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UM Weekly: News from UM

Nov. 22, 2013 |
The 113th Brawl of the Wild between the UM Grizzlies and Montana State University Bobcats kicks off at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Bozeman. 

President's 'We Are Montana' Tour Continues

UM President Royce Engstrom heads to Bozeman, Livingston, Big Timber and Billings as part of the “We are Montana” tour of the state. Engstrom and other senior UM leaders will travel to the Montana cities Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 2-4, to meet with and listen to legislators, educators, alumni, students and community members.

The third leg of the tour travels to Bozeman first then to Livingston and Big Timber and will conclude in Billings. The UM Alumni Association will host a community event in Bozeman and Billings. Both events are free and open to the public. The event schedule follows:
  • Bozeman: 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, Bridger Brewing’s Pints for a Purpose, located at 609 S. 11th Ave. The Children’s Museum of Bozeman is the beneficiary. Participants are encouraged to wear Griz gear.
  • Billings: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, Billings Depot, located at 2310 Montana Ave. 
The events will offer community members a chance to meet with Engstrom and connect with alumni and friends.

The first and second legs of the president’s “We are Montana” tour stopped in Miles City, Glendive, Sidney, Glasgow, Helena, Butte and Dillon. He is scheduled to visit seven additional cities across Montana through the winter and spring, traveling a total of 3,500 miles.

Coach Selvig Wins No. 800 

Senior Torry Hill and redshirt junior Kellie Cole both scored 16 points and Montana used a 16-2 second-half run to pull away from the University of Portland and post a 68-61 victory over the Pilots on Monday night at Dahlberg Arena. The win gave longtime Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig his 800th career victory at his alma mater. Read more

Can the Cats Food Drive Runs Through Halftime

The final days of the Can the Bobcats Canned Food Drive are here and for the first time in 13 years, UM appears poised for a victory over Montana State University. 

Can the Bobcats is an annual off-field competition in which UM squares off against MSU to see which school can raise the most resources for their community's food bank. UM and Missoula mounted a fierce campaign this year, and the drive received a huge boost this week when Karl Tyler Chevrolet and Cadillac donated 12,000 pounds of potatoes. However, MSU is known for making a late push in the food drive, so a UM must finish strong.

Donate online, at one of the locations listed on the Missoula Food Bank website or up through halftime during the Rally in the Valley viewing party in Caras Park on Saturday. The winner will be announced during the fourth quarter. 

Lady Griz Forward Recognized for Community Engagement

The list of organizations Lady Griz forward Jordan Sullivan has helped assist with volunteer hours is 21 entries long. Sullivan also is a three-time Academic All-Big Sky Conference selection who entered her senior year with a 3.87 GPA as a marketing major. 

Because of her dedication to the community, Sullivan will be one of 10 student-athletes from schools across the state to receive the 2013 Montana Athletes in Service Award Saturday at the Griz-Cat football game in Bozeman. Read more


Faculty Members Help State Develop Outdoor Recreation Plan

Montana State Parks is in the final stages of a new five-year outdoor recreation plan that outlines goals for outdoor recreation management and conservation in the state. Four UM faculty members assisted with data collection and research to support the plan’s recommendations.

UM College of Forestry and Conservation Professors Norma Nickerson, Wayne Freimund, Elizabeth Metcalf and Alex Metcalf helped the planning team implement surveys and review data trends to make recommendations about activities and funding priorities. Read more

Students Showcase Efforts to Reduce Family Violence

Students at UM have worked to build awareness about intimate partner violence issues and put an end to family violence. They will showcase their work through poster presentations and other visual displays from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Skaggs Building Room 246 and in the second floor common area. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

Study: Beartooth Highway Brings $53 Million in Tourism

More than $53 million was spent by nonresidents of the Beartooth Highway region in the three gateway communities during the summer season 2012 and winter season 2012-13, according to a study conducted by UM's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research.

Final analysis shows the Beartooth Highway All-American Road is a significant contributor to the economies, livelihoods and recreation opportunities for the residents and visitors of Red Lodge, Cooke City and Cody, Wyo.

During the summer, 170,000 nonresident groups visited the Beartooth Highway region and 16,000 visited in the winter, supporting 654 jobs to the rural communities and more than $16 million in income to local residents. Read more

Athletics at UM:

113th Brawl of the Wild Kicks off Saturday in Bozeman

Griz Basketball Hosts USF Dons in Home Opener Friday

Spikers Top Thunderbirds, Clinch Tournament Spot

Cross-Country Runners Conclude Season at Regional

Football Improves to 9-2 Overall with Big Win over Weber

Upcoming Events:

New ‘Backroads of Montana’ Premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. 

‘A Steel Band Christmas’ Slated for Nov. 25 at UM

MTPR Cancels Nov. 24 Benefit Event in Missoula

High School Students Gather for Model UN Conference

Missoula College to Offer Winter CNA Courses
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