The UM School of Music presents the 12th annual Pianissimo! concerts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. This year, Pianissimo! goes to the movies with arrangements of your favorite and most familiar music from movies of all genres. This high-energy show boasts over 25 of Missoula’s best known pianists and UM students performing on five pianos for your entertainment! A not-to-be-missed Missoula original!
Mark L. Sheldon, a 40-year resident of Hong Kong and a Chinese studies academic at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will share his experiences and analysis of recent developments in Hong Kong’s civil society uprising against the proposed extradition law, the broader issues of Hong Kong’s pan-democratic social movement and responses from the Hong Kong government and establishment parties. This presentation will be made within the context of a variety of ongoing difficulties in US-China relations.
This is an interdisciplinary panel on death, dying and grief in conjunction with Missoula’s Festival of Remembrance and co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute, the Graduate School, and the Institute of Health and Humanities. This event is free and open to the public.
- Greg Gallo, Open Way Sangha, Chaplain, Hospice of Missoula;
- Rabbi Mark Kula, University of Montana Hillel/Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman;
- Dr. Shandin Pete, professor, Salish Kootenai College;
- Dr. Kimber McKay, UM professor of anthropology;
- Dr. Ruth Vanita, UM professor of global religions and humanities;
- Shalom Kristanugraha, graduate student in environmental philosophy;
- Dr. Bernadette Sweeney, UM professor of English.
Try AquaHIIT Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Grizzly Pool. This class is open to the public.
AquaHIIT is an intense 45-minute, full-body workout. It blends on-deck and in-water exercises with both traditional and specialized equipment. Aquatic training boosts endurance and reduces impact on joints due to water’s buoyancy. Water also offers consistent resistance in every direction, making this class uniquely challenging and invigorating.
Fitness punch cards purchased at the Fitness & Recreation Center can be redeemed at the Grizzly Pool for this class, or patrons can purchase punch cards (1, 10, or 30 punches) at the Grizzly Pool that can only be redeemed for AquaHIIT classes. Register the day of the class on the online registration portal. This class is open to the public. For more information, contact Fitness Programs at (406) 243-2833.
Instructors are certified through Speedo Fit training courses. Goggles and aqua shoes recommended.
The FWEunion is for anybody and everybody that is interested in becoming involved with the Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE). Whether you’re thinking about becoming a FWE leader, gunning for a coordinator position or you just want to catch up with people, please join in! There will be info and dates for FWE 2020, photos and alumni speakers. This will be a potluck, so please bring a snack or dish to share.
Where: UM Flat 633 S. 5th St. E.
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Who: Everybody! Even if you’ve never participated in FWE before, come join us!
The University of Montana’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites the public to its fall semester planetarium shows in the Payne Family Native American Center Star Gazing Room. Shows are on Friday evenings from 6 to 7 pm and from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Shows often sell out in advance. If interested in a particular show, please purchase your tickets using the links found beneath each show date. Tickets are not sold at the door.
Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the show, as the planetarium entrance will be closed once the show begins. Due to safety concerns in navigating the dark room we are unable to admit people after a show begins.
Each public program takes a tour of the current night skies of Missoula, pointing out noteworthy objects, constellations, planets or upcoming events visible in the night sky. The show will then shift to an engaging topic chosen by that evening’s presenter. Topics could range from a focus on unique night sky phenomena, our solar system and its exploration, extrasolar planets found within the Milky Way, stellar groupings in our galaxy, or large scale patterns of the universe as a whole. See below for a full list of the scheduled programs.
Fall 2019 show dates:
- Sept. 12: Presenter Mark Reiser
- Sept 26: Loren Spencer will present “Cruising Through Space”
- Oct. 10: Presenter Nate McCrady
- Oct. 24: Chris Totzauer will present “The Sun-Earth Connection: Space Weather and Solar Storms”
- Nov. 7
- Nov. 21: Presenter Nate McCrady
- Dec. 5