The University of Montana

Edward O'Brien

An 11-story building sounds fairly tall, right? It feels even taller when you're on top of one looking down.

Missoula firefighters spent a few hours using the University of Montana's 11-story Aber Hall dormitory this week for their monthly training exercise.
MFD Captain Chad Kidd says the crew used the estimated 110-foot dorm to practice  "High Angle Rescue Techniques":

Christopher Allen

On a blustery, rainy afternoon, several Montana dignitaries gathered just offshore of the Clark Fork River today to officially break ground on construction of the Missoula College’s new site.

Officials expect construction of the $32 million project to last about two years, after nearly eight years of planning and some controversy. College officials considered several other sites, including the 90-year-old university golf course, before funding complications and public protest forced them to look elsewhere.

Edward O'Brien

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom presented the annual "State of the University" address today.

3/30/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Nicole Bradley Browning, professor in the University of Montana's School of Theater and Dance, about the 2014 American College Dance Festival Association's Northwest Conference, taking place Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - Saturday, April 05, 2014 at the University of Montana-Missoula.

Royce Engstrom

Mar 18, 2014

3/18/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" As the changes in knowledge, technology, and economic systems accelerate, does higher education still matter? Can it help us all? University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says "yes." 

Sally Mauk

Falling rocks and snow slides have prompted University of Montana officials to close Mount Sentinel until further notice. Much of the east side of Campus Drive has also been closed to vehicle parking because of the danger of rockslides. The drive itself remains open to moving traffic. Here's a link for campus safety updates:

http://umt.edu/safety/alerts/default.php

UM Opera Theater & UM Symphony present The Legend of Orpheus. This romantic valentine of immortal love is a Baroque pastiche: some of the most beautiful vocal music of Monteverdi, Purcell, Gluck and Handel has been arranged and given an English text, to tell the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Produced by Missoula Community Theater. Performances at MCT:

  • Feb 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb 15 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at MCT box office: 728-PLAY

Sally Mauk

As we reported earlier this week, the University of Montana must find another 9 million dollars to cut in the coming year - on top of the 6 million cut from this year's budget. President Royce Engstrom outlined the need for the cuts - and potential  money-saving steps - in a campuswide letter this week.

While our bitter cold spell is delaying today's scheduled opening of Missoula's Snowbowl ski area, tomorrow's big FCS playoff football game between the University of Montana Grizzlies and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will go on as scheduled.

The temperature at kickoff could be below zero, with an even more frigid wind chill.

For the last several years, Robert Stubblefield has invited me to talk about The Write Question with students in one of the classes he teaches at the University of Montana. We talk about specific programs, which, if students have done their homework assignments, they've listened to. Then I answer questions about the process of reading, interviewing, and creating programs for radio and the Web.

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