UM political science major Isabel Langlois

UM Student Earns Newman Civic Fellowship

UM political science major Isabel Langlois has been honored as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, a one-year fellowship for community-engaged college students who attend Campus Compact institutions....

UM freshman Austin Haney plays his accordion on the Oval

The Keys to Happiness

University of Montana student Austin Haney often sits by the Grizzly Bear statue, serenading UM students with his accordion. “My fingers will fall off before I stop playing that instrument,” the...

UM President Sheila Stearns and Dean Chris Comer inform student Rachel Dickson that she’s received a 2017 Udall Scholarship.

Biology, Environmental Studies Major Becomes UM’s 41st Udall Scholar

UM student Rachel Dickson recently won a 2017 Udall Scholarship, which will provide up to $7,000 to support her studies for the next academic year. Dickson is the University’s 41st Udall Scholar,...

student competitors celebrate their winnings

Students Awarded $50,000 at Annual Startup Competition

UM’s 28th Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge brought 16 student teams from across the state to compete for over $50,000 in prizes. Run by the UM School of Business Administration and...

Chef Jehangir Meta serves blended mushroom burgers on the UM Oval

Top Chefs Bring Mushroom Mania to UM

A group of fungus fanatics took to the UM campus on Wednesday to tout what they say is the food trend of the future: burgers blended with mushrooms. Two well-respected chefs, Lance Avery from...

UM biology Professor Doug Emlen

Biology Professor Stars in New Film About Nature’s Wildest Weapons

The research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen are the focus of a new hourlong BBC documentary titled “Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horns, Tusks and Antlers.” The program is slated...

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Sixteen student competitors vied for $50,000 at the event he 28th annual statewide John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge held April 13 at UM. The event is hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad and...

UM communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura

Professor Breaks New Ground on Counseling Trauma Survivors

Recent work by UM communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura is drawing national attention for her approach to incorporating research in interpersonal communication with the...

UM students perform “Peach & Pit,” a dance choreographed by UM sophomore Logan Prichard

UM Dance Program Shines at Regional Conference

UM’s Dance Program cemented its reputation as one of the best schools in the nation following an unprecedented showing at last week’s American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

Jennifer Heggen, a Missoula College graduate, shows off the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen to Missoula-area employers

Missoula College Shows Off New Digs to Local Employers

More than a dozen area employers joined the local job service for a tour of Missoula College on March 29, lending a close eye to the facility’s new offerings in culinary arts and the health...

University of Montana Presidential Search

The Search for the Next President of the University of Montana

Visit the Presidential Search page on UM President’s Office website for updates on the search, timelines and the search committee member roster.

UM alumni Stefanie Henderson Strack and Craig K. Anderson

Business School to Honor Alumni for Career Achievements

UM’s School of Business Administration will honor 2017 Outstanding Alumnus Craig K. Anderson and Outstanding Alumna Stefanie Henderson Strack on Friday, March 31, during its spring Business...

young researchers present their findings to a judge during the Montana Science Fair at UM

Montana Science Fair Draws Hundreds of Student Researchers to UM

A total of 547 kids, 400 of them middle school students, presented their research findings Monday at the 62nd annual Montana Science Fair at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus....

UM graduates participate in Commencement ceremonies

UM to Award Two Honorary Doctorates at May Commencement

The University of Montana will award two Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during its May 13 Commencement exercises. The awardees are UM’s longest-serving president, the late George M....
Longtime UM Dining Director Mark LoParco

Longtime UM Dining Director Retires, One More Omelette Bar on Tap

Mark LoParco's favorite meal at UM is probably an omelette cooked with sausage, mushrooms and smoked Gouda. LoParco, head of UM Dining for 25 years, will retire in May after one last omelette bar,...

UM graduate student Evan Tipton won first place in the Montana Small Business Development Center Shark Tank competition

UM Student Wins Statewide Business Plan Competition

UM graduate student Evan Tipton won first place in the Montana Small Business Development Center Shark Tank competition, held March 12-14 in Helena, for his business to help tour operators manage...

Missoula business owners answer questions from UM business students

Students Quiz Missoula Business Owners on Entrepreneurship

A group of Missoula business owners sat before a class of UM students on Friday to discuss their path through the gauntlet of entrepreneurship, one where they’ve learned to overcome their mistakes...

Jeremy Brown, a former attorney, teamed up with Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad, Law Students Team Up to Help Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who turn to the UM’s business incubator have long found advice on vetting an idea, writing a business plan, or seeking the capital. But along the way, Blackstone LaunchPad has...

UM Dining Director Mark LoParco

UM Dining Director Receives Regional Distinguished Service Award

The National Association of College and University Food Services recently honored UM’s dining director with its Regional Director’s Distinguished Service Award. UM Dining’s Mark LoParco received...

Looking south east from Waterworks toward Mount Sentinel

UM Ranks No. 7 for Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

UM has been named the No. 7 medium-sized university for producing Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, 30 UM alumni serve with the Peace Corps worldwide. This year marks the 13th time the University...

Mary Nellis

UM Adviser Wins Fulbright Grant for Travel to Korea

Mary Nellis, an international student adviser at the University of Montana, received a 2017-18 Fulbright grant to travel to the International Education Administrators seminar in Korea this June....

Lady Griz players cheer from the bench

Loyal Lady Griz Fans are Montana at its Finest

For me, a reminder of just what it means to be loyal comes every time I cover the Montana women's basketball team at Dahlberg Arena. You may have heard they've had a rocky season with 22 losses....

Mason Dow and Willem Morris

Students Contribute to Solving Food Waste Crisis

Two UM students are leading an effort to distribute leftover lunchtime food from Missoula high schools to the Poverello Center, where it provides meals for hungry Missoula residents.

