UM School of Journalism Celebrates Centennial

September 17, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Journalism will celebrate 100 years with a lineup of events Friday through Monday, Sept. 26-29, aligned with UM’s Homecoming Week. About 300 alumni are expected to return to campus for the special events, and the School of Journalism invites the media to attend. 

“I’ve heard a lot about our alumni since I arrived,” new UM School of Journalism Dean Larry Abramson said. “Now I finally get to meet the people who helped build this great school. I can’t wait.”

UM School of Journalism alumnus Mayor John Engen will be the master of ceremonies for the All-Alumni and Friends Party on Friday night. The Alumni Showcase at 9:30 a.m. features Thomas Nybo ’95, international photojournalist, reporter and documentary filmmaker; Nate Schweber ’01, freelance writer and reporter for The New York Times and Al-Jazeera; Elyse Hughes ’06, production coordinator for PBS’s “Finding Your Roots,” and other distinguished alumni.  

The schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 26

  • All day – Don Anderson Hall Open House.
  • 8 a.m.-4p.m. – Check-In, Don Anderson Hall First Floor.
  • 9:30-11 a.m. – Centennial Alumni Showcase, Don Anderson Hall Rooms 210/316.
  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Don Anderson Hall, Stone Hall, KBGA and KUFM Tours, meet in Don Anderson Hall First Floor Lobby.
  • 3 p.m. – All Deans Tribute, Don Anderson Hall Room 210.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Charlie Hood Distinguished Alumnus Ceremony, Don Anderson Hall Room 201.
  • 4 p.m. – Dean Stone Dedication & special unveiling, Don Anderson Hall Room 201.
  • 7 p.m. – All-Alumni and Friends Party, UM Adams Center.

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • 9 a.m. – Homecoming Parade, Downtown Missoula.
  • 11 a.m. – Tailgate Party, Don Anderson Hall Lawn.
  • 1 p.m. – UM vs. Northern Colorado Football Game, Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
  • 7 p.m. – Kaimin Reunion Party, Holiday Inn Downtown.

Monday, Sept. 29

  • 7 p.m. – Distinguished T. Anthony Pollner Lecture: Bill Glaberson, “News in the Age of Snowden: What Investigations of Leaks to Reporters Tell Us about the World,” University Center Theater.

For more information call UM School of Journalism Communication and Events Coordinator Julia Cummings at 406-243-4366 or email


Contact: Julia Cummings, UM School of Journalism communication and events coordinator, 406-243-4366,