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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…
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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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 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…

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.

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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 5:55 amLoading…

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.

May 17, 2012 6:16 amLoading…
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…

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.

April 19, 2012 6:08 amLoading…
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…

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 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.

April 03, 2012 10:24 amLoading…

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…
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…

Montana college students to meet on sexual assault prevention

MISSOULA — College students from across the state have organized a statewide forum about sexual assault prevention.

February 17, 2012 10:45 amLoading…

UM class brainstorms ideas for zero-tolerance message on sexual assaults

Gather a group of University of Montana students in a room and they have a lot to say about recent reports of sexual assaults on and off the Missoula campus.

February 15, 2012 6:39 amLoading…

UM students fear drunken misbehavior could end Foresters' Ball

MISSOULA — It’s hard to imagine doing away with a 95-year-old tradition, but that’s what some University of Montana students fear may happen to the popular chainsaw-slinging, jitterbug-swinging event known as the Foresters’ Ball.

February 13, 2012 11:53 amLoading…
Land once slated for Bitterroot Resort to be sold at auction

Land once slated for Bitterroot Resort to be sold at auction

MISSOULA -- The land that Tom Maclay once imagined as large-scale ski resort is set for sale at auction less than two weeks from now.

February 09, 2012 2:20 pmLoading…

UM to consider requiring employees to report sex assaults on students

The University of Montana will consider a mandatory reporting policy for employees notified of a sexual assault involving a student.

February 07, 2012 9:10 pmLoading…

University of Montana faculty at odds with state over pay raises

During an open forum on the University of Montana campus recently, a professor asked new Commissioner of Higher Education Clay Christian whether his appointment would help or hurt the faculty’s contract negotiations with the state.

February 05, 2012 8:15 amLoading…

UM-based research unit gets grant to study wolf mortality

The University of Montana will soon study how wolf deaths affect pack stability and population growth.

January 27, 2012 2:19 pm Related

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Higher education chief emphasizes 'unified' college system, efficiency

MISSOULA  -- Clayton Christian, the state's new commissioner of higher education, stressed the importance of a unified Montana University System at a Missoula forum on Wednesday.

January 26, 2012 11:20 amLoading…

UM president says school has 'legal, ethical obligation' to investigate assaults

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom drew a full house downtown last week when he discussed UM’s investigation into a series of sex assaults involving students.

January 26, 2012 6:37 amLoading…
UM study links climate change, decline in songbird populations

UM study links climate change, decline in songbird populations

MISSOULA -- A decline in snow at high elevations has led to shrinking songbird populations in the mountains of northern Arizona, a new study by two University of Montana scientists found.

January 24, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

Regents to address sex assault issues throughout Montana University System

The Montana Board of Regents wants to address sexual-assault issues on all of the state's university and colleges campuses following a spate of incidents — and an ongoing investigation — at the University of Montana.

January 20, 2012 5:56 amLoading…
Missoula competitor crowned Miss Rodeo Montana

Missoula competitor crowned Miss Rodeo Montana

MISSOULA -- Mariah Rys-Sikora is proud to bring the Miss Rodeo Montana title west of the Continental Divide.

January 18, 2012 1:15 pmLoading…

Regents likely to pay higher education commissioner $283K salary

MISSOULA — The Montana Board of Regents is likely to vote this week to hire the state’s next commissioner of higher education at an annual salary of $283,300.

January 17, 2012 7:35 pmLoading…
Critics question short search for new higher ed commissioner

Critics question short search for new higher ed commissioner

Over Christmas break, it took the Montana Board of Regents only a week to identify, interview and announce the next commissioner of higher education.

January 16, 2012 12:15 pm Related

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Report says UM creates 74% of college athletics ticket sales statewide

The University of Montana is responsible for 74 percent of the $7 million generated in Montana during fiscal year 2011 through the sale of tickets to college sporting events.

January 13, 2012 6:07 amLoading…

UM College of Technology hopes renaming will change perceptions

On Monday morning, University of Montana College of Technology Dean Barry Good submitted his plan for future changes and rebranding at the two-year school.

January 10, 2012 11:30 amLoading…
Occupy Missoula protesters set Sunday as decision day on pulling up stakes

Occupy Missoula protesters set Sunday as decision day on pulling up stakes

When will the big green tent on the Missoula County Courthouse lawn, which for the past several months has symbolized the Occupy Missoula encampment, come down?

January 07, 2012 11:14 amLoading…

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