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 firstname.lastname@example.org.