students exercise at Campus Rec at UM

Campus Rec Furthers UM’s Commitment to Sustainability by Becoming Carbon Neutral

Campus Recreation at the University of Montana will become carbon neutral in 2018 after purchasing 440 metric tons of carbon offsets and 870,000 kilowatt-hours in renewable energy certificates....

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Emma Lommasson Celebrates 106th Birthday

Emma Lommasson, the namesake for UM’s student transaction building, recently turned 106 years old. Watch the UM alumna and longtime University employee describe the students she served for so...

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Faculty Members Display Personalities With Offices

The distinct offices of some of UM’s top faculty members were highlighted in this recent Missoulian feature. Check out the books, skulls, art, mess and stuffed marmot.

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Missoula Entrepreneurs Practice Their Pitch Ahead of EPIC Competition

Several UM students and upstart entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for a new business Wednesday morning to a roomful of friendly critics – a practice run for the main competition planned later this...

Dean Chris Shook and business senior Nikki Gabrielsen

Dean for a Day Puts Student in Charge of UM Business School

If you could be dean for a day, what would you do? UM College of Business senior Nikki Gabrielsen got to answer that question on Nov. 29, when the winner of the college’s second annual Dean for a...

Dana Fitz Gale

Alumna, Instructor, Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

A UM alumna, instructor and current doctoral student recently received a prestigious literary award for her novel-in-progress. Dana Fitz Gale earned her MFA in creative writing in 2013 and...

Grizzly head football coach Bobby Hauck

Hauck Returns to UM as Head Football Coach

Director of Athletics Kent Haslam has named former Grizzly head coach and current San Diego State associate head coach Bobby Hauck as the 37th head football coach at the University of Montana. On...

Reinstallation of a Sliding Glass Door, an installation floor piece

Shattered Glass, Endangered Species Ceramics at Faculty Exhibition

Broken glass installations, ceramics about endangered species, and experimental photography, all with a conceptual heft, are on display at the University of Montana Faculty Exhibition. The show,...

Joe Janssen, left, director of the Heavy Equipment Operation Program at Missoula College, guides a student during the final phases of trail reconstruction.

Missoula College Students Revive Big Sky Park Trail

UM students recently completed a 1.7-mile trail restoration project at Big Sky Park, ensuring many more years of recreational use for the community. The park, located north of Big Sky High School,...

UM students hunt outside Philipsburg

Chasing the Hunter: UM Students Bring Friends to Big Game Tradition

UM wildlife biology doctoral student James Goerz had been inviting friends to hunt with him for years. In 2015, he and fellow UM student Mateen Hessami started recruiting colleagues from the...

Can the Cats donation area

Missoula Tops Bozeman in Annual Food Drive Competition

Community members supporting the University of Montana in the “Can the Cats” canned food drive edged out their Montana State University counterparts by nearly 5,000 pounds – the slimmest margin of...

Gallagher Business Building at UM

School of Business Administration Becomes College of Business

The Montana University System Board of Regents has voted to rename UM’s School of Business Administration to the College of Business. The unanimous vote took place at the Board of Regents meeting...

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Regents Unanimously Approve Selection of UM’s Next President

The Montana Board of Regents unanimously gave its stamp of approval Nov. 16 for Seth Bodnar to become the University of Montana’s next president. Bodnar will begin his new duties in January...

volunteers work at the Missoula Food Bank

Missoula Food Bank Receives Largest Food Donation in Organization History

Earlier this week the Missoula Food Bank received its largest single food donation in organization history as part of this year’s Can the Cats competition when Missoula Federal Credit Union...

Kayla Pierson with Cassie Award

Information Technology Employee Earns Two National Accolades

Kayla Pierson, a designer and user experience specialist for UM’s Information Technology department, recently earned two national awards. Pierson was one of six winners from the research and...

arboretum interpretive site at UM

New Interpretive Space Celebrates State Arboretum

UM has dedicated a special space on campus surrounded by trees to inform visitors about the state’s arboretum – which lives at UM. Few visitors to campus realize that UM doubles as the State of...

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UM Earns Bronze Rating for Campus Sustainability Efforts

Following a spring 2017 semester of student-led data collection and a summer of report polishing and editing, the University of Montana earned a bronze rating through The Association for the...

Growing up Griz

Legacy Players Reflect on Family, Finding Their Way to UM

UM has great respect for tradition and perhaps the greatest Montana tradition is its penchant for continuity. Players who were once titans of UM athletics frequently wind up seeing their children...

Missoula at sunset

Griz Fans Have Opportunity to Can the Cats, Help Those in Need

It's once again time for Can the Cats, UM’s annual competition with Montana State University to see which school can donate the most canned-food items. The food drive, now in its 18th year,...

