Jan
28
Tue
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism Tickets
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism

Want to learn how to produce compelling, code-based data visualizations like ones you’ve seen in the New York Times? In this two-day workshop, Montana Free Press data reporter Eric Dietrich will guide you through the workflow he uses to clean, visualize and annotate data to produce eye-catching graphics using Google Sheets, Adobe Illustrator and the code-based visualization tool Vega.

Celebrating Black History Montana: Of Ebony Embers by the Core Ensemble @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrating Black History Montana: Of Ebony Embers by the Core Ensemble @ Music Recital Hall

Join us for a chamber ensemble celebrating the lives of the great African-American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas.

Jan
29
Wed
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism Tickets
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism

Want to learn how to produce compelling, code-based data visualizations like ones you’ve seen in the New York Times? In this two-day workshop, Montana Free Press data reporter Eric Dietrich will guide you through the workflow he uses to clean, visualize and annotate data to produce eye-catching graphics using Google Sheets, Adobe Illustrator and the code-based visualization tool Vega.

Jan
31
Fri
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space Tickets
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space

The 17th annual concert features performers and choreographers who will be attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) scheduled for March at Gonzaga University. The Benefit Concert features choreographers’ work slated to be performed at this year’s ACDA and adjudicated by nationally and internationally renowned dance artists and critics. Tickets will be at the door, with a suggested donation of $5-10, with more gratefully accepted.

Feb
1
Sat
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space Tickets
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space

The 17th annual concert features performers and choreographers who will be attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) scheduled for March at Gonzaga University. The Benefit Concert features choreographers’ work slated to be performed at this year’s ACDA and adjudicated by nationally and internationally renowned dance artists and critics. Tickets will be at the door, with a suggested donation of $5-10, with more gratefully accepted.

Feb
5
Wed
Communication and Artistic Expression Lunch and Curriculum Speed-Dating @ Don Anderson Hall 101 Tickets
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Communication and Artistic Expression Lunch and Curriculum Speed-Dating @ Don Anderson Hall 101

Join the Communication and Artistic Expression Community of Excellence for lunch and curriculum speed-dating. Connect with new friends and colleagues over shared interests. All are welcome! Please rsvp by Friday, January 31.

Feb
11
Tue
Free Concert: Top Brass @ Music Recital Hall - School of Music Tickets
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm
Free Concert: Top Brass @ Music Recital Hall - School of Music

Come hear the best brass ensembles that UM has to offer in this new annual event. Groups to perform include Celebration Brass, Horn Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the new UM Brass Choir.

Admission is free to all.

Feb
14
Fri
John Ruffatto Memorial Award Deadline @ College of Business Tickets
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm
John Ruffatto Memorial Award Deadline @ College of Business

All UM tenure-track faculty are eligible to be nominated for and receive the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, which will be presented during the University’s Week of Excellence.
The $3,500 award was established to encourage and reward UM faculty who impart practical, applicable principles into their classroom presentation. When Ruffatto, a retired Missoula financial consultant, and his friends and colleagues created the award in 1990, they did so to solidify the interdependent relationship between local businesses and the University of Montana.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020, to the John Ruffatto Memorial Award Selection Committee, c/o Lyndsay Holcomb, College of Business, Gallagher Business Building room 376 or electronically to lyndsay.holcomb@mso.umt.edu.
Applicants must have gained practical knowledge in their teaching specialty through involvement with a Montana enterprise and/or through their work as a consultant. Successful applicants will demonstrate how this practical experience was brought into the classroom and how the students benefited.
Application requirements:
• Completed nomination form
• Completed supporting information form
• Three letters of support (for example, from businesses, students, or former students, academic deans, or chairs). Letter writers are asked to include a phone number at which they may be reached.
• Brief, succinct supporting materials or exhibits.
• Brief resume (two pages or less).
• A cover letter.
You may also view this information and download materials on the site for this award here:
https://www.business.umt.edu/faculty-staff/john-ruffatto-memorial-award.php

Feb
18
Tue
Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm
Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen @ Music Recital Hall

French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about 400 of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the transformative power of music even in the most dire circumstances.

Feb
23
Sun
Lecture/Performance: ‘Portrait of Beethoven’ featuring the String Orchestra of the Rockies @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Lecture/Performance: 'Portrait of Beethoven' featuring the String Orchestra of the Rockies @ Music Recital Hall

The String Orchestra of the Rockies celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth as we explore the artistry and life of one of the greatest composers of all time. This special lecture-performance features UM faculty member and SOR musician, cellist Dr. Adam Collins, whose popular MOLLI lecture series on Beethoven at UM was sold-out last season! During the evening’s concert, Adam will present a mini-lecture on Beethoven that will be followed by a performance of his Opus 18 #4 string quartet arranged for string orchestra. Learn about the life of this fascinating composer, as well as his compositional techniques, and hear musical examples performed by the SOR in this unique musical format. Our program also includes the lyrical “Elgar Serenade for Strings,” a favorite of musicians and audiences for its beautiful sweeping melodies. A special performance-lecture program not to be missed! For more information about the SOR including the season concerts and guest artists, please visit our website: www.sormt.org. For tickets, visit: www.griztix.com.