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UM Weekly: News from UM

Dec. 6, 2013 |
Students from Professor Julia Galloway’s Ceramics II class pose with some of the benefactors of a recent class project. Students made bowls for kittens at Missoula's AniMeals cat shelter as part of a community clay project. The goal of the project is to take handmade art out of the studio and into the community. 

'We Are Montana' Tour Heads to Hi-Line

UM President Royce Engstrom will travel to the Montana Hi-Line as part of the “We are Montana” tour of the state. Engstrom and other senior UM leaders will travel to six towns Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 9-11, to meet with and listen to educators, alumni, students, legislators and community members.

“I enjoy these opportunities to visit communities across our state to strengthen our connections with the people we serve as a flagship university,” Engstrom said. “We are always looking to improve our connections with so many Montanans across this great state and share stories of our outstanding students, faculty and alumni.”

The fourth leg of the tour travels to Heart Butte first, then to Browning and Cut Bank and concludes in Box Elder and Havre. Tour members also will visit Great Falls high schools on the return trip to Missoula. Read more

Business Bureau Names Executive in Residence

UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research appointed Bill Whitsitt as its new executive in residence and visiting professor in public affairs management.

Whitsitt joins BBER after a long and distinguished career in public affairs and government relations on the exploration and production side of the oil and gas industry. He served most recently as executive vice president for public affairs at Devon Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, one of the largest U.S. exploration and production companies. Read more

UM Named Among 'Best Colleges for Veterans'

U.S. News & World Report recently released its first-ever “Best Colleges for Veterans” rankings, and the University of Montana was one of 234 schools on the list.

The magazine developed the rankings to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Schools reported on their veteran benefits as part of the broader survey and data collection of undergraduate schools by U.S. News during spring 2013. The 234 schools in the new list scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality measured in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges. Read more

Mansfield Library Hosts Civil War Exhibit

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM will host “Civil War 150,” a national traveling exhibition through Dec. 23. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

By virtue of letters, personal accounts and images, learn how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war and the role of a president during wartime. The Mansfield Library is one of 50 sites nationwide selected to host the exhibition. Read more

Athletics at UM:

Indoor Track and Field Opens Season this Weekend

Lady Griz Use Late Run to Get Past Lions

UM Hosts Coastal Carolina in Second-Round FCS Game Saturday

Griz Basketball Falls to Hawaii 72-61

Vikings End Griz Spikers' Tournament Run

Upcoming Events:

28th Annual Art Annex Holiday Sale and Show Returns Dec. 6-7

Missoula Holiday MADE Fair Takes Over Adams Center Dec. 8

UM Caroling Ensemble Performs in UC Dec. 9

Garden City Ballet Presents 'Nutcracker' Dec. 13-15

TobyMac ‘HITS DEEP TOUR’ to Stop in Missoula

Harlem Globetrotters to visit UM on ‘Fans Rule’ World Tour
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