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UM seminar aids resource-protection managers from developing world

UM seminar aids resource-protection managers from developing world

Sudi Bamulesewa, a Ugandan working for USAID, is surprised by the United States government’s focus on and attention to managing protected areas.

July 12, 2012 6:10 amLoading…
State Department visits Missoula to discuss student exchange programs

State Department visits Missoula to discuss student exchange programs

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom has said he wants 75 percent of the school’s undergraduate students to study abroad by 2020.

July 05, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…
Missoula Dairy Queen co-owner gives $2M for UM scholarships

Missoula Dairy Queen co-owner gives $2M for UM scholarships

MISSOULA — Part of why Jim Auger loves coming to work at the Dairy Queen on South Higgins Avenue is because of the work ethic of the Missoula teenagers he employs.

June 26, 2012 7:33 amLoading…
UM administrators' contracts provide big payouts if not renewed

UM administrators' contracts provide big payouts if not renewed

MISSOULA — With the recent shakeup in University of Montana President Royce Engstrom’s cabinet, several top-paid administrators will continue to receive their full annual salaries for the next year – despite performing few or none of their previous duties.

June 24, 2012 8:33 am Photos

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Crews finishing last sidewalks in Lolo to create safer school routes

Crews finishing last sidewalks in Lolo to create safer school routes

LOLO – All that remains on the to-do list is an unfinished curb along the west side of U.S. Highway 93 and several sections of unfinished sidewalks on a side street.

June 15, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…

David Aronofsky, UM's top lawyer, to retire at year's end

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom announced Thursday that David Aronofsky, the university’s chief legal counsel for the past 18 years, will retire at the end of 2012.

June 14, 2012 2:16 pmLoading…
UM Vice President Duringer to retire at end of year

UM Vice President Duringer to retire at end of year

MISSOULA — Bob Duringer, the University of Montana financial vice president who orchestrated much of the campus' substantial recent construction but was no stranger to public criticism, will retire at the end of the calendar year.

June 13, 2012 9:11 amLoading…
UM Vice President Duringer to retire at end of year

UM Vice President Duringer to retire at end of year

Bob Duringer, the University of Montana financial vice president who orchestrated much of the campus’ substantial recent construction but was no stranger to public criticism, will retire at the end of the calendar year.

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UM to find way to fund veterans' summer tuition

MISSOULA — More than a dozen veterans enrolled in summer classes at the University of Montana who were notified a week into the semester that their tuition assistance had been cut can rest — and study — at ease.

June 12, 2012 6:12 amLoading…
Fired Griz football coach Pflugrad gets more money from UM

Fired Griz football coach Pflugrad gets more money from UM

MISSOULA — Former University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad will receive $44,500 for lost income in addition to his salary and benefits through the end of his contract according to a recent settlement reached between the coach and the Montana University System.

June 11, 2012 12:27 pmLoading…

Veterans told summer tuition not covered at University of Montana

Nineteen University of Montana veterans enrolled in summer school learned a week into classes that the university, through the Yellow Ribbon Program, wouldn’t cover their tuition as previously promised.

June 10, 2012 8:33 pmLoading…

Missoula's Lewis and Clark Elementary may adopt International Baccalaureate program

Hellgate High School won’t welcome its first cohort of students into the new International Baccalaureate program until fall, and yet discussions about implementing the same curriculum in Missoula elementary schools has already begun.

June 08, 2012 5:45 am Related Loading…

Crews extinguish blaze at former mill site in Bonner

MISSOULA -- Fire crews were able to contain a blaze early Sunday in a building already undergoing demolition on the Stimson Lumber Co. site in Bonner.

June 03, 2012 2:32 pmLoading…

Regents back name change for MSUB College of Technology, 5 other schools

The Montana Board of Regents expressed support Thursday for changing the names of four of the state’s five colleges of technology and two-year programs, balking only at the suggested Great Falls College.

May 25, 2012 7:41 am Related Loading…
Focus on sex assault reports concerns UM enrollment official; spring total down

Focus on sex assault reports concerns UM enrollment official; spring total down

University of Montana administrators are concerned about how the spotlight on the school’s handling of sexual assault reports over the past six months will affect enrollment numbers next fall.

May 18, 2012 6:30 am Related Loading…

Focus on sex assault reports concerns UM enrollment official; spring total down

University of Montana administrators are concerned about how the spotlight on the school’s handling of sexual assault reports over the past six months will affect enrollment numbers next fall.

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Late summer streamflows decreasing in western U.S., UM study says

A University of Montana study published this week in the international journal Climate Change discovered that late-summer streamflows have decreased in the western United States over the past half century because of higher air temperatures and earlier spring runoff.

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65-year-old student graduates after starting at UM in 1965

65-year-old student graduates after starting at UM in 1965

Roughly four decades after first attending a class on the University of Montana campus, 65-year-old Bob Johnson sat down earlier this year to fill out his application for graduation.

May 12, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

UM president orders Breathalyzer tests for Foresters' Ball attendees

MISSOULA -- University of Montana President Royce Engstrom wants everyone who attends next year's Foresters' Ball to take a Breathalyzer test at the door.

May 11, 2012 8:19 amLoading…
UM president orders Breathalyzer tests for Foresters' Ball attendees

UM president orders Breathalyzer tests for Foresters' Ball attendees

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom wants everyone who attends next year’s Foresters’ Ball to take a Breathalyzer test at the door.

May 11, 2012 6:15 am Photos

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Expert says Montana higher education's quality, affordability holding strong

Montana's higher education system has done well the last decade by managing to keep tuition down compared to other schools across the country while still providing a quality education.