Kelly Elder, the 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year, teaches a social studies lesson at C.R. Anderson Middle School in Helena

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher

UM alumni and accomplished educators Kelly Elder, Anna Baldwin and Art Amlquist educate, inspire and truly make a difference in their students’ lives. Read their stories in the Montanan. 

Katie Barnes, a second-year culinary arts student at Missoula College UM

Culinary Arts Student Places Second at Student Chef of the Year Competition

Katie Barnes, a second-year culinary arts student at Missoula College UM, placed second at the American Culinary Federation’s Student Chef of the Year competition, winning a silver medal. The...

Students in a Salesforce class at UM

ATG Partners with UM Business School to Teach Salesforce Class

Advanced Technology Group has teamed up with UM to teach a class that allows students to take classroom learning and apply it to real-world business projects and gain firsthand experience in the...

UM media arts student Saif Alsaegh

MFA Student, Iraq Native Hopes to Connect People Through Art

Saif Alsaegh is a Montanan, through and through. He has the Patagonia jacket and Chacos. He loves craft beer. He has a beard — because "everyone in Montana has a beard." Alsaegh, 26, is a...

Skaggs Building at UM

$1.25M Gift Endows Scholarship for Native American Pharmacy Students

The ALSAM Foundation to permanently its Skaggs Scholars Program scholarship at UM. With their $1.25 million gift, they are ensuring that UM can continue to attract and support Native American...

student in the vegan line at the UM Food Zoo

UM Tops for Vegan Dining in Montana

UM Dining has the highest student vegan satisfaction rating in the Montana University System, according to a recent survey by PETA2, the youth division of the People for the Ethical Treatment of...
students in class at UM

UM Students Make Dean’s List, President’s 4.0 List

At UM 2,425 students made the fall semester 2016 Dean’s List and President's 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President's 4.0 List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA...

UM campus in winter

Charter Day Ceremony to Honor Exceptional Campus, Community Members

UM President Sheila Stearns invites the campus and Missoula communities to join in UM’s 124th birthday celebration during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5:30 p.m....

UM forestry student helps youngster try his hand at sawing a log

Forestry in Their Future? Community Forestry Day Targets Kids

Nearly 400 people visited UM’s  Community Forestry Day on Saturday to see the famous Foresters' Ball venue, including various excited children who repeatedly dashed up the stairs to the entrance...

A UM student riding a bike on a mountain trail

UM on List for ‘Best U.S. Colleges and Universities for Mountain Bikers’

UM recently was named one of 10 best universities for mountain bikers by Singletracks.com. The website considered a number of variables, including the proximity of on-campus or close-to-campus...

UM's Margo Kratz

University Gives a Fond Farewell to ‘Mama Margo’

Margo Kratz, commonly known as “Mama Margo,” has retired as the Food Zoo’s lead cashier because of health reasons after 10 years at UM. “It broke my heart to have to leave there,” she...

A couple dances at UM's Foresters' Ball

Lumberjack Glam: UM Celebrates 100th Foresters' Ball

In old mining days, a boomtown would be up and fully running within a year. At the University of Montana, one will go up in a week for the school’s 100th Foresters’ Ball.

Israeli Consul General Andy David speaks at the launch of Accelerate Montana

UM Launches New Business Umbrella

With the Israeli consul general in attendance, UM rolled out a new program on Jan. 26, one that will house seven different platforms designed to help startup businesses succeed at various stages...

Washington-Grizzly Stadium on game day

Griz Football Tops FCS in Attendance for Third Straight Year

For the third-straight season and the sixth time in the last decade, the Montana Grizzlies football team has packed in more fans per game than any other program in FCS football, and in 2016 drew...

UM students and faculty snowshoe in Glacier National Park

Students Head to Polebridge to Learn About Mountains, Community

Here in the Crown of the Continent, 20 UM students gathered for a week in January to learn about Montana's mountains. Connectivity is the theme of the class taught in winter by geography Professor...

Sheila and Hal Stearns

UM President, Spouse Earn 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards

UM President Sheila Stearns and her husband, Hal, received 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards during a Jan. 26 ceremony at the State Capitol in Helena. The couple earned the awards for teaching,...

Aja Sherrard scrubs the writing from a white tile earlier this week

Missoula Artist Washes Away Grief, Her Own and Others'

Aja Sherrard quietly walks up to the wall at the University Center Gallery and picks a ceramic tablet, each lined like notebook paper and arranged in rows. She silently steps over a free-standing...

Copper Sprunk visits a class of third-graders at Gerber Elementary in California

Sprunk Gives, Receives Life Lessons from Adopted Third-Grade Class

Griz football offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk has been mentoring third-graders at Gerber Elementary in California in effort to encourage all children to attend college. Last week, he made the trip...

Barefoot in the Park is the Montana Rep's national touring production for 2017

‘Barefoot in the Park’ Fitting Tribute for Rep's 50th Anniversary

In its 50th anniversary touring production, the Montana Repertory Theatre pays loving homage to Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” and its witty, rapid-fire dialogue and levity in the script, now...

a Peace Corps volunteer works alongside local residents

Missoula Leads Nation in Number of Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps recently named Missoula the No. 1 metro area for producing volunteers per capita in 2016. Out of every 100,000 residents, 12.3 people in Missoula volunteer with the Peace Corps....

Camp Howard, the new director of UM Dining

UM Dining Hires New Director

UM recently selected Campbell “Camp” Howard as its new director of UM Dining. Howard will begin his new position on Monday, March 13. He will oversee UM Dining’s 25 campus food service locations,...

UM's Mansfield Library

Mansfield Library Now Offers Access to Academic Libraries Statewide

UM students and faculty can now access the library holdings of 16 colleges and universities across the state through a single online search, following the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library’s...

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