July 15, 2020: UMToday


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UM's top bear reminds everyone that good Grizzlies stay 6 feet apart and wear face coverings when indoors. 

Wednesday, July 15


Alumni Virtual Engagement: Public Diplomacy and Natational Security Strategy, 7 p.m. @ online
Hey Griz Family! Join the UM Alumni Association and Deena Mansour for a discussion surrounding national public diplomacy and the ways Montana and UM alumni serve as citizen diplomats.

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Personal Statements for Scholarships, 4:30 pm. Thursday @ online
Online Bear Tracks, all day Friday @ online 
South Avenue Graden Produce Market, noon Saturday @ South Avenue Garden  

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International Students Can Breath Easier ... 

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced proposed guidance regarding online course limits for international students on F-1 visas for fall 2020.
We know this announcement has caused stress and frustration for many in our campus community. The International Students & Scholars Office (ISS) responded by answering individual student questions, updating the campus community and advocating against these new guidelines.
On July 14, it was announced that ICE is rescinding this guidance. ISS is following the situation and will continue to update our international students and the rest of the campus community as the story develops. Please check the Global Engagement Office website for updates.  

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LinkedIn Learning Course of the Week 

All UM employees now have access to LinkedIn Learning for their professional development. Log in through the Office of Organizational Learning and Development LinkedIn Learning webpage to explore video and course options. Each week, we will highlight various LinkedIn Learning courses available to you.  
Join Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility," as she explores how to have better conversations about race, ways to better educate ourselves about racism, and anti-racist actions individuals and organizations can take. 
Do you dread difficult conversations? Avoiding conflict doesn't save relationships. Managing conflict makes them stronger. Learn the tools that turn conflicts into positive outcomes in this workshop-style course. A real-life story of conflict is used to show how careful listening, negotiation and commitment can turn opponents into allies and create a renewed shared purpose.

Remote Attendance Accommodations for Fall 2020 

Remote attendance accommodations are for students at an increased risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 during the autumn 2020 semester. To initiate a request, contact Disability Services for Students. The requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, along with specific course requirements. Students will need to take the following steps by the priority deadline Friday, July 31: 
Register for courses. 
Contact Disability Services by email or call. 
Submit documentation to Disability Services. Documentation such as a medical record should verify the underlying medical condition as a high risk to COVID-19. 
Complete a meeting with a Disability Services coordinator. 

Roadwork Planned for Campus Drive

Construction crews will work to chip and seal Campus Drive on Monday, July 20. Employees are encouraged to park on the north, south or west sides of campus and walk in. There will be a flagger to help people get into the area if necessary. Please note that no vehicles can be parked on Campus Drive until the process is completed. Motorcycles and bicycles are advised to use extreme caution once the road reopens. The chips will be very slippery until they have set in and the area is swept.  

What? No More Parking Permits? 

The UM Police Department has launched license-plate recognition technology for our campus. Once you register your vehicle for campus parking, your license plate becomes your permit.
In the parking portal select “Get permits” and log in with your net ID. It is very important you enter correct license plate information when purchasing your virtual permit. If you have any questions, please call UMPD at 406-243-6132.

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UM Staff Senate Offers Summer Course Discount

UM Staff Senate is committed to supporting immediate and long-term efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist practices. Your UMSS is offering a partial fee waiver to cover one-third of the cost of Tobin Miller
Shearer's summer class "Dismantling Racism: From Theory to Practice," a noncredit course for up to 20 UM classified staff. If you are interested in receiving the UMSS discounted rate, please:
Email charity.atteberry@mso.umt.edu no later than July 25 to confirm partial fee waiver spots remain.
Register for the course and check out without paying. Select "Other" as the payment method.
Before the course begins on July 27, log in to your registration account and pay the remaining balance of $50. 

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Montanan Magazine Publishes Spring 2020 Issue 

UM's flagship publication, the Montanan, has recently published its spring 2020 issue, "UM Responds to COVID-19." Now in its 37th year, the Montanan is mailed directly to more than 90,000 alumni, partners and friends in the Griz family. 

This issue celebrates the myriad ways UM responded and adapted to the pandemic with innovation, creativity and compassion. Additionally, stories feature Tobin Miller Shearer's work in the scholarship and service of racial justice in "A Recipe for Good", UM's College of Business continuing to innovoate in "Ahead of the Data" and "From Kafka to Climate Change" shares highlights and impacts from 50 years of Environmental Studies at UM. 

University Relations has several print copies for campus distribution and the online version was recently published. Please email jenny.lavey@umontana.edu if you would like a print copy or call 406-243-2488.   

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