land Trust to restore a 290-acre property at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River.

College of Forestry and Conservation students in UM’s Wildland Restoration Program will use the funds to plan and implement restoration at the site, which has been degraded by ranching and development. Read more

Athletics at UM:

Soccer Hosts First Big Sky Home Matches

Griz Football Hosts PSU Vikings in Homecoming Game

Griz Drop Conference Opener to NAU Lumberjacks

Volleyball Team Puts End to Reese Court Hex

Underclassmen Lead Men's Tennis Team in Season Opener
Women's Tennis Team Makes Name for Itself in Texas

Men's Basketball Returns to Practice Court

Upcoming Events:

Esteemed Military Historian to Lecture

Burma-Myanmar Expert to Discuss Country’s Future

National Correspondent, ‘This Town’ Author to Lecture

Collaborative Media, Performance Installation Opens at UM Gallery

UM Advocates Host Semi-Annual World’s Largest Garage Sale

MSU Visiting Exhibit at UM Art Gallery

UM, MCPS and Let’s Move! Missoula Host Healthy Children Summit at University
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