Louis, incubating eggs on the left, and Iris

Montana Osprey Project Brings Knowledge, Drama to Fans Worldwide

For the past decade, the UM-based Montana Osprey Project has used ospreys to learn about the health of our streams, rivers and lakes, as well as bring information about our environment to...

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Feist Family Foundation makes $2 million gift to Grizzly Athletics

The Missoula-based Feist Family Foundation has committed a $2 million donation to the UM athletic department. The gift benefits athletic facility improvements, student-athlete support, men's...

pumpkin atop Main Hall at UM

Squash Spikers: History and How-to of the Main Hall Pumpkin Prank

Halloween at UM wouldn’t be complete without the spiked pumpkin atop Main Hall. The pumpkin returned early this month, much the same as it has for decades. A secretive group within the local rock...

George Gaines, founder of Chilton Skis, presents at Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp

UM Entrepreneurs Participate in National Training Camp

Two UM Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs, along with other top college entrepreneurs from around the world, visited New York City for the Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp on Oct....

2017 Pinecone Award winners

UM Websites, Web Managers Earn Pinecone Awards

The votes are tallied and the winners selected in UM’s annual Pinecone Awards contest, which invites web users to select the University’s best websites. UM’s Information Technology started the...

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Davidson Honors College Provides Home Dinners for New Students

Many students miss the comfort food of home once they arrive at college, but first-year students in UM’s Davidson Honors College receive a remedy for that – home-cooked meals provided by the DHC...

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco

UM’s Tyler Turco the Top College Saddle Bronc Rider in Nation

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco reached the middle of the season riding high. When the Big Sky region’s five-rodeo fall series wrapped up at the end of last month, Turco — who won every saddle...

Paul Gladen, left, and David Firth

From Oxford to UM, Old Pals Nurture Missoula’s Startup Scene

When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at...

UM student actors rehearse on new Globe Theatre stage

UM Drama Builds its Own Globe Theatre for 'As You Like It'

The interior of the Masquer Theatre will feel more like Shakespeare's Globe for his comedy, "As You Like It." For the first show in UM’s School of Theatre and Dance season, the crews have built a...

Main Hall at night reflected in rain puddles

UM Names Five Recipients of 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Five exemplary UM graduates will receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. The awards are the highest honor presented by...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

Alumni Band marches in the UM Homecoming Parade

Honor the Past, Shape the Future at UM Homecoming Oct. 8-14

The UM Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to celebrate Homecoming 2017, Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme, “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping...

hydroponic crops grow at UM

UM Dining Lands on Bon Appetit’s List of ‘7 Healthiest College Dining Halls’

College is the time for late-night study-break burgers with your suitemates, loaded deli sandwiches, and endless french fries. But, these days, universities are implementing everything from...

Gerber Elementary students and Griz football player Cooper Sprunk

Life-changing Trip Comes Together for Sprunk’s Pen Pals

What started with a simple pen pal exchange with a group of kids in California has blossomed into the trip of a lifetime that could inspire a new generation of college-bound students. This coming...

Students cross the Oval in fall

Two UM Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Two UM researchers on the frontiers of science and engineering are among 30 faculty members nationwide recently selected as recipients of the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Brian Chaffin,...

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UM’s MPA Program Ranked Among Top Affordable Online Programs

UM’s Master of Public Administration program was once again lauded as a top online program nationwide. AffordableColleges.com ranked UM’s MPA program No. 18 out of 50 in a review of schools across...

Greg Johnson, artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre at UM

Montana Repertory Theatre Director to Retire After 29 Years

Greg Johnson will retire this spring after 29 years as artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre. "It's been an incredible run for me personally and professionally, to have been in this...

Payne Family Native American Center at UM

Sunrise Ceremony Begins American Indian Heritage Week at UM

When the light was still dim Monday morning, coffee-holding people came together outside of the Payne Family Native American Center to greet the sun and kick off a week of activities celebrating...

UM campus in fall

UM Listed Among Nation’s Top 150 Public Universities

UM ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook, UM tied for 113th place in the top national...

Griz football players visit young fan in hospital

Griz Players Pay Special Visit to 3-year-old Fan at Seattle Children's Hospital

When the Griz football team landed in Seattle last week, a handful of players and coaches headed straight to Seattle Children’s Hospital to visit young Griz fan Troy Ross, who recently experienced...

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Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk reads to a class of third-graders

Sprunk’s Story Inspires Kiwanis to Connect Kids with the Griz

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk has a unique pen-pal friendship with a class of California third-graders. Now, Sentinel Kiwanis is attempting to send those students to the Sept. 30 Griz...

UM Professor Tobin Miller Shearer teaches a new group of students on the first day of school

First Day of Classes Brings Butterflies, New Ideas at UM

Thursday was the first day of the school year at UM, and the signs of eager minds and a fresh start and mentoring filled the campus. Students opened to the first clean pages of their notebooks....

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