May 02, 2012 6:15 amLoading…
Professor's adventures continue to inspire after death

Professor's adventures continue to inspire after death

Last summer, when Sam Schmidt was in the middle of a 130-mile bike race and questioned whether she could pedal any farther, she thought of Scott Woods.

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Montana universities look for ways to prepare oil-field work force

MISSOULA -- With oil drilling in Eastern Montana and North Dakota generating thousands of new jobs, the Montana University System is trying to figure out how to get involved in the boom.

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Fired UM athletic director O'Day to get extra year of pay

Fired UM athletic director O'Day to get extra year of pay

The price tag on the University of Montana's recent high-profile dismissals has gone up.

April 18, 2012 6:19 amLoading…
Jim O'Day: Former UM athletic director to get extra year of pay after firing

Jim O'Day: Former UM athletic director to get extra year of pay after firing

The price tag on the University of Montana’s recent high-profile dismissals has gone up.While former UM athletic director Jim O’Day’s contract expires on June 30, 2012, the Montana University System has agreed to pay his salary and benefits for the next 14 1/2 months.

April 18, 2012 6:15 am Related Loading…
Missoula school board mum on Apostle's departure, despite public pleas

Missoula school board mum on Apostle's departure, despite public pleas

Despite overwhelming cries from the public to retain Missoula County Public School District Superintendent Alex Apostle, the school board trustees didn’t utter a word about their leader’s possible departure during their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

April 11, 2012 6:15 am Related Loading…

UM College of Technology faculty, staff struggle to choose new name

Faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Montana College of Technology are trying to find consensus on a new name for the school.

April 07, 2012 9:41 amLoading…
Lights will now be a permanent fixture at Washington-Grizzly Stadium

Lights will now be a permanent fixture at Washington-Grizzly Stadium

On a beautiful Thursday in Missoula, hikers climbing to the "M" on Mount Sentinel got more entertainment than they bargained for.

April 06, 2012 12:03 pm Photos

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Firing Pflugrad, O'Day will cost UM at least $147,000

Firing Pflugrad, O'Day will cost UM at least $147,000

At the very least, the University of Montana will owe more than $100,000 to former athletic director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad for the time remaining on their contracts.

April 05, 2012 6:10 am Related Loading…
Firing football coach Pflugrad, AD O'Day will cost UM at least $147K

Firing football coach Pflugrad, AD O'Day will cost UM at least $147K

At the very least, the University of Montana will owe more than $100,000 to former athletic director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad for the time remaining on their contracts.

April 05, 2012 6:00 am Photos

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Fired UM athletic director takes in Final Four with Griz boosters

Fired UM athletic director takes in Final Four with Griz boosters

MISSOULA -- The same day that University of Montana athletic director Jim O'Day was fired, he got on a plane and flew to New Orleans to watch the Final Four with a handful of Griz boosters.

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Fired UM athletic director takes in Final Four with Griz boosters

Fired UM athletic director takes in Final Four with Griz boosters

The same day that University of Montana athletic director Jim O’Day was fired, he got on a plane and flew to New Orleans to watch the Final Four with a handful of Griz boosters.

April 03, 2012 6:10 am Related Loading…

State's college students bearing weight of more debt

College students have a lot of things to look forward to this summer, but swelling college debt isn’t one of them.

April 01, 2012 8:15 amLoading…

Social media full of frustration over high-profile firings at UM

The Internet has been inundated with opinions about this week's high-profile firings of University of Montana athletic director Jim O'Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad, and most of those comments reflect frustration.

March 30, 2012 10:30 pmLoading…
Griz AD, football coach firings bring frustrations online

Griz AD, football coach firings bring frustrations online

The Internet has been inundated with opinions about this week’s high-profile firings of University of Montana athletic director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad, and most of those comments reflect a frustration.

March 30, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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UM children’s science center looks to expand into Missoula Mercantile Building

The interactive children’s science center spectrUM, located on the University of Montana campus, wants to move and expand its operations into the Missoula Mercantile Building downtown.

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Search for director of UM Native American Research Lab brings controversy

Search for director of UM Native American Research Lab brings controversy

Michael Ceballos began a recent presentation in the tongue of the Tohono O'odham Tribe, rattling off the names of his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

March 19, 2012 6:15 amLoading…

Educators must understand emerging technology, UM speaker says

When it comes to online education, Dorothy said it best in “The Wizard of Oz.”

March 10, 2012 7:30 amLoading…

UM seeks $47M to build new College of Technology on golf course

The University of Montana plans to ask state lawmakers at the 2013 legislative session for the entire $47 million it would cost to build a new College of Technology on the University Golf Course.

March 08, 2012 6:19 amLoading…

UM council sees more work to be done on diversity

On a walk across campus, the University of Montana may not appear all that diverse.

March 07, 2012 6:44 amLoading…
UM president: Foresters' Ball will change or be canceled

UM president: Foresters' Ball will change or be canceled

MISSOULA -- The future of the 95-year-old Foresters' Ball rests on the ability of University of Montana forestry students to outline changes that will make the traditionally raucous party more of an educational and family-friendly event, the university's president says.

February 22, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Gutsche files for Public Service Commission

MISSOULA -- Incumbent Democrat Gail Gutsche of Missoula on Tuesday filed for re-election to the state's Public Service Commission.

February 21, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…

Teenagers' anti-bullying work earns invite from Lady Gaga's foundation

MISSOULA -- Someone pinch Tyler Tschida.

February 21, 2012 6:15 amLoading…

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