The Mansfield Library’s Diversity Committee curated a photographic display of past Kyiyo celebrations to celebrate the Kyiyo Powwow. These photos were donated to the Archives and Special Collections by Chris Roberts, a powwow photographer and founding Kyiyo member. Come see the display on the main floor lobby of the library during the month of April.
The Lambda Alliance has curated a display highlighting visibility and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and asexual communities at UM. UM Pride is a two-day annual celebration of LGBTQ-identified folks on campus. It is filled with lots of fun, learning and community. UM Pride will take place on April 25-26. For more information, visit http://www.umt.edu/pride. Come see the display during the month of April.
This display celebrates the 2019 edition of UM’s Oval Magazine. The Oval, UM’s undergraduate literary magazine, provides a forum for artists, poets, and writers to submit, publish, and share their work. The Oval strives to provide a fresh outlet for new and young artists to express themselves, their ideas and passions to the world through the medium of print. Come see the display in the large exhibit cases on the main floor of the Mansfield Library lobby.
The Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration unifies all Native Americans from across the nation in an event full of dancing, singing and sharing of stories. The celebration is a time to preserve the rich heritage of Native Americans and renew the thoughts of the old traditions. This student-run celebration is UM’s largest diversity event.
Grand entry times are:
- 7 p.m. Friday, April 19
- noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20
General admission is $5 per session or $12 for a weekend pass. Children under 6 and seniors over 65 are admitted for free.
Learn more at http://hs.umt.edu/kyiyo/kyiyoPowWow/default.php.
Join students from UM’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law for events each day this week in celebration of 2019 Indian Law Week April 15-19. The theme of the week is “Together We Rise: Tribal Movements for Protecting the Sacred and Promoting Justice” and each day focuses on a different topic. All events free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, April 19: ICWA Compliance and Best Interest
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Law School Room 215: CLE Presentation.
- 1 p.m., Law School Second Floor Commons: Honoring of Mary Francis Garrigus.
- 1:30 p.m., Law School Room 215: Indian Law Section Meeting.
- 2 p.m., Law School Room 101: Screening of “Blood Memory.”
Friday’s events are co-sponsored by InPsych/Indians into Psychology at the University of Montana.
Kick up your heels, enjoy the spring weather and have some fun! You deserve it. As part of UM Employee Appreciation Week, Campus Recreation is offering a host of free activities to hardworking UM faculty and staff.
- Get moving in free group fitness classes.* Find the current fitness class schedule on the Campus Recreation website, on the Campus Recreation mobile app (App Store/Google Play) or posted in the Fitness & Recreation Center.
- Join the free spikeball tourney hosted by Intramural Sports on Wed., April 17, from 4-8 p.m. on the Oval. Sign up at imleagues.com/umontana by April 16. Walk-up registration accepted the day of the event.
- Gear up for bike season! Gain hands-on experience at a free bike maintenance clinic at the Outdoor Program on Tues., April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. or bring your bike into the ODP do-it-yourself workshop anytime during Employee Appreciation Week at no charge.
- Hit a free large bucket of balls at the UM Golf Course driving range.
This offer is open to non-student UM employees with valid Griz Cards.
*Pilates reformer, AquaHIIT, and Active for Life not included.
UM School of Art graduate ceramist student Ryan Caldwell and Missoula College’s Big Sky Culinary Institute graduating class have teamed up to offer a night of Montana inspired appetizers showcased and plated on Ryan’s thoughtful pottery creations. Join us for a tasty evening of art and celebrate Montana’s bounty. Tickets available at Missoula College Cashier’s office or at the Blackfoot Cafe. Call for more information.
Join the University Center Student Involvement Network for an 80s Prom Murder Mystery Party!
There’s been a murder at the Mayhem High senior prom!
From the preppie to the nerd, the jock to the mathlete, all are suspected although only one is to blame. Can you find the culprit in this interactive night of neon madness?
Come dressed in your 80s best for snacks, prizes and a totally tubular time!
Be sure to register by April 12 to ensure your spot!
$10 for University of Montana Students
$20 for Community members
For questions, please contact Karen Schlatter at 406-243-4191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creative Writing Program at UM welcomes Abi Maxwell, the author of the novels “Lake People” and the forthcoming “The Den.”
A graduate of UM’s MFA program in fiction, Maxwell returned to her home state of New Hampshire where she lives with her family and works in her local library.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune described “Lake People” as “skillfully executed…Redolent of the secrets that haunt small-town life…Suggests comparison to authors like Marilynne Robinson and Alice Munro.” Maxwell “turns experiences into myths and locales into symbols,” said Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley. In a starred review, Booklist says “The Den” is “a deeply satisfying, haunting work of literary fiction. Driven by characters who are uniformly engaging and beautifully realized, it is not to be missed.” “Abi Maxwell’s The Den braids and weaves history with now, always through the lenses of wide-eyed longing and rebellion and desire in this story of sisters,” according to Susan Straight, author of “Between Heaven and Here.”
The nine individuals who attempted to assassinate our nation’s presidents—successful or otherwise—are portrayed with passion and pathos in Stephen Sondheim’s seminal musical, the winner of multiple Tony awards. Set against the backdrop of a twisted metaphysical carnival game with the prize being the American Dream itself, Assassins forces us to confront our culture (or cult?) of celebrity and the sometimes violent means though which it is pursued.
- $20, General Public
- $16, Seniors (60+)/Students (with any student ID)
- $10, Children 12 and under