The Oval at UM after a snow storm

President Engstrom to Step Down Dec. 31

UM President Royce Engstrom will step down as UM’s president effective Dec. 31, according to an email from Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian sent Dec. 1. Sheila Stearns will serve...
Allie Keleti

Track and Field Athlete Honored for Social Media, Service

Allie Keleti, a UM track and field athlete, received a Montana Athlete in Service Award from Montana Campus Compact and Gov. Steve Bullock at the Brawl of the Wild Football Game Nov. 19.

UM Regents Professor of History Anya Jabour speaks at the Board of Regents meeting

History Professor Anya Jabour Earns Top Promotion

UM history Professor Anya Jabour was appointed the University’s 11th Regents Professor during the Nov. 17 Board of Regents meeting in Missoula. Regents Professor is the top rank awarded to faculty...

The producers of the program on stage in Deer Lodge

Television Program Celebrates 25 Years of Exploring Montana

The UM-based crew that produces “Backroads of Montana” for Montana PBS celebrated 25 years of finding great stories across Big Sky Country at the historic Rialto Community Theater in Deer Lodge on...

Bill and Carolyn Franke and their family visit the UM campus to celebrate their gift with the University community.

Largest Single Gift in UM History Supports Conservation, Global Leadership

On Nov. 18, the Montana University System Board of Regents approved the naming of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and the Franke Global Leadership Initiative in honor of Bill...
Google Doodle of author James Welch

Google Features Late Native American Author, UM Alumnus James Welch

The Nov. 18 Google Doodle marks the birthday of James Welch, who would have been 76 today. The renowned Blackfeet author graduated from UM in 1965 and later taught here for many years. His most...

Native leaders in front of the Payne Family Native American Center

Indian Country Today Names UM Native-Friendly Institution

One of leading national news sources for and about Native people in North America, Indian Country Today Media Network, said UM was “worth a long look for Native students.”

Montana's Erika Ackerlund won the Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championship on Nov. 5 in New Orleans.

UM Triathlete Wins Women’s Collegiate National Title

UM triathlete Erika Ackerlund edged 48 collegiate athletes on Nov. 5 to win the 2016 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship in New Orleans. The 20-year-old Helena native logged a time...

Protestors hold a sign outside the state’s Capitol, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Understanding Native American Religion Important for Resolving DAPL Crisis

In recent weeks, protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota have escalated. UM Assistant Professor Rosalyn LaPier, who is teaching at Harvard this semester,...

Gov. Steve Bullock and UM President Royce Engstrom talk with Inimmune employee

New Biotech Company Formed at UM’s MonTEC

Officials from a new biotech company, Inimmune Corporation, met with Gov. Steve Bullock Nov. 1 to discuss how the University of Montana connects researchers and entrepreneurs and the potential...
A class meets in one of the LA Building's newly renovated classrooms

$4M LA Building Renovation Delivers High-Tech Education

Alexi Corbett can take better notes this year in her public administration class in the Liberal Arts Building at UM. In some newly renovated rooms, screens take up a whole wall, and the...

UM mascot Monte performs at a football game

Former Monte Hired as Mascot for NBA's Houston Rockets

After 5 1/2 years as Montana's most beloved mascot, Monte has turned pro. The former University of Montana student who portrayed the Grizzlies' mascot is now in Houston performing as Clutch the...

Meredith Repke, ASUM Sustainability Center coordinator, sorts garbage at UM

UM Conducts Waste Audit

Associated Students of the University of Montana Sustainability Center and UM Sustainability Office were spreading the word Wednesday about recyclable and non-recyclable items. They weighed close...

UM Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability L. Scott Mills

Longtime Professor Returns to Join Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

L. Scott Mills has returned to the University of Montana to serve as associate vice president of research for global change and sustainability in the Office of Research and Creative...
Selvig coaches his squad – which ended up being his last group – this past winter.

That’s All, Folks: A Look Back at Coach Selvig’s 38 Years Leading the Lady Griz

Robin Selvig saw a wide range of young women come through his program. All of them – or at least 99 percent of them – traced very similar paths, playing at UM for one demanding, demonstrative...

Annie Sacry, the female lead in Dracula, tries on a costume.

Fine Arts Student From Whitehall Lands Role in ‘Dracula’

Annie Sacry didn’t get a second callback when she auditioned for “Dracula” last spring. But it turns out the junior fine arts student landed the role she’d coveted, Lucy Westenra, the leading...

Reed Humphrey, dean of UM's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

Collaborators Across Campus Launch UM’s New Health and Medicine Initiative

UM’s new Health and Medicine initiative, called UMHM, aims to open opportunities for UM to collaborate across campus to solve the most pressing medical issues plaguing our population. 

UM Collections Specialist Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams Turns Upset Students and Parents into Fans

Ruth Williams is a collections specialist at UM – as in, collecting money from students and families. You might think students and parents don't really like hearing from Williams. But that isn't...

a student scrapbook from the early 1900s is displayed at UM

UM Celebrates Archives Month with Special Showings

October is "Archives Month," and a host of historic items and artwork are on display at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM as part of a free and first "20 in 20 Tour," or 20 items in 20...

UM campus in fall as seen from Mount Sentinel

UM on Track to Receive Largest Single Gift in its History

The University of Montana Foundation recently has received a pledge from Bill Franke and his family in the amount of $24 million that will benefit the College of Forestry and Conservation and the...
Jennifer Adams cuts the ribbon to officially open the Moss Adams Student Lounge

Moss Adams Student Lounge Opens to Business Students

The School of Business Administration at UM celebrated the grand opening of the Moss Adams Student Lounge in the Gallagher Business Building on Oct. 6. The much-needed lounge renovation was funded...

UM student shares a story of failure on a campus whiteboard

UM Puts on Interactive Traveling Exhibit to Talk About Failure

This month, UM’s Curry Health Center is putting on a project called "Best Fail Ever" to raise awareness about the importance of failure and resiliency. Graffiti boards are making their way around...

Visiting Associate Professor Barbara Weinlich uses new technology in the Liberal Arts Building to teach

Liberal Arts Building Updated for 21st-Century Learning

The University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences celebrated the grand opening of six newly remodeled classrooms in the Liberal Arts Building on Sept. 30 and announced the next stage...

Monte sits inside UM's new bus

UM’s First Fast-Charging, Zero-Emissions Electric Bus Arrives

The ASUM Office of Transportation has taken delivery of its high-tech electric bus which becomes part of the UDASH fleet. The Proterra bus features a 200-pound motor that produces more power than...
Ian and Nancy Davidson, along with Dean Brock Tessman (left) and President Royce Engstrom (right)

$1.5 Million Gift Launches New Davidson Honors College Programs

For more than 25 years, Ian and Nancy Davidson have championed honors education at UM. On Sept. 30 at the Davidson Honors College Homecoming celebration, the University announced the couple’s...

UM’s 1929 Yell King, center, and his Yell Dukes and Duchess

UM Has Traditions Unlike Any Others

Traditions abound at UM. It’s really not officially fall on campus until Homecoming, which is a weeklong celebration full of traditions such as the parade, the Hello Walk, and the Friday night pep...

Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee takes the field

Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee is Montana's Breakout Star

Few expected Jerry Louie-McGee to be a heavy contributor in his first few games with the Montana Grizzlies, including the diminutive receiver from Idaho. Except perhaps his father.

students study at UM

Haynes Foundation Establishes $4M Endowment to Benefit Students

The University of Montana announced Sept. 26 that The Haynes Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by Jack Ellis Haynes and Isabel May Haynes in 1958, has established an endowment of just...

Under the Big Sky: Homecoming 2016

Reconnect ‘Under the Big Sky’ at UM Homecoming This Week

The University of Montana Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to gather “Under the Big Sky” during Homecoming 2016, Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Debra Magpie Earling, right, laughs during her induction ceremony as UM's new director of the Creative Writing Program

Debra Magpie Earling Honored as New Head of UM Creative Writing

At a ceremony to honor Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director of the University of Montana's creative writing program honored others. Earling, a Bitterroot Salish tribal member,...

John, left, and Frank Craighead in Hells Canyon of the Snake River in 1970

Legendary Wildlife Scientist John Craighead Dead at 100

Pioneering American conservationist John Craighead, who helped build UM's Wildlife Biology Program, died in his sleep on Saturday at his home in southwest Missoula. He was 100 years old.

fans cheer at a Grizzly football game

Grizzly Athletics Scores Big for Missoula Economy

A new report titled “The Economic Contribution of Grizzly Intercollegiate Athletics” finds that the operation of Grizzly Athletics provides a significant economic boost to Missoula, resulting in a...

Music industry professionals share their expertise with UM students

Music Industry Executives Mentor UM Students, Help Start Record Label

Five music industry executives spent the better part of the first week of school talking with students on the UM campus who are studying the entertainment business and may launch careers in the...

UM Professor Robin Saha

UM Professor Earns National Civically Engaged Faculty Award

UM Professor Robin Saha is the 2016 recipient of the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, bestowed by Campus Compact. Saha, UM associate professor of environmental studies, was selected...
Students interact during a bonding exercise during Freshman Seminar

New Freshman Seminar Offers Students a Richer Learning Environment

Homework assignments consist of watching TED-talks. Classes include community-building exercises and presentations from campus resource offices. Flipping through the pages of the syllabus, it...

the city of Missoula

Retaining College Grads Key to Missoula’s Economic Growth

As thousands of students begin a new school year at UM, we not only say “welcome,” but “plan on sticking around for a good, long while.” Whether freshman or senior, born and bred here or a...

George Gaines, UM Ph.D. student and entrepreneur

UM Cultivates Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines and Community

George Gaines had already built skateboard and longboard decks, and the Ph.D. student at UM decided he wanted to build his own skis to ride the backcountry. The woodworker also knew that he...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
FWE students gather on a mountain peak

Incoming Freshmen Embark on Wilderness Adventures Before Classes Begin

“Leave the cell phones behind and welcome to your next adventure!” shouts one of the 19 student-leaders for this year’s Freshmen Wilderness Experience Program at UM. On Aug. 19 UM welcomed its...

UM campus

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM students sit on a rock above the M on Mount Sentinel

UM Offers First Certificate Program for Health Coaching in Montana

Curry Health Center has partnered with UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance to offer the first certificate program in the state for health coaching. The Health Behavior Coach...

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